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  • Alert: Heatwave

    High temperatures both outdoors and indoors may harm children’s health. In the event of a heatwave alert, local authorities will be alerted by the Met Office, and the alert will be more widely publicised. The advice given here.  focuses specifically on children and is provided for…
  • New 'Recovery and Resilience' resource for nurseries and schools

    As we pass the date that marks two years since the Grenfell Tower tragedy, the Bi-borough Educational Psychology Consultation Service (EPCS) has developed a 'Recovery and Resilience' resource booklet for nurseries and schools affected by Grenfell. The booklets provide information and practical advice for staff…
  • 30 Hours Free Childcare Campaign

    The Department for Education (DfE) is launching a campaign to promote and raise awareness of the benefits that using 30 hours childcare can have for working families.  Hear more from families who have benefited from 30 hours here: Family Case Studies Want to find out…
  • Help shape the Caxton Afterschool Club for children with disabilities

    In September Caxton Youth Organisation will be piloting an Afterschool Club for children aged 5-10 who have disabilities. Ahead of that, they are running two consultation events (one in June, and one in July) to engage as many families as possible to help shape the…
  • SEND Events at London Transport Museum

    For seven days every year, London Transport Museum opens its doors outside of usual hours to create a relaxed atmosphere perfect for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).  A these special times, the museum will be quiet and free from…
  • A day to celebrate young carers

    Some children and young people play a significant role supporting a family-member with a disability or who suffer from long-term or severe health problems. This might be  with washing, helping the person to move about, or cooking, shopping and filling their paperwork. Children and young…
  • Teachers of the Deaf launch termly 'Hearing Impairment" newsletter

    Teachers of the Deaf from the Federation of Westminster Special Schools (FWSS) Training and Outreach are delighted to publish the Autumn Term Newsletter for parents/carers of children and young people with hearing loss. This will be the first of their new termly bulletin to share…
  • Changes to Primary School Assessment for Pupils with the Most Complex Needs

    The Department for Education (DfE) has announced that, from 2020, primary school pupils with the most complex needs will have their attainment measured using a new approach better able to reflect their progress.  A limitation of the ‘P scales’, currently used for all students in…
  • Join Our New Employment Pathways Parent Group

    Rachel Edwards, our SEND Employment Pathways Coordinator, invites parents and carers from Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea to join a small Employment Pathways group. The group aims to better understand the experience of young people and their families of the system as it is now…
  • Get parenting support and advice at your local Family Hub

    Children’s Centres have gone through some changes over the last year and we will now be developing three new Family Hubs in Westminster – Churchill Gardens in the south, Queen’s Park in the north west, and Church Street in the north east. These will develop…
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