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6 May Family Fun Day

The next Our Voice Family Fun day takes place on: 

Sunday 6th May 2.30 to 4.30 pm at Russet House School, Autumn Close, Enfield, EN1 4JA 

 These monthly play sessions are for children and young people with special needs /disabilities living in Enfield, and their families, and provide an opportunity for the whole family to spend time together in a fun and relaxed environment.

Please join us for our family fun days for all our wonderful children!

We are planning lots of fun activities including a bouncy castle, soft play, entertainer and PS4, and hope to make use of the lovely playground.

Sessions are free, but donations are welcomed.

If you have any questions, please contact us on 07516 662315 or email on info@ourvoiceenfield.org.uk

16 Mar Our Voice Parents' Conference

Our Voice Parents’ Conference

 Friday 16th March, 9.30a.m to 1.45 p.m, The Dugdale Centre, Enfield

Our Voice is proud to present our 2018 Parents’ Conference.

Please join us for:

  • Updates from Heads of Departments responsible for services for SEND
  • A choice of tailored workshops led by experts on a range of different SEND-related topics.
  • The opportunity to book 1:1 sessions with professionals to discuss specific issues and concerns you may have.  

We are planning a variety of different workshops to cover different age groups and areas of interest. Our workshops include:

  •  Pre-schoolers and transition to nursery or primary school 
  •  The transition from primary to secondary school
  •  Post 16
  •  Community Nursing, Dietetics and Scan – what they do & how to access
  •  Dyslexia
  •  Sleep training  

Booking will open shortly. If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact us on 07516 662315 or email on info@ourvoiceenfield.org.uk

Download flyer

Download more detailed information 

Download provisional timetable

Download booking form

4 Feb Our Voice Family Fun days

Family Fun days 2018

Please join us for our family fun days for all our wonderful children!

We are planning lots of fun activities including a bouncy castle, soft play, entertainer and PS4.

Sunday 4th February,

Sunday 4th March and

Sunday 6th May

2.30 to 4.30 pm

At: Russet House School, Autumn Close, Enfield,   EN1 4JA

These monthly play sessions are for children and young people with special needs /disabilities living in Enfield, and their families, and provide an opportunity for the whole family to spend time together in a fun and relaxed environment. We are planning lots of fun activities including a bouncy castle, soft play, entertainer and PS4.

Parents are responsible for their own children at all times.

Drop in – no need to book

If you have any questions, please contact us on 07516 662315 or email on info@ourvoiceenfield.org.uk

Sessions are free, but donations are welcomed.

 

6 Feb 2017 Moving on Event - Transition from Children to Adult Services

Transition from Children to Adult Services

In Enfield we recognise that it can be a worrying time when parents/carers of young people with SEND, and young people themselves, start to think about moving into adulthood. You will have many questions, and perhaps you are not sure what happens, or who can help. Enfield Council and its partners are pleased to bring to you a series of events to provide you with all the information you need to ensure that your young person can move into adulthood successfully. The importance of good planning and preparation cannot be emphasised enough, therefore, these events are aimed at parents/carers of young people in Year 9 and above. 

If you are the parent of a child in year 9 and above you are invited to a Parent Information event intended to help with the transition from children's services to adult services, which will take place on 6th February 2017 at the Dugdale Centre Enfield. Please see attached flyer for more details.

downloads/Moving_On_Programme_Flyer_2017.pdf

3 Feb 2017 Education, Health and Care Plan: Helping to Plan Your Child's Future together

The information sessions below are relevant to all parents who have a child/young person who have yet to have their Statement converted to an EHCP, but in particular to Year 9 parents. So please do pass this email onto other parents who you think this would help.
 
 
As you may be be aware the conversion of Year 9 pupils with a Statement to an EHCP will be commencing on 13th February.  
 
It is important for Year 9 parents in particular, to attend one of the free information sessions below, so you know how to prepare and what to expect, to make the conversion process as smooth and successful as possible. You can also ask if any of the staff from your child's school can attend with you, if this is possible.
 
Parents who have previously attended have said it's been one of the most valuable sessions they have been to, so do sign up and go along to make sure you have all the information you need.
 
Date 
Time  Venue 
Weds 25 January 2017
09:45 – 14:30
Ridge Avenue Library
Ridge Avenue
London
N21 2RH
Fri 3 February 2017
18:30 – 20:30
Oaktree School
Chase Side
Southgate
N14 4HN
Thurs 23 February 2017
09:45 – 14:30
Durants School
4 Pitfield Way
Enfield
EN3 5BY
 
If you wish to book a place please email Sarah McLean on sarah.mclean@enfield.gov.uk or call 020 8379 5592 asap as places are limited. 

8 Feb 2016 Pamper and Health Check Session

Our Voice have teamed up with Enfield Carer's Centre to offer you a complimentary pamper session &/or health checks during the day between 10:00 am (though you can arrive at 9:30) and 2.30 pm, on both the 8th and 12th February.

The Carer's Centre can offer 1/2 hour sessions, 4 at a time which naturally, you will need to be book in advance and arrive 15 minutes before your appointment time.

We would like to invite you to have a half hour massage, rest and relaxation, a coffee and cake, and some lunch as well as a chat etc.

You can either come to the Carer's centre directly yourselves, or if you have no means of transport, the Carers' Centre may be able to pick you up if you can't get there.

We do hope you will be able to support us with this initiative and look forward to seeing you there! But do please book ahead by calling the Our Voice number on 07516 662315, or by emailing us at info@ourvoiceenfield.org.uk -  otherwise you may not be able to attend.

22 Oct 2015 Prader- Willi Syndrome Information Session

On behalf of Oaktree Special School Outreach Service, please see attached Prader- Willi Syndrome Information session leaflet. The session is FREE but there are limited places. Parents, teachers, social workers, EPs all welcome. (Please see attached document for further information on this event)
Date: Thursday, 22nd October 2015
Time: 3.30 - 5.30 pm
Venue: Oaktree School
Cost: FREE

To reserve a place please contact Louis Wells the Outreach Coordinator at: Oaktree School on 02084403100 or email them at Outreach@oaktree.enfield.sch.uk 

25 Mar 2015 Information Session on SEN Support

For all Parents/Carers who are concerned about their child's education regardless of whether they have a Statement or not.

How do we help our children achieve their best at nursery and school?

Who is this information session for and what is this about?                            

This session is aimed at any parent/carer who has a child who may need some additional support to ensure their needs are met, in nursery or school. They do not need to have a Statement. The aim of the Information Session will be to:

  • Familiarise yourself with the language used around Special Educational Needs
  • Look at some of the key ways your child can be supported at nursery/school
  • Start to think about what you/your child may want to achieve in the future

 

Date: 25th March 2015
Time: 10am - 12 pm
Venue: Cheviots Children’s Disability Centre, 31 Cheviot Close, Enfield, EN1 3UZ
 
Please call us on 07516 662315 if you have any questions on this session

28 Jan 2015 Understanding Outcomes of the EHC Plan

Event: Understanding Outcomes and the 'All About Me' section A of the Education, Health and Care Plan for parents of Y11, 12, 13, 14 pupils as well as those moving on to Further Education.

Dates, times and venue: 20th January and 28th January (9.45 am - 2.30 pm) at Dugdale Centre, London Rd, Enfield, EN2 6DS

4th February and 24th February (9.45 am - 2.30 pm) at Millfield Arts Centre, Silver Street, N18 1PJ

Who is this work shop for?

This work shop is a MUST for any parents/carers of Year 11 pupils with Statements. However, it is also helpful training for professionals who would like to attend.

Other parents, who haven't got children in Y11, but are interested in attending the training can also book a place on this workshop (Booking details below)

What is it about?

Given the recent changes in the Special Educational Needs Law, the most significant for 30 years, it’s vital for you to understand what you need to do, to ensure a successful conversion of your child’s Statement to an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). This will be happening for Year 11 pupils in the next few months.

To book a place

Please reply to seema.shah@enfield.gov.uk or 020 8351 1318.

 

20 Jan 2015 Understanding Outcomes on the EHC Plan

Event: Understanding Outcomes and the 'All About Me' section A of the Education, Health and Care Plan for parents of Y11, 12, 13, 14 pupils as well as those moving on to Further Education.

Dates, times and venue: 20th January and 28th January (9.45 am - 2.30 pm) at Dugdale Centre, London Rd, Enfield, EN2 6DS

4th February and 24th February (9.45 am - 2.30 pm) at Millfield Arts Centre, Silver Street, N18 1PJ

Who is this work shop for?

This work shop is a MUST for any parents/carers of Year 11 pupils with Statements. However, it is also helpful training for professionals who would like to attend.

Other parents, who haven't got children in Y11, but are interested in attending the training can also book a place on this workshop (Booking details below)

What is it about? 

Given the recent changes in the Special Educational Needs Law, the most significant for 30 years, it’s vital for you to understand what you need to do, to ensure a successful conversion of your child’s Statement to an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). This will be happening for Year 11 pupils in the next few months.

To book a place

Please reply to seema.shah@enfield.gov.uk or 020 8351 13