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27 Oct Trackplay event exclusive to Our Voice and ENAS members Oct 2021

Our half-term Trackplay event is exclusive to members of the Our Voice and ENAS mailing lists. 

Details are on our flyer here

If you are not already on our mailing list, but would like to attend this event, please sign up for our mailing list here or email us at info@ourvoiceenfield.org.uk and ask to join. 

26 Oct Mr Marvel Zoom party for Oct half-term

Our next event for children will be an online party exclusive to Our Voice members only. 

It takes place on Tuesday 26th October from 3.30-4.30 pm, with the ever-popular Mr Marvel, and his magic bunny, lots of interactive games and magic. 

If you are on our mailing list you will receive details of how to book. 

If you are not yet on our mailing list - please email us at info@ourvoiceenfield.org.uk to join.

6 Oct Choosing a Secondary School - for children with additional needs

We are holding an important Zoom session jointly with SENDIASS and the Enfield SEN Team, looking at the transfer to secondary school, next year. This is particularly aimed at the parents of children who are currently in year 6 but may also be useful for parents of children in year 5 or below who are starting to think about their child's Secondary School Options. 

There will be two sessions: 

Wednesday 29th September 10.30 am to 12 noon - book here

Wednesday 6th October - 1 pm to 2.30 pm - book here 

These are for parents who want more information on choosing a secondary school for children with additional needs and expressing your preferences for children who have an EHCP (Education Health Care Plan). 

We will discuss the process, how you can get information about secondary schools and what to look out for when making decisions. 

For more information see our flyer.

We are aware that parents/carers of children with an EHCP need to submit their forms by Friday 15th October (and those without an EHCP by the 30th October). 

If you are unsure of the process or need some guidance we strongly urge you to attend these information sessions to help you make informed choices, as well as going along to open days at Secondary Schools if you can (dates here). 

4 Oct Vaccinations info and Q&A

This online event will update us on Covid-19 vaccinations for 12-15-year-olds and boosters for parent carers. 

The Zoom session takes place on Monday 4th October from 11 am to 12 noon. 

For more details see our flyer here

The event is free but places must be pre-booked on Eventbrite here

You might also like to use this guide to the vaccination and this easy read guide to help you in talking to your child about the vaccination.  

29 Sep Choosing a Secondary School - for children with additional needs

We are holding an important Zoom session jointly with SENDIASS and the Enfield SEN Team, looking at the transfer to secondary school, next year. This is particularly aimed at the parents of children who are currently in year 6 but may also be useful for parents of children in year 5 or below who are starting to think about their child's Secondary School Options. 

There will be two sessions: 

Wednesday 29th September 10.30 am to 12 noon - book here

Wednesday 6th October - 1 pm to 2.30 pm - book here 

These are for parents who want more information on choosing a secondary school for children with additional needs and expressing your preferences for children who have an EHCP (Education Health Care Plan). 

We will discuss the process, how you can get information about secondary schools and what to look out for when making decisions. 

For more information see our flyer.

We are aware that parents/carers of children with an EHCP need to submit their forms by Friday 15th October (and those without an EHCP by the 30th October). 

If you are unsure of the process or need some guidance we strongly urge you to attend these information sessions to help you make informed choices, as well as going along to open days at Secondary Schools if you can (dates here). 

12 Aug Positive Behaviour Support - Our Voice Videoconference for Parents

Book now for our Positive Behaviour Support webinar from 1 pm to 2.30 pm. on Thursday 12th August.

This free webinar looks at how parents and carers can use Positive Behaviour Support to help manage challenging behaviours at home during this exceptionally challenging time.

For full details see our flyer 

Book your place here

10 Aug Cuppa and Chat (evening session)

Our next evening 'Cuppa and Chat' session will be on Tuesday 10th August 8.30 - 9.30  pm 

These informal online sessions give parents and carers of children with Special Needs and Disabilities an opportunity to connect with others who may be facing similar challenges (including members of the Our Voice team), to share experiences and ask questions. 

The sessions are completely informal so don't worry if you need to arrive late, start early, or face regular interruptions from your children. 

No need to book - just join us on your computer, tablet or smartphone via Zoom here meeting ID 978 2085 6791 passcode Chat (or dial in -see details on flyer).

For full details see our leaflet here.

4 Aug Cuppa and Chat (morning session)

Our next morning 'Cuppa and Chat' session will be tomorrow Wednesday 4th August 10.30 - 11.30 am  

These informal online sessions give parents and carers of children with Special Needs and Disabilities an opportunity to connect with others who may be facing similar challenges (including members of the Our Voice team), to share experiences and ask questions. 

The sessions are completely informal so don't worry if you need to arrive late, start early, or face regular interruptions from your children. 

No need to book - just join us on your computer, tablet or smartphone via Zoom here meeting ID 978 2085 6791 passcode Chat (or dial in -see details on flyer).

For full details see our leaflet here.

16 Jul Anxiety and Mental Health support videoconference

This videoconference looks at how parents and carers can support children with anxiety and mental health issues. 

We will be joined by a team from the Educational Psychology Service and CAMHS to talk about strategies to use, and to answer your questions. 

The session will take place on Friday 16th July 11.30 am to 1 pm. 

See our flyer here for more details. 

Book here 

14 Jul Short Breaks & play and leisure videoconference

This videoconference looks at short breaks and inclusive and specialist leisure activities for the summer break and beyond. 

The session takes place on Wednesday 14th July 10 - 11 am. 

We will be joined by Sue Roberts (Head of Joint Service for Disabled Children), Matt Gratton (Service manager), Clare Redrupp (Cheviots Short Breaks Manager), Sarah Mclean (SEND Transition Manager) and Caroline Fanning (SEND Strategic Commissioning). 

The team will answer your questions about what they have put in place for the summer holidays and beyond, short breaks support, specialist play activities and the work they have been doing to make local leisure activities more inclusive. 

For more details and to book your place see here.

For more information on short breaks and play and activities over the summer break, see the brochure here