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17-01-2019 Booking open for the Our Voice Parents' Conference

Booking has just opened for the Our Voice Parents' Conference. 

We have an exciting programme of events planned, with updates from key figures at the Enfield Local Authority, a Q&A session, workshops, and one-to-one appointments with LA professionals, and a discussion about SEND Funding with the leader of Enfield Council. 

For more information including the full agenda and details of workshops and one-to-one sessions, please see our information brochure. Please book day 1 (5th February) here and day 2 (6th February) here

29-12-2018 Parents' Conference 2019 - Have your say

We are busy planning our third annual Parents' Conference, which will be taking place on 5th and 6th February 2019, and booking will be opening soon.

The conference includes an opportunity to hear from the Heads of the different services supporting SEND issues and join a Q&A session, a chance to book 1:1 sessions to discuss specific issues and concerns relating to your child and a choice of different workshops.

For the workshop sessions, we are planning to run four different workshops (two choices for each of the two time-slots) each of which will last an hour (including time for discussion). We want to make sure that these workshops are useful for as many of our members as possible, and we would therefore like your input. Please go to our survey here and select any of the workshop sessions that you think would be useful for you, and add any topics that we have not included but which you would like to see.

For more information about the Parents' Conference see our Events page and our flyer.

22-11-2018 Our Voice Parents' Conference

We are busy planning our next for 5th and 6th February 2019 - make sure you save the date for this important event. For more information see our flyer.

More details to follow soon 

12-09-2018 Our Voice Autumn Newsletter

The Autumn 2018 edition of the Our Voice newsletter has now been published: 

/downloads/Our_Voice_Autumn_2018.pdf

12-07-2018 Secondary Transfer process

The transfer to Secondary school can be a worrying time for parents and children. 

The Local Authority has produced a guidance pack on the transfer process for families of children with SEND which is attached here along with a timeline of the process and information about open evenings.  

19-06-2018 Summer Birthday party coming soon!

We are busy preparing for our Summer birthday party taking place on 15th July - please make sure that you pre-book to secure your place. 

Please join us for the Our Voice Summer birthday party to celebrate all our wonderful children! 

Sunday 15th July

2.30 to 4.30 pm

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

Featuring: a fabulous magic show by Mr Marvel, a bouncy castle with slide, soft play, sensory room, playground, party food and cake, and party bags for the children. 

The event is free but places are limited so please pre-book your place - tel 07516 662315 or email on info@ourvoiceenfield.org.uk

For more details see the attached flyer. 

A special thank you to our generous sponsors, A and R Design. 

01-05-2018 Your Personal Information held by Our Voice

The Law on how we hold and use your personal data will be changing on 25th May 2018.

We are asking all current members to let us know if they would still like to hear from us. If you no longer wish to receive ANY email communications from us regarding services, activities, information, marketing and fundraising please let us know by emailing us info@ourvoiceenfield.org.uk or calling on. 07516  66215. Alternatively, if you would like to change your communication preferences please complete the attached form here and email back to us. 

You can see our Privacy Policy here. 

02-03-2018 Our Voice Parents' Conference

Booking is now open for the second Our Voice Parents’ Conference, on Friday 16th March 2018 at the Dugdale Centre, Enfield. 

Following the success of the Our Voice ‘Meet the SEND Heads’ conference last year, we had overwhelming feedback asking us to repeat this event on an annual basis.

Acting on feedback received at last year’s conference, we have an exciting new format this year featuring:

· Updates from the Heads of SEND Services on progress since our conference last March.

·  Workshops tailored to different age groups and interests:

o   post 16,

o   Pre-schoolers and transition to nursery or primary school,

o   transition to secondary school

o   community nursing, dietetics and SCAN – who they are, what they do and how to access

o   Dyslexia

o   Mini- sleep-training workshop.

·  An opportunity to book one to one sessions with professionals.

·  A panel Q&A session with the Heads of Service areas.  

A provisional timetable is attached here, along with a booking form, our flyer and more detailed information

If you are interested in attending, please either phone us on 07516 662315 or email us at info@ourvoiceenfield.org.uk, or complete the attached booking form by 5th March.  Please note that spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. We will email you to confirm your place and bookings for specific workshops and one-to-one sessions.

13-02-2018 Glossary of SEND Terms

Attached is our leaflet setting out the key terminology that you are likely to come across regarding Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

/downloads/Terms_Glossary_leaflet_2017_Eng_WEB.pdf

We also have versions of the glossary in Turkish and Somalian.