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Orchard Park ELP for DLD Open day events

 

Dear prospective families,

 

You may already be aware that our whole school open evening was cancelled due to COVID restrictions and it had to be delivered virtually instead. If you were unable to make the event on the night, you can now access our replay video here: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/atv8o0lk.

 

I am delighted to let you know that I can however offer a tour of the Enhanced Learning Provision (ELP) at Orchard Park High School for students with a diagnosis of Developmental Language Disorder to one household at a time. Therefore, if you would like to visit us, please respond to bsmith@orchardparkhigh.net to book one of the slots below which will be offered on a first come, first served basis.

 

Monday 12th October                     11:00-11:30am

Monday 12th October                     2:00-2:30pm

Tuesday 13th October                     8:30-9:00am

Tuesday 13th October                     1:00-1:30pm

Wednesday 14th October              8:30-9:00am

Wednesday 14th October              9:00-9:30am

Wednesday 14th October              2:00-2:30pm

Wednesday 14th October              2:30-3:00pm

Thursday 15th October                   11:00-11:30am

 

If you are unable to visit us in person, you can join us in a video call via Zoom on Tuesday 13th October 4:15-5:00pm where we will share information about our provision and answer any questions that you may have. The link, meeting ID and passcode for this meeting can be found below: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/79724207064?pwd=NzNKS0ZPTHdiTlhOZGZqNFZ0SlIyQT09

Meeting ID: 797 2420 7064

Passcode: HuUCe7

 

I look forward to meeting with you soon.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Brooke Smith

ELP Manager/Assistant SENCO

Educational Psychology Advice Line

Octavo Partnership’s Educational Psychology Service (EPS) is providing a telephone advice line for any parent or carer of children who feel they would benefit from a consultation with a psychologist to support them with any concerns for them or their families during the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

Please see the flyer below for more information.

Croydon SEND Parent Newsletter July 2020

Croydon Service Updates

Letter to children currently receiving language intervention from Love to Communicate

Advice on how to support children understand Coronavirus

Do you feel isolated and unsupported when your child displays challenging behaviour? Do you find it difficult to communicate your child’s needs to those that are supporting them?

About the Carers Information Service - informing carers in Croydon

The Carers Information Service provides information, advice and support to unpaid carers living or looking after someone in Croydon. A carer looks after a friend, family member (adult or child) or neighbour who needs their help due to illness, disability or old age.

The Carers Information Service runs the Carers Support Centre in Croydon town centre, the one stop shop for carers in Croydon. We are part of The Whitgift Foundation and supported by Croydon Council.

 

What we offer carers in Croydon

 

 

Membership

As a carer living or looking after a child with SEN in Croydon, the parents/carers of the children you support can register as a member of the Carers Support Centre. Benefits of membership include:

· Membership card and recognition that you are a carer – this can be useful when talking to other organisations or services.
Carers' information pack

· Optional subscription to our quarterly newsletter, Carers News (PDF of latest edition attached)

· Optional subscription to our monthly e-bulletin, What’s New for Carers?

I have attached the registration form for your perusal. Please note that the form can also be completed electronically.

 

 

EHCP drop-in sessions

The Carers Support Centre offers fortnightly EHCP drop-in sessions for parents/carers in relation to any queries they may have about the EHCP process. I have attached a poster giving you more details.

 

 

How can parents/carers get in touch with us?

The Carers Information Service is based at the Carers Support Centre. You can find the Carers Support Centre in Croydon town centre at 24 George Street, Croydon CR0 1PB (opposite George Street tram stop) - see a map.

Not able to visit in person? Give us a call on 020 8649 9339, option 1 or email info@carersinfo.org.uk.

 

Useful information can also be found on our website: https://www.carersinfo.org.uk/

 

I would appreciate if you could share the above information with parents/carers and spread the word about the support we can provide.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries.

 

 

Astrid Macabee

Advice Worker

Tuesday-Friday 9am to 3pm

 

Carers Support Centre, 24 George Street, Croydon CR0 1PB

Tel: 020 8649 9339 (option 1)

Direct Line: 020 8649 6283

www.carersinfo.org.uk

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