Working Towards a Brighter Future
We organise informal monthly gatherings to brainstorm and share our experiences. Our specific SEND friendly events and workshops are for members to learn, have fun and socialise.
In 2019 we are planning to create many more events such as: sensory, behavioural, speech and language workshops and lots of fun events such as music, art and movement therapy. If there is any specific activity that you would like us to organise please get in-touch or complete the SEND Activities Survey by clicking here.
We organise informal monthly gatherings to brainstorm and share our experiences. Our specific SEND friendly events and workshops are for members to learn, have fun and socialise. See below a recent selection of our events.
Lantern Making Session
24 November 2018
We joined hands with the Aldgate Lantern Festival at the Artisan Library.
Membership and SEND activities form were handed out.
At this Saturday morning session, families were supported by two SEND Teachers and Staff Member from John Cass School. Parents and Children under ten were able to take part, create colourful lanterns and have lots of fun in a safe and familiar setting. The Children made friends, 'If the Children are happy we are happy' said one Parent.
19 June 2018
Parents, Carers and Young people were invited to the Kahaila Community Cafe in Aldgate, for an after school consultation event. Food and Drinks were provided and staff were on hand to support us from City of London and John Cass School. The feedback was positive. All participants thought the event was very helpful and informative, well organised and they would definitely attend further meetings.
Families would like :
More activities taking place such as trips, outing
SEND supported social clubs and after school/holiday activities and safe play areas within the Square Mile ( e.g cultural events
Play grounds and green spaces.
Apparatus for the very young to play on
Transport based social skills at the weekends
Possible history @museum of London
Somewhere safe to ride bikes when too big
16 June 2018
The annual Aldgate Festival is a chance for groups and organisations to get together and to know the local community in the Square Mile.
The highlight of the day was meeting a new family awaiting a diagnosis of their son. The family consequently attended Parents Meeting the following Tuesday, 19th June 2018
The City Parent Carer Forum shared a stall with a Family and Young People’s information and Service Manager. Together we promoted the Local Offer and the City Parent Carer Forum.