Services for children and young people in Northamptonshire (aged 0-25) with special educational needs and disabilities.

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Special Needs Index (SNIX) newsletter

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Social media

You can keep up-to-date with news and events with our social media accounts. The accounts are monitored Monday to Friday (9am to 5pm) by Kathy, Julia and Leanne. We regularly share information from service providers listed on our website.

Upcoming events

Golf Open Day for SEND Students and their Families

All ages are welcome. Free coaching and range balls will be available for all participants.

When: 8 July 2017 (12 noon to 2pm)

Where: Brampton Heath Golf Centre, Sandy Lane, Church Brampton, NN6 8AX

For further information, call 01604 843939

Deafconnect

Deafconnect children and families service hold activities for children who are deaf and those who have a hearing impairment. View the poster below for upcoming events:

Northamptonshire Libraries and Country Parks

The Events Calendar provides up-to-date information about activities for children and families in Northamptonshire's libraries and country parks. It includes details and availability of universal children's centre services that are provided by the libraries.

View the libraries and country parks events calendar

Northampton Museums

Activities and workshops for children and families Northampton Museum and Art Gallery and Abington Park Museum.

Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust (NMPAT)

NMPAT's "Relaxed Sing-alongs" are particularly suitable for children with special needs due to their relaxed and supportive atmosphere. The sing-alongs include multi-sensory effects, switches, Makaton signing and instruments. Parents, carers and siblings are welcome - free for all.

When:  Future dates TBC

Where: Latimer Arts College Castle Way, Barton Seagrave, NN15 6ST

For further information, call 01604 637117 or email kettering@nmpat.co.uk

Northamptonshire Sport

Do you like playing sport? Would you like to be part of one of the biggest sports programmes in the world? Find out how to get involved in the Special Olympics in Northamptonshire below:

Carers Support

View a wide range of activities and events for carers.

For more information go to the Northamptonshire Carers website:

Summer Playschemes & Activity Days

​Provider​Date and timeAge​​Location​ActivityPrice​Contact​Service Level​
Autism Concern

1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9 and 10 August 2017 (10am to 3pm)

​6 to 18 years

Greenfields Primary School

Kettering

​Various £20 per day​​01604 239404
marieanne@autismconcern.org

​Specialist -

Autism Spectrum Conditions

​Autism Concern​1, 4, 7, 10, 15 and 16 August 2017(10am to 3pm)​6 to 18 years

​Ecton Brook School


Northampton

Various​​£20 per day​01604 239404
marieanne@autismconcern.org

​Specialist -

Autism Spectrum Conditions

Autism Concern​​14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 August 2017(10am to 3pm)​6 to 18 years

​Nether Heyford Youth Club

Daventry

​Various​£20 per day​01604 239404
marieanne@autismconcern.org

​Specialist -

Autism Spectrum Conditions

Sue Galloway​23 August 2017 
(9am to 3pm)
​6 to 20 years

​Mill Cotton Lake, Ringstead


Kettering

​Fishing​£10 per day​07840005276 or 07842597147  (After 6pm)
suziesheriff@hotmail.co.uk
​Targeted
Sue Galloway​25 and 29 August 2017
(9am to 3pm)
​6 to 20 years

​Grendon Quarter Pond, Castle Ashby Fishery   

   
Northampton

​Fishing​£10 per day​07840005276 or 07842597147  (After 6pm)
suziesheriff@hotmail.co.uk
​Targeted
NAYC​1 , 2 , 3 , 8, 9, 10  August 2017
(9.30am to 3.30pm)
​8+  years

​Benham Sport Arena


Northampton

​Various​£10 per day01604 499699 / 07432612479
zoerobinson@nayc.org 

​Targeted

(siblings welcome)

​NAYC

25, 26, 27 August 2017

​8+  years

​Pioneer Centre


Shropshire

​Activity weekend​£30
for weekend
01604 499699 / 07432612479
zoerobinson@nayc.org 

​Targeted

(siblings welcome)

​Lapwings​21, 22, 23, 29 , 30 August 2017
(9:30am to 3:30pm)
​5 to 13 years

​Brixworth Country Park


Northampton

​Forest School​£10 per day

​07718262766

enquiries@lapwings.org.uk

​Targeted

Freedom Leisure

Fully booked

16th & 22nd August 2017

​8 to 18 years

​The Pemberton Centre


Rushden

​Various​£10 per day

​01933 350324

jackie.ackroyd@freedom-leisure.co.uk

​Targeted
Corby Community Playscheme​Summer holidays - contact direct ​11 to 18 years​Corby Business Academy

(for children at this school only)
​Various£10 per day​​01536 303120
dhelps@corbybusinessacademy.org
​Targeted
Isebrook SEN College​​Summer holidays - contact direct ​11 to 18 years

​Isebrook SEN College

(for children at this school only)

​​Various​£10 per day​​01536 500030
dginns@isebrook.northants.sch.uk
​Targeted
​Northgate School Arts College​​Summer holidays - contact direct ​11 to 18 years

​Northgate School Arts College

(for children at this school only)

​​Various​£10 per day​​01604 714098
s.palmer@nsac.co
​​Targeted
Northampton Town FC​17 August 2017​5 to 18 years

​Moulton College

Northampton

Football​​​£10 per day​​01604 592886
russell.lewis@ntfc.tv
​Targeted
Pen Green Children's Centre​​Summer holidays - contact direct ​5 to 11 years

​Pen Green Children's Centre

Corby

​Various​£10 per day​​01536 400068
adevine@northamptonshire.gov.uk
​Targeted
Star Star CIC​Summer holidays - contact direct ​8 to 18 years

​Respond Care

Northampton

​Various​​£10 per day​​07760754219
blane@respondcare.co.uk
​Targeted
Moulton College​​Summer holidays - contact direct ​14+ years

​Moulton College

Northampton

​Various​£25 per day​01604 491131​Targeted
Brookside Day Centre

​27 June to 24 August 2017

(10am to 2pm)

​16+ years

​Brookside Day Centre

Northampton

​Various​£35 per day inc lunch (extra support £12 per hour)​01604 400400
info@brooksidedaycentre.com
​Targeted
Grendon Outdoor Learning Centre​31 July to 1 September 2017
(9am to 4:30pm)
​8 to 16 years

​Grendon Outdoor Learning Centre


Northampton

​Outdoor activities£40 per day or £180 per week​​01933 666830
grendon@northamptonshire.gov.uk
​Universal
Northampton ESCO​24 July to 1 September 2017
(9am to 3:30pm)
​4 to 11 years

​Various locations

Northampton

​Various​£12 per day​07917 535762
msmith@northamptonesco.co.uk
​Universal
Nene Valley Whitewater Centre

​Summer holidays - Mon & Tues or Thur & Fri                  (10am to 4pm)

​7 to 17 years

​Nene Valley Whitewater Centre

Northampton

​Two days of water-based activities​£75 for two days​01604 634040​Universal

Training opportunities

​TrainingDate and timeVenue​Further information​
​Early years SEN training​Various​​​Various

​Training for staff working with young children with special educational needs.

​Early years foundation courses​VariousVarious​

Training for staff working with young children.

​Unlocking Opportunities

​Online​Online

Free online training to help schools to meet their Equality Act duties and remove barriers to education for disabled learners.

​Advanced TrainingOnline​Online

​Free online training materials about Special Educational Needs for professionals. Please note, this training was published in 2012, some information may be out of date.

​Anti-Bullying Alliance​Online ​Online

Free online training about bullying for professionals.

​Disability Matters Online​​Online

Free online training about disability for the UK workforce.

Northamptonshire Educational Psychology Services  ​VariousVarious

Targeted mental health in schools (TAMHS) and learning focused courses for teachers, teaching assistants and SENCO staff in LA maintained, academy and free mainstream schools.

​Children's Speech and Language Therapy​Various​Various

​Training for teachers, teaching assistants and SENCO staff in LA maintained, academy and free mainstream primary schools.

​Disabled Living Various​Various​

Training programmes for professionals, parents and carers.

​Adult Learning​Various​Various

BSL courses for adults.

​Specialist Support Services Various​Various​

Courses for parents/carers of children and young people with a diagnosis of autism and other special educational needs or disabilities.

​Specialist Support Service

​7, 14, 21 June 2017 (three week course)

6pm to 8pm

​Sponne School,

Brackley Road, Towcester

"Anxiety" workshop for parents/carers of children with ASD

​Specialist Support Service

​7, 21 June, 5 July 2017 (three week course)

6pm to 8pm

​​Wellingborough URC

Salem Hall, Salem Lane, Wellingborough

"​Anger" workshop for parents/carers of children with ASD

​Specialist Support Service

12, 19, 26 June 2017 (three week course)

9:45am to 11:45am 

​Tesco Community Room, Victoria Park, Tunnells Mill Lane, Wellingborough

​"Toileting" workshop for parents/carers of children with ASD

Autism Concern

28 June 2017

9am to 3pm

​Kings Park Conference Centre, Northampton

"Parenting a Child with Autism" conference

​ADHD Smart

​22, 29 June, 6, 13 July 2017 

 (four week course)

10am to 12:30pm

​The REC Centre, Northampton​

​​"123 Magic" behaviour management course for parents and carers of children with ADHD, ASD and associated conditions.

​​Specialist Support Service

 3, 10, 17 July 2017

(three week course)

9:45am to 11:45am

Tesco Community Room, Victoria Park,

Tunnells Mill Lane, Wellingborough

​"Sensory Workshop" for parents/carers of children with ASD

​Northampton ESCO

​3 July 2017

9am to 12pm

​The Duston Teaching School, 27-33 Berrywood Road, Northampton

​Mental health training course "The Young Brain" for school staff.

Discount for Northampton ESCO affiliated schools & for booking both mental health courses.

​Northampton ESCO

​3 July 2017

12:30pm to 3:30pm

​The Duston Teaching School, 27-33 Berrywood Road, Northampton

​​Mental health training course "Harnessing the Power of Connection to Nurture Emotional Health" for school staff.

Discount for Northampton ESCO affiliated schools & for booking both mental health courses.

Learning Disability Partnership Board (Northamptonshire)

​11 July 2017

10:30am to 3:30pm

​15 St Giles Street, Guildhall, Northampton 

​Information day about personal budgets (and more) for people with learning disabilities and parents and carers.

Contact LDPB to book a place:

ldpb@northamptonshire.gov.uk

01604 361591

​Childcare Works: Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (Learn, Explore, Debate), Birmingham

​18 July

10am to 3.30pm

​Maple House Conference and Training Venue,
150 Corporation Street,
Birmingham
B4 6TB

"Making the 30-hour Offer work for children with disabilities and children with SEN" (for Early Years professionals)

Book your free place via Eventbrite:

​Northampton ESCO

29 September 2017​

9:15am to 11am

​Far Cotton Rec Centre, Towcester Road, Northampton

"TEACCH structure & strategies" for school staff.

Discount for Northampton ESCO affiliated schools & for booking all courses on this day.

​Northampton ESCO ​29 September 2017​

​​Far Cotton Rec Centre, Towcester Road, Northampton

11:30am to 1:15pm

​"Examining the cognitive differences of children and young people with autism" for school staff.

Discount for Northampton ESCO affiliated schools & for booking all courses on this day.

​Northampton ESCO ​29 September 2017​

​​Far Cotton Rec Centre, Towcester Road, Northampton

1:45pm to 3:30pm 

"Autism & the sensory world" for school staff.

Discount for Northampton ESCO affiliated schools & for booking all courses on this day.