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

What's on?

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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

Targeted

Goalball Event

Children are invited to have a go at Goalball, a game designed for blind and visually impaired players, but all are welcome.

When: 5 August  2017 (10:30am to 1pm)

Where: Kingsthorpe College, Boughton Green Road, Northampton, NN2 7HR

For further information, email enquiries@goalballuk.com or call 0114 223 5670

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 Sport

Northamptonshire Sport is a partnership of local and national organisations working together to provide opportunities for people to participate in sport, physical activity and recreation in Northamptonshire. 

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:

Regular SEN events

Play

Music

Discos

Cinema (Autism friendly screenings)

  • Cineworld: first Sunday of the month, 11am
  • Vue: the last Sunday of the month, 10:15am
  • Odeon: one Sunday a month, 10:15am

Universal

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.

 Summer play schemes and 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

Email Autism Concern

​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

Email Autism Concern

​Specialist -

Autism Spectrum Conditions

​NAYC

1 , 2 , 3 , 8, 9, 10 August 2017
(9.30am to 3.30pm)

​​8+  years​Benham Sports Arena

Northampton
​Activity days ​£10 per day

​01604 499699 / 07432612479

Email NAYC

​Targeted

(siblings welcome)

​NAYC

25, 26, 27 August 2017

​8+  years

​Pioneer Centre

                  Shropshire

​Activity weekend​£30
for weekend

01604 499699 / 07432612479

Email NAYC 

​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

Email Lapwings

​Targeted

Corby Community Play scheme​Summer holidays - contact direct ​11 to 18 years​Corby Business Academy

(for children at this school only)
​Various£10 per day​

​01536 303120

Email Cobry Community Play scheme

​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

Email Isebrook SEN college

​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

Email Northgate School Arts College

​​Targeted
Northampton Town FC​17 August 2017​5 to 18 years

​Moulton College

Northampton

Football​​​£10 per day​

​01604 592886

Email Northampton Town FC

​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

Email Pen Green Children's Centre

​Targeted
Star Star CIC​Summer holidays - contact direct ​8 to 18 years

​Respond Care

Northampton

​Various​​£10 per day​

​07760754219

Email Star Star CIC

​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

Email Brookside Day Centre

​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

Contact Grendon OLC

​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

Email Northampton ESCO

​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
Youth Works

24 to 27 July 2017

(9am to 3pm)​

​5 to 11 years

William Knibb Centre

Kettering​

​Various£10 per day​01536 519169​​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 Service Various​Various​

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

​Autism Concern and Target Autism

​13 September 2017

9:15am to 12:15pm

​Nene Whitewater Centre,
Bedford Road,
Northampton

​"Puberty, Adolescence and the ASD Factor" for parents and professionals.

Book your 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.