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IASS secondary school transfer year 5 seminar
If you're a parent or carer of a child in year 5 with an EHC plan, or who is receiving SEN support at school, you may benefit from an IASS organised seminar. They provide useful tips and information to help you with the secondary school admission process.
These sessions are always popular and early booking is recommended. Please contact IASS with your preferred date and whether your child has an EHC plan or receives SEN support at school (as there are two groups during each session).
|Nene Whitewater Centre|
Tuesday 22 Jan 2019
Tuesday 12 Mar 2019
9.30 to 11.30am
12.30 to 2.30pm
|Corn Market Hall|
Monday 28 Jan 2019
Tuesday 26 Mar 2019
12.30 to 2.30pm
9.30 to 11.30am
Sensory Impairment Service: Touchpoint
If you have a child (or young person) with a hearing impairment, a visual impairment, or a multisensory impairment, these workshops are for you. The sessions are facilitated by teachers from the Sensory Impairment Service. Please let us, or the Sensory Impairment service, know what times and days would be best for you.
For more information, email the Sensory Impairment Service:
Deafconnect children and families service hold activities for children who are deaf and those who have a hearing impairment. They also arrange regular coffee mornings for families and holiday activities. View their poster for upcoming events:
Deafconnect run two youth groups for junior and seniors twice a month.
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.
View a wide range of activities and events for carers.
For more information go to the Northamptonshire Carers website:
Regular SEN events
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
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
Activities and workshops for children and families Northampton Museum and Art Gallery and Abington Park Museum.
|Early years SEN training||Various||Various|
Training for staff working with young children with special educational needs.
|Early years foundation courses||Various||Various|
Training for staff working with young children.
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 ||Various||Various|
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.
|Children's Speech and Language Therapy||See poster for dates|
Camrose Children's Centre, Northampton
Sudborough House, St Mary’s Hospital, Kettering
Signalong Foundation Course for early years practitioners and school teaching staff. £80 per person (15 hours training and certificate).
|Disabled Living ||Various||Various|
Training programmes for professionals, parents and carers.
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.