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Specialist Education Placement Review (High Needs Funding), New Beam Drop In Opening Times & More...

Specialist Education Placement Review (High Needs Funding) - Thursday 19th July at 9.30am

Nationally there is a recognition that the population of children with SEND is growing. In March 2017 DfE committed funding for local authorities and Telford & Wrekin received £616k (2018-21).

We now need to discuss how longer term strategy will be delivered to ensure sufficient provision in the future for our children and young people if school age (early years and post 16 will be covered later).

A series of 4 proposals have been identified and we invite families to join us in a discussion about these please. Venue to be confirmed in due course based on numbers wishing to attend.

To register your interest, please click on the following link: https://www.facebook.com/events/231939710966834/

New Beam Drop In Opening Times

New BEAM Drop In Service Opening Times, there are more days and a weekend date too.

The Albrighton Trust Moat and Gardens - Annual Charity Open Day & Summer Programme

The Moat is holding it's annual charity open day on Sunday 1st July, from 11am-4pm. There will be their usual coached fishing sessions and competition, you can take part in activities such as making a wooden ladybird and creating a silhouette jar. The Wolverhampton Archaeology Society will be carrying out a trial pit dig to try and find out more about the history of their ancient site; you can help out if you wish. There will be a plant stall, tombola, BBQ and refreshments. No charge for admission.

Please see their summer programme below:

Tuesday 7th August: Woodcraft - Make a Ladybird House - 10am & 1pm sessions. £5 per person

Tuesday 21st August: Woodcraft - Build a Bird Box - 10am & 1pm sessions. £5 per person

Wednesday 1st, 8th,15th August: Wild About Nature - Explore and discover nature through a series of fun activities using forest school principles. Outdoor clothing is essential, 10am & 1pm sessions. £5 per person

Thursday 2nd, 9th,16th, 23rd August: Coached Angling Sessions - 10am & 1pm sessions. £5 per person.

Friday 3rd,10th,17th August: Coached Angling Sessions - 10am & 1pm sessions. £5 per person.

(Prior Booking Essential)

Urgent Out-of-Hours Medical Help or Advice Number from the 17th July

Contact West Midlands - Summer 2018 E Bulletin

The schools are winding down for the long summer holiday. Are you looking forward to a break or do the long summer holidays add to the pressure. In Contact's Summer E bulletin they suggest lots of inclusive family fun with relaxed theatre shows, cinema and family days out which might help to make the holidays more enjoyable. They also highlight some activities for special needs young people and flag up some free activities for carers. You also get a sneak preview of their Autumn programme of free workshops. You will find their Summer E bulletin on our Local Link page on our website: https://www.podstelford.org/local-links-support/

The Retreat at Telford Town Centre is Now Open!

The Retreat rooftop garden is now open for an early viewing before it’s official opening on the 14th August.

The garden provides a quiet space with a wide range of sensory experiences where visitors can immerse themselves in the scents, textures and colours of this relaxing space and Telford Centre are welcoming visitors for their feedback while the final finishing touches are being made. Located on 3rd floor of yellow beech car park, by House of Fraser, The Retreat will be open daily. For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.telfordshopping.co.uk/whats-hot/retreat

Come and join us at our Family Groups...

Wednesday 18th July: Your Voice + Family Resources from 9.30am-11.30am at Hollinswood Community Centre, 7 Downemead, Telford, TF3 2EW

Friday 27th July 2018: Your Voice + Family Resouces from 9.30am-11.30am at Dawley Town Hall (opposite Langley School/CAMHS) New Street, Dawley, Telford, TF4 3JR

Monday 30th July 2018: ****PLEASE NOTE PIRATES AND PRINCESSES FAMILY GROUP WILL NOT BE RUNNING****

‚ÄčMonday 6th August 2018: Your Voice + Family Resources from 10am-12pm at Admaston House, Admaston,Telford, TF5 0BN

Thank you for reading our latest bulletin.

Kerrie Seagrave

Project Administrator on behalf of PODS Parent Carer Forum.

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