If you would like to discuss any of the events & courses below, to ask for advice & guidance or to arrange a home visit please contact Jackie, our Family Liaison Advisor at Shaftesbury on
020 8428 2482 ext 236, on her mobile phone on 07714 182042 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This page is for parents and carers of students at Shaftesbury. Information about E-Safety, out of term activities and events at Shaftesbury, such as Parent Coffee Mornings, will be made available here.
If you have any concerns about E-Safety or would like to know more about the risks young people might face online please clickor click on the purple E-Safety button on the menu to the left of your screen.
A brief description of Jackie’s role within the school:
- I provide intensive support and advice to young people and their families who attend Shaftesbury High School.
- I help enable parents, carers and their children to access a range of appropriate services and other agencies which will enhance and improve the quality of life for those families before they leave Shaftesbury High School.
- I work directly with families and the young people in a confidential and non-judgemental way, empowering young people to get the most out of the educational opportunities available.
- I work alongside staff, parents, carers and the young people to help identify early intervention with the involvement of specialist services and other agencies.
- I support the families and the young people with clear transition information from Children’s Services to Adult Services and on to further education.
Guide to travelling with children and individuals with autism
Aer Lingus have produced a guide to travelling with children and individuals with autism. Please clickto view the guide.
The government have launched today a consultation on Health and Social Care Staff.
The government wants to know how they can make sure that Health and Social Care staff have the right training to understand the needs of people with a learning disability and autistic people, and how they can make adjustments to do better and support them better.
If you have some spare time, please do click on the link below and send the government some feedback. They also have an easy read format that you can use to involve your child with and fill it out together.
Harrow Parents For Disabled Children are hosting an event on Friday 8th March 2019 for parents who would like an introduction to the special education needs and disabilities law. The event runs from 9:30am until 2:30pm and costs £15. For more information, click.
Harrow Parents For Disabled Children are hosting a coffee morning on Friday 1st March 2019 between 10:00am and 12:00pm. It is a free event. For more information, click.
What is the Max Card Scheme?
The Max Card is provided to children and young people, living in Harrow, with special needs, whether it is a physical, sensory, or learning disability. The card which is shown to certain organisations as proof of your child’s disability. Families will also benefit from discounts at over 3000 attractions nationwide, including Legoland, Alton Towers, Go Ape, Butlins etc. A full list of supporting attractions can be seen at. Please select an area e.g. London, to find out what attractions are available in that location.
Exercise and Fitness
Indian Fusion Dance – Every Monday – 11.30am to 12.30pm Tai Chi – Every Monday – 1.45pm to 2.45pm Yogalates – Every Tuesday – 9.45am to 10.45am Yoga – Every Wednesday APART FROM 20th February where yoga will be happening from 1.00pm to 2.00pm
Mental Health Support Group – no need to book, please drop in. Friday 22nd 1.30pm – 3.30pm Multiple Sclerosis Support Group – no need to book please drop in. Tuesday 26th 11.00am – 12.30pm Lunch Club – Every Monday 12.30pm – 1.30pm
Arts and Crafts – Thursday 14th February 11.00am – 2.00pm – Button Art Thursday 21st and 28th – 11.00am – 2.00pm DIY Picture Frames Outing – British Museum 26th February 10.00am – 3.00pm
Coping with change course
Being a carer you go through a lot of life changes. These changes can be overwhelming and can led to stress, anxiety or depression. These 4 sessions will help you to understand the life changes and losses that happen over time like loss of independence, loss of future, loss of relationship etc. Learn how to build resilience and strength to help you to take care of your wellbeing. Understand what is causing guilt and how to overcome it.
Topics Date Day & time Understanding Change and grief 12th February 2019 2:00-4:00 Tuesday Building Resilience 19th February 2019 Optimism & positive psychology 26th February 2019 Understanding ABC steps and coping strategies 5th March 2019 Registration & filling out IAPT form is a must. Please ensure you can attend all the dates. Venue: Harrow Carers Office
Sleep-Well – 18th February 2019 2:00-4:00 Monday If you are having trouble falling asleep and staying asleep, this session is for you. Get some practical tips on how to improve the quality of your sleep.
On-going and long-term events & clubs and information
The All In Activity Hub have produced a flyer showing the events they offer. Clickto view the flyer in PDF.
New* group for adults on the autism spectrum
Third Tuesday of the month from 7pm until 9pm
CAAS are delighted to be able to announce that we’ve managed to secure funding to add another group to our adult autism services. We will be offering a therapeutic/social group thanks to funding from London Catalyst and the Hospital Saturday Fund through their Partners in Health Initiative.
*The group had been run by the NAS in Harrow for many years but was unfortunately due to end. Several adults approached CAAS and asked if we’d be able to support the group and it was a resounding yes from us. We’d support the group from unrestricted funding until such time we could secure funding, which happily happened very quickly indeed.
The group will, like our other adult autism groups, be facilitated by Janet Gothelf, a highly specialised psychotherapist.
It will meet every second month at our Centre where a therapeutic discussion group will take place from 7pm till 9pm. It will allow a space where individuals can discuss any issues in their lives, their worries and anxieties in a safe, non-judgmental environment. Discussions will focus on issues impacting attendees lives on a daily basis.
On alternative months there will be a social outing which will be predetermined by the group. This will allow individuals to get together in a safe, pre-planned activity supported by a therapist and facilitator.
New attendees should contact the centre before attending.
For enquires please call 0207 837 8066 or email .