Transition to Secondary School
Annual Event & AGM
14th - 18th November 2022
Surrey parent carers are invited to sign up for our FREE online School Transition event from Monday 14th to Thursday 17th November. This will be especially relevant for parents of children who are transitioning or have recently transitioned from primary to secondary school. Once registered, you will receive an email each morning of the event with the links for you to access the sessions from your smartphone or computer.
Please do also sign up to join us at our FREE in person event on Friday 18th November at Eastwood Leisure Centre.
Tickets to the free day event on Friday 18th November are limited and will be issued on a first come first served basis via pre-booking via Eventbrite link.
We are delighted that on Friday 18th November we will be an in-person day event running from 10am-2pm at Eastwood Leisure Centre in Woking. During the day you will have the opportunity to speak to a variety of organisations and charities in our market place that will offer more information about the support services that they can provide and listen to some great speakers as listed below.
At our face to face event on Friday 18th November all attendees will be entered in a FREE prize draw!
Here is a list of the amazing prizes you could win…
Holiday in Newquay for a week (for 6 Adults and 2 children) - Amazon Fire tablets - Bocketts Farm (Free Voucher for two people) - Head 2 Head Theatre Tickets (£50 to spend) - Godstone Farm (ticket for 2 adults and 2 children) - Rose Theatre, Kingston (voucher for Christmas production) - Surrey Hot tub Hire (free Luxury hot tub for the weekend) - Anna Henry (photography session for a Family) Jewellery Making courses for a year's access - NLT Masterclass - Dorking Halls tickets - Inflatazone Woking tickets - Natural Organics creams
Meet some of the organisations that will be attending...
Surrey Local Offer:
Our Local Offer website is for children and young people with additional needs, their families and the practitioners who help them. On it you will find helpful information and the details of support services in your area.
Learning Space is a children and young people’s mental health charity based in Surrey with over 20 years’ experience of working with children, young people and their families.
The needs of the children and young people we work with are widespread and include anxiety, anger, low levels of confidence and self-esteem, bereavement, bullying, friendships and family issues.
Our team consists of highly skilled practitioners with professional backgrounds in a variety of settings including education, social care and health related fields.
We are all further trained in solution focused approaches.
The focus of our work is to grow self-esteem, confidence and resilience so that children and young people are better able to manage change, respond to challenges in their lives and to celebrate who they are.
Appeer is a community interest company operating to benefit autistic girls and women. They deliver online and in-person sessions in Surrey for autistic girls, autistic women and their parents and carers. Appeer provide programmes which support A Positive PEER approach, through which autistic girls and women and those around them can connect through sharing interests and receiving support.
SEND Advice Surrey:
SEND Advice Surrey provides information, advice and support to children and young people aged 0 to 25 years with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and their parents and carers.
The information, advice and support they provide is impartial, confidential, free and at ‘arm’s length’ to the Local Authority.
They have an experienced team will listen to your concerns and discuss any issues in confidence. The service is statutory and they aim to provide information, advice and support to empower parents, carers, children and young people to: • Fully participate in discussions with schools and the local authority and make informed decisions. • Express their views and wishes about education and future aspirations. • Promote independence and self-advocacy. • Develop positive relationships with nurseries, preschools, schools, colleges, universities, the local authority and supported services to achieve positive outcomes.
Action for Carers:
Action for Carers Surrey provides events, information, advice and support for unpaid carers of all ages, right across Surrey. Support includes a Helpline, advocacy, guidance on moving and handling, workshops, information and relaxation events (by Zoom and face to face), support groups, free resources and more.
There’s specialist support available for young carers (under 18), and advice and training for professionals too.
Please get in touch by calling on 0303 040 1234; text on 07714 075993; or email CarerSupport@actionforcarers.org.uk.
Pre- and post-diagnosis evidence-based programs for parents/caregivers, with the aim of addressing challenges so that families can have a calmer, happier life.
Free ADHD Awareness Training for schools across Surrey, which includes strategies to help manage the characteristics of ADHD in the classroom.
Carrying out group work in schools for children/young people who display challenging behaviours including impulsivity, hyperfocus, inattention and low self-esteem. The work aims (amongst other things) to better the children’s peer relationships, guide them to manage their emotions effectively, and boost confidence.
Targeted 1:1 child-led sessions to support children/young people who are on the ADHD pathway to understand their ADHD, boost self-esteem and confidence, manage peer and family relationships, learn strategies for dealing with emotions, etc.
An Out of Hours ADHD Parenting Support Helpline 0300 222 5755 opt.4 (5.00pm-11pm 365 Days a year). This free helpline is for parents/caregivers of children who exhibit symptoms of ADHD (with or without a diagnosis).
The Surrey Branch of the National Autistic Society is a parent-to-parent support group run entirely by volunteers who are parents of autistic children or adults, or have autism themselves. It is separate from the NAS Family Support service and children’s / youth clubs, which are provided by professional staff.
The NAS Surrey Branch offer a range of monthly support groups, some of which meet online via Zoom, and others meet face-to-face. The current groups are for:
Parents of autistic children and teenagers
Parents of autistic girls
Parents of children and teenagers with Pathological Demand Avoidance
Parents of autistic adults
Spouses and partners of autistic adults
Branch membership is free of charge, people can join via the website. To contact the Branch email email@example.com
The Branch is centrally involved with the All-Age Autism Surrey Strategy being managed by Surrey County Council.”
Staying active has clear benefits for physical health but going for a walk, playing sport or cycling to the shops can improve our mood and make us feel happier too.
Active Surrey’s role is to help everyone move a little bit more every day. We make it easier to get active with events, programmes and advice. Talk to us to discover how you and your children can benefit from some of the opportunities out there and follow us on social media @activesurrey