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Monthly Archives: March 2018

Telling it like it is: families living on a low income with deaf children

Please link below about research being done by the University of Edinburgh with families living on low income with deaf children.


Thrive Federation’s West Worthing 5k & 10k, 11th March 2018

Mothering Sunday saw the second West Worthing 5k & 10k run for the Thrive Federation. The run was a fantastic success with over 500 competitors and the rain held off to allow lots of supporters to come and cheer the runners on making a great atmosphere for everyone.
The schools would like to give a huge thank you to Tesco at West Durrington for supplying the water for all the runners. We would particularly like to thank Myra Jasper, Tesco’s Community Champion, for organising the water, contacting local councillors, Lionel Harman and Steve Wills, to come and volunteer by marshalling and inviting Bob Smytherman our local town crier and Sean McDonald, Worthing and local councillor, to come and support the event and hand out medals. On top of all this she also ran the 10k!
Another huge thank you to Ridge Crest Cleaning Limited for their generous sponsorship of the registration marquee and donation buckets.
Thank you also to all the school staff and governors who gave up their free time on Mother’s Day to don their running shoes, marshal, hand out water, collect donations, bake and sell cakes, all without whom the event would not have been a success.

Newsletter: March 2018

Sensory Support Team are on Twitter

Information regarding the Sensory Support Team

The Sensory Support Team is now on Twitter!

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We will be tweeting about what we are up to as well as retweeting information about resources, events and anything else that we think our schools and families might find helpful!

Bikeability Holiday Courses

The road safety team at WSCC are running free Bikeability holiday courses during the Easter and summer holidays this year for pupils aged 10 years and over.

“Places are limited and will be booked on a first come first served basis.”

ExtraTime: Family Fun Day

“Our Family fun day is for children and young people with or without learning disabilities their families and friends”

School Funding Update

Please find attached letter outlining the latest from the Worthless Campaign on school funding.

School Funding Update 180308

Oak Grove College & South Downs Leisure Activity Program

Easter Holiday Activities 5th to the 13th April!

These activities are for young people in the local community with additional needs that want an inclusive experience with support from experienced staff.

For more information contact Claire on 07762 013949 / cmoyle@oakgrovecollege.org.uk

Fame Jr – Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th March

Oak Grove College return for their next school production of Fame, which promises to be a colourful and energetic show that’ll get your feet tapping!

Fame Jr. is the bittersweet, but ultimately inspiring, story of a diverse group of students who commit to four years of gruelling artistic and academic work. With humour and insight, the show explores the issues that confront many young people today. “Remember, remember, remember…”

Tickets are still available via Worthing Theatres website for both Wednesday 14th and 15th March –


Developing Resilience

Being a parent of a child with SEND can be difficult and isolating. The University of Chichester has teamed up with PACSO (Parent and Carers Support Organisation) to offer evenings to support the development of resilience for parents of children with SEND.

It is an informal session led by lecturers from the university, offering the chance to discuss the latest ideas about resilience and to chat informally with other parents.

The evening is free and all parents are welcome. For more information please contact Becky at b.edwards@chi.ac.uk.

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