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Wellbeing Award – Parent/Carer Survey

As part of our commitment to promote positive emotional wellbeing and mental health across the whole school community,
Oak Grove College is going to be working towards achieving the NCB (National’s Children’s Bureau) Wellbeing Award for Schools.

Evidence shows us that wellbeing is of central importance to learning and attainment and the award advocates the use of ‘whole school approach’ where all aspects of the school experience are harnessed to promote the emotional wellbeing and mental health of students and staff.

We are looking at canvassing parent/carers views to support us in evaluating our current provision. Your views are important in helping us understand what we are doing well and how we can improve on this.

The link below will take you to a short survey – it should only take a couple of minutes. Please respond by the 3rd December.

Click here

Or copy and paste the following

All responses and suggestion will be carefully considered and be used in our planning of the action plan.

Nut Free School

Oak Grove College is a Nut Free School, please see information below on this issue:

Head2Head Theatre Company


Head2Head Theater Company is a volunteer led charity, which supports children and families with SEND.

They are performing a short breaks panto, details below:

Snow White

 Fun for children/young people with SEND & their families 

Manor Green College, Crawley RH11 0DX

Saturday 15th December 2018 

Performances at 11.15am & 2pm

£5 per person


Safe, accessible venues with free on-site parking

plus hoist/changing facilities at Chatham


Sensory Room

For children with ASD/anxieties to have some chill-out time before, during or after the performance

To book a place or request an email flyer,

please contact Anni at Head2Head Theatre:

Tel/Fax:  01372 278021         Mobile:  07519 747 290

Email:  office@head2headtheatre.co.uk

Informal Family Care Drop-ins

Informal Family Care – caring for someone else’s child from your family?

Monthly Drop-ins across the county, providing opportunities to meet other Family Carers, have an informal chat and talk through any concerns.

Your concerns might include:

Behavioral challenges – power struggles, sleep problems, discipline, anxiety, boundaries, parenting styles, reacting or responding
Parental responsibility – the new ‘Child Arrangement Order’
Anger management – support and ideas
Contact with birth parents.
Practical issues and benefits
Feeling isolated in your unexpected and new role

Drop-ins with free refreshments are currently held in a number of venues in the local area.

Please see the attached leaflet for details:

Coastal West Sussex Mind

Coastal West Sussex Mind

Are an independent local mental health charity working in West Sussex.

They aim to promote good mental health through the provision of high quality services and through campaigning to improve services, raise awareness and understanding.

Their services support young people, adults, older adults, carers and families affected by mental health problems. Coastal west Sussex Mind offer help and advice to people around improving their physical and mental well-being, strengthening their self-esteem and confidence, building strong relationships with family, friends and communities, getting into education, training and work and achieving their personal and social goals.

Coastal West Sussex Mind also work actively in local communities to raise awareness about mental health and tackle the stigma and discrimination.

Phone: 01903 277000

Email: training@coastalwestsussexmind.org

Please see the Eventbrite booking link below, for details on courses they are running.

Eventbrite Booking – Coastal West Sussex Mind


Kids Blossom Free Activity Open Day

Kids Blossom, an activities centre for disabled children, are holding a free activity open day.
3rd November at All Saints Wick, 76 Wick Street, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN17 7JS.
There will be a range of activities and free refreshments.
Details for Kids Blossom can be found on the attached flyer:

Carers Support Information

Are you caring for someone?

Are you aged 16-25?

Please see the attached flyer for further information on support available:

Aspens Charities

Information for Parents and Carers.

Autism Sussex have merged with another provider Pepenbury to form Aspens, offering services across South East England, continuing a large provision of support in WSCC.    

Aspens, provide support to children, young people and adults with a range of disabilities, complex needs and those on the autism spectrum.  We offer community outreach, residential, supported living, specialist support and more.


Contact details on the attached flyer:


WorthLess Campaign Update – October 18

Update – School Funding Campaign

Huge support was given to Headteachers who campaigned for improved school funding at Westminster on Friday 28 September. Over 2000 head teachers attended in London with many more supporting their actions too.

Thank you for the support you have overwhelmingly shown to improve the level of funding and investment required in our schools.

Please see the attached letter regarding the WorthLess Campaign:

Oak Grove College Transition Evening

This event is open to all Key Stage 4 and 5 students, parents and carers.

Come and meet providers from West Sussex and the surrounding areas, including FE Colleges and adult day placements. This event is an opportunity to see what is on offer and for providers to give full information about their provision so you can make informed choices.

Service Providers attending, include:

  • Aldingbourne CC
  • Worthing Mencap
  • Carer Support
  • Chichester/Brinsbury Colleges
  • Cornfields School
  • Ferring Country Centre
  • Fordwater 6th Form
  • Funtastic Futures
  • Independent Lifestyles
  • Local Offer (SEND)
  • Northbrook MET
  • The Oaks Community Project
  • Plumpton College
  • Scope
  • Superstar Arts
  • Sussex Downs College
  • Speech and Language Support services and many others.

The event will be held at Oak Grove College, The Boulevard, Worthing, BN13 1JX.

Thursday 8th November 2018 6.00 pm – 7.30 pm

Please see the flyer for details.