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Newsletter: September

Parent Drop-in Mornings at The Rosie

Every first Wednesday of the month 10am to 12pm  the Cafe will be run by the 6th Form students hosting a parent/carer coffee morning. This gives parents and carers the opportunity to informally to share experiences, issues, or worries with others as parent networking can be a powerful support system. There is a different focus for these drop-ins each month.

Let either Laura  llangan@oakgrovecollege.org.uk or Carol cnoble@oakgrovecollege.org.uk know if you have any ideas of themes you would like us to arrange. In the past we have had hosts from Parent carer forum, Speech and Language therapists, social workers, as well as staff from the school.

Dates for your diary:

Wednesday 4th October 2017 – Settling in

Wednesday 1st November 2017 – Transition from Child to Adult Services

Wednesday 6th December 2017

Wednesday 7th February 2018

Wednesday 7th March 2018

Wednesday 2nd May 2018

Wednesday 6th June 2018

Wednesday 4th July 2018

Please come and join us if you can – we do nice Bacon baps and Cakes!

Extra Time: Family Fun Day Sunday 17th September

Workshop for Parent Carers

Worthing Family Fundays for Children with Additional Needs – Sept 2017

Exams Results Day

Students can collect results on Thursday 24th August between 9:00 and 11:00 am from the Rosie. Access to this here will be via the outside entrance.



OUT OF BOUNDS Special needs exclusive Soft Play session, Monday 7th August!

We’ll be closing off our four story Soft Play area on 7th August for 0-14 year olds with special needs to provide a comfortable and friendly atmosphere for all those attending. This is a chance to meet new people & have fun in a safe and fun environment for all.

Coastal Coffee Co OOB will also be offering 10% off all food and drink throughout the night!

For more information and to book now http://bit.ly/2tac5Km

Extratime: Family Fun Day

Our Family Fun Day is for children and young people with & without disabilities, their families & friends.

Fully accessible toilets and changing facilities with a hoist are on site.

Sunday 23rd July 10am – 4pm

Southwick Leisure Centre, Old Barn Way, BN42 4NT

To book: please call Southwick Leisure Centre (01273) 238111

July’s autism friendly screenings

This month the minions are back and have taken over! See them at three of our participating cinemas…

July’s films

Cineworld host an autism friendly cinema screening on the first Sunday of every month at 11am.

Cineworld’s next autism friendly film screening is Despicable Me 3 on Sunday 2nd July at 11am.

Find out more

Showcase host an autism friendly cinema screening on the second Sunday of the month at 10am.

Showcase’s next autism friendly film screening is Despicable Me 3 on Sunday 9th July at 10am.

Find out more

ODEON host an autism friendly cinema screening every month at 10:15am. At a select number of cinemas, ODEON are trialling screenings for older audiences.

ODEON’s next autism friendly film screening is Despicable Me 3 on Sunday 23rd July at 10:15am.

ODEON’s next autism friendly films for older audiences at 9 cinemas is Homecoming (12A) on Monday 24th July at 6pm.

Please note Epsom ODEON’s Sunday screening time is 11am.

Extra summer screenings at ODEON

During the school holidays, ODEON are putting on some extra autism friendly cinema screenings.

  1. See Cars 3 on Monday 31st July at 10:15am, at these participating cinemas
  2. See Captain Underpants on Monday 7th August at 10:15am, at these participating cinemas
  3. See The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature on Monday 14th August at 10:15am, at these participating cinemas
  4. See Despicable Me 3 on Monday 21st August at 10:15am, at these participating cinemas

Find out more

Vue host an autism friendly cinema screening on the last Sunday of every month at 10:15am, from £1.99.

Vue’s next autism friendly film screening is The Smurfs: The Lost Village on Sunday 30th July at 10:15am.

Find out more


As always, adjustments will be in place for all of the screenings. These include: lights being left on low, no adverts, lower sound levels, people being able to move around the cinema and able to take their own food.

Please note:

*ODEON tickets may be subject to a £1 Blockbuster charge if the film is a new release.

Key points:

  • Showcase films start at 10am, Vue films start at 10:15am, Cineworld films start at 11am and ODEON films start at 10.15am and 6pm for the adult screening trial – there are no trailers so please make sure you are seated in time
  • Full list of participating cinemas
  • List of ODEON cinemas selected to run Autism Friendly Screenings for older audiences
  • ODEON tickets can be booked from 5pm on the Tuesday before the screening through the ODEON accessibility helpline number 0800 138 3315. Or book online
  • ODEON tickets may be subject to a £1 Blockbuster charge for new releases
  • Vue tickets can be booked online or for information call 08712 240 240
  • Cineworld tickets can be booked online or for information call 0871 200 2000
  • Showcase tickets can be booked online or by calling 0871 220 1000
  • For answers to all your questions about Autism Friendly Films please visit our FAQs page
  • For the latest Autism Friendly Screening news sign up to our enewsletter on our website
  • Vue tickets are priced from £1.99 because they are older films.

Visit www.dimensions-uk.org/autismfriendly for more information. Please do email if you have any questions.

Follow DimensionsUK on Twitter or Facebook to stay up to date

Thanks again and enjoy the films!


Sarah Clarke (Nee Walters)

Digital Manager

Summer holiday activities

As we are not running our holiday program we will be helping staff with the additional needs sessions that are being offered at Worthing Liesure Centre and Field Place

Please use the links to book your place;

http://www.southdownsleisure.co.uk/junior-activities/holiday-programmes/additional_support_application_form/ WLC

http://www.southdownsleisure.co.uk/junior-activities/holiday-programmes/lets-get-sporty-creative/ Field Place

Summer Fun WLC 1-2-1 sessions




Monday 31st July Gladiators 9.20-12.30
Monday 31st July Frisbee 1.30 -4.30
Tuesday 1st August Target games 9.20-12.30
Tuesday 1st August Racket sports 1.30 -4.30
Wednesday 2nd August Crafts 9.20-12.30
Wednesday 2nd August Gymnastics 1.30 -4.30
Thursday 3rd August Rounders/cricket 9.20-12.30
Thursday 3rd August Exercise 1.30 -4.30
Wednesday 16th August Gladiators 9.20-12.30
Wednesday 16th August Exercise 1.30 -4.30
Thursday 17th August Tennis 9.20-12.30
Thursday 17th August Target games 1.30 -4.30
Friday 18th August Crafts 9.20-12.30
Friday 18th August Get set get wet 1.30 -4.30
Wednesday 30th August Assault course 9.20-12.30
Wednesday 30th August Parachute games 1.30 -4.30
Thursday 31st August Crafts 9.20-12.30
Thursday 31st August Football/Rugby 1.30 -4.30
Friday 1st September The Cube 9.20-12.30
Friday 1st September Get set get wet 1.30 -4.30

Field Place Sporty and Creativity sessions 12 places

Date Activity time
Wednesday 9th August Fun club 10-2
Thursday 10th August Arts & crafts 10-3
Monday 21st August Tennis 10-1
Tuesday 22nd August Pottery 10-3
Wednesday 23rd August Fun club 10-1
Thursday 24th August Arts & Crafts 10-3
Tuesday 29th August Fencing 10-3
Wednesday 30th August Pottery 1.30-6.30
Thursday 31st August Fun club 10-1
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