Families Matter Bitesize E-bulletin: Easter 2024 - Family activities, supporting students during exams and inclusive play survey

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Welcome to your monthly Families Matter E-bulletin from the Parent and Family Support Service.

Each month we share information, advice and opportunities for you to join our networks, support groups or parenting sessions.

Read on to find out how you can connect with other parents and carers, participate in family activities, share your experiences and learn together.

To find out more about the Parent and Family Support Service and access our termly Families Matter magazine, visit our website.

1. Easter

Family fun this Easter holiday

This Easter school holiday, check the Local Offer website for information on upcoming events, activities and holiday clubs for children, young people and families. 

Tower Hamlets parks also have a range of free Easter themed events and Eid arts and crafts activities for all the family to enjoy.

  Local Offer Easter page >

Park events >

Girl painting

Free holiday activities at the Ragged School Museum

The Ragged School Museum are hosting free drop-in Easter holiday activities for families that explore learning in the Victorian era.

Ragged School Museum, 46 - 50 Copperfield Road, E3 4RR

Wednesdays: 3 and 10 April, Thursdays: 4 and 11 April

10am - 4pm

Sessions are free and open to all.  No need to book.

Ragged School Museum >  

2. Writing

Supporting your child through exams

Students need to feel well to perform at their best during exams. In this online session you will discover ways to help boost their wellbeing and manage the stress of exams. You will pick up some tried and tested techniques that could make all the difference to their performance at exam time.

Supporting your child through exams - workshop for parents

Thursday 18 April, 10am - 11am

Delivered online through Zoom.

For more details and to book your place, email parentalengagement@towerhamlets.gov.uk

girl drawing on playground floor

Share your views – Tower Hamlets inclusive play project

Tower Hamlets is working to improve outdoor play spaces across the borough and want to work with the community to help identify and find solutions for overcoming barriers to outdoor play for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and their families.

The aim of the project is to ensure play spaces across Tower Hamlets are areas that are enjoyable and accessible for every child, especially those with SEND as play is important for children’s development.

The survey will explore:

  • How your children with SEND currently use play spaces.
  • Any challenges or barriers they face.
  • Your ideas for making these spaces more inclusive and enjoyable.

Share your views on how to make these play areas better for your children.

Survey here >

Let’s Talk SEND

Let’s Talk SEND: School transition support for parents

Come along to a school transition event for parents of children in Year 4 and 5 with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

There will be a presentation from the Special Educational Needs (SEN) department on the move to secondary school as well as information on independent travel and the Local Offer website with the Family Information Service.

You will also have an opportunity to meet secondary school Special Educational Needs Coordinators (SENCOs).  Lunch will be provided.

Let’s Talk SEND school transition event for parents of children in Year 4 and Year 5 with EHCPs

Wednesday 24 April, 9.30am - 2pm

Brady Arts and Community Centre, 192 - 196 Hanbury Street, E1 5HU

Book here >

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