IASS July 2023 E- Bulletin

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Wolverhampton Summer Holiday Activities 

Real Arts Workshop Summer '23

From 31 July to 11 August Real Arts Workshop welcomes children aged 8- 16 years (25 with EHCP) to attend their Arts, Craft and BSL project.

Learn new artistic skills and develop your BSL signing abilities. Accessible to deaf children and those with SEND.

Book your place here.

Stages summer school

Grand Theatre- Stages Summer School

From 7- 18 August children aged 7- 17 years are invited to Grand Theatre's 'Stages Summer School'.

Tread the boards and work alongside a professional Director, Choreographer and Musical Director, culminating in a fully-staged performance of songs from 4 amazing musicals.

Book by emailing lucy.parker@grandtheatre.co.uk or call 01902 573320 ext. 235 between 10am-2pm Monday to Friday.

Play in a week

Grand Theatre - A Play in a week

From 7- 11 August children aged 7- 17 years are invited to create 'A Play In A Week' in collaboration with Wolverhampton Grand Theatre.

Working with a professional Director and Practitioner, you will work to devise and produce a play from scratch, work on scripting, directing and costuming your play, culminating in a performance for friends and family.

Book your place by email sam.fleming@wlv.ac.uk

Wolverhampton Brazilian Jiu Jitsu: Martial Arts Fitness

From 26 July to 1 September children aged 4- 16 years are invited to Martial Arts Fitness and Fun sessions organised by Wolverhampton Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Learn confidence building and Martial Arts skills, as well as gym access for teenagers.

Book your place here.

Jiu Jitsu

family hub summer 2023

Strive Summer '23

STRIVE Summer Creative Break

 From 24 July to 30 August children aged 4- 16 are welcome to attend STRIVE Summer Creative Break.

Enjoy swimming, rock climbing, sports day, arts & crafts, team building and games.

All children with HAF codes entitled a FREE morning. Book here. 


Soccer Coaching 2000

From 26 July to 18 August Soccer Coaching 2000 offers multi sports holiday camp at locations across Wolverhampton for children aged 5- 12 years.

Locations include St Patrick's Primary school, Stow Heath Primary school and Dovecoats Primary school.

Free entry for children with HAF barcodes. Book your place by emailing josh@soccercoaching2000.co.uk

Beach project

Heath Town Beach Project

From 16- 18 August 11:00am to 5:00pm Hope Community project, Heath Town (The Astro, WV10 0HH) offers residents the chance to feel the sand between their toes at their city seaside project.

No booking necessary and free to access. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Play Day 2023

Yo! Wolves Summer Activities

For a full list of available and accessible activities taking place this summer holiday across Wolverhampton, please visit Yo! Wolves events page: 

Events | Wolverhampton Young Opportunities (yowolves.co.uk)

yo wolves

 Same Difference youth festival

A creative festival showcasing talents of young people (11-18) in Wolverhampton.  Wolverhampton CEP (Cultural Education Partnership) is hosting a youth festival for the second year in West Park, Wolverhampton on Sunday 13 August 2023 11am-5.30pm (nearest entrance Landsdowne Road entrance gates)

Working with the #YES youth board to co-create the festival.  All young people aged 11+ and their families are invited to try out lots of new creative and cultural activities for FREE including: music from local bands, open mic, drop in creative arts, music workshops and more. 

To get your FREE tickets:

If you are a young person who is interested in performing on the main stage please complete this form: 

You’ll need a google account to sign in.

If you would like to know more about the festival, please contact Ros:  wolvescep@gmail.com

Check out the social media with hashtag #WvSameDifference Instagram  http://instagram.com/wolvescep/ @wolvescep  Twitter  http://twitter.com/WvCep @WvCep Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/wolverhamptonCEP To sign up to the CEP newsletter go to:  http://www.wolverhamptoncep.org


Statutory Guidance for

travel to school for compulsory school age children 


The Department for Education has updated its statutory guidance for travel to school for compulsory school age children (5-16 years). The guidance is primarily for local authorities but parents and carers may find it useful.


You can access the guidance through the Government website:
 Home-to-school travel - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

You can also find more information on home to school travel in this Contact factsheet: home_to_school_transport.pdf (wolvesiass.org)

Witherslack Summer 2023

The Witherslack Group:

Summer Camp 2023


The Witherslack Group offers parents and carers is Summer Camp 2023 resource pack; filled with advice, support and activities to support your family during the summer break.

Topics include tips for going on holiday, good nutrition, sleep support, change to routines and online safety.

Find out more Coming Soon - Summer Camp 2023 - Witherslack Group

Autism Understood

Autism Understood


Autism Understood website is created by Autistic young people, for Autistic young people.

Developed so that everyone can gain a better understanding of what autism actually is.

Discover Autistic differences including social, sensory and exectutive functioning difficulties and understand terms such as stimming, burnout and masking.

Access at: Autism Understood

Ambitious About Autism


Talk about Autism is an online community for parents and carers of autistic children and young people.

Register here to join their community and discover what they have to offer. 

Talk About Autism

DfE- reasonable adjustments

Reasonable Adjustments


The Department for Education offers its article into reasonable adjustments and how they help disabled pupils at school.

Understand what a reasonable adjustment is, appropriate interventions and how to work with your child's school for these to be implemented.

Access here.

CDC- Good Learning Practices

Good Learning Practices for education professionals


Council for Disabled Children offers education professionals its guide to good learning practices to improve outcomes for children and young people.

Learning examples include: a graduated response to SEN support in mainstream settings and a bespoke supported internship programme. Read here.

Zebra Access: BSL online courses

Zebra Access Sept '23

Contact- Annual Health Check

Annual Health Checks


Did you know that everyone with a learning disability aged 14+ in the UK is entitled to free annual health checks?

This is crucial to identifying any medical issues early on — and can even help shape a young person's SEN or adulthood transition plans.

For more info visit Contact for Disabled Children's guidance.

Complete our evaluation survey 

Wolves IASS is always grateful for the wonderful feedback we receive from families that have benefitted from our service.

If you have been supported by IASS previously, we would love to hear about your experience with us.

Please complete our evaluation survey here.

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Share your news

We aim to share uplifting stories and good news events from around our wonderful Wolverhampton area! 

If you run services or activities for children with a Special Educational Need or Disability or support their families, we would love to hear from you! 

Also, if you have a happy news story or wish to celebrate the great work of an organisation, please email ias.service@wolverhampton.gov.uk. Please attach a photo or videos and a short blurb to feature. 

We send out the e-bulletin monthly around the first Monday of the month, so we would appreciate this being sent to us by the middle of the previous week.

Our next e-bulletin will be shared early September, so please send any inserts by 29 August 2023.