IASS July 2024 E- Bulletin

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Welcome to our
July 2024 E- Bulletin



IASS Training Event:

Supporting School Transitions - Tips for Parents and Carers of SEND children


Come join us at the

Brickkiln Community Centre, Cherry Street WV3 0QW

on Friday 12th July 2024 at 12:30 PM

for an event aimed at helping parents and carers of SEND children navigate the challenges of school transitions. Whether your child is starting school for the first time or moving on to the next phase of their education, this event will provide valuable tips and advice to support them through this important milestone. Don't miss out on this opportunity to make the transition smoother for both you and your child!

Tickets are selling out fast book your place now Supporting School Transitions - Tips for Parents and Carers of SEND children Tickets, Fri, Jul 12, 2024 at 12:30 PM | Eventbrite

SEN Support easy read doc

New IASS resources 

SEN Support Easy Read

We are delighted to have worked with young people from Highfields Secondary school and the Orchard Centre, Lawnswood Campus to co-produce our SEN Support Easy Read leaflet.

A really big thank you to them for their feedback and support.

You can find the SEN Easy Read leaflet on our website: SEN Support (wolvesiass.org)


Appealing Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) decisions factsheet

Our new Appeal factsheet provides guidance for parents, carers and young people on the appeal process for challenging decisions made by the local authority in regards to an Education, Health and Care needs assessment (ECHNA) or an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

You can find the appeal factsheet on our website link: Appealing Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) decisions (wolvesiass.org)


Symbol Supported IASS policies

We now have symbol supported documents to explain our Confidentiality, Impartiality and Privacy policies.

To read the policies visit our website: Policies | Wolverhampton Information, Advice & Support Service (wolvesiass.org)

Base 25 logo

SEND Solutions Surgery


IASS is pleased to announce in partnership with Base 25 we will be delivering our SEND Solutions surgery once a month starting on:

Thursday 25th July 1:00 to 4:00pm at:

Base 25 café

29-31 Temple St, Wolverhampton


Lisa and Lauren will be there to offer information and advice on matters relating to special educational needs and disability for children and young people up to 25 years.

Do pop in for a coffee and a chat. We also have confidential space if you require.

For more information about Base 25 visit their website: Base 25 – Supporting young people in Wolverhampton

CAMHS parent carer workshops 2024- 2025

CAMHS workshops 2024- 2025

family fund

Family Fund:
Discover more Support


Family Fund has launched its free 'discover more support' search tool on its website.

Parents and carers can browse through the 130 organisations listed to find more support and gain help on topics such mental health, wellbeing, benefits, disability and education.

Access at: Discover more support - Family Fund

Summer Holiday Activities

WV active

WV Active centres

Throughout the summer holidays, WV active centres across the city are offering a range of sports activities for children and young people to get active for free.

Enjoy cricket, badminton, swimming, junior gym, fitness circuits, girls only multi- sports, sports court hire and SEN multi- sports sessions.

Book at: Events | Wolverhampton Young Opportunities (yowolves.co.uk)


Genius tuition

Genius summer holiday club

Join Genius summer holiday club from 22 July to 15 August for mini Olympics, water games and creative activities.

For children aged 5- 14, taking place in Bilston, Penn and Wednesfield.

Book at: Eequ · After school. In place of school. Beyond school.


Active future

Active Future

Children aged 5- 14 are invited to Active future sessions at Springvale Primary School from 22 July to 2 August.

Activities include chase and invasion games, Football, Cricket, Dodgeball and Basketball, Nerf battles and themed arts and crafts.

Take part at Springvale Primary School, Colton Hills School and Hilton Hall. Book at: Events | Wolverhampton Young Opportunities (yowolves.co.uk)


Big local venture

Big Local Venture 

WV10 Consortium offers its Big Local Venture from 22 July to 15 August. Learn outdoor camping skills, try archery, get creative, learn how to customise clothes and upcycle things from home. Create your own journal using painting and textile techniques, and learn how to be a DJ mixing music on the decks.

Available ages 4- 16 at Big Local Venture Centre, Chesterton Road, WV10 8SP. Book at: Eequ · After school. In place of school. Beyond school.


Learn Play Tech games

Learnplay Tech Games activities

Learnplay Foundation offers 'tech games' activities running from 22 July to 30 August for teenagers aged
12- 16 years to learn the secrets of games development and board games.

Taking place at Parish Church of Saint Matthew, WV1 2DN. Book at: Eequ · After school. In place of school. Beyond school.


Soccer Coaching 2000

Soccer Coaching 2000

Soccer Coaching 2000 offers children aged 5- 12 years its Football and Multi- sports events from 22 July to 16 August.

Get active with sports including football, dodge ball, baseball, tri golf, archery, ultimate frisbee, tag rugby, badminton, tennis, volleyball, cricket, hockey, running, agility, balance & co-ordination circuits and jump rope.

Book your place at: Eequ · After school. In place of school. Beyond school.


Snooker stars

Snooker Stars

Children aged 12- 16 years are invited to attend Golden Cue Pool and Snooker, Bilston, WV14 7LH to discover fun snooker sessions for youngsters.

Each session will create a fantastic group atmosphere where youngsters engage with one another and build bonds of friendship whilst building confidence and learning a new skill.

Expert coaching provided so that each youngster attending improves their skills and ability on the table so that they can become Snooker Stars!

Book at: Eequ · After school. In place of school. Beyond school.


Motive 8

Motive 8 Summer Activity Camp

Motive 8 offers its summer activity camp at Ormiston New Academy and Out Lady St Chad's School from 22 July to 9 August.

Available for children from 10- 16 years to explore activities from multi-sport, workshops, arts and crafts, quiz's and board games.

Book at: Eequ · After school. In place of school. Beyond school.


Raw arts

RAW real arts and BSL

Real Arts Workshops offers children and young people aged
7- 25 years their summer HAF arts and BSL programme.

Explore a wide range of visual arts such as pop art, watercolour paintings, Anime art, Illustration, ceramic tile designs, clay work etc and some British Sign Language learning with a Deaf tutor and fun BSL games. Materials and tuition is included.

Running from 29 July to 9 August at The Workspace in All Saints, WV2 1EL. Book at: Eequ · After school. In place of school. Beyond school.



Fifth Avenue 

WV10 Consortium offers children aged 4- 16 years its musical and digital performance workshops. Gain music tuition and singing coaching. Have a try at drums, base, keyboard, guitars and percussion and learn how to create and present podcasts.

Taking place at Fifth Ave Community Centre, WV10 9TB from 30 July to 23 August. Book at: Eequ · After school. In place of school. Beyond school.



Martial Arts and Fitness Fun 

Wolverhampton BJJ offers its summer activities of mixed martial arts including Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, kick boxing, MMA, self defence, fitness, weights workouts and stamina games.


Running from 23 July to 30 August at Cockshutts Lane, WV2 3NP for children ages 4- 16 years. Book at: Eequ · After school. In place of school. Beyond school.


The Way

The Way Youth Zone Holiday Club 

The Way Youth Zone welcomes children aged 8- 12 years its holiday club from 5 to 30 August at School Street, WV3 0NR.

Enjoy an action packed holiday club for the budding explorer, artist or sports superstar! Make friends, unleash creativity, and conquer teamwork challenges!

Book at: Eequ · After school. In place of school. Beyond school.


Gazebo Theatre Summer 2024

Gazebo Theatre Summer Holiday Fun 

Gazebo theatre offers its summer fun programme to 8- 16 year olds with a HAF code.

Enjoy fun drama workshops, arts and play. Spaces are limited.

Book at: Eequ · After school. In place of school. Beyond school.

Same Difference Festival: Saturday 3 August

Same difference festival


Young people aged 11- 18 in Wolverhampton are invited to attend Same Difference Festival; an event showcasing local creative talent. Enjoy music from local bands, open mic, drop in creative arts and music workshops.

Get your 3 August free ticket at: Same Difference youth festival Tickets, Sat 3 Aug 2024 at 11:00 | Eventbrite


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 at: Wolverhampton IASS Survey Jan - Dec 2024 - City of Wolverhampton Council - Citizen Space

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