Hamilton School Summer Playscheme

Hamilton School is offering a 2 week playscheme as part of the Happy Healthy Holidays programme for pupils with Autism and complex learning difficulties.  Children will enjoy physical and creative play opportunities with breakfast, smoothie making and a hot and healthy lunch. See the attached flyer and contact school to book a place (more…)

Summer Sessions at Victoria School

Sessions for children and young people at Victoria School and Specialist Art College and Cherry Oak School are running this summer at Victoria School, Northfield as part of the Happy Healthy Holidays program funded by central government and organised in Birmingham by a consortium of local groups.   The program aims to give the children in…Read moreRead more

Extended Summer Sessions at Baskerville School

Baskerville School students have an opportunity as part of Birmingham’s Happy Healthy Holidays program to attend extended summer sessions where they can enjoy sports, games and healthy food.  The scheme runs 22-26 July at the school in Harborne. Baskerville School is a special school for students aged 11 to 19 years, with autistic spectrum disorders…Read moreRead more

About Children on the Autistic Spectrum and their Experience of School

Of children on the autism spectrum: over a third (34%) say that the worst thing about being at school is being picked on; nearly two -thirds (63%) are not in the kind of school their parents believe would best support them; more than 1 in 6 have been suspended from school; and 1 in 25 has…Read moreRead more

More than 1 in 10 children with special educational needs has a diagnosis of autism

More than one in ten (11%) of children with special educational needs in state funded schools has a diagnosis of autism.  The number of Statements/EHC Plans that list autism as the primary need increased by 3% between 2010 and 2013. Source: Special educational needs in England published in January 2014 by DfE (more…)

Sports to Inclusion – 24 Jan 10-12.30, Hamstead Hall

We’re looking into how schools, groups and organisations are making opportunities for inclusion through sport and physical activity. One quarter of Birmingham children and young people are at risk of being left out from the mainstream- through disability, mental health or other needs, and a wide range of other factors; Children’s Quarter members and supporters…Read moreRead more

Schools & Communities – Cooperating for Inclusion Nov 20 Birmingham

Join Tim Brighouse, Mick Waters and Children’s Quarter Member Groups at this event looking at how schools and communities can work together better for vulnerable children.  The Children’s Quarter Co-operative is aiming to develop and launch a charter describing how schools and communities can work together better, at the event on November 20. DOWNLOAD THE…Read moreRead more

In the ‘Average’ Classroom of 30 Children…

3 children would be living with limiting long-term conditions 8 children have a parent with mental health problems and 1 child would be living in a household where both parents have serious mental health problems 3 children would have relatively serious mental health issues themselves 1 child would be caring for their parents or siblings…Read moreRead more

Half of children have been bullied… and weight and body shape are the main focus

In a typical classroom of 30 children, 15 will have been bullied at some point in their time at school according to the Office of the Children’s Commissioner.  Most bullying focuses on weight and body shape – and it has major impact on victims according to a 2015 survey for Good Morning Britain’s Action! Against Bullying campaign.  That…Read moreRead more

More than Half of Young People Bullied because of how they look…

More than half (55%) of ALL young people have been bullied about the way they look according to a YMCA report.  Most of the bullying focuses on weight and body shape; two fifths of those being bullied experience it at least once a week.  Contrary to popular belief, bullying mainly happens face to face in…Read moreRead more