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Spring 2022 Newsletter 2 (14/02/22) 

Please see updates from wider teams and services. Any questions or queries please ask!

Berkshire ResearchED event
We are delighted to announce the FIRST EVER researchED Berkshire, taking place at Desborough College in Maidenhead on the 7th of May 2022. We’ll have an excellent selection of evidence-based talks to tickle your researchED taste buds!

Tickets are available here.

Outreach Feedback

RBWM would appreciate hearing your opinion on the commissioned outreach in the Borough (Manor Green and SHINE). Please follow this link.

This information will support the development and continuation of them.

SENCo updates

Don't forget to share and complete the Strategy consultation document!

*Collaborative responsibilities staff meeting - please find attached a staff meeting created by the Area SENCo team, which we hope you will be able to deliver to your staff next term.
Once you have delivered this training please send any feedback to me!

Key dates this term:
*Annual SEND Conference - 1st March 2022 - flyer attached!

Training from the SEND team on the Consultation Process and writing responses to consultation - March 15th 3.45 - 5.15 (Virtual)
Five year SEND strategy Consultation closes 28/02
You are invited to contribute to this consultation which will take place between January and February 2022 so we are able to gather the views of stakeholders, including parents, children and young people and a wide range of professionals and practitioners.
Find out more here complete the survey online here
Please share with families too!

Time to Talk Next Steps and PfA training

In July 2021, NDTi launched Time to Talk Next Steps , a three-year programme to support young people with additional needs aged 16-25 years across England with confidence building and motivation for the future. 
This free virtual service is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund. It is available throughout the year and is designed for young people who are experiencing anxiety, isolation and who have limited or no plans for the future post COVID-19.  Young people, family members or professionals can make a Request for Support on our webpage here
The project is being delivered in partnership with national disability charity, Contact, who provide support, information and workshops for parents and carers of young people receiving support on transition to adulthood through workshops and individual “listening ear” support.
Please help us to circulate information about the project to schools, colleges, families and support providers by forwarding this email and directing them to our webpage here. We are especially keen to reach young people and parents and carers from ethnically diverse groups. 
In a recent blog, Jackie Claxton Ruddock one of our  Time to Talk Next Steps Supporters explains how the project aims to change approaches and to enable young people and their parents and carers  to rebuild connections

NDTi will be running 2 online after school training sessions on PfA outcomes 

Understanding Preparing for Adulthood outcomes.
An online training session for the SE region.
Session one
Wednesday 2nd March from 3.30 – 5.50
Session Two
Repeated on Friday 18th March from 3.30 – 5.50
Booking link is here
Parent Surveys - please share
From IAS 
Have you heard about the Parent Carer Wellbeing Study? It’s a national survey of parent carers in England that will inform better support for carers in crisis. If you live in England and care for a child under 18 with a long-term illness or disability, you’re invited to share your experiences in a short survey. Go to to complete the survey online or request a hard copy.

From Healthwatch
Healthwatch Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead is launching a new project to understand the experiences of South Asian unpaid carers in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and we would really welcome your help to encourage as many South Asian carers to take part as possible.  Mind the gap resources attached.

Resources and training