Update: Summer scheme for complex needs

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Some of you will be aware that there have been some last minute changed to the provision of the summer scheme options for children 11-25 with complex needs. Now finally the plans have been confirmed: the the Charlton Park Academy Transition Summer Play Scheme will be the ONE and ONLY scheme, incorporating the CACT summer play scheme, and will be based at Charlton Park Academy.

The scheme will now be open for students aged 11-25 years old and will also be open to young people 11-25 who do not attend Charlton Park Academy.

Please see a letter/statement below from Mark Dale-Emberton, Co-Principal Charlton Park Academy, outlining the new arrangements. Please note new booking and registration details.


Dear Parent/Carer

We would like to apologise for some confusion regarding the summer schemes offer available to young people in Royal Greenwich this year. As a result, we have decided to combine two separate schemes so that the Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT) summer programme will now be combined and delivered by Charlton Park Academy (CPA) as part of their offer. Both CPA and CACT are very sorry for any confusion and concern this may have caused. Any young person registered on the CACT summer programme will have their registration transferred to the CPA programme.

The revised dates the scheme will be running are:

25th July – 29th July
1st August – 5th August
8th August – 12th August
15th August – 19th August

The times for the scheme will be 10-3pm
Pick ups will be from 8:15-9:00 and drop offs will be no later than 4pm

As part of this new revised agreement we will be holding some additional registration sessions at Charlton Park Academy on the following dates, to ensure everyone has the opportunity to register their interest. Young people will need to either be a resident or attend a school in Royal Greenwich and aged 11-25 to be eligible for the scheme.

Registration dates/ Venue Charlton Park Academy

20th June 2016
21st June 2016
22nd June 2016

Please note that you are able to request up to four weeks, however only one week is guaranteed. Once registered you will be contacted to confirm your child’s place on any additional weeks and to arrange payment.

Additional Payment sessions that will take place on the following dates:

Payment sessions/Venue Charlton Park Academy

12th July 2016
14th July 2016

Charlton Park Academy is on Charlton Park Road, Charlton, London SE7 8HX

Tel: 020 8249 6844 Fax: 020 8317 8053 Email: mailbox@charltonparkacademy.co.uk Principal: Mark Dale-Emberton www.charltonparkacademy.com

All registration and payment sessions will be held at Charlton Park Academy, Charlton Park Road, SE7 8HX (entrance via main reception).

The cost of the programme will continue to be £125 per week. Concessions are available upon request and subject to meeting concession criteria (available upon request).

Our summer play scheme is for children of all disabilities and provides them with the opportunity to socialise with other young people. Each day the children will be picked up by CPA buses. The scheme is based at CPA with both on and off site activities, appropriate to the needs of the young people which may include:

Seaside Trips
Farm/Zoo Trips
Move/Physio Sessions
Theme Park Trips
Pub Lunch/ Bouncy Castle’s Trip
Disco and BBQ
Arts and Crafts and many more

(All trips are subject to change)

For further information please call 07785 794274 or email ceather@charltonparkacademy.co.uk

Chris Eather
Afterschool/ Holiday Scheme Coordinator, Charlton Park Academy

We believe that this revised scheme will lead to more children being given a wider choice of activities to ensure that their choices and needs are met and that they have even more fun with their friends and with our staff that know them well.

Yours faithfully,
Mark Dale-Emberton
Co-Principal Charlton Park Academy.

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