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Cherry Oak School

Working Together for Success

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Cherry Oak School

Working Together for Success


Family Support

Kate Thompson - Family Support Worker

If you would like to contact Kate please email

Please see her directory below of charities and other organisations who can also offer help.

Basic ICT Skills Course


Would you be interested in a basic skill in ICT course? We have been contacted by South and City  College to see if any parents would like to enrol on this free course.
Firstly, we would like to see how many parents would be interested before contacting the college. This will be run across the federation.
Once we know how many parents are interested more information will follow.

If you would like more information please contact Kate Thompson by phone or email.

Details below:


07899 086058 or

Kind regards


CONTACT-(Previously known as Contact A Family) For families with disabled children.

Useful Booklet on Financial Information For Families With Disabled Children: Money Matters

Scope- Free information, advice and support about disability.


Birmingham Carers Forum (BPCF)- A group of parents & carers who work with education, health & other services to meet the needs of disabled children & families.


Autism West Midlands- Providing specialist support and advice to people of all ages with autism and their families, living in the West Midlands.


MENCAP- Helps to improve the lives of people with a learning disability.


Birmingham Carers Hub- Information and advice about caring.


KIDS West Midlands- We support children with any disability from birth to 25 years of age. We offer our support to the whole family with the aim of giving disabled children a brighter future.


Children's Information & Advice Service- Provides free, confidential and impartial advice, support and guidance on all aspects of childcare & a wide range of services.


Cerebra- a unique national charity that strives to improve the lives of children with neurological conditions, through research, information and direct, on-going support.

Useful information for families travelling through Birmingham Airport with Autistic children:


Birmingham Airport Booklet

Charities that may give Educational grants to families with disabled children

Be Empowered Workshop – Early Support Programme for SEND Parent Carers


Every Wednesday evening from 6pm-9pm for 6 weekly sessions

Starting Wed 6th Jan 2021, and then continues on Wed 13th Jan, Wed 20th Jan, Wed 27th Jan, Wed 3rd Feb and finishes on Wed 10th Feb 2021


We warmly invite you to join in a series of evening online workshops that have been written and led by trainers who are parent/carers of a child with additional needs themselves.

These workshops are for parent/carers of children and young people of any age, with any additional need, following diagnosis. They are an attempt to support parent/carers through times of change and at whatever stage of the journey participants may find themselves.


If you are interested in accessing these evening workshops online, you will need to have a laptop/computer/smartphone with a camera. 

Please note, due to increased demand we may not always be able to offer places automatically. If you are placed on a waiting list, you will be offered a space on a future set of workshops this academic year.

Please apply by completing and signing the attached booking form and consent to either

Sarah Adams (Early Years Inclusion Support) Tel: 07827 082751   

or Oenca Fontaine (Parent Engagement Consultant)


Deadline for receiving bookings is Friday 11th December 2020!

Disability Living Allowance Guide