World Gymnaestrada 2019

800 gymnasts representing Great Britain were part of the 16th World Gymnaestrada in Austria last week.  The GB gymnasts joined 18,500 other gymnasts from 69 countries.

Spartac Gymnastics Club - a mixed ability inclusive squad who have 25 gymnasts age range 4-37, 5 mainstream and 20 with a range of disabilities including Down Syndrome and Trisomy 3, were amongst those performing in Austria this week.  The team performed displays and celebrated the diversity, skill and excitement of gymnastics.  A number of both past and present St Helens pupils are part of the club, and appeared on BBC Breakfast news on Sunday 7th July!


Ambitious about autism

Ambitious about Autism is running a campaign aimed at tackling loneliness among autistic young people. The charity’s youth patrons have created a series of ‘top tips’ outlining small changes in attitudes and behaviours that will help make autistic young people feel more included and accepted in different aspects of life.

The tips cover education, the workplace, youth groups and out and about in the community. The tips will be published weekly on the charity’s website where they can be downloaded and shared.

To request postcards of each set of tips, please email  or to support on social media follow @AmbitiousAutism #IncludeAutism


St Helens Council to offer Apprenticeships to Young People with SEND

For full article, please follow the link to St Helens Star below:

St Helens Council SEND Apprenticeships



Featured here are some of the organisational newsletters .... if you have access to others that you would like to share, please let us know and we will be happy to include a link on this page!


For a full list of upcoming training events organized by the NW SEND Regional Network, please follow the link below:

North West Regional Network


Below are the newsletters from the North West Regional Network.  These newsletters contain a wealth of resources that you may find useful:

July 2019

May 2019

April 2019 

March 2019

February 2019

January 2019

December 2018

October 2018

Summer 2018

June 2018

May 2018

Spring 2018


The purpose of the Local Offer is to enable parents and young people to see more clearly what services are available for children with special educational needs and disabilities in their area, and how to access them.

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