Belmore Primary Academy

Parent Workshops & Support

At Belmore Primary Academy we know that our parents/carers sometimes need advice on how they can support their child with Special Educational Needs, or any other concerns that they may have regarding their child’s development. 

As a school we will always try our best to provide support and advice to our parents/carers, but we appreciate that there are more experienced and qualified professionals that you can access.

This is where we hope this page will help.

Keep checking this page for regularly updated information regarding agencies, websites and events that are occurring within school and the community, which we think you could find helpful to support them to meet the needs of their children.

HACS Workshop 

HACS would like to inform Hillingdon PCF members about a workshop that HACS have coming up, and to extend a very generous exclusive discount to Hillingdon PCF members:

MARK BROWN - Special Needs, Disability and the Online World – Thursday 18th July, 6pm – 9pm

50% discount for Hillingdon PCF members, quote “HACSPCF” when booking (Was £40, now £20)

The summer holidays are creeping up upon us and many children, young people and adults with additional needs will spend many hours of their day online. Whether this is using chat rooms, online gaming, social media or through sites of interest, the dangers the individual faces can be massive and widespread. However, often the online world can be a person's only real social outlet. So how can parents, carers and professionals enable the individual to utilise such a useful tool such as the internet whilst keeping safe?  Within this workshop, Mark will explore the internet and some of the many hazards. Mark will also explore potential tips and ideas on what everyone can do to minimise the risk to an individual with additional needs whilst enabling them to stay safe online.

For more details, please see attached flyer or contact or call 020 8606 6780.

Survey - The things that effect you on a daily basis 

We need your opinion!

We would like to know a little more about the things that effect you on a daily basis. 

If you would like to share some info with us that will help us to create a more detailed picture of the issues that are effecting our service users and shape the future projects and support provided by DASH, then please fill in the anonymous survey by clicking on the button below. 

DSC Summer Festival 2019 

The time has finally come – Save your place for this year’s DSC Summer Festival 2019

This year’s Summer Festival will be a special one as we will be celebrating our 5th Summer Festival birthday – so come help us celebrate.

As always it will be an incredible day with over 20 different inclusive sports, special guests, stall holders, merchandise and much more. See key details below;

Friday 26th July 2019
10am – 2.30pm
Westway Sports and Fitness Centre, 1 Crowthorne Rd, London W10 6RP
£3 per person

As you can see, we have had to introduce a small fee for this year’s Summer Festival but for those that have come in the past I’m sure you’ll agree is great value for money. We are offering an Early Bird sale of £2 per person if you register and pay before 21st June 2019. For individuals please register using the link below;

If you would like to bring a group along we are offering at discounted rate of £2 per person for groups of 15 participants or more. Please find attached the registration form – please return no later than Friday 12th July.

To read more information about last year’s event, use the link below;

If you are interest in attending please fill in the form:



Sleep Success Workshop 

Please click on the button below to view a flyer for the Sleep Success Workshop that is being held in June/July at Centre for ADHD and Autism Support, Television House, 2nd Floor, 269 Field End Road, Eastcote HA4 9XA (venue information attached).

There is a booking link on the flyer for anyone who is interested in attending. Places are limited and parents/carers will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Autism Specialists Workshops 

Don’t miss out on the workshops below: 

Comic Strip Conversations

Comic Strip Conversations is a strategy developed by Carol Gray in the USA to support students with autism by extending their social understanding and helping staff working with them to understand how the child with autism perceives their social world. This strategy can be used to support problem solving and to help ‘un-pick’ difficult situations. They are a fantastic tool for staff to use in their everyday work with students on the autism spectrum.

   Workshop Title

   Comic Strip Conversations

   Date 1

   Tuesday 4th June at 10am – 12pm


   Autism Specialists


   HACS Resource Centre, Dudley Place, Off Pinkwell Lane, Hayes     UB3 1PB


   £40 HACS Family Members / £70 for Professionals

   Who can attend

   Parents, Carers and Professionals

Lego Based Therapy

  • What Lego Based Therapy is and how it was developed.
  • How and why Lego Based Therapy is proven to support progress in children & young people diagnosed with autism (an outline of how people with autism think and learn will be given based on current research).
  • An opportunity to examine ways to implement Lego Based Therapy in your own setting.
  • Examining tools to assess outcomes within the Lego Based Therapy framework.
  • Time will be spent in groups undertaking a Lego Based Therapy activity.

Lego Starter Kit included

   Workshop Title

   Lego Based Therapy

   Date 1

   Tuesday 4th June at 1pm – 3pm


   Autism Specialists


   HACS Resource Centre, Dudley Place, Off Pinkwell Lane, Hayes     UB3 1PB


   £40 HACS Family Members / £70 for Professionals

   Who can attend

   Parents, Carers and Professionals

If you would like more information, please refer to the publicity attached. To book your place please visit

Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) Workshop 

Don’t miss out on our PDA Workshop! Two workshops to choose from. 

Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) is a complex autism spectrum condition characterised by high anxiety and a need to be in control.  As a result of high anxiety individuals with PDA can find everyday demands and requests intolerable.  Often children and young people with PDA can display behaviours that are challenging to others.

This workshop will provide information and understanding about the condition and most importantly a toolkit of strategies that can be effective when parenting and caring for those with PDA.

  Workshop Title

  PDA – Pathological Demand Avoidance


  Wednesday 15th May 2019


  12pm – 3pm OR 6pm – 9pm


  Laura Kerbey – Founder of PAST (Positive Autism Support & Training)


  HACS Resource Centre, Dudley Place, Off Pinkwell Lane, Hayes
  UB3 1PB


  £15 HACS Members / £25 non-members

  Who can attend

  Parents, Carers and Professionals

If you would like more information, please refer to the publicity attached.

How to book

Booking in advance is required. Please complete the booking form attached to request your place. Send your booking forms to us by email, post or by hand. 


Post or deliver by hand: HACS, Dudley Place, Hayes, UB3 1PB

Telephone to complete a booking form: 0208 606 6780

Your booking will be confirmed once payment has been received.

Hillingdon Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy (SALT) 

We have been asked to spread awareness about the following website, Hillingdon Talks: Hillingdon Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy (SALT)

You can access information about the three specialist SALT teams (Early Years, Mainstream, Hearing Impairment), including making a referral. Three teams but one service!

Please take a look at what the teams can offer, and to access information and support. We hope all our parents/carers make full use of this service.

 Special Needs Water Sports Day 

For details of this year’s Water Sports Day on Sunday 9 June 2019, click on the link below at HOAC (Hillingdon Outdoor Activities Centre) - a day of fun for special needs individuals aged 8 upwards.

The cost is £5.00 per person, with a maximum of 2 carers per person allowed free of charge. The attached booking form and payment must be returned to HOAC in advance please.

If your child is transitioning this summer 

Please can you take a moment to read the flyer regarding our latest research recruitment and pass it to any contacts you may feel would be interested in taking part.

If your child is transitioning this summer, and has Downs Syndrome, Williams Syndrome or is on the Autism Spectrum,  we would really like you to get in touch. 

Please click here to view a flyer outlining an important research project that we are conducting into the transition process and evidence of good practice. It would involve you filling out an on-line questionnaire before and after their transition.  We reward your efforts with a £10 amazon voucher.

We would really like to hear from you.  Families that have already taken part in our 2018 summer transition work found it very supportive and a great way to monitor the process.

HACS Workshops & Courses 

We are excited to share our up and coming workshops and courses. Please find attached our Workshop Newsletter for more information. Further publicity is due to follow. Bookings are now open. Please complete the booking form below to request your place on any of the below courses/workshops.

Workshops coming up:

  • Understanding Autism
  • ESA – Part of Universal Credits
  • PDA – Pathological Demand Avoidance
  • Autism: Women & Girls
  • Autism: Promoting Positive Behaviour
  • The Online World – Keeping your Child/Teenager Safe
  • Lego Based Therapy Training

Legal Advice Workshops coming up:

  • Running your own Tribunal Appeal
  • Getting an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP)
  • NHS Continuing Health Care, Adult Social Care, Powers of Attorney and Deputy ships – Ages 25 – 105 and Beyond

Hillingdon Borough SEND Local Offer 

The purpose of the local offer is to enable parents and young people to see more clearly what services are available in their area and how to access them. Knowing what is available and how it is accessed gives more choice and control over what support is right for your child. Parents need to know how to access provision: whether through a statement (or an Education, Health and Care Plan) or not.

The offer includes provision from birth to 25, across education, health and social care and has been developed in conjunction with children and young people, parents and carers, and local services, including schools, colleges, health and social care agencies.

For more information click here