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Immunisation Letters 15th March 2021

Letter to Parents 9th March 2021

School Nurse Christmas Newsletter

Careers Spotlight Newsletter


We have received an email from our Local Safeguarding Children Board which we have been asked to share with all parents:


Information on Routine School Aged Immunisations:

Academy Conversion

Cranbury College to join Maiden Erlegh Trust

Maiden Erlegh Trust is delighted to announce that Cranbury College has today, 1 August 2020, joined the Trust. All those involved are looking forwards to continuing our collaboration on a number of exciting initiatives which will support children and young people both at Cranbury College and other Maiden Erlegh Trust Schools, in addition to other establishments across the local area. Together we will also be able to provide opportunities for professional development and support for staff in local mainstream and special schools.

Mary Davies, Chief Executive Officer of Maiden Erlegh Trust, said:“I am thrilled to be able to welcome Cranbury College into the Maiden Erlegh community. I have been so impressed by the staff and their professionalism and compassion which means that every learner is determined and able to maximise every opportunity presented to them. Maiden Erlegh Trust is committed to building on the many strengths of Cranbury College and working with them to be able to provide for more young people both at the college and through outreach work.”

The Headteacher of Cranbury College, Mandy Wilton said: “We are all absolutely delighted to be joining Maiden Erlegh Trust.  It is clearly dedicated to being an Education Trust for the whole community and working with the Alternative Provision sector demonstrates how inclusive the Trust is.  We are excited about the potential for all of our students and the excellent professional opportunities to work with our colleagues in MET schools and our wider school community in Reading and neighbouring authorities”

Prof Dr Kate Reynolds, Director of Education at Brighter Futures for Children, said:“The Maiden Erlegh Trust has an excellent track record of running schools in Reading and the surrounding areas and I am sure its experience and commitment to quality teaching will help Cranbury College to flourish.  Cranbury College plays a vital role in the support and development of young learners in Reading and joining the Maiden Erlegh Trust will allow more pupils to benefit from the dedication and professionalism of its staff.”

Nick Jones, Chair of Maiden Erlegh Trust Board, said: “We have been working with Cranbury College to forge a highly successful and much valued partnership which has already enriched the prospects for young people in our care and so we are delighted to now formally and warmly welcome this impressively able and compassionate team of people to our Trust. I thank them for joining with us to further strengthen the moral and inclusive reach of our offer to local families and communities.”

Maiden Erlegh Trust is an education community based in Reading which was established in October 2014. The Trust currently serves nearly 4000 students and runs three mainstream secondary schools, one secondary special school and a primary school. At the heart of the Trust’s values are excellence and ambition for all, inclusive practice and breadth of provision so that every child can flourish.  

Press release:

1 August 2020

School Nursing Service

Some of our school nursing team have been redeployed and are doing an amazing job working on the wards at our local hospitals, however the rest of the school nursing team is still available to help support children and young people and their families with health concerns and to stay safe.
Please contact your local team:

Bracknell Forest
0300 365 6000 and select option 3

0118 949 5055

0118 955 6888

West Berkshire 
01635 273384

CAMHS Resources

CAMHS Resources Website

A website containing resources and links to support young people and families with their mental health and emotional wellbeing.

> Click Here


Berkshire West Safeguarding Children Partnership Website

The website is a dedicated page to provide information and advice for our children, parents, carers and practitioners. The website covers a wide range of subjects, including domestic abuse, emotional health, financial help, coping strategies for new parents, home schooling, keeping children safe online .etc..

> Link for parents and carers - Click here

> Link for information on Child and Babies - Click here

Home Learning Resources

Coronavirus Advice

Letter to Parents (20/04/2020) -Routine School Aged Immunisations  :

> Letter to Parents

Letter to Parents (06/04/2020) - Examinations Summer 2020 Update :

> Letter to Parents

Letter to Parents (17/03/2020):

> Letter to Parents

Letter to Parents (16/03/2020):

> Letter to Parents

Information from Public Health England about the Coronovirus:

> Coronavirus Advice

Money Mules

Information from Thames Valley Police about Money Muling:

> Money Muling Advice

Autism Friendly Christmas

Parent Partnership

This is a confidential  service which aims to promote partnership between parents of children with special educational needs and those who provide services that can support them.

0118 937 3421

Talking Therapy

Talking therapy is a counselling service for anyone who’s going through a bad time or who has emotional problems they can’t sort out on their own.


Family Rights Group

Family rights group is charity in England and Wales that advises families whose children are involved with or need children’s services because of welfare needs or concerns.

0808 801 0366

FRANK - the A-Z of Drugs

FRANK helps you find out everything you might want to know about drugs (and some stuff you don't).

0300 123 6600

NHS Direct

Will assess your problem and advise you on the best course of action. If you’re feeling unwell at the time of your call, you may be told how you can look after yourself at home, or we may recommend seeing a pharmacist (chemist).

0845 4647

Berkshire Women's Aid

Each year we are contacted by over seven thousand women who either fear or are experiencing, abuse at home or in a relationship. If you suspect you are being abused, Berkshire Women's Aid (BWA) can help you regain control of your life.

Helpline Number:
0118 950 4003

Children’s Action Teams (CATs)

Children’s Action Teams (CATs) in Reading are local teams providing help, guidance and support, working together with families and communities to create and achieve positive change for Reading’s children and young people.

0118 937 6545

Reading Borough Council Housing Benefits

If you are on a low income you may be able to get Housing Benefit to help towards your rent. You can claim Housing benefit whether you are employed or unemployed.

0118 937 2329

Reading Citizens Advice

We provide free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities. We value diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination.

0845 671 6380

Community Welfare Rights


SEN information Sessions

Brighter Futures for Children is committed to supporting families to participate as fully as possible in decision-making. To help them do this, the SEND Team hold a weekly information session that parents or young people can book a slot to speak with a SEND Case Officer. This is an opportunity to ask questions about SEND, understand the EHC Needs Assessment process and learn about how outcomes are key to Brighter Futures for Children’s assessment process.

Beginning on Friday 11 October, the sessions are held every Friday between 10am and 12 pm in 20 minute slots at Reading Civic Centre and must be booked in advance.  Sessions take place with a Case Officer and are personal, so not held in a group.

A session will be offered to every family where a EHC Needs Assessment has been requested for a child. The sessions are also open to any parent or young person who is considering requesting an assessment.

To book a slot, please contact the SEND Team on:

0118 937 2674

Phone Line Open: 9am-1pm Monday, 9am-5pm Tuesday, 1pm-5pm Wednesday, 9am-5pm Thursday & 9am-1pm Friday
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