Term Dates for School Year 2021-22Term dates 2021-22

Term 2

1 November 2021 – students return
Ends: 21 December 2021 at 1pm
Christmas break: 22 December 2021- 4 January 2022
(School closed on Wednesday, 22 December 2021 in lieu of 2022 Jubilee Bank Holiday)

Term 3

5 January 2022 – students return
Ends: 18 February 2022 at 3pm
Half term: 21 – 25 February 2022

Family Workshops and Events+

Click below to find out more about the Brighter Beginnings virtual workshops and events, which are free to join and organised specially for families of children with SEND

Kooth & Qwell’ Event+

We are really excited to announce that Kooth Plc can now provide support for both children and young people
AND their parents/carers across Liverpool. Kooth is available for all children and young people age 10 – 25 and
Qwell is available to all parents and carers aged 26+.
On Wednesday 13th October at 6pm we would like to invite all parents and carers along to our ‘Discover
Kooth & Qwell’ event via Zoom to find out how we can support both you and your child with your mental
To register for our FREE event please CLICK HERE
This event will include:
● Meet North West Kooth and Qwell Manager
● Listening to our Kooth Engagement Leads tell you about Kooth and Qwell
● Top Tips on talking to young people about mental health
● How each feature of the Kooth and Qwell website works
● How young people and parents/carers benefit from the service
● How our online service and peer forums work
● How we safeguard at risk young people and adults
● Q&A’s
Kooth and Qwell have been commissioned in Liverpool to provide a safe and anonymous mental health and
wellbeing service. There are no costs, no waiting lists, no referrals and no need criteria required to access the
service, which is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and delivered
by Kooth plc, the UK’s largest digital mental health provider.
The service encourages peer to peer support via moderated discussion forums and self-help through engaging
with our online magazine and activities. Our services also give adults and young people the opportunity to
access online text-based counselling and support from qualified counsellors and emotional wellbeing
practitioners who are available from 12 noon to 10pm on a weekday and from 6pm to 10pm on a Saturday
and Sunday.
Here at Kooth Plc, we are passionate about your wellbeing. We hope to see you on the 13th October.
If you have any questions in the meantime please contact

Research Café Online Events+

Join the discussion, learn something new!

Research Cafe is a friendly event open to everyone – students, parents, governors, researchers and friends of Abbot’s Lea School. You will be able to meet three researchers, hear about their new findings, ask questions and suggest new ideas.

Past events:
Wednesday, 12 May 2021
at 11 am on Zoom

Tuesday, 23 November 2021 at 7 pm on Zoom

Make an Impact with Triple-A in the Classroom: Attention, Arousal, Anxiety
Access recording – click here

Preferences for Online Research (University of Leeds)+

Dear Students and Families,

My name is Anita and I am a researcher at the University of Leeds. I am trying to find out how we can make research and testing more exciting and enjoyable for autistic teens, given our current climate of online learning, research, and meetings. To do this, I hope to interview (online) 10 autistic adolescents (between 12-16 years) to get their opinions on different types of online research. As a thank you, each participant will get a £10 amazon voucher.

If you are interested in taking part or would like more information, please contact me using the email bellow.

Thank you and I hope you all take care and stay safe.

Anita Balcer-Whittle, BSc (Hons), MSc


You may find that some events are not marked on their official dates. This is due to weekends, holidays and other events in school.

Where students do not wish to engage with specific celebrations, this will always be accommodated and alternative activities will be provided.

Term 1+

13 September Roald Dahl Story Day
16 September National Teaching Assistants’ Day
21-27 September Recycling Week
22 September National Fitness Day
27 September European Day of Languages
Month of October ADHD Awareness Month
4 October World Dyslexia Awareness Day
5 October World Teachers Day
7 October National Poetry Day
11 October World Mental Health Day
15 October World Food Day
Last week of term Halloween party and other activities

Term 2+

1 – 7 November UK Parliament Week
5 November Bonfire Night
10 November World Science Day
11 November Remembrance Day
11-15 November Anti-bullying week
12 November Children in Need
16-20 November Road Safety week
15-19 November World Nursery Rhyme Week
December Advent and Christmas

Term 3+

17 January World Religion Day
21 January National Reading Day
W/C30 January National Storytelling Week
3 February Time to Talk day
W/C 8 February
(2022 TBC) National Apprenticeship Week
1 February Chinese New Year
8 February Safer Internet Day
14 February Valentine’s Day

Term 4+

28 February/
13 March Fairtrade Fortnight
1 March Pancake Day (Shrove Tuesday)
10 March Global Scouse Day
W/C 1 March National Careers Week
4 March World Book Day
W/C 5 March World Science Week
11 March World Maths Day
12 March Mothering Day
15 – 21 March Neurodiversity Week
16 March Young Carers Awareness Day
18 March Global Recycling Day
19 March Comic Relief
21 March World Oral health day
21 March World Poetry Day
Week of 12 April World Theatre day
Week commencing Monday 12 April World Autism Awareness Day (and week)

Term 5+

7 May VE day
7 May NSPCC Number Day
20 May Outdoor Classroom Day
W/C 10 May Mental Health Awareness Week
W/C 16 May British Sandwich week

Term 6+

6 June World Environment Day
7 June Tourette’s Awareness Day
17 June Autistic Pride Day
w/c Monday 14 June Fathers’ Day
21 June World Music Day
23 June National Writing Day

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