Events

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

Term Dates for School Year 2022-23 (next year) – Term dates 2022-23

Term 4

28 February 2022 – students return
Ends: 8 April 2022 at 1pm
Easter break: 11-22 April 2022

Term 5

25 April 2022 – students return
May day: Monday 2 May 2022
Ends: 27 May 2022 at 3pm
Half term: 30 May – 3 June 2022

Term 6

6 June 2022 – students return
24 June 2022 – Leavers’ Day (for all students in Year 11 and above who leave ALS in 2022),
including Leavers’ Ceremony on Friday, 24 June 2022 at 1pm (open to families of leavers)
8 July 2022 – End of Year Awards Ceremony (open to families of all students staying at
ALS)
11 – 15 July 2022 – Transition Week (students grouped in next year’s classes)
Ends: 15 July 2022 at 1pm
Summer break: 15 July – 31 August

Family Workshops and Events+

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

Supporting Children and Young People: Low Mood and Depression - Gemma Fieldsend+

Going through different emotions is a part of life and feeling low can sometimes be a normal response to what is happening as we navigate challenges throughout our lives. When a young person is feeling depressed, however, these feelings may become overwhelming and do not change or go away with time. Realising that a child may be struggling with their mental health and experiencing depression can worrying, and as parents, carers, friends or teachers, we want to do something to help.

Delivered by our trainer Gemma Fieldsend, this session aims to support participants to understand what we mean by low mood and depression and how to identify the early warning signs. We explore the effects depression can have on the young person, what we can do to help and where to find sources of support.

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Tuesday 29th March 2022  at 18:00

Managing the Highs and Lows: What our Experiences Taught Us - Alice Palmer and Haleem Clift+

Alice Palmer and Haleem Clift are two public speakers in their twenties determined to derail stigma and open up the conversation about mental health. This 60-90 minute webinar shares the experiences of two young people and how they managed the highs and lows of life and share their story to help others.

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Wednesday 6th April 2022 at 12:00

Monday 18th April 2022 at 18:00

The Teen Brain Matters - Lisa Thomson+

This combines the latest understanding of neuroscience and developmental psychology with practical strategies to help attendees understand the changes teenagers are going through, and what they can do to support them.

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Friday 15th April 2022 at 12:00 

Monday 2nd May 2022 at 19:00

Why sleeping well matters and what you can do to improve it! - Christine Curl+

Is it really true that we can cut sleep and get away with it? And what if it’s a struggle to get to sleep? During this webinar, Christine will explain why sleep matters to our young people’s physical and mental health and what is happening in the body and mind when you sleep. She will suggest some ideas and habits to build to improve the quality of your sleep and your children’s sleep.

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Wednesday 4th May 2022 at 12:00

Wednesday 25th May 2022 at 18:00

Loneliness: How to Support Young People - Alex Cochrane+

It’s normal to feel lonely sometimes. However, now with the COVID-19 pandemic isolating young people perhaps more than ever before, if it looks and feels like these feelings are taking over in young people, we want to be there. As parents, carers and educators we want to be able to recognise the signs, and this presentation will help us to have a better understanding of loneliness.

The session will help us feel more confident to offer support to our young people experiencing symptoms of loneliness, who may have barriers in trusting others. We will look at ways of starting a conversation and discuss ways to help and potential signposting for young people to know there is support available. Our goal is for us to help the young person to feel less alone and for them to feel comfortable to reach out and choose something or someone to connect with.

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Tuesday 10th May 2022 at 12:00

Tuesday 17th May 2022 at 18:00

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
health.
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 slord@kooth.com

Involving children and young people with learning disabilities and their parents and carers in research +
  • Names of research team members: Dr Leanne Burton and Miss Abbie Wall
  • Principal Investigator: Dr Leanne Burton – 0151 795 7737

The aim of the project is to explore the best ways to engage children and young people with learning disabilities in research. This is an opportunity to shape a wider research study looking at how we can support children and young people who have a learning disability and their parents/carers to tackle overweight and obesity. We hope that your support of this project will help the research tem to understand the best language to use and what might encourage people to get involved in this research.

Full Family Information Pack
Easy Read Information Pack
Ethical approval of the project

The results from this project will help researchers from the University of Liverpool to shape the design of a wider research study based on what parents/carers and children and young people want the research to look like and what will help them best to be involved in the study.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

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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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