What do the SEN and disability reforms mean for schools?

The government’s SEN reforms pose many changes to how special needs are managed within schools. To the untrained eye, these reforms can be quite confusing! Thankfully, the Council for Disabled Children has produced a handy PDF for us to read and download which explains the most important changes and what they really mean for our children. Click here to access … Read More

Artism Awareness Exhibition – Details and Call for Submissions!!

  Celebrate Sparkle’s 1st Birthday at our Artism Awareness Exhibition! On the 22nd of September 2015 we want to celebrate our special children and their achievements by hosting an art exhibition showcasing their work! We’ve invited some very special guests to attend this event, including the Lord Mayor of Sheffield! We’re asking for submissions of artwork from all our Sparkle … Read More

Parent Group at Concord Sports Centre on 10th September 2015

Our first Parent Group for the new term will be on the 10th of September from 5.30-7pm at Concord Sports Centre! The Parent Group topic for September will be SENSORY OVERLOAD. This is a FREE event! We allocate tickets on a First-Come-First-Served basis to ensure the Sensory Room is adequately staffed and that we do not go over capacity.. Book … Read More

Download the Sparkle Sheffield App!

We are delighted to announce the release of our brand new, Sparkle Sheffield app! Available for both the iPad/iPhone and Android devices, our new app is a quick and easy way to access Sparkle’s latest news, learn about all of our upcoming events and find a whole host of useful information at your fingertips. Best of all, IT’S COMPLETELY FREE! … Read More

Free Inclusive Yoga Sessions from September with IBK Initiatives

IBK Initiatives‘ popular Yoga classes will start again in September “with renewed energy and excitement with the fantastic Yoga Pete who has been teaching yoga to disabled young people for many years”! We would very much like young people to come and join the class to learn yoga but also to meet new people and have lots of fun. The … Read More

Free Inclusive Contemporary Dance Classes Starting in September

The popular Contemporary Dance classes run by IBK Initiatives will be continuing in September at the U-Mix Centre! These dance classes will restart again on Thursday 17th September at the same place and same time at the U-MIX, 17 Asline Road, Sheffield, S2 4UJ from 6-7pm every Thursday. Our dance classes have been a roaring success and we would like … Read More

Don’t forget to renew your Tax Credits!

The deadline for renewing your Tax Credits is 31st of July – only a few days away! So if you haven’t already done so, be sure to renew your Tax Credits. You can do this online to save time! If you don’t renew by the 31st of July, your Tax Credits will stop!You should also be aware that if your … Read More

Don’t Judge! Stop! Think Autism! – Our New Campaign to Raise Awareness!

Sparkle Sheffield want to raise awareness of Autism. We want people to try to understand our children a little more, to think about why our children behave the way they do, to stop judging us and think about Autism! The poem above is a very special one, written by Leesh from the Sparkle Team, to share a very personal and sensitive experience … Read More