Parent Carer Workshops
Information and events for parents and carers
We are delighted to offer a range a workshops and information sessions in school over the year. All parents and carers are welcome, and any professionals who are interested can also come along!
Last academic year, courses delivered by school staff, therapists and external agencies, have included: Read Write Inc phonics, Multisensory Story Telling, Carers Service, BwD Parents in Partnership, CYGNET Programme for parents of children and young people on the autistic spectrum, Sleep difficulties, Riding the Rapids - managing behaviours, Positive behaviour support, Planning for the future, Maths, Introduction to Makaton signing, Baby Makaton, Internet safety for children and young people with learning disabilities, Epilepsy, Early Years provision, Continence Support.
Our schedule for the academic year 2019 - 20 is below - it will be added to throughout the year - so do come back and check regularly.
If you are interested in attending any of the sessions please contact:
Saj Motorwala at Newfield School 01254 588600 to book a place.
We include here a description of what each session will cover but if you want to know more information or if it would be relevant for your child please contact: Jenny Riley (Deputy Head Teacher) 01254 588600 or ask your child’s class teacher.
We would also love to hear from you if you have a suggestion for a future topic for a workshop or you have feedback on a workshop you’ve attended! Contact: Jenny Riley on 01254 588600 email@example.com
Delivered By: Jenny Nelson - Assistant Head
Every Tuesday - 12.00 – 1.00
Jenny Nelson is one of our Assistant Head Teachers here at Newfield. She co-ordinates behaviour support across the school. Jenny is holding regular ‘drop in’ sessions for you to call in and discuss anything that may be concerning you about your child’s behaviour. You do not need to book in advance just come along and have a chat! Jenny will discuss your concerns with you, suggest some ideas or formulate a plan. She is available every Tuesday between 12pm - 1pm so please come along to the ‘School for Autism’ main reception – no appointment needed!
Nurses Drop-in Session
Delivered By: Kelly Pennington (Senior Nurse at Newfield)
Come along for an informal chat with our nurses. In this session you might want to discuss discuss:
- Your Childs health condition
- Referrals to other services
- Support for parents
- Caring for you child at home
- Healthy Lifestyle
Delivered By: Sharon Reid (HLTA & Sleep Scotland Trained Practitioner)
This session will give an overview on the types of sleep problems children with special needs may experience as well as practical help to ensure a healthy sleep routine. We will be discussing types of strategies that may be helpful in addressing these problems and giving parents/carers an opportunity to ask questions and share their experiences.
Following this informal session, Sharon is available to work 1:1 with you and your child so that you all get some sleep - so please speak to her to find out more about this!
Basic Makaton Signing
Delivered By: Laura Holmes (Assistant Head)
Makaton signing is used as a way of promoting communication for pupils, to help them understand others and to help them express themselves. Many of our children benefit from this signing in school and would benefit from you using it at home too. The session will cover how and why we use Makaton as well as learning some functional vocabulary signs. It’s really easy, we promise and in this fun introductory session there will be lots of opportunities to actively take part, as well as ask questions!
Social Care Drop-in Session
Delivered By: Ann-Marie Pickering, CSO, (BwD)
Here at Newfield we are often asked questions about Respite, Social care assessments, Disability links, Direct payments etc. So we have partnered up with colleagues in social care for a session where you can come along to find out more about a range of topics…
- Social opportunities for children with disabilities
- Social care assessments
- Role of Appletrees Hub
- Direct payments
Ann-Marie wil be happy to answer any questions.
Winter Craft Activities
Delivered By: Shannon Chapman - Class Teacher
Whether you just fancy doing something crafty and spending some time for yourself, or want to learn a new skill to do with the children over the winter holidays, this is an opportunity to experience a range of sensory Arts and Crafts activities that could be enjoyed with all of the family at home. Please come along, have a chat and make something to take home!