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 2018 - 19 features below and 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 jriley@newfield.blackburn.sch.uk

Nurses Drop-in Session

Delivered By: Kelly Pennington (Senior Nurse at Newfield)

In this session you can discuss:

  • Your Childs health condition
  • Medication
  • Referrals to other services
  • Support for parents
  • Caring for you child at home
  • Healthy Lifestyle

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Social Care Drop-in Session

Delivered By: AnnMarie 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
  • Respite
  • Social care assessments
  • Role of Appletrees Hub
  • Direct payments

AnnMarie Pickering will be available so please come along for an informal chat & get the advice you need from this friendly, knowledgeable lady!

Communication with your Child

Delivered By: Laura Holmes (Assistant Head)

Communication can be challenging when children are pre-verbal or have difficulty with speech. This session will focus on early communication skills and how we can support children in being more effective communicators. There will be opportunities to look at some of the resources used in school such as symbols and signing and there will be an chance to learn some Makaton signs during a short ‘taster session.

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Visual Impairment Info Session

Delivered By: Tracy Durkin (Teacher & QTVI)

Does your child have a visual impairment…?

Would you like help and advice to support them…?

Our in-house Qualified Teacher for the Visually Impaired can give help and support to develop visual skills and specialist strategies for working and playing with your child.

Please come along to this informative session.

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Fun Learning Activities for Home

Delivered By: Shannon Chapman (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 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 a cuppa and make something to take home!

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How to Keep Your Child Fit

Delivered By: Aimie Gates (HLTA)

Our Moving and Handling Leaders in school would like to welcome you to a workshop on supporting the physical aspects of promoting good health. We will look at the importance of movement, positioning & exercise - the Movement groups some of the pupils attend at Newfield – offering hints and tips on how to do some of the exercises; looking at ‘hand and arm readiness’ exercises, how to promote your child’s independence with their mobility and help maintain & improve their movement skills. The workshop will be tailored to the audience so hopefully a lot of the content will be relevant to every parent/carer who comes. We hope to see you there!

‘There is a range of opportunities to engage parents with school and their own and their child’s learning.’ LPPA, 2016

Newfield School
Old Bank Lane
Blackburn
Lancashire
BB1 2PW

01254 588 600

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Safeguarding

Newfield School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults as its number one priority.

Full copies of Policies and Procedures related to all aspects of Safeguarding, and the Complaints Policy, are available on request from Geoff Fitzpatrick, Head Teacher and Designated Senior Lead for Safeguarding and Child Protection.

Equality Duty

Newfield School complies with the general and specific duties of the Equality Act (2010). In accordance with the duty we publish information that demonstrates that we have due regard to the need to;

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination
  • Advance equality of opportunity
  • Foster good relations

These specific duties have been considered in relation to all our policies and procedures in school. Our objectives will be reported on and published as part of the Governance public documents available for inspection under the Freedom of Information Regulations and Data Protection duties and in the school newsletter to parents.

Our Equality Objectives are set, reviewed and published annually in our School Development Plan.

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