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
KOOTH - www.kooth.com
Delivered By: Heather Hook
Kooth is a digital mental health support service. It gives children and young people easy access to an online community of peers and a team of experienced counsellors. Access is free of the typical barriers to support: no waiting lists, no thresholds, no cost and complete anonymity. More than 1,500 young people across the country login to Kooth every day. This is not accessible to the majority of our children in school, but some of you may know children who would benefit from knowing that this service is there to help. Come and talk to Heather Hook to find out more.
Phonics and Reading
Delivered By: Hayley Bennett (Teacher)
A short course aimed at supporting parents to understand what the teaching of reading looks like at Newfield, and how they can support their child at home. This course will give a brief introduction to phonics and the discrete sounds and will allow parents the opportunity to explore fun ways to work on these with their child.
Internet Safety Day
Delivered By: Helen Thomas (Teacher)
Internet Safety Day
As a parent or carer you play a key role in helping your child to stay safe online. You don’t need to be an expert on the internet to help keep your child stay safe online. Our advice and resources are here to support you as you support your child to use the internet safely, responsibility and positively.
Transition - What's after Newfield?
Delivered By: Lois Talbot (Assistant Head)
A meeting for parents/carers who have young people in KS5, especially those who are transitioning from Newfield.
- Information about the provision that is available within Blackburn.
- A guide about what needs to be done and a chance to ask questions
- Opportunity to meet some providers
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.
World Book Day
Delivered By: Shannon Chapman (Class Teacher)
Come and join Shannon and other parents in our sensory studio to experience, explore and learn all about the skills and resources of Sensory Story Telling. It will be a fun interactive session and a chance to explore resources that make story time more interesting for our special children!
Communication - Using Symbols
Delivered By: Laura Holmes (Assistant Head)
In this session we will look at the way symbols can be used to support communication both at school and at home. There will be opportunities to develop own symbols to use at home and ideas around ways parents can use these within daily activities such as choice making and following instructions. This course is aimed at students who are not currently using PECs and those with the visual skills to recognise or begin to recognise pictures and symbols. If you are unsure whether this course is relevant to your child please contact your child’s class teacher.