3:25 pm, Friday, 4th March 2022

SEND weekly parent and carer update

This is the SEND Newsletter for Monday, 28 February to Sunday, 6 March, 2022.

This week:

Advice for children upset by the news

If you are upset by the news, it’s important to know that you are not the only one and it’s OK to have those feelings.

You can rely on Newsround to tell you the important facts about a story – but some things you hear might be scary or make you feel worried.

The CBBC has a great video and written section for children with tips about what to do if you are feeling sad about what you’ve seen, heard or read.

Advice if you’re upset by the news – CBBC Newsround

World Book Day

Thursday, 3 March was World Book Day.

Thrunscoe Primary and Nursery Academy

They had lots of exciting activities. Instead of dressing as a character, Thrunscoe wanted everyone to dress as an adjective!

  • They had poems written and illustrated from every class to make a whole school poetry book that will be put in the Academy entrance.
  • They took recordings of poem recitals from every class to be used on World Poetry Day on Monday 21 March.
  • The children watched videos to look at an alternative way to illustrate. Children then illustrated their poem using Chris Haughton’s technique. Look below! Try it yourself.

Limited places for successful SEND Internship Programme

Join Project SEARCH, a world renowned, successful programme for people with a learning disability or autism.

Young adults are encouraged to learn more about the DFN Project SEARCH programme at Diana Princess of Wales Hospital.

We are at a crucial stage, needing to identify and recruit 8-10 interns for this September 2022.

Watch this uplifting video and see the interns fulfilling and varied roles, how they help others and are supported themselves, and the brilliant effect it has had on their wellbeing, self-esteem and more.

Contact Angie Kershaw for more information Angie.kershaw@nelincs.gov.uk.

School admissions

Understand the schools admissions processes for both those children with and without Education Health and Care Plan.

Applying for a school place | Contact

SEND Awards return!

The SEND Award Ceremony is due to be held this July!

The Award Ceremony was developed and requested by local children and young people with SEND.

It was postponed in January due to the high number of Covid cases.

We are excited to confirm that the ceremony is being planned for this July just after students finish exams and before they break for the summer.

The original 150 winners, family members, special guests, and presenters will be contacted soon with more details.

Last chance to have your say!

The Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Annual Survey closes on Tuesday, March 8.

There are only a few days left to have your say. We really need more parent carer, and children and young people’s views.

Take the survey now.

Parents/Carers survey

Remind your children that their voice matters. It only takes a few minutes and we appreciate everything that they share.

Children and young people survey

Tell us whatever you need and feel free to leave your details for a follow up if you like.

If you have questions about SEND we are always here to help. Please don’t hesitate to email sen@nelincs.gov.uk. We always try to make sure that children and parents/ carers voices are heard.

These Weekly SEND parent/carer newsletters are shared with teams within education, health and social care as well as parents/carers SENCOs, the DfE and local charities.

If parents/carers or young people over 16 do not have access to the internet or if they prefer to receive paper copies only please contact sen@nelincs.gov.uk.