1:14 pm, Wednesday, 13th September 2023
SEND Newsletter- Wednesday 13 September 2023
Everyone welcome- Phoenix Park Pop-up event
You are invited to a pop-up event at Phoenix Park Academy, Harold Street, DN32 7NQ, on Friday 22 September from 9:30-11:30am.
Parent carers can meet with a range of services that can support them and their child including:
- The Educational Psychology Service
- Compass GO (youth mental health service)
- The Sleep Service
- The North East Lincolnshire Parent Carer Forum (NELPCF)
- And activity providers
Please note that this event is open to all parent carers with school aged children with SEND, or who may have SEND, and is hosted at the Harold Street site.
Refreshments will be provided. We hope to see you there.
Educational Psychology contact update
Due to an increase in demand, the Educational Psychology Team, Advisory Teachers, and Portage phone lines will only be open from 1pm-2:30pm.
You can contact Educational Psychologists, Advisory Teachers and Portage on 01472 323183.
Gender identity and autism workshop
Gender Identity and Autism Workshop – Autism A Hands On Approach
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Inclusive sports at The Trin every Saturday 11am and are aimed at children and young people (aged 5-16 years) with special educational needs and disabilities.
The sessions must be booked on our website, you cannot attend without booking (booking cuts off 1 hour before the session starts) www.ccse.org.uk
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The Makaton Charity
Have you read the latest magazines from the Makaton Charity?
We’ve added a new Makaton resource to the Professionals section of the Local Offer. Download File | Makaton (assetbank-server.com)
You can take advantage of Makaton training locally from Taster sessions right up to Level 2.
Find a class NELC SEND Local Offer | Events and training (nelincs.gov.uk).
Autism Understood website
Autism Understood is a website about autism, for autistic young people.
We’ve added this to the Children and young people’s section of the Local Offer.
Experiences of Education as an Autistic Person
In Our Turn to Talk’s eighth episode, Experiences of Education as an Autistic Person, Lauren and Aaron discuss:
- The sensory challenges autistic young people can face at school.
- The demands of the school environment on autistic students and ways that schools can put in place support.
- Social challenges faced at school by autistic students and the ways in which they have overcome the difficulties that school life presented.
There are upcoming music sessions for children with NEL Music Hub.
School Uniform and children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
Parent carers of young people with SEND often report that one of the biggest barriers to attendance is school uniform. Some pupils with SEND have difficulties related to dyspraxia, physical difficulties and/or sensory processing differences, and uniform can be a considerable issue. Collars and blazers may be too stiff, buttons too tricky, skirts and trousers difficult to get on, ties too restrictive, labels too tickly/painful/itchy and certain socks and shoes overwhelmingly uncomfortable.
See our new page on School Uniforms and SEND. NELC SEND Local Offer | School Uniform and children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (nelincs.gov.uk)
Healthy Parent Carers course
If you’re the parent/carer of a child with additional needs or a disability and would like to take positive action to improve your health and wellbeing, the Community of Experience may have a free course for you.
Healthy Parent Carers is a 12 week online programme. It is created by parent carers, delivered by parent carers and is for parent carers.
Courses are ongoing.
If you’d like to be considered for these courses email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01482 467540.
Abi’s SEND Parent Carer Coffee drop-in
Abi’s coffee drop-in’s will start from Monday October 2. Please be aware that the Thursday drop-in at Nunsthorpe Family Hub is now held in the afternoon from 12-2pm.
Abi can offer a listening ear and signpost you to support.
Learn more about Abi’s drop-in sessions. Families First – Abi Fleming’s Special Educational Needs and… | Facebook