3:12 pm, Friday, 24th May 2024

SEND Newsletter- 24 May 2024

Virtual Support Session for Grimsby Parents and Carers

Autism Central is a free programme commissioned by the NHS which provides high quality and accessible autism information, education and coaching for families and carers.

Daisy Chain is the charity delivering this service in the North East and Yorkshire.

As well as group and individual coaching and support, we provide regular online and in-person learning opportunities and support sessions covering a variety of topics relating to autism.

Our next online support sessions for parents and carers who live in the Grimsby area will take place on:
● Tuesday 4 June 10am-11.30am
● Wednesday 12 June 7pm-8.30pm

All our online sessions are free and open to families living in the North East and Yorkshire NHS region.

Book a place online at least 24 hours in advance with this link: Virtual Support Sessions – AC – Daisy Chain (daisychainproject.co.uk)

Autism Central – Daisy Chain (daisychainproject.co.uk)

support@daisychainproject.co.uk | 01642 378461

Free event for teachers

We’re offering a free event for teachers across primary and secondary schools and academies on Wednesday 12 June in Cleethorpes with one place available per school.

The Heritage Schools programme is delivered by Historic England as part of a range of cultural education work funded by the Department for Education. 

Historic England want every child to be inspired by their local heritage and every teacher to have brilliant resources to use inside and outside the classroom. Our Local Heritage Education Manager (East) for Historic England, Kate Arygle, will deliver the introduction session on the Heritage Schools programme on 12 June in Cleethorpes.

Further details on the national programme can be found here: Education | Historic England and Local Heritage Curriculum Planning | Historic England.

The agenda for 12 June is:

  • Welcome from Create North East Lincolnshire
  • Overview of the Townscape Heritage Project
  • An introduction to the Heritage Schools Programme: How to discover your local heritage through historic maps and aerial photos workshop
  • Heritage Lincolnshire: overview and the Watkin Project
  • Natural Heritage: managing the internationally important Cleethorpes coastline

Each session will have a presentation and practical activities that you can try and/or take back to the classroom/school to use in your lessons.

Please direct any queries to Sarah Smith at createnortheastlincolnshire@nelincs.gov.uk

National Numeracy Day

National Numeracy Day was held this week on Tuesday 21 May.

Did you check out some of the activities they have for children? Activities for Children | National Numeracy

What are some of the things children should be able to do at each age?

5 years old and younger

– Understand positional words such as in, on, outside and under
– Develop an awareness of time
– Learn number rhymes and songs

6-9 year olds

– Explain why they think something is correct 
– Put events in the correct order – for example, giving instructions for a familiar journey
– Collect information to work out answers to questions – for example, how do people travel to school?

10-13 year-olds

– Try different approaches when solving problems
– Break down problems into smaller, more manageable tasks
– Use mathematical language and symbols

Sensory Room for hire

Sensory room for hire, Cleethorpes library.

The sensory room in Cleethorpes library is a quiet and calm space packed full of sensory equipment and toys. It is available to hire from summer 2024. Email libraries@lincsinspire.com.

Carers Support Centre NEL

The Carers Support Centre offer advice to carers on their rights and have support groups, activities, an online resource hub and more.

Carers Support Centre NEL Facebook

Hop on the Linkage Sensory Bus

10am-2pm for 2-11 year olds.

  • May 28- Immingham Swimming Pool
  • May 29- Bradley Football Development Centre
  • May 30- Cleethorpes Leisure Centre
  • May 31- Grimsby Auditorium

Kids eat cheap or free half term

Find places that kids can eat cheap or free over the holidays. Places Kids Eat Free in the Summer Holidays 2024 (moneysavingcentral.co.uk)

Shake, Rattle & Read is a music & movement session for 0-5 age group

Lincs Inspire and the Educational Team for Hearing and Vision have collaborated to offer a new session specifically for babies, toddlers and children with a hearing or vision loss.

The sessions consist of songs and rhymes, accompanied by movement and dancing using sensory props such as scarves, tap sticks and pom poms. Babies enjoy the sounds and the touch of the different toys, awakening their senses. They watch the older children who with gentle encouragement from their care givers navigate rhythms and develop motor skills.   It’s a fun and lively session which cumulates with our big teddy, who is well loved by all, in a calming story time. Children learn basic social interaction and structure, helping to prepare them for their transition into nursery/school settings.


Cleethorpes Library


10 – 11 Shake, Rattle and Read session

11—12 Refreshments, chat and play

  • Monday 15th April    
  • Monday 22nd April
  • Monday 29th April
  • Monday 13th May
  • Monday 20th May
  • Monday 3rd June
  • Monday 10th June
  • Monday 17th June
  • Monday 24th June
  • Monday 1st July
  • Monday 8th July
  • Monday 15th July
  • Monday 22nd July
  • Monday 29th July

Cost: £2.50 for the first child, £2 for additional children, pay as you arrive. Card or cash payments.


Childcare support is expanding to help more working parents juggle work and life.

Find the answers to many frequently asked questions about 15-30 hours childcare at childcarechoices.gov.uk

SEN Swim

Oasis Gym Grimsby SEN Family Swim Sunday 9 June, 4:15pm-5pm & 5:15-6pm. £5 per person. Book: Text 07378168507.


Families First

Families First posts updates regularly every day including local activities for children of all ages and families, they also share childcare updates and more.

Follow Families First Facebook.


We are running a paid holiday club during May half term for 8-12-year-olds on Tuesday 28 May – Friday 31 May, 10am – 3pm.

To book onto a session please head to >>https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/…/may-half-term-school…

Join us this week for our free community activities!

Toddler group – Monday 9.30am – 11.30am and 1pm – 2pm. During the afternoon session the theme is ‘messy play’.

Dads toddler group – 9.30am – 11am.

You do not need to book onto any of these free activities – we look forward to seeing you this week!


Half-term holiday club

We are excited to announce we are running our popular paid Half Term Tiger Club for those aged 7-11 @ our Inspiration Station at Centre4.

  • Low cost places
  • Discounted Sibling

Some FREE places available- if meet criteria (PAM Members- contact to find out if eligible to sign up)

Must bring packed lunch – however drinks and snacks provided.

Come and join in the fun as limited places available and will fill up quickly.

To book. Contact us for the password: www.bookwhen.com/climb4

Preparing for adulthood- Ask Annie

Email: askannie@nelincs.gov.uk

Text: 07595 122306

Are you a young person with Special Educational Needs?

Do you have any questions about post 16 education, training and employment or do you want to know more about preparing for adulthood?

You can always “Ask Annie” about…

  • Planning for the future
  • Employment
  • Transport
  • Leaving school & starting college
  • Daytime activities
  • Health
  • Training & work experience
  • Living independently

Find out more about preparing for adulthood and transitions. NELC SEND Local Offer | Preparing for adulthood (nelincs.gov.uk)

Your Parent Carer Forum- NELPCF

NELPCF is a collective group of parents passionate about driving positive change, we have come together to rebuild a Parent Carer Forum. Our aim is to be a true representation of the voices of parent carers of children with additional needs and disabilities. We strive to have a positive impact on the planning and provision of services and decision making for the families of North East Lincolnshire- now, and in the future.

Find out more about the forum and how to get involved by visiting their Facebook North East Lincolnshire Parent Carer Forum | Grimsby | Facebook, or the NELPCF website.


SENDIASS provide support for SEND, across education, health and social care.


Sendiass North East Lincolnshire | Facebook

Call- 01472 326363
Email- ask@nelsendiass.org.uk

SENDIASS website

To receive this newsletter by email please contact lauren.thompson2@nelincs.gov.uk.

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.