2:31 pm, Friday, 31st March 2023

SEND Newsletter- Friday 31 March 2023

Autism Acceptance Week

We saw lots of great content for Autism Acceptance Week this week.

We made a new short video showing the feedback from children and young people involved in the Autism in Schools Project.

There are some great comments about adaptations in school, inclusion, and SEND Awareness.

These comments are feedback to the school who can see what they are doing well as well as how they can support students even better.

Watch the video: NELC SEND Local Offer | ‘Understanding myself’. Student view (nelincs.gov.uk)

School Age Transitions Workshop

Register for this event and you will be sent a link to watch a pre recorded workshop on supporting children and young people get ready for a change in school year or a move from primary to secondary school.

This workshop covers:

  • Talking to School & Questions to Ask
  • Preparing your Child
  • Getting Organised
  • Planned and Unplanned Changes
  • Transport Changes and Independent Travel
  • Returning to School after a Break
  • Extra Support in Education
  • Statutory duties for schools and Reasonable Adjustments

When you have registered and received the link you can watch the workshop recording at a time that is convenient to you and you will be able to watch it back as many times as you wish.

This workshop is available to parent carers involved in the North East Lincolnshire Autism in Schools Programme.

There will be a follow-up Q&A session which will take place on 2 May at 10am- further information will be emailed to you.

Please direct any enquiries relating to your booking to training.admin@contact.org.uk

Book now: School Age Transitions Workshop- North East Lincolnshire Autism in Schools Tickets | Eventbrite

Project Search Supported Internships

Applications are now open for the September cohort of interns for DFN Project Search.

We’re helping to rewrite the futures of young people with learning disabilities across North East Lincolnshire as part of DFN Project Search.

Did you know that 95% of people known to adult social care who have learning disabilities or autism end up being unemployed?

That not only deprives them of the things most of take for granted, such as friendships, job satisfaction, independence, and a sense of purpose, but can actually lower their life expectancy by an average of 17 years for women and 14 years for men.

But we’re working to change that. In partnership with Linkage Community Trust and North East Lincolnshire Council, there are 12 one year work placements for young people, to join the Estates and Facilities team at Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby.

Look out for some upcoming audio clips where we heard first hand from some of the interns about the positive experience they have had and their plans to move onto paid employment and independent living.

For more information and to request an application form please email Suzanne Kavanagh-Mills at: Suzanne.Kavanagh-Mills@linkage.org.uk.

SEND Sensory Cinema

Watch Trolls at the next SEND Sensory Cinema.

Our next @sensorycinemauk is just around the corner!

If you haven’t got your tickets yet to come celebrate world Autism day with us then get them now at Sensory Cinema – Trolls | CineShow

Check Families First for Easter Activities

Find content like these fun activities below.

Follow Families First: Families First | Cleethorpes | Facebook

NELPCF launch roundup

The NEL Parent Carer Forum ‘Better Together’ launch was a huge success. There were over 100 people through the door.

Attendees had the opportunity to meet with a wide range of professionals from services across the borough.

Membership has increased. If you are interested in becoming a member please register your interest on their website-NELPCF

“Amazing event, came away with so much information and so many handouts, thanks for all the organisers, speakers and supporters there.”

“Things certainly feel much more positive, collaborative and like we are moving!”

Free Makaton

Makaton specialist will be providing an open workshop this April at the Oasis Hub.

People can learn fun and visual ways to support speech to help get that conversation going.

Makaton uses pictures, facial expressions, and voice, to give a visual way of communicating to help you develop interesting skills that you can use.

Come along for free and learn the power of Makaton on:

Thursday 27 April,10am-2pm

Book Now: https://buff.ly/3LZDLsv

This Workshop is fully funded by Oasis Hub, South Grimsby.  

If you want to take your knowledge further look at our Makaton courses on the Local Offer. NELC SEND Local Offer | Events and training (nelincs.gov.uk)

Job opportunity- Data Support Officer (SEND)

There are 2 posts available, they are grant funded posts – fixed term for 2 years.

Data Support Officer (SEND)

The Delivering Better Value programme (DBV) is a national programme led by the Department for Education (DfE). The focus is Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

The purpose of the programme: to work with local authorities with SEND responsibilities to look at ways of improving local services, making the most effective use of resources and, most importantly, improving outcomes for children.

The programme includes considering how data and insights can be used to better inform trend analysis, planning, decision making and service design, working with and alongside children and families; and how schools can work together more effectively to support an inclusive approach to education provision and support.

Your Role & Team 

This is a new role within our new Insights team that is responsible for the collection, collation, and analysis of data and information for the DBV project.  

In this role you will collate and gather information from a wide range of sources and systems across the council and its partners.  You will ensure that information is accessible to the data analysts working within the team, ensuring that data is ‘clean’ and of a high quality, and undertake some data analysis yourself. 

For more information and a full role profile please contact Linda Manley linda.manley@nelincs.gov.uk

Interviews Scheduled for 3 May. This role is a blended working role (the duties of the role may require a blend of home & office working in line with needs of the service)


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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.