Parent Carer Workshop Sessions

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 2017 - 18 will feature below shortly and 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 jriley@newfield.blackburn.sch.uk

  • Social Care Drop-in Session

    Start: Thursday 01 March 2018 - 10:00 am End: Thursday 01 March - 11:00 am
    Delivered By: AnnMarie Pickering, CSO

    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
    • Respite
    • Social care assessments
    • Role of Appletrees Hub
    • Direct payments

    AnnMarie Pickering will be available so please come along for an informal chat and get the advice you need.

  • Behaviour that Challenges Us

    Start: Monday 05 March 2018 - 10:00 am End: Monday 05 March - 12:15 pm
    Delivered By: Jenny Nelson (Assistant Head)

    Behaviour that Challenges Us

    This session will look at how we can better understand challenging behaviour. It will also explore positive strategies we can use to manage behavior.

    • To develop understanding of the causes of challenging behaviour

    • To explore strategies to manage behaviour

    • To highlight sources of advice and support

  • ‘Building Resilience: Caring for Carers’

    Start: Wednesday 14 March 2018 - 10:00 am End: Wednesday 14 March - 12:15 pm
    Delivered By: Lyndsay Regan-Hicks

    (Contact – For Families with Disabled Children)

    Families caring for a child with additional needs, a long term medical condition or disability, are invited to attend a free information session held by ‘Contact’ in partnership with Newfield School.

    Flyer available for more information!

  • Makaton Taster

    Start: Monday 19 March 2018 - 10:00 am End: Monday 19 March - 11:30 am
    Delivered By: Laura Holmes (Assistant Head)

    Makaton signing is used as a way of promoting communication for pupils, to help them understand others and to help them express themselves. Many of our children benefit from this signing in school and would benefit from you using it at home too. The session will cover how and why we use Makaton as well as learning some functional vocabulary signs. It’s really easy, we promise and in this fun introductory session there will be lots of opportunities to actively take part, as well as ask questions!