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

  • Sleep Support

    Start: Wednesday 27 June 2018 - 10:00 am End: Wednesday 27 June - 11:00 am
    Delivered By: Sharon Reid (Sleep Scotland trained practitioner)

    This session will give an overview on the types of sleep problems children with special needs may experience as well as practical help to ensure a healthy sleep routine. We will be discussing types of strategies that may be helpful in addressing these problems and giving parents/carers an opportunity to ask questions and share their experiences.

    Following this informal session, Sharon is available to work 1:1 with you and your child so that you all get some sleep - so please speak to her to find out more about this!

  • 'Caring & Sharing' (NEW)

    Start: Tuesday 03 July 2018 - 10:30 am End: Tuesday 03 July - 12:00 pm
    Delivered By: Alison Bury (Teacher)

    This session is to get parents involved and discuss eating habits of their children. This is a great opportunity to learn from each other ways of preparing meals at home for your children.

    This is also a chance to show off and share a family recipe!

    Bring in a dish of food that can be shared with the group on the day…

    Places are limited for this session so book early!

  • 'Confidence'

    Start: Wednesday 04 July 2018 - 10:00 am End: Wednesday 04 July - 12:00 pm
    Delivered By: Lyndsay Regan-Hicks

    Lyndsay Regan-Hicks (Advisor, North West - Contact a Family)

    Do you sometimes find it hard to talk to professionals because:

    • you don’t feel that they really listen to you & understand your needs?

    • you find meetings intimidating?

    • they use too much jargon and words that are unfamiliar to you?

    • you’re overwhelmed by masses of information, much of which is not relevant to you?

    The aim of this session is to help, by giving you practical tips and ideas to boost your confidence and let you take back control – you are the expert in your child.

  • Nurses Drop-in Session

    Start: Thursday 05 July 2018 - 10:00 am End: Thursday 05 July - 11:00 am
    Delivered By: Senior Nurse at Newfield

    In this session you can discuss:

    • Your Childs health condition
    • Medication
    • Referrals to other services
    • Support for parents
    • Caring for you child at home
    • Healthy Lifestyle

  • Summer Craft Activities

    Start: Wednesday 11 July 2018 - 10:00 am End: Wednesday 11 July - 11:30 am
    Delivered By: Shannon Ainsworth (Teacher)

    Whether you just fancy doing something crafty and spending some time for yourself, or want to learn a new skill to do with the children over the summer holidays, this is an opportunity to experience a range of sensory Arts and Crafts activities that could be enjoyed with all of the family at home. Please come along, have a chat and a cuppa and make something to take home!