Parent Carer Workshops

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 2019 - 20 is below - it 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

Supporting Behaviour

Delivered By: Jenny Nelson - Assistant Head

Every Tuesday - 12.00 – 1.00

Jenny Nelson is one of our Assistant Head Teachers here at Newfield. She co-ordinates behaviour support across the school. Jenny is holding regular ‘drop in’ sessions for you to call in and discuss anything that may be concerning you about your child’s behaviour. You do not need to book in advance just come along and have a chat! Jenny will discuss your concerns with you, suggest some ideas or formulate a plan. She is available every Tuesday between 12pm - 1pm so please come along to the ‘School for Autism’ main reception – no appointment needed!

Sleep Support

Delivered By: Sharon Reid (HLTA & 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!

Basic Makaton Signing

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!

Social Care Drop-in Session

Delivered By: Ann-Marie Pickering, CSO, (BwD)

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

Ann-Marie wil be happy to answer any questions.

Winter Craft Activities

Delivered By: Shannon Chapman - Class 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 winter 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 make something to take home!

‘There is a range of opportunities to engage parents with school and their own and their child’s learning.’ LPPA, 2016

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Newfield School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults as its number one priority.

Full copies of Policies and Procedures related to all aspects of Safeguarding, and the Complaints Policy, are available on request from Rik Robinson, Head Teacher and Designated Senior Lead for Safeguarding and Child Protection.

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Newfield School complies with the general and specific duties of the Equality Act (2010). In accordance with the duty we publish information that demonstrates that we have due regard to the need to;

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination
  • Advance equality of opportunity
  • Foster good relations

These specific duties have been considered in relation to all our policies and procedures in school. Our objectives will be reported on and published as part of the Governance public documents available for inspection under the Freedom of Information Regulations and Data Protection duties and in the school newsletter to parents.

Our Equality Objectives are set, reviewed and published annually in our School Development Plan.

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