Parents / Carers

After school and holiday respite now held at Newark Orchard School by;

http://www.bridge-together.co.uk/

Facebook page- @bridgetogetherservice

 

Link to Newark Family of Schools, where you will find information on activities and projects all of the schools in Newark are involved with.

You can find useful information on the parent zone website http://www.theparentzone.co.uk

Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) will be undertaking an Interim Visit to Nottinghamshire on Tuesday 6 October and 7 October 2020. This will be one of 18 visits nationally over the next 5/6 months.

The aim of the visit will be to:

  • Support the local area to understand the impact of the pandemic on children and young people with SEND and their families;
  • Find out what has worked well for them during this time, what the challenges have been, and lessons learned;
  • Work with the local area to identify opportunities for improvement that address the challenges faced by children and young people with SEND;
  • Highlight best practice case studies and share insights nationally to promote .

Please follow the link below to complete the survey and share your experiences;

: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/Survey_for_Parents_and_Carers_AS/

 

Useful Information

Parent/Carer Comments 2021

School has made a very difficult year a little easier to manage”

“For the first time she talks about her friends”

“Absolutely amazing”

“Jantine has been a fantastic support during both lockdowns”

“My child has gone from strength to strength”

“I can’t see anything that needs improving”

“Settled so well”

“All staff have worked exceptionally hard”

“All my emails have been dealt with quickly and thoroughly by Gemma, Marie and Alice”

“When isolating, work was emailed to me and it was easy to follow, engaged my child and there was plenty of it”

“Regular updates about what’s been happening”

“Margot was great to talk things through with and gave a lot of time on the phone to ask questions”

“Staff are approachable, easy to talk to and helpful”

“I have felt well supported at all times”

“The communication has been good and clear”

“The school have really helped him become the young man he is today”

“Answering any emails straight away with advice”

“During lockdown, Clare was brilliant especially with her daily challenges, they gave the family something to look forward to”

“The staff did the absolute best they could under the circumstances in the lockdown”

“Have understood my child and met his needs”

“Kate arranged tailored work experience and offered other help in preparation for work”

“Thankyou so much for all your help and support”

“Really happy with the school and their approaches”

“Our young person is very happy at school, she enjoys and looks forward to attending”

“Thank you for your support and my child’s continued success”

“A school with a very good team of staff”

“Very happy with this school”

“My child is extremely happy at school”

“Love what the school does and everyone is always so happy”

Parent carer questionnaire responses 2020 2021

Spotlight on pupils

 

Pupil’s community efforts

Education Health & Care Plans

Reviewing an Education, Health & Care Plan – Information for parents/carers

Home to School Travel Assistance

Please click on the  link to apply for home to school travel assistance as requested. http://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/education/travel-to-schools/special-transport-needs

Free School Meals

Are you entitled to free school meals?

School Milk

Go online to register your child for school milk at https://www.coolmilk.com/

Medication

To allow a member of staff to administer medication you will need to complete the following form and return to school:
Request To Administer Medication Form

School Uniform

You can now order school uniform from:

Healthy Schools – Parent/Carer Information

A Parent’s Guide to Dealing with ‘Sexting’ What to do and how to handle it

Aiming High Equipment Loan Scheme – please see following links:
Children’s equipment – short term loan service
Travel & holidays information leaflet
Guidance for families
MERU travel chair information for parents/carers

Independent support – information leaflet

Changes to Special Educational Needs & Disability Support – Easy read guide for parents

Early Intervention Foundation Guidebook: Empowering Parents, Empowering Communities

Please click the following link for SEND Local Offer – Coronavirus Information for parents & carers:
http://nottinghamshire.familyservicedirectory.org.uk/kb5/nottinghamshire/directory/site.page?id=ja0yWegC7u4

http://SEND Local Offer – Coronavirus information for parents and carers

Lunch Time Menu Autumn 2021

School Swimming: Guidance for Parents 2019-2020

Protecting your child against Flu – Information for Parents

School Governors’ Year End Financial Statement 2018/2019 is available in the school office

Copies of the Full Governors’ minutes are available in the main office.

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