Please see the attached list of free advisory sessions that are running across the city in the spring term 2018. These sessions provide support and advice for parents and carers of children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders. No need to book, just turn up at the time and on the date stated.
Our staff have all received training in the Social Thinking approaches. We believe that Social Thinking helps our pupils to increase their social awareness and to manage their emotions. All classes are learning about feelings and how they can change their feelings so they are in the best frame of mind to learn and interact successfully with others.
You can learn more about Social Thinking at…
Miss Carroll, Mrs Menagh and Mrs Cushing were delighted to attend the EMTAS awards in September 2017. We were the first primary school to be awarded the SIL John Cole Award for Inclusive Practice. The award ceremony took place at the Town Hall.
The Isabella Trust is offering a number of free training sessions for parents that take place during the school day. The training involves learning about Autism, Sensory Processing Difficulties and other Special Educational Needs. Please see their website for details.
Our Special Education Needs and Disabilities Information report has been reviewed and contains useful information regarding our provision for pupils with SEND.
We are proud to announce that we are an Inclusion Flagship School and have retained the title for the next academic year after our recent re-assessment. The report highlights the wonderful inclusive ethos at Whitefield Primary.
Our Inclusion Manager Natalie Menagh is giving a talk at the 2017 Autism Show in Manchester on the 30th June 2017. Her talk will cover early intervention and collaborative working between school and parents.
Our wonderful new Yoga Booklet written by one of our pupils has been published and is ready to give to any pupil who is starting Yoga!
Mrs Menagh, Miss Young, Mrs Austin and Mrs Roskell were all proud to accept this fantastic award in London. Recognition of our fantastically inclusive school!
The school Nurse – Victoria Richardson has arranged to be in school on the following dates between 3pm and 3:45pm for drop-in consultations. No need to make an appointment but I would advise you to contact school to check that the session is due to go ahead.