8 Nov · Jack Kelly · No Comments

Newsletter 9th November 18

Yellow Pages has a round up of our latest news For previous Yellow pages please see in Parents and Carers Here you can view the pdf by just clicking the pdf icon - please think about the environment before you print

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24 Sep · Jim Sheeran · No Comments

Saturday Fun Days

Saturday Fun Days Following the success of our trial ‘Field Fun Days’ last year we have now set dates for the next academic year. The field will be open to pupils, their families and friends between 11am and 1pm. Children can play safely in a familiar environment. Parents can meet and chat together over a coffee. We ask for a voluntary donation of £2 a family which goes towards field development. Parents must stay with their children and be responsible for them. Come along and join us! October November December January February March April May June 13th 17th To be arranged 19th 16th 16th 20th 18th 22nd we attended the ...

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24 Sep · Jim Sheeran · No Comments

Sensory Garden

Sensory Garden A sensory garden is a garden environment that is designed with the purpose of stimulating the senses. It engages senses of sight, smell, touch, taste, and sound. These gardens are beneficial to those who have sensory processing issues, including autism and other disabilities. Following our ‘Forest School Day’ staff were keen to have a sensory Garden. The PSFA is busy  fundraising for the garden which is estimated to cost £6000. We hope staff, parents and pupils will help set it up and maintain it.

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24 Sep · Jim Sheeran · No Comments

The Wheelchair Swing

The Wheelchair Swing The PSFA has been fundraising for a wheelchair swing. We were awarded £500 from The Aviva Community Fund. Two further grant applications were successful, Holts Breweries donated £3000 and The Altrincham Rotary Club £1000. These donations meant that the PSFA could afford  an Ability Swing allowing all our children to have access to a swing. The Ability Swing is fully inclusive which means our children in wheelchairs can play with their friends who aren’t. It was installed in the holidays and the children are using it now.

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22 May · Jim Sheeran · No Comments

Field Fun

Field Fun Our field days are proving to be very successful. Staff volunteer to open the field for 2 hours on a Saturday once a month. Children can play safely in a familiar environment. Parents can meet and chat together over a coffee. We ask for a voluntary donation of £2 a family which goes towards field development. In the future we hope to invite children from other SEN schools to join us and ex-pupils to volunteer. Come along and join us! we attended the trial field activities at school on Saturday. J had a great time playing on all the apparatus and interacting with his school friends too. It ...

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15 May · Jim Sheeran · No Comments

What is Class Dojo?

What is Class Dojo? It is an exciting way to share information with you about what your children are doing at school. Photographs and short videos can be added by teachers to your child’s personal school story.  You will be able to share the story with your child when they arrive home from school. This story can only be seen by you, your child and the class team. How do I get it? The app is completely free to download to a smart phone and can also be accessed using a computer via www.classdojo.com You can have the app on multiple devices so both parents/carers can access your child’s story ...

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10 May · Jim Sheeran · No Comments

Disabled Living e-Newsletter

The Disabled Living monthly e-newsletter provides an opportunity for our team to disseminate a wide variety of information which we hope you will find useful. This includes information about Disabled Living’s service developments, new equipment, funding sources, hot topics, training and events, and much more. We distribute our newsletter to over 70,000 people and we welcome your contribution. Each edition will highlight the lesser known organisations and charities which will fund equipment, holidays etc for both adults and children. Did you know there are many hundreds of occupational charitable trusts who will provide grants for equipment? Take a look at page 6. As litigation is on the increase, health and social ...

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8 May · Jim Sheeran · No Comments

GDPR

GDPR stands for: General Data Protection Regulation. The Sovereign Trust ( Pictor Academy, Manor Academy and New Park School) has been working within the guidance of the Data Protection Act which came into force in 1998. However, new regulations concerning your personal data come into effect on May 25th 2018. The Sovereign Trust will follow the new General Data Regulations (GDPR) and will use this as a benchmark for its standards for protection personal data of pupils, parents and staff.  It will ensure that its policy for data protection is used as the basis for collecting, storing, accessing, sharing and deleting personal data. Objectives 1. To ensure that decision makers ...

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20 Apr · Jack Kelly · No Comments

Internet Safety

Create, Connect and Share Respect. A better internet starts with you. Dear Parents and Carers, Today is Safer Internet day. The theme for 2018 is ‘Create, Connect and Share Respect. A better internet starts with you.’ Today we have been thinking about being safe on line, focussing on asking adults for help if there is anything on the computer they do not like. Below are a few useful websites with valuable parental advice about helping our children safe when accessing the internet at home. Please take the time to have a look at some of them there are many helpful tips about parental settings which will help to protect our ...

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22 Mar · Jack Kelly · No Comments

English Woman of the Year

Women of the Year Awards 2018 Winners for the inaugural English Women’s Awards North have been announced following a glamorous award ceremony which took place on the 19th of March at the Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel.   The awards acknowledged and celebrated the achievements of British Women including female entrepreneurs, civil servants, charity founders amongst other professionals, whose hard work, talent and commitment is often under-represented. The English Women’s Awards - North 2018 have been inspired by the success of Scotland’s inaugural Women's Awards 2017 which also showcased some of the most hard working, talented and committed women in Scotland. The awards are brought to you by Creative Oceanic, an ...

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