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Pocklington Community Junior School

Parent / Carer SEND Support

Dear Parents and Carers,

As part of our continued commitment to ensuring we keep you up to date with the latest courses and information surrounding children with additional needs, please find below information about workshops and support groups. This page is maintained and you will be able to find the up to date information that we have.

f you would like to see more information about our SEND support in school, please visit our page here.

Latest Workshops and information:

26th September 18 – Understanding SEN Assessment workshop supplied by EYPCF. More information can be found here Understanding SEN Assessments.

20th September 18 – Disability Living Allowance Workshop supplied by ERYC – please use the link for more information Disability Living allowance and Personal Independence Payments.

27th June – Short Break ERYC Questionnaire – to help the East Riding Yorkshire Council develop their provision for Short Breaks, please complete the questionnaire that can be found here and return to Mrs Cave.

7th July 2018 – Autism Work Shop supplied by Wither Slack Group – please use the link for more information Parent Carer Support Event – Learning more about Autism.

29th June 2018 – Educational Psychologist Elizabeth Holmes coffee morning supplied by EYPCF – please use the link for more information EYPCF – Educational Psychologist

24th May 2018 – Dyspraxia Worshop supplied by EYPCF – please click on the link for details EYPCF – Dyspraxia Worshop.

19th April 2018 – Short Breaks Consultation supplied by EYPCF – more information here EYPCF – Short Breaks Consultation.

11th January 2018 – Coffee Morning Drop in session supplied by EYPCF – the details are ERPCF – Coffee Morning

Support for Parents & Carers:

Families Information Service Hub (FISH)  The friendly, helpful FISH team operates a helpline offering free, impartial information for young people, parents and carers and professionals who have a role in supporting families. FISH is a ‘one-stop-shop’ where you can get details of services in the East Riding for children and young people aged 0-20 years. Please use the following link to find out what support groups are available to you –  FISH Support Groups

East Yorkshire Parent Carer Forum is for the parents and carers of children and young people (0-25years) who have any special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) and who live in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

East Riding Local Services –  East Riding of Yorkshire’s Local Offer Services – please use the link to search the local services relevant to the age of your child.

Children’s Centre Information – If you are looking for one to one advice and information on any aspect of parenting the local Children’s Centre has a drop in session Wednesdays 9.30-11.00am.

Bright Sparks Community Interest Company – based in York they are committed to helping people and families improve their lives and prosper.

Witherslack Group – consistently provide the highest standards of education and care for children and young people with complex special educational needs. This is achieved through an ethos of high aspiration, placement stability from our ‘team around the child’ approach, unique in-school therapy solutions and our inspiring environments. These factors all combine to optimise life opportunities for children and young people, give confidence to parents and carers and deliver unmatched value for local authorities.

Asking the right questions of your school: A guide to conversations SEND  &  Ask Listen Do NHS – making conversations count

Pocklington Community Junior School – How we can help support you:

As a school we are committed to working together with parents who may need support or just somewhere they can be heard, get advice or gain information from others. Our  events are open to all parents and carers and were introduced to create a community of support.

  • ADHD Support Group Coffee Mornings 9.05am – 10.20am the first Thursday of the month – held at Pocklington Community Junior School. Find out more: ADHD Support Coffee Mornings

We also invite specialists in to visit school to run workshops on areas that may be of concern for parents and carers, such as anxiety, mental health and keeping safe. Some of these will be on different days. Below you can find more information about the specialist visits and their resources.

Mental Health Workshop- Monday 15th January 2018 

If you attended our mental health workshop, we hope you found it useful. Please find below the presentation and useful links and resources.

Presentation: Mental Health Workshop

Website links:

MindEd – E-learning to support healthy minds

Charlie Waller Memorial Trust – Depression – let’s get talking

Supporting a child with Anxiety – Thursday 7th December 2017

This was our first main workshop for parents and we are delighted that so many of you attended. Please find below the presentation from the morning and pictures of the support material recommended.

Presentation: Anxiety Parent and Carer Workshop Pocklington

If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact Mrs Cave on 01759 302224