Pocklington Community Junior School

Parent / Carer SEND Support

Please see below for a number of support links and workshops:

 Parenting Smart from Place2Be – Parenting Smart – a free online resource featuring practical advice and tried-and-tested tips for parents and carers of primary age children.

Anxious Child Support from CAMHSCAMHS Resources – download self-help guides

Support with fine and gross motor skills: Ideas for physical support around the home.

Boredom Busting Resources – a variety of virtual tours, online subject learning resources, music skills, arts & culture resources and learn a new skill, plus many more!

Resources for all Families – a combination of resources for SEND parents and all families with activities including speech & language, maths, movement & exercise, anxiety, listening skills and many, many more!

Speech & Language help – available from 20th March 2020:

We understand at this time parents and carers will be concerned about to how best to support their child’s learning. Please find details below about a new Parent Portal for Speech, Language and Communication – this is a  service to provide parents with free speech and language advice, resources and activities.

Support through Education from Home:

Five Top Tips for adoptive parents foster carers

Support Through this Season

Bounce Together:

As a school we use Bounce Together as a way to get to know our children better by asking them about their attitudes to reading. This allows us to focus on finding things they enjoy and introduce it through more individualised reading strategies with them. Bounce together has a focus on well being and the importance of reading for a healthy mind and development. The video and website below provide more information:

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.

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

Upcoming Workshops and information:

18th May 2022 – Autism Gender Gap

Thursday 12th May 2022 1.30-2.30pm – Dyslexia Sparks Free Online Workshop – Improving your dyslexic child’s confidence with writing – more information Encouraging and supporting your dyslexic child with writing at home

Thursday 24th February 2022 10-11am – Growth Mindset Support – delivered by Dyslexia Sparks – places are free but please book – all information: Children’s Mental Health Feb 2022 – Growth Mindset – Free Online Event

Thursday 27th January 2022 – Dyslexia Sparks Peer Support for Parents/Carers of children with Dyslexia – Free event but please book For more information Peer Support for Parents of Children with Dyslexia – January 2022 – Free Online Event

Thursday 9th December 2021 – Dyslexia Sparks EHCP application support – SEN and EHCP – Free Online Event

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.

Dyslexia Sparks – Dyslexia Sparks is a Hull-based charity offering advice and support for individuals with Dyslexia and related SPLDs. As an experienced team of teachers and assessors, we provide services to individuals, schools and other organisations across Hull, East Yorkshire, Scarborough, Bridlington, North Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire and beyond – please get in touch for further information.

IDL Literacy Support Login – if your child uses this literacy boosting programme in school, they will have their own user login for it.

Anxiety Booklet – Information about what anxiety is and how to recognise the signs.

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

Understanding Sensory Processing Disorder

Sensory Integration Therapy

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

Please find below the presentation and pictures of the support material recommended.

Anxiety Booklet

Parent and Carer Anxiety Workshop Presentation May 2019

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