Pocklington Community Junior School

Parent / Carer SEND Support

 East Riding SEND Newsletter 

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:

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

Thursday 11th November 10.00am – 11.00am online event – Dyslexia Sparks Supporting Your Child’s Memory Skills. More details here: Memory and Dyslexia – Dyslexia Sparks – Free Online Support Session

Wednesday 17th November 7.00pm – In Conversation with Suzy Rowland & Colin Foley (ADHD Foundation)

Thursday 24th June – Parent Webinar_Dyslexia Sparks_Supporting Transition to Secondary School

East Riding SEND Virtual Meetings 2021

12th March 2020 10.30am-12.30pm – EYPCF – Dyslexia Workshop – Lairgate Hotel, Beverley Dyslexia Workshop

29th February 2020 10am-3.00pm – Witherslack Group – All you need to know about Education, Health & Care Plans – Hall Cliffe Primary, Wrenthorpe WF2 0QB –  EHCP – All you need to know

5th February 2020 – EYPCF Workshop EHASH Re-organisation – 10.00am – 12 noon – East Riding Business Centre, Beverley. EYPCF January & February Workshops 2020

22nd January 2020 – EYPCF Workshop Education Personal Budgets – 10.00am – 12 noon – The Bell Hotel, Driffield. EYPCF January & February Workshops 2020

4th December 2019 – EYPCF SEND process support session- Lairgate Hotel, Beverley EYPCF SEND Process 4th Dec 19

22nd October 2019 – SEND Parent Drop in with Mrs Cave – held at Pocklington Community Junior School (other dates 7th November 2019, 16th January 2020, 27th February 2020, 2nd June 2020)

25th September 2019 – 10.00am-2.30pm EYPCF SEND Knowledge, Information & Support at Bridlington Business Centre 25th September Bridlington Business Centre Knowledge

18th July 2019 – FASD (Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) East Riding Coffee Morning – Howden Children’s Centre. Please use the link for more information FASD Workshop Details 18th July 2019

4th July 2019 – Drop in SEND Surgery with Mrs Cave 9.00-10.30am – held at Pocklington Community Junior School.

1st July 2019 – Autism Workshop – Managing Anger – supplied by East Riding Local Authority Service at Community Hall, Burnby Hall. This workshop is free but places must be booked by calling Emma French 01482 392254

20th June 2019 – Drop in SEND Surgery with Mrs Cave 9.00-10.30am – held at Pocklington Community Junior School.

13th June 2019 10.00am-2.00pm – Knowledge, Information & Support Workshop hosted by EYPCF (Pocklington). Please click  on the link for more information. EYPCF Support Workshops

8th (London) & 10th (Leeds) – Autism Partnership’s Treatment That Changes Lives event. Please see more information here.

15th May 2019 10.00am-2.00pm – Knowledge, Information & Support Workshop hosted by EYPCF (Haven). Please click  on the link for more information. EYPCF Support Workshops

2nd May 2019 10.00am-2.00pm or 4.00pm-7.00pm- Annual Parent Carer Event – Tickton Grange – supplied by EYPCF & SENDIASS. Places must be booked by 12th April 2019 01482 396469 or email

26th April 2019 – Drop in SEND Surgery with Mrs Cave 9.00-10.30am – held at Pocklington Community Junior School.

25th April 2019 9.45am-2.00pm- Knowledge, Information & Support Workshop hosted by EYPCF (Goole). Please click  on the link for more information. EYPCF Support Workshops

Previous Workshops and Information

6th February 2019 – 9.30-11.30am – Developmental Coordination Disorder & Motor Skill Difficulties – supplied by the Sensory and Physical Teaching Service. Please use the link for full information Developmental Coordination & Motor Skills

24th January 2019 10.00am – 2.00pm- Meditation / Disagreement Resolution Workshop – supplied by East Yorkshire Parent Carer Forum at Treasure House in Beverley. To book your place, please contact the EYPCF by 11 January 2019. Tel: EYPCF on (01262) 678283, Mobile 07813 676941 Email:

15th January 2019 10.00am – 2.00pm – Knowledge, Information and Support Workshop – provided by East Yorkshire Parent Carer Forum at Tickton Grange Country Hotel. Please contact admin@eypcf to book your place or telephone 01262 678283

If you would like us to enquire about a particular workshop being repeated, please do contact us.

3rd December 2018 – 10.00am – 2.30pm – Understanding Autism Workshop – supplied by East Riding Local Authority Service at Community Hall, Burnby Hall. This workshop is free but places must be booked by calling Emma French 01482 392254

6th November 2018 – 10.00am-2.00pm – Knowledge and Information Support Workshop supplied by EYPCF in Driffield. Please use the link for more information Knowledge Information and Support Workshop

11th October 2018 – 12.30-2.30pm – Prevention and Education Team, Youth and Family Support – how to use and access it. In conjunction with EYPCF. Please find the full information here – EYPCF Prevention and Education Team Workshop

16th October 2018 – 10.00am – 12.00pm – Guest speaker Jonathan Connell from The Early Help and Safeguarding Hub (EHaSH). This is provided by the EYPCF in Beverley. Please email to book your place. More information can be found here –  Guest EHaSH Speaker.

26th September 2018 – Understanding SEN Assessment workshop supplied by EYPCF. More information can be found here Understanding SEN Assessments.

20th September 2018 – 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.

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