Kerry Leask from Operation Encompass came into Year 6 today to teach about Emotions and Empathy. We know who we can contact if we have worries or uncomfortable feelings.
Please find details below of South Tyneside’s Mental Health Parent/Carer support group (for those who have had children and young people affected by their mental health).
This will take place on 29th March 10:30 – 12:30
The sessions are aimed at those parents/carers of children and young people who have experienced difficulties with their mental/emotional health and who may have accessed services either now, or in the past.
This is an informal group where parents/carers can share their experiences or gain some advice.
In Year 3, we had so much fun celebrating Harton Primary School’s 10th birthday and raising money for Red Nose Day. We had a fun packed day including decorating our own biscuits, dancing along to music on the speakers, playing party games and most importantly completing the Harton Primary Kahoot Quiz. We thoroughly enjoyed our celebrations and we certainly will not forget this special birthday!
We’ve had an amazing day celebrating Harton Primary School’s 10th birthday, and raising money for Red Nose Day.
We’ve watched a video featuring special guests, decorated party bags and biscuits, danced to music piped through the tannoy throughout the day, enjoyed a massive whole school Harton Primary quiz created by Mr Forster, taken part in Red Nose Day activities, and had a party tea. We even had a cake to take home, courtesy of our Cook.
On Friday, Y1M were so excited to finally celebrate 10 weeks of excellent attendance (97% or above). We earned a full afternoon treat and after lots of suggestions, including McDonalds delivery, we decided to have an Movie afternoon.
The children chose to watch ‘Big foot family’, we had cinema snacks and had a brilliant time! We all agreed, “We should do this more often”. Toffee Bear enjoyed it too.
I am so proud of the children in Y1M, they are the best attending class in school so far, hopefully it wont be long before we can have another special treat!
After discussions with parents with SEND, the Local Authority have devised a programme of training to cover the following:
- SEND Law: A series of six sessions that will provide an outline of the SEND Code of Practice, the EHCNA process, Annual Review, Transport and Post-16 education; provided by Claire Jackson of SENETA.
- Sensory Integration: A series of 3 sessions that will help parents understand and identify sensory needs, how to manage them and some further specific training on how it can affect eating/sleeping. This will be provided by Claire Stirland of Sensory Worx.
- Mental Health: A series of 3 sessions covering understanding attachment, depression, self-harm, eating disorders and the fight/flight/freeze response. This will be provided by Marie Johnson. Marie is a clinical specialist/ASD and specialist mental health teacher
- Challenging Behaviour: A series of 4 sessions demonstrating how to effectively support your child to succeed academically and socially at school and at home looking specifically at neurodiversity, structure and how to build resilience in children/young people. Fin O’Regan of SF30 will be providing this training
- FASD & Trauma: A two session insight into FASD and trauma, what this means for the child/young person and how it can impact them. NICE Guidance for FASD quality standards is due later in the year and the training will be updated to reflect this as well. The training will be provided by Brian Roberts of Field of Enterprise
- Makaton: Level 1 & 2 training for parents/carers in how to use Makaton to support their child/young person to be delivered by Mike Harris of Sign & Symbol
- Autism: Series of monthly workshops to be delivered and 1-1 sessions for parents/carers to put what they learn into practice. This will be delivered by the family development team at North East Autism Society headed up by Kerrie Highcock.
- Autism: Dean Beadle is an autistic speaker will be delivering three sessions, covering autistic identity, social/emotional/sensory needs and anxiety. He gives his personal perspective to help parents and and carers to better understand Autism.
The training aims to increase parents’ and carers’ knowledge and understanding of these topics, enabling them to meet their child/young person’s needs better, and improve their confidence in ensuring that needs are being met by agencies involved with their child. At the moment, we expect training to be offered on-line though this may change if and when face to face gatherings are possible. Spaces are limited for each course
Booking information for parents – All of the available training can be booked online through our Eventbrite page (link below): https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/send-local-offer-south-tyneside-32567325573 …please take a look!
We are so look forward to welcoming you all back on Monday!
Please see below a letter from Mrs Ratcliffe with a message for all pupils and their carers.