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Sensational Families - relaunch on Tuesday 3rd October

We have written to all parents and carers, inviting them to come and join our “Sensational Families”. Over the last three years we have been running monthly drop-in sessions aimed at supporting parents who have children with Special Educational Needs, children with medical conditions which require extra support in school, or children who need any other type of extra help to access the school curriculum. One of the strengths of Foundry Lane is our caring and inclusive community and so, we’d love to widen this group to include as many parents as possible, whether their children have additional needs or not.

 

If you are interested, then do come along to our first meeting of the year which will be held at 2.30pm on Tuesday 3rd October, in the school canteen. After that we will aim to meet on the first Tuesday of every month. The purpose of the sessions will be to better support parents by …

  1. Providing a forum for parents to share their needs.
  2. To ask parents how we can improve care for SEN children and their families.
  3. To build a support network amongst parents who often feel that other parents do not understand what it is like to have a child with SEN.
  4. To share plans and ideas that the school are implementing and any changes to procedures.
  5. Parents can share information about other outside agencies and support groups they have accessed.
  6. To demonstrate that as a school Foundry Lane sees the importance of investing in the whole family.

 

Do come and join us to find out more. The session will be very informal and there will be plenty of tea, coffee and chocolate biscuits and a chance to chat and get to know other families. We all know that parenting is the hardest job in the world, whatever your child’s age or level of need, why not get involved in supporting other parents and families and maybe pick up some tips for yourself too?

Directory of Support

April's meeting ...

At our April meeting, Hayley shared some of her experience and expertise in using attachment parenting, yoga and mindfulness techniques to help to bond with her child and aid relaxation. She was really inspiring and shared lots of good ideas from her own experience. Hayley also shared some resources that she had found useful, as well as things which have inspired her. See below ...

Websites:-

Attachment Parenting UK - www.attachmentparenting.co.uk

Attachment Parenting International - www.attachmentparenting.org

Loving your child on purpose - www.lovingonpurpose.com

Books on yoga for children by:- Rebecca Whitfield and Martina Sekway

Movie:- "After Earth" starring Will Smith

Parenting Course:- "Incredible Years" (talk to Jacqui Dowdell for more information)

Mindfulness app:- "Headspace"

If you want to find out more, do talk to Hayley who is passionate about sharing what she has learnt from parenting a child with additional needs. Thanks Hayley, you're an inspiration!