As a Priority Service Customer, Northern Powergrid make sure you receive extra help if there’s a power cut. Many of our pupils would be eligible for the service and registration is online here, the link is also in the ‘parent’ ‘useful resources’ part of our website. They will just need to take a few details about you, or the person you care for.
There are a number of really good online safety guide to help keep children safe and healthy online on the national online safety website, the link for these can be found here as well as in the parent useful resources area. Ive posted a few of them below but many more are available.
Alfie (pupil) said our Harvest Festival was good and he liked all the singing. I think everyone agreed with him. The hall was packed with parents, carers, staff and pupils, chaotic, colourful, loud and great fun was how a parent described the event.
We sang a range of songs with many acted out by pupils, the ‘up jumps the scarecrow’ a firm favourite.
We asked for donations of food items and received a record amount, we have delivered all the food collected to Hull Harp. HullHarp provides numerous services to homeless people, including delivering homeless services from Dock House, Aspire and providing rough sleeper.
Today we held a very successful Macmillan coffee morning, attended by many visitors, parents, staff and of course pupils. We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who made and bought our cakes along with those who helped us host the charity event. We are still counting how much we raised and will post it on here when we know the final total.
Check out Emma’s blog about her experience helping out at our Macmillan coffee morning
Emma regularly publishers blogs about her experiences as a mother to a special needs child, we share many of them in our blog area and they can be found here in their entirety:
Friday 21st September saw a large number of pupils and staff attend school in their jeans, all in aid of a good cause. Jeans for Genes day is the annual event organised by Genetic Disorders UK.
Genetic Disorders UK is a national charity working to improve the lives of individuals and families living with a genetic disorder. They do this by providing resources and support directly to those affected, and to the charities and patient groups dedicated to a single genetic disorder or related group of genetic disorders.
A pupil collected the money from each class and we raised nearly £200.
We would like to say welcome back to our pupils and a hello to our new pupils for the Autumn 2018 term. An exciting and busy term, we have Jeans for Genes day this Friday 21st September where pupils can wear jeans and donate £1. Friday the 28th is Macmillan Coffee morning where parents are invited in to share cake and coffee with us. We have started rehearsals for our Harvest Festival - further details to follow.
We are currently updating our website with class information etc so please check back with us soon. Our calendar has been updated with term dates etc.
T6F Crew performed as part of a Tin Whistle Ensemble at St Stephens Shopping Centre for their Arts Award. they did really well and the shoppers said how it makes them feel 'Happy!' They managed to raise lots of money too for Friends of Tweendykes Too!
Tweendykes has received the Sports Bronze School Games Mark Award for our commitment and engagement to deliver Sports. Massive well done to all involved.
Today we enjoyed our 'Festivals & Celebrations' theme day. Pupils had the opportunity to experience Bollywood dancing as well as Messy Play. In classes we carved pumpkins, decorated biscuits and buns as well as making diva lamps using clay & paper plates.
*PLEASE NOTE: HULL PARENTS NOT EAST RIDING*
Next week a team of inspectors from OFSTED and CQC (Care Quality Commission) will be in Hull looking at how effective the local authority and local health services are for children and young people with SEND (special educational needs and/or disabilities).
They will be looking at this for ALL children and young people 0-25 with SEND NOT just those with an EHC plan or a statement.
The inspection will look at how effective Hull is in the following three ways:
1. Identifying the needs of children and young people with SEND
2. Meeting the needs of these children and young people with SEND.
3. Improving their outcomes and chances of taking part fully in society.
This new type of inspection comes out of the SEND reforms and all local areas will be inspected over 5 years.
In the inspections there is a big emphasis on finding out the views of parents and carers. The inspectors will hold meetings with parents and parent groups and also visit a small number of education and health settings.
Hull Parents Forum will also be sending parent representatives to meetings that also include professionals.
This inspection is different to the ones that OFSTED carry out at individual education settings and if inspectors visit your child’s education setting in the next week then we would encourage you to go along.
If since September 2014 you have had experience of the new SEND reforms in relation to services provided to your child, or you've converted your child's Statement to an EHCP, or your child is on the school's SEN Support list please get involved.
So that as many parents as possible are able to contribute views, OFSTED and CQC inspectors are holding an online webinar that we would strongly encourage you to take part in if possible.
The webinar takes place at 8-9pm on Wednesday 11th October led by inspector Nicholas Whittaker and will ask parents and carers about their views and experiences on how effectively the local area is implementing the SEND reforms.
YOU MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE FOR THIS WEBINAR - the link is
The Ofsted team can't see us, but we'll see the questions they ask (on your computer, smart phone or tablet), and hear these being asked. We don't need to speak. We just click our answer, and we can type in our comments or questions. It's that easy! All information gathered will be anonymised.
If you have a computer, smart phone or tablet with internet access, just open the link above, and register now. It will take just a minute. And put this in your diary so you don't forget!
Then you can join the call on Wednesday 11th October from wherever you are, as long as you have internet access! No need to leave your house! Just click on the link you are sent once you've registered.
Do try to join promptly as it's likely to last around a half hour or so only.
Do pass this onto other parents/carers who may be interested.
We hope you are able to make the time to contribute to this important review and if you have any questions in the meantime, do let us know.
Also there is a link for a online survey that we need as many parents as we can to fill in.
This survey will close Thursday 8th Oct 11am
These are the dates and times when Ofsted will be visiting your childs/young persons school/college dates as set out below
If your child/young person with SEN has attended these since Sept 14 PLEASE come as Ofsted need YOUR feedback
You need to contact Laura Jones to book a place as these are limited firstname.lastname@example.org
Lemon Tree Children Centre Thurs 12th October 9.30-11am
Marfleet Children Centre Thurs 12th October 12.30-2.30pm
Christopher Pickering School Tuesday 10th October 9.30-12.30pm
Dorchester Primary school Wednesday 11th October 9.30-12pm
Malet Lambert school Tuesday 10th October 9.30-12.30pm
St Mary's College Wednesday 11th October 1-3.30pm
Hull College Wednesday 11th October 1-3.30pm
East Riding College Thursday 12th October 9.30-12pm
Pathway Plus Thursday 12th October 9.30-12pm
Frederick Holmes School Wednesday 11th October 9.30-12pm
YOU CAN ALSO EMAIL YOUR VIEWS DIRECTLY TO INSPECTORS AT:
Share his info with anyone who has a child or young person with SEN or disabilities in Hull.
They are really focused on hearing the parents views.
Thank you to everyone who took part in Jeans for Genes day we raised £86.66!!
It has been a very busy summer for one of our Sixth Form pupils this summer holiday.
Michael Simm took part in the Special Olympics which were in Sheffield in August.
Michael had being training hard for the Olympics, swimming most days after school and at weekends. All of Michael’s hard work paid off when Michael came away with Gold and a Bronze medal.
We are so very proud of Michael on this massive swimming success.