Hull Local Authority- OFSTED

Dear Parent/Carer

*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

https://register.gotowebinar.com/regis…/2053283374978616833…

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.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/HullSendOfstedCQC2017

 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 hullparentsforum@hotmail.com 

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:

lasend@Ofsted.gov.uk

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.

Michael Simm Special Olympics,

 


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.  

Prom 2017

This years Prom was held at The Royal Station Hotel on Thursday 13th July.

All the students looked fantastic and a brilliant night was had by all.

The selfie mirror was a big success with staff and students taken photos home with them that they will treasure for a very long time.

 Thank you to everyone that has supported with the Prom this year.

Puzzle Project

The children at Tweendykes School have been working hard with One Day Creative Education who works in partnership with Hull City Of Culture to  create an amazing piece of art work as are of the “Puzzle Project”

The children worked creatively to explore the “Routes & Roots” theme, as well as our school theme of Holidays.

Puzzle Project

Make £5 Blossom with Youth Enterprise

'Students from Tweendykes Sixth Form took part in £5 Blossom with Youth Enterprise. They were partnered with a company called Netopian who gave them a loan of £150 to start a business. The students worked very hard throughout the year using their employability and enterprising skills. The business was named as Craft Crazy and they held Pop Up Shops selling gifts for Christmas, Mothers Day and Easter. They also formed a partnership with Bransholme Centre so that their business can continue into the future.

Jordan Gee, Michael Simm and Jack Smith who are part of the business delivered a presentation in front of 15 other Hull primary and secondary schools and their staff at the celebration ceremony of Youth Enterprise at the Guildhall. From the profit they made they were able to repay the £150 loan and also make a donation to the James Cracknell Youth Enterprise Trust and Duchenne Charity.

Humber Education Trust

                                                                             

 

Dear Parent/Carer and/or Community Member,

 

You will probably have heard that many schools are now forming Multi Academy Trusts and are no longer part of the local authority.  Our school would like to join with a group of other schools to form a Trust called Humber Education Trust (HET).

 

The schools that wish to make up the new HET are:

 

·         Maybury Primary School

·         Tweendykes Special School (pending governors’ approval)

·         Parkstone Primary School

·         Woodland Primary School

·         Clifton Primary School

·         St Nicholas Primary School

·         Neasden Primary School

·         Ganton School

·         Christopher Pickering Primary School

·         Broadacre Primary School

·         Gillshill Primary School

·         Adelaide Primary School

 

This is an exciting time for our schools and a great opportunity for us to join together and create a very strong partnership. We already work closely and if we form a Trust we can work even closer and help each other even more.  We want to be strong together but still be separate schools and this is what we would like to do when we form the Trust.

 

We want people to tell us what they think about these plans and are asking pupils, parents, staff, governors and the wider community.

 

On Thursday 30th March at 9.30 am at Tweendykes School we have arranged for parents and community members to come in and tell us what they think.  We will also be able to answer any questions you may have.

 

We look forward to seeing you at this event and if you want more information you can visit our website at www.tweendykes.co.uk

 

Yours sincerely

Berni Moorcroft                                                  John Barnes

Head teacher,                                                    Chair of Governors

Tweendykes School                                          Tweendykes School

 

Merry Christmas

We have had a really lovely few weeks in school in the build up to Christmas – I have been so proud of all our pupils

Despite the bad weather the carol service went ahead with the Reverend coming to us. The choir, the nativity and all the readers did a fantastic job.

The highlight however was this year’s concert “Christmas with the Aliens”- I don’t think I can remember a concert where so many pupils shone- we really have a talented group of young people !!

From all the staff at Tweendykes I want to wish you and your families a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year- see you all in 2017 !