Following the hugely successful singalong at Debden Grange from the Year 5 class at Christmas, the staff have come together to create more opportunities for getting the children involved in all community groups.
On Inset day, we came up with the idea of a monthly 'Community Cafe' and this will be run by each of the classes over the course of the term and will, hopefully, engage the children with many different groups from the community.
Our first community cafe will be run by Falcon Class, Year 6 and we are inviting any grandparents in the local community to come and join Year 6 on Friday 19th January from 2 - 3pm for tea, coffee, cake and chat; we will also be playing some table top games, if people want to get involved. Please note, this is for grandparents only, not parents, and this will only include children from Year 6 helping.
We hope the monthly community cafe will help our children see the different roles played by people in the community and will get the children involved with chatting and spending time with these community groups. Coming up, we will be engaging many different groups so keep a look out for the next community cafe in February.
In the meantime, please pass this invitation to any grandparents - near or far - who may wish to come in on Friday 19th to spend time with our fabulous Falcons and enjoy a relaxed afternoon with cake!
Essex County Council, Strategy and Innovation team as part of the Education Directorate, work towards better engagement and communications with families and young people of Essex who have SEND.
The team run Parent/Carer SEND Roadshows in each quadrant in Essex on a termly basis. These events are an opportunity for families to drop-in (no booking is required) to speak to professionals from a range of organisations including representatives from the SEND Quadrant Teams, Health and social care, as well as SENDIASS, Preparing for Adulthood, the Youth Service and the Multi-Schools Council. We also have local charities/organisations represented including Essex Family Forum and Families in Focus.
The events have grown this term and are running all day. They are taking place in collaboration with SENDIASS who will be running bookable workshops for parents and carers to attend during the day should they wish. Further information about the event and the workshops is given in the attached leaflet and is also available on the following link.
The warm weather seems to have finally arrived, and spring term is almost over! As we move into summer and even warmer weather, Uttlesford Children's Clothing Bank would just like to let you know that we have really good quantities of summer school uniform and PE kit if you have any families at your school who may struggle to buy these items. It's really important to us that children feel happy and comfortable in their clothes, so everything we give out has been checked by us to ensure it meets our high standards.
You can refer a family using the Frontline app, or by using the form on our website. https://www.uccb.org.uk/referrals We are usually able to drop clothing off at school for collection by the family.
We are starting to take requests directly from families via Facebook, where they can send us a message. Our Facebook page can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/uttlesfordchildrensclothingbank Please feel free to share this information in your weekly newsletter.
Finally, alongside uniform, we can also provide shoes, trainers and clothes for outside of school.
All the best,
Emma, Madi and Cath.
On behalf of Uttlesford Children's Clothing Bank