As part of our Adventure School activities we are planning to have a Big Sleep Out event in our outdoor classroom on Thursday 28th November 2019 (weather permitting) to support FRAMEWORK’s Big Sleep Out event. During this event a few selected young people who have agrees to participate will stay at school on the Thursday night and will take part in a variety of activities. By taking part in this event the young person will get an insight into how a homeless person sleeps in the evenings, as well as getting to experience some outdoor fun and learn new skills.
The young people would appreciate sponsors to help support them. This would also help boost their confidence during the event when it will be cold and wet outside. Please encourage family and friends to sponsor as well. Sponsor money can be sent to school.
Thank you for all your support
If you are a parent or carer of a child or young person who has experienced the Education Health Care Plan annual review process in Nottinghamshire we’d like to hear from you!
Nottinghamshire County Council’s Integrated Children’s Disability Service is reviewing its current processes and documentation that support the Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) annual review and would like to hear the views of families who have experienced this process.
Your views are important as they will help us to understand the parts of the annual review process that are working well, and how we can further improve the Nottinghamshire EHCP annual review journey for parents/carers, the child or young person.
Tell us your views and opinions: Parent Carer Satisfaction Survey.
Please also let other parents and carers know about the survey if they have experienced the Nottinghamshire Education Health Care Plan annual review process. The survey will close on Friday 22nd November 2019.
Tuesday 3rd December 2019 2-4 pm
We would like to invite you to Derrymount’s Christmas Fayre at our Churchmoor Lane site.
We would like to offer you an opportunity to purchase a stall on the day to present any craft, games etc. For £10.00 per stall.
We do need your help, but mostly we would love for you, your family, and friends to join your children and have fun.
A coffee shop will be running so we would appreciate any cake donations.
We are also looking for donations of new items suitable for our tombola and new this year we are hoping to do a Christmas hamper so donations of new sealed Christmas food items would be greatly appreciated
From Nottinghamshire County Council:
We need your views about the Health Services for Children and Young People in Special Schools
Nottinghamshire County & City Councils are asking for the views of parents, carers, children and young people attending Special schools who use health services. To do this we will be using co-production as a way of working to bring together families and professionals to review and shape provision. It ensures the following:
- Being listened to
- Promotes positive working relationships
- Strong communication
- Improved services for families
This survey and following event is for parents, carers, children and young people who have experience of health services in special schools. We want to hear your views about services such as Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Continuing care or Health Support at home or school. We are interested in hearing what is working well, what is not working, and any changes you would like to for the future. You or your child may experience.
After this we will be hosting an Event on the 21st and 28th of November where we will feedback your views and create a plan to improve services for the future.
This consultation opened on the 26th of September and will close on the 18th of October. The online questionnaire should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete. The link can be found below.
Information about school swimming has been added to the School Information for parents page
Although the Summer 2019 exams may still seem a long way off at the moment, we wish to share some important information with you to avoid any possible issues next summer. During the spring term students will be given their individual exam timetables which will highlight when their final exam is scheduled to take place. The summer written exam period will run from Monday 13 May to Tuesday 25 June 2019 (BTEC students must be available until Friday 28th June).
However for the Summer 2019 exam series a “contingency” exam day has been arranged by the examination awarding bodies which all students need to be aware of. This contingency day for GCSE examinations has been put in place “in the event of widespread, sustained national or local disruption to examinations during the June 2019 examination series.”
The decision comes following the tragic events of last summer, namely the Manchester attacks and the Grenfell Tower fire. The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) have decided that they need the option to postpone an exam (or exams) in the event of an incident and rearrange them for a later date to allow all students a fair and equal chance.
The date that has been set aside as the contingency day is Wednesday 26 June 2019. This means that all exam candidates must be available to sit exams from the date of their first exam until Wednesday 26 June 2019.
This decision is not a school decision and does apply to all candidates in all schools. Please can all students/parents/carers make a note of the contingency exam date in the event that an awarding body needs to invoke its contingency plan.
Flu vaccinations are on Tuesday 9th October
Children included in the programme are Reception through to year 13.
Consent forms will be bought in to school early September 2018 and should be returned to school by parents 21st September 2018 for the team to collect week commencing 24th September 2018.
Further information about the flu vaccination programme:
Children will not be able to receive this vaccination at the GP unless they have an identified health problem. We will be holding clinics throughout the season for those children who have consented and were absent on the day.
Each child vaccinated will receive a record card on the day of the vaccination to take home.
The calendar has been updated to include school holidays, and also a printable 2018-19 version.
Please complete this 8 question Nottinghamshire County Council survey.