Parent Group

We meet every Tuesday 9:30am - 11:00am at the school
with some additional activities in the school holidays.

What does this look like?

  • Twice a month on a Tuesday we meet for a 'brew and a biscuit' over a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits or cake.
  • Twice a month we invite a guest to share strategies or information on a subject decided by the group. 

Brew and Biscuit

Time to meet other parents and carers, get to know each other and share stories.
Sometimes we spend a few minutes sharing on a specific subject, with staff in school popping in to share or answer questions.
Sometimes there are resources avaliable to look at/ take and other times things such as a winter coat sale by donation only.

The next 'Brew and Biscuit' Tuesday 16th April-
9:30-11:00am
 
For this session Bal are coming to introduce a Cookson  first aid course that can you attend at a parent group session later in the year.

Please tell us this week if English is not your first language, but you would like to come.
You can do this by contacting the office: r.kelly@lancasterian.manchester.sch.uk or telling your child's class team and we will try and secure translation for you.
We will not be able to provide translation on the day, without advanced warning.

Guests

Guests are/ will be invited to speak on a range on subjects. The subjects are decided by you- with ideas coming from the group, Annual Reviews, questions to teachers or questions regularly asked to the office staff. 

The next 'Guest' session is Tuesday 23rd April-
9:30-11:00am
 
Lauren Lea-Yates from the continence team is coming to talk about the service and answer any of your toilet related questions!

I have attached the schedule (English, Urdu, Arabic, Spanish, Bengali, Polish and Turkish version) for the upcoming events until Easter below if you want to look ahead. I will continue to update the information both here and on our socials weekly. The office also has a copy if you would like a printed version.

If you are interested in one of these sessions but English is not your first language, please let us know the week before that you would like to come and we will try to find a translator.

Easter Activities:

Easter Holidays 
 Weds 3rd  April meet  12 mid day 
Simply cycling Wythenshawe Atheletics Track  followed by a walk in the park and lunch if you wish to extend the day Either bring your own lunch  or there is a cafe in the park 
Cycling is  £3pp please book in in advance via their website 
 
Fri 12 April Simply Cycling 12 mid day 
Longford Park Followed by a walk in the park and lunch if you wish to extend the day Either bring your own lunch or there is a cafe in the park 
Cycling cost £ 3pp please  book in in advance via their website 
 
Tues 16th April 
Lunch after parents group for any one who would like to join us 
Sky Lounge Chorlton 
 

Previous Sessions

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Information about SENDIASS who visited on Tuesday 19th March : About SENDIASS Manchester (iasmanchester.org) 

 

School Holiday Events

Previous holiday events:

We ran our first school holiday event over the summer.  A group of staff and parents/ carers met at Wythenshawe Park for a Simply Cycling session and a picnic in the park afterwards. It was lovely to see everyone and we hope to run more events like this during other holidays!

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October Half Term was Kite Flying in Heaton Park: Or it would have been if they'd been any wind! We had a good time on the play equipment instead...
 
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Upcoming Events and courses in Manchester

Manchester Parent Carer Forum have a list of places, events, workshops and parent drop ins on their website. Please follow the link to learn more: Upcoming Events – Manchester Parent Carer Forum

Manchester City Council also provide The Local Offer- lots of advice, support, childcare options and events for children of all ages with SEND, please follow the link to learn more: The Local Offer (Special Educational Needs and Disability) | Help & Support Manchester 

The National Autism Society (NAS) is coming to speak to us next academic year, which will an opportunity to find out more about how they support families but in the meantime here is a link to the Greater Manchester Autism Consortium and all the events and seminars avaliable to you: Events | gmac (autismgm.org.uk)

NEW!!! Grants

Searching for support with funding takes time, to save some time, please visit: Disability Grants - Charitable Funding for the Disabled (disability-grants.org) for help to find grants for children, families, holidays, equipment and housing. 

NEW!!! Autism Sensory toy packs- only £22
 

Information

We have an information wall always on display during all events. 

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Please also see our 'Early Help' page in the Parent/Carer section of our website or ask to speak to Helen Climance for more support and information. We are here and happy to help!

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