A reminder that the last day of half term for pupils is Friday 9th February and the first day back is at the new building in Cotgrave on Monday 26th February.
There will also be an open afternoon at Cotgrave on Friday 16th February, 2pm – 3pm. Pupils and parents will have a chance to see our wonderful new building before moving back.
Please visit the CONTACT website for more information
Personal Care Assistant NJE
Grade 2: Point 9 – 13
Term time only
£15375 – £16491 pro rata
20 hours per week
Ash Lea School Governors are looking to recruit a dynamic and enthusiastic individual with a commitment to delivering a high standard of personal care support as part of a caring and child focused team.
We often have parents ask what charity they could apply to for individual pieces of equipment (adapted bike / trampoline etc.) or to pay towards residential.
DTD Charity are a local charity that might help. They are very clear about what they will and will not fund, please check thier FAQ. You will also need a supporting letter, so if you need school’s help, please let us know.
There is a free workshop taking place on Saturday 10th February at Avon Park School, st Johns Avenue, Rugby, CV22 5HR
Showcase Cinemas host Autism Friendly screenings that have the following considerations.
- The lights will be on low
- The volume will be turned down
- There will be no trailers at the beginning of the film
- You will be able to take in your own food and drinks
- You will be able to move around the cinema if you like
Sunday January 14, 10am
Message from the Special Education Trust Board –
Nottinghamshire County Council has got the green light to press ahead with plans to access its share of a new national £215m funding programme.
The Special Provision Capital Grant is to support local authorities to invest in provision for children and young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and disabilities aged 0-25 years to improve the quality and range of provision available to the local authority. It is intended for the children and young people with education, health and care plans for whom Councils are responsible and will be released over the next three years.
Both locally and nationally the demand for special school places continues to increase. Special Schools and Academies within the County have reached capacity, meaning that more children and young people are being taught in schools much further from their home, sometimes out of county.
We are very keen to gain the views of as many children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities as possible, and their parents/carers. It is also important that we hear from staff working in school settings and those from the broader special educational needs and disabilities sector.
Whilst we welcome this new fund, we are also extremely realistic in what this relatively small amount of capital funding will provide, given that the cost of a brand new special school, for example, would be well over £10 million.
The County Council is asking three broad questions, which we hope will help to shape spending priorities over the next three years. The consultation will run until Wednesday 13 December and can be found on the County Council’s website www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/SENDreview
1 pack = £3
2 packs = £5
Thank you to Emily & Raisa from the Sherwood Group for donating the cards.
We raised a total of £239.17 which will be evenly split between Children in Need and Gems Mission Christmas – Cash For Kids East Midlands.
Ash Lea has been featured in Issue 1 of the Inspiring Leaders Magazine, titled “A Child-Centered Curriculum”. The article starts on page 21.