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Asthma Inhalers

I hope that you have all had a very happy and fun filled summer holiday.  I am looking forward to seeing all the children next week and hearing all about their adventures.

As you are getting ready for the new term, please can you make sure that any asthma inhalers, spacers are fully labelled with your child's name, and that they are in date. Please make a note of date of expiry so that you can ensure we always have in date medicine in school.  It is helpful if you provide the inhaler in a see through plastic bag so it can be found quickly.  

For ongoing asthma conditions that we are already aware of, please fill in a green medical form for the academic year 2017 -2018 which gives parental consent for staff to administer medicine. You should have received these when the old inhaler was returned in July, or additional copies are available from the office.

If your child has a newly diagnosed condition or your child is new to the school this year, you will need to fill in a green medical form but you will also need to complete an Individual Health Care Plan which gives us more information about your child's symptoms, triggers and needs.  Email me at :  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I can either email you a form, or arrange an appointment to meet with me to discuss, whichever is more convenient. 

If your child has any other medical needs that you wish to discuss, please feel free to speak to your child's new teacher, or get in touch with me.  Please note that I only work part time (2 days per week) so I will respond to your email as soon as possible but it may not always be immediately.

Best wishes,

Mrs Nichols

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Transition Support

Hello

Everyone is now beginning to think about transition as the Summer Holiday approaches.  For many children this is really exciting.  But we also recognise that for some children, experiencing any change can be scary and sometimes difficult.  All children are fully prepared for their new class, with plenty of opportunities to review their progress and learning this year, and to anticipate and think about moving to a new year group. However, a few children will need additional transition support to help them respond to the change happily and with confidence.  They may already have had some additional discussions and activities to make sure they are prepared and know what to expect on Transition Day on Thursday.  Following this, there may be additional activities/ time to talk depending on what we feel your child needs and any concerns or worries that they raise.  If you think your child needs extra support, please feel free to speak to your child's class teacher or email me on :  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We have also worked hard to improve the format of our Final Personal Support Plan of the year, to ensure a better format for passing on information between one teacher and the next.  We would love your feedback on what has worked for your child this year, together with anything that hasn't had as much impact, so that we can pass this useful information onto their next teacher.  I would really love it if we could have 100% return rate of signed PSPs from parents by Monday 17th July; your input is valuable, we know it makes a difference to our understanding of your child's needs and we really appreciate it.

I hope you all have a brilliant summer holiday, and I look forward to hearing all about your adventures in September.

Many thanks,

Mrs Nichols

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Information for Parents

I have been informed of a number of events taking place locally that you might be interested in. Please email me on: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be sent full details of the event including information about how to book a place.    Many thanks

I have been sent information about a number of events organised by SPACE. SPACE is a support group for Parents/ Carers of children and young people with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and related conditions. Their website is www.spaceherts.org.uk

SPACE have secured an exclusive trampolining event at Gravity Force in St Albans on Thursday 15th June between 5 – 6pm. 

SPACE has organised an event at 360 in Stevenage on Friday 30th June between 6 – 8pm.

Saturday 29th July, 12 -4pm.  A sponsored walk for children with Autism or ADHD and their families.  This takes place in Stevenage and raises money for ADD Vance.

ADD-vance is running 2 training sessions. The first is ‘Understanding ADHD for Parent/ Carers’ and takes place in Hatfield on 23rd June, 9.30 – 12.00pm.    The second is ‘Understanding Autism for Parent/ Carers’ and takes place in Hatfield on 28th June , 9.30 – 12.00pm.  There is a cost of £22 per person for tickets to either session. 

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Parents Courses

Hello,

I have been sent details of the following courses that are available to parents and carers at no cost. Please get in touch with me on:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  if you would like more details, or to find out how to register for these courses. 

Many thanks

Mrs Nichols

Group : Bringing Up Confident Children for Parents of Children with Special Educational Needs

Duration : 8 weeks

Day of the Week : Wednesdays

Dates : 17 May to 12 July, excluding half term

Times : 9.30 - 11.30

Venue : Fairlands School, Pound Avenue, Stevenage, SG1 3JA

Understanding ASD

Wednesday, 3 May 2017 - 10am to 12pm

Letchworth

Understanding ADHD

Tuesday, 9 May 2017 - 10am to 12pm

Letchworth

Provider: ADD-vance - ASD/ADHD specialist trainers

Funded by North Herts DSPL (Area 1)

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Parent workshops and training

I have been advised of a number of new workshops and training events that are available for parents and carers to attend.  Please email:   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like further information or details of how to book. 

Network for Parents and Carers of children and young people with SEND.  Topic:  Mood Management.

Saturday 18th March, 9.45am - 12.15pm, Royston

Managing Anxiety Tuesday 25th April,  10am - 12pm,  Letchworth

Understanding ASD, Wednesday 3rd May, 10am - 12pm, Letchworth

Girls and Autism:  What's the difference, Monday 20 March, 7 - 9pm, Letchworth

Sensory Needs, Wednesday 22nd Feburary, 9.30 - 1.30pm, Letchworth

Managing Anger, Wednesday 26th April, 9.30 - 1.30pm, Royston

Understanding ADHD, Tuesday 9th May, 10 - 12pm, Letchworth

 

Many thanks,

Mrs Nichols

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Our Address:
St Ippolyts C.E. Primary School
Ashbrook Lane,
St Ippolyts,
Hitchin,
Hertfordshire.
SG4 7PB
Telephone:
01462 432080
Fax:
01462 438524
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