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CSB weekly newsletter - 29th May 2021

CSB weekly newsletter - 29th May 2021

Publication date: 28th May 2021

Dear All,

I wanted to write to you and thank you for your support this half term. I hope that you all have some time to rest and recuperate and enjoy the break.

In this edition we are explaining an exciting project that we will be piloting, I hope as many of you as possible are able to work alongside us.

CSB Hub

Papyrus Suicide Prevention Helpline

Telephone: 0800 0684141

Open 9am-midnight, 365 days a year

Just a reminder that if you or someone you know (personally or professionally) is concerned about the welfare of a child or young person, the suicide prevention charity, Papyrus, has a helpline that they can call.

The Papyrus website HYPERLINK to www.papyrus-uk.org has several excellent free resources for young people, families and professionals.

This PDF leaflet HYPERLINK to 001159-Tri-Folded-Leaflet-A4_Listen-to-me.pdf (papyrus-uk.org) on communicating with young people about suicide makes for essential reading for all those working in children’s and education services, so please do take the time to look.

Free Nasen Membership

Nasen is now offering free membership. Membership benefits include access to their online Nasen Connect magazine, updates from the Whole School SEND Consortium, and free resources. To join please click here HYPERLINK to https://nasen.org.uk/register 

Dates for your diary

The next SEND Network Session will be Wednesday 16th June, 1:00-3:00pm. To book, please click here HYPERLINK to CSB SEND Network Sessions Tickets, Wed 16 Jun 2021 at 13:00 | Eventbrite .

Transition: primary to secondary school

Children transitioning from a primary setting to a secondary setting can have mixed emotions leading up to the move. The excitement of starting a new school can sometimes be overshadowed by feelings of anxiety and stress.

Like many schools across the country, you will have started the process of creating a positive transition for our children, so that they will be ready to start their new school in September.

The suggested resources below focus on change and resilience when starting a new school. They have been designed to aid conversations with year 6 pupils on their thoughts and feelings.

Free training

Nasen will be delivering a webinar on Supporting Successful Transitions from Primary to Secondary School on 24th June 2021, 2:00-3:30pm. To book, please click here HYPERLINK to https://www.sendgateway.org.uk/events/supporting-successful-transitions-primary-secondary-school.

Annual Reviews

To enable us to support you and prepare for the annual review meetings appropriately, please ensure that we are notified of these meetings in advance i.e. at least 4 weeks in advance should you require our attendance.

Specialist Teacher’s Contact Line

Every Tuesday from 13:30 to 16:00. Call 01494 475199 (main ST number)

Schools to call if they would like to:

  • Speak directly to a Specialist Teacher to discuss a child or young person and to gain initial support.
  • Access advice easily and at the earliest stage for pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

Learner Voice Project (LVP)

What is the Learner Voice project (LVP)?

A short taster presentation will be delivered during the Network Session on the 16th June to introduce the Project.

What is the aim of the project?

  • We would like to evaluate the benefits of using a range of tools and resources to access the Learner Voice.
  • We would like to evaluate the benefits of using a range of tools and resources to access the Learner Voice.
  • The menu of resources will aim to cover a range of special educational needs and disabilities; from children and young people who are non-verbal to those who are skilled at sharing their views and ideas.
  • We will be working alongside staff at Heritage House who have already trialed several tools and resources.

What will we offer?

Access to:

  • A free all-day workshop on the 7th September 2021 to introduce tools and resources to help access the Learner’s Voice.
  • A menu of tools and resources to be trialled, termly Learner Voice Network Sessions to share experiences in using the tools, support from the Assistant Educational Psychologist.

How can you help?

We will seek expressions of interest from schools that are interested in being part of this exciting Project after the Taster Session on the 16th June.

Two key members of staff, such as the School’s Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator, SEN Learning Assistant will be offered a place at the Workshop on the 7th September 2021.

If you would like to tentatively share your interest before the session then please contact Shami Rait via email shami.rait@buckinghamshire.gov.uk HYPERLINK to shami.rait@buckinghamshire.gov.uk

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