PD Day - Change of Date
Please note that the school has changed the planned PD staff training day from Friday 26th May to Monday 5th June.
The school will therefore now be open on 26th May 2017 and CLOSED on 5th June 2017.
Term dates are available on our website - http://www.ashleyschool.co.uk/news/term-dates
Beccles Parents & Carers Get Together is tomorrow (Tuesday 28th February 2017) starting at 1pm at Butterflies Children's Centre, Castle Hill, Beccles NR34 7BQ.
Contact Sam Bover (Pupil and Family Support Team) on 01502 565439 for more information.
Marina Theatre - Half Term offers
The Marina Theatre are running various exciting activities over the February half-term including ‘Theatre Make Up’ and ‘Musical Theatre’ workshops. For various ages from 7 and up. See their website under the ‘Get Involved’ heading for more details.
Survey for parents of children with ASD
The Suffolk Parent Carer Network are currently running a survey for parents of children with an autistic spectrum disorder (ASD).
The purpose of this survey is to find out what support works well for families and what services they would like to see developed.
If you have any parents who might be interested in this survey, please could you bring it to their attention and pass on the following link so that they can participate: ASD Survey
Parents and Carers Get Together
Just to remind you that the next Parents and Carers Get Together is next Monday, 16th January 2017 here at the school starting at 1pm.
If you have not been before, then what’s stopping you dropping in for a cuppa and a chat? We are a friendly, informal group and everyone is welcome.
We have Emma Wicks, from our Speech and Language Team joining us to talk about the work she offers across the whole school. She will be happy to answer any questions you may have. It would be great to see you.
Also save the date Thursday 2nd February 2017, again here at the school when Sara from Top Cats will be joining us to talk about the opportunities available to our young people at their after school and holiday scheme.
Finally, don’t forget we’ve also got our new meeting in Beccles on Tuesday 31st January 2017.
For more information, please contact Sam Bover here at the school on 01502 565439
Ofsted 'Outstanding' Residential Inspection Report (November 2016)
We were delighted to receive our latest Ofsted / Social Care Report for our residential provision with an 'Outstanding' outcome from the inspection which took place in November 2016.
The report can be found in the Residence section of our website http://www.ashleyschool.co.uk/images/SC024573_The_Ashley_School_Academy_Trust_Inspection_Report_16.11.2016_FINAL.pdf
Parents and Carers Get Togethers - Additional Beccles meetings
For details of our new Beccles meetings for our Parents and Carers Get Togethers please follow link here
Inspection of Suffolk County Council local area’s effectiveness in identifying and meeting the needs of, and improving outcomes for, children and young people who have special educational needs and/or disabilities from 12 December to 16 December 2016
More information is available in a letterfrom Ofsted setting out the objectives and how to make your views heard by clicking on the link below:
Last week we facilitated a Parents and Carers family bingo evening here at the school.
It was an opportunity of families and friends to come together for a bit of fun, in the evening after school.
It was great to see 57 people join us from many different families.
The evening was a great success with many of the children, and parents/carers requesting another similar event in the future.
One carer sent the following text to us: “Just to say thank you all for a good night last Friday. I think it went really well, it was nice to see other families. I think they all seemed to enjoy it.” B
Thank you to all families who supported us on the night.
Sam Bover and the PFS Team