Swimming Penathlon Challenge
Our team of 8 swimmers had a great, but long, day out at the Olympic Pool, Stratford, London on Tuesday coming a close second to Priory School after a 10 team Swimming Penathlon Challenge with schools coming together from the South East of England. Congratulations to all who took part and represented the school
A full report of the day and event can be found by clicking the link: Penathlon 05072016
Industrial Action - Tuesday 5th July 2016
You may be aware from the local and national press in the last few days of a likelihood that the National Union of Teachers are taking industrial action (strike) on Tuesday 5th July 2016 over pay and workloads. Unfortunately, this means that teaching staff employed in the school will take industrial action for the day and will not be available in school to teach / supervise or support the pupils.
Under health and safety guidelines, we have no option but to CLOSE the school on Tuesday 5th July 2016. All pupils will return home on Monday 4th July 2016 and the school will re-open again on Wednesday 6th July.
Key Stage 4 - Moving On Evening
When your child leaves school:
- How will your child keep healthy and active?
- How will they continue with the interests they enjoyed at school?
- How will they make and keep friends?
- How will they stay safe as they become more independent?
- How will they manage adult relationships?
- Who will I be able to turn to for help and advice?
Our Moving On evening is this WEDNESDAY, 29th June, from 6-8pm in the KS4 area. Representatives from health, local sports clubs and youth organisation, community and support groups will be available to discuss with you the ways they can help your child move successfully into a fulfilling adult life. KS4 staff will also be available, including Louise Holmes, our Transition Worker.
This is an informal event where you can drop in at any time during the session. Although aimed at parents and carers, you are welcome to bring your child with you.
We look forward to seeing you,
Alison Alder KS4 Lead
Parents and Carers Get Together - 20 June 2016
Just to remind you that the next Parents and Carers Get Together is next Monday afternoon, 20th June 2016, at 1.00pm, here at the school.
Louise Holmes, our Transition Worker will be joining us to talk about the opportunities available to our young people in Key Stage 4 with regard to work experience and moving on from school.
Call Sam Bover on 01502 565439 for more details.
Parents and Carers Get Together
Just to remind you that the Parents and Carers “Get Together” is tomorrow, Thursday 19th May at 1pm here at the school. Please meet and sign in at reception. 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. It would be great to see you.
Also save the date for our next meeting, Monday 20th June 2016 when Louise Holmes, our Transition Worker, will be joining us to talk about the opportunities available to our young people in Key stage 4 with regard to work experience and moving on from school.
If you have any queries about joining in with our get together, please contact Sam Bover at the school 01502 565439.
Parents and Carers Get Together
Just to remind you that the next Parents and Carers Get Together is on Monday 25th April 2016 here at The Ashley School Academy Trust starting at 1pm.
Recently we have had visits from local out of school providers. We have begun discussing the idea of providing The Ashley School “Summer School”. We would like more ideas from parents and carers as to what would make a successful provision for the pupils. So why not join us for a cuppa and give us your views.
We have Denise from DIAL also joining us to offer advice on claiming DLA, (Disability Living Allowance) and PIP’s (Personal Independence Payments).
You are welcome to join us for whole or part of the afternoon.
Also on the 19th May 2016 from 1pm onwards you are invited to come into school and meet our new Transition Worker, Louise Holmes. She will be able to offer advice and information about how she can support you and your child with college applications, work experience and other ‘life after school’ queries. Looking forward to seeing lots of you on Monday. For further information, please contact Sam Bover at school or call 01502 565439.
The Future of Specialist Educational Provision in Suffolk (FOSEP)
Please note the FOSEP Consultation meetings planned to be held here at The Ashley School Academy Trust today (both this morning and this evening) have been CANCELLED and re-arranged for 24th May 2016.
Further details will be posted here in due course.
Parents and Carers 'Get Together' 24 March 2016
Spring is in the air and as the weather improves why not pop into school for a cuppa and a chat. We are a friendly, informal group and everyone is welcome. We have carers, Grandparents, Mum’s and Dad’s from all key stages who pop in to join us.
The next meeting will be here at The Ashley School Academy Trust on the last day of term, Thursday 24th March 2016 at 1pm.
We have Grace from the local out of school activity club Top Cats coming into speak about fun activities which our young people may enjoy.
We meet between 1pm to 2.30pm. Please come to the main reception in school, it would be lovely to see you. Sam Bover 01502 565439
We are currently looking for an ICT Apprentice to join the school staff. Please apply using the link below and not directly to the school. Thnak you
The Future of Specialist Educational Provision in Suffolk
Many of you will already be aware, either through our letter in December or from the Lowestoft Journals’ news article, that Suffolk County Council are carrying out a review of ‘Specialist Provision’. This includes the option of either changing the way places are allocated within our Residence or possibly closing it completely. We are working hard with SCC to ensure that closure is NOT an option and Peter Aldous, MP, is supporting us.
Cabinet met in December and we are now in a consultation phase.
There is an opportunity for you to contribute to this through the ‘Options Review’ (attached). This can also be completed online at:
OR search in GOOGLE for: SCC Consultation,
then select Comment on a Consultation/Suffolk County Council,
then select Future of Specialist Provision in Suffolk.
Here you will have the opportunity to look at the options available, review a summary report, look at the timetable for the consultation and give feedback (Options Review Information Pack – a copy of which is attached).
Or you can go direct to the Survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/FL2ZXGL
Or you can send the paper copy attached to:
FOSEP Review, Children and Young People’s Services, Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, IPSWICH IP1 2BX.
All feedback must be returned by Sunday 7th February 2016.
Later this term there will be a meeting here at The Ashley School Academy Trust.
We would like to encourage you to share your views as I am sure you would agree, whether you currently have a son or daughter in residence or not, that the impact of the residential 24 hour curriculum is excellent and helps our pupils make progress with independence, social and emotional skills, working together and emotional resilience.
If you would like help to access this information online or to complete the questionnaire, please contact the School Office.
Many thanks in advance.
Ms S Garrett
The following documents are available by clicking in the titles: