Family Funding Information 4.6.2020
The Government has announced financial support for Children with special educational needs and disabilities in England of £37.3 million in 2020-21, this is expected to help more than 75,000 families in England.
Families with children that have complex needs and disabilities can receive grants for vital equipment to make their lives easier while implementing social distancing measures, including computers, specialist equipment and educational toys.
£10 million of the total has been committed specifically in response to the unique difficulties presented by the coronavirus pandemic, helping parents educate and look after disabled or critically ill children who are staying at home more than usual.
The funding and guidance on how to apply is available through www.familyfund.org.uk/faqs/how-do-we-apply
The funding can help low-income families with seriously ill or disabled children with the cost of equipment, goods or services - from washing machines and refrigerators to sensory and educational equipment that they might not otherwise be able to afford. The grants are typically worth £400 to £500 per family, but vary depending on need.
Red 3 are celebrating 'A Random Act of Kindness Week' by filling shoe boxes with a variety of donated items to give to the residents of Rowan Croft Care Home in Killingworth.
Here are some lovely photos of the children filling the boxes. They were so proud of their end products.
Thank you so much for all the donations.
Our pupils have been spreading Christmas cheer to the eldery at Rowan Croft Wellbeing Centre in Killingworth.
They sang carols and had made Christmas cards for everyone.
Sheila Humes, 86, said: “I thought it was absolutely beautiful. The singing was fantastic and the children were so brave to get up and sing in front of all of us.
“It is so lovely that they made Christmas cards for us all too. Some people here might not get many cards, so something like this can make all the difference.”
Jenny McCormick, 89, added: “I have been singing along and have been having a great time. We always have lovely things on at the centre, but I think this has been my favourite.”
The partnership between the school and the EveryDay started after the school became involved with a Singalong Memories group run by Age UK North Tyneside’s ‘Dementia Connections’ team.
Team Leader at the centre Wendy Dack said: “I think it’s marvellous that the children have come along to do this – everyone has been looking forward to it!
“We do a lot of things here to keep people happy, entertained, and even fit, and these kind of things are especially important around Christmas time.”
Operation Encompass is a police and education early information sharing partnership enabling schools to offer immediate support for children and young people experiencing domestic abuse.
Operation Encompass believes that children are victims of domestic abuse in their own right and should be acknowledged as such.
Community School Clothing provide FREE pre-loved school uniform to anyone in the North East who needs it. They also have a FREE loan service for nursery equipment and clothing suitable for interviews. See their Facebook and Twitter pages for more information.
North Tyneside Libraries - Borrowbox Service
Reading for pleasure has a dramatic impact on educational outcomes.
North Tyneside library service has a wonderful new Borrowbox eBook and eAudiobook platform. This is available to families 24/7 and is a really fantastic service, and so easy to use. You just need a library card and to download the Borrowbox app to get started.
The collection is excellent for children and young people and includes many favourites like Harry Potter and Tom Gates.
Try it yourself, the app is easy and works really well with ipads, and android tablets/phones.
Health and Safety Audit Results
North Tyneside Health and Safety Team carried out a 2 day health and safety audit during February 2018 and I am delighted to say that we achieved Gold standard. Well done to our fantastic premises team who have worked particularly hard over the winter to ensure the site is safe during adverse weather conditions.
Our new three week school menu will start on Monday 4th June 2018, with a choice of four main courses and a selection of puddings prepared everyday by your school’s catering team. In addition, children also have a choice of salads to choose from.
You can view the menu online through JOINOS, www.joinos.com
Choose to save the link through our smartphone so you can see the daily menu whilst on the go.
The menu is also available on North Tyneside Council's Website www.northtyneside.gov.uk simply type in the search bar.
New to JOINOS
Please email email@example.com to request a JOINOS code, quoting your child's name, school year and class.
Paying for School Meals
JOINOS allows you to manage your child's school meal account. By using JOINOS you will be able to check meals taken, balances and make payments. Please register even if your child takes a packed lunch to ensure they are only coming in for a meal when you want them to.
Please ensure you pay in advance to avoid receiving an invoice at the end of each academic year.
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