Emails

NEWS' UPDATE 10.5.24

Dear Parents and Carers

Welcome to the end of what has been a beautiful week. How we have enjoyed the sunshine!

As we didn't manage to share last week's Excellence Everywhere with you, there are two for you to enjoy this week:

 

Excellence Everywhere 3.5.24

Excellence Everywhere 10.5.24

 

Thank you to everyone who supported our May Fair. It was a huge success and enjoyed by all. We will let you know how much was raised over the next couple of week.

 

REMINDERS

 

Preparing for Adulthood Session

  • Preparing for Adulthood Session: takes place on Tuesday 14 May from 9.30 - 11.30 am in the Conference Room. The Adult Transitions Social Worker from the Children and Young People's Disability Service (CYPDS) will be coming along to explain the process and answer your questions. Sarah McKay, from MGS (Careers and Enterprise Lead) will also be joining us
  • Upper School Talent Show auditions - Friday, 24 May (students only)
  • End of Term - Friday, 24 May at 3.15pm
  • Manor Green Summer Fair takes place on Sunday, 30 June from 12noon to 3pm.

 

OTHER INFORMATION WHICH MAY BE OF INTEREST

 

Baby Bank Children's Charity

Are you able to regift to local families?

The demand for our support by families has hugely increased and we are particularly struggling with donations of larger items such as buggies and cots. Families are welcome to contact us directly if they think they have items we can use and for further details of where we are located (Holyport, SL6 2YE) and our opening times. We support from newborn age up to 16 years and can help with school uniform items too.
Clothing Wish List
Equipment Wish List

For more information contact: info@thebabybank.org

 

Crossroads Respite and Support

Please see the leaflets for Crossroads day support hub and respite services - Day Support and Caring for Slough. Please direct all enquiries to the contact details in red at the bottom of the email:

Are you looking for somewhere to meet new friends, catch up with old friends, learn a new skill and participate in fun activities?

If so, a warm welcome to our Day Support Hub. This Hub caters for people of all ages who are living in social isolation, those with care needs or those who just need a bit of extra help and support to take part in activities.

If you are able to and enjoy being in groups, join us in a safe, secure environment for lunch or a cup of tea, in[1]door & outdoor games & activities aimed at promoting independence, new hobbies and shared interests. Qualified staff and kind volunteers are always at hand to provide support and encouragement.

Location:

Wexham Parish Council Norway Drive, SLOUGH, SL2 5QP

Wednesdays & Thursdays 10am - 2pm weekly

Please contact us to find out about availability, cost or for any other information you may need.

CQC Registered to provide Regulated Activity

Crossroads Care Slough

The Corner House, 254a Farnham Road, Slough, SL1 4XE

01753 525796 info@sloughcrossroads.org.uk


Together Karting at Maidenhead

 

 

 

NEWS' UPDATE 2.5.24

Dear Parents and Carers

This week's Excellence Everywhere has been delayed so we will share it with you next week.

 

Exams

Our students begin their summer exams on Friday, 10 May and we wish them all good luck! They have all been working extremely hard so, hopefully, they won't need it.

 

Message from Sharon Carrigan

Following on from my "Save the Date" regarding a Preparing for Adulthood session, I'm pleased to confirm that this will definitely be going ahead. Details as follows:

This session will take place on Tuesday 14 May from 9.30 - 11.30 am in the Conference Room. The Adult Transitions Social Worker from the Children and Young People's Disability Service (CYPDS) will be coming along to explain the process and answer your questions. Sarah McKay, from MGS (Careers and Enterprise Lead) will also be joining us.

I hope this will be a helpful, informative session and look forward to seeing you there.

 

REMINDERS

  • Manor Green May Fair takes place TOMORROW, Friday, 3 May from 9.30-11.30am. Please do join us if you can.
  • Bank Holiday - Monday, 6 May- no school
  • Coffee, cake and chat in school - Thursday, 9 May
  • Manor Green Summer Fair takes place on Sunday, 30 June from 12noon to 3pm.

 

OTHER INFORMATION WHICH MAY BE OF INTEREST

 

GEMS Online Coffee Morning - Sensory Needs - Friday, 10 May 2024

 

Decreasing Depression - Free Talk - 14, May 2024

 

 

 

NEWS' UPDATE 25.4.24

Dear Parents and Carers

Please click here for this week's Excellence Everywhere.

REMINDERS

  • Manor Green May Fair takes place on Friday, 3 May from 9.30-11.30am.
  • Bank Holiday - Monday, 6 May- no school
  • Manor Green Summer Fair takes place on Sunday, 30 June from 12noon to 3pm.

 

OTHER INFORMATION WHICH MAY BE OF INTEREST

 

GEMS Virtual Coffee Morning - Sensory Needs 10.5.24

 

Parent research participants needed for University of York project

Project recruitment flyer

Project information form

 

FACE

May 2024 Newsletter

Anxiety explained 2.5.24

 

 

 

NEWS' UPDATE 18.4.24

Dear Parents and Carers

We hope you had an enjoyable break and we are delighted to welcome the students back to school.

As we look forward to some warm weather, please ensure your child/children bring sun screen, hats and water bottles with them to school as necessary.

 

Impetigo

We have had a confirmed case of Impetigo in Child class (Puffin Cluster). NHS advice can be found here.

 

Proposed change to School Transport Policy

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (RBWM) and Achieving for Children (AfC) are proposing changes to the School Transport policy.

We want the policy to be fair to all residents and schools in the Borough, whilst ensuring transport assistance is still provided to our most vulnerable students.

We are considering the following changes from September 2024 and would like your views on our proposals:

  • change to the way school transport assistance is provided for young people over 16 years of age with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

To see further details of the proposal and to give us your views please complete the consultation form at Transport Policy Consultation 2024

You can also use the public-access computers available at all local libraries, where staff are happy to help you get online if needed. If you require paper copies of the consultation documents, these are also available from libraries upon request or by contacting transport@achievingforchildren.org.uk

Responses should be received by 13 May 2024.

 

Alexander Devine's Big Chick Knit

Many thanks to everyone who donated Easter eggs for the Big Chick Knit. MGS donated 614 eggs and Alexander Devine raised an incredible £12,987.28. Well done everyone for such a tremendous effort!

 

RBWM's LDPB

Information about RBWM's Learning Disability Partnership Board (LDPB) can be accessed here. A group of Manor Green's young people (aged 17+ and called "Hear Our Voice") meet regularly to discuss different topics, their hopes and aspirations for the future and what they envision life as an adult may be like for them. Their insights and ideas are then fed back into the wider LDPB meetings, enabling their "voices to be heard" on things that are relevant to them.

 

REMINDERS

 

Changed financial circumstances
If your financial circumstances have changed and you need support or advice, Sharon Carrigan, our Family Adviser may be able to help you. She can be contacted at: sharon.carrigan@manorgreenschool.co.uk or on 01628 513800 extension 2008

 

Contact details

Please remember to advise the school if your contact details have changed: office@manorgreenschool.co.uk

 

Exam contingency day

If you have a child taking exams in summer 2024, please note that the exam contingency day is Wednesday, 26 June 2024. The afternoons of Thursday 6 June and Thursday 13 June have been designated as contingency afternoons. All students taking exams must remain available on these dates in case of emergencies and the exam boards need to invoke their contingency plans.

 

Medication Questionnaire for new students or any change of doctor

Please remember to complete the student medical and health questionnaire if you are new to school or if you have changed your doctor.

 

Nut-free school

Please remember that we are a nut-free school due to the medical needs of some of our students, so please do not send your child into school with food products that contain nuts. Thank you.

 

Parent Support Team
If you need help with Microsoft Teams or password resets, etc. please contact our ICT team on: offsite.tech@manorgreenschool.co.uk

 

Privacy Notice
The school's privacy notice is available from the website.

 

School Policies

School policies are available from the website and are regularly reviewed and updated.

 

Transport Protocol

MORNING DROP OFF

  • PLEASE NOTE WE WILL NOT ALLOW ANY VEHICLES BRINGING STUDENTS ON THE SCHOOL SITE BEFORE 08:50. ANY VEHICLES ARRIVING EARLY WILL BE TURNED AWAY.
  • 08:50 to 09:00: School transport vehicles arrive on site.
  • 09:00: Staff collect students from school transport.
  • 09:00 to 09:10: Parents arrive on site.
  • 09:10: Staff collect students from parents.
  • 09:20 to 09:30: Link parents and Link school transport arrive on site
  • 09:30: Staff collect all Link students
  • School staff must be at the front of the school at 09:00 ready to collect the students from the vehicles.
  • Staff will only wait at the front of the school for the delayed students until 09:20. Staff should wait in the reception area to help communication with the receptionist.

AFTERNOON PICK UP

  • PLEASE NOTE WE WILL NOT ALLOW ANY VEHICLES COLLECTING MANOR GREEN STUDENTS ON THE SCHOOL SITE BEFORE 14:40. ANY VEHICLES ARRIVING EARLY WILL BE TURNED AWAY.
  • 14:20 to 14:30: Link parents and Link school transport arrive on site
  • 14:30: Link students taken to parents and transport
  • 14:40 to 14:50: School transport vehicles arrive on site
  • 14:50: Students on school transport taken to vehicles
  • 14:50 to 15:00: Parents arrive on site
  • 15:00: Students taken to parents
  • Staff must bring all students to the front of school at 14:50 for collection.
  • Students will be brought out to vehicles by school staff in the normal way.
  • Afternoon pick up: escorts should collect the students from the school staff.

Foundation Park

A polite reminder that parents should not be parking at the entrance to Foundation Park when dropping off or picking up children. This is not a drop-off pickup point for the school and we need to respect our neighbours. Thank you for your co-operation.

 

Weekly emails

If you do not receive our weekly emails please let me know: sharon.glover@manorgreenschool.co.uk. They are always available from the website.

 

Contacting the teacher

Please note that if you need to speak to your child’s teacher, we are unable to interrupt lessons unless it is an absolute emergency. You should call between 12-1pm or after 3.15pm. Reception will do their best to contact the teacher, but if this is not possible a message will be left for the teacher to call you back

 

Arbor (Management Information System) App

We’re using Arbor’s free Parent Portal and Arbor App. Please click here for more information. Should you have any questions please contact nicola.camano@manorgreenschool.co.uk.

 

Raising awareness of attendance policy
Please be aware of our Attendance Policy and the rules/requirements around authorised/unauthorised absence.

 

OTHER INFORMATION WHICH MAY BE OF INTEREST

 

SEND Local Area Newsletter - 6th edition

 

The Connection Hub

 

The Bucks Country Show 5/6 May 2024

 

10 week programme incorporating Islamic values starting 25/4/24

 

Shaping Berkshire Local Nature Recovery Strategy

 

Pathways - free professional access to family support programmes

New Pathways' overview

Your Pathway overview

 

 

 

NEWS' UPDATE 23.3.24

Dear Parents and Carers

 

We hope you have had a good week and managed to enjoy the little bit of sunshine that peeped through the cloud and rain. This week's Excellence Everywhere video can be viewed here. This will be the final news' update of the term, although next week's Excellence Everywhere video will be sent out on Thursday. We send you our best wishes for a happy Easter and a happy Eid during the holidays.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

All slings used in school will need to be left at school for servicing over the Easter break.

Please ensure they are brought in and left in school by Thursday 28 March.

Please note: we will be unable to use any slings at school that have not been serviced over this Easter break.

Thank you on behalf of the Therapies team.

 

Brookfields' Swimming Gala

Fletcher class teacher Sam West and Swimming teacher Sara Knowles took four students to Brookfields' swimming gala on Wednesday. We were competing against The Avenue School and Brookfields.

We had a lovely morning competing in relay races, raft races, and treasure hunt races. We then enjoyed a picnic lunch and a price-giving presentation. I am very pleased to say Manor Green School came second. Well, done to our students, and a big thank you to Sam West for all her help.
Sara Knowles, Swimming Teacher

 

Family Cafe
Unfortunately the Family Cafe on Thursday, 23 May 2024 has had to be cancelled.

 

Spring/Summer Lunch Menu
The new menu takes effect from 15 April 2024. Recipes will be available from the website.

 

HPV immunisations
These will take place for year 8 students on Wednesday, 17 April 2024. Please remember to complete the electronic consent form sent out earlier this week.
Electronic consent form
Useful HPV information

 

Alexander Devine Fundraising
We still have some adorable knitted Easter chicks for sale in school for £3. Payment can be made by cash or online at: www.alexanderdevine.org/chicks. We will be taking the proceeds to Alexander Devine on Tuesday so please make any purchases by then. Thank you.

They also have a book sale and a pop-up toy shop:
Book Sale: fundraising volunteers are holding a three-day Children's book sale in the Nicholson's Centre on Thursday, Friday and Saturday 21st, 22nd and 23rd March. Good as new books, colouring books, nonfiction books and cookery books will be available. All books are priced at £1 unless priced.
Pop-up toy shop: is back and opens on Thursday 28th March and will be open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday for six weeks closing on Saturday 4th May. The usual assortment of new and nearly new toys will be for sale and larger items such as tricycles and dolls' houses. The shop will be in the Nicholsons centre opposite One Below.

 

Video message for parents from Jack Black

Did you know that turning on the subtitles on your TV at home is the easiest way to get your child reading? Doing this can double the chance of your child becoming a good reader. Yes, it's really that simple. Please visit Resources for families — (turnonthesubtitles.org) to see Hollywood legend, Jack Black, explain how you can turn screen time into reading time in 10 seconds.

If you are curious, here is the academic research behind this.

 

REMINDERS

  • School resumes on Monday, 15 April 2024
  • Coffee, cake and Chat in the school cafe on Thursday, 18 April 2024

OTHER INFORMATION WHICH MAY BE OF INTEREST

 

Kids Eat Free during the Easter holidays

A Parent's Guide to Cyberbulling

 

Loud Speaker Easter Weekender - free programme with limited spaces

We are proud to announce Kingswood have once again teamed up with the NCS (National Citizen Service) to offer FREE residential trips for 2,000 young people across six of our centres.

The Loud Speaker Easter Weekender is an inspiring 5-day experience designed to support young people - boosting confidence, resilience and life skills as they step into adulthood.

Think outdoor activities, game-changing workshops and big evening activities such as Loud Speaker bingo and karaoke. Your students will have the chance to step out of their comfort zones, network with new people, learn employability and enterprise skills, and just have a great time doing it!

Over the past 4 years, Loud Speaker have delivered life-changing skills-focused workshops to over 150,000 young people. This Easter (Fri 29th March - Tues 2nd April) they are offering 2,000 FREE places on inspiring residential programmes across six Kingswood locations. Each site will have 300 to 400 young people from local areas, and be staffed by experienced and professional leaders who specialise in the development of young people.

We want to make this experience available to as many young people as possible, so we’re hosting the event at sites all over the UK, and local Travel Hubs in major towns and cities will provide transport to and from the Kingswood centres.

📍 DUKESHOUSE WOOD, Northumberland

📍 DEARNE VALLEY, Yorkshire

📍 COLOMENDY, North Wales

📍 GROSVENOR HALL, Kent

📍 WEST RUNTON, East Anglia

📍 ISLE OF WIGHT

If you want further information, we’ve made life easy for you by creating a simple link that contains all of the videos, flyers and sign-up link: EASTER WEEKENDER: Explainer / FAQs / Sign Up

 

Send Voices RBWM Coffee Morning 30.4.24

 

Leo's Circus, Slough - free to kids on Free School Meals (only a few free places remaining)

Easter Camp Poster

Easter Camp Testimonials

 

FACE April Newsletter
FACE Helping kids back into school 29.4.24

 

 

 

NEWS' UPDATE 14.3.24

Dear Parents and Carers

 

Message from the Head

I’m delighted to inform you that last night the Governors unanimously voted for Manor Green to go academy and form Ascendancy Partnership Trust with Addington and Brookfields on September 1st 2024.

I know with change, sometimes there is anxiety. I want you to know that the decision wasn’t made lightly and that the benefits for both staff and students were at the forefront of everyone’s mind when the votes were cast. A school isn’t a building, it is a community and I want to reassure you that this change will be positive for everyone.

I truly believe we will be Stronger and Better Together in Ascendancy Partnership Trust.

Joolz Scarlett
Headteacher

 

Welcome to our new governor
We are delighted to welcome Colin Hayfield to the Governing Board, as our newly co-opted governor. Colin was appointed at yesterday evening's meeting and will join the team to lead on finance, risk analysis and pay. Information about our Governing Board is available from the website.

 

Here is the link to this week's Excellence Everywhere video.

 

Down Syndrome Day - Thursday, 21 March

Everyone is invited to wear odd socks in celebration of this day.

 

Therapy and other external agencies

In order to help us update our records, we would be extremely grateful if you could complete this form if you haven't already done so. THANK YOU

 

REMINDERS

End of term: Thursday, 28 March at 13:30.

 

RBWM Consultation on new SEN provision

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead is consulting local pupils, parents and community groups on proposals to add new provision for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). There are a number of options, including one to provide up to 20 additional places at Manor Green School. You can find out more about the proposals, and give your views here. The consultation will be open until midday on Friday 26th April 2024.

 

FUEL Easter Programme
We are very pleased to announce that the FUEL Easter programme is ready and families living in RBWM who access free school meals are able to book onto FREE activities across the borough from 2pm on the 8th March.
Please see the flyer for the QR code to the FUEL website which has further information on the booking process, activities etc.

NOTE: Due to the increase in children receiving benefit related FSMs and demand for FUEL spaces, children with an EHC plan will no longer be able to access the FUEL programme unless they are also in receipt of FSMs.

 

OTHER INFORMATION WHICH MAY BE OF INTEREST

 

Pathways Family Support

We are delighted to launch our online support packages for autistic children/teenagers and their families.

March 2024 New Pathways Overview

March 2024 Your Pathway Overview

 

FACE Newsletter March 2024

Understanding the Teenage Brain - 25 March

Raising Self-Esteem - Tuesday, 26 March

 

 

 

NEWS' UPDATE 7.3.24

Dear Parents and Carers

My apologies for there being no email last week, but exams took over. Consequently, we have two Excellence Everywhere videos for you this week, which we hope you enjoy.

Issue 13

Issue 14

 

Coffee and Chat - message from Sharon Carrigan

The Coffee and Chat due to take place at MGS on Thursday, 14 March is cancelled as I will be attending Christine Doyle's farewell coffee morning which is being held by the IAS service at the same time. I hope some of you will also be able to pop along to say goodbye to Chris after all her many years of exceptional service and support to families.

Shingles
We have had a confirmed case of shingles in school this week. NHS guidance can be found here

 

You're Hired
Please contact school if you can help our students gain interview confidence.

 

Lunch Menu
The current autumn/winter lunch menu will continue until the end of this term.

 

Therapy and other external agencies

To help us update our records, please complete this form.

 

Reminder: RBWM Consultation on new SEN provision

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead is consulting local pupils, parents and community groups on proposals to add new provision for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). There are a number of options, including one to provide up to 20 additional places at Manor Green School. You can find out more about the proposals, and give your views here. The consultation will be open until midday on Friday 26th April 2024.

 

REMINDERS

Friday, 8 March 2024 - Alexander Devine Fundraising Day. Everyone is invited to wear yellow and please donate a small chocolate Easter Egg if you haven't already done so (please see previous email for details). Thank you.

 

OTHER INFORMATION WHICH MAY BE OF INTEREST

New SEND class at The Little Gym, Windsor
My name is Annabelle, I am the Gym Director and SEND co-ordinator for The Little Gym Windsor. We are launching our first SEND Gymnastics class and we wanted to share the news with you and your students.

We want to ensure that all children have the opportunity to benefit from our programme, including children with significant additional needs that present too much of a challenge for them to be comfortable, thrive & grow in our mainstream, independent classes.

We are launching a new SEND class for children aged 4-8 years that require the support of a parent or carer by their side in class due to significant additional needs. The Parent & Child SEND class starts on Monday, 4th March and will run weekly at 3.15pm-4pm.

We have been working for several months to develop the curriculum and undergo additional training for our SEND classes. Our weekly SEND class is a safe, fun & relaxed sensory friendly session designed to give children with significant SEND challenges an important opportunity to develop their gross motor skills, coordination and body control alongside support for critical life skills including social, emotional and cognitive development.

The class will be taught by our leadership team, applying depth of knowledge in child development, sensory integration, autism awareness, gymnastics for Down Syndrome, Makaton & much more to the provision of high-quality and FUN classes for every child that needs the additional support of a dedicated SEND session.
Booking Form.

 

Absolutely Together Golf Day
Join us for a Charity Golf Day in support of Absolutely Together! Thursday, May 23rd, 2024 at Little Hay Golf Complex.Absolutely Together provide the school with many free opportunities for our students to access the community, such as Go-Karting and Gym. They are hosting their first ever charity golf day in Hemel Hempstead to raise money for their Absolutely Together programmes. All monies raised will go back into the programmes which provide for families with children with SEN.

Time: Shotgun start at 9:30am (Breakfast available from 8:30am, Lunch/Dinner served from 2pm)

Get ready for an exciting day of golf with:

- Teams of 4 (individual and team competitions)

- Longest Drive and Closest to Pin contests

- £240 per team (£60 per person) -

Must book as a team of 4

- Bacon/Egg Baps and Coffee/Tea before

- 2 Course Meal (Main and Dessert) afterwards

Plus, don’t miss out on our raffle and auction - tickets available on the day! Sign up now and let’s make a difference together.

 

Connect Workshop - Slough
Meet other parents and receive interactive support for meltdowns, special interests, anxiety, sensory issues, need of daily routine. Five week course: 23 April to 21 May. FREE.

 

FUEL Easter Programme
We are very pleased to announce that the FUEL Easter programme is ready and families living in RBWM who access free school meals are able to book onto FREE activities across the borough from 2pm on the 8th March.

Please see the flyer for the QR code to the FUEL website which has further information on the booking process, activities etc.

NOTE: Due to the increase in children receiving benefit related FSMs and demand for FUEL spaces, children with an EHC plan will no longer be able to access the FUEL programme unless they are also in receipt of FSMs.

 

 

 

RBWM CONSULTATION ON NEW SEN PROVISION 6.3.24

Dear Parents and Carers

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead is consulting local pupils, parents and community groups on proposals to add new provision for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). There are a number of options, including one to provide up to 20 additional places at Manor Green School. You can find out more about the proposals, and give your views here. The consultation will be open until midday on Friday 26th April 2024

 

 

EASTER EGGS NEEDED FOR ALEXANDER DEVINE 5.3.24

Dear Parents and Carers

As previously mentioned, we are fundraising for Alexander Divine’s ‘BIG CHICK KNIT’ this week. This fundraising is different to usual, as we are not looking for cash donations. We are asking students and staff to donate a ‘chocolate egg’ instead. This will then be given to Alexander Divine who have been busy knitting ‘chicks’ to house all these wonderful chocolate eggs which will then be sold.

They would like to receive the following eggs:

  • Cadbury's Creme Egg
  • Cadbury's Oreo Egg
  • Cadbury's Caramel Egg
  • Hershey's Cookies 'N' Cream Egg

We also invite staff and students to wear something YELLOW this Friday, as part of the fundraising event.

 

We do hope you can support us with this worthy cause and send in an egg this week.

Further information about the fundraising event is available here.

 

 

 

NEWS' UPDATE 22.2.24

Dear Parents and Carers

Welcome back to school! We hope you had an enjoyable holiday.

 

Cinema Tickets

Absolutely Leisure have 20 pairs (1 adult 1 child under 15) of cinema tickets that need to be used before the end of March.

If you are interested, please email: smiles@absolutely-group.co.uk,

www.absolutely-together.org

 

Fundraising Day: Friday 8 March
This year we will be supporting Alexander Devine's fundraising campaign "The Big Chick Knit".

Every year knitters from across the local community make hundreds of adorable knitted chicks and bunnies, each with a chocolate egg inside, to help raise the vital funds needed for the children's hospice service this Spring. However, this year they are making it bigger and better than ever before and are hoping to get all of Berkshire involved!

 

We are asking children to bring in a Creme Egg or equivalent on Friday, 8 March (or any day during this week). These will then be dressed in the knitted chicks and bunnies and sold to raise funds. Please do help if you can.

 

REMINDERS

 

World Book Day - Thursday, 7 March 2024

It's that time of year again, when you need to get your creative thinking hats on. Students can come to school dressed as a favourite author or character from a book.

World Book Day Costume Swap 2024

 

OTHER INFORMATION WHICH MAY BE OF INTEREST

 

GEMS
Respite and support services online session from The Light UK - Friday 22 March, 10-11am

 

SEND Voices RBWM Coffee Morning
Tuesday 27 February, 10-11:30am

 

Parallel Windsor - 7 July 2024

Manor Green School will hopefully be entering a team on the day and Friends of Manor Green School (PTA) will also have a presence at the event.

Andrew Douglass, the organiser, is keen that Parallel Windsor is supportive of financial inclusion. Please contact Sharon Carrigan, Family Adviser, if the cost of attending this event as a family would be a barrier.

More information is available from the website. and the flyer.

 

Norden Farm
Quest Family Fest 29.3.24

 

 

 

NEWS' UPDATE 8.2.24

Dear Parents and Carers

We've reached the end of another term and we hope you all have a wonderful February holiday. Here is the link to the final Excellence Everywhere for this term.

In case anyone missed my earlier email, we are supporting Angelman Awareness Day tomorrow and everyone is invited to wear something BLUE.

 

Voluntary Contributions

Please read the letter from the Headteacher and return the reply slip. Thank you.

 

School Drive

School Drive is a registered charity providing brand new school supplies and equipment (in particular, but not limited to, school uniforms, stationery, shoes, sports kit and bags) free of charge to school children aged 4 -18 years in the borough of Windsor and Maidenhead whose families could not otherwise afford to provide through a lack of means

MGS has already appreciated support from School Drive, so if you would like to make a request for items of uniform, or discuss this further, please contact your child's class teacher or Sharon Carrigan (Family Adviser) at: sharon.carrigan@manorgreenschool.co.uk; mobile 07377 800285 or via the MGS office number 01628 513800.

NB: you should make enquiries directly with the relevant local school if you have children who do not attend MGS

 

REMINDERS

 

End of term - tomorrow, Friday, 9 February 2024 at 3.15pm

Start of term - Monday, 19 February 2024

 

World Book Day - Thursday, 7 March 2024

It's that time of year again, when you need to get your creative thinking hats on. Students can come to school dressed as a favourite author or character from a book.

World Book Day Costume Swap 2024

 

RBWM Local Offer

RBWM have updated their Local Offer which has been redesigned and was launched at the Inclusion Summit yesterday.

 

Slough Community Support Group

 

GEMS Educational Support Online Session for Parents/Carers

Thursday, 29 February, 10-11am.

 

 

 

4NEWS' UPDATE 2.2.24

Dear Parents and Carers

 

Please click here for this week's Excellence Everywhere. We hope you enjoy it.

 

Free School Meal Vouchers

FSM vouchers will be issued by the end of next week. Please note that this will be the last time FSM vouchers are issued for the school holidays as the Local Authority has used up all of its funding.

 

Notification of student absence

We would be extremely grateful if you could contact reception by 8.30am at the latest to notify us of your child's absence. This helps staff manage classes and staffing more efficiently. Thank you.

 

Guest Speaker Session - Thursday, 8 February 2024

Shameem Hejazi, Supporting Families Employment Adviser will be in school between 9.30-11.00am and will be happy to answer your questions; including any regarding entitlement benefits. Refreshments will be available and we would be pleased to see you.

 

Angelman Syndrome

Next Friday, 15 February, we are inviting everyone to wear blue to school in support of Angelman Syndrome. This is not a fundraising day. Information about Angelman Syndrome can be found on the NHS website.

 

REMINDERS

 

End of term - Friday, 9 February 2024 at 3.15pm

 

World Book Day - Thursday, 7 March 2024

It's that time of year again, when you need to get your creative thinking hats on. Students can come to school dressed as a favourite author or character from a book.

 

Berkshire Music Trust School Parent Newsletter - January 2024

 

 

 

EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE 30.1.24

Dear Parents and Carers

Our apologies that the Excellence Everywhere video was not available at the end of last week, but we are delighted to share it with you now.

Excellence Everywhere 29.1.24

 

 

NEWS' UPDATE 18.1.24

 Dear Parents and Carers

Unfortnately, we do not have an Excellence Everywhere video for you today, but it will be sent out on Monday.

 

Class Fundraising

Thank you to everyone who supported us by buying Christmas cards, tea towels, bags, etc. We raised £512.09 for the school.

 

World Book Day - Thursday, 7 March 2024

It's that time of year again, when you need to get your creative thinking hats on. Students can come to school dressed as a favourite author or character from a book.

 

Information on claiming free childcare

 

GEMS Workshop - What my diagnosis means to me

 

IAS Free SEND Information Sessions

 

Family First Magazine


 

 

GB ANNUAL LETTER TO PARENTS 24.1.24

Dear Parents and Carers

Please accept our apologies for the letter sent out in error yesterday. The letter has now been updated and finalised and can be accessed here.

 

 

 

GB ANNUAL LETTER TO PARENTS 23.1.24

Dear Parents and Carers

Here is the link to the Governing Board's annual letter.

Annual letter to parents January 2024

 

 

 

NEWS' UPDATE 18.1.24

Dear Parents and Carers

We hope you enjoy our first Excellence Everywhere for 2024. Please click here to watch it.

 

Academy Consultation

For those of you who couldn't make one of the sessions, here is the presentation. If you have any questions, please send them in using this Form. There will be a virtual Q&A session at 6pm on Tuesday, 23 January. If you would like to attend, please email me and I will send you an invitation: sharon.glover@manorgreenschool.co.uk

 

Roadworks on Cannon Lane

It has come to our attention that there will be roadworks on Cannon Lane close to the Foundation Park entrance from Tuesday 30 January to Thursday 1 February. Unfortunately, this may have an effect on the flow of traffic under the bridge and add to problems during drop-off and pick-up times so please be aware.

 

Reminder - Family Cafe Session at White Waltham Airfield on Thursday, 25 January from 9.30-11am.

 

Save the date - Tuesday 14 May 2024

MGS will be hosting another speaker session in the Conference Room, when the topic will be Preparing for Adulthood. Further details to follow.

 

GEMS parent/carer autism online support session 2.2.24

 

Safer Internet Day - 6.2.24

Internet Matters are supporting schools with free 'Digital Safety at a Glance' leaflets. These, and further information are available from their website. Please contact the school office if you require a hard copy.

 

Windsor & Maidenhead Inclusion Summit 7.2.24 - Information leaflet

 

'The Big Ambition' campaign - Dame Rachel De Souza, Children's Commissioner for England

I have been overwhelmed by the response the survey has received so far. More than 300,000 children, young people, parents and carers have participated, making it one of the largest surveys of its kind, but I want to give even more people the chance to have their say. This is the final push before the survey closes so please complete it, if you haven't already done so, so that the children and young people of Maidenhead are fairly represented in the results.

Children and parents or carers can complete the survey here: www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/thebigambition

 

 

 

MAT CONSULTATION 12.1.24

Dear Parents and Carers

As you are already aware, the consultation process for our conversion to a Multi Academy Trust (MAT) officially starts next Tuesday, 16 January and invitations have been sent to you.

We are now sharing further information, prior to next Tuesday:

We hope that this information, together with the sessions on the 16 January, will answer any questions.

 

 

 

NEWS' UPDATE 11.1.24

Dear Parents and Carers

Welcome back to school for the first term of the new year and if we haven't already wished you a Happy New Year, we do so now.

We hope the recent flooding has not impacted on you too much and that you are all managing to keep well. A yellow cold health alert has been issued for next week. Please be reassured that school will only close in exceptional circumstances and you will be kept informed of any decisions made. Please ensure you keep a regular eye on the website if the weather looks unsettled (Latest news and information) and ensure your child comes to school appropriately dressed with a coat, hat scarf and gloves.

https://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/

Please also note this back-to-school advice from the UKHSA:

As levels of winter illnesses including flu, coronavirus (COVID-19) and norovirus continue to rise, the UKHSA is reminding parents of simple steps they can take to reduce viruses spreading in the community, helping their children make a healthy start to the year and minimising the impact of illness on attendance as schools return. You can read the press release here alongside the NHS guidance ‘Is my child to ill for school?’.

 

APT Parental Consultation Meeting 16.1.2024

There are two possible sessions for you to attend to find out more about the proposal for Manor Green to become an Academy and form a new Multi Academy Trust with Addington and Brookfields' schools. Please complete this form if you have not already done so.

 

Key Diary Dates - updated to version 11

 

Have your say regarding proposed changes to Frimley Children and Young People Integrated Therapies

Frimley Integrated Care Board and East Berkshire local authorities (Bracknell Forest Council, Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead & Slough Borough Council) are jointly developing a new specification and re-design the model of delivery under a single contract for Integrated Therapies; Speech and language therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Physiotherapy.

We have been socialising the service specification at various forums and events across the local authorities. Following up from these events, please complete this survey by 5pm on 12th of January 2024 as we are hoping to capture your views to further influence this joint development. TAKE SURVEY

 

Young Minds - fighting for young people's mental health.

 

Sensory Help Package - access the Sensory Help Now service for £29 for 90-day access.

 

Bracknell Parent Carer Forum - January 2024 Newsletter / Introducing "Connections"

 

Cycle Safety - important information

Letter from Thames Valley Police

Escooter information

 

REMINDERS

 

Changed financial circumstances
If your financial circumstances have changed and you need support or advice, Sharon Carrigan, our Family Adviser may be able to help you. She can be contacted at: sharon.carrigan@manorgreenschool.co.uk or on 01628 513800 extension 2008

Contact details

Please remember to advise the school if your contact details have changed: office@manorgreenschool.co.uk

 

Exam contingency day

If you have a child taking exams in summer 2024, please note that the exam contingency day is Wednesday, 26 June 2024. The afternoons of Thursday 6 June and Thursday 13 June have been designated as contingency afternoons. All students taking exams must remain available on these dates in case of emergencies and the exam boards need to invoke their contingency plans.

 

Medication Questionnaire for new students or any change of doctor

Please remember to complete the student medical and health questionnaire if you are new to school or if you have changed your doctor.

Nut-free school

Please remember that we are a nut-free school due to the medical needs of some of our students, so please do not send your child into school with food products that contain nuts. Thank you.

Parent Support Team
If you need help with Microsoft Teams or password resets, etc. please contact our ICT team on: offsite.tech@manorgreenschool.co.uk

Privacy Notice
The school's privacy notice is available from the website.

School Policies

School policies are available from the website and are regularly reviewed and updated.

 

Transport Protocol

MORNING DROP OFF

  • PLEASE NOTE WE WILL NOT ALLOW ANY VEHICLES BRINGING STUDENTS ON THE SCHOOL SITE BEFORE 08:50. ANY VEHICLES ARRIVING EARLY WILL BE TURNED AWAY.
  • 08:50 to 09:00: School transport vehicles arrive on site.
  • 09:00: Staff collect students from school transport.
  • 09:00 to 09:10: Parents arrive on site.
  • 09:10: Staff collect students from parents.
  • 09:20 to 09:30: Link parents and Link school transport arrive on site
  • 09:30: Staff collect all Link students
  • School staff must be at the front of the school at 09:00 ready to collect the students from the vehicles.
  • Staff will only wait at the front of the school for the delayed students until 09:20. Staff should wait in the reception area to help communication with the receptionist.

AFTERNOON PICK UP

  • PLEASE NOTE WE WILL NOT ALLOW ANY VEHICLES COLLECTING MANOR GREEN STUDENTS ON THE SCHOOL SITE BEFORE 14:40. ANY VEHICLES ARRIVING EARLY WILL BE TURNED AWAY.
  • 14:20 to 14:30: Link parents and Link school transport arrive on site
  • 14:30: Link students taken to parents and transport
  • 14:40 to 14:50: School transport vehicles arrive on site
  • 14:50: Students on school transport taken to vehicles
  • 14:50 to 15:00: Parents arrive on site
  • 15:00: Students taken to parents
  • Staff must bring all students to the front of school at 14:50 for collection.
  • Students will be brought out to vehicles by school staff in the normal way.
  • Afternoon pick up: escorts should collect the students from the school staff.

Foundation Park

A polite reminder that parents should not be parking at the entrance to Foundation Park when dropping off or picking up children. This is not a drop-off pickup point for the school and we need to respect our neighbours. Thank you for your co-operation.

Weekly emails

If you do not receive our weekly emails please let me know: sharon.glover@manorgreenschool.co.uk. They are always available from the website.

Contacting the teacher

Please note that if you need to speak to your child’s teacher, we are unable to interrupt lessons unless it is an absolute emergency. You should call between 12-1pm or after 3.15pm. Reception will do their best to contact the teacher, but if this is not possible a message will be left for the teacher to call you back

Arbor (Management Information System) App

We’re using Arbor’s free Parent Portal and Arbor App. Please click here for more information. Should you have any questions please contact nicola.camano@manorgreenschool.co.uk.

Raising awareness of attendance policy

Please be aware of our Attendance Policy and the rules/requirements around authorised/unauthorised absence.

 

 

 

IMPORTANT CONSULTATION LAUNCH FOR ASCENDANCY PARTNERSHIP TRUST 3.1.24

Dear Parents and Carers

We are delighted to inform you that we have received the go ahead to form a Multi Academy Trust with two other Special Schools in Berkshire.

Addington, Brookfields and Manor Green schools have already been working in close partnership to the benefit of all our students and now feel the time is right to formalise this partnership in order to make us ‘Stronger and Better Together’.

 

We have been working with the Department of Education to plan the joining of the three schools into the Ascendancy Partnership Trust. Our name signifies our commitment to all children and young People with SEND in our local areas to improve their long term outcomes. In order for us to form this Trust, all the schools involved need to convert to academies and we are aiming to complete this process by the 1st September 2024.

We now need to begin the formal consultation process with all our stakeholders in order to become an academy. It is very important to us to keep you informed at every stage, answer any questions you may have and to explain why we believe this to be in the best interests of our students, staff and local community.

 

Our consultation launch date for parents is Tuesday 16th January. We will be holding two sessions: 2pm and 5pm, in order to ensure as many parents as possible are able to attend. We will also provide an information video and FAQ sheet for those unable to attend either session in person. Please complete this questionnaire regarding attendance to assist with arrangements:

APT Parental Consultation Meeting 16.1.24

 

Any questions you may have in relation to the proposed MAT should be answered at our information evening, but there will also be an FAQ sheet available and the opportunity to ask questions as the consultation process progresses. We, therefore, politely ask that you keep questions until after the information evening.

 

We very much look forward to seeing you on the 16th January.

 

Joolz Scarlett & Richard Pelley

Headteacher / Chair of Governors

 

 

 

 

COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS - 10 SLEEPS TO GO

Dear Parents and Carers

Here is our final Countdown to Christmas. We hope you enjoy it!

Countdown to Christmas - 10 sleeps to go

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!

 

 

 

NEWS' UPDATE 14.12.23

Dear Parents and Carers

Yet again we reach the end of another term! Time certainly does fly by. It has been a busy and productive term and everyone deserves a wonderful festive season.

Here is today's Countdown to Christmas.

Countdown to Christmas - 11 sleeps to go

 

Christmas Card Winners

Congratulations to the following students who were chosen as their cluster's Christmas card winner this year. They all received a W.H Smith's voucher.

  • Amelia Woolford - Ladybird
  • Riley Russell - Puffin
  • Demi Sessions - Penguin
  • Rishith Viswaroop - Usborne
  • Cody Brown - Orchard
  • Ross Little - Phoenix
  • Ethan Dennehy- Oxford
  • Mary-Kate McFadden - The Hive

 

Coffee and Chat

The first Coffee and Chat of 2024 will be taking place on Thursday, 11 January in MGS' Taste Cafe. Please join us any time between 9.30 and 11am. Sarah Vickers will be visiting with information about "Family Action Young Carers", a charity working in RBWM committed to identifying and supporting Young Carers. (A young carer is a young person who takes on a caring role for a member of the family at home who has a physical or mental health illness or disability or an addiction).

 

Thank you from Fletcher Class

We raised an amazing £844.50 for Hungary Hearts Dog Rescue, Alzheimer's Society and the GOSH charity at our recent fundraising event so a big thank you to everyone who supported us.

 

Illness

This week we have had confirmed cases of Strep A in Seuss (Phoenix cluster) and Browne (Ladybird cluster) and Hand, Foot and Mouth in Dunbar (Usborne cluster). Further information can be found at the following links:

 

Key Diary Dates - updated to version 10

 

REMINDERS

  • School finishes at 1.30pm tomorrow, Friday, 15 December. Parents/transport can arrive from 1pm.
  • School begins on Thursday, 4 January 2024 at the usual time
  • Year 9 vaccinations - 5.1.24: Please remember to complete the consent form even if you don't want your child vaccinated (return as non-consent).

OTHER INFORMATION WHICH MAY BE OF INTEREST

 

Maidenhead's Big Read - November/December issue

 

Christmas online safety

With the Christmas festivities just around the corner, children are looking forward to receiving gifts. For many, this may be devices that allow you to go online. Even with the best intentions, many parents have a false sense of how to keep their child secure, or think their child is more secure than they actually are. With this in mind, this information sheet might prove useful. f you wish to explore future training opportunities on keeping children safe online, please Click Here to watch a short video on what is Safety Net and dates.

 

With our sincere best wishes to you all for the festive season and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

 

 

 

COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS - 12 SLEEPS TO GO

Dear Parents and Carers

Here is today's very jolly Countdown to Christmas.

Countdown to Christmas - 12 sleeps to go

 

 

COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS - 13 SLEEPS TO GO

Dear Parents and Carers

Here is today's Countdown to Christmas.

Countdown to Christmas - 13 sleeps to go

 

 

COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS - 14 SLEEPS TO GO

Dear Parents and Carers

Here is today's Countdown to Christmas.

Countdown to Christmas - 14 sleeps to go.

 

 

 

COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS - 17 SLEEPS TO GO

Dear Parents and Carers

Here is today's Countdown to Christmas

Countdown to Christmas --17 sleeps to go

 

 

 

NEWS' UPDATE 7.12.23

Dear Parents and Carers

We hope you have been enjoying the Countdown to Christmas videos as much as we have. A huge THANK YOU to Mrs Brown and Jack for all the time and effort they put into producing the school videos.

 

Countdown to Christmas - 18 sleeps to go.

 

School Christmas Lunch

We had a wonderful Christmas lunch today and a huge thank you goes to Mrs Preston and her catering team for an excellent meal. Thanks also to all the staff helpers who served lunch to all of the class teams (students and staff).

 

Christmas orders

I have received some late orders for Christmas items and these will be sent home with the students on Monday.

 

School Christmas Fayre

This takes place tomorrow from 09:30-11:30.

 

Message from Milligan class:

For Manor Green's Christmas Fayre, Friday 8th December, Milligan class are hosting a silent auction as part of our booth. We have a great variety of items to choose from, including jewellery, savoury treats, and vouchers for meals. We understand many of you will not be able to attend the Fayre for various reasons, therefore if you wish to still participate in the auction, please see the list of items below which we will be auctioning off. If you are interested in putting a bid down on any of these items, please contact your class team, please leave:

Your name and number/best way to contact you

The item you wish to bid on

The amount you wish to bid.

 

Auction items:

  • Pizza Gift Card - 3 course children's meal and drink + classic dough balls
  • Knead Neapolitan Pizza voucher - Family Feast ( 4 x drinks / 1 sharing board / 4 x pizzas)
  • SEIKO Presage Watch
  • Hamper
  • Necklace
  • Bottles: Shiraz / Lemon Drizzle Gin / La Chateau
  • Bottles: Merlot / Rhubarb and Ginger Gin / Brut sparkling wine
  • Fairy Dust creation garland
  • ABILITYD 45 minute personal training session with Damian Ng
  • Voucher
  • Hartbeeps Gift Voucher (value £15)

Best of luck in your bidding.

 

Nappies and Wipes

A gentle reminder that if your child needs nappies or wipes at school, you need to provide them. Please sent them into class named.

 

Transport 15.12.23

School finishes at 1.30pm on Friday, 15 December. Parents/transport can arrive from 1pm.

 

Reminders:

  • 14.12.23 - Christmas disco - another opportunity for everyone to wear their Christmas jumpers
  • Year 9 vaccinations - 5.1.24 Emails have been sent home this week. Please remember to complete the consent form even if you don't want your child vaccinated (return as non-consent).

 

OTHER INFORMATION WHICH MAY BE OF INTEREST

Christmas sensory survival kit

 

Year 9 TDIPV/ACWY vaccinations' information

Tetanus, Diptheria, Polio Q&A for young people

Meningitus and Septicaemia leaflet for young people

UKHSA Teenage 3-in-1 booster guide

 

 

 

COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS - 19 SLEEPS TO GO

Dear Parents and Carers

Here is today's Countdown to Christmas.

Countdown to Christmas - 19 sleeps to go

 

 

COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS - 20 SLEEPS TO GO

Dear Parents and Carers

Here is today's Countdown to Christmas.

Countdown to Christmas - 20 sleeps to go

 

 

COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS - 21 SLEEPS TO GO

Dear Parents and Carers

We hope you enjoy the first of our Countdown to Christmas videos. We will be sending one each day until the end of term.

Countdown to Christmas - 21 sleeps to go

 

 

COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS - 24 SLEEPS TO GO

Dear Parents and Carers

My sincere apologies but I don't work on Fridays and didn't realise that the first Countdown video was shared in school on Friday so I am sending the link now. I promise that the rest will all be sent in the correct order!

Countdown to Christmas - 24 sleeps to go

 

 

 

NEWS' UPDATE 30.11.23

Dear Parents and Carers

Due to the various Christmas activities taking place in school, there is no Excellence Everywhere this week.

Reminders:

  • 5.12.23 / 6.12.23 - First School Christmas Production, 10:00-11:00
  • 7.12.23 School Christmas lunch - this is also Christmas jumper/Christmas dressing up day
  • 8.12.23 - School Christmas Fayre, 09:30-11:30
  • 14.12.23 - Christmas disco - another opportunity for everyone to wear their Christmas jumpers
  • 15.12.23 - term ends at 1.30pm

Year 9 vaccinations - 5.1.24

Emails have been sent home this week. Please remember to complete the consent form even if you don't want your child vaccinated (return as non-consent).

 

Updated Key Diary Dates - version 9

 

Project Linus UK

https://projectlinusuk.org.uk/

Project Linus is a Community Interest Company donating quilts made by volunteers across the UK, to help bring comfort, security and a little bit of joy to children and young people who are sick, have a disability, are disadvantaged or distressed.

MGS is now linked with the Berkshire Co-ordinator from Project Linus UK who is hoping, over time, to be able to donate a quilt ("a quilt is a hug you can keep") to enable every student in the school to own one. This process will start properly at the beginning of 2024.

However, this note is to make parents/carers aware that Manor Green has already gratefully received a first donation of 20 quilts, which we hope will soon be on the way home with their new owners.

All quilts are brand new, homemade, fully washable and have a Project Linus label attached. They have no embellishments such as buttons, beads, ribbons or ties which could come off and be a choking hazard or finger trap.

 

OTHER INFORMATION WHICH MAY BE OF INTEREST

IAS December Newsletter

 


 

 

NEWS' UPDATE 23.11.23

Dear Parents and Carers

We hope you have had a good week. This week's Excellence Everywhere can be viewed here.

 

Final reminder: School Christmas Lunch 7.12.23

This is a final reminder so if you haven't yet completed the form for Christmas lunch, please do so as soon as possible. Today is the deadline.

Please remember that this is a Christmas jumper/Christmas dressing up day. Thank you.

Form: School Christmas lunch - students

 

School Christmas Shop closed tomorrow

If you want/need to purchase any additional items from the Christmas shop (cards, wrapping paper, tea towels, mugs, etc.) it closes tomorrow 24/11/23. Please use the login details previously provided to access your child's template and complete any orders on line.

Children in Need

Thank you to everyone who donated to Children in Need. We raised £91.89.

Family Cafe

A reminder that the next Family Cafe takes place on Tuesday, 28 November from 9.30-11:00 at White Waltham Airfield. See flyer for more information.

Measles

If you have a child aged five or under please remember to check their vaccination status as the measles' vaccine rates have fallen to a 10-year low.

 

Other Reminders

  • 24 November 2023 - Upper School Awards' Celebration, 10:00-11:00 - only open to specific parents
  • 5 and 6 December 2023 - First School Christmas Production, 10:00-11:00
  • 8 December 2023 - School Christmas Fayre, 09:30-11:30

 


 

 

NEWS' UPDATE 16.11.23

Dear Parents and Carers

Possible class closures

Please accept my sincere apologies for any anxiety caused due to the email regarding possible school closures which did not deliver. Unfortunately, there was a problem with Arbor (our management information system) and emails sent on Wednesday afternoon weren't sent. This email finally delivered (twice) in the early hours of this morning. Please be assured that if your child's class is to be closed, you will be advised in advance and your class teacher/HLTA will make contact with you. You do not need to contact reception.

 

Excellence Everywhere

This week's video is available here.

 

Children in Need Fundraising Day 17.11.23

We are fundraising for Children in Need tomorrow and it is a non-uniform or Pudsey Bear related clothing day for a £1 donation. Some classes will participate in the ‘bearpee’ challenge throughout the day – how many burpees can they do as a class? We will be collecting any cash donations at reception. Pudsey Bear isn't able to visit tomorrow, but he will be in school on Monday.

 

Cake Sale - Fletcher Class 22.11.23

Fletcher class are raising money for Hungary Hearts Dog Rescue, Alzheimers Society and GOSH Charity for their topic this term - "Doing Good". They will be holding a cake sale in school on Wednesday, 22 November and would be grateful if students could bring money into school on this day to buy cakes and cookies. In addition, they are hosting an art competition at 50p per entry. Please see attached poster for further information.

 

Upper School Awards' Celebration 24.11.23
We are holding our Upper School Awards' Celebration next Friday, 24 November and all parents with a child receiving certificates have been invited. If you are a parent who is planning on attending the celebration, please ensure you have completed the reply form that was included in your email. Thank you.

 

School Christmas Lunch 7.12.23

If you haven't yet completed the form for Christmas lunch, please do so as soon as possible and by the 23/11/23 at the latest. Please remember that this is a Christmas jumper/Christmas dressing up day. Thank you.

Form: School Christmas lunch - students

 

School Governor: goodbye and welcome

Helen McHale, our Local Authority nominated governor, has resigned. We wish her well and thank her for her commitment to the school over the past three years. We are delighted to welcome Amy Crowle, who has taken over the post. We welcome her to MGS and look forward to working with her.

 

School Christmas Shop

If you want/need to purchase any additional items from the Christmas shop (cards, wrapping paper, tea towels, mugs, etc.) it will re-open tomorrow until the 24/11/23. Please use the login details previously provided to access your child's template and complete any orders on line.

 

Swimarathon 2024

Next year's Swimarathon takes place on Sunday, 14 January and MGS is hoping to get a team together to raise funds for worthy causes. Students from Middle and Upper School who can swim 25m independently or with a noodle can participate and these parents should have received information from their class teacher. If you would like to sponsor our team, you can do so at this link: Swimarathon 2024

 

OTHER INFORMATION WHICH MIGHT BE OF INTEREST

 

Parent Guide to Online Safety - Think before you send.

 

Children's Commissioner for England - National Campaign "The Big Ambition"

 

Message from Dame Rachel De Souza, Children's Commissioner for England (this information has also been shared with teachers)

I want to ensure that the voices of all children in the Maidenhead area are fairly represented in the findings so that I can share their views with the most senior members of the country.

I must reiterate that it is vital that all children have their voice heard through this survey because, as Children’s Commissioner for England, I have a statutory duty to protect and promote the views and interests of children. The Big Ambition provides a much-needed opportunity for the children of England to tell political decision makers what is important to them ahead of the General Election. I will be sharing their responses with Government to ensure that children’s voices are heard.

Children or parents can complete the survey here: www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/thebigambition. Further resources are available on our website.

It is really important that the pupils at Manor Green School have participated in The Big Ambition survey and had their say. The survey can also be done as homework and parents can assist children who cannot complete the survey themselves (children under 5 and children with Special Educational Needs). This is a great opportunity to teach children about politics and why it is important for them to use their voice.

 

 

 

 

POSSIBLE CLASS CLOSURES 15.11.23

Dear Parents and Carers

We mentioned earlier in the year that there might be times when we have to consider closing classes on a rotational basis due to staff illness which affects safety levels in school.

 

Unfortunately, we are again experiencing high levels of staff absence due to illness and have, this week, had to make the decision to close classes (56 staffing gaps today). If this staffing situation continues, we will have no choice but to close further classes on a rotational basis (the preferred recommendation from the parental survey). Parents will be notified in advance if their child's class is to be closed.

 

Hopefully, this will not be the case, but we need you to be aware of the possibility that your child's class might be closed.


 

 

SCHOOL CHRISTMAS LUNCH (SENT 13.11.23)

 Dear Parents and Carers

We will be holding our school Christmas lunch on Thursday, 7 December 2023. Please complete the form below for catering purposes by the 23 November.

School Christmas Lunch


 

 

NEWS' UPDATE 9.11.23

Dear Parents and Carers

This week's Excellence Everywhere video can be viewed here.

 

Climate Change Poster Competition

Congratulations to the winners of the competition which the Headteacher judged last week. The winners will receive a prize in due course. They are:

1st - Brandon - Milligan

2nd - Alethea - Dahl

3rd - Embla - Milligan

4th - William - Ahlberg

Well done and thank you to everyone who took part.

 

Upper School Awards' Celebration

This celebration takes place on Friday, 24 November 2023 at 10am. Upper school students will be presented with certificates achieved last academic year. Only parents of those students receiving certificates are invited and personal invitations have been sent.

 

Hand, Foot and Mouth

We have had a confirmed case of hand, foot and mouth in Freedman class (Primary Link) this week. Further information is available on the NHS website.

 

Reminders

 

Christmas Lunch Day: Thursday 7 December 2023

Staff and students are invited to wear their Christmas jumpers or Christmas fancy dress on this day. Further information and a booking form will be emailed on Monday.

 

Christmas Holiday Programme for children with access to Free School Meals (FUEL)

The FUEL Christmas programme is ready and families living in RBWM who access free school meals are able to book onto FREE activities across the borough. Further information can be found here.

 

Wizzybug powered wheelchairs available

We have lots of Wizzybug wheelchairs in our workshop waiting for a new child owner! We know that there are an estimated 30,000 children in the UK who could benefit from one. We just need to reach them. Wizzybugs offer young, disabled children under 5 with the opportunity to move themselves around independently, often for the first time in their lives. Children can play, explore and interact in a way that they never could do before in the coolest looking powered wheelchair there is. We provide them for FREE to ensure that children can develop important mobility skills in their early years without families having the burden of another expensive piece of equipment. https://designability.org.uk/assistive-solutions/wizzybug/


 

 

NEWS' UPDATE 3.11.23

Dear Parents and Carers

Welcome back for term 2. Here is the link to this week's Excellence Everywhere. A reminder, that the weekly Makaton sign is shown at the end of the video.

Congratulations to our newly appointed Student Leaders, Prefects, House and Deputy House Captains and School Councillors.

Student Leaders and Prefects

House and Deputy House Captains

School Councillors

 

Children in Need Day: Friday, 17 November 2023

We will be supporting this charity day with a ‘non uniform’ day. Classes will be encouraged to wear non uniform, or Pudsey bear related clothing. Some classes will participate in the ‘bearpee’ challenge throughout the day – how many burpees can they do as a class We will be collecting any cash donations at reception. We will try to get Pudsey bear into school if we can. If so, there may be some Pudsey merchandise available to buy.

 

Christmas cards

Thank you to those who have placed Christmas orders. Please remember that the shop will open again from the 17th - 24th November if you have missed the deadline or want to order additional items.

 

NHS Frimley Integrated Care Board (ICB)

On 12 October, James Breeze, the Learning Disability and Autism Transformation Manager from the new NHS Frimley Integrated Care Board (ICB) came to MGS to explain more about the ICB, how it works and answer any questions. He provided information sheets about the GP Learning Disability Register: all people with a learning disability (even if it is mild) can be added to this register by their GP practice. Everyone over the age of 14 on the LDR is entitled to a free annual health check at their GP surgery, which will help to monitor a young person's health and could help signpost to other specialist services. Please click on the links for more information or contact Sharon Carrigan if you require further details.

Parent Letter
Information Leaflet
Consent Form

 

Key Diary Dates - updated to version 7

 

OTHER INFORMATION WHICH MAY BE OF INTEREST

IAS Windsor & Maidenhead - events and coffee mornings

 

Bracknell Parent Carer Forum SEND Services Survey Autumn 2023

This is a message from Bracknell Parent Carer Forum, a group of parent carers who take your views of Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) services in Bracknell Forest (Health, Education and Social Care) to the service providers.

Could you please complete our SEND Services Survey Autumn 2023? (https://forms.gle/35qYxts1bCn2ecKVA)

We would like to know from your viewpoint if improvements made to Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) services in Bracknell Forest (Health, Education and Social Care) are starting to have an impact on our children/young people. We want to monitor how these services are performing against previous surveys of parents/carers in Autumn 2022 and Spring 2023. We use feedback as evidence to push for change.

Thank you so much for your time,

Victoria Stageman

Chair

Facebook: Bracknell Parent Carer Forum

Subscribe to our fortnightly newsletter

 

Parallel Windsor 2023

Takes place on Sunday 7tJuly in the Windsor Great Park and registrations are now open today for early birds. The link is HERE.

Parallel Windsor 2023 Impact Report

Highlights Film

 


 

NEWS' UPDATE 19.10.23

Dear Parents and Carers

As always, the time has flown by and we find ourselves at the end of term. We hope it has been a good one for you and yours.

Here is the link to the final Excellence Everywhere for term 1.

 

Free School Meal Vouchers

The FSM vouchers for the October holiday will be sent out via email by the end of tomorrow. The vouchers will be £20 per student.

 

First Class Photographs

Our First Class photos (Andreae and Oxenbury classes) are included in the Maidenhead Advertiser supplement out today. View on line here.

 

Autumn/Winter Lunch Menu

The new menu and recipes take effect on our return and will be available from the website.

 

Halloween

There is optional dressing-up for Halloween on Tuesday, 31st October. Some classes may choose to dress up and others may not so please speak to your class teacher.

 

Medical

We have a confirmed case of Chickenpox in Ho-Yen class (Orchard Cluster) and Shingles in Andersen class (Oxford Cluster). Information can be found on the NHS website: Chickenpox / Shingles.

 

Children in Need Day: Friday, 17 November 2023

This will be a non-uniform day and some classes may decide to carry out some fundraising. Further information to follow.

 

Nurture and NNSP

Manor Green School were accredited by NurtureUK for the National Nurturing School Award in 2018. This year we are reapplying to maintain our status of being a Nurturing School, a prestigious award given to schools that show exemplary Nurture provision to all.

We draw your attention to two guides which you might find useful and informative:

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact Amelia Anderson (amelia.anderson@manorgreenschool.co.uk) or Josie Glover (josie.glover@manorgreenschool.co.uk) Heads of Nurture.

 

Key Diary Dates - updated to version 6

 

Berkshire Association of Secondary Headteachers (BASH)

Please click here to read the joint letter from BASH for the attention of parents.

 

OTHER INFORMATION WHICH MAY BE OF INTEREST

 

Household Support Fund

The Department for Work and Pensions fund aims to help households in need to deal with the rising cost of living. If you're facing financial difficulties and are at risk of problems escalating, you may be able to receive a £145 cash payment.

If you’re not already in contact with one of our delivery partners, please contact Citizens Advice East Berkshire (CAEB) for help with applying for the scheme. Email CAEB as this is the best and quickest way to request support.

CAEB also have a drop-in service at its office at 4 Marlow Road, Maidenhead, SL6 7YR on Mondays and Wednesdays between 10am and midday. For more information about the Household Support Fund, visit our website.

For further support around the cost of living, please visit our Here to Help webpage. You can also call 01628 683800,or visit your library for more information and support.

Please be aware that the Household Support Fund is a discretionary scheme, allocated on a case-by-case basis, to mitigate serious financial hardship and prevent crises. Our partners have responsibility for identifying households to the scheme and will provide residents with a unique reference number, which is needed to make an application. Residents are not able to apply to the council directly.

 

How can IAS help you?

 

We wish you a happy and restful October holiday.

 

 

 

 

SCHOOL CHRISTMAS CARDS 19.10.23

 Dear Parents and Carers

Your child's Christmas project order form was sent home with them today. The shop will close on Tuesday, 31st October, although there is an opportunity for us to open it again between the 17th-24th November. Please hold on to your order form until ordered items have been received in case you are unhappy with the goods or have any queries.

To make an order, please follow these instructions:

  • Go to approve.myfundraisinghub.com, enter the codes supplied on your card and then confirm your child's name and class (these are printed on the products)
  • Approve the artwork or give feedback if there is any problem
  • Once the artwork is unlocked, you will be given a link to the online shop to place an order
  • All orders must be paid for online as you order, preferably by the 31st October
  • All orders will be delivered to school and we will then send them home with your child

 

 

NEWS' UPDATE 12.10.23

Dear Parents and Carers

Please click here to watch this week's Excellence Everywhere video.

 

Flu Guidance

The UKHSA have updated their flu programme guidance for the 2023/2024 season. All two- and three-year olds are eligible for a free flu vaccine via a nasal spray. Getting the vaccination is not mandatory; however, the UKHSA has stressed that parents should be encouraged to get their children vaccinated, due to this age range being at higher risk of becoming seriously ill from flu and to stop the spread of illness in early years settings.

 

Transition past and present

Do you live in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead? Have you left education recently? At Achieving for Children, we deliver social care, education and health services to young people across RBWM, and we want to involve you as we review our Preparing for Adulthood (PfA) transition process.

As you might already know, the PfA transition describes the time when a young person moves into adult life, this might be volunteering, work or university. If you can relate to this, we want to hear from you on:

· Were you offered any support?

· How easy was it to access the support?

· Where did the majority of the support come from?

· Did it feel relevant and helpful?

· What went well?

· What can we do better?


To share your views, please contact Jo Dixon, PfA Transition Project Manager on: joanne.dixon@achievingforchildren.org.uk or call/text 07849304655

 

Can you help us stop autistic children being invisible in important UK data?

The Autism Centre of Excellence at Cambridge is inviting the parents and carers of autistic children to help us stop autistic people being invisible in official UK data by completing a survey about their children’s health and wellbeing. Currently, many of the UK’s official surveys do not ask if respondents are autistic, so decision-makers don’t have information about the unique needs and experiences of autistic children. Our survey will provide that missing data, so that the UK government and other service providers can use it to deliver better services and support for autistic people.

If you are the parent or carer of an autistic child aged under 16, you can take the survey together by following this link: bit.ly/AutismBenchmark. The survey is fully anonymous and should take 10-20 minutes of your time. If you have any problems with or questions about the survey, please contact us at info@autismcentreofexcellence.org. You can find out more about the survey on our website.

There are also surveys available for autistic people aged 16 or over and for the carers of autistic adults. You can help us in our mission to stop autistic people’s wellbeing being invisible in UK data by sharing the link (bit.ly/AutismBenchmark) with any other autistic people and parents/carers of autistic people whom you know.

 

 

 

NEWS' UPDATE 9.10.23

Dear Parents and Carers

I hope last week went well and my apologies for not getting the news' update out last week. Please click here to access the Excellence Everywhere video.

 

Medical

We have had a confirmed case of Scabies in Dahl class (Phoenix Cluster). Further information can be found at: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/scabies/

 

Please be aware that sickness and diarrhoea is a symptom of the current Covid 19 strain.

 

Alexander Devine

Thank you for your support with our fundraising day for Alexander Devine on the 23 June. We raised £176.42. Click here for their personal thank you.

 

Reminder: Speaker Session

The first speaker session for this academic year will take place on Thursday, 12 October in the Conference Room from 9.30am for a 10am start and finish at 11.30am. Refreshments will be provided.

James Breeze, the Learning Disability and Autism Transformation Manager from the new NHS Frimley Integrated Care Board (ICB), will be visiting MGS to explain more about the ICB, how it works and answer any questions. This will be relevant for all age groups.

 

Whole School Photographs

Whole School photographs take place on Wednesday, 11 October. Please note that the photographer is not able to provide an alternative mop-up session.

 

Coffee, Cake and Chat

The next CCC session takes place on Thursday, 19 October from 9.30-11.00am in the Taste Cafe at school. We look forward to seeing you.

 

Key Diary Dates updated (version 5)

 

This term ends on Friday. 20 October at 3.15pm.

 

 

WEEKLY UPDATE 28.9.23

Dear Parents and Carers

We are delighted to share our first Excellence Everywhere video for 2023-24 with you this week. It can be found here. We hope you enjoy it.

 

Your updates for this week:

New site for the Secondary Link and College Link

Letter from the Headteacher

 

Dyslexia Awareness Week

Next week is Dyslexia Awareness Week and the theme is "Uniquely You". Students and staff are invited to wear what they wish on the Thursday (5 October) to embrace individuality.

 

Speaker Session

The first speaker session for this academic year will take place on Thursday, 12 October in the Conference Room from 9.30am for a 10am start and finish at 11.30am. Refreshments will be provided.

James Breeze, the Learning Disability and Autism Transformation Manager from the new NHS Frimley Integrated Care Board (ICB), will be visiting MGS to explain more about the ICB, how it works and answer any questions. This will be relevant for all age groups.

 

Key Diary Dates updated (version 4)

 

 

 

WEEKLY UPDATE 21.9.23

Dear Parents and Carers

Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) Update

The school is still working on our plans to form our own MAT with three other special schools and a local authority run provision like The Link in Berkshire. A great deal of work was undertaken over the summer holiday to prepare for this shift and we hope it will be approved as a way forward for us by the Department for Education (DfE) very soon. If approved, we would start the formal consultation in line with DfE requirements and we would aim to complete the full process by the end of the academic year.

The proposed change will allow for sharing of resources and expertise that will benefit our whole school community. Please rest assured that your child’s placement at Manor Green will not be affected by this shift. While not yet at the formal consultation stage, we would still welcome any thoughts from parents should you wish to share them.

Joolz Scarlett, Headteacher

 

Here are the updates for this week.

 

First Class Photographs

The Maidenhead Advertiser recently took photographs of our students in Andreae and Oxenbury classes. These will be published in the paper on Friday, 20 October and can be viewed here.

 

River time experience with the Princess Royal

Some of our students took part in an educational experience on the Thames at Henley recently. They were joined by the Princess Royal and a great time was had by all. Here are the links to the press releases and ITV Meridian News:

Catch up: ITV News Meridian (Thames Valley) | ITV News Meridian - the footage starts 18 minutes into the programme
https://www.henleystandard.co.uk/news/museums/183651/princess-royal-visits-museum.html
https://www.henleyherald.com/2023/09/18/hrh-the-princess-royal-visits-museum-to-launch-new-educational-programme/

 

 

Parent sessions
Sessions for this year are as follows and can be found in the Key Diary Dates:

  • Coffee, cake and chat sessions: Thursday mornings from 09:30-11:00 in the Taste Cafe at school.
  • Hum Jolly: Tuesday mornings from 09:30-11:00 in the Taste Cafe at school
  • Family Cafe sessions: - various dates from 09:30-11:00 at White Waltham Airfield. Further details will be sent prior to each event.

 

OTHER INFORMATION WHICH MAY BE OF INTEREST

UCL Research Project on Language Development - Flyer

 

 

WEEKLY UPDATE 14.9.23

 Dear Parents and Carers

We hope the children have now settled happily back into school life and routine. Fortunately, the weather has cooled which has made life much more bearable. Our Excellence Everywhere video will resume within the next few weeks.

Student appointments / late arrival

If your child is late arriving in the morning, please note that you must bring them into reception for signing in. If your child has an appointment out of school, you must collect them from reception and sign them out.

 

Attendance - raising awareness

Attendance Policy

Attendance in school is key to your child's progress and the government requires us to have an attendance target of 95% for all children.

Many of the students who attend Manor Green have medical conditions which may mean they have a lot of medical appointments or they aren't well enough to attend at times; this kind of absence is always authorised. Please let us know when your child is not well enough for school by ringing the school office.

We are not able to grant term time holiday unless there are exceptional circumstances. We know that many of our families do have circumstances that may require them to take their child out of school during term time. If you believe this may apply to you at any point, please make your request explaining the reasoning and it will be carefully considered in line with government guidelines for schools.

Requests for absence for religious observance is authorised for up to 5 days per year.

All requests for time away from school, for whatever purpose, must be made on the Leave of Absence form which can be found here.

 

Website

The new look website is up and running and we continue to update it. Please bear with us whilst we navigate the new site and sort out any technical glitches. Thank you.

 

Key Diary Dates

These have been updated to version 2 and are available from the website.

 

Save the date

On Thursday 12 October 2023, James Breeze, the Learning Disability and Autism Transformation Manager from the new NHS Frimley Integrated Care Board (ICB), will be visiting MGS for a coffee morning to explain more about the ICB, how it works and answer any questions. This will be relevant for all age groups. Further information to follow.

 

OTHER INFORMATION WHICH MAY BE OF INTEREST

NHS Berkshire Healthcare - Specialist Mental Health Learning Disability Service

HPV Vaccination Programme - changes from September (already sent home)

 

Research opportunity

Originally shared with you back in June. The survey will now remain open until the end of term if you would like to take part.

My initial training is as a SEN teacher for children with a learning disability and complex needs. I have gone on to pursue a career in clinical psychology, with a particular interest in working with young people with a learning disability, and their families.

As part of my doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Surrey, I am conducting research looking at the experiences of parents in accessing support for themselves and their families, and what factors (e.g. social, cultural, economic) impact how parents feel about the support that they have received.

We are looking for parents of children with a learning disability, who attend a specialist education provision, to complete a 20 minute questionnaire to explore this, in the hope that this can help inform a better support provision for parents moving forwards. (Note this is not specifically about the support that they have received from school, but from all services).

Please see information poster for more details.


 

 

WEEKLY UPDATE 7.9.23

 Dear Parents and Carers

Welcome back to school! Isn't it unbelievable that we wait for this summer weather all through the summer holidays and it arrives as soon as we return to school! We hope the children have enjoyed returning to school, despite the difficulties some may experience. We have certainly enjoyed seeing them again. Should the hot weather continue, please ensure they come to school with sun screen, hats and water bottles.

 

Lunch menu

As reported in July, our lunch menu will remain the same until the end of this term.

 

Key Diary Dates 2023-2024

These are available from the website and are regularly updated. All items in red are yet to be confirmed.

 

Website

Our website has been updated and will be launched tomorrow. Minor updates will continue to be made by the website design company and we will be updating our information for 2023-24 so please bear with us if there are any technical hitches or out-of-date information over the next week.

 

Please note the following information/reminders:

 

Changed financial circumstances
If your financial circumstances have changed and you need support or advice, Sharon Carrigan, our Family Adviser may be able to help you. She can be contacted at: sharon.carrigan@manorgreenschool.co.uk or on 01628 513800 extension 2008

 

Contact details

Please remember to advise the school if your contact details have changed: office@manorgreenschool.co.uk

 

Exam contingency day

If you have a child taking exams in summer 2024, please note that the exam contingency day is Wednesday, 26 June 2024. The afternoons of Thursday 6 June and Thursday 13 June have been designated as contingency afternoons. All students taking exams must remain available on these dates in case of emergencies and the exam boards need to invoke their contingency plans.

 

Medication Questionnaire for new students or any change of doctor

Please remember to complete the student medical and health questionnaire if you are new to school or if you have changed your doctor.

 

Nut-free school

Please remember that we are a nut-free school due to the medical needs of some of our students, so please do not send your child into school with food products that contain nuts. Thank you.

 

Parent Support Team
If you need help with Microsoft Teams or password resets, etc. please contact our ICT team on: offsite.tech@manorgreenschool.co.uk

 

Privacy Notice
The school's privacy notice is available from the website.

 

School Policies

School policies are available from the website and are regularly reviewed and updated.

 

Transport

Transport Protocol

Please ensure you follow the school policy and procedure for dropping off and collecting your child.

 

Foundation Park

A polite reminder that parents should not be parking at the entrance to Foundation Park when dropping off or picking up children. This is not a drop-off pickup point for the school and we need to respect our neighbours. Thank you for your co-operation.

 

Weekly emails

If you do not receive our weekly emails please let me know: sharon.glover@manorgreenschool.co.uk. They are always available from the website.

 

Contacting the teacher

Please note that if you need to speak to your child’s teacher, we are unable to interrupt lessons unless it is an absolute emergency. You should call between 12-1pm or after 3.15pm. Reception will do their best to contact the teacher, but if this is not possible a message will be left for the teacher to call you back

 

Arbor (Management Information System) App

We’re using Arbor’s free Parent Portal and Arbor App. Please click here for more information. Should you have any questions please contact nicola.camano@manorgreenschool.co.uk.

 

Other information which may be of interest

In future, in order to keep these weekly emails shorter, we will be sharing the majority of external information via Facebook.

 

IAS Newsletter September 2023

FACE Newsletter September 2023

FACE for Families - ADHD

Helping your Child - Parent Group for Child Anxiety

Bracknell Forest Families' Newsletter

Kidz to Adultz Summer Magazine

 

Alexander Devine Digital Newsletter - if you would like to receive their digital newsletter follow this link.

 

 

 

 

WEEKLY UPDATE 21.7.23

Dear Parents and Carers

As usual, we cannot believe another year has rushed by and now comes to an end. It has been an eventful year with many challenges, but we have persisted, shown resilience and successfully met them and we thank you for your support during the difficult times. We are sad to see our older students moving on (some of them have been with us a long time) but we wish them all success and happiness as they move into the next phase of their lives. We welcome our new students and look forward to working with them. We hope they, and their parents, enjoy being part of the Manor Green community.

The final Excellence Everywhere for the year can be accessed here.

 

FSM vouchers

Grocery vouchers are being emailed to all eligible parents for the summer holidays. If you need any help please email nicola.camano@manorgreenschool.co.uk.

 

Parking in the First School playground
Please note that you are only allowed to park in the First School playground during drop-off and pick-up times if your child is in First School. If your child has moved to Middle School for September you are no longer allowed to use this facility. Thank you for your co-operation.

 

Parent/School communication
We are hoping to introduce a new communication platform using Teams in September. More information will be shared when we return to school.

 

Key Diary Dates for 2023-2024
Draft KDDs will be prepared over the summer holidays and shared with you when we return in September.

 

Start of term
The new school year begins on Wednesday, 6 September for students. Monday/Tuesday 4/5 September are staff training days. The term dates for the year are available from the website.

 

OTHER INFORMATION WHICH MAY BE OF INTEREST

Summer food offer for families

Morrison's summer food offer

Slough Summer Holiday Activities

Junior Touch Rugby Camps in Maidenhead during the summer holidays for boys and girls aged 5 to 17 years of age. 25 & 26July – 9.30am – 3.00pm, See flyer for more information. Booking/consent form. Please make direct contact to discuss needs/disabilities.

 

Children's Commissioner for England

A collection of practical resources for children, parents and schools to support children returning to school can be accessed here: https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/back-into-school/.

 

What parents and carers need to know about W App

Citizens' Advice: advice on scams

 

 

 

WEEKLY UPDATE 14.7.23

Dear Parents and Carers

Fast Passes

Please note that all fast passes are being revoked at the end of this term. If you feel you need a fast pass, please re-apply using this form and consideration will be given to your request.

Summer Fair

The current sum raised from the summer fair is £2462.66. Again, many thanks for all your support.

Lunch menu

The lunch menu remains the same until October. The updated version is available from the website.

REMINDERS

  • Staff training day: Monday 17 July. Students are not in school.
  • Meet the Team - 17 July 2023 at 2pm
    New students and any that are transitioning between departments (Upper or Middle School) should meet in the large hall for a briefing at 2pm. All other students will be taken to their new classes. Parents can arrive from 1.45pm.
  • Student transition - 18 to 21 July 2023
  • End of term: Friday, 21 July 2023 at 1:30 pm

OTHER INFORMATION WHICH MAY BE OF INTEREST

 

IAS Newsletter July 2023

Parenting Special Children events 10-23 July

Bracknell Forest Families Newsletter - apologies, some of the dates have passed

Bracknell Parent Carer Forum - What's happening this summer

Regatta for Disabled
Saturday 2 September

10.00-4.00pm

Phyllis Court Club, Henley-on-Thames RG9 2HT

Regatta for the Disabled offers a fun filled day on and by the River Thames for those with disabilities and their families/carers.

The event is held in The Paddock at Phyllis Court Club and offers accessible activities not always available to people of all ages and abilities.

The land based activities are interactive and include a petting zoo, circus skills, climbing wall, soft archery, rowing machine, Punch and Judy and much more.

Free trips on the river are also available with Rivertime being able to hold up to 5 wheelchairs and we have 2 x 12 seater motorboats which run trips all day.

Regatta for the Disabled (R4D) is unique and exceptional for families and groups who support children and adults with physical disabilities and special educational needs.

More details at www.regattaforthedisabled.org

 

 

 

WEEKLY UPDATE 7.7.23

Dear Parents and Carers

This week's Excellence Everywhere can be viewed here.

We have had a busy week which included our inclusion event and the summer fair, both of which were extremely successful. We are grateful to all the schools and visitors who joined us for the inclusion event and to all the parents and friends who joined us for the summer fair. We also give a huge thank you to all those involved in organising both events.

Inclusion Event

Once again this amazing event was thoroughly enjoyed by our fantastic students who are always such an inspiration to us all. The BBC news report is available here.

Summer Fair

The summer fair was very well supported by a steady stream of families and staff throughout the whole afternoon. The weather was kind which was a huge bonus. It was great to see everyone enjoying themselves, especially some of the families who are going to be new to the school in September. The provisional estimate for monies raised is £2,700 that I will update you on this next week.

Foundation Park

A polite reminder that parents should not be parking at the entrance to Foundation Park when dropping off or picking up children. This is not a drop-off pickup point for the school and we need to respect our neighbours. Thank you for your co-operation.

REMINDERS

  • Family Cafe at White Waltham Airfield - Tuesday 11 July 2023. See flyer for more information.
  • Middle school sports day will take place on the morning of Wednesday, 12 July 2023.
  • End of term assemblies will take place on the morning of Thursday, 13 July 2023
  • Staff training days: Friday 14 July and Monday 17 July. Students are not in school.
  • Meet the Team - 17 July 2023 at 2pm
    New students and any that are transitioning between departments (Upper or Middle School) should meet in the large hall for a briefing at 2pm. All other students will be taken to their new classes. Parents can arrive from 1.45pm
  • Student transition - 18 to 21 July 2023
  • End of term: Friday, 21 July 2023 at 1:30 pm

Message from Harriet Goodhew

I will be swimming 10 miles over July to raise money for breast cancer. It's very close to me as my auntie came through but last month we lost my partner's grandma from it.

I have attached a QR code and link for the fundraising and the Facebook page screen shot and would be grateful for any support you can give me.

https://www.facebook.com/donate/1054923282559737/?fundraiser_source=external_url

 

FOR SALE

An abacus height adjustable Gemini 2000 bath which is a longer length for taller people. This bath has only been used approx 10 times but it is no longer suitable for my son's needs so is being removed on the 10 July. It is fully height adjustable with an integrated height adjustable changing platform. It also has integrated lights and spa jets . If Interested, it needs to be collected ASAP. Here is the website for measurements etc: https://www.abacushealthcare.co.uk/aquanova-bath/gemini-2000/

Abacus will not re install this bath anywhere else as it has been used due to what they call cross contamination so it will need to be reinstalled independently.

Please contact: vikkimichelle@hotmail.com if you are interested.

 

OTHER INFORMATION WHICH MAY BE OF INTEREST

MyFamilyCoach powered by Team Teach

Provides many free resources including videos, webinars etc on behaviour, sensory needs, regulation etc.

 

Brainwaves

We thought you might be interested in this webinar for teachers, about Teenagers and sleep. It explores the latest research and practical strategies for promoting healthy sleep habits among teenagers.

 

Virtual Neurodiversity Conference 2023

For parents and carers. 19 July from 10am to 3pm.

Registration