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Orchard Primary Academy

Our Support for Parents

Supporting the whole family is a huge focus at Orchard Academy. We regularly run open mornings where parents and carers can engage in their child's learning, and find out about parts of the academy that are being developed (anti-bullying, mental health, internet safety). 

We have developed a strong link with Kirklees early help team, Northorpe Hall, Locala (Speech and language), Kirklees college, Purple Dog and Community learning to offer a range of family and adult courses, to support parents and carers improve their knowledge around how best to support their children. 

The courses we have run the last couple of years are; 

  • Top tips for parents (6 week course)
  • First aid awareness training 
  • Reading friends
  • Family Arts and Crafts
  • Practical maths
  • Wrigleys oral health sessions
  • Getting kids to listen
  • Setting rules
  • All about me 
  • Story sacks. 
    From some of these courses, such as reading friends, we have now developed a group of 8 volunteers who regularly come into school and volunteer with us. Some are considering further education.  
  • Parent Gym
  • STEPS
  • Strengthening Families
  • Speech and Language open sessions.

 

There are a wealth of courses and support available. Starting in September there will also be weekly drop in sessions available with Miss. Fisher and Mrs. Beckerson. These are to have a chat and discuss anything regarding your child. We will look at how we can support and what we can do.
 

Date of Drop - In session

Location

Time

Wednesday 9th September

Main School

9am-10am

Tuesday 16th September

Early Years Building

9am-10am

Monday 21st September

Main School

2pm-3pm

Wednesday 30th September

Early Years Building

11:45-12:45pm

Tuesday 6th October

Main School

9am-10am

Monday 12th October

Early Years Building

2pm-3pm

Tuesday 20th October

Main School

9am-10am

 
Miss. Fisher is our Mental Health First Aider and Safeguarding Lead. She can provide support initially for any of your concerns or issues regarding your children's mental health or behaviour. Miss Fisher can offer help with making referrals to other agencies. She can also help to support parents too! 
 
Mrs. Beckerson is our SENDCo (Special educational needs and disability co-oprdinator) She can support you with any concerns you have regarding your child's communication, social, emotional, academic and physical needs and support with next steps.
 
We run an open door policy where any type of issue can be discussed and supported promptly and effectively.                                                                                                                                      
                           
Miss Fisher                                   Mrs Beckerson