Year 8

ASD Newsletter – sent out 6th December 2018

 

Sent out 3rd December 2018:

Dear Parents and Carers

With Christmas approaching lots of our girls will be given new technology, be it a Smartphone or games console, and it is important that we make sure they know how to use it safely. When we give our children a new bike we teach them how to ride it so it is important we do the same with electronic gadgets. Here are some tips to get you started: 

  • Explain how to use privacy settings to make sure only approved friends can see posts and images
  • Check if any of the mobile apps they use have location services enabled, and disable this so they cannot be tracked
  • Show them how to report offensive comments or block people who upset them
  • Check ‘tagging’ settings so that when others are posting or sharing photos online, your child’s identity is not revealed
  • Encourage your child to come and talk to you if they see anything that upsets them

It is also important to remember that teenagers have a lot of downtime over the Christmas period and will spend all, or most, of it on social media! They will compare their Christmas to that of their peers and may feel like everyone is having a better time than they are. They need to remember that the photos they see are only 5 seconds of someone’s day and the reality is that their friends are just as ‘bored’ as they are! 

We need to protect the fun, the engagement and the opportunities provided by technology for our girls but we also need to check in with them to make sure they remember how to use it safely. 

Best wishes and Happy Christmas
Sam Janaway
Student Support Lead
Limpsfield Grange School
Contact: 01883 713928 ext 110

 

Sent out on 30th November 2018:

Dear Parents/Carers,

Over the past few months ParentMail have been making lots of improvements to their parent app for android and iOS devices and have recently launched a new version. The existing app will stop working at the end of the year so it’s really important you download the new app as soon as possible to ensure you continue receiving school communications.

To download the app simply search ‘ParentMail’ in the Apple or Android app store. Once installed please delete the current app from your device.

The new app includes lots of improvements including:

– Improved user interface
– An ‘unread’ section, where parents can find all new and unread items quickly and easily
– A new ‘announcements’ feature to keep parents up-to-date with important ParentMail news
– Improved archiving and delete functionality, making it easier to select items in bulk

Kind regards,
Limpsfield Grange School

 

Residential Extended Day Recruitment – sent out 28th November 2018

 

Sent out 26th November 2018:

Dear Parents and Carers,

Please find attached an invitation for your daughter to take part in some research “Exploring the sense of identity and belonging of female secondary school pupils with autism”.  The research will be carried out by Rose McGeown.  Rose used to work on the residential team at Limpsfield Grange and is now training to be an educational psychologist.  If you have any queries about the research Rose’s contact details are on the form.

Kind regards,
Janine Chippington
Assistant Headteacher

Information Sheet for Parents and Carers

 

Breakfast Club – sent out 20th November 2018
TipSheet – Think Before You Share – sent out 14th November 2018
Raffle Tombola Christmas Fair – sent out 12th November 2018

Emerald House Letter – sent out 9th November 2018
Sapphire House Letter – sent out 9th November 2018
Topaz House Letter – sent out 9th November 2018
Ruby House letter – sent out 9th November 2018

Parental Contribution letter – sent out 6th November 2018 
Gift Aid Declaration
Proposed playground markings

House charities and Christmas fair – sent out 6th November 2018
Parent Governor letter – sent out 29th October 2018
Year 8 Parents’ Evening – sent out 17th October 2018

 

Sent out 15th October 2018:

Dear Parents, Carers and Families,

From 6th to 8th November 2018 the team at Limpsfield Grange will be undergoing our Autism Re-accreditation Assessment with the National Autistic Society. This is a process where the National Autistic Society comes into school to assess how effective our autism practice is. 

The Autism Re-accreditation Assessment will not disrupt any aspect of the running of the school, and will not impact on the lessons that the girl’s access.

As part of the assessment, you are invited to complete an online survey where you can share your views about the school. I have included the link to the survey below, for your information. The deadline for completing the survey is Monday 22nd October 2018, and I would be grateful if you could spare 5 minutes to feedback on your experience of Limpsfield Grange.

https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/FamiliesofAutisticPeopleLimpsfieldGrangeSchool/

If you would like any further information about our Autism Re-accreditation Assessment please do not hesitate to contact me. I would be happy to answer your questions.

With kind regards
Mrs Wild

 

Sent out 9th October 2018:

Dear Parents and Carers,

I am writing to let you know of the following Open Events at East Surrey College, Strodes College, Carshalton College, Brooklands College, Crawley College and Nescot.  Whether or not you are intending for your daughter to transition to one of these colleges, the Open Events can provide a valuable opportunity for your daughter to learn about the different Post 16 courses that are available, and therefore support our school based careers programme.

*  East Surrey College Open Events 2018
Come along to one of our Open Events and find out what East Surrey College has to offer, meet staff and students and take a look around our fantastic facilities!
Avoid the queue and pre-register your details.  Alternatively you are welcome to come on the day and register on arrival.

Thursday 11th October 2018, 17.30-20.00
18.00 and 19.00 – Welcome Talk
18.45 – Apprenticeship Talk
19.00 – Higher Education Talk

Saturday 17th November 2018, 10.00-14.00
11.00 and 12.15 – Welcome Talk
11.30 – Apprenticeship Talk
12.00 – Higher Education Talk

*  Crawley College Open Events
Whether you want to study full-time or part-time, to land your dream job, learn new skills, start an Apprenticeship or progress to University, we can help you get there.

Open Evening – Thursday 18th October 2018
Open Morning – Saturday 10th November 2018
Open Morning – Thursday 21st March 2018

*  Carshalton College Open Events

Wednesday 7th November 2018 – 4.30pm-7.00pm (last entry 6.30pm)
Tuesday 22nd January 2019 – 4.30pm-7.00pm (last entry 6.30pm)
Wednesday 6th March 2019 – 4.30pm-7.00pm (last entry 6.00pm)
Thursday 20th June 2019 – 11.00am-2.00pm (last entry 1.30pm)

*  Strodes College Open Evenings

Thursday 18th October 2018 – 4.30pm-7.30pm
Thursday 7th March 2019 – 4.30pm-7.30pm
Thursday 4th July – 4.30pm-7.30pm

*  Brooklands College Open Evenings

Tuesday 13th November 2018/Tuesday 5th February 2019/Tuesday 2nd April – 17.30 (Ashford Campus)
Thursday 15th November 2018/Thursday 7th February 2019/Thursday 4th April 2019 – 17.30 (Weybridge Campus)

*  Nescot Open Events

13th October 2018 – Part-time and university level – 11.00am-2.00pm
21st November 2018 – Open Evening – 4.30pm-7.30pm
16th January 2019 – Open Evening – 4.30pm-7.30pm
9th March 2019 – Open Day – 11.00am-2.00pm
22nd May 2019 – Open Evening – 4.30pm-7.30pm

 

Youtube Parents Guide – sent out 5th October 2018
RSE letter – sent out 3rd October 2018
 
FVS Borough – District Coordinator – sent out 3rd October 2018
Consent to Eye Examination in School – sent out 11th September 2018

 

Archived letters for information:

SOLD letter Year 8 – sent out 19th July 2018
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This was sent out on 19th July 2018:

Dear Parents/Carers of Surrey students,

Please find attached the new Surrey SEND Travel Assistance leaflet. I have also been asked to share the information below from SCC.

Independent Travel Training

Surrey County Council is working with HCT Group to offer support to young people with SEND by providing travel training, to enable them to travel independently to and from school, as well as more widely. This is a wonderful opportunity to receive tailored one to one training and practical assistance to build confidence and independence to travel safely and without anxiety on public transport.The HCT Group has tested travel training programmes with other local authorities in Leeds, Norfolk and the London boroughs of Lambeth and Camden, having trained around 500 people over the last 5 years. You can read about some of their stories and case studies, and there is a BBC short film which gives a flavour of how it works http://www.travel-training.org/

If you would like any further information please contact the SEND travel assistance team: sendtravel.assistance@surreycc.gov.uk Tel: 0300 200 1004.

Yours sincerely,
Emma Phillips
Deputy Headteacher

SEND travel leaflet
Independent Travel Training Leaflet

Consents and Medication Letter – sent out 28th June 2018
Medical consent forms 
Residential and Extended Day Offer Autumn Term – sent out 15th June 2018
School uniform letter – sent out 11th June 2018 
School Hoodie order form
Limpsfield Grange Residential Ofsted report (March 2018)
NSPCC Protect and Respect letter – sent out 9th February 2018
Emotional Wellbeing Parent Handout – sent out 7th December 2017
CWMT slides Moods, Anxiety, Stress – sent out 7th December 2017
WOSE letter (from our Education Welfare Officer at Surrey County Council) – sent out on 27th September 2017

 

The following was sent out on 14th September 2017:

Dear Parents, Carers and Families,

I wanted to share information with you about Net Aware.

Net Aware is a simple guide for parents to the most popular social networks, apps and games.  You can learn about the privacy settings and safety guidelines for Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and more.  You can also read up-to-date reviews from parents and children for each app, game and social network.

The guide, which is aimed at parents and carers of 8-12 year olds, is based on over 750 reviews from an O2/NSPCC parent panel and over 1720 young people who reviewed 50 social networks and apps.

It aims to provide parents with up-to-date information about the sites most commonly used by young people.  The NSCPCC hope the guides will help parents talk to their children about staying safe on those platforms.

Features include:

  • minimum age for the most popular apps
  • possible dangers
  • why children like it
  • how easy it is to report inappropriate content
  • how easy it is to change the privacy setting
  • general online safety news stories

I hope that you find this website useful.

Kind regards
Mrs Wild
Headteacher


Sent out 13th July 2017:

Safeguarding Issue

Please read and share

“Snapchat map update raises child safety worries”

Recently Snapchat, an app which is sued by many children and young people, launched a new feature. Snap Maps allows users to see the location of their contacts. This feature allows other to accurately pinpoint where you are. There are three possible privacy settings:

  • Ghost mode, where only you can see your position
  • My Friends mode,  where any contact can see your location; and
  • Select Friends mode, just those who you choose can see you

Childnet have posted a thorough explanation of Snap Maps and how to ensure users stay safe http://www.childnet.com/blog/introducing-snap-maps-the-new-location-sharing-feature-in-snapchat

  Introducing ‘Snap Maps’ – the new location sharing feature …

www.childnet.com

Today Snapchat introduced a new feature, the ‘Snap Map’. This location based map allows users to see where in the country their Snapchat contacts are, as well as …

How to switch off Snap Map location sharing:

  • When in photo taking mode, pinch the screen to open Snap Map
  • Touch the settings cog in the top right corner of the screen
  • Tap “Ghost Mode” to switch off location sharing
  • Photos and videos posted to Snapchat’s public “Our Story” will still be discoverable on the map


Blue Whale & 13 Reasons Why (sent out on 3rd May 2017)
Student Attendance (sent out 3rd March 2017)
Student Attendance Policy January 2017

 

The following was Parentmailed on 1st March 2017:

Dear Parents, Carers and Families,

I would like to update you regarding our procedures for contacting the school about medication.

Please note that all medication sent into school must be in its original packaging with a current and correct prescription label. It is your duty to inform Jennie Flint (Deputy Head of the Residential Provision) of your intention to send medication in to school by email at miss.flint@limpsfield-grange.surrey.sch.uk and to copy Miss Phillips, Deputy Head (deputy@limpsfield-grange.surrey.sch.uk) into your correspondence.

This change has occurred as Sarah Taylor, our Residential Keyworker with responsibility for Health and Wellbeing, has moved on to pursue other interests. We wish Sarah luck for her future endeavours.

If you have any questions regarding this matter please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards,

Mrs Wild
Headteacher

 

Absence procedures (sent out 9th January 2017)
Medication policy letter to parents (sent out 18th November 2016)
Medical consent form (sent out 18th November 2016)
Nut free school
Uniform order form – Polo Shirts
Uniform order form – Jumpers
Ofsted Residential Report March 2016