Nunnykirk Weekly News for Parents and Carers No 23, 12th April 2017

Thanks to all parents, carers and governors who came to our OfSTED Briefing for Parents and Carers, and to Sue Fisher at Percy Hedley for allowing us to use their wonderful school for the second of these.

Our amazing inters and fab year 9 students took part in the ‘Make 5 pound grow’ event with Virgin Money at the Grainger Market, Newcastle. This great event encourages enterprise and our future Richard Bransons were baking and fudging all week.

We had a super turn out for our Open Forum led by Mr Chipchase. The topic was Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Our next Open Forum will be on Supporting Children’s Mental Health. The Department for Education’s ‘Mental Health and Behaviour in Schools’ (March 2015) suggests 1 in 10 pupils have a clinically diagnosed mental health disorder. A key part of our mission at Nunnykirk is to support physical and emotional wellbeing, and while some young people may need to access more specialist provision, we use a range of strategies to help prevent poor mental health becoming a barrier to achievement. Our Open Forum is due to take place on Wednesday, 14th June, 6.30pm‐8.00pm.  All welcome and refreshments are provided. Please let me know if you are joining us.

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