14th October 2022
Dear Parents and Carers,
Pupils harvested, prepped, pressed and pulped a bumper crop of apples from our orchard this week. They were then rewarded with a taste of fresh juice that they had made themselves.
Preparing for Adulthood
Parents and carers of pupils in Year 9 and above are invited to an in-school session on Thursday 24th November, 11am-12noon, being run by Elaine Letten from the Preparing for Adulthood team. This will be a chance to learn more about the service and find out about the ‘hot topics’ in Adult Social Care such as Mental Capacity, Deprivation of Liberty, Deputyship. It will also cover the Mental Capacity Act and be an opportunity to ask any questions.
Please do attend if you can. The PowerPoint presentation will be available afterwards for those who cannot make it. You are welcome to send any questions in to email@example.com ahead of time if you do not feel that you want to speak in the group.
Speech and language resources
A new Speech and Language Therapy online service has been launched by Devon’s Children and Family Health.
Find out more here: childrenandfamilyhealthdevon #earlycomms
If you are waiting to see a therapist, you can also find helpful resources here: Speech and Language Therapy Resources #Covid-19
Rotary Raffle Tickets on sale for Mill Water
Tickets and a letter have gone home for the regional Rotary Club Raffle for 2022. 90% of tickets sold will go directly towards extras for our pupils.
First prize is £1,000!
£1 per ticket or £5 for a book of 5. On sale until Mon 31st October, with the draw taking place on Thursday 22nd November. If you need more tickets or details, please email the office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you and good luck!
Blue Tokens for Mill Water
Tesco is kindly supporting Mill Water again through its blue token community grants scheme. Remember to get yours at the till when shopping at any Exmouth or Budleigh store. This will run from October 2022 to January 2023. Money raised will go towards the school’s playground transformation project. Thank you and spread the word. Every little helps!
Short Breaks Coffee Mornings
Devon County’s Short Breaks Project is working to improve its offer for disabled children and their families. It is working alongside Parent Carer Forum Devon to host a series of coffee mornings so that parents and carers can talk directly about their experiences of the service.
The nearest to Mill Water will be in Exeter on Monday 14th November.
The dates and locations of all their coffee mornings and the booking form can be found on the SEND Local Offer Website
Augmentative and Alternative Communication
To mark AAC month, AssertiveWare is offering an extra trial month and a 50% discount on orders placed by October 17th. View the offer details here
Autumn Covid Booster Vaccination
The Autumn Covid Booster vaccination is now available to all unpaid carers aged over 16.
Exmouth Foodbank provides food help to anyone struggling to make ends meet, from its premises in Sheppards Row.
Devon County Financial Support and Advice
Help with household bills, energy costs and financial assistance
Do you need help with childcare costs?
The Government’s Childcare Choices lists all the schemes available here
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