Newsletter 24th May 2024

24th May 2024

Dear parents and carers,

Happy May bank holiday, I hope you can enjoy some warmer weather next week. I keep asking for suncream to be sent to school in the weak hope it will bring out the sun. 

Devon County council’s newsletter has a section on teenagers this week and includes their new SEND newsletter; see below...

New 'Let's Talk' series

A new series of the highly successful ‘Let’s Talk’ webinars has launched, and this time it is specifically for parents and carers of neurodivergent young people and those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). 

The free, open access online programme provides a space for parents and carers to discuss the challenges facing young people today and understand the tools and techniques that they can use to support them. 

The sessions have been developed with parents and carers of neurodivergent young people and those with SEND and will cover topics including mental health and emotional wellbeing, anger and challenging behaviour, healthy relationships and online safety. 

The tickets are free, and you can sign up now using the links below: 

Devon SEND Newsletter

The latest edition of our monthly newsletter for parents and carers of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and the professionals who work with them, is out now!

You can read it online via this link

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Sign up today to receive the Devon SEND newsletter directly to your inbox.

The Balmy Bicton 10km

On Sunday 7th July, Mill Water will be hosting The Balmy Bicton 10km, with the race starting and ending at school. We are looking for volunteers who could be course marshals – for everyone who volunteers the race organisers will give us a £20 donation!

Please contact Amelia Tollerton at school if you are interested in helping out –

Casino Night hosted by Exeter West Lions

Exeter West Lions are hosting a Casino Night to help raise funds for Mill Water! Please pass on the details to anyone who might be interested in going along.

Half-term SEN session at Kingsbridge Gym Club

Download a free Emergency Plan from Devon Carers

The Devon Carers Emergency Plan has been designed in conjunction with carers and health and social care professionals. It enables you to record and inform others of important information about the person you care for, should you become unable to look after them because of an emergency or accident. 

Visit the Devon Carers website for more information and to download your copy.

The Skies We’re Under Podcast

The Skies We’re Under is a free podcast, providing weekly moments of reflection, humour, solace, and practical tips, available on their website or on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you choose to listen.

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Please note - this podcast has been recommended to us. However, the intended audience is for parents/carers, and some episodes may include language not suitable for children.