Key Stage 4 Pathways

Spiers Bank House


Spiers Bank House
 
Spiers Bank House is a residential centre within Cropton Forest in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park with self-catering accommodation for 26 people in a mixture of small dormitories and double rooms. Since 1983 the property has been managed by Spiers Bank House Trust, a registered charity (Reg: No 513890) which allows groups of young people, accompanied by qualified adults, to have the opportunity to stay in the Centre and use it as a base to safely explore and enjoy the countryside. 

Although we are an independent charity, we work on behalf of Driffield School and the local community who organise the groups of young people and plan the educational purpose and content of their visit. We also make the Centre available to other local groups or societies who can profit from the opportunities it offers; in the past Children of Chenobyl, Kings Mill School, local scout and guides groups, Driffield Striders and Scarborough Mountain Rescue amongst others have used the Centre. 

Since its first use in 1966 the Centre has undergone many transformations from its original basic small lodge with minimal comforts to its current site of 2 well equipped, centrally heated residential buildings together with a separate cookhouse. The Centre can accommodate in total 26 students and adults within a variety of dormitories and bedrooms all equipped with modern bathrooms and toilets. The purpose-built cookhouse has 3 cooking stations, twin ovens and seating space for 30 adults.

This has all been accomplished by the sustained efforts of volunteer groups of students, parents, teachers and friends all well supported by local businesses and paid for by income from nominal charges to students, fundraising events and contributions from local philanthropic groups such as the Driffield School Association, Driffield Lions, Driffield Rotary Club and the Horace Taylor Trust. Developments carried out in the past, such as new double-glazed windows, oil and gas central heating and showers, new bridge across Hartoft Beck and new cookhouse have all been accomplished within our overriding aim to keep the cost of the visits to students to a minimum, so as not to exempt anyone from being able to take part in a visit.

We operate on a very limited budget (typically annual income is less than £10,000) and whenever possible use volunteer labour to help at our regular Maintenance Working Days. Our hope is to continue to renovate and develop Spiers Bank House to ensure that it remains an outstanding facility for our community. If you feel able to partner with us in this endeavour you can donate funds towards the upkeep of Spiers Bank House using the following link

https://www.justgiving.com/spiersbankhousetrust

Spiers Bank House is a wonderful facility and is available to serve the community. If, as a company or organisation in Driffield, you would like to help with the development of Spiers Bank House, through sponsorship or donations, or if you are interested the hire of the facility please contact the Trust secretary, Penny Maple, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

FISH & SENDIASS Bulletin Edition 68

 

Spotlight on... Parent Carer Event 2019

East Yorkshire Parent Carer Forum and FISH SENDIASS Parent Carer Event  

For parent carers of children and young people with additional needs aged 0 - 25 years.

  • ·       A chance to meet other parent carers and gather information about services available to your family.
  • ·       Participate in informative workshops
  • ·       An opportunity to visit a range of stall holders across education, health, social care and the voluntary sector.
  • ·       Enjoy a relaxed day with pampering included.

A buffet and light refreshments will be provided, including tea, coffee.

Date: Thursday 2 May 2019

Time: Day – 10am – 2pm     Evening – Cancelled

Cost: FREE

Venue: Tickton Grange Hotel, Tickton, Beverley, HU17 9SH

Contact: To book, or for more information, call FISH

Tel: (01482) 396469 or

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

FISH update

The Families Information Service Hub now have their own social media pages on both Facebook and Twitter. Please like and share our pages! The links are:

https://www.facebook.com/EastRidingFISH/

https://twitter.com/FamiliesERYC

       

We also have a new East Riding Family Services Directory Facebook page!

Please like and share our page - we will be sharing a mixture of local and national activities/services that are available through the FSD website which may be of interest to you and your children!

https://www.facebook.com/East-Riding-Family-Services-Directory-2355549907798275/?modal=admin_todo_tour

Local offer update

East Yorkshire Parent Carer Forum will be forming a focus/user group to include representation from parents, children and young people to test the new Local Offer website. This will identify barriers to accessing the Local Offer and finding solutions to overcome them and ways to increase parental confidence on how to use the Local Offer website.

If you are interested in becoming involved and would like to join the user group please contact EYPCF on email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or tel: (01262) 678283.

Competition - To help increase awareness of the Local Offer website, EYPCF are holding a competition for the best “strapline” for the Local Offer.

The competition is open to anyone of any age and you can submit as many entries as you wish.

The strapline must include ‘Local Offer’ in it. Examples of great strap lines are:

  • ·       Just do it – Nike.
  • ·       Impossible is nothing – Adidas.
  • ·       I'm lovin’ it – McDonalds.
  • ·       Reassuringly expensive – Stella Artois.
  • ·       Because you’re worth it – L'Oreal.
  • ·       The best a man can get – Gillette.
  • ·       Every little helps – Tesco.
  • ·       Never knowingly undersold – John Lewis.

The prize is a weekend break away in a wheelchair accessible caravan at Patrington Haven which has been kindly donated by Hull and District Cerebral Palsy Society.

No alternative prize will be offered.

The caravan sleeps four, has all mod cons and free WIFI, the prize includes accommodation for Friday, Saturday and Sunday night, four passes to the Club House for swimming, spa and gym.

 There is also nightly entertainment and a restaurant/café. Food and drink are not included. Web: https://www.patrington-haven.co.uk/

If the winner is under 18 years of age they must be accompanied by an adult (21+ years) on the prize weekend away.

The winning "strapline" will be decided by a multi-agency panel including parents/carers and young people.

GOOD LUCK!!

Please email your entries to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Valid emails must be entered plus a contact number to validate the winner.

 The Competition ends 11.59pm on the Friday 24 May 2019

The winner will be notified by June 10 2019.

East Yorkshire Parent Carer Forum

Only two more workshops to be held – don’t miss out

Thanks to our successful bid for funding from the National Lottery, EYPCF are rolling out the Knowledge, Information and Support workshop across the East Riding.

Workshop: Knowledge, Information and Support – delivering information about the SEND (special educational needs and disabilities) process from early support right through to the completion of the Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). Information is provided about all the steps and processes involved. These include ensuring that the plan is fit for purpose, remains appropriate, is amended if necessary, that annual reviews are carried out within the correct time frame and are relevant and informative.

This is an opportunity to come along and have some time out and chat to other parent/carers with similar experiences. We will also hold a prize draw on the day.

Date: Wednesday 15 May 2019

Venue: Guys Café, Patrington, Haven, HU12 0PT

Time: 10am to 2pm (lunch included)

Cost: FREE

 The other date for the workshop:

  • · Tuesday 13 June 2019 – 9.45am to 2pm - KP Resort, Kilnwick Percy, Pocklington, YO42 1UF

Contact: EYPCF to book your place.

Tel: (01262) 678283

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Help with childcare and travel costs may be available to help you attend this event, please ask.

Parent Carer Support Groups

There are a number of parent carer support groups running across the East Riding and surrounding areas. To view information about these groups please click here.

To view National support organisations, please click here (These links will take you to the Local Offer website).

Beverley

Understanding Autism Information Session

Lead by the Inclusion Practitioners and is open to families and practitioners who would like to know more about Autism Spectrum Conditions, including:

Developing an understanding of autism

Identify how autism can affect families

Explore practical ideas for developing communication strategies

Clarify support that families may be entitled to and ways to access it.

Date: Thursday 9 May 2019

Times: 6 to 8:15pm

Cost: Free

Venue: Beverley Minster Primary School, St Giles Croft, Beverley, HU17 8LA

Autism and Managing Anger Information Session

Lead by the Inclusion Practitioners and is for practitioners and parents carers whose child is experiencing difficulties managing their emotions, which in turn can lead to difficulties with anger, anxiety, distressed behaviour and meltdowns. This session will help to:

Get a better understanding of how we react to distressed behaviours and anger

Gain information about using a low arousal approach

Explore practical ideas to help you and your child learn to manage anger, anxiety, distressed behaviours and meltdowns.

Date: Thursday 16 May 2019 - FULLY BOOKED

Times: 6 to 8:15pm

Cost: Free

Venue: Beverley Minster Primary School, St Giles Croft, Beverley, HU17 8LA

All Stars – a group aimed at young people aged 11-19 years who have additional needs. Come along if you’d like to make new friends and improve your social life. Take part in crafts, cookery, sports and other fun activities whilst being supported by specially trained staff.

Dates: Thursdays

Times: 6.30 – 8.30pm

Cost: £2.50 per session

Venue: St Nicholas’ Community Centre, Holme Church Lane, Beverley, HU17 0PY

Contact: To register email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or tel: 08000 121129

Tiny Treasures - drop in sessions for under fives and their grown-ups are held. Each session focuses on a different theme from the museum and art gallery, and includes books to read, sensory play and a craft, plus other hands-on activities that sometimes get messy!

Dates: Thursdays: 16 May, 27 June, 18 July, 19 September, 17 October, 14 November

Times: 1.30 - 2.30pm

Cost: Free

Venue: Treasure House, Champney Road, Beverley, HU17 8HE

Contact: For more information, call (01482) 392780 or visit

Web: www.eastridingmuseums.co.uk

Bridlington and Driffield

All Stars – a group aimed at young people aged 11-19 years who have additional needs. Come along if you’d like to make new friends and improve your social life. Take part in crafts, cookery, sports and other fun activities whilst being supported by specially trained staff.

Dates: Mondays

Times: 6.00 – 8.00pm

Cost: £2.50 per session

Venue: The Old Parcels Office, Railway Station, Bridlington, YO15 3EP

Contact: To register email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or tel: 08000 121129

Sewerby Squirrels - Sewerby Squirrels drop in sessions for under fives and their grown-ups are held every week during East Riding term time on Monday mornings.   Each session has a sensory area, a quiet corner and a themed activity linking with the museum displays, the gardens and the beach so every week there is something different to experience!

Charges may apply.

Dates: Mondays during term time

Times: 10 - 11.30am

Cost: See website for cost details

Venue: Sewerby Hall

Contact: Visit [www.sewerbyhall.co.uk]www.sewerbyhall.co.uk or call (01262) 673769

Bridlington Youth Coalition - The East Riding Youth Coalitions project is aimed at connecting organisations that work with young people together in order to support and improve the services for young people. We started off with Youth Coalitions in Beverley, Bridlington, Withernsea and East Riding wide and have recently introduced Driffield and Wolds & Dale into our remit. We are heavily involved with youth voice and influence and are hoping to get a sturdy structure in which young people can have their voices heard, ultimately having a place in the UK youth parliament.

https://www.facebook.com/BridYouth/

Dates: Meetings are held every quarterly in each of the locations

Cost: Free

Venue: Contact for info

Contact: Detty Tyler This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (01482) 871077

Haltemprice

All Stars – a group aimed at young people aged 11-19 years who have additional needs. Come along if you’d like to make new friends and improve your social life. Take part in crafts, cookery, sports and other fun activities whilst being supported by specially trained staff.

Dates: Wednesdays

Times: 6.30 – 8.30pm

Cost: £2.50 per session

Venue: Cottingham High School, (meet at the main reception) Harland Way, Cottingham, HU16 5PX

Contact: To register email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or tel: 08000 121129

Maxi Fun - for children with disabilities

Maxi Fun Family Fun Swim Night

Date: Fridays 26 April & 3 & 10 May 2019

Time: 7.30-9 pm

 Cost: COST  £2 per person

 Venue: Haltemprice Leisure Centre, 120 Springfield Way, Anlaby, HU10 6QJ

 Cotact: Just turn up or for further information ring Tony 07837 225618

Soft Play & Bouncy Castle Party

Date: Saturday 27 April 2019

Time: 3.30- 4.30 pm Party tea 4.30 -5 pm.

Cost: £2 for play or £3.50 per child for food.

Venue: Haltemprice Leisure Centre, 120 Springfield Way, Anlaby, HU10 6QJ

Contact: You MUST text Tony on 07837 225618 ASAP (by Thursday 25th April 2019) to book this if you are staying for food.

Holderness

All Stars – a group aimed at young people aged 11-19 years who have additional needs. Come along if you’d like to make new friends and improve your social life. Take part in crafts, cookery, sports and other fun activities whilst being supported by specially trained staff.

Dates: Wednesdays

Times: 6.30 – 8.30pm

Cost: £2.50 per session

Venue: Hornsea Methodist Church Hall, Newbegin, Hornsea, HU18 1PA

Contact: To register email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or tel: 08000 121129

Goole

Junction: Autism friendly cinema screening – Detective Pikachu (PG)

This film is shown with low-level lighting, reduced sound-levels, no adverts or trailers and is aimed at both children and adults on the autistic spectrum, along with their carers, families and/or friends.

It is fine for audiences to move around, make noise and take breaks during the film. The auditorium will open 30 minutes before the film to allow audiences time to familiarise themselves with the space. Visits to the venue prior to the screening can also be arranged.

Dates: Wednesday 29 May 2019

Times: 11am (Running Time: 104 mins)

Cost: Tickets £3 per person

Venue: Junction, Paradise Place, Goole, DN14 5DL

Contact: Box Office tel: (01405) 763652

Tickets: https://junctiongoole.ticketsolve.com/shows/873605920

Web: www.junctiongoole.co.uk

Wolds and Dale

All Stars – a group aimed at young people aged 11-19 years who have additional needs. Come along if you’d like to make new friends and improve your social life. Take part in crafts, cookery, sports and other fun activities whilst being supported by specially trained staff.

Dates: Thursdays

Times: 6.30 – 8.30pm

Cost: £2.50 per session

Venue: St Mary and Joseph Church Hall, 48 Union Street, Pocklington, YO42 2JN

Contact: To register email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or tel: 08000 121129

East Riding wide and Hull/York catchment

British Blind Sport - Have a Go Day – Sports taster event for people with a visual impairment. Come along and enjoy archery, goalball, golf, rock-climbing, tennis and much more. Open to all ages and abilities.

Dates: Saturday 11 May 2019

Times: 1 to 6pm

Cost: FREE for BBS members, £5 for non-members

Venue: Energise Leisure Centre, York, YO24 3DX

Contact: Alex Pitts, Participation Officer on tel: (01926) 424247 or

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cerebral Palsy Sport Athletics Series: Athletics events for juniors and seniors.

Athletes aged 8-11 yrs. can only enter the following events during the series:

 Track – 60m, 100m and 200m – ambulant, wheelchair and RaceRunning

 Field – howler and golf ball throws.

More information on CP Sport website: Click here

Dates: Saturday 15th June 2019

Times: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Venue: University of York, James Way, Heslington, York, YO10 5NA

Registration: Athletes need to register for the event, please see the form below:

CP-Sport-Registration-Form-Athletics-Series-2019

Closing date for registration is Friday 24 May

Contact: Adi Fawcett on tel: (01159) 257027

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

All Stars Plus – Social activities for anyone aged 18 - 25 years, with an additional need or disability who lives in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Activities promote independence, healthy living & emotional well-being.

Times: Various activities run between Monday to Sunday at various times

Cost: Cost varies depending on activity

Venue: This service runs at various locations

Contact: To register email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or tel: 08000 121129

East Riding Youth Coalition - The East Riding Youth Coalitions project is aimed at connecting organisations that work with young people together in order to support and improve the services for young people. We started off with Youth Coalitions in Beverley, Bridlington, Withernsea and East Riding wide and have recently introduced Driffield and Wolds & Dale into our remit. We are heavily involved with youth voice and influence and are hoping to get a sturdy structure in which young people can have their voices heard, ultimately having a place in the UK youth parliament.

https://www.facebook.com/EastRidingYouth/

Dates: Meetings are held every quarterly in each of the locations

Cost: Free

Venue: Contact for info

Contact: Detty Tyler This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (01482) 871077

Maxi Fun Bowling

Date: Mondays 29 April and 6 and 20 May 2019

Time: 5 pm

Cost: £3.50 (for 2 games & small meal) (Guests £7)

Venue Hollywood Bowl, Kingswood, Gibraltar Road, Hull, HU7 3DB

Contact: Book with Tony 07837 225618.

Maxi Fun Big Fun

Date: Mondays 13 May 2019

Time: 5-7 pm

Cost: £2.50 (Guests £5)

Venue: Big Fun, National Avenue, Hull, HU5 4JB

Contact: Just turn up or ring Helen 07773 310503 for further information but not before noon.

Maxi Fun - for children with disabilities

National News

Overcoming Trauma and Building Resilience for people with autism - During a day of meaningful presentations and engaging activities our expert speakers will cover the definition of trauma and how it relates to people with autism.

Date: Wednesday 8 May 2019

Time: 10am – 3pm

Cost: Free

Venue: Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Nottingham – Gateway, Nuthall Road, Nottingham, NG8 6AZ

Contact: https://www.hesleygroup.co.uk/events/nottingham-parents-event-2019

Cerebral Palsy Sport Swimming Events: Development Gala - For children and adults with cerebral palsy or a physical disability. All abilities of swimmers are welcome, floatation aids or a helper in the water, are allowed. Races are over 10/25/50m in a variety of strokes and all swimmers take part in heats and handicapped finals. Medals are awarded to the top 3 in each final and all swimmers will receive a certificate.

More information on CP Sport website: Click here

Dates: Sunday 14 July 2019

Times: 1:00 pm - 5:00pm

Venue: Ponds Forge ISC, Sheaf Street, Sheffield, S1 2BP

Booking: To enter, please fill in the form: Registration Form 2019- SERIES

Closing date Friday 28th June.

Contact: Jen Basford on tel: (01159) 257027

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lions Fun & Sports Day 2019

Date: Saturday 10 August 2019

Time: 10.30am start

Cost: FREE

Venue: Sandall Park, Doncaster

Contact: Interested in attending and for further information call (01302) 842725 or email – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Vist www/lions105c.org.uk for all the latest information

 

Newsletters

SEN Newsletter April 2019 - click here to view online

Please note inclusion of services and sessions is not an endorsement or recommendation.

 The next bulletin will be on Thursday 9 May 2019    

If you would like to submit information, news or events for inclusion in the next bulletin, please email us BEFORE 12 NOON on WEDNESDAY 8 May 2019 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  (please note submission does not guarantee inclusion).

Thank You.

Families Information Service Hub (FISH)

 FS32, County Hall, Cross Street, Beverley, HU17 9BA

 Tel:   (01482) 396469    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Web:  www.fish.eastriding.gov.uk

Twitter:   www.twitter.com/East_Riding

Facebook:   www.facebook.com/eastridingcouncil

Your East Riding... where everyone matters

 

Year 8 Students’ Cycling Achievements

 

For the last 5 years, Year 8 student Lily Knight has been an active member of RCC Trailblazers at Scarborough riding her mountain bike. She has recently moved to the new under 16s club at Driffield, Velocoaching 360.

On Friday 29th March, Lily took part in her first night ride, covering 14.5 miles over the Wolds and crossing Cottam airfield before heading back to Driffield

On Sunday 31st March she went up to the Yorkshire cycle hub and covered a total of 24.4 miles with a total elevation of 2890 feet!

Head of Year 8, Mrs Richardson, said “It is fantastic to see our students getting involved in such a range of activities outside of school and this is definitely an accomplishment for a 13 year old to achieve. I would like to wish Lily luck for all her future cycling endeavours”.

 

 

Year 11 Steps to Success Evening

 

On Wednesday 20th March, Driffield School & Sixth Form held a ‘Steps to Success’ evening for Year 11 students.

The purpose of the evening was to engage students with revision and provide them with practical tips and techniques to support their revision. All students received a revision goodie bag which included materials to aid their revision at home.

Whilst the event was aimed at students, they were asked to bring along one adult who will support with their revision at home.

Students arrived between 5.00 pm and 5.30 pm and were welcomed with music, refreshments and a pub style quiz. The Steps to Success talk started at 5.30pm and then students had the opportunity to take part in two workshops that followed the main talk.  The workshops to choose from included Memory techniques, Revision timetables and well-being, How to revise using IT/Q&A support, Mastering English, How to revise mathematics and Using past papers and mark schemes in Science. Resources from all the workshops were then provided in a booklet for all students to take away at the end of the evening.

Assistant Headteacher, Mrs Loftus, said “The evening was a huge success and has built on all of the interventions that the Year 11 students are already undertaking in the lead up to their GCSE examinations. This will continue to be put into practice as students attend Easter Booster revision sessions over the Easter holidays”.

 

Year 5 Science Experience Day

 

On Wednesday 13th March, a fantastic group of Year 5 students from Driffield Junior School and North Frodingham School came up for the day to experience Science at Driffield School & Sixth Form.  Upon arrival they immediately became immersed in a forensic discovery day: a ‘crime’ scene. Throughout the day they had to work in groups to examine evidence from the ‘crime’ scene and use forensic techniques to discover who had committed the ‘crime’. They analysed handwriting from a letter left at the scene and used chromatography techniques. They also analysed footprints and fingerprints from the scene and they had to analyse fibres left there using microscopes.  The day concluded with each group describing the evidence they had found and deciding who had committed the crime. Mrs Backhouse, Director of Science, said “The children and staff were so enthusiastic. It was a pleasure to have them at the school - budding scientists of the future!  They were a credit to their schools”.