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Rodney House

Specialist Support School and Outreach Service

Parent and Carer Events...

Parent/Carer groups run on a cycle each year. We are responsive to the needs of our families . If you would like one of our previous groups to run again (or have a suggestion for something new) please let us know! 

Previous Events 

Friday 23rd June 2017- The second of our 'Parent Induction' for new families and carers took place in the RHOSEY hall. Uniform, safeguarding, curriculum and linking with other parents were some of the topics covered. 

Thursday 18th May 2017- A large number of parents joined their children in class to take part in some sign language learning activities followed by a signing workshop "cowboy" "dog" and "poorly" were just some of the signs learnt by the group!

April 2017- A fun session sharing 'Eastertastic' learning activities took place- Thank-you to Parents/Carers who popped into class to hunt for eggs or make a bonnet! 

15/02/2017- A group of Parents and Carers joined Nuala, Debbie and Cheryl for a shared lunch and opportunity to talk about what we would all like to see in the sensory garden.

Thank-you to the many parents, carers, friends and family who came to watch the productions of 'Wishy Washy Christmas'! We are sure you'll agree the children were fantastic! 

 

A meeting for the parents of children who will soon be starting at Rodney House took place on Wednesday 7th December 2016.

Thank-you to all the families and supporters who came to the school fair on Saturday 3rd December. All funds raised will be put towards the development of the sensory garden. 

 

The first coffee morning at our new site took place on Wednesday 9th November at 10.00-11.30. Thank-you to all who came to help to plan our Winter fair! 

 

The popular, useful and informative session 'Sensory Detectives' took place on April 27th 2016. Parents and staff came together to learn from Breanne Black (Occupational Therapist) about sensory profiles and sensory diets.  

Parents said...

 

"Sensory diet plans are essential to support children both at school and at home!"
"I have more understanding now about my child's sensory needs"
"I have learned how to calm down my son when he gets stressed"

 

Previous Workshops and Events! 

 

December 2015-'Thriving not Surviving'- School staff including Nuala (Head), Ruth M (Parent Support), Ruth C (SALT) and Helen (Nurse) came together with parents to introduce the support and opportunities available to parents at school.

"Learnt lots today. Talbot House, importance of parents having time out, EHCP, lots about Rodney House.  Great session!" (Parent) 

"The power-point talk was so helpful and supportive" (Parent)  

 

November 2015- 'APPs and ICT safety'  School staff shared some of our favourite apps used in school. We looked at how to lock into an app as a strategy for supporting safe iPAD use. 

 

June 2015-'Sensory Detective' 

 

*If you missed any of these workshops and would like the handouts available please contact the school office *

 

Comments about 'Thriving not Surviving' 

"It was a wonderful and informative session"

"It was helpful finding out what help and support is available for my child and also for myself as his mum"  
"The information was good"  "The powerpoint talk was so helpful and supportive"
 
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In August 2014 and February 2016 a group of families and staff stayed at the outward bounds centre 'Ghyll Head' in the Lake District. The aims of the trip were to leave Manchester by planning a trip away that presented new challanges and the opportunity to get to know other families from school. 

Comments about the Ghyll Head trip 
 
"This was the first opportunity we had to get away for a holiday for 7 years.  It was wonderful!  Everyone got along and supported each other.  We had such fun!  All the Ghyll Head Instructors were so wonderfully skilled, they stretched us all and kept us safe. The zip wire and canoeing were thrilling. The campfire singing was great, we toasted marshmallows! The bungalow accommodation was beautiful and comfortable.  We didn't have to cook at all and there was lots of food'  Can't wait to go again!!"