The Pastoral Team have had a busy start to the new year.

This year, to strengthen our home-school relationship with our families, the Pastoral Leads from KS2 and KS3 have started delivering interventions in the home environment. This allows for improved communication and an opportunity to share best practice (both at home and in school). Ben has been working with families of students from KS3, building relationships between home and school and Callum has been working with families of students from KS2.

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The interventions carried out by Ben and Callum are helping to improve communication between home and school and supporting parents to gain additional strategies that help their children. The interventions have included whole family baking, Lego based therapy and gaming (although Callum needs to get some practice at Fifa 19).

We are also very proud to say Callum was chosen to represent JNA with a visit to Parliament earlier this week. This is what he has to say about his visit:

This week I was very lucky to be invited down to Westminster in London. The government are currently completing a review of SEND systems, and they are collating evidence from families and education professionals on how successful changes have been in supporting children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). I had the amazing opportunity of being able to represent support staff across the country and deliver evidence to the Education Committee in the Houses of Parliament - I hope I represented some of your own views.

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