Thursday, 14 September 2017


Apex Parent Support Group (based at Thriftwood School) will be closing as from December 2017.

Claire from Apex would like to thank you for your support.

Final upcoming meetings will take place on: 12th October, 9th November and 14th December.

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Understanding Children

Understanding Children
Acorn Children’s Centre,
Beridge Road, Halstead CO9 1JH

Monday 18th September 2017
For 7 weeks
(No session on 23rd Oct (Half Term), last session: 6th Nov)

Do you want to feel more in control when parenting?
Do you want to be able to support your child?
Is the 24/7 of parenting getting you down?

This course will provide information about how to build a better relationship with your child/ren,
speak to other parents –knowing that you are not alone,

and give you skills to feel more confident.

To book contact Melissa Williamson – 07921 397057

Or Paulette, Tina or Jane
from the FAST Team (01787 374246)


Carers of Anxious children

At Acorn Children’s Centre, Beridge Road, Halstead CO9 1JH

A support group for parents and carers of children showing signs of anxiety
Come and share your experiences and learn some new strategies
Facilitated by Paulette from F.A.S.T and
Carol - Home School Liaison worker from ECC Specialist Teacher and Preschool service
Phone 01787 374 246 for more info

Next meeting -     Monday   11th September     
       9.30am – 11am

Hope to see you there
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Welcome Back

Welcome Back.

I hope you have all had an amazing summer. The children have had a great week this week and have settled back into school really well. We are so proud of all of them.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Race for Life

Last weekend a group of ladies from Kelvedon took part in the Race for Life at Colchester Castle Park to raise money for Cancer Research.

Everyone did amazingly well. Well Done everyone who took part.

'Together we are beating cancer.'

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Practitioner Support Group

Who’s invited:   LSAs / TAs who support children with autism in mainstream schools within the Braintree/Witham area of Essex. 

When:          Thursday 15th June 2017 (9:15am - 11:15am).
                                    Once every term……future dates to be confirmed.

Where:        Kelvedon St Mary's Church of England Primary School,
                            Docwra Road, Kelvedon, Essex, CO5 9DS.
                                  (with thanks to Kelvedon St Mary’s for hosting).

Aim: To develop lead autism practitioner roles in mainstream schools with continuing professional development.  Autism practitioners have the opportunity to receive focused training linked to the Autism Education Trust (AET) Autism Competency Framework, share resources and strategies and support each other through informal case discussions.  Tea and coffee will be provided.

Focus of this session:  Zones of Regulation

Resources to bring: We will be referring to the Autism Education Trust School’s Autism Competency Framework which can be accessed for free via this web address:  Please print off a copy and bring it with you to the session. 
How to book: There is no cost to attend the group. Places are limited on a first come first served basis (a maximum of two LSAs / TAs from each school).  Angela Purdy, Caroline O’Reilly (Specialist Teachers, ASC) and Emma Mitchell (Autism Support Worker) will be running this session. 

Following discussion with your SENCo, please email the Specialist Teacher (ASC) linked to your school in order to reserve a place:

Caroline O’Reilly: