School news

New Strengthening Families Programme 10-14 years being held at Habour PRU in September, 2015



Please see below a link to a poster for the next Strengthening Families programme being held at Harbour PRU in September, 2015. If you or your family with children 10-14 years would like to get involved. please complete the booking form  for Evidence-Based Parenting Programmes and complete and submit this to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


To see the Poster click here

For the Booking Form please click here



For more information please contact:

Andi Spalding


18.5 hours - Parent Group Facilitator with the Lowestoft & Waveney Parenting Team


18.5 hours - Family Support Practitioner with the Waveney & Blyth Early Help Team


Lowestoft & Waveney Early Help Service


Children & Young People’s Service


Suffolk County Council, Riverside, 4 Canning Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0EQ

Tel: 01502 674747



For more advice and information for parents and carers, including parenting programmes see





Parents and Carers "Get Together"

Just to remind you that the parents and carers get together is this week on Thursday afternoon at 1.30pm. If you have not been before, then what’s stopping you dropping in for a cuppa and a chat? We are a friendly, informal group and everyone is welcome. We have Bev Patnell, Manager from INVOLVE joining us to tell us about her new venture she has opened in Lowestoft.

INVOLVE is a new resource which offers a growing number of activities for children and young people with additional needs. The activities are available during school holidays and after school. Why not come along and find out more about this new resource, there may be something new for your child to get involved in. Or just pop in for a chat and a cuppa.

Also on the 18th June from 11am onwards you are invited to come into school and meet with our assessor from Families First and share your experiences of our school. Then why not stop for a spot of lunch with us if you have time before the Get Together. (Please let me know 01502 565439 if you plan to join us for lunch so that we can order the correct number). Sam Bover – Pupil and Family Support Team


Information Afternoon

Thurs 2nd July 2015 1pm – 2.45pm

For our parents and carers of our current Year 9 (Key Stage 3) pupils who will be moving into Key Stage 4 in September we have an Open Afternoon session for parents to come along and discuss the transition for their children from KS3 into KS4. For more information please contact Alison Alder 01502 565439.



We are pleased to highlight a Learning Disability Information Day being held locally at The Burrage Centre (James Paget Hospital) on 17th June 2015 between 10am and 3pm.

Further information about the day can be found here



Parents and Carers Group Meetings


We've now finalised the dates for our final two meetings before the Summer holidays, these are both on Thursdays:

18th June and 9th July 2015.


On Thursday 18th June Tim from Families First will be visiting the school and would like to meet parents at 11.30am for an informal discussion until 12.15pm when we will break for lunch. We will then get together again at 1.30pm for our normal meeting when Bev Patnall from Involve will be joining us to talk about her work and activities.

Please contact Sam Bover if you would like to pop along on 01502 565439 and we can arrange lunches.


Finally before the Summer holidays we'll meet again on Thursday 9th July starting at 1.30pm. On this occasion it will be part of our transition process when we hope to have parents of our new pupils coming along to meet our existing parents and carers. Our existing parents will be able to offer support and advice from their own experiences and also discuss any transition concerns that new parents or carers may have.

Again please contact Sam Bover if you would like to pop along on 01502 565439



A big thank you to Sarah Johnson and Heidi Robinson from Essex and Suffolk Water who have kindly donated drawstring bags, pencils and sports water bottles for all the boys and girls at The Ashley School Academy Trust Residential provision. These will be very useful this summer term with our wide variety of planned activities.


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We currently have a vacancy for a Teaching Assistant within our Speech, Language and Communication Team.

The closing date is 1st June 2015.


For more information click here



We have some important dates for Parents and Carers of our Key Stage 2 pupils to note if you need to plan time away from work etc to attend.


We will be holding a Parents Assembly on Friday 3rd July 2015 at 1.15pm.


Key Stage 2 will also be putting on a Performance of the Wizard of Oz on Tuesday 14th July 2015 again with a 1.15pm start.


More details will be sent home nearer the event. Looks like our Key Stage 2 pupils are going to be very busy this term.


Key Stage 3 - Summer Performance


A quick note for your diaries for parents and carers of our Key Stage 3 pupils. Our Summer performance in the Drama Hall is currently pencilled in for Friday 10th July 2015 at 1.15pm if you need to plan time away from work etc to attend.

Keep an eye on this page or our Facebook page for further updates.



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