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ASN Coffee Mornings 2017

Coffee mornings

This programme has been put together by Support for Learning Teachers at Victoria, Trinity, and Wardie Primary Schools and Trinity Academy.

The series of coffee mornings is for parents and carers whose children have additional support needs at local schools and in our community.

The format of each meeting will be:

  • A short presentation from expert in the chosen field
  • An open discussion involving everyone

It's free and teas & coffees will be served.

It will take place on Fridays 4 times a year, between September 2017 and June 2018, at 9:30-10:30am

The meetings will give parents and carers the opportunity to ask questions, meet the experts as well as other families who face similar challenges. We hope you find the sessions helpful and welcome your feedback. If successful, we intend to continue the programme and would welcome your suggestions for future topics.

Community groups working in the area to support individuals and families

29th September, 9:30-10:30am

Led by the Citadel, with the YMCA, Spartans, Edinburgh Young Carers and the Multicultural Family Base possibly in attendance

  • What community groups are in the area to support individuals and families of children with ASN?
  • What support can they offer to individuals and families?

Transition to Trinity Academy for children with Additional Support Needs

Friday 24th November, 9:30-10:30am

Input from Trinity Academy Pupil Support staff

  • What support is available for children with ASN?
  • Who will provide support for children with ASN?
  • Transition prior to attending the Academy.
  • Transition after starting the Academy.

IT support

Friday 2nd March, 9:30-10:30am

Input from Stephan Millar, ICT Development Officer for ASL Services

  • What IT support is available in mainstream schools?
  • IT support for children who have severe speech and language difficulties.
  • IT support for children who have OT or medical needs.

Dyslexia

Friday 18th May, 9:30-10:30am

Input from Fiona McCrory, Hilary Aitken (Literacy/Dyslexia Support Team) and SfL staff from each school;

  • Understanding dyslexia
  • Resources and strategies
  • Support and resources available in each school

All will be held at our cluster high school Trinity Academy

Our aims

  • To share information about the Additional Support Needs which are most likely to occur in mainstream Primary and Secondary Schools
  • To provide a network of support to families

Further Information

For further information or informal discussion please contact:

Support for Learning Teachers

  • Trinity Primary – Kirsten Jackson
  • Victoria Primary – Aziza Elsarrag and Marion Buchanan
  • Wardie Primary – Fiona Shivas and Rebecca Crovetti
  • Trinity Academy – Bryan Campbell

Parent and Carer Support, North West Edinburgh

  • Development Worker – Helen Purves

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Phone: 0131 334 9301

Mob: 07717 317 665 

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