Family Liaison updates 26 November 2021

Just 3 weeks to go until the end of what is a long term. A month from now Christmas Day will have passed. At school, plans are in hand to ensure our students enjoy the run up to the big day in school.

My Family Liaison role is:

To act as a point of contact for families within our school community in need of support, advice and information.

To help identify, and address the needs of those families and implement means of support through workshops, school communications etc.

Pre COVID, I regularly met parents/carers visiting school. Until we return to this please remember that I am here to support and be a means of communicating with school. This is enhanced through my links with the PTA, and the involvement of our Parent Governor in meetings.

Information and links:

Disability Living Allowance

Here is a useful guide to completing this form from Contact-for families with disabled children. They held a Q&A session on claiming higher rate mobility today, Friday 26th and I attach some detail

Christmas Jumper Day ????

That’s right its nearly Christmas and next week we are celebrating with Christmas Jumper Day!

The whole Foundation will be taking part and we will share our pictures across all our social channels showing all the fun we are having! ????

Why not get your friends, family or work colleagues involved as well and have a fun Friday and help us make this the biggest Christmas Jumper Day Ever!

We will also be collecting donations from those who are taking part and would like to. If you would like to donate a little to support The Foundation you can through Facebook HERE 

Special Olympics Sunderland

Did you know that Special Olympics are the largest provider of year round sports training and competition programme for ALL people with learning disabilities?

Special Olympics Sunderland is a self-funding, volunteer lead organisation, founded on the belief that all people with learning disabilities can, with proper instruction and encouragement, learn, enjoy and benefit from sport. Want to know more? Contact Tom or Stephen on:

To learn more visit their website at

I have a flyer if you would like it sent to you.


What’s coming up.

Winter Wonderland, which was really popular last year returns  on the7th and 8th December under the direction of the MOVE Physiotherapists. This will be a whole school event, adjusted to meet the needs of all. The majority of props will be funded by the PTA, meaning we have them for years to come. As a PTA we want to be cost effective too and provide for the future.

True Colours Theatre Group will be in school on the 14th and 15th working with all classes. This has been funded by the PTA.

Carols round the Christmas Tree. We hope to invite parents/carers in on Thursday 17th December to share some music and refreshments. I should clarify that, under COVID-19 restrictions this will be outside. Refreshments will be funded by the PTA.

All the above are subject to change whilst we safely manage COVID in school.


As always, I welcome contact with parents/carers and invite you to email or phone if there is any support I may be able to provide. My contact details are:

Eileen Robinson; Family Liaison Officer

Telephone: 0191 2161811 ext 3260