Home School Communication
We offer a range
We run regular workshops for parents too which can support parents own continued professional development. Last year we ran a First Aid course run by St. Johns Ambulance for parents which 6 parents attended and received a certificate for.
This term our own in-house speech and language therapist, Rachael Ashmore, delivered a PECS workshop.
Next term, we are also excited to be able to invite parents to a workshop run by Emma Aiyere, who’s as she puts first and foremost a mum a part from being an Independent Safeguarding Consultant. The topics of the workshop will be around ‘How to raise your child safely’ e.g.online safety, boundaries and discipline and the law with regards to safeguarding. Click here for all upcoming parent events
Our parents/carers evenings offer more than just an opportunity to meet teachers. At Michael Tippet we offer parents the chance to meet with the whole class team as well as the extended Micheal Tippet Community. As well as our regular community members we also offer parents/carers the opportunity to meet with a wide range of services and organisations from the local community. These include: Lambeth Young Carers , Family Lives, Contact a Family, Help for Carers, Mosaic clubhouse, Charlie Chaplin and many more.
Home School Book
At the beginning of this academic year all students were given a specially designed Home School communication book as a way of improving and developing the relationship between home and school. Apart for using it to inform of any practical issues which might impact on your child’s day. It is also a way of keeping everyone at home informed about what your child is doing in school. As well as school knowing what things your child enjoys and do outside of school.
The home school book has been designed in such a way it promotes consistent information sharing of strategies. It contains resources to support parents with non-verbal communication and follows the principles of Total Communication Approach to learning.
The Total Communication Approach means we modify the environment for our students to facilitate communication through a range of modalities (sign language, visual symbols and real objects).
Whole School Events
Every year we run whole school events where parents and other stakeholders are invited and this academic year has been no different with the MacMillan Coffee Morning and Black History celebrations in October. Michelle Nolan always plays a big part in organising these events and always adds an extra flare of artistic creativity around the school.