Mental health awareness week

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The SEND Team Macmillan Coffee Morning

On Friday 18th October the SEND Department hosted our annual Macmillan Coffee Morning event for our Year 7 Nurture Group parents. It offered parents and keyworkers the opportunity to discuss how well the students have transitioned from primary school and the outstanding progress they have made in lessons. As well as sharing a biscuit and slice of cake (or two) students were given the opportunity to demonstrate their catering skills through helping to serve the hot beverage and treats, showing their improved confidence and life skills gained since starting with us. As a result of the positive atmosphere created all involved thoroughly enjoyed the event and offered us wonderful feedback such as; “being in the group makes him more confident and happy about coming to school and has helped greatly with his learning” and requested another one next term.

The SEND team also used this as an opportunity to get their bake on in support or raising money and awareness of a charity close to all their hearts: Macmillan Cancer Support. The work Macmillan and their nurses do is wonderful and have supported the families of many of our staff and students. Our SEND team also wore pink for Breast Cancer in support of a colleagues within the department. We sold delicious home baked treats to students and staff across the school at break and lunch time and even had students offering to help sell out in the playground to round up some more customers. This Coffee Morning was a great success with us collecting over £120. I would like to express my ongoing gratitude to my colleagues in the SEND department with creating such a memorable and positive event for such a worthy cause. The success of the day and the positive atmosphere created around the school was a clear testament to their hard work, passion and drive. Also, a big thank you to those who took the time to join us in the Life and Learning Zone and for the kind donations.