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South Tyneside Parent Carer Forum need your help gathering thoughts and experiences on Transitions!
Has your child or young person experienced a transition in the last 12 months? If so, we would love to hear from you!
Effective and successful transitions, from one setting to another and/or from one class to another are crucial to a child/young person’s learning and their wellbeing.
We often hear from parents about poorly handled transitions when information about prior learning or support is not shared at the right time to provide a smooth transition. We know this can have a significant impact on the child and their family.
STPCF are keen to find out about families’ experiences of transition arrangements in South Tyneside and identify what a good transition should look like.
Whilst your response will anonymous, we will share the findings from this survey with the Local Authority and other agencies, to help inform service improvement in this area.
As a special thank you for your valued time and input, please provide your email address at the end of the survey if you wish to be entered into a draw to win a £20, £30 or £50 voucher!
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I work for Key 2 life, a charity based in South Shields working across South Tyneside. We were awarded funding for a new community bus project recently and this enabled us to be able to convert a double decker bus which will be driving to different locations within South Tyneside on a daily basis and parking up for a few hours in the hope of helping those people within the local communities. Downstairs there will be a shop selling good quality fresh fruit and vegetables, packet, tinned, and non perishable food and non-food and hygiene items, baby wipes, milk and nappies for very low prices in the hope of helping individuals/families money to go further, reduce waste and lower the need for the number of people attending food banks which is at an all time high. All money made from this project feeds back into the charity and food bank we run in South Shields.
Upstairs there is seating areas where we can offer advice and direct/refer individuals to relevant interventive services. We hope to have some of these services available on board to offer advice and are hoping to have the likes of welfare rights, Drug and alcohol services among others. The bus has an awning and out door seating and offers tea and coffee for those who would just like to come along and have a chat. The bus is for absolutely anyone to use and is not restricted to those on benefits it is for the whole community.
We currently offer free school uniform and winter coats free of charge upstairs on the bus and have a pop up Christmas shop with toys and Christmas items at very reduced prices.
We stop at 6 different areas per week Monday’s, Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s with 2 stops per day. I have attached our current 3 week rota that will run continuously until the stops are reviewed at which time I will send an updated list.
Key Community Bus Route
|TUESDAY 19\12||WEDNESDAY 20\12||THURSDAY 21\12|
|AM||Hebburn Hub 10.30 – 12||Rose & Crown Pub 10.30-12||Laygate Flats 10-11.30|
|PM||Clegwell & Hartleyburn
Community Hub 12.30- 2
|Ocean Road CA 12.30-2||Dunn Street School 12-1.30|
|TUESDAY 5\12||WEDNESDAY 6\12||THURSDAY 7\12|
|AM||Hebburn Hub 10.30-12||Ocean Road CA 10.30-12||Simonside club 10-11.30|
|PM||Biddick Hall Hub 12.30-2||Sea View School 12.30-2||Hagan Hall 12-1.30|
|TUESDAY 12\12||WEDNESDAY 13\12||THURSDAY 14\12|
|AM||Dunn Street School 10.30-12||Rose & Crown 10.30-12||Wawn St 10-11.30|
|PM||Boldon CA 12.30-2||Biddick Hall Hub 12.30-2||Hagan Hall 12-1.30|
We would like to say a big THANK YOU! to everybody who donated to the Children in Need Charity.
We raised £243.28.
The winners of the Pudsey raffle were:
Large Pudsey Bear – Sienna Year 4/5
Small Pudsey Bears – Arafat Year 2 & Michael Year 3/4
Congratulations to the winners!
We have a range of items to buy on behalf of the Royal British Legion for Remembrance Sunday.
Zip Pull, Reflector, Silicon Wristbands are £1, the Snap bands are £1.50
Poppies will also be available for a donation of your choice.
Raffle Tickets will be taken around the classrooms from 6 November 2023, for the children to buy – £1 per strip. The raffle will be drawn on Friday 17 November 2023.
The Items below will also be available to buy from 6 November 2023. £1 each. There is a limited supply so these will be sold on a first come first served basis.
Last week each class designed a pumpkin.
I’m sure you will agree that they have created some wonderful artwork.
Welcome to our new School Councillors for 2023 – 2024.