Rainbow Parents Carers Bulletin - Edition 219

Bulletin 219


Dear Parent, Carers and Members, 

Welcome to our bulletin. We hope that you are all keeping well during these uncertain times. 

We mentioned last week that we have been invited by the DfE to a SEND Review on the 8th of October with Nottingham City. This will be to discuss the return to school/college and parental confidence plus statutory assessments and reviews. Some families have completed our mini survey and we are pleased to hear that things are very positive. 

We are also aware the that Nottinghamshire County Council are having a SEND interim visit from OfSTED and CQC on the 6th and 7th of October.  

If you haven't already completed the survey and would like to feedback your experience and highlight anything that has gone well or less well, then please email or complete the short survey that a couple of our parent reps have produced.  Survey Link


What's Going On

We are pleased to be planning ahead and are now able to offer both 'Stay and Play' and 'Social Group' sessions during October half term. These sessions will be limited to 15 maximum including staff and will need to follow strict Covid secure requirements. 

Rainbow Sessions at Beeston

Stay and Play Session at Beeston Youth and Community Centre on Saturday 10th October and 14th November 2020 - 14:00 till 16:00. Booking Essential

Monty Hind October Half Term

We plan to host 4 sessions at Monty Hind on Friday  23 & 30 of October 2020.

Session 1: 10:30 to 12:30 Stay and Play for children up to 12 years.

Session 2: 13:30 to 15:30 Social Group for young people over 12 years. 

Booking Essential

Parent to Parent Forum Meetings

Thursday 8 October at 11:00 to 13:00 at Beeston Youth and Community Centre. The meeting will be held outside if dry, please bring a drink, warm jumper and a folding chair if you have one. We can meet indoors but there is a maximum of 15 spaces

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We will have a volunteer parent supporter if anyone needs a 1:1.

Booking Essential

We will be running 2 sessions in November on the 12 and 26 at 11:00 to 13:00

Social Group/Befriending 

Breakaway Fundraising Ambassador sessions are back. This is a 4 week program with the 4th one being a fundraising event. The second session is Tuesday 13 October at 17:30 to 19:30. Please see the link for venues. Book here 

Social Care Surgery

Marie Halford  the manager for Whole Life Disability Services is available on the Wednesday 14 October 2020 for 1:1 meetings via Microsoft Teams - please contact admin@rainbowpcf.org.uk to book.  

If parent carers would like to speak 1:1 with a member of the team please contact us at  Beverleyf@rainbowpcf.org.uk

Stay safe, best wishes from the Rainbow Team

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As part of the British Dyslexia Association's Dyslexia Week, taking place from the 5 -11 October, we are organising a series of webinars that focus on supporting children and young people with dyslexia


News from Contact and the NNPCF


Befriending/Social Group for 14 - 25's.

We have an updated programme for

October and new members are very welcome. For more information email admin@rainbowpcf.org.uk

Programme for September/October

Nottingham City Parent Reps

Do you want to join our team of parent representatives to shape and influence local support and services for our community? 

Please contact Beverleyf@rainbowpcf.org.uk for more information. 

Rainbow is Recruiting

We are recruiting for a Participation and Engagement Officer 


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Rainbow Parents Carers Forum

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