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Earlybird and Earlybird Plus

This is an excellent course for improving your understanding of your child’s autism and discussing strategies to support them at home and school. It is offered to families with a child on the Autistic Spectrum,  aged 4 – 8 years old at the start of the course. Each family has 2 places allocated – these can be mum and dad, or parent and a close family member eg grandparent / aunt / uncle or parent and friend. If you attend the course there is provision for a member of staff, from the school that your child attends, to also attend the training – this is very valuable in sharing home / school understanding of your child.

Please consider taking up the opportunity of this training – families who have attended training in the past have commented on how much more confident they feel, how much they enjoyed meeting and sharing experiences with other families and improvements in home / school support.  - For further details contact

EarlyBird Plus Programmes

EarlyBird Plus Parent Programme for January 2019 -

Training Sessions run from 9.30 am - 12.00 midday

Monday 14th January - Session 1

Monday 21st January - Session 2

Monday 28th January - Session 3

Monday 4th February - Home visit A

Monday 11th February - Session 4

Half Term

Monday 25th February - Session 5

Monday 4th March - Session 6

Monday 11th March - Home visit B

Monday 18th March - Session 7

Monday 25th March - Session 8 plus follow up for Autumn 1- 2.30 pm

Follow up session Monday 24th June 2019 1pm - 2.30pm

Please note these are the following upcoming dates for EarlyBird Plus Parent Programme

Summer Term 2019

Information Meeting Monday 18th March 2019 1.00-2.30 pm

Training sessions run from 9.30am -12.00 midday

Monday 29th April - Session 1

Bank Holiday – No session

Monday 13th May - Session 2

Monday 20th May - Session 3

Half term – No session

Monday 3rd June - Home Visit A

Monday 10th June - Session 4

Monday 17th June - Session 5

Monday 24th June - Session 6    Follow up for Spring 2019 1.00-2.30

Monday 1st July - Home Visit B

Monday 8th July – Session 7

Monday 15th July - Session 8

Follow up session for Summer 2019 Monday 14th October 2019 1-2.30pm

EarlyBird Healthy Minds

We will be delivering Healthy Minds Courses at Gosberton House Academy from January 2019. This is primarily a follow on course from the EarlyBird Plus aimed at parents of children aged 9 and over, however it is not compulsory to have completed the EarlyBird Plus to attend the course. 

This quote about the course is taken directly from the NAS website:-

The EarlyBird Healthy Minds programme is a six-session parent support programme to help promote good mental health in children with autism (including Asperger syndrome). Healthy Minds has been developed in response to recent evidence which indicated that a high percentage of autistic children are at risk of experiencing mental health problems in adolescence and adulthood. The programme aims to help minimise this risk.

Healthy Minds aims to empower parents, carers and accompanying professionals to understand more about the mental health issues that autistic young people may face.

During the six Healthy Minds sessions, we will look strategies that can help autistic children to:

  • build self-esteem
  • increase confidence
  • reduce anxiety
  • develop resilience.

Please contact the school, reference "EarlyBird Healthy Minds Course" if you would like an application form, please note that places are limited and may have to be appointed on a first come first served basis although priority may be given due to circumstances. You may also wish to note that this is not the same course being run by the NHS also called Healthy Minds.

NAS  - Parent to Parent Service

NAS  - Parent to Parent Service

Please see information below about the service available from the National Autistic Society.Find out more information on their web page or the online enquiry form by visiting the Parent to Parent pages of the NAS website.



Helps keep children & young people safe from sexual abuse and grooming online.We help thousands of children and young people every year, as well as their parents and carers who have been in a similar situation to you.We are here to help and give you advice , and you can make a report directly to us if something has happened to your child online which has made either you or your child feel unsafe, scared or worried.This might be from someone they know in real life, or someone they have only ever met online.


ThinkUKnow is the education programme of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre aimed at young people,and encourages Internet safety.It is based around three key themes : 

  • How to have fun
  • How to stay in control (or how to take control )
  • How to report a problem

02 Information....

02 have partnered with the NSPCC to offer guidance to teachers,parents & children on how to stay safe and make the most out of their technology.They offer free safeguarding courses for parents and tech guides for the children via our 02 Guru community events.They have also partnered with parental control App Qustodio( to offer parents peace of mind if their children are using our products,with their innovative service free to customers who have 2 plus accounts with us.

Further information on our NSPCC partnership can be found at

Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC)

Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) will carry out jointly an inspection of your local area.Inspection of Lincolnshire local area's effectiveness in identifying and meeting the needs of and improving the outcomes for children who have special educational needs will be from Monday 1st October 2018 to Friday 5th October. Inspection will include an online webinar and parents can email their contributions .To see the local offer, go to Lincolnshire County Council's website.

For further details see the attached document, LA SEND Letter. The letter will also be coming home with pupils.

Family Action Helpline

Family Action Helpline - 0808 802 0222 The Parent Helpline is FREE.Parents can call for a befriending service where a volunteer will support for a period of time or counselling can also be offered if required via telephone or email.

Lincolnshire Parent Carer Forum - Please see their website Events page for further details ( ) Telephone : 07925232466

Little Miracles Parent/Carer Social Group,Bourne invite all parents & carers of children with special needs, disabilities or life threatening illnesses to their centre at Butterfields Centre, 2, North Road Bourne


Useful Links:

Pupil/Parent Voice:

Autism Support:



Other useful links:

Useful Documents:

  1. Help for Families going through the EHC plan process docx
  2. Sometimes I feel angry : INFORMATION doc
  3. Info sheet Children with Disabilities pdf
  4. Helpful Hints for Parents and Carers: INFORMATION pdf
  5. Sleep advice : INFORMATION pdf
  6. Useful Websites for Reading : READING doc
  7. Grammar Glossary- Jargon Busters pdf
  8. High-Frequency Words : READING pdf
  9. E safety survey questionnaire docx
  10. 10 tips for getting the most out of meetings with your child pdf
  11. 4all Parent Information pdf
  12. The National Autistic Society PARENT to PARENT Service docx
  13. Tapestry-for-Parents-Web-Tutorial1 pdf
  14. ESCO leaflet : INFORMATION pdf
  15. Information Day Event for Parents pdf
  16. Parental Questionnaire 2016 Results doc
  17. Pupil Questionnaire Feedback pdf
  18. Pupil Questionnaire Results pdf
  19. Swimming for disabled news pdf
  20. SWIMPOSTER pdf
  21. Dates for EarlyBird Plus Parent Programme (4) docx
  22. New esco leaflet pdf
  23. One minute briefing ESCO pdf
  24. Background information to online safety : COMPUTER pdf
  25. Tapestry Learning Journals - About me letter doc
  26. Education and Health Care Plan doc
  27. Questionnaire Summary October 2017 pdf
  28. Dates for EarlyBird Plus Parent Programme 2018 pdf
  29. EarlyBird 2018 information letter pdf
  30. EarlyBird plus 2018 date change letter pdf
  31. Investors in People Platinum Level. pdf
  32. Viral Cough Bronchiolitis Children Nov 2017 pdf
  33. B.S.Q.M. Assessor Evaluation form pdf
  34. Gosberton House B.S.Q.M. Feedback Report Renewal Nov 2017 pdf
  35. Charging and Remissions 2018 pdf
  36. Parental Questionnaire Summer 2018 pdf
  37. Short Breaks Caravans - Jan 18 pdf
  38. Independent Support for EHC plan process doc
  39. LASEND letter Parents pdf
  40. Flu Advice January 2018 pdf
  41. Family Action Helpline Poster pdf
  42. Psychology Study - Participant Information Sheet pdf
  43. Young Voices Poster pdf