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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 Programme

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


We have our latest Ofsted Report,June 2019. - 'we are delighted to be able to share our latest Ofsted Report with you.Thankyou very much for your help and support - Working Together Learning Together we are able to create an environment that is the best that it can be for all of our youngsters.This is a fantastic letter,the content of which truly reflects your wonderful children,our wonderful staff and our officially 'OUTSTANDING' school.Congratulations!

Please see at the bottom of the page on attachments the Ofsted Report.


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

Learn more about support services, grants and information for you and your child at this Forum.

The Priory School, Spalding has another Parent Carer Group meeting at the school for all Parents & Carers being held on Friday 5th July.See further details on the attachment at the bottom of the page-Parent Carer SRE July 2019.


The NHS are running Drop-In sessions at venues in Lincolnshire to hear more information on new funding available to children & adults with autism.- Please see below on the attachment NHS Autism Funding for listed venues - 

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. On Sunday 21st July they will be holding a FAMILY SOCIAL FUN DAY at Jubilee garage Pub, Bourne PE10 9AB from 10 am to 1pm.They will also be holding a SEN Youth club on 1st August from 1-3pm at at the same venue - This is for ages 10-25 years.

Please see further details for Little Miracles on the attachments at the bottom of the page.


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. Pupil Questionnaire Feedback pdf
  17. Pupil Questionnaire Results pdf
  18. Swimming for disabled news pdf
  19. SWIMPOSTER pdf
  20. Dates for EarlyBird Plus Parent Programme (4) docx
  21. New esco leaflet pdf
  22. One minute briefing ESCO pdf
  23. Background information to online safety : COMPUTER pdf
  24. Tapestry Learning Journals - About me letter doc
  25. Education and Health Care Plan doc
  26. Questionnaire Summary October 2017 pdf
  27. Dates for EarlyBird Plus Parent Programme 2018 pdf
  28. EarlyBird 2018 information letter pdf
  29. Investors in People Platinum Level. pdf
  30. B.S.Q.M. Assessor Evaluation form pdf
  31. Gosberton House B.S.Q.M. Feedback Report Renewal Nov 2017 pdf
  32. Charging and Remissions 2018 pdf
  33. Parental Questionnaire Summer 2018 pdf
  34. Short Breaks Caravans pdf
  35. Independent Support for EHC plan process doc
  36. LASEND letter Parents pdf
  37. Flu Advice Letter pdf
  38. Family Action Helpline Poster pdf
  39. Psychology Study - Participant Information Sheet pdf
  40. Young Voices Poster pdf
  41. Little Miracles Mablethorpe Poster 2019 pdf
  42. School inspections - a guide for parents pdf
  43. Inspection of Gosberton House Academy Letter to parents pdf
  44. Give it a Go Poster 2019 jpg
  45. Ofsted Report June 2019 pdf
  46. Little miracles information June 2019 pdf
  47. Parent Carer group July 2019 SRE pdf
  48. Rights of the child Charter pdf
  49. Autism Funding NHS pdf