Welcome to our parents/carers page
To ensure our parents/carers see the wonderful achievements and work of our children we invite parents/carers into school for assemblies and parents/carers events. We are also keen for parent/carers to volunteer across school activities and support our Friends fundraising events. Regular events and further information is posted on Epinay School’s social media or contact the School Office.
Nexus Bus passes for children (and companions) under the age of 18 years – click this link for further details and how to apply.
Click here to sign up to South Tyneside Active Network and receive a Max Card which entitles the bearer (and up to a family of four) to free and discounted to entry to over 50 local and regional cultural and leisure sites, including: Haven Point, Alnwick Castle and Gardens, The Centre for Life and lots more.
Did you know your child might be entitled to Disability Living Allowance and if you/your partner work less than 18 hours a week you can apply for carers allowance. If you have a social worker you can also apply for Direct Payments to pay for additional care and club entry/fees.
See below links to other support organisations;
- South Tyneside Ability FC
- Contact a Family
- Family Fund
- The Alan Shearer Centre
- The Calvert Trust
- The Foundation of Light
- The Kayaks
- The Tim Lamb Centre
South Tyneside’s Local Offer aims to provide information for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and their parents or carers in a single place. It provides information on what services children, young people and their families can expect from a range of local agencies, including education, health and social care.
Some useful handouts:
This link takes you to a suite of SEND guidance videos has been created in collaboration with Centre for Education and Youth (CfEY), and many other experts within the sector. The videos cover ADHD, Acquired Brain Injury, Autism, Down’s Syndrome, Dyscalculia, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Hearing Impairment, Physical Disability, Social, Emotional and Mental Health, Speech, Language and Communication Needs and Visual Impairment. The videos aim to develop a newly qualified teachers’ knowledge of SEND and to introduce them to helpful resources and tips for the classroom and may also be useful for parents/carers who want more information about conditions.