Autism Awareness Raffle

During Autism Awareness Week (27th March – 31st March)  we will be hosting our Autism Awareness raffle. Many of our agencies and local businesses have donated some amazing prizes and the prizes keep on coming!

prizes

For just £1 you have five chances of winning these amazing prizes

Afternoon tea and champagne at Fortnum and Mason
1 Fortnum and Mason hamper
1 Kindle Fire
Personal training sessions and gym passes
Selection of food and drink hampers
Cinema Tickets to the Rio Cinema
Beyond Retro vouchers
Go Karting vouchers
Family meal at Stokey Bears burger restaurant
Meal for 2 at Stone Cave restaurant
Yoga session at Yoga Home
Beer gift sets from the East London Brewery
Selections of biscuits, sweets, chocolates and new CDs

All money raised from our fundraising activities will go towards setting up a highly specialised and free after-school club for our pupils. There are also plans in place to start up a subsidised provision for our pupils during the school holidays.

Please do get in contact if you would like to buy tickets (gcourtney@thegarden.hackney.sch.uk) and of courses, a BIG thank you to all of our raffle prize donators.

Celebrating Autism Awareness At The Garden

We are getting very excited about Autism Awareness Week at The Garden, which we will be celebrating 27th March – 31st March 2017.

Due to the high needs of our children, many families find it difficult to find appropriate provision after school and during school holidays for their children to attend. 

We have a number of fundraising events planned to help us raise money to set up a highly specialised and free after-school club. There are also plans in place to start up a subsidised provision for our pupils during the school holidays.

We are running 13.1 miles to raise £2600.00 

running club  aa

11 of our very own employees and 2 governors from the Garden School will be running the Hackney Half marathon ‘RunHackney’ in a bid to raise £200.00 per runner to support fundraising campaign. The half marathon takes place on the 30th April 2017. The Garden ‘run club’ has been meeting twice a week to make sure we are in tip top shape for the big day.

Our runners are:

Martin Kiel
Laura Lopez
Ester Mundo 
Amy Yamaguchi
Haia Ironside
Estrella Fernandez 
Laura Cologni
Clarissa Michael
Triston Scotland 
Jibreal Ahmed 
Tim Diggins (School Governor)
David Lowry (School Governor)
Gemma Courtney 

No donation is to too small to support our cause and you can donate using the following link:

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/TheGarden

Calling local businesses – we need your help!

Did you know over 700,000 people in the UK have autism?

Did you know that autism now affects 1 in 100 people?

HELP

HELP US RAISE MONEY FOR OUR SCHOOL BY DONATING A PRIZE FOR OUR AUTISM AWARENESS RAFFLE

Due to the high needs of our children, many families find it difficult to find appropriate provision after school and during school holidays for their children to attend.

In the run up to Autism Awareness Month (April) we are raising money to set up a highly specialised and free after-school club. There are also plans in place to start up a subsidised provision for our pupils during the school holidays.

One of our planned activities is a fundraising raffle. In the past our raffles have been very successful, and we would like to make this one our best ever!

We are asking organisations and local businesses to donate what they can so that we can attract as many raffle ticket sales as possible.

 

aaIf you are able to help or need any more information please contact  Gemma Courtney, the School Office Manager (gcourtney@thegarden.hackney.sch.uk) or call 0207 254 8096

 

 

ComFor Training at The Garden School – January 2017

Jarymke Maljaars, of the University of Leuven and Psychiatric Centre of Leuven, Belgium, was welcomed to The Garden School on 13th January 2017.  Jarymke delivered a one-day training course on the ComFor assessment.

The Garden is proud to have hosted only the second UK training in this assessment, which gives valuable insight and understanding about how our pupils make sense of the world around them.

Jarymke’s training day has enabled us to deepen our understanding and plan truly individualised augmentative communication systems for each of our pupils.

Feedback received so includes comments such as ‘Very useful training. Gave me a lot of ideas and enhanced my understanding. Definitely recommending to other colleagues’.

100% of those who attended and completed evaluations rated the overall day as ‘outstanding’.

Steph, Jarymke, Pat, Beth 2   Networking - Jarymke, Anna Campbell Walnut Sch,

The day was received with great appreciation and enthusiasm by our Garden School teachers and speech and language therapists, along with other professionals who attended on the day.

UNDERSTANDING AUTISM

½ day training course (9:00 – 12.30)

The Garden School provides a specialist education and learning environment for pupils with autism and severe learning difficulties aged 4 – 16 years. Research based practice underpins all of the teaching methods, strategies and approaches.

Course objectives:

•To develop a deeper understanding of autism and how pupils with autism learn
•To understand teaching interventions and strategies used at The Garden and how they can be transferred to the trainee’s setting
•To spend time visiting different classes to observe strategies and approaches in practice

Course Outline:

8:45 – 9:00 Arrive
9:00 – 10:30
  • What is autism? Research and theory that help us understand autism
  • What are the implications of autism on education  
  • How can we effectively teach and support pupils with autism? Strategies and interventions used at The Garden School
10:30 – 10:45 Break: Refreshments provided
10:45 – 12:00 Observation in classes: Opportunity to spend time in different classes to observe strategies and interventions
12:00 – 12:30 Discussion, questions and ideas

Dates:

  • Thursday 2nd February
  • Thursday 16th March
  • Thursday 18th May
  • Thursday 6th July

Price: £150.00 per trainee (+£10 booking fee)

Learning Walks

60-75 minutes tour of the school accompanied by specialist to raise awareness of practice and share expertise to promote mainstream strategies

Price: £75 per attendee  (+£10 booking fee)

Bookings: admin@newwaveeducation.co.uk

Questions: sreed@thegarden.hackney.sch.uk

 

Secondary Art Exhibition

Check out the fabulous artwork created by our secondary pupils which was displayed as part of our art exhibition during parents evening last term.

Secondary pupils used a variety of methods to create some stunning pieces of artwork including drawing around their own bodies!

Art exhib1 Art exhib 3 exhib3