Due to Government Funding in the Adult Education Budget, we have several Free
online Level 2 Accredited Courses available to Parents to help better understand
some key issues around young people's mental health and wellbeing.
Here's some of our most popular subjects available:
Understanding Children and Young Peoples Mental Health (Understand factors which may affect Young Peoples mental health, the impact that they have and how to support them with these issues)
Understanding Autism (learn how individuals process sensory information, understand characteristics, understand conditions, learn how speech, language and communication differ in people with Autism)
Understanding Behaviour That Challenges (supporting positive behaviour, effective communication & how to manage challenging behaviour)
Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties (understand characteristics of ADHD, ADD, Dyslexia & Dyscalculia, importance of early diagnosis, assessment methods available to diagnose learning difficulties)
Adverse Childhood Experiences (tailored to understand how separation, divorce and death in a family can have an effect on a child's mental health)
On average the courses take between 15-35 hours to complete (dependent on each individual's learning ability) within in a 6-week window and are completed on a laptop or computer at the learner's home. No Exams, end point assessments are involved, the courses are purely Q&A based and are available to you 24/7. You can do as many as you like, however you can just do one at a time.
The only criteria the learner must meet to be eligible, is the following..
Aged 19 or over on or before 31st August 2020
Have lived in the UK/EU for 3+ years
Not already on a Government funded course (Apprenticeship for example)
The course is completely free, but the learning provider reserves the right to charge a drop out fee in the event a learner enrols but then drops out without providing a reason (please note this is down to the individual and NOT the school - this will be highlighted when I call them once registered). That said, the college will grant extensions if the learner has a reason as to why they won't be able to complete it within the 6 weeks.
If you are interested in undertaking one of these Free Online courses, then please complete the following link asap. This will then allow me to contact you and send over the relevant Enrolment details and of course, answer any questions you have.
For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mental Health & Wellbeing
Free* Online Lessons
I'm Steve Robinson Day, Director of Kimberely and District Mutual Aid Group. Formed March 2020 as a response to supporting vulnerable people in our area during the Covid Crisis.
We are aware that some families are struggling more than ever lately. So we are aiming to put our support into providing something nutritious everyday for school age children, nursery/primary/secondary in our area- Kimberley, Nuthall, Watnall, Gilthill and Awsworth.
If this is something that will help you or someone you know in the Kimberley area
Kimberley andDistrict Mutual Aid group office
for more information and to register your children for free meals.
(This is not linked to the free school meal service.)
Steve Robinson Day
The Kimberley School PTA
For upcoming PTA meeting dates please visit our News & Events Calendar.
The Kimberley School Association is a PTA that supports the school in many ways. The PTA meet once every half-term at the school at 7pm. In addition to raising large sums of money to assist with school projects, the association organises educational and social events. All parents/carers are welcome at any meeting or event organised by the association.
The PTA has continued to work tirelessly for the school with a small group of supportive parents and staff.
Funds raised over time, have enabled the PTA to purchase for the school, a programmable lighting board for use in the Hall, for all performances and functions requiring the lighting of the stage and recently raised £192 at the Christmas Concert to provide the ICT, Art and English Departments with a MacBook.
Currently the PTA is inviting bids from staff to enhance the experience of education in all areas. Bids will be discussed and decisions made at the next meeting.
The PTA have supported the school in providing refreshments at all concerts, open evenings and the Year 11 Presentation of Certificates.
Kimberley Family of Schools
The ten schools in the Kimberley Family arrange a number of activities and meetings for staff to ensure continuity between phases.
The school organises a number of fund raising events for both local, national and international charities. We have a developing link with a school in Burkina-Faso, West Africa and recent fund-raising has been directed towards supporting this school. Over £25,000 has been raised in school during ‘Comic Relief’ days.
The school is used during the evenings and at weekends by a number of organisations for educational, sporting or recreational activities. It is possible to hire rooms/facilities in school. Please contact the school for further details.
The Nat Puri Community Room
The Community Room has now been in use since June 2009. It is proving very popular and is used by many community groups. The room can be booked for use by community groups or businesses and is equipped with an interactive whiteboard and projector. It has its own entrance, kitchen and toilet facilities and is completely separate from the school.
It is available from 8.30 am to 9.30 pm all week. Early booking is advisable.
For further details please contact the school on: 0115 938 7000.