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Monthly Archives: March 2018

QEF Equipment Fair – 20th April

See flyer below about upcoming QEF Equipment Fair

Election of Parent Governor – Thrive Federation (as part of Palatine School Management Committee)

There is currently a vacancy for a Parent Governor for the Thrive Federation of Schools. Please see attached letter for more details –

Save Our Schools – March 4 Schools Worthing

Save Our Schools West Sussex are holding a ‘March for Our Schools’ on Saturday 21st April at 2pm, meeting at Steyne Gardens. See flyer for more information.


Operation Encompass




Operation Encompass has been designed to provide early reporting to schools / colleges of any domestic abuse incidents that occur in which a child was present, ordinarily resides at the incident location or with an involved party.  We know that children can be significantly affected through witnessing or being exposed to domestic abuse, and this operation will allow us to better support our students and their families.

A nominated member of staff, known as a Key Adult, will be trained to liaise with the police. At Oak Grove College, our Key Adult is James Winchester.  He will be able to use information that has been shared with him, in confidence, to ensure that the right support is available should it be required by a child and / or their family.

We are keen to offer the best support available to our students and we believe this is going to be extremely beneficial for all those involved.

Arun Children and Family Centres – What’s On – April – June 2018

Please see attached leaflet outlining what is happening in Arun Children’s and Family Centres during April to June –

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Telling it like it is: families living on a low income with deaf children

Please link below about research being done by the University of Edinburgh with families living on low income with deaf children.


Thrive Federation’s West Worthing 5k & 10k, 11th March 2018

Mothering Sunday saw the second West Worthing 5k & 10k run for the Thrive Federation. The run was a fantastic success with over 500 competitors and the rain held off to allow lots of supporters to come and cheer the runners on making a great atmosphere for everyone.
The schools would like to give a huge thank you to Tesco at West Durrington for supplying the water for all the runners. We would particularly like to thank Myra Jasper, Tesco’s Community Champion, for organising the water, contacting local councillors, Lionel Harman and Steve Wills, to come and volunteer by marshalling and inviting Bob Smytherman our local town crier and Sean McDonald, Worthing and local councillor, to come and support the event and hand out medals. On top of all this she also ran the 10k!
Another huge thank you to Ridge Crest Cleaning Limited for their generous sponsorship of the registration marquee and donation buckets.
Thank you also to all the school staff and governors who gave up their free time on Mother’s Day to don their running shoes, marshal, hand out water, collect donations, bake and sell cakes, all without whom the event would not have been a success.

Newsletter: March 2018

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Sensory Support Team are on Twitter

Information regarding the Sensory Support Team

The Sensory Support Team is now on Twitter!

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We will be tweeting about what we are up to as well as retweeting information about resources, events and anything else that we think our schools and families might find helpful!

Bikeability Holiday Courses

The road safety team at WSCC are running free Bikeability holiday courses during the Easter and summer holidays this year for pupils aged 10 years and over.

“Places are limited and will be booked on a first come first served basis.”

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