Parents' Hub

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Our parents are encouraged to form a close relationship with us at Lighthouse School and to play a key part in school life.

We have an open-door policy to encourage regular contact and parents are invited to attend progress meetings (at least one each term) and also receive weekly reports and emails. It is important for the pupils that the skills they are taught at school are practised at home, where possible, to reinforce their learning. If required, training is provided for parents to ensure that they can help pupils to transfer their learning into home and community settings. This is particularly important with social, communication and life skills.

Parents are also offered advice on coping strategies to manage some of the more challenging behaviours associated with autism.

Parent Hubs will be held at Keepers Coffee: 76 Otley Old Road, Cookridge, LS16 6LQ, starting at 1.30pm.

Parent Hub Dates:

  • 14th November 2017
  • 16th January 2018
  • 13th March 2018
  • 1st May 2018
  • 19th June 2018

New Website

Welcome to our new look website. Please let us know what you think!

Shine Booklet

Permission slips and choices of activity will go home with students tomorrow (Thursday 23rd March 2017)

School reopening 23rd March 2017

School will be open to all students and staff on Thursday 23rd March. Transport has been informed and all parents should have received a text.

The school has been thoroughly deep cleaned and a full Health and Safety check has been completed.

Advice on Pokémon Go

We have received this from the supervising lead for Safer Schools Officers across Leeds. As you may be aware the ‘POKÉMON GO’ game has recently been released in the UK. As a result of this a number of concerns have been raised for the safety of individuals pursuing characters within the game.

It is possible that during the summer break, young players may have more time and freedom to roam in pursuit of their quest. As a result of this they may not put into practice the messages which we deliver with regards to their personal safety and the safety of others.

If at all possible we at the Leeds district (Safer Partnerships) of West Yorkshire Police would request your assistance in putting forward a safety based message to your students prior to school breaking up for the end of term.

The app allows people to set up a ‘beacon’ which can then encourage other users to reach a specific venue and we are concerned it could be the latest way online criminals attempt to target victims. There have (allegedly) already been similar incidents in America.

Our advice to players would be:

  • Be cautious to alerting strangers to where you will be in the future
  • Be careful where you leave ‘beacons’
  • Parents should supervise children when using the app
  • Always pay attention to your surroundings and especially do not play in areas where traffic runs through or in dangerous locations such as around water, cliff tops, craggy outcrops and mountainous regions.
  • Where possible play with friends and stay in a group and have at least one of your friends as a ‘lookout’
  • Play at home – you can use lures to attract Pokémon to you
  • Keep your device safe and out of sight – your phone will vibrate when a Pokémon is near

The makers of the game have said: “We encourage all people to be aware of their surroundings and to play with friends or family, especially when you are exploring unfamiliar places. Please remember to be safe and alert at all times”.