Category Archives: For Parents

Useful Links

There is so much information that we are trying to collate and put into one location so it is easy for you to find.  Please find attached a link from Education Scotland which is aimed at specifically supporting families who have a complex needs child.  I hope you find it useful

In the parents section of our website, you will find links to all of the organisations that are listed.

Yvonne x

Complex needs resource

Sharing Photos

Loving all of these super photographs and videos, thank you for sending and keep sharing either via email, facebook or if you tweet @hayshom when you are tweeting.  It’s important for us all to stay connected with each other during these challenging times.  All of the staff are really enjoying seeing the photographs so a big thank you!

It will also help with the ‘smiling therapy’ x


50 things to do when school is ‘not available’

Well done to KK who completed the first HT challenge using the seeds that we sent home.  Thank you to his mum for sharing these fantastic photos.  I know some of you have already shared via Facebook.  If you want them to appear on the website, please remember to email me:

Today I am setting a new challenge.  It’s important to stay happy during these difficult times and therefore I want you all to do something that makes you smile or laugh.  This includes everyone in our whole school community; staff,  parents, carers, brothers, sisters, and all other family members.  Please please share your happy photographs x

Click on the PDF below to access visual instructions for your child.  Sharing these will count as a literacy task for today : ))

HT challenge 2

Head Teacher’s Challenge

Mrs Gribben is launching her ’50 Things To do when school is not available’ challenge today.  In your child’s school bag you will find a mini pot with seeds.  Your challenge is to pot and grow your seeds and share photographs of your participation with Mrs Gribben.  Thanks so much to Marks and Spencers in Irvine and Mrs Kelly for collecting the seeds that they have kindly donated.

Mrs Gribben’s email is


Morning Team Meeting


Team Haysholm, our teaching staff meeting this morning to discuss how we can support families in continuing to deliver our service as we face closure.  They are all looking forward to accessing our website, Facebook page and Twitter to ensure you have lots of ideas to keep your wee people busy at home.

A letter has been sent home today with information sheets about how to access the class blogs


Useful Websites

As mentioned in our newsletter, we are sharing links to encourage home-link learning.

Useful Resources for parents:

ALN Home School – Links and Resources

The A-Z of Sensory Learning Activities

Praactical AAC – Resources dealing with the COVID-19 Pandemic

PA Autism – Social Distancing Social Story

See our Websites for Pupils page for more.

Newsletter Week beginning 16th March

March update Newsletter

The newsletter was sent home in bags yesterday highlighting how we will be communicating information in the event of a school closure.  Our website will be actively used by teachers to share information about what you can do to support learning at home.  We are currently refreshing the tab that contains information on useful websites for your child or young person to use at home.

As the situation is changing rapidly, we will continue to communicate with you on a regular basis through the use of our text messaging service, Twitter, Facebook and the website.  Remember to call the school to speak to myself or Lorraine if you have any worries or concerns.