22nd October Minutes

22nd October Minutes

Banes Parent Carers voice

Minutes of Meeting

Held on

Monday 22nd October, at The Three Cafe,

Three Ways School, Bath

Apologies: Sophie Sidonio, Tamsin Green, Sharon Farrington

Attended : Gay Griffen, Marianna Zatkova, Sophie Spinks, Jane Eades, Ruth Burrows, Kirstie Evered, Rachel Thomas, Annie Carpenter

1. Welcome & Introductions

The group welcomed Gemma Vitozzi and Karina Kulawik.

2. Gemma Vitozzi – Rainbow Resource

This site has been totally redone and updated with new features and search 

methods ie; age categories, how to use video and  a whats happening page

for current events. There are also links to their sister site, 1 Big Database.

The Rainbow Resource also has a new accessibility page that allows you 

to alter the layout, ie; to make bigger or change colour font for dyslexia etc.

All Rainbow Resource pages now also have the same page layout for easier use 

with downloadable documents and easy link to RR Card.

Feedback received so far has been; Good Info and clear format. Easy accessibility 

to RR form for Card.

Please have a look at the site and leave feedback, good or bad, or for anything

not working on feedback form on site or contact/email Gemma Vitozzi, 

Gemma_Vittozzi@bathnes.gov.uk

3. Karina Kulawik –  Send Systems and Funding Bands in Banes

All Banes Funding Guidance Documents can be found on the Rainbow Resource

under Banes Whole System Approach on the Local Offer. This new system will 

introduce a new banding system for high needs funding based around a

a description of your childs/Young persons needs and not the schools needs. This

makes the whole system much more transparent and fairer. No bands will be 

dependant on a diagnosis but on the needs presenting in school. This new system

will apply to every age group from Early years through to Further education, inc 

Resource based and Special Schools. All new EHCP’s will now operate on this 

new fairer system and all current EHCP’s will move over to this system by 2019.

Letters explaining this new system have been sent out to all schools currently with

further guidance for schools and parents being produced very shortly.

All guidance notes discussed at this meeting can be found published on the Local

Offer on the new Rainbow Resource site.

4. Forthcoming Meetings

Grant Finance Meeting, 25th October at Woodlands (CA, MZ, AC, GG)

Off Stead Prep Meeting with Mary Kearney-Knowles, Chris Willford & Rebecca  Claridge, 26th October at Civic Centre (GG, MZ, AC)

CDC Working Group Workshop, 19th November at Bristol Parkway (MZ, AC)

BPCV Coffee Morning, Thurs 22nd November at Fosseway School Cafe,

Fosseway School, Radstock, 10.00-12.00 (All)

ASD Working Group Meeting, 29th November at the Civic Centre, 10.00-12.00

(GG, KE)

5. Christmas Event

BPCV Christmas Event will be on Thursday 6th December at Saltford Golf Club,

5.00-7.00pm. All parent carers and their families welcome. Invites to follow at a 

later date.

7. Any other Business

Date of next meeting is Thursday 22nd November which will be a coffee support 

meeting at Fosseway School Cafe, Fosseway School, Radstock.

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