Banes Parent Carers voice
Minutes of Meeting
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,
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
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
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.