Parent and Carer's Area
Working together with parents and carers is integral to our ethos at LAMP.
What do we do?
Progress reviews take place every 6 weeks allowing parents and students to discuss their progress and any issues. These reviews provide a fantastic opportunity to meet with parents and students together on a regular basis, creating strong lines of communication between you, as parents and guardians, and us. It offers a chance to review the student’s learning package to ensure it is still appropriate to their needs.
Subject reports are produced termly. These provide students and parents with up to date information on students' progression and any areas of development
We’re in the process of setting up a LAMP PTA. If you are interested in helping with this please email; firstname.lastname@example.org
Video from our Xmas 2018 show
Showcasing students' work
We love sharing the work of our students. At the end of every term there is a concert for our Level 2 and 3 Music students to showcase their work. This is usually a mix of solo performances as well as groups. Music ranges from pop to rock and also experimental music. Some of these concerts are at LAMP and we also use other venues around town. Some of these performances are assessed as part of the courses.
At the end of year show we also have exhibitions of Art, Photography and Computer Games. Parents and friends are welcome at all of our concerts and shows!
What is Autism?
Autism is known to be a developmental disorder but it is much more bigger than that... it’s a rare gift. It’s having an ability to find faults in things that neurotypical people seem to miss. It’s being able to see the world in a completely unique way. It’s having the ability to hear colours and see sounds. It’s having a brain that isn’t wired correctly but offers an opportunity to stand out from the crowd to make a difference.
Lauren Edmondson - Lamp Music Teacher
We are the UK's largest provider of specialist autism services. Our trained staff and volunteers bring passion and expertise to the lives of 100,000 autistic people every year. In this section, you'll find services directed towards autistic people, parents and carers and professionals.
Wrong Planet is the web community designed for autistic individuals (and parents / professionals of those) with Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome and ADHD, PDDs. We provide a discussion forum, where members communicate with each other, an article section, with exclusive articles and how-to guides, a blogging feature, and more.
The Curly Hair Project is a social enterprise which supports people on the autistic spectrum and the people around them, founded by autistic author Alis Rowe. We use cool things like animated films, comic strips and diagrams to make our work interesting and easy to understand!
Our services are holistic in the way they engage with and support families, and are highly responsive to their needs. Family Action is committed to supporting the child or young person as well as their parents or carers to access services and support to enable both to realise their full potential.
What is the Flexible Learning Team?
The Flexible Learning Team uses a blended learning approach, mixing on-line lessons and face-to-face contact. It employs teachers and learning mentors for a mix of academic and pastoral support, both to help students keep up-to-date with their work whilst they are out of school, and to facilitate reintegration. Research shows that on-line provision is more effective when supported by face-to-face contact. We also do group work at a number of locations around the county.
What is Mental Health?
In many ways, mental health is just like physical health: everybody has it and we need to take care of it.
Good mental health means being generally able to think, feel and react in the ways that you need and want to live your life. But if you go through a period of poor mental health you might find the ways you're frequently thinking, feeling or reacting become difficult, or even impossible, to cope with. This can feel just as bad as a physical illness, or even worse.
Mental health problems affect around one in four people in any given year.
They range from common problems, such as depression and anxiety, to rarer problems such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
You can talk about anything. Whether it’s something big or small, our trained counsellors are here to support you.
What is Rise?
Rise is a family of NHS-led services providing emotional wellbeing and mental health services for children and young people in Coventry and Warwickshire.
Rise aims to build resilience and empower children and young people (as well as the adults in their lives) to know where to go for help and advice.
It’s made up of a number of different services, each led by mental health specialists.