Family Support

Welcome to Gibside School’s Family Support Page!

My name is Julie Greenslade and I am the Family Support Worker.  For more information on the role of Family Support at Gibside School, just click this link… Family Support at Gibside School.


Parent Information Sheets

We are in the process of compiling a series of Information Sheets for Parents.  If you have any suggestions for information you would like readily available, please let me know.

  1. Sheet 1 – services available
  2. Sheet 2 – useful websites & apps


Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP)

The Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) known as the Single Plan is replacing the Statement of Educational Needs.  If you require any support or guidance, feel free to either contact me or click this link see other support services.  




Here are a few documents you might find useful:



Hairdresser Sessions – unfortunately we are in the process of finding new stylists – watch this space!


‘Together we can make a difference’ drop-in sessions

Thank you to everyone who has attended previous Drop In Sessions (Health, Summer Activities, Toileting and Sleep) this year.  The next session(s) are as follows:

  • Oral Hygiene/Dentist – Wednesday 1st February 2017 at Blaydon site from 10-12pm and 1-2.30pm (with support from Ann Leather, an oral health practitioner for children with additional support needs).

More drop-in sessions are being organised – let me know if you have any suggestions for future topics or guests.


Contact a Family Workshop – thank you to all parents/carers who attended this joint-workshop event.  As requested, we are planning similar events the first of which is:

  • Disability Benefits Workshop – Wednesday 26th April at Whickham site.  Places will be limited, however, we need to have a confirmed number of participants in order to go ahead with the event.  The Workshop will be presented by Rachael Turnbull from Contact A Family.  Click here for more information and application form or contact Julie Greenslade on 0191 441 0123 ext 207.



Julie Greenslade

Family Support Worker

My contact details are:

0191 441 0123 ext 207



Making Moves Holiday Club – “Sports sessions for young people and their siblings from 5 years old with a range of physical and learning disabilities”

Information from DASLne:

DASLne Research Newsletter Spring 2016

DASLne Spring 2016 Information for Parents

Fidgets The Salon for Kids