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As part of Autism Awareness Week we are selling Gingerbread men to raise money for The National Autistic Society!

We will be sending home an order form for parents, carers and families to order Gingerbread men and donate to the cause!

Please support children with asking extended family members and friends if they would like to order and support the cause.

Gingerbread men will be sent home on Tuesday 27th March.

Yummy!!!

Please note we are limited to how many gingerbread the children can make and decorate. We will do our best to satisfy all orders however extremely high orders may be ’rounded down!’

We are excited to be celebrating Autism Awareness Week from the 26th-28th March!

Children and staff will be involved in activities  for all 3 days to spread awareness and raise money for the National Autistic Society

Timetable of the week will be as follows:

Monday:

· Assembly with Miss Colizza – The importance of being different

· Onesie Decorating

· Gingerbread baking (For sale to families and friends)

· Video Making – How we are all different

Tuesday:

· Raising Awareness – handing out flyers to the local community

· Decorating and packing onesie gingerbread men

· Autism awareness lessons in classrooms

Wednesday (Onesie Wednesday!)

· Onesie Parade – kids and staff

· Watch our completed video

· Lunch together in the hall

 

 

This is the first year that Gesher School will be taking part in the Maccabi GB Community Fun Run.  We would love everyone to join our team on Gesher’s behalf, and help raise much-needed funds to purchase specialist therapeutic equipment for our children.

When?  Sunday 24 June
Where? Alianz Park, Hendon

Run, walk, hop, skip or dance your way around 1 of 4 distances:
10KM run, 5KM run/walk, 1KM run/walk, and the tri-run (all 3 distances together!)

To register your EARLY BIRD place(s) please click here

The event promises to be a wonderful day for all the family. Come and be part of the Gesher team and help make a huge difference, as a small charity your support will go a long way.

For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 020 7884 5012

Best wishes,
Ali and Sarah
Co-Founders, Gesher School

Our latest Social Story which should support with teaching children about Purim and preparing them for the day.

Wishing everyone a Happy Purim!

Apply by: July 6th 018

Job start: September 2018
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an SEN Class Teaching Assistant position working at Gesher; a new Independent Jewish SEN Primary School. We are seeking to appoint an outstanding, inspirational SEN teaching Assistant who has the ambition and drive to support the school through its development and to provide an Outstanding education. An interest in Autism would be an advantage while experience with SEN in a must. The candidate does not need to be of a Jewish Faith although a respect the Ethos and Values of the school would be expected.

Gesher is an SEN school with a specialism in Autism Spectrum Conditions. Our curriculum is therapy based and we have a multi professional team approach to supporting the school. We are a dedicated and passionate team that are working towards opening an Outstanding SEN School.

We are looking for an exceptional candidate who:

  • Is a passionate and dedicated Teaching Assistant
  • has the ability to work as part of a forward looking strategic team
  • has a deep understanding of how children with special educational needs learn
  • is secure in their ability to support the class teacher and team
  • to support pupils progress and raise attainment
  • is a proven, successful team player with excellent motivational and  interpersonal skills

 

In return we can offer:

  • to be part of a dynamic and forward thinking team of professionals who are passionate about SEN
  • to be part of a new, upcoming and outstanding school that will have links to the University of Cambridge and Prof. Simon Baron Cohen
  • a supportive, warm and passionate team

 

An application form is available here Gesher-School-Application-Form-2017.pdf, completed forms should be sent to [email protected]

Gesher SEN School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and staff.  The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure. We are an equal opportunities employer.

 

At Gesher this week, we planted cress seeds as part of our Spring theme. In the photo, one of our children is watering his seeds. We have also been working on our fine motor skills with Cat, Gesher’s Occupational Therapist. In the photo one of our children is directing the marble with his finger to the hole in the lid.

Some great publicity from the fundraising evening at the London Film Museum where TV celebrity Eamonn Holmes was sculpted by celebrity sculptor Frances Segelman in aid of Gesher School

Television presenter Eamonn Holmes was sculpted last night by celebrity sculptor Frances Segelman at the London Film Museum in Covent Garden at a packed event in support of Gesher School, a unique independent primary school that provides a specialist learning environment for children with special educational needs.

Eamonn met Frances while filming his Channel 5 series, How The Other Half Live, with his wife Ruth. He says, “Of course Ruth said, ‘Why on Earth would you get a bust of yourself done?’ I said: ‘Why not? It will raise tens of thousands for charity.’ Then she was wondering where I’d put it – ‘I said on the table in the front hall.’ She thinks it’s ridiculous. She’ll get tired of looking at it, but I won’t!”

Frances Segelman sculpting Eamonn Holmes

Frances says of her latest commission, “Eamonn came to interview me and asked if I had time, could I ‘knock up a little sculpture’ of him? Then Jonathan Sands, who owns the London Film Museum, offered the venue free of charge for the Gesher School charity event, so last night we had 250 guests watching me sculpt Eamonn live. The evening included a Q&A, which was such fun as Eamonn is hilarious, I hope I captured his wonderful sense of humour.”

The bust of Eamonn Holmes was completed by Frances Segelman in front of a VIP audience in less than two hours, she explains “I think I am unique in creating such fast live sculptures – rather like a photograph I want to capture in clay a single moment of time – my best and most fluid work is done in this way.”

Frances Segelman and Eamonn Holmes at the London Film Museum
Hailing from a dynastic family of artists, Frances Segelman is self-taught and has risen to the top of her profession having sculpted a wide variety of public figures including HM The Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and HRH The Prince of Wales. An established sculptor of personalities from the world of entertainment, politics and sport, Frances’ recent commissions include: HRH The Duke of Kent, Holocaust survivor Arek Hersch, Boris Johnson, Joanna Lumley, Lord Julian Fellowes, Sir Derek Jacobi, Sir Steven Redgrave and Sergei Polunin. Frances is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, an Associate of the Royal Society of British Sculptors, and a Liveryman of the Painter-Stainers Livery Company.
Sculptor Frances Segelman with Jonathan Sands, Founder and  CEO London Film Museum
Sir Jack Petchey and Eamonn Holmes at the London Film Museum in Covent Garden
Eamonn Holmes with Sarah Sultman and Ali Durban from Gesher School

As part of Frances’ sculpting event at the London Film Museum, 8 contemporary artists and sculptors exhibited and sold their artwork, with proceeds being donated to Gesher School for children with special educational needs.