Events and News

It’s Anti-bullying Week!



Odd Socks Day!!!!

Wear your odd socks on Monday to raise awareness of Anti-Bullying week!

Come on Portfield – we want to see your odd socks!



These courses are very popular – please take a look and if it is of interest book on as soon as possible to avoid disappointment!




Notice for Parents & Carers:




Christmas Cards for Sale!!!!

The letter below has been sent home with all pupils this week.

If you would like to order Christmas Cards please return the slip to school.

If you haven’t had a flyer and would like Christmas cards, please let us know via the home/school book or by ringing Sam and we will get one to you!

Thank you!




Win A Christmas Hamper!!!!





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Sensory Training – Christmas Ideas

With Christmas on the way, here are some ideas of things that some of our pupils might like!

Richard Hirstwood ideas are a firm favourite at school as they are creative, imaginative and full of fun!!

Take a look and see:

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Inclusion Newsletter for Parents and Carers








Harvest Festival Thanks


Thank you to everyone who attended our Harvest Festival on Tuesday.

Everyone enjoyed and we collected a huge amount of food to go to local food banks!

THANK YOU – and we look forward to seeing you for Harvest again next year!!






The course costs £85 which includes upgrading you to Gold or Silver membership with us (as appropriate) for FREE.

The course is registered with the CPD Standards Office, allowing you to use it as evidence of professional development.

You can start the course the very next working day after you book onto it and you have full access to all the materials for three months.

If you feel this course would be of interest to a friend or colleague, we’d love it if you could share this information with them.

Kind regards

Sensory Integration Education


  1. Here’s what previous students of this course said about it:

“Very clear, easy to understand, I liked the clear neuroscience modules, good progression from the background info into the practical impact and strategies.”

“The course content was engaging and informative, especially from a layperson’s point of view. I found the list of recommended books for further reading a great idea and very useful. Thank you.”

“Well presented, easy to follow the narration and slides. Ability to download handouts is a good resource to be able to keep. Good use of various resources e.g. video clips, interactive etc. Opportunity to break down the training into 20 minute sessions makes it easier than planning to complete a 4 hour workshop.”

Sensory Integration Education, Old Breedon School, 8 Reading Road, Pangbourne, RG8 7LY, UK. SI Network (UK & Ireland) Ltd is a not-for-profit organisation trading as Sensory Integration Education. Established 1994. Company registration no: 05068304





Understanding Autism




Calling all Budding Photographers!


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Digital Competency Training for Parents and Carers

Course Outline:

It is essential for parents, carers and guardians to keep up to date with their child’s learning throughout their school life,
This course helps increase confidence to support your child at home with the key digital tools used in Portfield School.
3 sessions will cover:
• Online Safety – 1st Oct Portfield Upper School 1-3pm
• HWB tools – 8th Oct Portfield Upper School 1-3pm
• PC at Home – 15th Oct Portfield Upper School 1-3pm

Online Safety Anti-Bullying – Keeping your children safe online and how to stop bullies and prevent further attacks.

HWB Tools (Code/J2e5/Word) – Supporting your child at home with a range of tools available through Hwb and J2E accounts.

PC at Home – Looking through Espresso, Purple Mash, Reading Eggs and Word and Help Kidz Learn..




A huge THANK YOU to Andy Vaughn who trekked up Snowdon

The highest mountain in Wales!

This adventure was in aid of Portfield School and Andy raised a wonderful £440.

Thank you Andy for taking time out to raise money for us,

all money raised goes a long way towards purchasing items to enhance pupil learning and experiences.






Thank you to Edward Reohorn for donating fair tickets to the pupils of School.

Each child will have two tickets each for the fair in Haverfordwest this week.

Very kind of you and we know that many of our pupils will enjoy this.







Don Beadle Autism Talks – 2 Dates:



Macmillan’s Cancer Support Coffee Morning


Friday 28th September 2018 is Macmillan’s Cancer Support coffee morning at Portfield School.

Please come along to help us raise as much as possible for a great cause.

There will be plenty of coffee, cake and chatter!!

Help us to raise as much as possible!

10:00 am – 11:30 am

We look forward to seeing you!

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Just sharing some of the lovely work that Lower School were doing for Roald Dahl Day!! So much fun!!!!



Thank You!

Thank you to everyone that supported our Jeans for Genes day….

We raised an amazing £163.26 – all money has been donated to Jeans for Genes.




Disability and special needs ‘toy library’ opens its doors

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We Love This


This explains perfectly why some of our young people need time and preparation for a change in activities or tasks.
Please share to let others know why at times some young people might not react well! 




Jeans for Genes Day Reminder:



Friends of Portfield Schools

‘Mystic Night’

We are pleased to announce that The Mystic Night on Tuesday at Haverfordwest Cricket Club raised £1450!!!
This is an amazing amount that will go along way towards purchasing specialist equipment for our pupils.

We must say a huge THANK YOU to The Friends of Portfield School, as this event was completely organised by them, for us!
The Friends of Portfield School is a small group of parents and grandparents that are dedicated to raising money and supporting school and do this incredibly well.

If you are interested in joining our ‘Friends’ please get in contact with school, it’s a great group to be involved with!




National Botanic Garden of Wales


Check out the interesting events and activities taking place….

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National Autistic Society News


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Portfield School’s Jeans for Genes Day



Tesco TV Donation





Thank you:

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A huge THANK YOU to Tesco.

They have kindly donated a fabulous range of items to Portfield School.

We will be working with The Friends of Portfield School to sort through the donations.

Thank you Tesco for thinking of us – your kindness is astounding!


Bikes Donations








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Reminder Message


Just a reminder – if you are sending medication in for your child, please could you remebr the following:-

– Hand all medication to an adult (do not put medication in youngsters bags).

-Ensure that all medication is clearly labelled with the pupils name and medication – this needs to be the pharmacy label.

– Please check that medication is in date and that expiary dates are visble on packaging.

– Please ensure all medication is in a zipped bag labelled with pupls name.

Thank you very much




Our New Headteacher



 ↓↓↓↓ Summertime Activities ↓↓↓↓

We break up Tuesday 24th July

Return on Wednesday 5th September

The following articles show some exciting and interesting events and activities

going on in Pembrokeshire during the summer holidays:

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Brawdy Open Day

Haverfordwest Leisure Centre Activities



Bike Mobility – Cycling for All!


Wheelchair Training:

Summer Boot Camp 2018

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Narberth Swimming Pool

Please see Narberth Pool’s timetable for the summer holidays!

Happy swimming!



Wings Over Pembrokeshire



Saying Goodbye to Mrs Harper!

Today was Mrs Harper’s last day as Headteacher of Portfield School. Mrs Harper has been at Portfield School for many years as Deputy Headteacher and in recent years as acting Headteacher and Headteacher.

Today is a sad day in saying goodbye to Mrs Harper, although we have all enjoyed celebrating her retirement. Monday was very memorable and all pupils enjoyed a picnic with fair rides and music on the school field – lots of fun for all!

We would all like to wish Mrs Harper all the best in her retirement – we will all miss you very much, but we hope that you enjoy doing all the things that you love and remember to come back to see us from time to time.



Thankyou and Farewell to Mrs Thomas-Cleaver!

A huge thank you to Mrs Thomas-Cleaver who is retiring this year. Mrs Thomas-Cleaver has been the Chair of Governors for 16 years and part of the governing body of Portfield School for over 30 years.

Over the years Mrs Thomas-Cleaver has been part of many changes and seen the growth of Portfield School.

We are very grateful to Mrs Thomas-Cleaver for all of the time that she has dedicated to school and her unswerving dedication to ensuring that we are the best that we can be.

Thank you Mrs Thomas-Cleaver, we wish you well in your retirement.




Annual Governors Report to Parents

Please take a look at out Annual Governors Report to Parents:-

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This is also available on our website policies page.

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Thank you.



Portfield School’s Summer Fun Day 2018:

A huge thank you to everyone who came to Portfield Fun Day, especially all of ‘The Friends of Portfield School’ and the staff that supported to organise and help on the day.

It was a great day with lots of amazing stalls, there were handmade items, crochet, jewllery, food and drink, children’s services and lots more….

A big THANK YOU to…….

  • All of the volunteer services that came … The Coast Guard and Haverfordwest Fire Brigade:

  • Stuart from Little Monsters, South Wales Family entertainment, he was very busy making free balloon models for all of the children by request.
  • Pure West Radio, they did an amazing job advertising the event and interviewing stall holdres. Videos of the event have been shared – please see Pure West Radio for all the fun.
  • Edward Reohorn and sons for his great rides and games stall – the children loved the gold fish prizes. Reohorn Amusements
  • Jeff Clout for his huge slides and games stall – the pupils had a great time.
  • Faith Foster did an amazing job singing and entertaining all afternoon with children on stage with her and supported by her frineds who came down from as far away as Swansea.
  • Tara the face painter did amazing art work on the chidren, who all looked great.

  • Kevin the ice cream man who was kept busy with his Mr. Whippy’s once the weather improved.
  • Castle Photography, Haverfordwest for the wonderful professional photos that families were able to have taken – everyone was delighted with them Castle Photography & Framing.
  • A big thank you to Debenhams Haverfordwest, Marks and Spencer Haverfordwest and Hannah from Tesco who donateditems to towards the event!

A great BBQ was put on by members of The Friends of Portfield School – the food was delicious.

Raffle sales were fantastic, thank you to everyone who sold tickets and a MASSIVE thank you to Mr Hardiman who sold a record amount of tickets.

Thank you to everyone, as always The Fun Day was a huge success – these events can ony happen with the support of everyone – what a lovely way to end the term!



Ice Cream for Portfield School!

A huge THANK YOU to Martin Mcgeown for coming to Portfield last Friday and for supplying Ice Cream!

All of our pupils (and staff!) loved the ice cream!



Pupil Development Grant (PDG) 


We have had information of the following uniform and equipment grant that is available ……

Pupil Development Grant (PDG) – Access

Get £125 to buy school uniform, equipment, sports kit and kit for activities outside of school for your child.

Looked-after children and learners eligible for free school meals will be eligible for this grant if they are:

******entering reception class in primary school*******

******entering year 7 in secondary school*******

******aged 4 or 11 in special schools, special needs resource bases or pupil referral units******

To apply for this grant please contact your local authority.



Taskers School Uniform


Taskers 1 and Taskers 2 there will be a new uniform in September.

On Monday 16th July between 2p.m. and 6:30p.m Ambition Sport will be in Tasker Hall (Portfield Avenue entrance) for parents to come in and purchase PE kit and uniform.

Thank you



Friends of Portfield School




Work Experience Days

A great opportunity for 14-18 year olds over the summer…. Please take a look.

For more information please phone or email Green Links directly.

Tel: 01646 686804


Think You Know?


Have a look at this and see if you know all there is to know about all of the different apps that your youngster might be using!

Take the survey and see how much you know – it’s always good to keep up to date!

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Portfield @ Enterprise for Schools



Autism Awareness


Healthy Schools Award

Portfield School has been awarded the Welsh Network of Heathy Schools National Quality Award this term for the third time.


The report stated:

“Portfield Special School is an outstanding health promoting school. The Health Promoting Schools ethos is evident across the whole school population it runs seamlessly throughout everything that the school does, health behaviours are embedded into the life of the school.  The introduction of new initiatives and the further development of previous work undertaken is impressive, this report can only capture some of the work undertaken.

Congratulations to Portfield Special School for all your hard work in a successful 3rd  reassessment of the Welsh Network of Healthy School Schemes National Quality Award.”

Congratulations to all the pupils, families and staff for promoting healthy lives.




An Integrated Autism Service for Wales – What will it mean for me?

This week the Minister for Health and Social services announced an additional investment of £7 million to support the development of the Integrated Autism service for Wales. This takes the total funding for the service up to a total of £13 million.

Why are we developing an Integrated Autism Service?

Because autistic individuals, parents and carers told us they needed more support. They told us they can’t access services because they don’t meet the eligibility criteria. They told us they wanted support with:

  • Behaviour issues
  • Emotional issues such as anxiety and anger
  • Developing social and daily living skills
  • Accessing leisure and recreational activities

We learned that autistic adults and children and their family’s lives are severely affected because they can’t access the correct support, that many can’t leave the house on a daily basis and that parents and carers feel highly stressed.

We also heard that many adults who think they may have autism find it difficult to access an assessment for this.

What will the service provide?

The service will provide diagnostic assessment for autistic adults (sometimes jointly with other services), support and advice for children, adults and those who support them.

I am a parent of an autistic child – what will this mean for me?

The integrated autism service will support parents and carers by provide advice and support, signposting to other services and delivering programmes for young people. This will include support and advice to help manage difficulties such as:

  • Sleep problems
  • Issues with eating
  • Challenging behaviour
  • Anxiety
  • Developing social skills

Where needed, the service may also work with other staff involved with your child such as school staff or health visitors to make sure you and your child are given consistent support and advice.

Parents and carers will be able to self – refer to the service (we heard that needing professionals to refer you for support is not working for you).

I am an autistic adult – what will this mean for me?

You will be able to get support from the service without needing to be referred by someone else. Staff in the service will be able to provide you with support and advice in relation to

  • Anxiety
  • Social skills
  • Accessing leisure and recreational activities
  • Developing your daily living skills (such as paying bills, shopping and cooking)
  • Accessing other services such as healthcare or employment support
  • Or other difficulties with you may be experiencing

If you are an adult and think you have autism but don’t have a diagnosis, the service will be able to offer you an assessment for autism if you want it.

Will the service provide everything for us?

No, the service will not provide:

  • Emergency / crisis intervention
  • Respite care
  • Rapid response

For those with more complex needs (where other services such as mental health support is needed), staff from the integrated autism service will work with other professionals to ensure they are able to provide ‘autism-friendly’ support.

How has this worked in other places?

We do not believe there is an all age, National service anywhere else in the World. We are very excited about it. The Welsh Government have listened to what autistic individuals and their parents and carers told us they needed to improve their day to day lives and have invested the funding needed to deliver it.

We have another unique resource in Wales – our team! We are supporting the creation of the integrated autism service, developing new resources to help autistic individuals and parents / carers, and working hard to improve awareness and understanding of autism across Wales.

Why is it taking so long?

We need to get it right. We need to make sure that all services are working together. We need to make sure we have the right staff to support you. We need to make sure staff are trained to have the skills needed to support you.

Unfortunately, this takes time but please be assured that we are working as hard as we can to get the service ready for you. The service should be active across the whole of Wales by the end of the year.

How will I know when the service is open and how to access it?

We will keep you updated via our website, and via Twitter and Facebook – ASDinfoWales. We will also make sure that schools, GPs and voluntary organisations are aware.

How can I access ASDinfoWales resources in the meantime?

Email us at or inbox us on Facebook and Twitter, let us know what you need. We will try our best to get it to you.



Enterprise Fayre


*Don’t forget we have a stall at The Enterprise Fayre

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday – (19th/20th & 21st June).

There are a range of potted plants and crafts for sale – please pop along and say ‘hi’ to everyone!

Look forward to seeing you!*




All you need to know about Kidz to Adultz Wales & West!

We thought this NEW FREE event would be of interest to you, your colleagues and service users, please feel free to share with those who could benefit from attending.

For your chance to win £200 vouchers register online for your visitor’s

FREE entry ticket and to receive updates on our future event HERE

You can view the full exhibitors list HERE

View more detailed information on all the FREE CPD Accredited Seminars


running alongside the exhibition which are sponsored by Treloar’s HERE






Come along to our Innovation Area in association with REMAP

and tell us about your ideas for equipment & products

you would like to see in the future.

You can find us on Stand F4!

Facebook reviews:What an amazing event! So much information… Everybody was really friendly and it was so good that we could try out equipment seats/chairs etc – 🙂 I have a much better idea of the equipment I’m after now, far better than just looking at it online.

And from speaking to a lot of people on stands I found out about things I never knew existed

C. Jones – Parent.







Enterprise Troopers Competition


We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded the Gold Eco-Environmental Award


Yesterday 2 pupils from Lower 5 represented Portfield School with Mrs Williams at the regional finals of the Enterprise Troopers Primary School Competition. This is a competition run by Big Ideas Wales, Welsh Assembly Government, the aim is to encourage and develop enterprising and creative young people!


 Our representatives showcased the work that we do and what has been happening at Portfield School recently in the preparations for Enterprise week. Pupils across the school have been very busy planting and making items from recyclable materials in order to sell at the Enterprise Fair.

 We are all delighted to have received the GOLD AWARD!!

The Enterprise Fair will be taking place next week at Riverside, Haverfordwest! Please pop along and say ‘Hi’, we have a large range of potted plants and crafts available for sale……. Look forward to seeing you!


Enterprise Fair 19th June, 20th June and 21st June!




Promoting Positive Behaviour


Are you managing some tricky behaviour in your child or teenager?
Would you like an update on the ALN reforms and to find out more about support available as well as a lot more?

To book onto this course please telephone 01437 776354 or email



Whatsapp: A Guide for Parents and Carers


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5 to Thrive training at Portfield School


Mrs Truswell, Mrs Harries and Mrs Rothery prepared a workshop and presentation for staff from Portfield, SNAP , Monkton and Glannau Gwaun Learning Resource Centres and delivered a very interesting presentation today.

5 to Thrive is all about how positive interaction with others helps children’s brains to grow and enable them to be healthy, confident learners and develop into sociable, resilient adults.

This training builds on staff awareness developed through previous training on attachment and emotion coaching. It was well received by all.

Many thanks to the team for an interesting and professional delivery.




Please take time to have a look at the above website. It explains how the sensory needs of children and young people can be met in school and at home.
There are some lovely ideas of activities – also some great descriptions which are quick and easy to read!
Everyone has sensory needs of some kind and this helpful site explains more about it!
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Reflections on Deaf-Blindness

Hands and Touch




Parent Zone Digital Families:

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School uniform News


We have made some changes to improve the system for supplying school uniform. Click the picture to find out more….



Anxiety – some useful websites

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Child & Adolescent Mental Health website link

Information, advice and advocacy helpline for children and young people





Quick Reminder


 Duke of Edinburgh News



Painting of Carew Castle

Following a recent educational trip to Carew Castle, students from Taskers 1 Satellite class contacted the VC Gallery in Haverfordwest asking if they were able to come into the studio and recreate Carew Castle for the school heritage project.

Barry John (MBE) was delighted with the request and over the next few sessions, he and Pete worked with our students teaching them new skills such as blending, colour mixing and creating a setting/ atmosphere.

 All students photographed their favourite places when at Carew castle and reproduced individual pieces of art work as well as an amazing painting of Carew castle.

Barry was so impressed with the outcome of the painting that he asked if he could display it in his gallery over the Easter holiday.

The painting is now hung pride of place in Taskers 1 classroom.



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We would like to share this email that we have had sent to us with parents and carers of Portfield School, if you are keen please be quick in contacting Jess as there is a very limited number of spaces left……..

I would like to introduce myself, I am Jess West and am co-ordinating a programme within the Sport Pembrokeshire team, Pembrokeshire County Council .

The programme I am running is called GET OUT GET ACTIVE (GOGA).
It aims to offer a mix of disability inclusive outdoor activities within Pembrokeshire.

We have an exciting sailing program starting in June through to September.

As a brief overview:
6 week programme
Starts Tuesday 5th June –Tuesday 10th July. (Another course will be running 17th July -21st August)
Tuesday evenings 6-8:30pm
Pembrokeshire Yacht Club, in Milford Haven.

Cost of the programme: FREE! All equipment is provided including wetsuit and buoyancy aid.
(The cost to one participant usually would be £35 per session totalling £210)

NB. There is no charge involved with the sailing as it is funded by my project- though this does not cover transport costs to ensure participant can attend the sessions.

The program:
1 RYA approved instructor to 2 or 3 participants.

It is 6weeks of Sailing in which you have an introduction to sailing, lots of fun and the opportunity to work towards an official sailing certificate.

The program had been designed on a club night to give a friendly, welcoming environment to learn to sail.
(There will be other members taking part in other sailing activities alongside the sessions).

It would be great to hear from you if you are interested or would like to know more.

I work typically Mon-Wed.
Please feel free to ring for a further chat or if you have any questions!
It will be fantastic to see the outcomes with this exciting opportunity within sailing!

I look forward to hearing from you!
Many thanks,

Jess West

Tel: 07795 305 871
Tel: 01437 776187






Please ring for further details, the course of sessions has started but this shouldn’t be a problem… Sounds a great course!




















Post-16 Computer Sessions Provision Calendar






Gaming Information for Parents and Carers


Some games offer the users the chance to chat online.

Talk to your children about the games they are using and remind them about the SMART rules.

Find out more using the links below:

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Interview with Lily Rice:




Happy Easter!

Easter  Reminders

Just a reminder that there will be an Easter Service in Upper School on Thursday 29th March at 2p.m. – Parents Welcome!!

There will be an Easter bonnet parade in Lower School – please can parents send bonnets in ready for Thursday morning.






DC Training Flyer



Bike Donations:

Bikes donations thanks



What to put in a Calm Box


We often get asked about items that can help to positively support a young persons behaviour…. Here are some lovely ideas from the website below – please take a look…….
However may we stress that we would only recommend that weighted vests, blankets and other such items are used under the direction of an Occupational Therapist.

Take a look…..


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Portfield School’s Career Day


Portfield Careers Fayre 2018 was a great success.

We had 25 stalls with representatives from many different colleges, Careers, supported work placements, parent partnership, therapists etc, offering a huge range of information to pupils and parents and carers about provision that is available for young people with Additional Learning Needs of Year 9  and above in and around the county and beyond.

It was great to hear so many parents, carers and young people saying how interesting and useful the day was and how much they had found out.

A really massive Thank You to everyone who came and set up an information stall, to those who came to find out and to our fabulous team at Portfield who made it all happen.

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Upper 3 Coffee Evening


U3 Coffee Morning



Defibrillator Training


Defibrillator Training



Upper 3 Tuck Shop


Upper 3 Tuck Shop



Easter Raffle


Easter Raffle




Careers Fayre


This event is always popular, open to ALL pupils from Years 9 – 14. If you would like any further information on this event please do not hesitate to contact us at Portfield School. Looking forward to seeing you!






Careers Fayre


This event is always popular, open to ALL pupils from Years 9 – 14. If you would like any further information on this event please do not hesitate to contact us at Portfield School. Looking forward to seeing you!


Easter Eggs Donation 


Thank you very much to Ellie Morgan and her family for the kind donation of Easter eggs for our Easter raffle.
Also, a big thank you to Heatherton for the family tickets that they donated

The eggs and tickets will be raffled along with other prizes to raise money for school funds.


Enterprise Fair


We would like to say a huge THANK YOU for some wonderful donations towards our Enterprise Fair.

A special THANK YOU to Vincent Davies who have donated a £25 voucher for us to buy gardening items.

Also, thank you to everyone who sent compost, pots and gardening items in….

Please if you have any items could you think of us.




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Meningitis Awareness:


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Autism Wellbeing Day For Parents





Psychologists Visit Portfield School


Clinical Psychologist Visit



Mother’s Day ‘Get Together’


Mothers Day Get together slips





Caldwell Autism Foundation Workshops


Caldwell-autism-logo-header-sizeIntensive Interaction and Sensory-based Approaches:
using Responsive Communication to support autistic people

The Caldwell Autism Foundation has been awarded funding to provide a series of eight Responsive Communication workshops across Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Swansea.

The workshops provide an interactive and highly engaging introduction to Responsive Communication and are being provided at low-cost to professionals and free to autistic people, their parents and unpaid carers. There will be tea, coffee and biscuits available at the mid-morning break.

For all workshops, the doors open at 9.15am for a prompt 9.30am start and the morning ends at 1pm.

There are 42 places available at each event so please book your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

To secure your place, please visit the relevant Eventbrite page for your area:

  • Aberaeron (Friday 16 March) – click here
  • Haverfordwest (Friday 23 March) – click here
  • Llanelli (Wednesday 28 March)  – click here
  • Swansea (Friday 4 May)  – click here
  • Aberystwyth (Friday 8 June)  – click here
  • Narberth (Thursday 14 June) – click here
  • Lampeter (Friday 22 June) – click here
  • Ammanford (Friday 29 June) – click here

If you have any questions about these events, please do not hesitate to contact our Co-ordinator, Rorie Fulton, at or on 07393 664 048.




Hapus Dydd Gŵyl Dewi ~ Happy St.David’s Day !

We would like to wish everyone a Happy St. David’s Day and share with you some of the entries for competitions that have been taking place this week as part of Welsh Week at Portfield School. As always all of the entries are of a very high standard – winners will be announced in school later in the week. Well done to everyone, amazing work!

Check out the artwork pictures below:




Welsh Legends Art Competition







Welsh Cake Competition



Classes were invited to enter the Welsh cake competition. Each class were asked to enter their finest Welsh Cakes into the competition which is judged by our Chair of Governors, Mrs Thomas-Cleaver. The completion entries were a very high standard. The winners will be announced later this week.
Classes were invited to enter the Welsh cake competition. Each class were asked to enter their finest Welsh Cakes into the competition which is judged by our Chair of Governors, Mrs Thomas-Cleaver. The completion entries were a very high standard. The winners will be announced later this week.





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Portfield School at The Enterprise Fair

Enterprise gardening




We’re Taking Part for A Healthy Heart!

Tomorrow we will be going on a Woolly Hat Walk. Most of the School will be walking from Portfield School to the race course and and back to school. If you see us on our walk please give us a wave of support…. Some of our pupils will be walking around the school field and others will be walking around the court yard of Upper School – everybody will be doing something to raise funds to purchase a Defibrillator for school.
We are completing this alongside the British Heart Foundation Awareness month. Please feel free to send any donations in to school – as always your support is very much appreciated.

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ERW ‘DigiMeet’

Monday 12th February 2018

Monday 12th February Portfield School hosted the Erw DigiMeet. We had over 80 attendees who came to find out more about the Digital Competence Framework. There were six workshops with presentations on HWB, internet Safety, One Note, DC in the Foundation Phase, Scratch and The Implementation of the DCF.
Monday 12th February Portfield School hosted the Erw DigiMeet. We had over 80 attendees who came to find out more about the Digital Competence Framework.
There were six workshops with presentations on HWB, internet Safety, One Note, DC in the Foundation Phase, Scratch and The Implementation of the DCF.




behaviour strategies for home and school



Adverse Weather Conditions Notice

school closures



School Safety Council & Tech Team

portfield school tech team update


Portfield School Internet Safety Week

This week is Internet Safety week at Portfield School

Please click on the article below about keeping children safe online….

o2 online safety week



Attention Shoppers!

From tomorrow (2nd February) most items will be 50p!

Please visit our charity shop to grab yourself a bargain!

(Click link to go to the webpage)



Hydro Pool

Just to let parents and carers know….

Portfield Hydrotherapy pool is currently out of action due to maintenance repairs, we hope to have it back in action as soon as possible.



Safer Internet

Please take a minute to read the tips and guidance on safer on-line usage for anyone using the Internet!! Great tips…. Click the link!

Tips, advice, guides and resources to help keep your child safe online As a parent or carer you play a key role in helping your child to stay safe online. You don’t need to be an expert on the i




adoption news









Bikes, Trikes and Scooters

bikes donation





independent living skills



happy new year 2018





 Online Safety: (Click the pictures below to take you to the site)

supporting young people

11-13 safety

6-10 safety

0-5 safety


Upper School Nativity

upper school concert thanks



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Lower School Nativity

Lower School Nativity was a huge success!

All of the students and parents enjoyed.

The raffle was very popular and raised £100

Thank you for your continued support!


Christmas Jumper Day

christmas jumper day



Carol Singing Support

carol thanks


Attendance Matters

attendance matters



Portfield Carol Singers

boots carol







parent zone



Wheelchair Friendly Swing



Christmas Cards on Sale Now

winning christmas cards sale reminder


Tesco Carol Singing



Christmas Craft Fayre




christmas 1


College Open Evening



WHIZZ kids




Christmas Fair



Children in Need

Spotacular CIN



‘Stay Safe Online’ WHSmith Voucher Winners

WHSmith Vouchers prize



Guess the name of the Bear:

Guess the name of the Bear




Holly House Open Day!

Parents and Carers of Portfield pupils:

You are invited to an open day at Holly House this Saturday – 11th November between 10am and 1pm! They would love to see you!



Portfield School ‘Recycle a Mascot’

We are thrilled to announce that Portfield School has won first prize in LNG's "Recycle a Mascot" competition. We had a great time making a tree out of recycled materials - an old umbrella stand, recycled packaging and cardboard of all descriptions. The students enjoyed exploring the sensory properties of the materials and together we assembled a tree which represents our school woodland area and the abundance of trees on and around our school grounds. Well done Portfield School!
We are thrilled to announce that Portfield School has won first prize in LNG’s “Recycle a Mascot” competition. We had a great time making a tree out of recycled materials – an old umbrella stand, recycled packaging and cardboard of all descriptions. The students enjoyed exploring the sensory properties of the materials and together we assembled a tree which represents our school woodland area and the abundance of trees on and around our school grounds. Well done Portfield School!



Online Safety Poster



remembrance sunday


Half Term is Here!

half term adventures



Portfield School Christmas Card Competition Winners


We recently held a Christmas Card Competition. Our winners have been chosen!!!!


Well done Oliver B (6th Form 1) and Ella S (Lower 4)

The winning designs will be made into Christmas cards and will be on sale shortly!
As you can see from the pictures below, the standard was very high this year!

Christmas Cards 1


Christmas Cards 4
Other Entries – Well done!




‘Jeans for Genes’ Award 2017:

Jeans for Genes Award






Heart Start


Description for newsletter


tips for toileting


autism and me
Click the picture to take you to the BBC webpage (Flash Player required!)


Claire Sommerville Welsh Award
Claire Sommerville Welsh Award



Harvest update – we raised 117.4kg in weight of food for the Harvest.

Tesco agreed to weight match the food that we donated to the Trussell Trust Food Bank.

All donations were presented to Rev. Ian Middlemist….

Thank you kindly for all of your support!!




Harvest Foodbank


harvest thankyou


Autism Aware – Chris Packham of Spring watch talks about how his Asperger’s has impacted on his life.

Chris Packam Autism
Click the picture to take you to the website (BBC iPlayer software installation required)

remembrance sunday college open day for the blind

⇒⇒⇒⇒A Midsummer Night’s Dream ⇐⇐⇐⇐

This year Portfield drama students are performing A Midsummer Night’s Dream at The Torch Theatre, Milford Haven on Tues. 7th November. There are 21 students from Key Stage 4 and 5 taking part and they have been busy with rehearsals since returning to school in September. It is an amazing opportunity for our students to perform in a real theatre and gain skills that can be used in their future life.


bullying event


Positive about Disability Employment Event

A Positive about disability Employment event will be held at the Bridge Innovation Centre , Pembroke Dock on Wednesday October 11th from 10-3.

It is open to all people with disabilities and/or ongoing health needs and employers who wish to become disability confident.

Call 01437 776609 or email for more information. Norman Industries who support our pupils with work experience and Workways+ who recently visited school to give information and advice to parents are helping to organise this event. It will be well worth going to.


spooky scolton manor


portfield careers fayre




Half Price Entry Tickets:

Half Price Entry Tickets




Macmillan Coffee Morning:

Coffee Morning




New £1 Coins

Please note:

As of the 15th October the Pembrokeshire County Council’s School Meals Service will no longer accept the old £1 coins. Unfortunately any sent in as payment after this date will be returned.




Here our runners are lining up and getting ready to take on the challenge of Cardiff Half Marathon! It’s very busy in Cardiff, but the bright t-shirts are helping us to find them…

Here are a few staff members, there are quite a few more out there lost in the crowds!

Good luck guys, we’re hoping that the weather forecast is wrong and that you will all stay dry today!!

Cardiff Marathon is live on BBC 1 this morning – how many of our runners can you spot??????





parent workshop



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Portfield pupils in 6F2 are making lanterns some of which will be used in the parade. If any parents wish to take their children to join in the parade feel free to go down and join in the fun.




childline latest


Harvest Invite

reasons to use visuals

Portfield School’s ‘Jeans for Genes’ Day

Friday 22nd September 2017.

£1 for pupils and staff!

jeans day



 parents evening dates

jeans for genes



fishguard leisure centre




positive about disablility



railway for christmas


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Roll up, Roll Up, Portfield pupils!!!!


‘John is an intelligent, experienced performer, with a unique stage presence and a voice like no other’

Originally from Bridgend, South Wales, John has performed on stage at various venues and cities in the UK (London, Bristol, Cardiff) and across the world (USA, Argentina). Specialising in both original material and the reworking of old favourites, his music can suit all needs and occasions.

A singer, supplemented by both his guitar and piano playing skills, he is a quick learner; he can play almost anything requested. John also uses a loop pedal, which adds to his performance to no end.

John recently came second in the Open Mic UK Awards and won Best Original Track. He was also accepted onto television show The Voice this Autumn.