This page has been set up primarily to support parents of children who may need additional support in school.
Below is a list of information websites, tips and resources to help you support your children with their additional needs, learning and self-esteem. Children have varying needs and there is no one size approach fits all. It is quite common for children to have additional needs that span all these areas, so select the resources that meet the needs of your child, without worrying too much about the label or category they fall under. Everyone has strengths and weaknesses and these SEND strategies will be beneficial to many children, whether or not they have a diagnosis.
The link below will open on your device as a word document. I will continue to update it regularly, so please let me know if there is something you feel that I have missed.
We are preparing for all children to return to school on Monday 7th September. Whilst this seems like a long way from now, we know that the summer will fly by!
Here are some resources which we hope you will find helpful.
This has been a very tricky time and we are aware that parents may need some additional support.
Open for Parents have a very helpful website with lots of ideas and advice. You can also call them on 01424 725 800 if you would prefer to talk to someone.
Here you will find ideas and resources to support your child if they have been identified as having a risk of dyslexia.
#1: Inclusive teaching and support strategies (that will not just benefit autistic children, but all children!)
The link above will take you to Steph Reed’s podcast. Although she is a specialist teacher of children with autism, the strategies she discussed will support others without a diagnosis too.
The EEF have some helpful resources to support parents at this website:
These resources outline straightforward ways in which you can identify learning opportunities in everyday routines and build them into your home life. There is also guidance for supporting your child’s behavioural, emotional and social needs at this time.
ISEND have put together a range of activities to support children with SEN whilst they are at home. They have also included tips on looking after yourself and talking to your children about the coronavirus.
This is a free app which addresses chidren’s wellbeing. ThinkNinja’s aims are empowering children and young people to build resilience, manage their emotional health and to fulfil their potential. To download, go to GooglePlay or the App Store. For more information then go to:
Dear Parents and Carers,
As you will have seen from my last message, we have a number of optional educational activities for your children to do. For your information, over the Easter break, teachers will be spending their time with their families and will respond to the blog posts when they can. My Maths will not be checked over the break. After Easter, the blogs and MyMaths will be checked by your child’s class teacher on a daily basis.
Happy Easter to you all