Supporting children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities
Information on SEND & the Local Offer can be found in the Curriculum section of our website, under Inclusion.
Below you will find information to support you and your child during Covid-19.
Support for children with SEND during Covid-19
Click here for a useful set of ideas to support children at home during the Covid-19 crisis.
Click below to listen to a really interesting podcast from Steph Reed, an Austism Specialist teacher and consultant that she recorded with a group of parents.
AST 11 SUPPORTING CHILDREN AT HOME HELPFUL STRATEGIES DURING OUR CURRENT CRISIS
Developing Speaking and Listening at home
Our Language Resource teacher Mrs Demetriou has put together some ideas to support speaking and listening skills at home.
Developing fine motor skills at home
Some children with SEND require some support with their fine motor skills. This means developing the skills to use small muscles, usually hands and fingers, with the eyes.
Here are some activities that can support fine motor skills at home. If you require any equipment such as a set of children's scissors or print outs please contact your child's teacher via the school closure email address or our SENCo, Miss Bloomfield email@example.com
Some children find having a visual plan for the day a useful tool. Widgit Online is offering a month for free using the code WIDGIT30.
You can use this online software to support children with many aspects of home education.
If your child is finding the home learning that has been set difficult, please let us know. Your child's class teacher will be checking in with you and you can use the email addresses that have been set up for the current school closure. You can access all year groups' learning on our School Closure page and you may find the work from a different year group more suitable for your child. You can also contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Headteacher Inclusion
Hungry Little Minds
The government website Hungry Little Minds has some good suggestions for simple activities that families can do at home. Although it is aimed at younger children, some of the activities are suitable for children who are older or who have additional needs.
Speech and Language Therapy
Lucy and Melanie, our speech and language therapists are currently working very hard, back at Northwick Park Hospital. Children who usually receive speech and language therapy at school should have received new targets through the post. Below are some ideas to support your child's speech and language development whilst they are at home.