SEND Support During the National Lockdown
As the school’s SENDCo, I wanted to make contact with you and let you know what support there will be for your child during this period of lockdown. We would like to take the opportunity to reassure you that we are here for parents and carers, so please do get in touch should you require any additional support or advice.
To ensure that your child is still getting the best possible support, I have set up an e-learning account for all SEND pupils, so that they can complete a daily English and Maths session on IDL, an online learning platform; I will send out individual login details for your child this week, via their Google Classroom account.
I have also created a pack of resources, see PDF below, which you may find helpful, below is a brief overview of what it contains.
This will help to reduce anxiety, you can use the visual timetable, included in the pack, to support with this, this replicates what your child may use in school.
Engaging in different types of activities is very supportive for pupils with SEND. Engaging in some fun learning experiences together, will give your child time and space to express their feelings.
Expressing feelings and emotions
Lots of us feel isolated at the moment, but this can be even more difficult for children with communication needs. This ELSA resource may help your child to express how they are feeling and talk about their current situation, you get the full resource by clicking on the blue link for that day.
Movement benefits pupil’s by enabling them to engage and with and retain the information they are being taught. There are some suggestions for motor-skills, as well as movement activities that you can try together.
If your child is not currently attending school, one of the team will give you a call each week to see how things are going, and offer any advice and support needed. As always, please do email me with any questions or concerns, I will do my best to help remotely support you.
Mrs B McManus
Deputy Headteacher and SENDCo