Special Needs Jungle website has some useful articles about the lockdown and children with SEND including:

  • How is the coronavirus lockdown affecting the mental health of children with SEND?
  • Coronavirus: Sensory resources for children with SEND
  • Why the Coronavirus lockdown adjustment for people with disabilities and mental health conditions was the right thing to do
  • Could remote hearings be the new normal at the SEND Tribunal?
  • Care in a time of coronavirus (ii): Using health direct payments to pay family members for care

 

https://www.specialneedsjungle.com/



 

The Oak National Academy is providing online lessons for schools to share with parents. They have just released a range of lessons to support children and young people with complex needs. The lessons cover:

  • communication and language
  • creative arts
  • independent living
  • numeracy
  • therapies

Nearly all lessons will now be subtitled and they are als beginning to add BSL for lessons for lower age groups.

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/specialist/#subjects

 



during coronavirus (COVID-19)

– 5th May

These case studies share examples of remote education practice for schools during coronavirus. The DfE gathered them by consulting with schools and academies across England. Names of individuals and schools have been removed to protect their privacy.

https://tinyurl.com/y7hucmmz

 



during coronavirus (COVID-19)

– 5th May

The Department for Education has been working with schools to develop guidance based on the current experiences and practices of teachers and school leaders.

It outlines some approaches that have worked for schools and includes case studies and information about:

  • supporting pupils’ wellbeing
  • adapting teaching practice for remote education
  • adapting the curriculum for remote education
  • keeping pupils motivated and engaged

Most of the examples given are from schools that already had some infrastructure or technology in place. Many schools and households do not have the same level of access. The DfE are developing examples of effective practice from schools in these circumstances, and for schools providing education to younger children.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/remote-education-practice-for-schools-during-coronavirus-covid-19

 



during coronavirus (COVID-19)

– Updated 4th May

This document has been updated to reflect policy and process development. Local authorities will be ordering the relevant number of lap-tops for maintained schools and Academy Trusts will be ordering for Trust schools.

https://tinyurl.com/y7tjjnfg



The James Rennie School website contains videos – an introduction to sensory stories, and a sensory story (we’re going on a bear hunt) which can be completed with objects found in most houses + a growing directory of recipes which are symbol supported

The James Rennie School Trust website at

www.theedenacademy.co.uk/parent-forum

also has a growing breadth of resources including support from therapists

 



We appear to be living in some interesting times!

The Sensory Proejects website is providing a bank of resources helpful for those looking for educational activities to do whilst staying home and staying safe.

If you have any suggested additions please email them to me at: sensorystory@gmail.com

The resources are loosely grouped into those aimed at people with additional educational needs, those specific to learning about COVID 19 and the changes it is implementing in our lives and those aimed at students who attend mainstream schools.

www.thesensoryprojects.co.uk/covid19-resources

Sensory Projects – Joe Grace

 



We appear to be living in some interesting times!

The Sensory Proejects website is providing a bank of resources helpful for those looking for educational activities to do whilst staying home and staying safe.

If you have any suggested additions please email them to me at: sensorystory@gmail.com

The resources are loosely grouped into those aimed at people with additional educational needs, those specific to learning about COVID 19 and the changes it is implementing in our lives and those aimed at students who attend mainstream schools.

www.thesensoryprojects.co.uk/covid19-resources

Sensory Projects – Joe Grace

 



During this time of pupils being at home and not in school Mandeville School are providing lots of ideas and activities to support pupils. They will be uploading a range of web pages, songs, stories and other activities that you may find helpful while you are at home during this period.

For more information please visit

Home Learning – Mandeville School

 



Dragonfly on Track

Priory Woods are releasing daily videos on their facebook group for parents to provide links between the 5 ‘Ways to Well-being’ adopted by the NHS and the Curriculum.

Some examples can be found at:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/dragonflyontrack

 



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