Supporting Pupils with SEND
Help children with SEND continue their education during coronavirus (COVID-19)
Staying at home can be more disruptive to the lives and routines of children with special educational needs and disabilities.
No one expects parents to act as teachers or childcare providers, or to provide the activities and feedback that a school or nursery would. Parents and carers should do their best to help and support their children with their learning while they are at home.
If your child usually goes to school but is currently at home, their school should be working to provide them with work and giving them feedback in a format that meets their needs. Contact the school if you are not already in touch.
We have been working with a range of other organisations to create extra resources to help you. See:
- a list of online education resources for children with SEND
- coronavirus educational resources from The Sensory Projects
- SEND-specific resources for learning from home from Tech Ability
We have also worked with other organisations to create information on ways you can help your children learn at home. See:
- advice on supporting children with a learning disability or autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) from the Council for Disabled Children
- recommendations on special educational needs from the Education Endowment Foundation
As a charity, we aim to support families where possible during this challenging time.
Operationally, the majority of our staff will be furloughed from close of business Tuesday 31st March with a smaller team continuing to offer support.
Our team are values driven and committed to their work; but will be unable to operate as working employees until usual ways of working can resume.
Our DBS checked staff aim to volunteer their time to community bases; and may contact appropriate organisations/services independently.
Any parent/carer/CYP needing support who our team would normally communicate with – please pass on relevant details and we will endeavour to support them.
Clinical referrals: Adhd.email@example.com
For General Enquires: firstname.lastname@example.org
For School Consortis Therapeutic Support, please email: Tracy.email@example.com
For Looked After Children, VirtualSchool & Safeguarding Queries, please email: Julia.firstname.lastname@example.org
For Early Years or Training Services, please email: Emma.email@example.com
All other Therapeutic Services: Tracy.firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel No: 07809342592 (Tracy Dickens- Director of Therapeutic Services)
Our social media platforms will continue to post information, advice and guidance:
Please refer to;
Supporting your child with ADHD during the school shutdown.
Supporting your child with ASC.