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Our Community Multi Academy Trust is a group of town, city and village schools that have joined together to provide the very best education for the children in our care and where we believe that education is very much a matter of the individual.

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SEND during Lockdown

 

Lockdown 3 - Term 4, February 2021

We look forward to welcoming you all back on 8th March 2021.  I have posted some links which you may find useful.  As always, please do not hesitate to contact me, should you have any concerns about your child. b.metcalfe@villageacademy.co.uk

Dyslexia Support

www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/about

www.dyslexia-east-kent.org.uk 

Autism 

www.autism.org.uk 

www.kentautistic.com 

Speech & Language Services Kent 

www.kentcht.nhs.uk/home/our-services/childrens-speech-and-language-therapy-kent/

www.ican.org.uk 

Parent Supports - Information, Advice & Support 

www.kent.gov.uk/iask

SNAAP - Special Needs Advisory and Activities Project 

http://www.snaap.org.uk

Kent Local Offer

http://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/special-educational-needs/about-the-local-offer

 

Mainstream Core Standards

The new SEND Mainstream Core Standards guide and SEND parents guide are available below. 

Mainstream Core Standards guide

Parent version - Mainstream Core Standards guide

Lockdown - Term 3, January 2021

So we begin another phase of lockdown.  For some, this may be a very unsettling time.  I will continue to post useful information for our SEN children and their families on this page.  If you need support or advice, please do not hesitate to contact me: b.metcalfe@villageacademy.co.uk

BBC SEND Bitesize

Young Minds

SEN Resources for home

Multi skills PE Challenges - I'd love to see your photos and scores, please send them in on the above email.

Parental Support - Emotional Well-Being

 

Lockdown - March 2020

Home learning SEN C&L Suggestions for Primary School

Firstly, a big well done to all of you.  I have been so impressed with the work that parents have shared through emails with both myself, Mrs Deysel and the class teachers.  I want to just remind you, that what you are doing is enough.  You are raising your children at a time when they are trying to process what is happening to their world.  Whether it be taking time to talk to them, spend time outdoors, making and creating, baking or just relaxing together, these are all great ways to promote positive mental health, education doesn't just have to be completing a maths activity or researching a topic. 

Keep up the great work and keep sending in photos of the activities your children are enjoying.

Mrs Metcalfe (SENCo)

 

Below are some links that you may find useful:

https://www.themathsfactor.com/   (This is a free site during lockdown.)

https://www.nessy.com/uk/   (Ideal for dyslexia - reduced price during lockdown.)

https://www.learninggamesforkids.com/memory-games.html

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zh9v382

/docs/Enrichment_during_lockdown_1.pdf

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom

 

Support for parents

Therapy_Referral_Information.doc

 

Download a free book for children, explaining Coronavirus.

https://youtu.be/fCjDo9SskQU

 

Useful information for parents:

Primary_Transition_Parent_guide.pdf

Sensory_Differences_pamphlet_-_Publisher__1_.pdf

ASD in Girls_Primary Pamphlet_2020.pdf

PDA_pamphlet.pdf

Anxiety.pdf

https://www.autism.org.uk/

https://www.morethanwordscharity.com/

http://www.therapystreetforkids.com/index.html

Understanding Dyslexia

 

Looking for Speech & Language Resources? Please click the link below for some great resources and information

https://www.ekhuft.nhs.uk/patients-and-visitors/services/therapies/therapy-services-children-young-people/children-and-young-people-therapy/speech-and-language-therapy/information-and-resources/

 

Preparing your child for school

https://www.kentcht.nhs.uk/childrens-therapies-the-pod/occupational-therapy/dressing-and-undressing/

https://www.kentcht.nhs.uk/childrens-therapies-the-pod/occupational-therapy/how-to-help-your-child-and-have-fun/

https://www.kentcht.nhs.uk/childrens-therapies-the-pod/occupational-therapy/meal-times/

https://www.kentcht.nhs.uk/childrens-therapies-the-pod/occupational-therapy/pre-writing-and-writing/

 

Emotional Well-being resources

 https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/category/free-resources/coronavirus-support/

https://www.childline.org.uk/toolbox/calm-zone/

https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/talking-to-your-child-about-coronavirus/

https://www.familylinks.org.uk/free-downloads-for-parents

 

Just for fun

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges

https://www.scouts.org.uk/the-great-indoors/

https://www.typingclub.com/

https://www.chessinschools.co.uk/chesskid-for-parent

https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/members-area/kids/

https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2019/04/rainy-day-activities-kids/

https://www.theschoolrun.com/diy-forest-school-activities

 

Videos for returning to school

https://vimeo.com/423947586/df8c7f7e3e