During these unprecedented times, many families are facing many challenges. There is so much information available on line and in the media that it can become overwhelming: Which are you meant to look at first? Which is most important? Our advice is breathe… We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that we are both available via our e-mails if you have any questions regarding SEND need.
We would like to ask parents of children who have an EHCP or who have had their RSA accepted to check their e-mails daily in case any new information has been sent to us. We have two ways to share the information: Electronically via e-mail or by asking the admin staff to print it and post it. If you would like information directly e-mailed to you by us, please would you e-mail us so that we have your e-mail address.
We both wish you well and would like to reassure you that we can continue to work together to help steer your child’s way through these challenging times.
Miss Carney and Mrs Heer
We have found a range of resources that you might find useful and have included them below:
Children and Young People’s Mental Health Survey
This survey relates to exploring the experiences of children and young people who have accessed the following services: Primary Mental Health Team, CAMHS LAC or REACH (CW Mind) but also extends out to any low-moderate services which relate to their mental health and which they may not know the name of.
The survey link is here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/YP_MH_Survey
Supporting Young People Who Are Worried
Clinicians at the Anna Freud Centre have developed seven ways that they consider to be best practice in responding to children and young people’s fears.
Please find details below of some training for ASD and Sensory Processing difficulties that some of our children may experience generally and in particular with the current situation regarding Coronavirus. It may help you to understand certain behaviours and outline some strategies you could use. All the resources mentioned in the training are attached too.
The video of the session is available here and will be available until 4:30pm on Wednesday 13th May 2020.
You will need this password to access the content.
Minister Vicky Ford, MP Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families
Please take a look at the open letter that she has written regarding SEND provision at this time. A copy can be found via our Twitter feed.
SENDIASS continues to be available to support you at the present time, through phone, email and social media (Facebook and Twitter). They have recommended that we all keep an eye on the following link also:
This page will be kept under review and new resources will be added as they become available.
Jules McLean continues to be available to support school via e-mail and phone calls to school. They have sent us some useful resources to share with you.
Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust (CWPT)
CWPT have provided a list of a range of useful resources and toolkit that can be accessed for parents supporting children with SEN to understand COVID 19.
NHS Speech and Language
Speech and Language have sent us some “Home Speech Therapy Activities” to share with you.