In this section of our website, you can find some useful resources and ideas for supporting pupils with Special Educational Needs during the school closure. 'Support, Strategies and Advice' contains guidance and information, including useful information from outside agencies. 'Pupil Learning Activities' contains some ideas for learning activities from the SEN and Inclusion team in school. Finally, we will also be adding ideas and useful links to the Blog, so remember to check that.

If you would like to contact the SENCO (Miss Whittaker) or a member of the SEN team, you can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and a member of the team will get back to you.

 

Sheffield LA

Sheffield LA have sent out the attached guide for parents to help support children at home at this time, and it contains some useful info and also other places parents can access for support.

pdficon large  Sheffield LA Parent Guidance 

 

Healthy Minds - Sheffield Children's NHS

Healthy Minds is a school-based project which aims to support the emotional health and wellbeing of children and young people.

pdficon large Healthy Minds Covid-19 advice 

 

CAMHS Resources

This site was created for young people, carers and professionals to pool together lots of helpful resources from across the internet that are available to help support your mental health and well-being.

CAMHS Resources website

 

Government Guidance

Advice for parents and carers looking after children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Help children with SEND continue their education during coronavirus (COVID-19)

 

Sheffield Children's Hospital

Sheffield Children's Hospital have produced a range of advice and resources, which can be accessed by the following link.

Coronavirus resources for children and families

 

The Autism Team

The Autism Education Team runs a support line for families and services during term time, where advice can be requested. Parents can ask for support by emailing autism.educationteam@sheffield.gov.uk. Please include your child’s name and date of birth, a contact phone number and your question/details about the advice needed.  If you don’t have access to an email you can leave a message with the same details on 0114 2506800 and someone will call you back. 

 

Sheffield Speech and Language Therapy

Sheffield Speech and Language Therapy have produced a range of strategy sheets for parents, as well as advice for promoting talk at home. If your child has Speech, Language and Communication needs and you would like to discuss how you might be able to support your child at home or speak to the Speech and Language Therapist supporting your child, please email Miss Whittaker (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and, where possible, Miss Whittaker will contact the Speech and Language Therapists for advice.
 

National Autistic Society 

Many of you are probably anxious about coronavirus (COVID-19). With this in mind, we wanted to offer some practical advice.

National Autistic Society practical advice

 

Talking to your child about Coronavirus

Below are some resources that we have pulled together from different souces to help you talk through with your families what is happening in lockdown and what the Coronavirus is.

 Activity leaflet to explain the Coronavirus to help reduce worry

pdficon large  A Few Thoughts on Corona Virus Siobhan Timmins

pdficon large  How to stop Coronavirus spreading social story

pdficon large  Learning About the Corona Virus social article - for older children

pdficon large  Pandemics and the Coronavirus - Carol Gray