Special Educational Needs
A student has special educational needs if she/he has a learning difficulty which calls for special educational provision to be made for her/him.
Special educational provision means:
- Educational provision which is additional to, or otherwise different from the educational provision made generally for students of their age in schools maintained by the Local Authority, other than special schools;
- Special educational provision is applicable to a student who is under the age of nineteen and is a registered student at a school.
SENCo: Mr. Jeremy O'Donovan
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to contact SENCo.
SEN information provided by the Local Authority and can be accessed on the COVID-19 SEND Matters page on the Bromley website here.
Distance Learning Resources
- Griffin OT: occupational therapy exercise videos
- Scheduling app for parents
- Think U Know: Online safety activities for the COVID-19 period
- Bromley Family Film Club
- Mr T's Phonics videos
- Storyline: children's stories read aloud
- Twinkl newsroom: daily news for primary children
- Inclusive Teach: printable SEN teaching resources
- Cricksoft: reading and writing software for all abilities
- Gonoodle: mindfulness and meditation activities for children
- Dance fitness online classes
- Meditation sessions via Zoom, daily at 6.00PM London - Meeting ID: 214 216 1526
- Children's handwashing resources
- Handwriting practice activities
- Cosmic Kids Yoga
- Free homework projects
- The Brain Scoop videos
- Jamie Oliver cooking videos
- Vocabulary activities
Chartered College of Teaching - Teach Together Text service for Teachers https://chartered.college/2020/03/26/teachtogether-2/
Youth Work Support: Support for Young People - https://youthworksupport.co.uk/?mc_cid=e11a612be3&mc_eid=65d67c6714
The Mix (for under 25s): https://www.themix.org.uk/?mc_cid=e11a612be3&mc_eid=65d67c6714
Children’s Commissioner – resources for parents: https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/coronavirus/resources/
UNICEF – how to talk to your child about coronavirus https://www.unicef.org/coronavirus/how-talk-your-child-about-coronavirus-covid-19
CWMT working from home wellbeing plan: https://www.cwmt.org.uk/working-from-home
Emerging Minds – recommended resources for supporting C&YP
School Well - coronavirus resources for schools: http://schoolwell.co.uk/coronavirus-resources-for-wellbeing-and-mental-health/
NSPCC – COVID 19 resources: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/coronavirus-advice-suppport-children-families-parents/
Programmes and videos to watch
Emerging Minds podcast: How can we best support children and young people with their worries and anxiety?
Nanogirl – videos to explain COVID 19 to very young children https://www.nanogirllive.co.nz/coronavirus-soap-experiment
Pooky Knightsmith video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GmQijmUrkk&feature=youtu.be
Online Support and Resources
There are links to advice re COVID-19 as well as some information on resources and update on services on the Bromley Mencap website https://www.bromleymencap.org.uk/coronavirus-covid-19-latest-update/
Attached is a booklet called “Behaviour at Home” that you might find helpful. It does rather push their online course, so do just ignore those bits!
From the same source, Beacon School Support Ltd, there are emotion cards (also attached). The full instructions (on how to play the game they are intended for) don’t appear to be free, but you can use the cards as a resource with more able children and young people.
For younger children or for those with less language, you could use a 5 point scale to show emotions – put “5 point scale” into a search engine, then choose “images” to find one that works for your child. See https://www.autismwestmidlands.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/1403678560_6VisualResources-FivePointScale.pdf for more information and some examples
Some opportunities for learning in a broader sense:
Wide range of activities, including daily ones can be found here
Stream all of Nikon School Online courses for free during April
Daily online content on the public Facebook page, such as videos of CASPA staff running craft/science/dance/exercise/singing activities for all age groups and storytelling (for younger children). Anyone can access these if they 'like' the CASPA Autism Online Facebook page.
Free Hula Hooping for kids
Free 6 weeks trial with Chris Hemsworth (card details required to register)
Music - 3 months free guitar lessons
Learn basic languages for free
360 Virtual Reality Tour of Lapland, Abisko National Park, Sweden and Lights over Lapland
An online game to connect with friends
Videos for curious minds – on lots of different subjects
Learn to code with scratch - only on PC’s
Calm has handpicked some of their favourite meditations, sleep stories, movement exercises, journals, and music. All of the resources on the link are free to use, and to share:
Mind have updated their website for maintaining wellbeing throughout Coronavirus. For mindful relaxation:
Adult and Teen colouring in - just print and colour for hours of relaxing fun:
Colouring pictures of fantasy characters: