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Support for SEND during the period of school closure

 

Welcome back, I hope you have all had a lovely Easter.  

 

I thought I would share a little video of my Easter fun.

 

I have also updated the page below with the latest resources I have and I've created an archived section for the resources I shared before Easter.

 

Please get in touch if there is anything I can help with

 

Thank you.

Mrs Adamssmiley

The activities below aim to reassure young people (and their families around them) as they live through these unsettling times. They are designed to encourage self-care and support wellbeing, but importantly to be fun and engaging.

 

https://facts4life.org/work-for-home-learning/

Archived school closure resources

 

School Health Nurse update

 

During the period of school closure, the School Health Nurse will not be visiting the school but the team will still be accepting referrals.  The team have asked me to share the following links with parents.

 

https://edocs.southglos.gov.uk/managinganxietyyp/

https://edocs.southglos.gov.uk/managinganxietyadult/

https://cchp.nhs.uk/cchp/explore-cchp/school-health-nursing/school-nursing-information-resources

 

Useful links for the Educational Psychology Service

 

This animation is helpful for staff and parents:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmvNCdpHUYM&feature=youtu.be

 

This article captures how many people will be feeling right now. It’s like a ‘collective grief’, for everything we knew before.

The link to the article is here: https://hbr.org/2020/03/that-discomfort-youre-feeling-is-grief?utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=hbr&utm_medium=social

 

The following home learning link has been provided by Integra for pupils with SEND.

 

https://www.integra.co.uk/home-learning/

 

South Glos Parents & Carers have created a bank of resources to be used for pupils with SEND

 

https://www.sglospc.org.uk/resources

Ten Tips to share with Parents and Carers from Young Minds

Below is a list of ideas and links to useful websites during the school closure.

 

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

 

How we do SEND at St Mary's CEVA Primary 

 

At St Mary’s Primary, we aim to provide the best education possible for all children, regardless of their starting point or disability. We work closely with parents and carers, recognising the important role they play in their child’s education. Sometimes children need extra support and there are systems in school to make sure that this support helps them thrive in school.  

 

Any questions please contact Claire Adams our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo)

I am available on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

01454 866760

senco@stmarysthornbury.com

 

What our parents say:

“The teachers and staff at St Mary’s have been instrumental in getting my son to the stage he is currently at. The ongoing support and encouragement my child and I receive is constant. I feel that we (my child and I) are so lucky to be part of St Mary’s. The smaller classes and family values make St Mary’s a place where my child loves to be.”
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"My daughter has complex additional needs and initially started at St. Mary’s without a statement in place. The school were quick to identify that she would benefit from having a statement and that her ability to learn would be improved. Prior to and during the statementing process the school could not have been more supportive. They were very open and honest about what her needs were and flexible in meeting them. The daily liaison between school and home has been invaluable and she is now thriving at school"

Makaton

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All children at St Mary's have opportunities to learn simple everyday Makaton signs to aid communication with all their peers. We also have a Makaton club, where some children learn a wider range of signs and help teach them to others.

Makaton is useful at snack-time!

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We have recently created a dedicated sensory room for children to use for movement breaks, sensory diet activities and for quiet time.

Planned sensory diet breaks to improve concentration, coordination and learning

Using concrete and visual resources to support learning

Some of our intervention programmes

Meet our very special visitor!

Meet Bella, from September she will be in school on Monday afternoon to work with selected children. She is a gorgeous therapy dog.

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