Remote Education Plan
How to use Google Classroom
Support for learning
Lockdown can be particularly isolating and challenging for families supporting the needs of children with SEND.
If your child has an EHCP, they can attend school in our Kiwis or Kittiwakes group where they will receive one to one adult support in line with what they would receive in class. If you have any concerns about your child coming in to school at this time, please do talk them over with your child's class teacher or our SENCo.
We will continue to support any child on our SEND register to meet their SAP targets and access remote learning. Your regular telephone calls with class teachers are an opportunity to discuss how children are getting on with their learning and to plan any further support which you might find helpful.
Remember, all school work can be completed flexibly around the needs of your child and other demands on your time, including working from home. Class teachers will understand that you need to make adjustments and children may achieve more some days than others! Many children on our SEND register benefit from plenty of movement breaks and it's often best to break down tasks into short periods of concentration followed by a bit of fun and physical activity.
Please let us know if there's any school equipment we can loan you which might help your child with their learning at home. Don't forget that we are happy to loan out laptops if you are struggling with using a phone or other device at hope to access resources. We are also able to print out resources too.
Support for your child's emotional wellbeing
Please do talk to us about any concerns you have in relation to your child's mental health and emotional wellbeing.
If your child was already receiving ELSA support prior to lockdown, you will continue to be supported and receive regular contact from our ELSA.
In addition to the links below, remember that anyone can access help from the West Berkshire Emotional Health Academy. Emotional Health Triage is a free service open to children and young people (under 19 years old) in West Berkshire who need support with emotional health difficulties. This service remains open during lockdown and the link below will take you to their page which includes a referral form.
For more materials, please do also refer to our worries and anxiety page.
Support for you
Self care is never a selfish act.
This is a really difficult time for everyone at the moment and it's important to look after yourselves as well as looking after your children and the other loved ones in your life.
Family life during the lockdown
The Samaritans are available 24 hours a day and 365 days of the year.
Also very useful is this link to the West Berkshire Council webpage - Coronavirus (COVID-19): Information for Residents. Lots of advice, information about local services and links to further help.
Useful links and documents
Lots of ideas and resouces to support learning at home and ensuring wellbeing.
Our local autism advisory service share their top tips to support your children during lockdown.
Helpful ideas from other parents and a website full of information to support autistic children and their families.
Tips, advice and where to seek further help to support your child's mental health during the pandemic.
A social story to share with children who need to take a covid test.
Telephone: 0118 9713362
Our SENCo is Mr. Iain Gunn and he can be contacted using the details above.