SEND and Covid-19
Supporting you and your child during the re-opening of school on 8th March 2021
We are very much looking forward to the return of all pupils on Monday 8th March 2021. Once again, be assured that we are putting everything in place to make school as safe as we possibly can for all children and adults. Further information about the re-opening of school will follow in the coming days. If you are a parent/carer of a child with SEND and have any questions or concerns regarding your child's return to school, please do not hesitate to contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org putting my name in the subject box. In the meantime, please find below resources that may be of use to you in supporting you and your child in returning to school. Mrs Griffen, SENCo, February 2021.
Click here for a social story that can be used to support children with their return to school on March 8th.
Scope Leeds have produced a workshop on 'Transitioning back to school and activities after Covid 19' Click here to view a recording of the workshop.
If you are worried about your child making the transition from being at home to returning to school, SENDIASS have shared with us what looks set to be a useful workshop run by Ranstad. The workshop is designed for parents/carers to support their children and tackle any anxiety (in both yourself and child) caused by lockdown, Covid-19 or the impending return to school. It will run on Thursday 4th March at 5pm.
To reserve your slot please email:
Supporting you and your child during the second school closure
As I did during the school closures back in March 2020, I will continue to add useful resources, documents and links to support you and your child during this difficult time. Make sure you scroll further down this page for lots of useful resources added during the last lockdown. For those children not in school, your child's learning will be posted daily by their class teacher on either Tapestry (Foundation Stage) or Class Dojo and/or Microsoft Teams (KS1 / KS2). If you or your child require any further support with this please do not hesitate to get in touch. Thank you for all your hard work and support at home so far. We will continue to support all our families however we can over the coming weeks. Take care and stay safe, I look forward to seeing you all again soon. Mrs Griffen, SENCo, Jan 2021
Leeds Children and Families Public Health Team
We know parenting can be a tough job at the best of times, and we know over the past few months, parents’ resilience has been tested in every way. A blog has been created to link parents up with support, offer ideas for managing stress and tips for taking care of their children’s mental and emotional wellbeing. Follow the link below for details:
Parents Connect are pleased to announce, a series of workshops to support parents through Lockdown 3, click here for the schedule.
Below you will find the links to a number of recorded zoom workshops to support parents during lockdown
- Supporting positive behaviour at home workshop
- Sensory behaviours at home
- creating personal social stories
- Transitioning back to school and activities after Covid
Click here for a useful guide with links to a wide range of resources and websites that may be helpful in supporting you and your child at this challenging time.
STARS have produced lots of useful resources for you to use to support your child during Covid-19. These include a wide range of social stories, symbols and transition resources. Definitely worth a look!
Supporting you and your child during the re-opening of school during Covid-19
I hope you are all enjoying a restful summer break despite the wet weather. We are very much looking forward to the return of all pupils from Monday 7th September 2020. While we recognise this may be a worrying time for some of our families, we wish to assure you that we are putting everything in place to make school as safe as we possibly can for all children and adults. Further information about the re-opening of school will be published on the school website shortly. After reading this information, if you are a parent/carer of a child with SEND and have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me by email at email@example.com putting my name in the subject box. In the meantime, I have added below and will continue to add, resources that may be of use to you in supporting you and your child in returning to school. Mrs Griffen, SENCo, August 2020
Shielding advice for children and young people from Leeds City Council.
SENDIASS have a wonderful new website and new events are being added regularly. Follow the link below to find details of a whole host of useful webinars for parents/carers of children with SEND - most of them are free of charge.
The SEND Partnership Board would like to hear about families experiences during lockdown.
The survey can be completed online:
Young People: https://surveys.leeds.gov.uk/s/SQADTT/
Parents and Carers: https://surveys.leeds.gov.uk/s/5WZI7M/
Click here to read the Leeds SENDIASS July 2020 Newsletter
Supporting you and your child during school closure March 2020
I have created this section to enable me to share useful resources, documents and websites with you, to support you in helping your child at home. For all our children, especially those with additional needs, this is a challenging and confusing time. I will continue to signpost you to useful information and advice. If you need further support, please don't hesitate to contact me, using the email address below, adding my name to the subject bar. I will contact you by email or telephone with some help and advice. Thank you for all your hard work and support at home so far. We will continue to support all our families however we can over the coming weeks. Take care and stay safe, I look forward to seeing you all again soon.
Mrs Griffen, SENCo. March 2020
As we enter the final few weeks of term, we are turning our minds to transition. Even though we are still unsure exactly what school will look like in September, we are thinking about and planning for the return of all our pupils including those with SEND, whenever that may be. Everyone has been invited to a transition session which is an opportunity for children to meet their new class teacher. At these sessions, your child will receive an 'All About Me Booklet' to complete with you and return to school (if you don't receive this, it could be that your child doesn't need one, also if your child can't attend the transition session I will post one to you). We will be sending out the 'Transition Mats' as soon as we have more information about how schools will return. If I feel your child will benefit, I have arranged for the staff in your child's new class to send a postcard or two over the summer holiday. If you feel like you need to discuss your child's transition further, please don't hesitate to contact me by email or by telephoning the school. Please see below a PowerPoint presentation produced by STARS that you may find useful. Mrs Griffen, SENCo. July 2020