Welcome to the SEND Shutdown Page
On this page we will post advice, strategies and sugguest resources to use with SEND pupils. However, some of the sugguestions are used daily for all puils in school and so might help you during this time. Some pupils will find the adjustment from school to home learning difficult and may require some of the strucuture and routines that we use in school to take place at home. The needs of pupils with SEND is highly personalised and whilst we will try to provide ideas and advice that is suitable for all pupils, some people may require specific advice. For this reason we have set up a direct email where you can contact either myself or Mrs Cousins directly and we can offer individual support and advice. The address is firstname.lastname@example.org
The most important thing is to not overload your child. Children learn better when they are taught little and often.
Visual timetables are used in every class throughout school to help pupils undersatand the events of the school day. Children like routine and find that the visual timetable helps reduce anxiety about what might happen during the day. All pupils like to know what is happening such as when is playtime? and this simple format helps answer those questions.
Below is an example fo a daily routine. The visuals can be downloaded from twinkl or you can create your own with your child, some pupils may prefer a verbal timetable or a list.
Now and Next
Some pupils require their day to be broken down into smaller chunks. This is particuarly the case for children who require regular rewards or breaks. We refer to these as "Now and Next". When using a now and next, use clear language e.g. reading now and next snack. Try to offer a work based option and then a reward or break e.g playtime or snack.
Encourage your child to focus for as long as they can. This is individual for each child.
Some children require sensory breaks to help them remain on task during their learning. This can be different for each individual pupils. Some require more active time and some quiet time. Here are some sugguestions for sensory breaks.
Run around the garden
Go for a walk
Bounce a ball
Listening to music
Time in a dark, quiet place
Listening to someone read
Colouring or drawing
This information is a quick summary of some key things that we use in school. If there is anything else you would like information on please contact email@example.com where we will be happy to help you.
Mrs Dyson and Mrs Cousins