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January 12th 2021 Newsletter - SEND Service

Blackpool SENDIASS

Do you have a child, young person with SEN (Special Educational Needs), or do you feel that your child/young person is struggling with their education? Do you have questions about their education? Do you have questions about how your child should be supported in nursery, school or college? If so, why not come along to one of our informal SENDIASS virtual Skype tea and talk information sessions to see how we can help? Contact us via email sendiass@blackpool.gov.uk to let us know which date you would like to come along and we will send you an invitation. Session times are 10:30am to 11:30am.

  • Tuesday 9 February
  • Tuesday 9 March
  • Tuesday 13 April
  • Tuesday 11 May
  • Tuesday 8 June
  • Tuesday 13 July

Adult and Family Learning

The Adult and Family Learning Team are hosting an online Pirate Adventure, join them on either Saturday 30 January 10:30am or Wednesday 10 February 3:00pm. Families will have lots of fun joining in with their pirate themed activities, games, stories and songs. They will send you everything you need for the workshop. Families can sign up to the workshop by completing their form.

Big Schools' Birdwatch 

As well as taking the learning into nature with Big Schools Birdwatch, you can also connect with the natural world at home in the Big Garden Birdwatch. Anyone can take part in their garden or local green space and it will run from 29-31 January 2021. 

Webinar for parents

Webinars for parents of SEND children and young people who have extreme or violent behavioural challenges. Presented by Yvonne Newbold. 

Social, Emotional and Mental Health 

ELSA Support are offering free resources to support your child's social and emotional learning. 

Resources aimed at autistic pupils, but could be used with others to support change, particularly around COVID-19. 

A selection of games to play to build a child's social and emotional awareness.

Useful learning websites 

BBC are running daily lessons and offering daily programmes on BBC Bitesize

Twinkl Go includes Primary Games, Videos and Audio books, are offering free access during lockdown. 

Oak National Academy Online Classroom free video lessons, resources and activities, covering most subjects from Reception to Year 11. 

For virtual resources to help children and young people understand maths- cubes, tens frames, number lines, bead strings and many more. 

Headstart 

Betterstart

If you would like any advice or support with any aspect of your child's learning, please contact your child's teacher. Further information can be found on the Blackpool SEND Local Offer page on Facebook

 Last updated: 21 Jan 2021