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January 26th 2021 Newsletter - SEND Service

Supporting schools and home learning for children and young people with Special Educational Needs.

Corona Kindness

If you need any support at this time or feel you are in a position to offer help, please contact the Corona Kindess Team at helpneeded@blackpool.gov.uk or helpoffered@blackpool.gov.uk If you need help call 0808 1963080.

Headstart

Betterstart

ChatterPack is a voluntary-run, special educational needs and disabilities hub.

The Coronavirus outbreak means that parents and carers of young people with SEND are facing uncertainty. If your child is not able to attend their setting/school, we want to support you with some practical home learning advice, hints and suggestions through these newsletters and on the Blackpool Local Offer page on Facebook. If you would like any advice or support with any aspect of home learning please visit the SEND Local Offer on Facebook and submt any questions. Your child's school are always there to help too.

SEMH

Do you have a child diagnosed with ADHD? Is your child struggling to cope with lockdown or the thought of returning to school?

The ADHD foundation has a range of information, stories and booklets that can be used to support your child's understanding.

If you select the option 'ADHD and me' the resources can be found at the bottom of the page. There is also a section for parents and carers.

Blackpool SENDIASS (@BpoolSendiass)

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 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 at sendiass@blackpool.gov.uk to let us know which date you would like and we will send you an invitation. Session numbers are limited.

  • Tuesday 9th March 2021
  • Tuesday 13th April 2021
  • Tuesday 11th May 2021

 Adult and Family Learning

Have you heard about the Family Learning workshops for parents? They are packed full of ideas to support home learning. The following workshops are running through February and March.

Help your child with Early Writing

Help your child with Early Maths

Help your child with Phonics

To sign up to their workshops please complete the form and the team will send you a link to access the sessions. As well as these workshops, there are exciting plans for 'story telling week' and possible crafternoons.

Cognition and Learning

The National Literacy Trust have created an online library to support schools and families. They are offering free virtual books, activities and advice.

Numicon is an approach to teaching maths that helps your child to see connections between numbers. It is a mult-sensory way of learning which means your child learns by seeing and feeling. Numicon are currently offering a free activity book to download.

 

 Last updated: 02 Feb 2021