Over the coming weeks we will be adding guides and resources for parents home schooling children with special needs. Please check back often to see what has been added.

Oak National Academy launches online SEND curriculum

The online classroom, Oak National Academy, today announced a new specialist curriculum which will support teachers working with pupils with additional needs, while schools are closed.

The content, which will be free to access for all schools and families from next week, has been created in collaboration with more than 20 teachers and therapists from special schools across the country.

The video lessons and resources are designed for pupils with the greatest additional needs, many of whom are not able to access remote learning independently. This means the lessons are intended for families to work through with their child.

This curriculum will include lessons and support for a range of topics including language and communication, numeracy, and independent living and creative arts. Additional video content will cover speech and language, occupation, and physical therapies.

To access the specialist subjects, please click here.

March 22, 2020

Speech, language, communication (SLCN) and Special educational needs and disability (SEND) resources for teachers and families.

March 17, 2020

I just wanted to say THANK YOU for all of your messages, emails, and comments. It means the world to me to know how many people from all over the world are benefiting from this resource list.

I work for the NHS and run ChatterPack on a voluntary basis in my *spare* (!) time to help share information and resources to those who need it. I won't be around to update this much over the next few weeks, but I promise to do my best as I can see from your messages how much this means. Have fun, explore the world from the safety of your home, and please stay safe.

Huge love to you all

Claire Ryan

March 14, 2020

We wanted to do something positive to ease the burden on schools and families during this undoubtedly worrying time. So, we asked the education community to send in links and ideas for free home learning and the response has been phenomenal!

Whether you're a teacher of any age group who is making plans for home learning, or a parent/carer needing some ideas so you can plan ahead, hopefully, some of the links below will help.

All links to google drive documents were shared publicly for re-use by others.

BCC Advice For Families of Children with SEND

We understand that this is a challenging time for you and your family, and you may be feeling worried about the impact this will have on your child or children with special educational needs or disabilities.

We are reviewing the situation daily and want to resume all services as soon as we can. In the meantime, we are continuing to provide our services in different ways to support for you and your family wherever we can, including over the phone and via video.

This poster provides a summary of the latest information and advice for you. You can find out more, including frequently asked questions, tips and links to useful websites and resources, on our Coronavirus support web pages.

To download the poster, please click here.

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