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Keep checking this page for new information from the school and Wiltshire's services.
Please scroll down the page to find any information that may be useful to you and your family. The most current posts are to be found at the top of this page.
WELCOME BACK to Summer Term 6 2021 June 2021
Welcome back after the half term holiday, we do hope you had a chance to rest and recuperate in the warmer weather. After another holiday and with that another change - we hope that within the week the children start to feel a sense of belonging, start to reconnect and build relationships with their teachers and peers again.
I will continue to post new and relevant materials linked with additional needs and SEND Wiltshire support materials. I encourage you to scroll down to the bottom of the page again as there are a number of materials that are relevant to the situation we find ourselves in again.
As usual if you have any queries or questions about SEND at Durrington CE Junior School which can't be answered on our website, Facebook page or by reading our SEND Information Report, please don't hesitate to contact me at school Monday to Wednesday.
Mrs Jessica de Vries, SENDCo
Please do open the Tips and Trips document below. The WPCC have put together a list of places for families to visit and ideas for activities during the summer holidays. I suggest you download it and have it on standby for those days when you are not sure what to do!
Below is the Booking Form and Programme for the event above...
Below is the most recent communication from the Wiltshire SSENS team. It is full of support and ideas. Download it to be able to access the links.
Please use this story and the worksheets below to support your child with their return to school on the 8th March 2021.
Returning to school in March, suggestions for parents:
Here is a really good site for parents/carers with children who have additional needs.
Please open the letter below (dated 22nd January) to parents and carers of children who have EHCPs. Please continue to communicate with the school about your child's progress at this time.
Please use the NSPCC site for support at this time...
Please do check out Wiltshire Parent Carer Council, WPCC for guidance and support for parents who have children with additional needs. They are able to sign post for all types of support and they have their finger on the pulse with regard to lots of opportunities for young people with additional needs.
Below is a specific page you may find useful at this time. Do check out the rest of their website for other support.
The Grab and Go guide has been designed in partnership with people with learning disabilities, families and nurses.
It gives the information that doctors and nurses will need if you go to hospital because of COVID-19 and, for example, are struggling to breathe or communicate.
It is not a replacement for the everyday, detailed hospital passport. You should update your hospital passport and take that to hospital along with the Grab and Go guide if you need to be admitted.
If you haven't got a hospital passport you can download your local passport by searching on the internet for (hospital name) hospital passport or choose one you like from here:
Here are some good ideas to support children with more complex needs prepare for returning to school.
Face Covering Exception Rules for People with Learning Disabilities and Autistic People (see attached template)
As of Monday 15th June 2020, everyone must wear a face covering when on public transport if they can, but importantly there are exemptions for those who need it.
People with certain health conditions, disabled people, people who are autistic, people with learning disabilities and children under the age of 11 will not be required to wear a face covering if to do so would cause them distress, harm or cause problems for people who need to lip read or use facial expressions to communicate. This exemption also applies to others whose wearing of a face covering would cause distress, harm or communication problems with the person they are travelling with.
Photosymbols has produced an exemption card template for people to use: simply cut out the relevant card and keep it on you to show while travelling. Please see the attached template you can cut out and use.
Many free resources can be found on the ELSA Support Website. In schools an ELSA is an Emotional Literacy Support Assistant. ELSAs support children with their social skills, emotions, bereavement, anger management and self-esteem by using social stories, therapeutic stories and counselling skills.
This list of SEND resources has been developed with a focus on accessibility and inclusivity and is based on the recommendations of trusted organisations, charities, multi-academy trusts and special education headteachers.
Sibs is the only UK charity for children and adults who are growing up with or have grown up with a disabled brother or sister. We provide information, support and training on sibling issues for adult siblings, young siblings, parents and professionals.
Everybody Worries - An E picture book for children who are worried about the Coronavirus
Useful Websites for Parents
|ADHD Leaflet - Information for Parents.pdf||Download|
|Classroom Learning Prompt Cards.docx||Download|
|Coronavirus-home-challenge - 14 Day.pdf||Download|
|Good manners at the table.doc||Download|
|100 word mat.pdf||Download|
|72 Multi Sensory Spelling Strategies.doc||Download|
|numicon number line.pdf||Download|
|phoneme mat (1).pdf||Download|
|Blank Flow Chart.docx||Download|
|Calm Kids -Sheet.doc||Download|
|Example social story Going To The Park.docx||Download|
|Planning For Events.docx||Download|
|Reflection on an Event Sheet.docx||Download|
|School Closure Planner.ppt||Download|