It’s been lovely seeing what you have been doing at home. I can’t believe how busy you have all been! Well done all of you who have achieved Lexia certificates and Mathletics certificates this week. We had bronze and even silver certificates, Mr Vernon will be super proud!
Here’s a flavour of some of the home activities: we’ve had making bug hotels, growing beans, making cornflake tart, dyeing hair, completing jigsaws to carrying out science experiments-wow!!
Stay safe everyone, we all miss you!
Even though it’s Sunday afternoon and we don’t know what announcements will be made this evening please see below for some fantastic educational resources and some ideas to support our pupils with their emotional well-being,
Access to SEND specific resources
Oak National Academy
A series of lessons are now live on the website for learners with SEND. To access them you need to select the specialist button.
UCL Institute of Education (IOE)
UCL Institute of Education (IOE) has compiled lists of resources to help parents, carers and families support children’s learning from home. The support highlighted by the CIE aims to make the transition to homeschooling as smooth as possible. This includes content on routines, visual timetables and collaboration when planning.
‘Managing the transition to homeschooling’ is the first in a series of resources. Other content covers:
Cognition and Learning
Communication and Interaction
Social, emotional and mental health for young people
Social, emotional and mental health for families
Real life learning
Please see below for a range of resources and contact information that was recently sent out by County.
The CAMHS resources are useful as they cover a range of areas to support Children’s wellbeing.
SENDIASS are available to support parents who have children with additional needs.
Citizen’s advice can offer support with finances, contact details,
0300 330 9027 – Advice Line Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm
0300 323 2000 – Debt Advice Line Monday to Friday 9am to 1pm
0300 323 1000 – To cancel or rearrange appointments
Homestay [formally Stonham] can offer support with finances, rent arrears etc.
To contact gateway ring Durham Homestay team.
Gateway on 0191 332 4935 / e-mail GatewayDurham@homegroup.org.uk
FamilyLine offer a free service available to support adult family members on all aspects of family life issues, whether it is emotional support or practicable advice on any aspect of parenting or broader family issues – Tel Number: 0808 802 6666, text: 07537 404282 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
North East Autism Society
Offer support with enquiries via telephone, email, and Facebook. They also have a private family network page where they are offering lots of support and guidance.
For more information call 0191 4109974
Face book page North east Autism Society
How it works