SEND Support and Information

Welcome to the SEND page of the St Mary Federation BLOG

We will aim to update you on relevant information, signpost you to the help available and support you through your childs' learning journey.

OXFORD OWLS

This is a brilliant place to download e-books/. If you click on the link then look at the left and column you can select books according to your childs current book band. Well worth a look.


Free eBook library – practise reading with phonics eBooks | Oxford Owl

Family Voice newsletter March 2021email.pdf

Family Voice

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EASTER FUN ACTIVITIES

The Easter Holidays are just around the corner, and to help keep children occupied, below are some ideas for activities that can be shared with families to do at home :

Norfolk Feel Good Fun Webpage, to help you keep smiling! It includes keeping active, wellbeing tips, puzzles and games, cooking, reading and much more!

Norfolk Feel Good Fun


BBC webpage full of games, quizzes, cooking ideas for the Easter period:

BBC Games


Activity ideas to do together as a family over the Easter Holidays:

Family Education

Ideas to celebrate Easter whilst at home:

Active For Life

Free colouring printable Easter Sheets and much more!

Crayola

Have fun with Peter Rabbit and Friends. Create pictures and watch stories online:

Peter Rabbit

Simple kids cooking ideas for creating tasty Easter bakes

Kids Cooking

Fun free activities to include Disney inspired indoor games

Change For Life

National Trust - ‘50 things to do before you're 11¾’ activity list

National Trust

Wildlife Watch has lots of activities from colouring in; to making bird feeders; to scavengers hunts to do on your daily exercise. To find out more visit their website:

Wildlife Watch

Norfolk Wildlife Trust has a family learning page which has lots of ideas for activities to do at home and can help you to identify birds and flowers. To find out more visit their website:

Wildlife Trust


Nature based activities to enjoy together at home or in the garden

Woodland Trust


Health Advice & Support for Children - Just One Norfolk

Just One Number and Parentline

Just One Number is our single point of access for all Norfolk Healthy Child Programme services.

You can get in touch with Just One Number by calling 0300 300 0123.

TAKE A LOOK AT THE WEBSITE SO MUCH TO SUPPORT FAMILIES IT'S WELL WORTH A LOOK.


Please feel free to contact me lwines@stmaryfed.org.uk if you have any queries.

If you haven't already heard of Special Needs Jungle it is a fab site with so much information.

Special Needs Jungle creates easy to understand resources, articles and information for parents and carers of children with special needs, disabilities and health conditions to better enable them to navigate the special needs system.

We aim to inform, educate and empower families to self-advocate confidently, so their children get the help they need to live the best life they can.

Special Needs Jungle - News, info, resources & informed opinion about Special Educational Needs, disability, children’s physical and mental health, rare disease. Campaigning to #FixSEND


Please feel free to contact me lwines@stmaryfed.org.uk if you have any queries.

Are you feeling lonely or isolated?

LILY (asklily.org.uk) LILY is available to anyone over the age of 18 who needs a little help, there are some great ideas on their web site and they have up-to-date events and ways to connect locally and nationally.


Re-opening of the schools to all pupils 8th March 2021

If you are a parent of a child with SEN you will already be considering the impact of the return to school for your child. Both schools are keen to aid this transition and create a smooth return for all our pupils. If you have any concerns please raise them with your childs class teacher in the first instance and do feel that you can contact me if you need any further assistance. Individual support plans and provision for your child are already in place and we will make time to discuss these with you at the first opportunity and continue to look forward to working in partnership with you.

Please feel free to contact me lwines@stmaryfed.org.uk if you have any queries.

Welcome back to the second half of the

Spring term 2021

Please feel free to contact me lwines@stmaryfed.org.uk if you have any queries.

Afternoon tea reminder.pdf

Family Voice Reminder and new session available.

Home – Family Voice Norfolk

Let's talk. about Early Years.pdf

Solihull Approach

UPDATE… Online Learning (justonenorfolk.nhs.uk)

IT'S FREE! Follow the link above for some free on line training

Scroll down for info on the SOLIHULL parenting course or follow the link

Online Learning (heiapply.com)

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Link Newsletter Jan 21

I will aim to add these newsletters as they are sent through. Really informative and posters below with further information.

This link will give you further information on the work of Ormiston Families.

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Youth zoom[11574].pdf

Have you come across Family Voice Norfolk?

Home – Family Voice Norfolk

Family Voice Norfolk is the parent carer forum for Norfolk. We work with (not for) the local authority, health and social services to improve services for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and their families.

We are not a support or information service, but communication is key to what we do. We listen to the experiences and wishes of families and make sure that those views are heard by those providing services, so that we can be part of every stage of planning and decision-making. Wherever possible, we aim to work in co-production.

We are an independent, voluntary organisation, funded by the Department for Education, Norfolk County Council and the Norfolk and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) in Norfolk.

Solihull Approach

Being a parent is a tough business and from time to time we need to ask for help. The schools are always a great place to start as we can support you and often signpost you to a wealth of support. The Solihull approach is a well established model and have offered support to parents for many years. They are currently offering an online course for parents (amongst other training) called 'Understanding Your Child' Online Course for Parents (solihullapproachparenting.com) There is a small cost involved (£39) but again the school may be in a position to help out with this so do please get in touch.

SEND weblinks for home learning

Additional places for SEND pupils

Don't get overwhelmed! Your class teacher will be delivering the appropriate work for your child. The links below are available as additional ideas if you need them.

General


EHCP UPDATE

We are thrilled to tell you that our new EHCP County Contact Number is NOW LIVE! We have set up this number so that any family with a child with an EHCP or having an assessment for one can contact us quickly and easily. We've set up the County line so parents know they can always get through to us and get answers to questions. This new county wide line will build better communication between our teams and the families they work with.


The new customer contact telephone number is: 01603 679183

The phone line is open between the following times:

0900 and 1700 Mon to Thursday

0900 and 1600 on a Friday


This is a fabulous site with lots of practical ideas to support your child's mental health.

The St Mary Federation is committed to provide a quality education for all its pupils. We realise that one size does not fit all so will aim to work with you and your child to provide a tailored learning experience.

St Mary Federation - Home

Our school website is a great place to start. We have produced an SEN information report which should explain the graduated approach to children and how we go about initially identifying a child's needs and the stages of response to this. We welcome any questions and our SENCO Mrs Lucy Wines welcomes any questions or comments about the SEN process. We look forward to working together as your child journeys through the school.

By following the link above you well be able to navigate round the local offer for all parents of SEND, there are lots of links and information.

Shout_school_staff_poster.pdf

A handy number to have to hand

The web address will give you further information on the work of Ormiston Families.

https://www.ormiston.org/