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Useful Links

hThere are many useful and exciting websites out there, but sometimes they are difficult to find!

Here are some websites we think are useful to parents and anyone wanting to learn about Special Needs:

How to write sensory stories

Shows an easy way to create mulitsensory stories and gives an insight into pupils learn at Oak View.

https://www.mencap.org.uk/blog/create-your-own-sensory-story-7-steps

Also, general information wabout sensory learning:

https://www.mencap.org.uk/blog/create-your-own-sensory-story-7-steps

Essex Schools http://www.essex.gov.uk/Education-Schools/Schools/Pages/Default.aspx

Essex Special Schools

With links to SEND, information about EHCPs and the role of Essex authorities.

http://www.essex.gov.uk/Education-Schools/Schools/Special-Education-Needs/Pages/Special-Educational-Needs.aspx

GOV.UK

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://www.gov.uk/browse/education/school-life

https://www.gov.uk/children-with-special-educational-needs

Government information about schools and curriculum.

Government information about Special Education

DfE

Department for Education services

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-education/services-information

Very Special Maths 

 

 

An insight into how pupils with severe or profound needs develop early maths and why it is important for their communication

http://www.veryspecialmaths.co.uk/articles/rhythm.htm

Sound of Intent 

http://soundsofintent.org/

Sounds of Intent is a framework and resources designed for children with learning difficulties. It promote engagement with sounds and develops children's listening skills.

It has three strands:

  1. encounter and listen to sounds
  2. make sounds and music
  3. interact and engage with sounds.

The framework of musical development covers the whole range of ability from profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) to those with autism.

The framework is freely available to anyone who wishes to use it. The full framework is at: http://soundsofintent.org/soi.html

 

  • ‘The school is extremely thorough and gives clear guidance for staff about practical approaches and preventative measures.’

    ASD report 2014

  • ‘Pupils' relationships with adults are excellent, and they learn respect and appropriate behaviour from the staff. Pupils are accepting of each other’s varying needs, and show pleasure in each other’s successes.’

    Ofsted report

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