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Useful Links

There 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:

Complexneeds.org

Although written for teachers, this website gives a great insight into the learning worlds of children with SEND. The modules are easy-to-read slide shows with pictures and videos.

There are lots of modules, here are some of them:

The Send Hub

Lists of good quality SEND resources

Down's Syndrome

These links are for some information and resources on Down's. with some of the latest research.

General Special Needs

children with special needs http://www.childrenwithspecialneeds.com/

Information on:

ADD / ADHD, Autism, Vision Impaired, Cerebral Palsy, Cognitive Disabilities, Hearing Impaired, Diabetes, Down Syndrome, Epilepsy, Feeding Issues, Food Allergies, Gastrointestinal Disorders, Mitochondrial Disorders, Sensory Disorders, Speech Disorders, Spina Bifida, Adapted Clothing,ASL, Augmentative Communication, Blogs & Personal Websites, Diapers, General Disability Links, Growth Charts, Homeschool Special Needs, Special Education, Special Needs Products

AAC

https://www.communicationmatters.org.uk/page/getting-started

General resources

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

 

  • ‘very impressed with the school’s clear sense of purpose in preparing its students for life after school. ’

    ASD report Dec 2017

  • ‘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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  • Autism friendly shopping hour at Morrisons (@morrisons) supermarket - every Sat morning, 9 to 10. Dim lights, no music, avoid using the tannoy and turn check-out beeps.

  • Thank you to all the people who made the music festival a success. Thank you to: the mayor, Stephen Murray, who opened the event; all the parents and friends who gave us so much time and effort. More 'thank you's to follow! Photos on the website https://t.co/8qVe2qr0Qh https://t.co/eG9668cvVU

  • @eefnews @MurrayEFDC A big thank you to Stephen Murray for supporting @OakViewSchool on Saturday at our music festival. he gave a lot of time and talked to many staff, parents and carers, and pupils. Thank you.

  • Getting ready for music festival tomorrow (14th). England WC game will be shown in the hall. We have lots of cold drinks and ice!

  • Great sports day for lower school (morning) and upper/middle (afternoon). https://t.co/pPamHdowaK

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