Welcome to the resources section of the website.
This area is for all people involved with supporting children and young people. The purpose of this area is to provide you with a variety of helpful information and resources.
Resources, worksheets and activities to help with:
- EYFS (Early Years),
- SEN (Special Educational Needs) and,
- EAL (English as an additional Language) Teaching resources.
Can be used by children, parents and teaching staff and is a great addition to continuous learning both at home and in the classroom.
Resources and worksheets that can be downloaded and printed to use at school and home that focus on:
- Special events
- Signs and Labels (specifically for use in and around school)
This website provides further information on:
- Communication and Language
- English as a second Language (EAL)
- Speech Development
- Visual Timetable and Routines
- Fine Motor Control (activity sheets; colouring, cutting using scissors or cutlery, holding a pencil)
ERIC, The Children’s Bowel & Bladder Charity offers different support services to children, parents and professionals who are living with / working with children who identify with bladder or bowel difficulties. ERIC helps by:
- Providing information that can be downloaded and printed on areas that include; potty training, bowel problems (constipation & soiling), daytime bladder problems and bedwetting
- A dedicated helpline for families to speak with a trained childhood continence advisor
- Online shop
- Training programmes for health and education professionals as well as parent and carer workshops to inform and give support on potty training and bowel and bladder conditions
Cerebra are a national charity that works with children who have neurodevelopmental conditions and their families to provide support, education and advice around important aspects of everyday life and common problems that may be faced.
A few key aspects of their service include:
- Information on different aspects of schooling
- Transport queries
- Sleep guidance and advice
- Toileting advice
Emotional and Mental Health:
- Anxiety factsheets
Legal, Social and Financial:
- Template letters
- Free advice and guidance
The National Autistic Society website provides social stories to educate and ease conversation for children and young people to enable them to develop a greater social understanding. They are short descriptions of a particular situation or activity and include specific information about what to expect in that situation and why that may be.
Social stories provide information in a factual and concise way, which may improve a person’s understanding of a previously difficult situation or activity. Social stories can help with sequencing an activity (what step is next etc.) and the executive functioning of planning and organising the activity.
Topics covered in social stories include:
- Self-care skills (cleaning teeth, washing hands, getting dressed)
- Social skills (asking for help or assistance, sharing, using manners)
- Helping children to understand behaviours in particular circumstances
- Help a child or young person to cope with changes to a routine or unexpected situations/events (weather condition changes – thunderstorms, moving house, different teacher / driver for transport)
- Developing self-esteem – provide positive feedback and highlight areas of strength
- Behavioural strategies (how to cope with certain situations, how to cope with feelings and emotions etc.)
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) provides advice and information about education, health and social care for children, young people and their families on matters relating to special educational needs and disability.
The service provides:
- Information regarding local offer, local policy and SEN/ Disability law
- Advice for parents and carers, children and young people providing a better understanding to information and applying it to personal circumstances
- Signposting children, young people and parents to alternative or additional sources of local and national information, advice and support