Last Updated: 28th August 2020 (Not currently being updated, this page is in the process of being moved over into a permanent page to help support home learning. If you have any ideas or suggestions please email: [email protected])
Supporting learning can be a daunting prospect but it can also be creative, fun and bring families closer. It is important to remain relaxed and understand that it will take time for many children to adjust to learning at home and those with SEND may require extra time and support. It is key to remember that the government guidance on Coronavirus must be followed so that we can return to normal life as quickly and safely as possible. Your child's education provider should be providing appropriate learning materials for the duration of the lockdown and this should be your main resource. The aim of this page is to gather further resources, information and guidance that are available on the web to help aid and vary your child's learning at home. If you know of anything then please do share it with the Local Offer through facebook or by emailing [email protected].
National and Local Government Guidance and Resources to Support Home Learning
The UK government has published 'Coronavirus (COVID 19): list of online education resources for home education'. This article contains guidance on educational resources available that have been suggested by a range of leading educational experts. The resources are currently free. You can view the full article as well as jump to SEND specific guidance and resources .
The West Sussex Short Breaks Team have produced an Accessible Virtual Short Breaks Wiki. The Wiki is all about sharing fun and support from familiar, local faces and voices as well as to help bring activities, resources and other things that people with a range of SEND's can do at home. Open Virtual Short Breaks in a new tab.
Supporting your child with their emotional wellbeing during the COVID 19 pandemic:
How parents can support their child’s anxiety about returning to school:
Strategies and resources to support primary age children’s return to school:
Preparing the return to school secondary age:
Support and Resources Shared With the Local Offer
Below here are a series of categories containing resources, advice and guidance to help support learning at home. The resources have been shared with the Local Offer from a range of sources. The most current shared resource will be at the top of each section.
Fun and Games
Music, Art and Drama Resources
Other Resources and Activities