Resources and Advice for Supporting Home Learning

Last Updated: 7th January 2021 (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

Central Government has generated further 'Guidance on Supporting your children's education during coronavirus (COVID-19)'. There are three sections to this which you can jump to below:

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.

The West Sussex Learning and Behaviour Advisory Team and The Autism and Social Communication Team have shared some resources, they have made or found, with the Local Offer that may be of use:

Educational Psychology Service (EPS)

Dr Audrey Hunt and Dr Denita Whitelock from the West Sussex Educational Psychology Service have produced on line resources for parents to support their children’s wellbeing. For more information on EPS visit their Local Offer service card.

Supporting your child with their emotional wellbeing during the COVID 19 pandemic:

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

Exercise Activities

Updated Information Indicator Wellbeing and Mental Health Resources

Music, Art and Drama Resources

Updated Information Indicator Educational Resources

Updated Information Indicator Other Resources and Activities