COVID-19

We’ve collated the latest news, and added some useful resources to help you to support children and young people in the best way you can, during the Covid-19 pandemic.  

Latest news and support during Covid-19

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SEND Remote Learning Reflection Questions

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  • 05 Feb 2021
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This resource is to assist your reflection on the provision of remote learning for SEND pupils within your setting.

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SEND Data in England

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  • 01 Feb 2021
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Alex Grady, Interim Head of Whole School SEND, outlines the latest data published by the Department for Education and raises some questions and points for consideration.

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Challenges of Remote Learning

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  • 01 Feb 2021
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John Salmon, from Bright Heart Education, reflects on how support for tutees had to be adopted during lockdown and how tutees responded to a new way of working.

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The Covid Crisis – a SENCOs Reflection

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  • 01 Feb 2021
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Claire Race, a mainstream primary teacher shares her thoughts about the impact of lockdown on schools and pupils.

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Supporting pupil wellbeing during lockdown

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  • 01 Feb 2021
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Julie Wharton, Senior Lecturer at the University of Winchester shares stories of how SENCOs and their settings supported the emotional well-being of pupils during lockdown

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Parents, Partnership and Pandemic

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  • 01 Feb 2021
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Kim Foster, Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of Winchester reflects on the impact that lockdown has had on parents of children and young people with SEND.

Parent Support for COVID home learning

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  • 25 Jan 2021
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A resource for SENCOs to send to parents to support them during COVID home learning.

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Identification of needs during and post pandemic

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  • 19 Jan 2021
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These posters can be used to ensure that all children’s needs during and post COVID-19 are considered. Busy teachers and practitioners can use this resource to remind them of the emerging and constantly changing needs of all pupils in these difficult time

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Ten Top Tips for SENCOs during Lockdown

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  • 19 Jan 2021
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This resource gives ten useful tips for supporting SENCOs during the COVID-19 lockdown.

The identification of SEN post-lockdown - tracker

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  • 04 Dec 2020
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This editable tool can be used to monitor the response of ALL pupils following their return to school post-lockdown, to support the appropriate identification of needs.

Early Years Case study 10 - Meeting the Needs of Children with SEND at Home and Family Experiences During the Covid-19 Pandemic

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  • 03 Sep 2020
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In this case study we hear a parent in London describe their family experience during the Covid-19 pandemic. Interviewed in July 2020, this mum of a 22-month-old girl with Sotos Syndrome outlines the strategies and creative ways the family supported her a

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Early Years Case study 9 - Meeting the Needs of Children with SEND at Home and Family Experiences During the Covid-19 Pandemic

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  • 21 Aug 2020
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In this case study we hear from a parent in the West Midlands describe their family experience during the Covid-19 pandemic. Interviewed in July 2020, this mum of a 4-year-old boy with Duane Retraction Syndrome outlines the strategies and creative ways th

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Early Years Case study 8 - Meeting the Needs of Children with SEND at Home and Family Experiences During the Covid-19 Pandemic

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  • 21 Aug 2020
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In this case study we hear from a parent in the North West of England describe their family experience during the Covid-19 pandemic. Interviewed in July 2020, this mum of a 3 year 11 month-old girl with Cerebellar Hypoplasia outlines the strategies and cr

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Early Years Case study 7 - Meeting the Needs of Children with SEND at Home and Family Experiences During the Covid-19 Pandemic

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  • 21 Aug 2020
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In this case study we hear from a parent in the North East of England describe their family experience during the Covid-19 pandemic. Interviewed in July 2020, this mum of a 4-year-old girl with Global Developmental Delay outlines the strategies and creati

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Early Years Case study 5 - Meeting the Needs of Children with SEND at Home and Family Experiences During the Covid-19 Pandemic

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  • 18 Aug 2020
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In this case study we hear from a parent in the West Midlands describe their family experience during the Covid-19 pandemic. Interviewed in July 2020, this Mum of a 4-year-old boy with Speech, Language and Communication needs outlines the strategies and c

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Early Years Case study 6 - Meeting the Needs of Children with SEND at Home and Family Experiences During the Covid-19 Pandemic

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  • 18 Aug 2020
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In this case study we hear from a parent in London describe their family experience during the Covid-19 pandemic. Interviewed in July 2020, this mum of 3-year-old twin boys with medical conditions, developmental delay and social and communication difficul

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Early Years Case study 3 - Meeting the Needs of Children with SEND at Home and Family Experiences During the Covid-19 Pandemic

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  • 14 Aug 2020
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In this case study we hear from a parent in the South West of England describe their family experience during the Covid-19 pandemic. Interviewed in July 2020, this mum of a 5-year-old boy with Speech and Language delay and sensory needs outlines the strat

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Early Years Case study 4 - Meeting the Needs of Children with SEND at Home and Family Experiences During the Covid-19 Pandemic

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  • 14 Aug 2020
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In this case study we hear from a family in the West Midlands describe their family experience during the Covid-19 pandemic. Interviewed in July 2020, this family of a 4-year-old girl with additional needs outlines the strategies and creative ways the fam

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Early Years Case study 2 - Meeting the Needs of Children with SEND at Home and Family Experiences During the Covid-19 Pandemic

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  • 06 Aug 2020
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In this case study we hear a parent in London describe their family experience during the Covid-19 pandemic. Interviewed in July 2020, this mum of a nearly 2-year-old boy, who has visual impairment, developmental delay and is currently being assessed for

COVID 19 annual review case studies

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  • 01 Apr 2020
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A useful free resource for SENCOs, techers and seniour leadership, this set of case studies illustrate different approaches to annual reviews in the current COVID-19 situation.