Access and Achievement Team Support
Support packs - produced by colleagues from CAMHS, One Education Educational Psychology, and Speech and Language Therapy
As part of their strategy to support young people and their families, this group of support networks have been proactive in producing a number of resources which can be used by parents, schools and young people to support the transition back to school. The project has been created with children with Autism in mind, although it is easily accessible for all children.
This project represents a multi-agency collaboration between the Clinical Service for Children with Disabilities, Speech and Language Therapy Service, and Educational Psychology at One Education.
Click here for the Parent Support Pack
Click here for the Student Support Pack
Kooth Live Forums: June 2020
Live forums can be found in the discussion boards and go online at 7.30pm on the evening they are planned. They are moderated in real time until 9.00pm.
Friday 19th June – Coping with Anxiety and Panic Attacks Anxiety is a common mental health topic, and something which impacts a large number of people in their day-to-day lives. It can range from feelings of worry or unease about something, to severe reactions such as panic attacks. For those who have severe anxiety, daily life can be a real struggle. We all experience feelings of anxiousness at some level, so at this live forum we'll be discussing ways to manage anxiety and panic attacks, including how to support others and where to reach out for support. Feel free to come along and share your experiences or advice or simply get some tips on coping.
Support with your learning!
Get Set Team GB Paralympics GB
The Access and Achievement Team have signed us up for Get Set; the British Olympic Association and British Paralympic Association’s youth engagement programme.
The programme aims to:
inspire young people to fulfil their potential and maintain healthy, active lifestyles
give all young people the chance to learn about and live the Olympic Values of friendship, excellence and respect and the Paralympic Values of inspiration, determination, courage and equality
build excitement about Team GB and ParalympicsGB, using the Olympic and Paralympic Games as a hook for learning and participation.
See below for a link to their website and their Design a Mascot competition. Please email your designs to [email protected]
Design a Mascot Challenge
I am Canny, The Cockatoo Who can. Do you know how I got that name? Well, I can do anything I put my mind to! I broke my wings and legs in a plane related incident (don’t ask) and even though it was hard knowing I could never use them again; I never gave up! I just had to find a different way to soar. So I slide on my blades and now I am going to be a Paralympic Champion. I don’t need my wings to fly anymore! I don’t need to fly past the stars, I am one! Mrs Martucci created me because I am inspirational. Can you create me some mascot friends? Don’t forget I want them to be happy, bright and full of fun, just like me.
Can’t wait to see them, bye for now.
How do you see the future after Coronavirus?
As you are aware this term our focus is on Reflection and we thought we would bring a little bit of fun to your lockdown in the form of an EPIC competition with Big Prizes.
1st Prize - £15 Activity Pack
2nd Prize - £10 Activity Pack
3rd Prize - £5 Activity Pack
Closing a date for submissions: Monday 15th June
Winners announced: Friday 19th June
• 1 piece of creative work
• 1 full description of work (minimum 200 words)
We are sure you will agree this has been a crazy time, hasn’t it? All the unexpected changes, the uncertainty, the boredom, the longing to play outside and spend time with friends, family and loved ones. Maybe some of you are missing school? We are most definitely missing you and hope that you are all being positive, staying safe, supporting each other and smiling your way through it all. Just know that we are all in this together!
We all have lots of questions about what the future has in store for us and that’s what we want you to do now, to use this time to truly REFLECT, to make the most of all this spare time, to give yourself chance to think about what you want the answers to be? What goals can you set to make it happen and how can you make it a reality in the future? Think about your hopes and dreams. If you could change things in the world, what would you change? Why? You may be asking yourself some of the following questions -
When will I see my friends again?
Who do I want to see most?
What’s the first thing I will do when this is over?
What will the world look like if they find vaccine?
When will I be back at school?
When will things be back to normal?
What impact does this have on the environment?
Who do I want to see the most?
What restaurant are we going to first?
What will school be like when we go back? Will it be the same?
What will the future be like in 5, 10, 20, years’ time?
What do I want to be in the future and why?
What’s really important to me?
What makes me happiest?
With all this in mind we wanted to give you something fun to do, where you have the freedom of planning designing and creating yourselves. We want your work to REFLECT how you see the future but that is completely open to interpretation and we want you to create your piece of work based around your interests. Use your imagination, go wild! Some ideas are listed below but remember this is for you to think about what you want create and you are free to express this in any way you like. You can enter the competition as many times as you like but each entry has to include a full description of what you have created and why and this must be at least 100 words long. All entries can be emailed to [email protected] We will only share entries on the school website and school social media platforms upon parent/carer consent.
We can’t wait to see your work - good luck!
• Painting, Sketch or Drawing
• Comedy Sketch
• Short Story
• Piece of Creative Writing
• Piece of Creative Music
• A dramatic Performance
• Piece of Dance
• A play – Maybe you can even get your family to star in it
• A PowerPoint presentation
You are living through history - ways to record this
Please find below additional support advice and extra pieces of work that can be done at home with students with Special Educational Needs including some mindfulness links. We appreciate that not all these ideas will work for everyone, but hopefully you will find some that will work for you. They are not exclusive and lots of these techniques can be used for different needs.
BBC Bitesize Parent Toolkit - Click here for access
Read this article about how an inspiring young person traveled the length of the Shetland Coast from his wheelchair at home!
Inspirational young person!
SEN Support for Parents