Following the expansion consultation, the Department for Education has confirmed that the expansion has been approved. Click here to read the letter to parents and carers.

Additional Information

Please see below links to useful websites you may find helpful during Covid-19

Dysart

Covid Catch Up Strategy

Government Advice

Government guide for Covid-19

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Things you can and can’t do during COVID-19

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do

NHS

NHS – Latest advice on Covid-19

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

NHS 111 – Get medical help near you

https://111.nhs.uk

NHS – Find Psychological therapies (IAPT) services in your area

https://www.nhs.uk/Service Search/Psychological%20therapies%20(IAPT)/LocationSearch/10008

NHS Eat Well

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well/the-eatwell-guide/

Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH)

The following link is to a podcast from ACAMH. It is intended for parents with children on the autism spectrum and advises on how to cope with changes in routine due to lockdown and social distancing.

https://www.acamh.org/podcasts/cornavirus-autism-a-parents-guide/

AfC Apply for Evidence of Eligibility to Exercise outside more than once a day

Since the government changed guidelines around people with learning disabilities and ASD being able to go out for exercise more than once a day, some have been worried about being challenged or whether they needed ID.

The below link is to the AfC local offer where parents can input their child’s details and they will be sent a letter that they can either print or show on their phone if they are challenged (assuming that AfC are able to access and get up to date information).

https://kr.afcinfo.org.uk/pages/local-offer/information-and-advice/covid-19-updates-and-resources/about-this-section/evidence-of-eligiblity-form

Audible – Free Audio Stories

Amazon has cancelled fees on audio stories as long as the schools are closed – https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

Widgit Online – Free symbols and resources

With more schools closing across the world to help fight the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) we wanted to do something to help parents, teachers and carers who use symbols to support their children and young people.

To make sure symbol users have access to the systems and resources they need, we would like to offer free and unrestricted access to Widgit Online and it’s ready-made materials for 30 days.

Use Code: WIDGIT30

https://widgitonline.com/offer?utm_source=Widgit+Bulletin+List&utm_campaign=8ed6968edc-WO-PROMO-JOURNAL&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ff234fd52c-8ed6968edc-501010497&mc_cid=8ed6968edc&mc_eid=77adcd3005

You are rightly proud of your work around pupil wellbeing, and ensuring pupils are ready for learning.  This has enabled you to establish a calm and purposeful learning environment for pupils with considerable needs.

Ofsted 2018

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