<<Keep an eye on the parent boards situated at the front of the school for information on specific support groups in the local area>>
Medway's SEND support guidance
Some children have needs or disabilities that affect their ability to learn. For example:
If we identify your child as having special educational needs, following the correct procedure for accurately identifying a need, we will contact you to discuss our concerns. Initially this contact may be made by your child’s class teacher but you will be introduced to our Inclusion Manager [Miss Dalmedo] who will discuss our concerns in greater detail. We will endeavour to work in partnership with you and your child on the planning and reviewing of effective and impactful additional support in order for them to progress to their full potential.
If you believe your child may have special educational needs please arrange a meeting with your child’s class teacher.
Reading and maths: http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/?region=international#
All areas of learning at a range of levels
Select the ‘Woodlands Resources’ and there you will various activities to support and reinforce your child’s learning at school.
Dyslexia or dyslexic traits
The offers advice to parents in helping their child at home whether it be for homework, handwriting, spelling etc.
Children with ADHD
hints and tips
Speech and/or Language difficulties
There are many strategies which can be put in place at home. The following site may be useful: http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/article/speech-and-language-difficulties
Support can be carried out discretely using many activities which any child would enjoy: http://www.thecommunicationtrust.org.uk/resources/resources.aspx
How to write a social story
Social stories are short descriptions of a particular situation, event or activity, which include specific information about what to expect in that situation and why:
Eye Exercises for Better Visual Health
These activities are offered as a fun way to help sharpen "learning-related" visual skills that are critical for success in school. If a child has deficits in visual information processing, these simple exercises alone are not sufficient to correct a problem. Please do not confuse these exercises with vision therapy.
Hypermobility - http://hypermobility.org/help-advice/kids-teens/
Cognitive Quick Tips: Visual Memory at Home and in the Classroom
We need visual memory skills for basic tasks such as recognising letters (differences between b, p, and d, for instance), reading, spelling, math and the list goes on.