SEND

SEND

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities at The Archbishop Lanfranc Academy – The Bec Trust

Learning Changes Lives

All Croydon Schools and Academies are committed to and adopt a similar approach to meeting the needs of all pupils including those with special educational needs. There is a shared expectation that all students, regardless of their specific needs and disabilities, should be offered inclusive educational opportunities which will enable them to make the best possible progress in school and ensure they can actively participate in the wider aspects of school life.

At The Archbishop Lanfranc Academy we believe that :

  • All students should receive educational opportunities that enable them to reach their academic potential.
  • All students should receive educational and enrichment opportunities that enable them to develop personal and social skills that will prepare them to make an active and positive contribution to the wider community in adult life.
  • All students should be encouraged, valued and accepted whatever their individual abilities, needs and aspirations.
  • Students make the greatest progress and achievement if they are active partners in the activities provided to bring about their success.
  • Students with SEND should be identified early and the appropriate provision must be made for students with SEND in line with the statutory duties and best practice guidelines set out in the most recent Department for Education Code of Practice for SEND (DfE/DoH, 2015).

The revised new SEND Code of Practice came into force on April 1st 2015 and can be read here

Helpful Links

https://www.talkofftherecord.org

http://croydondropin.org.uk

https://emergingminds.org.uk

https://www.annafreud.org/what-we-do/anna-freud-learning-network/coronavirus

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/looking-after-your-mental-health-during-coronavirus-outbreak

https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus

https://www.place2be.org.uk/about-us/news-and-blogs/2020/march/coronavirus-information-for-children

Emotional, Wellbeing and Mental Health support links

World Health Organisation: Information for Parents and Carers to Share  

Young Minds: Parents Helpline

How Germs Spread and why you Should Wash Your Hands

Story for Children: ELSA

MIND: Coronavirus and Your Wellbeing

Young Minds: What to do if You’re Worried about Coronavirus

Worry and OCD: Coronavirus Survival Tips

Movement Meditation for Children who Need to Move: Smiling Minds

Meditations from Calm.com

NSPCC: Anxiety and Talking about the Coronavirus

 

Online Education Resources

BBC Learning – All Key Stages

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch/

Oak Academy

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/specialist/#subjects

Futurelearn

https://www.futurelearn.com

Seneca

https://www.senecalearning.com

For those revising at GCSE or A level. Pages of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.

Blockly

https://blockly.games

Scratch

https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/

Ted Ed

https://ed.ted.com

National Geographic Kids

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

Duolingo

https://www.duolingo.com

Mystery Science

https://mysteryscience.com

The Kids Should See This

https://thekidshouldseethis.com

Crash Course

https://thecrashcourse.com

Crash Course Kids

https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids

Crest Awards

https://www.crestawards.org – Science awards you can complete from home.

iDEA Awards

https://idea.org.uk – Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

Paw Print Badges

https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk

Tinkercad

https://www.tinkercad.com

Prodigy Maths

https://www.prodigygame.com

Nature Detectives

https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/ – A lot of these can be done in a garden, or in the forests, if you live in one.

British Council

https://www.britishcouncil.org/schoolresources/find

Resources for English language learning

Oxford Owl for Home

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/forhome/

Big History Project

https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home

Multi-disciplinary activities aimed at Secondary aged students.

Geography Games

https://worldgeographygames.com/world.html  

Blue Peter Badges

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/aboutbluepeterbadges

The Artful Parent

https://www.facebook.com/artfulparent/

Red Ted Art

https://www.redtedart.com

The Imagination Tree https://theimaginationtree.com

Toy Theater

https://toytheater.com/

Educational online games

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/?fbclid=IwAR2wJdpSJSeITf4do6aPhff8A3tAktnmpaxqZbkgudD49l71ep8sjXmrac Activities and quizzes

Twinkl

https://www.twinkl.co.uk

Reading, Education and Enrichment Resources

While you are at home, take the opportunity to do extra reading. You might find some of the books below interesting.

Books for KS3 AND KS4

Double Act. Jacqueline Wilson

Dustbin Baby. Jacqueline Wilson

The Charlie Barber Treatment. Carole Lloyd

The Lost Boys’ Appreciation Society. Alan Gibbons

The Spying Game. Pat Moon

 

 

Recommended Book for Parents/ Carers Home Schooling

C J Simister, The Bright Stuff: Playful Ways to Nurture Your Child’s Extraordinary Mind