This area of the website will include any additional resources we think might be useful to you as the lockdown continues.
- Follow this link for online safety activities for your children.
Follow this link for advice from Childline.
Free school meal guidance can be found by following the link below.
Below is a link to some great materials from the NSPCC
Below you will find a link to resources produced by The University of Manchester, kindly shared by one of our parents, which aim to support parenting during the pandemic.
SENCO support during school closures
Mrs Hookes. Ms McCrindle and Mrs Caroll are still available to help with any questions/concerns you may have about your child. Please email Mrs Hookes at email@example.com – you can also email to ask for a phone call if you would prefer.
SEND resources and activities to do at home
This website from the NW SEND Network is absolutely bursting with fantastic resources and activities which will support your child at home.
Oak National Academy also have daily specialist lessons available here: https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/specialist/#subjects. Please also click here http://www.cavendish.manchester.sch.uk/serve_file/659256 for a list of further resources that you may find helpful.
Educational Psychology helpline
Any parent/carer of children with SEND in Manchester schools and early years settings can use OneEducation’s helpline - 0161 276 0118, Monday to Friday, 1-3pm. They offer a problem-solving conversation relating to educating your child at home. This might be issues around learning, behaviour, anxiety and mental health needs.
Educational Psychology autism consultations
OneEducation also offer phone consultations to parents/carers of children and young people with an autism diagnosis from the Carol Kendrick Unit (as well as the Winnicott Centre). To book this, please send them an email with your name and phone number - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Info and advice for parents and carers
Please click the following link to find a list of SEND information and advice providers https://councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk/sites/default/files/field/attachemnt/SEND%20Orgs%20Info%20Sheet%20Coronavirus%20specific.pdf
Information, Advice and Support Manchester (IASM)
IASM can help SEND families at this time. Their extended helpline is 8.30-4.00pm, Monday to Friday. Just give them a call on 0161 209 8356 and they’ll help you find the right information and advice.
Local Offer newsletter
A weekly newsletter from Manchester City council where you will find the latest news, events and things to do for families of children with SEND.
Life skills at home
The local authority have made this fantastic life skills work booklet for parents to work through with their child to help develop their independence and responsibility skills. http://www.cavendish.manchester.sch.uk/serve_file/659221
Mental health support for children
A wide range of support is available for children in Manchester during the pandemic, please see the document below for details. http://www.cavendish.manchester.sch.uk/serve_file/659224
Mental health and wellbeing support for adults
A wide range of support is available to support adults in Manchester during the pandemic, please see the document below for details. http://www.cavendish.manchester.sch.uk/serve_file/659223