Coronavirus Resources

This area of the website will include any additional resources we think might be useful to you as we move through the pandemic together. 

For a risk assessment detailing how the school is working hard to keep everyone in school safe & the measures we are using, please see 'Updated Covid-19 Risk Assessment for Return to School September 2020' in files below. Thank you everybody for engaging with all the new systems in school. We have had a really great return to school and that is because we have all worked together on this.

There are further resources on this page that might help your family throughout this difficult time. If you feel you are in need of additional suppirt, please do make contact with the school and we will do everything we can to help.

Wellbeing Resources

Please follow the link below for more information about SEA, HEAR, RESPOND. This is a government backed initiative to help support children and families who are suffering from the imapct of the COVID-19 pandemic and is delivered by Banardo's. There are lots of resources on there including information on how to get support from appropriate services. 

https://www.barnardos.org.uk/see-hear-respond-support-hub

Follow this link for advice from Childline.

https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/your-feelings/anxiety-stress-panic/worries-about-the-world/coronavirus/

Free school meal guidance can be found by following the link below.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-free-school-meals-guidance#2020-03-30T23:15:03Z

Below is a link to some great materials from the NSPCC

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/coronavirus-advice-suppport-children-families-parents/

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.

https://www.unodc.org/listenfirst/en/covid_parents.html 

SENDCO support 

Mrs Hookes. Ms McCrindle and Mrs Caroll are available to help with any questions/concerns you may have about your child. Please email Mrs Hookes at s.hookes@cavendish.manchester.sch.uk – you can also email to ask for a phone call if you would prefer.

If your child is asked to self-isolate & can not attend school, there will be online provision put in place promptly. If you have difficulty accessing this provision, please make contact with the school. Additional resources to support home learning can be found below.

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. 

https://mailchi.mp/44becfc4710f/m8diu63sdg-2545957?e=ca7d7fd461.

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 - autism.edpsych@oneeducation.co.uk.

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.

https://hsm.manchester.gov.uk/kb5/manchester/directory/advice.page?id=uptXtrEL9fg

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 

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