At Kingsley we aim to provide all children with the best possible outcomes in preparation for life‐long learning. We believe it is important that children acquire skills, knowledge and confidence that can be applied to all future learning experiences, including social, physical and spiritual development.

 

We follow the principles of Inclusion as set out in the Special educational needs and disability code of practice: 0 to 25 years.

 

  • To ensure all pupils are offered full access to a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum;
  • All pupils will be given the opportunity to reach their full potential educationally, emotionally, and physically;
  • All teachers view themselves as teachers of pupils with special educational needs, teaching such pupils is a whole school responsibility;
  • All pupils with special educational needs should have their needs met;
  • Pupil’s special educational needs will normally be met in the mainstream classroom;
  • Pupil’s views should be sought and taken into account;
  • Parents/carers have a vital role to play in supporting their child’s education and therefore good home/school links are established.

 

Key Documents

SEND Information Report

SEND Report

SEND Policy

SEND Policy 2019

 

Interventions

At Kingsley Community School we strive to support all children to enable them to achieve at school. In order to do this many steps are taken to support them through their learning journey. The following interventions are being delivered across the school:

  • Talking Time
  • Wordshark
  • Toe By Toe
  • Numbershark
  • Clever Fingers
  • Lifeboat
  • 1st Class@Number
  • Talking Partners
  • Phonological Awareness
  • Project X
  • Talk Boost
  • Power of 2

 

Click here to see our page for The Ark

 

Click here for Social Stories

 

Websites, Activities Apps

Here is a list of website and app links that you can access to support childrens learning at home.

 

Puffin Activity Packs

http://www.priorywoods.middlesbrough.sch.uk/coronavirus/useful-links a range of creative downloadable activities for 0-5 Year Olds, 6-8 Year Olds and 9-12 Year Olds. Just pick your age, print out, and get started.

Virtual trips

https://www.weareteachers.com/best-virtual-field-trips/ – Virtual educational trips to watch with your child. Including a zoo, farm and aquarium.

Stories

https://www.storylineonline.net/ – listen to stories being read online.

Active Learning

https://imoves.com/imovement -signup – free maths, english and science activities. A great way for children to learn whilst being active.

Scavenger Hunt

https://www.weareteachers.com/scavenger-hunts/ – different ways to help children explore and learn at home.

 

Supporting maths and english

Help Kidz Learn

https://www.helpkidzlearn.com – a collection of games and resources designed for a range of educational needs for children of all ages.

Top Marks

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting – interactive games to support counting.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/letters-and-sounds – interactive games to support phonics, spelling and letter formation.

 Do2Learn (USA)

https://do2learn.com/ – a selection of downloadable picture cards, songs and games to support writing, reading and maths.

Phonics Play

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/ – activities and videos to support the teaching of phonics phase 1-6.

CBeebies

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks – numberblock videos to support children counting.

CBeebies

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/alphablocks – alphablock videos and games to support the learning of the alphabet.

ICT Games

https://www.ictgames.com/- Maths, writing and reading games, videos and apps to support childrens learning.

Spelling Frame

https://spellingframe.co.uk/ – games and word lists linked to spelling rules that children need to know by the end of the school year.

Literacy Planet

https://www.literacyplanet.com/uk/for-home-use/ – Free home English activities for parents to join.

Learning 4 Kids

https://www.learning4kids.net/category/alphabet/ – activities and free printable sheet to support childrens letter formation and writing.

Parent Book Talk

https://www.abss.k12.nc.us/cms/lib/NC01001905/Centricity/Domain/36/Parent%20Book%20Talk%20flyer.pdf – questions to ask your child before, during and after reading.

Monster Phonics

https://monsterphonics.com/home-learning-in-the-covid-19-lockdown/ – everyday lessons, phonic worksheets, letter sheets, word searches and  story videos to support phonic phases 1-6.

Teach Handwriting

https://www.teachhandwriting.co.uk/foundation-stage-handwriting.html – activities to help teach handwriting in Early years.

https://www.teachhandwriting.co.uk/key-stage-1-handwriting.html – activities to help teach handwriting in Key Stage 1.

https://www.teachhandwriting.co.uk/key-stage-2-handwriting.html – activities to help teach handwriting in Key Stage 2.

SparkleBox

https://www.sparklebox.co.uk/literacy/writing/letter-formation/worksheets.html – printable worksheets for letter formation.

Creative Family Fun

https://creativefamilyfun.net/lego-addition/ – maths activities using lego

We are Teachers

https://www.weareteachers.com/addition-activities/ – awesome addition activities

 

Maths and english Activities

Explore rhyming and sounds

Numbers Shapes

Exploring Measuring

Smarty Phonics set 1 Powerpoint

Smarty Phonics set 1 Words

Smarty Phonics set 2 powerpoint

Smarty Phonics set 2 Words

Smarty Phonics set 3 Powerpoint

Smarty Phonics set 3 Words

Spring Trios game

 

Supporting Speech, Communication and Language

Brain Parade

http://www.brainparade.com/products/see-touch-learn-free/ – a visual instruction app, including flash cards and picture-choosing games, for children with autism and special needs.

Speech Links

https://speechandlanguage.info/blog?page=1 – Resources, activities and games which are changed weekly to support speech and language at home.

Speech Links

https://speechandlanguage.info/parents/activities – A great selection of games you can do everyday with your child at home to support speech and language development.

 Speech and Language Kids

https://www.speechandlanguagekids.com/speech-sound-resource-page/ – ways to help teach your child letter sounds and activities to help.

Speech and Language Kids

https://www.speechandlanguagekids.com/vocabulary-resource-page/ – a list of activities to help develop and improve childrens vocabulary.

Childhood 101

https://childhood101.com/learning-games-for-speaking-listening-thinking/ – 12 verbal literacy games for speaking, listening and thinking.

Topmarks

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=speaking%20and%20listening – speaking and listening games for all ages.

 

Speech, Communication and Language Activities

Activities to improve listening skills

Activities for listening memory skills Memory games

Memory games

Make an obstacle course

How to make a Storyteller

Storyteller

Communication and language activities

Ways to Encourage Speech and Language

 

Supporting sensory needs

Gross motor skills http://www.priorywoods.middlesbrough.sch.uk/attachments/download.asp?file=1566&type=pdf – a range of activities you can do at home to support childrens gross motor skills.

Fine motor skills

https://handsonaswegrow.com/fine-motor-skills-activities/ – a range of activities you can do at home to support childrens fine motor skills.

Handwriting

https://www.teachhandwriting.co.uk/more-activities-help-develop-handwriting-skills.html – fun activities to help support different physical (gross and fine motor skills) and skill based elements required in developing a good handwriting style.

 Sensory Strategies for parents

https://www.gov.gg/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=107388&p=0 – sensory strategies, activities and ideas to support children at home.

 Sensory App House Ltd

https://www.sensoryapphouse.com/ – a range of interactive apps to support children with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) or Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD).

Visuals2Go

https://www.visuals2go.com/ – an app for verbal and non-verbal children to support communication and learning difficulties.

Therapy Street for Kids

http://therapystreetforkids.com/index.html – Therapy Street for Kids has lots of therapy ideas and strategies for developing self-care, scissor and handwriting skills. It also has a section on sensory strategies.

OT Plan

https://otplan.com/ -This website generates activity ideas based on the skills you want to develop and materials you have.

Pinterest

https://www.pinterest.com/– Social media site that allows you to search and save ideas. It’s got really good activities and strategies with pictures that other users post.

 

Sensory Activities

Bedtime routine ideas

Activities for Children to Help Them Learn Through Play

Make a bird feeder

Write letters using paint brushes and water

Hand activities

Sensory activities

Make a Dice

Fun with a Dice

 

Click here for Home learning Activities

 

Specific Conditions

ADHD

Dyslexia

– Parent leaflets and videos

– Supporting Dyslexia- top tips for reading, handwriting, spelling, memory and organisation

Autism

-Supporting children during and after the coronavirus

Supporting children with transition after the coronavirus

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

Speech and language

Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA)

Dyspraxia/developmental coordination disorder (DCD)

Dyscalculia

Dysgraphia

 

Useful Web links

  • Place2Be – Place2Be provide parents with ideas and advise on how to support children who are finding it hard during the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Neuro Love– Advice for parents and children on how to stay emotionally and physically well.
  • Mind– Advice and support for mental health.
  • Head Together– Advice and support for mental health.
  • Liverpool Autism Outreach Service-The Autism Outreach Team consists of specialist teachers trained in all aspects of autism; the use of TEACCH®, PECS®, Social Stories and other complimentary interventions.
  • Special Educational Needs & Disability Information Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS)– SENDIASS is a service which provides free and confidential impartial information, advice and support to children/young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), and their parents/carers.
  • Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA)– The PDA Society is a registered charity that help support and facilitate discussions around people’s experiences of living with PDA and can provide support to those living and working with PDA.
  • LivPaC ‘Liverpool Parent and Carer’-LivPaC is a local parent carer forum in Liverpool independently run by parents for parents, carers, grandparents and family members who have a child/young person between the ages of 0 & 25 years with a disability, complex health needs, SEN or/and additional needs.
  • Autism in Motion, Liverpool Autism in Motion is a parent led group, It is run by three parents Jo, Hannah and Terri. We all have children with Autism and SENd.
  • Liverpool Parents’ Interest Group (PIG)– Support Group for Parents, Grandparents & Carers of children with social and communications difficulties
  • ADDvanced Solutions Community Network– Community based learning, coaching and mentoring programmes and health, wellbeing and enrichment activities for families living with Neurodevelopmental conditions. We aim to equip and empower parents, carers, children and young people with the skills, tools, knowledge and confidence to better recognise, understand and meet the needs of their family.
  • The Isabella Trust – aims to improve the quality of life of children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder and Sensory Processing Difficulties by supporting their Families and Carers. They provide short courses and workshops to parents and carers. Information leaflet from the trust.
  • Autism Training Team – Liverpool The Autism Training Team hold drop-in sessions twice a month in different children’s Centre’s across the city. They are for Parents/Carers or professionals wishing to talk in a private one to one setting. You do not require a diagnosis of ASC to attend but must have questions or concerns about the young person. The drop ins are not a training session and do not require an appointment.
  • Autism Alliance– Autism Alliance is the major UK network of specialist autism charities.
  • Liverpool Early Help Directory, SEN & Disability Local Offer Comprehensive resource detailing Liverpool’s SEN & Disability Local Offer.
  • Autism-friendly learning sessions in Liverpool museums Liverpool Museums have been working with Autism Together to develop skills to make our venues more autism-friendly.
  • Holidays and days out – NAS – National Autistic Society Lots of ideas for holidays and days out at autism-friendly venues plus tips for taking a child on the autism spectrum to different leisure venues.
  • Can Liverpool be World’s first Autism friendly city?– News article by ‘Autism Together’ : ‘Autism Together’ and community business ‘Autism Adventures UK’ have joined forces on a mission to turn Liverpool into the world’s first truly autism-friendly city.
  • Autism Awareness | Liverpool John Lennon Airport– Autism Awareness at Liverpool John Lennon Airport. If you or someone you are travelling with has Autism or ASD, travelling through an airport can be an overwhelming experience. We have provided a guide showing you what to expect when at the airport.
  • Autism-friendly performances– are a fantastic way for autistic people to enjoy a live theatre show. These shows will have had adjustments made in the form of reduction to sound levels, some changes to lighting and loud sound effects and strobe lighting taken out. There will be a relaxed attitude to movement in and out of the auditorium and there will be some designated chill-out areas.
  • Eureka!– is an interactive children’s museum and educational charity based in Halifax, West Yorkshire, where children play to learn and grown-ups learn to play. It has hundreds of interactive, hands-on exhibits designed to inspire children aged 0 to 11. All essential carers of disabled visitors get free admission – just bring along a form of ID. Eureka! also offers support for disabled children and their families: quite literally, an extra pair of hands, with a trained ‘enabler’ accompanying you during your visit. It also runs a range of events and clubs for children with disabilities, including one for children on the autism spectrum.
  • Spring City– offers autism-friendly sessions with the following features: fewer jumpers so the trampolines are not too crowded, quieter music and you can join your child on the trampoline to help them feel comfortable to bounce away.Physical activity is massively important to us all. It can help improve problems with motor coordination which is vital to your child’s development.
  • Home– Home holds relaxed theatre and film screenings for families that will like an experience that is toned down, and more subtle. Theatre performances are relaxing and you can come and leave when you like. There’s a chill out area in another room if things get too overwhelming. With subtle sounds and more flexibility, this is a great way to experience the wonders of theatre and film at your own pace.
  • Cinemas– Dimensions work with ODEON, Cineworld, Vue and Showcase to host autism friendly screenings at over 300 cinemas nationwide. On Sunday mornings throughout the month, films suitable for all audiences are screened in a sensory friendly and inclusive environment. They aim to reduce over-stimulation and create a welcoming environment.
  • Cerebra– we understand that if you have one child that doesn’t sleep, the whole family suffers. Our Sleep Advice Service offers various resources including our Guide to Sleep, workshops and a one-to-one telephone support service to help your child – and everyone in your family – get a better night’s sleep.