EHCP laws temporarily “relaxed” and local authorities told to make reasonable efforts


The Government has announced temporary changes to the law on educational, health and care needs assessments and plans due to coronavirus. The Department for Education and the Secretary of State have invoked the easements to the provisions of the Children and Families Act 2014 contained in the Coronavirus Act 2020. This means that some aspects of the … Continue reading EHCP laws temporarily “relaxed” and local authorities told to make reasonable efforts

Extended outdoors time for SEN kids


We’d like to share this information we have received from Richmond Parent Carer Forum regarding lockdown restrictions and SEN. ‘It hasn’t been widely reported, but the Government changed the lockdown restrictions for those with additional needs on 9th April to allow them to exercise outside of the home 2-3 times a day and to travel … Continue reading Extended outdoors time for SEN kids

Classroom support for primary school children with ADHD


Join us on Thursday 4th May 2020 at 8.15pm for a webinar on ‘Classroom support for primary school children with ADHD’ with Soli Lazarus: A talk for parents, teachers and teaching assistants about how to manage ADHD in the classroom. Soli Lazarus has a wealth of experience when it comes to ADHD and schools. Not … Continue reading Classroom support for primary school children with ADHD

Home-schooling Resources


If your child is struggling with the work your school is sending you, here are some other learning resources you may like to try that they may find easier to access and more engaging.  The Government website has an excellent list of the various resources that are available which include: HelpKidzLearn Website: https://www.helpkidzlearn.com/ Description: a collection of … Continue reading Home-schooling Resources

Managing the anxiety of children & young people during lockdown and beyond


Research suggests that as many as 1 in 6 young people will experience an anxiety condition at some point in their lives. Here are some examples of how you might feel if you are anxious (as described by AnxietyUK): Worried Upset Feeling sick Feeling shaky/dizzy Feeling like you might faint/pass out Thinking unpleasant thoughts Thinking … Continue reading Managing the anxiety of children & young people during lockdown and beyond