Covid-19 Updates

Resources to support your child's return to school

We are looking forward to seeing all the children when they return to school on the 8th of March. We know that children are feeling lots of different emotions about coming back to school and we are here to help families who would like any additional resources or support.

The social story and countdown calendar can be used to prepare your child for the return to school. Read through the social story together and answer any questions that your child asks. If you would like a printed copy of the social story or countdown calendar please get in touch with a member of the Inclusion Team.

Resources to support talking to your child about Coronavirus

Please find links to the most recent guidance shared by the Department of Education to support Parents and Carers.

Guidance for parents and carers on supporting their children’s education during coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Hackney Local Offer has a tab which informs parents and carers of children with Special Educational Needs or latest news in relation to local services and some resources to support during school closures.

Information for children with SEND during Covid-19 lockdown

Covid-19 Safeguarding Addendum

Information from the Parents Workshop: Supporting children with SEND - 10th June 2020

Reducing School Worry

Our school counsellor, Miss Mattos, has put together a booklet for parents to use if their children are showing signs of anxiety about returning to school.

Educational Psychology Service Telephone Advice Line

The Educational Psychology Service is offering a telephone advice line for parents and carers during the period of school closure. This is open to all families living in Hackney who would like support and advice. It offers an opportunity to talk about your child/children with an educational psychologist for up to 30 minutes on our phone line.

We can help by talking through your concerns, making suggestions for practical activities, sending resources, signposting to other services, answering questions and generally helping you to think about ways to support your child/children across a wide range of areas.

The service runs from 10am-1pm and 2pm-4pm on Wednesdays on 020 8820 5719.

Settings are asked to please share details with families. Further information can be found on the Hackney Services for Schools website.

Hackney Ark Sleep Workshop

Managing Sleep Difficulties

Sleep Key Points