Useful Links

Useful Links

SEN & Gifted Online Learning Zone

Welcome to our SEN & Gifted Online Learning Zone – find what you need all in one place.

At Westlands our SENCo (Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator) and Assistant Headteacher is Miss C. Danyali, additionally she is supported in her role by Miss S. Jones - our Early Years phase leader. 

Our SENCOs work to ensure children with SEN have their needs met as fully as possible and are good listeners to others, especially parents.

We hope with this bank of digital resources,  online learning and support services will aid you and your child to work at home and continue to make progress towards their individual targets and goals. We hope that with your engagement and support we can continue to provide you support.  

Find a list of other online support on the Essex Local Offer page, see the link below.

Essex Local Offer

GOV Coronavirus (COVID 19): list of online education resources for home education

www.gov.uk - publications-resources-for-home-education

 

REMOTE EDUCATION UPDATE - DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION 

The Government have published updated guidance and resources that have been produced by the Department for Education in partnership with the education sector, this includes the BBC.

They have published a list of Online resources that you can access here

Online Educational Resources

These resources cover various subjects and age groups and if you feel it beneficial, may be used to supplement the resources already being set on our eLearning platforms each day.

We are also directing parents to the Department for Education’s - Oak National Academy, which is a new, high-quality collection of lessons and online resources. It has been set up in response to school closures and is supported by the government. From Monday 20 April, it will offer video lessons by teachers for primary and secondary school children in a range of core curriculum subjects.

The National Academy

Also from today the BBC also launching BBC Bitesize Daily.  This is a new service which will deliver a tailored day of learning across BBC iPlayer, Red Button, the BBC Bitesize website and app, BBC Four and BBC Sounds, with curriculum relevant offers across the UK.

Together, this comprehensive package is aimed at minimising disruption to children’s education and providing rhythm and routine in these challenging times.

 

BBC Bitesize daily lessons

These resources are available to you and are intended to be used in addition to the resources already being set on our eLearning platforms each day by your child’s class teacher. 

 

 

BBC Parents Toolkit: SEND 

The BBC have also created -  Parents' Toolkit: SEND with resources, activities and support to help you and your family during lockdown.

Resource Banks

SPEECH LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION AREA

 Handwriting area

MOTOR skills AREA 

 dyslexia area 

EMOTIONAL WELLBEING AREA

Spellings Area

Maths Area

English area

Sensory AREA

 Working memory area

General resources  AREA

wELL-BEING AREA

AUTISM AREA

School Transition  AREA

Gifted learner AREa 

enrichment learning opportunities 

  • National Association for Able Children in Education NACE has been working to support teachers of gifted and talented students for over twenty years and has some excellent publications.

www.nace.co.uk

 

  • National Association for Gifted Children NAGC is an excellent organisation which was set up to support parents and their children.

www.nagcbritain.org.uk

 

  • The London Gifted and Talented website provides useful information, worksheets, policies and courses.

www.londongt.org

 

  • The World Council for Gifted and Talented Children is a worldwide non-profit organisation whose goal is to provide advocacy and support for gifted children. 

world-gifted.org

 

  • Ingenious is a content-rich site bringing together images and viewpoints to create insights into science and culture.

www.ingenious.org.uk

 

  • The Youth Sport Trust nurtures young people talented in PE and sport.

www.youthsporttrust.org

 

There are also some links for pupils to extend their learning and become intellectually stimulated beyond the classroom:

  • QI enshrines the original view of Lord Reith that the BBC should 'educate, inform and entertain', all three of which duties are carried out to the great enjoyment of panel and audience alike. The activities of ‘The QI Universe’ website are organised around a central concept or set of attitudes - those of curiosity, discovery and humour.

www.qi.com/

 

  • Moral Maze BBC Radio 4s Moral Maze provides combative, provocative and engaging live debate examining the moral issues behind one of the week’s news stories. 

www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qk11

 

  • The University of Leicester offers a new way to engage with key issues that shape our society. Students can join debates on a host of topics, including 'should we go to Mars?' Join some of Britain's leading academics and high-profile opinion formers in these challenging 'the floor is yours' debates.

leicesterexchanges.com/about/

  

 

 

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