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Cottesbrooke Infant & Nursery School

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SEND Home Learning


We believe each and every one of our children have the potential to achieve, fulfil & succeed at Cottesbrooke. We have compiled tips and resources to help you support your child with home learning.

Tips for supporting home education that are particularly relevant for children with SEND, especially:

  • reading together
  • engaging in talk and encouragement
  • structuring the day
  • finding routines  
  • For finding a routine that works for your child whilst doing home learning, the following checklist below from the Education Endowment Fund may be useful.

SEND apps and games


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


HelpKidzLearn - A collection of games and resources designed for a range of educational needs and stages. It includes provision for school closure. www.helpkidzlearn.com 


Visuals2Go - An all-in-one app created to support people with communication and learning difficulties. For verbal and non-verbal learners. www.visuals2go.com 


SEND: online, downloadable and printable resources


Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families - A downloadable guide to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of pupils and students during periods of disruption. Designed for teachers, but suitable for parents too. www.annafreud.org/media/11160/supporting-schools-and-colleges.pdf


Inclusive Teach - Downloadable and printable accessible teaching resources for parents and teachers to support pupils with a range of SEND needs, including autism, PMLD, SLCN, MLD, SLD.  https://inclusiveteach.com/free-printable-sen-teaching-resources/


SEND Gateway - Guidance videos created in collaboration with the Centre for Education and Youth (CfEY) to increase the knowledge and awareness of a range of SEND conditions. Aimed at newly qualified teachers but also provides helpful resources and tips that will be useful for parents. https://www.sendgateway.org.uk/whole-school-send/find-wss-resources/nqt-videos.html


SEN Teacher - Downloadable and printable resources that can be adapted to suit the needs of pupils. Resources are aimed at a range of abilities. Website has over 300,000 regular users and is suitable for both parents and teachers. https://www.senteacher.org/


SEN World - Online resources for SEN teaching at home. https://www.specialeducationalneedsworld.com/home-schooling


Speech and Language Kids - An extensive range of education and therapy resources for parents and teachers of children with speech and language needs. A podcast is also available on iTunes for verbal and non-verbal children. www.speechandlanguagekids.com/free-speech-language-resources


The Autism Page - Online support and information aimed at supporting parents with young children with autism. Information and ideas to support the implementation of helpful teaching methods. www.theautismpage.com