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Welcome Back! Returning to an Education setting - September 2020

From September 2020 the majority of children will be returning to their education setting and education providers in Portsmouth City have been working hard to ensure risks are kept low and the return to school or college is as safe as possible.

Any specific queries or questions about your child or young person’s return should be sent to the individual education setting.

If your child or young person has an Education Health and Care plan, you can find more information on what is happening by visiting our Covid-19 EHCP page.

Vicky Ford MP Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families has written a letter to SEND children and families about support for the return to school. You can read the letter by clicking here

To help with your child or young person’s return to an education setting, we have put together some resources and helpful websites below.

Welcome Back! Returning to an Education Setting Resources and Support

Government guidance on returning to schools

Government Guidance on returning to education


Education and Curriculum based Resources

Education and Curriculum Resources

Portsmouth Education Partnership has worked closely with education partners to create a directory of websites and resources. These have been split into different key stages. You can visit the PEP website by clicking here.

BBC Bitesize – Education resources across all key stages as well as post-16. Boredom busting tips and neurodiversity resources. Click here to visit the page.

Twinkl – Primary and secondary resources as well as a section on Home Learning – Click here to visit the site.

The Maths Factor – Carol Vodermans site for children 4-12 years. Free whilst schools are closed. Click here to visit the site.

Oak National Academy: SEND online resources

Oak National Academy SEND online resources are now live. The resources will provide video lessons and curricular resources for parents and families to use as they wish and will cover the following themes:
• Art
• Early Cognition and Reading
• Independent Living
• Language and Communication
• Numeracy
• Therapy

The video lessons will be pitched in the following way:
• Early Development (P1-3)
• Building Understanding (P4-6)
• Applying Learning (P7+)

Government Guidance and Resources for children with Special Educational Needs ( SEND)

Government List of Educational Resources

The government have created an initial list of online educational resources to help children to learn at home.

There is also a specific section for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

These websites have been identified by some of the country’s leading educational experts and offer a wide range of support and resources for pupils of all ages.

Click here to see the online resources

Government Guidance on helping  children with SEND continue their education during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Advice for parents and carers looking after children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Click here to read the latest guidance.

Therapies resources ( SALT, OT etc)

Therapies Resources 

The OT Toolbox- A site for both professionals and parent carers sharing activities and advice on sensory and motor skill activities for children. Click here to visit the site.


Resources developed for specific Special Educational Needs

CDC -Supporting Children with Learning Disability/ ASD: coping with COVID-19 isolation

The next few weeks (and possibly months) will be a particularly difficult time for children and families, whilst schools are closed and we are advised to self-isolate or socially distance ourselves from our friends and family. Our normal structure and routine will be disrupted. This information pack aims to support parent carers of children with an ASD or LD during this time and will hopefully make things a little more manageable.

Click here for the information pack 


National Deaf Children’s Society – Supporting your child’s learning at home

Helping your deaf child to learn resources for families. Click here to visit their website.







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The current situation is very worrying for many families.
The thought of your family having to be separated due to illness is incredibly concerning.
Portsmouth Parent Voice have worked in co-production with local parents and professionals to produce three documents to help if you and your child need to be separated from the rest of your family or household.

To find out more and download the planning documents, please follow this link.


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