Barlby High School
Barlby High School
Vale of York Academy
Manor CE Academy
Poppleton Ousebank Primary
Forest of Galtres Primary
Burton Green Primary
Barlby High School
Barlby High School
Vale of York Academy
Manor CE Academy
Poppleton Ousebank Primary
Forest of Galtres Primary
Burton Green Primary

BARLBY HIGH SCHOOL IS PART OF

SEND during the Coronavirus lockdown

Supporting students with SEND during the Coronavirus lockdown

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic schools have been required to close their doors to most of their families, with the majority of our children with SEN being expected to stay home, if it is safe to do so, unless they have a social worker or a parent/carer who is a key worker. 

In these unprecedented times the legislation around provision for children with Education Health and Care plans has been temporarily changed meaning that current provision is likely to be different to that listed on the plan. Working with the Local Authority, Hope Learning Trust continues to use ‘reasonable endeavours’ to meet the needs of our most vulnerable children, including those with EHC plans.

In accordance with the latest guidance, brief risk assessments have been completed by school SENDCos for all children with EHCPs (including those currently undergoing statutory assessment) and the content of these have been agreed with parents. Consideration is given as to whether or not a child’s needs can continue to be met at home each week during a welfare call between parents and the SENDCo. The vast majority of children with EHC plans are being well supported at home and provision is co-produced between home and school to include a variety of strategies to meet individual needs, including:

  • Signposting to free educational resources
  • Regular updates on school websites and social media including Twitter.
  • Personalised resources to meet learning needs shared electronically via email, Google classroom or paper copy where required.
  • Regular contact with teachers via telephone and/or email.
  • Weekly contact with Richard Anderson, the school SENDCo.
  • SENDCos may also link in some external agencies with families to provide additional advice and resources if this is agreed.
  • EHC plans due for annual review will still be completed remotely if practically possible.

For specific enquiries please contact Richard Anderson, the school SENDCo via email at: r.anderson@bhs.hlt.academy

 

For further general guidance on supporting your child at home please follow the links below.

https://www.ipsea.org.uk/news/ipsea-update-on-covid-19-school-closures-and-sen-provision

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/help-children-with-send-continue-their-education-during-coronavirus-covid-19

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