Your child’s learning and well-being are our highest priorities. We have taken steps to ensure that your child will continue to have the highest possible standard of education.

Reedswood E-ACT Primary academy’s use of technology across every aspect of School life will enable us to deliver lessons, as well as ongoing support and communications, to you and your child via the School’s current online learning platform Seesaw (shortly moving to Google Classroom). Your children are already familiar with Seesaw, Purple Mash and Education City to access homework, messages from their teacher and tasks.

Remote Learning

Key Documents

Home Learning Guidance

Supporting SEND pupils at home

We know that staying at home with children who have additional special educational or physical needs can be difficult, so the activities and information below are to provide you with some support and guidance during this time.

To ensure children who have been identified as pupils with special educational needs (SEN) are still receiving additional support, your class teacher will be sending home individual education plan (IEP) targets by the end of the week. Pupils will have two targets to work on at home in addition to their usual class work over the next few weeks. These will mostly be practical and focused on their particular needs. The teachers will recommend how often to complete these e.g. daily or weekly for the maximum benefit and suggest some activities you can do.

We do not expect parents to be teachers and provide the same activities and feedback given at school; we only expect that you do your best to provide support for home learning.
This is an anxious time for everyone, and we are all concerned about keeping our families safe. Children may be anxious too. Take this time to support home learning alongside other fun, memory-making activities as well.

Here you will find resources to support your child’s needs including sensory and emotional well being. If your child or your family are struggling during this time please contact the SENCo at laura.smith@e-act.org.uk.

Local Links

Speech and Language

At Reedswood we use WMSLT to deliver assessments and interventions, as well as the local authority for children with higher needs. You will have been contacted by WMSLT and offered additional resources/support.
Articulation station is a free app you can download to help with speech pronunciation.

Educational Resources

Supporting pupils with specific learning difficulties

Social Stories

Sensory activities

Sensory play is a benefit for all children, but it particular helps children with SEND in social and language development, physical gross and fine motor skills as well calming them down.

 

Sources of Support

Childline

childline.org.uk | 0800 1111

Get help and advice about a wide range of issues. Childline is a counselling service for children and young people up to their 19th birthday in the United Kingdom provided by the NSPCC.

Samaritans

samaritans.org | 116 123

Samaritans provide emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide.

Children’s Services

walsall.gov.uk | 01922 658170

To keep children and young people safe within Walsall and the surrounding area.

Mental Health Support

dwmh.nhs.uk | 0300 555 0262

Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership provides mental health services across Dudley and Walsall.

starline

StarLine, a national telephone advice service for parents has been launched by Star Academies Trust. The service is run by qualified teachers and education and parenting experts from schools, trusts and national organisations. The service states that it is able to offer confidential advice to parents/ carers on academic progress, behaviour management, transition and emotional well being. Telephone calls are charged at local rate and the helpline number is – 0330 313 9162.

Young Minds

youngminds.org.uk | 0808 802 5544

Young Minds is the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health.

Police

west-midlands.police.uk | 999 | 101

West Midlands Police. Preventing crime, protecting the public and helping those in need.

Food Banks

greatbarr.foodbank.org.uk | 0121 357 5399
bloxwichblakenall.foodbank.org.uk | 07747 301374

The Trussell Trust runs the largest network of foodbanks in the UK, giving emergency food and support to people in crisis.

 

Staying Safe Online

 

 

 

Think U Know

Advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online

thinkuknow.co.uk

 

Parent Info

Support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online

parentinfo.org

 

UK Safer Internet Centre

Advice for parents and carers

saferinternet.org.uk

Net Aware

Support for parents and careers from the NSPCC

net-aware.org.uk

 

London Grid for Learning

Support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online

lgfl.net

 

Internet Matters

Support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online

internetmatters.org

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