We are here to support you

As we continue in this strange and unprecedented time, we understand that all of our students may be struggling adjusting to a new way of doing things.  However, for our students with additional needs and their families, we appreciate that this time may be even more of a challenge.

Should you need support with subject specific questions relating to home working, you can contact subject teachers directly via their email.  If you need some additional help with structuring and supporting your child’s additional needs whilst home learning or just wish to talk through your experiences and ask any questions, you can contact a member of our SEND support team.

Mrs Bibby (SENDCO) j.bibby@alderchs.uk

Ms Graham (SEN Support Manager) s.graham@alderchs.uk

If your child has an EHCP there is the Tameside helpline that is also available.  The details are as follows:

Mon-Fri 9am to 11am on 0161-3438381/ 11am to 1pm on 07971132375.

 

Tips on structuring home learning:

  • Two/ three 20-30 minute sessions per day is enough.
  • Create a visual timetable or a to do list to mark off planned activities in a day.  Crossing them off will create a sense of accomplishment and positive feelings about working.
  • Enrich studies by doing other life skill building activities: helping with an online food shop, gardening, helping with jobs around the house and cooking are all vital skills that will benefit your child.
  • Create a dedicated work space so that work can be organised and ensure that the space is clear of distractions.
  • Encourage daily reading and discuss what has been read and understood.
  • IDL and Sumdog are both excellent and engaging ways of supporting basic skill development.  Short frequent bursts on interventions such as these will help to develop literacy and numeracy skills.

 

Useful webpages:

 

To Do Grid

Below is an example of a to do grid that has been created to demonstrate the structure and types of activities that can be used to support learning.  This one has been designed for students with social interaction difficulties.  Should you need some support with ideas or creating something like this, please contact Mrs Bibby on j.bibby@alderchs.uk

 

To Do List

Each day you have a list of things to do.

You can shade in each box when it is done.

On Friday of each week, Mrs Bibby will check in and find out how you are doing.

You need 20/24 activities completed each week.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

As soon as you are up/ ready you must check your daily task sheet.

As soon as you are up/ ready you must check your daily task sheet.

As soon as you are up/ ready you must check your daily task sheet.

As soon as you are up/ ready you must check your daily task sheet.

As soon as you are up/ ready you must check your daily task sheet.

Physical exercise- if possible outdoor

Physical exercise- if possible outdoors

Physical exercise- if possible outdoors

Physical exercise- if possible outdoors

Physical exercise- if possible outdoors

Speak to someone who isn’t your mum- this can be an email to a teacher/ face time/ voice call/ social media

Speak to someone who isn’t your mum- this can be an email to a teacher/ face time/ voice call/ social media

Speak to someone who isn’t your mum- this can be an email to a teacher/ face time/ voice call/ social media

Speak to someone who isn’t your mum- this can be an email to a teacher/ face time/ voice call/ social media

Speak to someone who isn’t your mum- this can be an email to a teacher/ face time/ voice call/ social media

30 minute learning- English

 

 

30 minute learning- maths

 

 

30 minute learning- English

 

30 minute learning- maths

 

 

30 minute learning- science

 

30 minute learning- science

 

30 minute learning- choice

 

 

30 minute learning- choice

 

 

30 minute learning- choice

 

Reading- 20 mins

Reading- 20 mins

 

Reading- 20 mins

 

Reading- 20 mins

 

Reading- 20 mins

 

 

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