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Correspondence regarding Covid-19

The School remains closed until further notice

updated on the 23rd March 2020

An update from the JT Team.

Our main focus this week is doing whatever we can to support the pupils who have the most complex health and care needs, in conjunction with the Local Authority. This may involve asking available staff to step outside their usual roles, if necessary. We would always go the extra mile for our pupils and will help in any way we can. Your son/daughter's class teacher will be contacting you frequently to check in and see if there is anything you need. If we can help we will and can signpost where needed. The advice remains that the safest place for anyone is at home.
We continue to work closely with the Local Authority and have already given a list of staff names to start this process off. We know the pupils attending the Steven Wiltshire Centre will appreciate a familiar face!
For our families on free school meals we will be in touch soon to let you know how you can receive additional support for meal provision.
Please do use the school contacts in your family packs to get in touch for any reason at all.
Please look after your loved ones and stay safe. Thinking of you all

The Senior Leadership Team

coronavirus information

colourful handsArt & Sensory Play Ideas

Here are some Recipes & ideas to engage learners in sensory play

Art and Sensory Play Ideas Hand Out
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The Sensory Projects 

The Sensory ProjectThe Sensory Projects have provided a number of links to resources that may be of use they can be accessed from here

The Sensory Project activities for home

Twinkl free access code

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Twinkl are proving free access to their online resources for parents to use at home. Use the code above to create a new account from the link below

www.twinkl.co.uk/offer

P.E. With Joe: Live workouts for Kids

codeJoe Wicks is hosting a free workout aimed at kids 'LIVE' on this YouTube channel monday to Friday at 9am.
You can subscribe to his channel from the link below

Daily LIVE work out for Kids More Info
Daily LIVE work out for Kids YouTube channel

BLINK Dance Free Basic Guide

blinklogoBLINK Dance have created a free basic guide for parents and carers who may want to do some dance activities with their children from home, please find attached. They hope to follow these with some free tutorials and exercises on their youtube channel in the hope that this might be able to provide a small buffer at this challenging time.

BLINK Dance Hand Out

Outreach & Inclusion Services

The key principle underpinning this protocol is to support and promote an inclusive education system in which every learner whatever their special education needs and abilities is valued and supported.

 Inclusion Outreach Teacher

Ramona Neeves
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'Through Ramona's guidance a child with a range of learning difficulties has made slow, but steady, progress .....the programme has enabled him to be a successful learner and to stay in mainstream provision'

'The suggested interactions are always manageable and, where necessary, resources are provided' .....'by supplying the resources, the ideas can be implemented straight away'.

'The recommendations and resources all have a positive impact on children's progress and outcomes......... more please!'

  • Assessing, recording, and reporting the work of pupils with severe/complex learning difficulties.
  • Assessing the priority areas of need for each child, both as an individual and as a member of a group.
  • Writing Annual Reviews.
  • Developing Individual Education Plans.
  • Setting learning objectives that meet the needs of developmentally young children.

  • The development of a communication-based /sensory curriculum that is appropriate in content and structure for pupils with severe/complex learning difficulties.
  • Establishing curriculum differentiation to support access for pupils with severe/complex learning difficulties
  • The development of early communication.
  • Structuring access to both the Foundation Curriculum and the National Curriculum at levels appropriate to individual pupils.

In addition our staff can offer experience in:

  • Identifying strategies and techniques to assist with management of challenging behaviour.
  • The development of independence in all self-help skills.
  • Arranging the classroom environment.
  • Assessing attention levels and implementing strategies and specific approaches to increase attention span.
  • Sessions that might be of interest to teachers and LSAs in other schools. E.g. Literacy multi sensory/tactile story sessions; Numeracy similar sessions.
  • Assessing the priority areas of need for each child both as an individual and as a member of a group.
  • A programme of support can be drawn up that will:
  • Establish regular opportunities for personnel to share expertise about meeting the needs of pupils with disabilities.
  • Assist staff in mainstream settings to understand the learning needs and characteristics of their pupils with SLD/PMLD.
  • Determine and compare identified learning needs to see if:
    • individual learning programmes are being effectively addressed.
    • teaching materials, environmental arrangements, timetabling of activities, classroom routines, content, approaches, or settings require modification.
    • provide ongoing support for the implementation of new practices.
  •  To provide shared placements for pupils with mainstream schools.

A programme of support can be drawn up that will:

  •  Establish regular opportunities for personnel to share expertise about meeting the needs of pupils with disabilities.
  •  Assist staff in mainstream settings to understand the learning needs and characteristics of their pupils with SLD/PMLD.
  •  Determine and compare identified learning needs to see if:
    • individual learning programmes are being effectively addressed.
    • teaching materials, environmental arrangements, timetabling of activities, classroom routines, content, approaches, or settings require modification.
    • provide ongoing support for the implementation of new practices.
  •  Provide shared placements for pupils with mainstream schools.

Inclusion is more than just integration or young people being taught together in mainstream classrooms. For inclusion to take place successfully attitudes must be positive and appropriate resources, training and support must be easily accessible. Staff, parents and children need to be confident that inclusion presents benefits and that a suitable range of flexible responses is available to meet individual needs and to accommodate diversity.Jack Tizard is a special school for children with learning disabilities. Most pupils have special educational needs of varying complexity that have major implications on their learning and curricular requirements. These include autistic spectrum disorders, physical disability, hearing and visual impairments, medical needs, language delay/disorder and behaviour, emotional and social difficulties.We are continually developing our role as a specialist centre to support inclusion in mainstream and pre-school settings through our outreach service in Hammersmith and Fulham. The aims and purpose of our service are to:-

  • promote and support the development of inclusive educational practices within specialist and mainstream settings to enable staff to maximise children's potential.
  • work together with mainstream schools to build up capacity and provide for greater diversity of special educational and curricular needs.

Ramona Neeves, our Outreach and Inclusion manager, has extensive experience in mainstream and special schools and our staff here at Jack Tizard have expertise in a number of specialist areas.

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