Resources, Links, Online Training

ResourcesLinks and Training

The Language and Communication Team have compiled the following list of resources to support pupils with various aspects of the current situation.  If you would like to discuss a particular pupil or situation on more detail please contact your linked teacher or email languageandcommunicationteam@northtyneside.gov.uk. Parents/carers with a concern about their child can also get in touch via this email address.  


Feeling Safe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DlOGKpMNs4&feature=youtu.be  

A Playmobil animation video which explains the Coronavirus to children (KS1/2)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyUh-b2q9MA

A Playmobil animation video which explains social distancing to children (KS1/2)

https://www.creativeeducation.co.uk/  

Vast array of online courses, many free, to support health and wellbeing of children and young people (All KSs)


Free and Social Skills

https://healthiersfexcel.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/101-Ways-to-Teach-Children-Social-Skills.pdf

A document with different strategies for teaching children friendship and social skills (upper KS2, KS3/4)

https://www.sendgateway.org.uk/resources.html

A range of resources and signposting to courses to support pupils with SEND (All KSs)

 

Feelings and Emotions

https://fwww.annafreud.org/coronavirus-support/support-for-schools-and-colleges/

Resources to help support staff and to provide them with information about how to work with children and young people, include those with SEN, and materials to share with parents and carers (All KSs)

https://www.thriveapproach.com/

Free courses for those supporting primary aged children and adolescents to learn about and deal with their emotions (KS1/2 & KS3/4)

http://www.zonesofregulation.com/distance-learning-resources.html

Resources and ideas to support distance learning using the Zones of Regulation framework (All KSs)

http://www.zonesofregulation.com/free-downloadable-handouts1.html

Printable resources to support using Zones of Regulation (All KSs)

https://www.annafreud.org/media/11465/helping-cyp-manage-anxiety-apr2020-v3.pdf

A practical guide to supporting pupils and students during periods of disruption (All KSs)

https://www.reachoutasc.com/resources/transition-to-new-class

ASD focused: supports individual to identify what is felt, why and what can be done to help (KS1/2 & KS3/4 (SEN))

http://www.elsa-support.co.uk 

An excellent range of emotional literacy resources, some free and require a small cost (KS1/2)

https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/rainbow-mood-tracker/ 

A free resource to help keep track of children’s emotions (KS1/2)

https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/downloads/separation-anxiety-item-371/

A resource for younger children to help them talk about return to school (small cost) (KS1/2)

https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Someone-I-know-has-coronavirus.pdf    

A free story to use with children who have a relative or friend with Coronavirus (KS1/2)

https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/My-home-and-my-school.pdf  

A free resource which includes questions children may have about home or school (KS1/2)

https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/parents-guide-to-support-a-z/parents-guide-to-support-school-refusal/

A resource to support Parents/Carers with a child who is refusing to attend school (KS2/3/4)

 

Anxiety Based School Refusal booklet

A resource produced by the Child Therapy Service, CIC to support children refusing to attend school (KS2/3/4)

LCT Behaviour and Communication Tips for Parents

A resource produced by the Language and Communication team with tips for parents/carers (KS3/4)

LCT Anxiety Strategies

A resource produced by the Language and Communication team with strategies for supporting pupils with anxiety (All KSs)

Mindfulness and Relaxation Apps for Kids

A list of Apps available to help with mindfulness and relaxation (All KSs)

 
Resilience Building

https://elearning.creativeeducation.co.uk/courses/support-a-safe-successful-return-to-school-using-the-swan-framework/

Strategies to support children returning to school (EYs & KS1/2)

 

Physical and Mental Health

https://www.annafreud.org/coronavirus-support/support-for-schools-and-colleges/

Resources to help support staff and to provide them with information about how to work with children and young people, include those with SEN, and materials to share with parents and carers (All KSs)

https://www.thriveapproach.com/ 

Free courses for those supporting primary aged children and adolescents to learn about and deal with their emotions (KS1/2 & KS3/4)

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/teaching-students-trauma

A course about what complex trauma is, how it affects children and adolescents, and what can be done to help (KS2/3)

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/young-people-mental-health

A course about what the most common mental health problems are, what can you do about them and how do you improve your mental health (KS2/3)

Transition Support

https://www.reachoutasc.com/resources/transition-to-new-class 

Link to resources to support smooth transition including social stories to prepare, questionnaire ‘My Lockdown experience’ and ‘My worries about the virus.’ (All KSs)

https://www.schudio.tv/collections

Courses on transition to secondary and returning ASD and SEND pupils (KS1/2 & KS3/4

https://www.mentallyhealthyschools.org.uk/risks-and-protective-factors/school-based-risk-factors/transitions/ 

Resources to support children returning to education or changing settings (All KSs)

http://www.childwallssa.org /docs/OSSME_Transition_Booklet_back_to_school__Covid-19__May_2020.pdf

A return to school transition booklet that is aimed at ASD pupils but could be used / easily adapted for all - OSSME, Outreach Services Supporting Mainstream Education (KS1/2)

https://www.reachoutasc.com/attachments/article/13/Easy%20read%20school%20soon%20SS.pdf 

Simple visual Social Story for when there is no plan about going back to school (KS1/2)

https://www.reachoutasc.com/attachments/article/13/My%20lockdown%20experience.pdf

A visual questionnaire about home experiences which can be adapted for your setting (KS1/2)

https://www.reachoutasc.com/attachments/article/13/Transition%20resources.pdf

Links to further resources on supporting transitions for pupils with ASD (KS1/2 & KS3/4)

http://www.starsteam.org.uk/coronavirus-resources#collapse4a

Resources to support ASD and SEN with transition (KS3/4)

 

 

LCT strategies to support pupils returning to educational settings

A resource produced by the Language and Communication Team to support pupils returning to their educational setting or moving schools (All KSs)

 

Moving Up - Year 6 Transition booklet

A resource produced by the Language and Communication Team to support pupils moving from Primary to Secondary school (KS2)

All About Me in lockdown

A booklet for a child and/or their parent/carer to complete prior to their return to nursery or school (EY & KS1/2)

Transition – Whole Booklet

A resource Produced by the Language and Communication Team to be used by schools to support pupils who are moving to a new school