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Remote Learning - Supporting pupils with SEND

Supporting learners with SEND to access home learning.


If you are struggling to support your child and they have a special educational need or disability, here you will find a range of resources, top tips, strategies and guidance on supporting your child at home with their learning.  


If you are looking for specific SEND support, parent workshops or advice on your child's needs, please contact Mrs. Carson to discuss your concerns or visit our dedicated SEND webpage:

Here are some top tips to help you manage your child's needs at home:


  • Have a designated workspace 
  • Have a visual timetable so your child understands what is expected of them throughout the day
  • Have a set routine and structure to their day 
  • Set clear boundaries and expectations when it is 'learning time'
  • Set specific start and end times for each task - use a timer
  • Don't expect your child to complete all home learning tasks in one go
  • Plan in some fun, multi-sensory activities into the day (Lego, playdoh, music, baking)
  • Don't feel guilty about allowing your child to spend time on their favourite device after home learning
  • Ensure your child has regular screen breaks
  • Spend time outside in the fresh air 
  • Plan frequent movement breaks to help them stay focused
  • Change the settings on your device to allow for easier reading (colour, font, display brightness)
  • If your child prefers to complete the work on paper, let them - just send a photograph of the work to their teacher to mark
  • Stay in touch with school - we are still here to support you
  • Don't put pressure on yourself to know everything - you are not your child's teacher and you are doing the best job you can right now!
  • Watch the video for more ideas or have a look at the range of resources below to help you support your child.

Supporting your child's daily routine

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General resources to support home learning for children with SEND: