Watch this incredible video clip of FE Tutor Leigh Blakeman, (Chadsgrove College, Bromsgrove) carrying out some home teaching using books beyond words with two students with PMLD from their 19-25 provision. As ever, we are reminded of the power of communication, in whatever form it comes.
A lecture by Professor Carpenter, ‘ From Relationships to Resilience : Regenerating Children’s Mental Health., can be found at 29.50 on the audio podcast.
The webinar recording is now available on the PSHE SEND Hub:
Forest Oak pupils (in Solihull) have been using their feelings during
the Coronavirus pandemic to create a song for everyone. The vocals in this song were recorded by pupils following safe guidelines. The photos in this video are of children working from home and of some of the changes made to the school. We hope you enjoy it.
This song can also be found on www.recoverycurriculum.org, alongside a podcast from the Executive Headteacher, Amanda Mordey, outlining their SMILE ethos based approach to emotional well being for their pupils and staff.
The prolific Dr Tina Rae, is offering series of Coffee Time chats on youtube. This second in her series covers the really important issue of Anxiety, which will be a major emotional well being factor for many children, during and post pandemic.
The are easy to listen too, packed with information, and refreshingly practical. Highly recommended.
Good Days and Bad Days During Lockdown:
A wordless booklet with scenes from existing Beyond Words stories looking at what makes a ‘good day’ and what makes a ‘bad day’. Scenes address social distancing, lockdown, mental health and daily routines.
When someone dies from coronavirus: a guide for families & carers:
An illustrated resource on how to respond when somebody dies from coronavirus. Aimed at family and carers.
“As part of our commitment to supporting positive mental health, I will be releasing weekly social media videos with practical tips on how individuals can implement the 5 Ways to Well-being at Home”.
2. Be Active
3. Take Notice
Dr Raja Mukherjee (National Clinic for Fetal Alcohol, UK) explains why diagnosing FASD is important.
Pupil Voice in Review Meetings is a really important element. In this clip, taken from the Complex Needs training materials, ( http://www.complexneeds.org.uk), Sophia attends and contributes to her review meeting.