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Borrowash Road, Spondon, Derby, DE21 7PH

Contact Mrs Karen Forrest (Headteacher)

01332 662323

admin@asterdale.derby.sch.uk

Asterdale Primary School

Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) 

Asterdale  Primary School is an inclusive school and seeks to ensure that all children receive an entitlement to equal opportunities, experiences and respect, regardless of their culture, gender, ability or additional need.

Children may have a requirement to receive extra help during their time in school.  This can be considered as a Special Educational Need and may fit within one of four categories:

  • communication and interaction
  • cognition and learning
  • social, emotional and mental health
  • sensory and/or physical

If you require further information, please do contact our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator Mrs Jenny McCormick at school (tel 01332 662323).

Special Education Needs and Disability useful links

Links to websites and resources for ASD learners

National Autistic Society – guidance and helpline for parents’, young people and staff:

https://www.autism.org.uk/services/nas-schools/vanguard/news/2020/march/coronavirus-(covid-19)-advice.aspx

Mencap - Easy Read guide to Coronavirus:

https://www.mencap.org.uk/sites/default/files/2020-03/Information%20about%20Coronavirus%20ER%20SS2.pdf

The Autism Education – A social story

A social story about coronavirus that has a good level of specificity about the effects of social distancing e.g. not being able to go to favourite places.

CarersUK - Guidance for carers:

https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/health/looking- after-yourhealth/

Amaze - information pack for parents

https://amazesussex.org.uk/faqs-about-the-coronavirus-for-parent-carers-of-children-with-send-brighton-hove/

Public Health England have produced an easy read version of their  

Advice on the coronavirus for places of education. You can download it here.

Information for those struggling with OCD

https://www.ocduk.org/ocd-and-coronavirus-survival-tips/

General information for young people about managing their mental health

https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/what-to-do-if-you-re-anxious-about-coronavirus/

Information for those with sensory difficulties who struggle with handwashing

https://www.sensoryintegration.org.uk/News/8821506

 

 

BPS offers advice to schools, parents and carers to help children through the uncertainty of school closures

https://www.bps.org.uk/news-and-policy/bps-offers-advice-schools-parents-and-carers-help-children-through-uncertainty

 

  

My Story About Pandemics and the Coronavirus - Carol Gray

https://carolgraysocialstories.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Pandemics-and-the-Coronavirus.pdf