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All students to return to school and college from 8 March and what you need to know

Read this blog post from the Department for Educaiton on returning to school on 8 March. From Monday 8 March, schools and colleges will open to all pupils with asymptomatic COVID-19 testing in place. University students on practical courses will also return on Monday 8 March. The return of all pupils is a priority in […]

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Free for one week- Anxiety: Supporting Teens to Support Themselves

This week you can access our course Anxiety: Supporting Teens to Support Themselves for free. This course is written with parents and carers primarily in mind, but the ideas here could easily be adapted for use by people working with young people or you could use them to deliver workshops or discussion sessions to parents or […]

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Fast track support for teachers and key workers

As key workers, teachers are encouraged to use the COVID support line if they need support for their mental health and wellbeing. Call 01472 256256 option 3 for 24/7 support from trained professionals. During some local workshops for young people NAViGO learned that some teachers were experiencing stress and anxiety. It was recognised early on […]

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Letter from Regional Director of Specialised Commissioning and Health and Justice- Children’s Radiotherapy Engagement Events

Dear All, Please see the message below that we are today circulating to all our registeredstakeholders as we begin early engagement on our review of children’s radiotherapyservices. As key partners and providers, we are particularly keen to ensure you are awareof the review and have an opportunity to join the webinars taking place next month, […]

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Speech and language e-learning programmes for Early Years Practitioners and Health Visiting Teams

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has worked in partnership with Public Health England (PHE) and the Department for Education, to develop a new, free e-learning programme to support the development of children’s speech, language and communication skills for Health Visiting Teams and Early Years Practitioners working with children aged 0-5 years and their […]

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Disabled Children: A Legal Handbook 3rd edition

Disabled Children: a legal handbook is an authoritative yet accessible guide to the legal rights of disabled children and their families in England. The authors expertly navigate the many, often overlapping, sources of law, explaining the difference between what public bodies must do to support disabled children and that which they may do. The handbook aims […]

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Online safety for professionals

For Safer Internet day you might like to read content from the NSPCC on online safety for children. There is using social media online including how to create a safe space and using online communities. The NSPCC has also developed a series of podcasts for topics such as: how to run online services safely and […]

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Modern slavery training

The UK government estimates that there are tens of thousands of people in slavery in Britain today. UK nationals make up the biggest group of potential victims and it’s happening here in North East Lincolnshire. To help tackle modern slavery and raise awareness we are providing free training for Council employees, partner agencies, statutory bodies, […]

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Free audiobooks available from Listening Charity

The UK charity Listening Books has improved and relaunched their website and have limited free memberships for those who cannot afford the £20 annual fee. Read thier press release below. Disability charity enhance their service for children and young adults in education with new look website The UK charity Listening Books have launched the perfect […]

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Free Early Years SENCO Masterclass for professionals and parents/carers

Book onto the free early years SENCO Masterclass as a SEND professional or a parent/carer of an early years SEND child. The training will explore “the increased demands and ever-changing landscape within the Early Years sector in relation to meeting the needs of children with SEND and their families.” The training is being held online […]

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Sign up for 40 Free Educational Videos for Children with Down Syndrome

Sign up for free educational videos for children with Down Syndrome. What is Teach Me Too? Teach Me Too is an online library of 40 short educational videos and accompanying learning resources, all designed around the specific learning profile of children with Down’s syndrome. 20 videos are produced by specialist teachers Inclusively Down and focus […]

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Official Launch!

The SEND Local Offer has officially launched. You will see the Local Offer featured across local social media like North East Lincolnshire Council’s Facebook and SENDIASS as well as through your schools and services. This website is your main hub for special educational needs and disabilities in #NEL. The Local Offer is updated regularly with […]

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National free school meals voucher scheme opens to orders

The information in this article is taken from the Gov.uk website, ‘National free school meals voucher scheme opens to orders’. Schools can begin ordering free school meal vouchers for eligible pupils from today as the Government’s national scheme launches, adding to the support available for disadvantaged families. An online service for schools, the scheme allows […]

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Guidance for full opening: special schools and other specialist settings

Read the full guidance on Gov.uk, ‘Guidance for full opening: special schools and other specialist settings’. What all special schools and other specialist settings will need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. This is additional guidance for special schools, specialist post-16 providers, and alternative provision (including hospital schools) during the national lockdown period. It […]

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Rapid asymptomatic coronavirus (COVID-19) testing for staff in primary schools, school-based nurseries and maintained nursery schools

This article is taken from Gov.uk, ‘Rapid asymptomatic coronavirus (COVID-19) testing for staff in primary schools, school-based nurseries and maintained nursery schools.’ Testing for primary, school-based nursery and maintained nursery school staff Following the launch of rapid asymptomatic coronavirus (COVID-19) testing in secondary schools and colleges on 4 January, staff in primary, school-based nurseries and […]

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