Resources for SENCOs, teachers and professionals
This area of the website is for SENCOs, teachers and other professionals who would like access to current information, guidance and resources.
If you have any questions about resources for SENCOs, teachers and professionals contact the specialist advisory team by email at email@example.com or by phone on 01472 323183.
SMART targets are targets that are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time bound whilst also being personal to the child. They should be set as small steps towards the child or young person meeting their long term outcomes and be used as part of a graduated approach to supporting children and young people in co-production with parents and the child or young person.
Speech and Language websites
- Literacy Trust
- Leeds Community Healthcare (CSLT tool kit)
- Black Sheep Press (Narrative Therapy etc.)
- Communications Trust – Free ‘Universally Speaking’ resource booklets; free online training and other resources
- Talking Point – You can do a simple assessment of a pupil you have concerns about (including KS3 pupils) which leads to further questioning and some general strategies.
- I Can Charity – Lots of information and resources available for purchase.
- Speech Teach – Free speech therapy games
- Children’s Therapy Service – Click on children’s therapy services and then ‘First call’ – each area has a selection of tabs you can choose from depending on the need.
- Chatter Pack – FREE Speech and language, OT, and many other SEND resources for families
- Speech Works – Free Language and Speech Resources for Parents
- Children’s Speech Therapy NI – Private Speech and Language Therapist Northern Ireland (Tips for parents)
- Speech blog UK – Top 10 websites for speech and language therapy
- Speech Therapy Resources – Speech and Language Therapy Ideas and Downloads for parents and teachers
- Speech And Language Kids – Free Speech and Language Resources
- POPAT – Information about the approach to teaching phonological awareness ‘POPAT is a new approach to phonics teaching with which pupils of all ages and abilities learn to speak clearly, read, write and spell’
- Selective Mutism – Information and training for professionals and parents
Communication and Interaction (Autism)
- Autism – Information and advice for professionals and parents
- Autism Education Trust for Progression Framework
- PDA Society – Pathological Demand Avoidance – Part of the Autism Spectrum
- ASD Info Wales – Lots of information and subject-related ideas broken down into age groups
- CALL Scotland – Information and resources that can be printed off, including visual schedules
- Social Workers Toolbox – Search for autism to find lots of resources
- Very Well Health – Signs of autism in girls
- Widgit Software – Packages and programmes to enable schools to produce and provide visual support and activities
- http://alexkelly.biz – For the Talkabout series of books
- Black Sheep Press – Mr Goodguess is a useful resource for developing inference skills and the different meaning of words
Websites for parents and staff
|Literacy, Maths & topic. Printable resources available
|Teach Your Monster To Read
|Reading games- phonics/reading sentences Available as an app (£4.99)
|Follows Letters & Sounds Phases 1- 6 Section for parents Printable resources
|Some free resources on the home page, otherwise £6 subscription for single use and £60 for schools
|KS1 & 2 Phonics games for Phases 1 -6
|Letters and Sounds
|Resources and games for Phases 1 – 6.
|For younger children (FS/KS1) Puzzles and quizzes
|Literacy, numeracy, time/ money, typing skills, memory & matching
|Teaching resources & activities/games for home Free e- books
|All areas of the curriculum KS1 – 3
|Primary Homework Help
|Interactive games for Maths & English. Information/support for other areas. Good for parents
|KS 1 & 2 Maths games
|Fun 2 Think
|On line games and activities for EAL pupils
|A Maths Dictionary For Kids
|Interactive dictionary which shows definitions of words and phrases. Also printable resources
|Eye Can Learn
|Interactive The purpose of this website is to provide parents with fun eye exercises to enhance their children’s visual processing skills for better school performance and improved attention.
|Resources for schools under different subjects
|Mr MC Making Memories
|KS1 literacy and numeracy resources
|Teaching ideas, resources, video tools and phonics games
|Teaching Ideas – lots of multi-sensory activities/lesson ideas to download Fairy tales Pack
|Photographs to generate vocabulary, inspire writing & speaking and listening activities.
|Resources/worksheets made by teachers
|Learn & revise/short clips
|Supports maths learning at home FS2 –KS5
|£59 year home Cost for schools
|Times Table pratice
|‘Nessy Reading and Spelling’- Good for pupils with learning difficulties or dyslexia Ages 6 -11
‘Nessy Writing Beach’- Sentence structure, grammar & punctuation Ages 7 -14
‘Nessy Numbers’- Develops number sense, teaches strategies for times tables and understanding time. Ages 6 -11
‘Nessy Fingers’- Motivating touch typing programme Ages 7-12
|£8 month / £15 to £30 year
|Interactive teaching resources KS1 and KS2
|Maths Rock X
|Learn times tables by singing to pop songs
|99p per Table
|Times tables games
|Daily times table practice
|£6 year at home
|Free on-line games
|Comprehensive personalised curriculum
|£7.99 month for home. Costs to school
|1000s of worksheets- reading comprehension, spelling etc
|Download Up to 3 Worksheets for free a day
|Register for free
|Ice Breaker Ideas
|English, Maths & Science activities for KS1 & KS2
|Teaching resources and home learning resources
|The National Academy
|Free lessons and resources
Websites for learning and cognition
SEMH Graduated Response
All children and young people are entitled to an education that is appropriate to their needs, promotes high standards and the fulfilment of potential. This should enable them to:
- achieve their best
- become confident individuals living fulfilling lives, and
- make a successful transition into adulthood, whether into employment, further or higher education or training (Code of Practice 6.1)
This toolkit was designed to support schools and settings by providing a systematic approach when supporting Children and Young People, who are experiencing emerging or sustained SEMH difficulties.
This is not an exhaustive document, but it does provide a range of supportive actions, strategies and resources to meet need and support the Assess, Plan, Do, Review process in schools.
The document provides information on:
- The Assess/Plan/Do/Review steps of the Graduated Response – both from whole school/setting perspective and an individual child/young person perspective.
- Guidance to schools and settings about effectively evidencing the operation of the Graduated Response.
- A range of High Quality Teaching, targeted and specialist interventions that schools and settings can use to support a child or young person.
- Details of and information about partner agencies intended to provide a directory of support available from the Local Area as described in the SEND Local Offer.
The documents below relate to the content in the SEMH Graduated Response Toolkit:
- Best Practice Guidance for an Inclusive Classroom (Word, 51 KB)
- Emotionally Based School Avoidance Toolkit (Word, 5 MB)
- Example school charter (Word, 26 KB)
- Inclusive High Quality Teaching Checklist Primary (Word, 24 KB)
- Inclusive High Quality Teaching Checklist Secondary (Word, 24 KB)
- SEMH Practical Resources (Word, 25 KB)
Social, Emotional and Mental Health Positive Outcomes (SPOT) Toolkit 5 to 16 Year
Download and print the SEMH SPOT toolkit (Word, 682 KB)
In this toolkit you will find:
- SPOT Contents
- Instructions for SEMH Profile
- SEMH Profile
- Resource Links
- Cycle 1 Strategies
- Cycle 2 Strategies
- Cycle 3 Strategies
- Emotional Aspects Targeted Strategies
- Social Awareness and Relationships Targeted Strategies
- Independence and Resilience Targeted Strategies
- Behaviour for Learning Targeted Strategies
- Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategies
- Action Plan
- Social, Emotional and Play Developmental Milestones
- Team Building Activities
- Cooperation Activities
- Problem Solving Activities
- Spatial Awareness Activities
- Mindfulness and Relaxation Activities
- Circle Time Activities
- Information for National Support
- Useful Websites
Mental Health and Wellbeing including Whole School Approach
- Time to Change
- Young Minds
- Boing Boing
- Mentally Healthy Schools
- Liverpool CAMHS
- Charlie Waller
- National Self-harm Network
- Anxiety UK
- OCD UK
- Papyrus UK – Prevention of young suicide
- Beat Eating Disorders
- Eating Disorders
Wellbeing and the curriculum
Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Trauma Informed and Attachment
- Beacon House
- Trauma Informed Schools
- Safe Hands Thinking Minds
- Attachment Lead Network
- Braveheart Education
Loss and Bereavement
Developmental Co-ordination Difficulties (Dyspraxia)
- Smiling Mind Short audio sessions to help with mindfulness.
- Cosmic Kids Yoga Yoga videos designed for kids.
- BBC Super Movers Interactive videos to support with KS1 and KS1 Maths, Literacy and PSHE and PE learning.
- Go Noodle – Get Moving Hundreds of brainercise, dancing, strength and mindfulness videos – as well as videos that are just for fun.
- Premier League Primary Stars Videos and activities to support with Maths, Literacy, PSHE and PE.
- BBC Newsround Keeping children up to date with the world around them.
Good autism practice, transition toolkit, post-16 competency framework, making home education accessible and more.
Support and funding, SEND code of practice, extra SEND help, P scales for attainment targets, free school transport.
Join SENCo forums, training and other events. NELC SEND Local Offer | Events and training (nelincs.gov.uk)
Are you a new SENCo? Find out more information about your role and how to offer the best support. NELC SEND Local Offer | New SENCo’s (nelincs.gov.uk)