Published 4 January 2021 © GOV.UK
National lockdown: Stay at Home
Coronavirus cases are rising rapidly across the country.
Find out what you can and cannot do.
World Health Organisation (WHO): www.who.int
Free family bubble outdoor play sessions
Please see flyer attached for Free family outdoor play space available during lockdown for ALL families in Greenwich with a child or young person with a special educational need and/ or disability.
Increasing data allowances on mobile devices to support disadvantaged children:
This scheme temporarily increases data allowances for mobile phone users on certain networks. This is so that children and young people can access remote education if their face-to-face education is disrupted.
Link: Game Console – home learning.pdf
Support for Families
This lockdown period brought upon us by COVID-19 has had a huge impact on everyone and below are some of the support systems Charlton Park Academy and CENMAC have offered our families.
Charlton Park Academy
- We received the LPPA Award: www.charltonparkacademy.com/lppa
- Termly newsletter: www.charltonparkacademy.com/parent-carer/newsletters
- Families sharing how their child is home learning and this has been shared on our
website and social media:
- Remote and Home Learning: www.charltonparkacademy.com/remote-and-home-learning
- Delivery of laptops to CPA families
- Free school meals delivered (inc. outer borough families)
- Regular welfare calls to families
- Benefits and Welfare has been continued to be supported for families
- Emergency information online: www.charltonparkacademy.com/emergency-support
- Regular news online: www.charltonparkacademy.com/latest-news
- Online Creative and Informative workshops for families – City Lit, Coffee Morning and Borough Parent Forum: www.charltonparkacademy.com/parent-carer-support-group
- Online support from CAMHS for behaviour issues/therapy or medical issues
CENMAC is a team of advisory teachers who support pupils who have difficulties accessing the curriculum because of a physical disability. We assess and review the progress of pupils, train the staff working with them and loan appropriate equipment. We work across the Greater London area, with pupils and students aged 2 to 25 with Education Health and Care Plans.
- Providing Technology and useful home/remote learning information (January 2021): cenmac.com/2021/01/home-learning-providing-technology
- Over 100 Laptops have been donated to families
- Volunteers from CENMAC and CPA on the Star Line Helpline
- Online support for families
- Our animation course has been moved online to support students that are isolated due to high risk health reasons. This course will run until the end of the summer term 2020
- Online Training – collaboration with Crick Software
- Monthly Newsletter: cenmac.com/news/newsletter
- Adapted Resources for families for returning to school:
- Weekly blog with information to support home learning:
One of our brilliant, hard-working CENMAC students today, using a multitude of skills to join her ICT lesson:
Lesson plan on the iPad
PowerPoint on the Laptop
Zoom with the teacher and class on the iMac.
— CENMAC (@CENMAC) June 10, 2020
The prospect of Lockdown was an anxious time for most parents but possibly more for those dealing with youngsters with special needs and Challenging behaviour.
I found/find CPA very supportive. We receive weekly phone calls from both the Nursing Team and other members of staff. There were lots of ideas to use or adapt on the school’s website. If we had any questions there was always someone to help at the other end of the phone or email.
Once I needed to return to work as a key worker the school were able to act quickly and offer my son a suitable place in order that I could return to work with as little stress as possible. The support from Sara Johnson has been of much value to our family and others particularly via the WhatsApp group.
Barbara, parent of KS4 student
It has been really nice hearing from individuals from school while we have been at home. Sara and Claire keep in touch with us to see how we are doing and how we are coping. School have also supported with shopping which was really helpful.
Parent of KS4 student