Guide for parents

Support for you and your child

The Special Educational Needs (SEN) section includes resources and links that offer information and advice to help you support your child. It provides games and activities to help support the learning of children with a range of special educational needs.

Many of the daily activities that you would normally do at home can offer important learning experiences and an element of fun for a child. The resources are designed to supplement the information provided by your child’s school.

It is important that if you have a child with special educational needs that you do not feel isolated or under pressure; regular communication and contact with school staff will help. If you are liaising with other agencies, continue to work with them and your child’s school.

‘You know your child better than anyone else’

Helpful links

Link Description
Special Needs Inclusion Programme Supporting children with special educational needs and disabilities to access mainstream private nurseries and preschools
Learning Disabilities, Autism and Internet Safety Guidance to help parents limit the risk of their child having negative experiences online
Support for Children with Special Educational Needs Information leaflets and guidance about supporting children with SEN
Parents' Guide to the Jersey Curriculum Parental guidance on the Jersey Curriculum, providing an outline of the typical content and assessment and specific information on the different subject areas
National Autistic Society Guidance from the National Autistic Society for families of a person with autism during the Coronavirus outbreak
British Dyslexia Association Guidance from the British Dyslexia Association on supporting children with the development of their reading, writing and spelling
Dyspraxia Foundation Guidance for parents from the Dyspraxia Foundation on how to deal with lockdown
SENteacher Wide range of parent friendly downloadable resources, including art, sensory stimulation and science, to suit pupils of different ages
UCL Guidance and resources for parents to support children with SEN during the Coronavirus outbreak. Includes advice on routines, visual timetables, and planning with your child