Education and Home Schooling

Home schooling

With schools across the county shut for weeks, many parents are finding themselves trying to home-school their children. Ideally, teachers will provide lessons, whether online or on paper, to help meet children’s academic needs. However, supporting your children to learn at home — while also juggling work and other commitments — can be daunting. Here are some useful links to help you to support your child.

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Online educational resources
GOV.UK | 07 April 20

We have brought together an initial list of online educational resources to help children to learn at home. These websites have been identified by some of the country’s leading educational experts and offer a wide range of support and resources for pupils of all ages.

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Inspiration for things to do
Hungry Little Minds | 21 April 20

We understand that due to the coronavirus outbreak, you and your children are spending more time at home and you might be looking for a bit more inspiration for things to do

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Inspiration for things to do
50 Things | 21 April 20

We understand that due to the coronavirus outbreak, you and your children are spending more time at home and you might be looking for a bit more inspiration for things to do

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Inspiration for things to do
BBC Bitesize | 21 April 20

We understand that due to the coronavirus outbreak, you and your children are spending more time at home and you might be looking for a bit more inspiration for things to do

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Online educational resources
GOV.UK | 21 April 20

We have brought together an initial list of online educational resources to help children to learn at home. These websites have been identified by some of the country’s leading educational experts and offer a wide range of support and resources for pupils of all ages.

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BBC Bitesize
BBC | 21 April 20

The BBC has expanded content on its education service, BBC Bitesize, to provide regular daily lessons in English, maths and other core subjects.

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Online educational resources
GOV.UK | 21 April 20

We have brought together an initial list of online educational resources to help children to learn at home. These websites have been identified by some of the country’s leading educational experts and offer a wide range of support and resources for pupils of all ages.

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Additional Needs

Daily advice
ISENDEastSussex | 21 April 20

If you would like access to daily advice, support and recommendations for supporting a child or young person with special educational needs at home during Covid-9 school closures, visit the ISEND Facebook pages. ISEND are sharing regular updates from local and national organisations that support SEND as well as mental health and well-being for parent carers and their children.

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Booklet of indoor activities
| 21 April 20

A resourceful booklet of indoor activities, how to structure routine and ways to manage wellbeing to support children with a learning disability:

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Corona – Life at home – supporting children with special needs
SENDcast | 21 April 20

An accessible, clear podcast setting out the role parents have during this period and why they are not replacing teachers, but enhancing their own parenting. “Corona – Life at home – supporting children with special needs” SENDcast.

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Activity ideas for children with special needs and disabilities
GOV.UK | 21 April 20

Amaze SENDIASS is the Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service for East Sussex and Brighton and Hove. The SENDIASS helpline is open Mon-Fri (09:30am – 2:30pm)

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We’re continually updating this website in light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic with a list of helpful links for parents.