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.

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GOV.UK

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East Sussex County Council | 06 January 21

Registered early years providers will be allowed to remain open during the national lockdown in England. To manage the risks nurseries and childminders have put in place a range of protective measures.

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50 Things
East Sussex County Council | 06 January 21

A bucket list of fun and educational activities for families to do across East Sussex – all low-cost or no cost!

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Online educational resources
GOV.UK | 05 January 21

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 curriculum content
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The BBC will show curriculum content on TV every weekday from Monday, 11 January: primary-school programming, including BBC Live Lessons and BBC Bitesize Daily, from 09:00 to 12:00 on CBBC and at least two hours of programming to support the GCSE curriculum on BBC Two

Bitesize Daily primary and secondary will also air every day on the red button as well as episodes being available on demand on iPlayer.

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Support to return to school
Young Minds | 25 August 20

Supporting a child returning to school after lockdown. Our Parents Helpline experts share their tips for supporting a child in the transition back to school life.

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Online educational resources
GOV.UK | 06 January 21

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 | 06 January 21

The BBC will show curriculum content on TV every weekday from Monday, 11 January: primary-school programming, including BBC Live Lessons and BBC Bitesize Daily, from 09:00 to 12:00 on CBBC and at least two hours of programming to support the GCSE curriculum on BBC Two

Bitesize Daily primary and secondary will also air every day on the red button as well as episodes being available on demand on iPlayer.

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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 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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Contact
| 27 July 20

Contact have been adapting our support offer for families. We’ve adapted our workshops to free online options so you can continue to connect with each other and gain useful information and advice at the same time. We’ve also set up new, “Listening Ear” 1-1 confidential phone appointments with our family support advisers if you would like to talk to someone for reassurance and practical and emotional support at this time.

Workshops
Listening Ear
COVID -19 Information Pages

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Supporting children with special needs
NSPCC | 21 April 20

Children with special educational needs and disabilities may face lots of changes in their day to day lives because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. Their routines, regular support and the people they see may all be different now.

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Amaze SENDIASS
GOV.UK | 24 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.