Please see the information below to help explain the process of lateral flow testing at the academy and when it is time for your vaccination.
Starting from September 2020, we will have different routes to the year group bubble areas within the school grounds. Remember the back gate via the field will be locked. Staff will be present in the mornings to welcome all students and to direct them to their year group bubbles. Entrances, along with bubble areas will all be colour coded.
Suffolk County Council – Telephone helpline for families of children and young people with additional needs – we know there may well be questions and anxieties for pupils and their families around what the return to school might bring. The helpline will run from 23rd August through to the end of September with the purpose being to respond to any queries and concerns from our families around the return to school. For example, it might be a child is anxious about the return to school and getting back to learning after the long period of absence. It might be about special educational needs and the support in place for children on their return, or it might be a question around school attendance. Whatever it might be, we hope to offer our help. The helpline number is 0345 606 6172. On calling the number the parent or carer will be asked to provide some details about their query and it will be directed to the right team/officer for support. A response will be offered within 2 working days.
Please find some links below to help support parents and students with a variety of SEN needs. If you need any further support regarding SEN, please send an email to SEND@ormistondenes.co.uk and someone from the team will get back to you as soon as possible.
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) is a free confidential and impartial information, advice and support service on issues related to Special Educational Needs and disability.
They provide unbiased information and advice about what the law says, the local authority’s policies and procedures and about the policy and practice in local schools and other settings.
My Picturepath is a brilliant visual timeline tool and amazing for learning with ASD- free for the rest of this academic year (2019/2020).
Beyond words provides picture eBooks to help explain the current situation around Covid-19.
The National Autistic Society have collected a series of useful resources that autistic people and their families can use during this time of changes.
Top ten tips for teaching a dyslexic learner from home – video and resources.
Free touch typing programme.
The British Dyslexia Association are a great source of information.
Do2learn provides thousands of free pages with social skills and behavioural regulation activities and guidance learning, songs and games, communication cards, academic material, and transition guides for employment and life skills.
Resources to help school communities build resilience and understand mental health better.
The SEND Gateway is a good source of information for professionals, containing resources on responding appropriately to children and young people with SEND with emotional wellbeing needs.
Support for parents and carers during the Coronovirus pandemic.
Living through lockdown: A 5 point plan you can apply to any relationship.
The Nurture UK bereavement guide.
Mental health and behaviour in schools. This is departmental advice from the DfE. It includes:
Butterfly Print also publish a number of other Mental Health resources including student journals.
Young Minds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional well-being and mental health of children and young people.
Future minds offers a comprehensive service for emotional well-being and good mental health. They believe in working effectively with minimum involvement and in the minimum amount of time.
Childnet International have produced a SEND Toolkit, including lesson plans, key vocab lists, film clips, quizzes etc. to support young people with SEND and their online safety.
BBC Bitesize is a free online study support resource designed to help with learning, revision and homework! It provides support for learners aged 5 to 16+ across a wide range of school subjects. It also supports children and young people’s well-being and career choices. From April 20th there are daily lessons to help students across the UK with home schooling.
Premier League Primary Stars. Whilst aimed at primary school, there are some fun activities based around the premier football league.
Oak National Academy is an online classroom and resource hub created by teachers, for teachers.
The aim is to support teachers to support their students, covering a wide range of subjects.
Teachers can use these resources to complement their own lesson planning and remote teaching until schools fully re-open. Every lesson will be free to use for every teacher and every student.
A series of lessons to support SEND learners will be released shortly.
The Department for Education 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 students of all ages.
Chatterpack offer three excellent comprehensive lists of resources that are all available for free, covering the following topics:
To support teachers to continue educating young people while they are at home, STEM Learning has developed a range of materials, including free resources, tips from our subject experts and professional development opportunities.
Inspiration Trust’s list of online resources for students of all ages – primary, secondary and sixth form.
Worcestershire Children First have put together a list of educational resources and websites for different areas of learning and development to help parents and carers support their children during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
One Education has a comprehensive list of some of the best free resources out there for home/school learning.
Inclusive Solutions has a non-exhaustive list of resources that might help those affected by school closures due to Coronavirus, compiled by home educators.
SEN Assist has range of resources to support SEND learners.
Twinkl’s school closure home learning resource packs for parents of primary school children can help you keep your kids learning during the Coronavirus outbreak.
TES Home Learning are supporting parents and carers with structuring and delivering home learning for children and have a collection of teacher-created learning resources designed to engage both primary and secondary students and help them learn and study outside of their usual classroom environment. All of these resources are completely free to download and use and include lessons, worksheets, workbooks and activities across a multitude of subject disciplines, ranging from EYFS to KS4 (GCSE).
Headteacher Chat offers a list of online education resources for home education and schools during Coronavirus (COVID 19).
TTS have created a curriculum-focused independent learning resource with over 120 home learning activities all planned and all prepared!
Lift Lessons combines animated video lessons, digital quizzes and spaced learning (revision over time) to teach important science vocabulary.
The Maths Factor is an online maths practice service that has been helping children unlock their maths confidence. This is now free to use.
The Book Trust – Home Time have free online books, videos and games, you can win prizes, test your knowledge in the book-themed quizzes, or even learn how to draw some of your favourite characters.
Leeds for Learning have a comprehensive list of reading resources for all ages.
All of Ian Bean – SEN ICT Resources are delivered on web pages which are free from advertisements and links to other web sites. They present them this way to ensure that learners are able to use the site to practice their access skills in a safe online environment, free from distractions. Their activities are also available to download and use directly from your computer or network.
Literacy Trust – Family Zone offer support to families during school closures.
Audible Books offer free access to hundreds of children’s audio books.
On-line maths games from Maths Chase.
The Sensory Project are providing a bank of resources helpful for those looking for educational activities to do whilst staying home and staying safe.
These resources have been taken from a range of ASDAN courses and are free to download. They can be used in a home setting and challenges can be adapted to suit remote learning, for example using video chat for group work.
The UCL Institute of Education (IOE) has compiled lists of resources to help parents, carers and families support children’s learning from home.
Students across the region have been putting together a Showcase to celebrate their work in the Performing Arts during 2021. Each school created a devised piece based on a given stimulus. Our students here at Ormiston Denes Academy created their own telling of a familiar tale called ‘Alice’.
Year 7 students at Ormiston Denes Academy have found an exciting way of practising their language skills – by writing to royal families across Europe. The students made Christmas cards to send to the royal families last year as part of their language lessons and when we returned to in-school teaching, they were delighted to […]
Before the Easter holiday, students from Ormiston Denes Academy, supported by the #iwill project, filled and donated 100 bags to organisations in the local area. The Easter card was also designed by Mia in Year 9. Easter goody bags and cards were delivered to Topcats Charity, Outreach on the Streets, Harleston House and YMCA Childcare […]
What is MyTutor? MyTutor matches students with a kind and friendly tutor studying at a top university somewhere in the UK. Tutors are talented, bright, and have recently sat their GCSEs and A Levels, so they understand how stressful exams can be. With regular attendance, MyTutor lessons can help students gain confidence in their subject […]
The theme this year for Anti- Bullying Week is “United Against Bullying” and all students at Ormiston Denes Academy will watch a virtual assembly during form time, to raise awareness. They will also be given a poster to create their own pledge against bullying, enabling us all to stand united against bullying. This poster will […]
To mark Remembrance Day, our remembrance ceremony was held during tutor time across Years 7-11. This provided all our students with a time to reflect and pay their respects to commemorate the servicemen and women from Britain and the Commonwealth who sacrificed their lives for our freedom, whilst remaining in their bubbles. Across the academy, […]
We are proud to have been awarded The Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk Award. The award recognises the service provided by the academy to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our new interactive school prospectus gives the information you need to find out why Ormiston Denes Academy should be your school of choice. Our unique QR codes will enhance your experience within each section.
Mrs Buckenham has created this cookbook for all skill levels. Take a look and make something tasty!
Following on from the successful OAT EAST Dance competition, the full video performance from our students can be seen here: http://bit.ly/OATEASTDance
Students from Ormiston Denes Academy had a fantastic trip to Tonale in Italy again this year for the 2020 ski trip! All students had a fantastic time and demonstrated courage, resilience and determination. Our surroundings were beautiful – breathtaking with glorious weather! As well as skiing, students also participated in: • Bumboarding • Night Ski […]
We had an amazing time when 21 of our brilliant dancers took part in the first OAT East Dance competition! Students were competing against 7 other Ormiston academies, which calculated to just over 100 students. Their 10 minute routine made audience members cry, cheer and have goose bumps! Also, a huge well done to our […]