Covid testing and vaccinations

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.

Having a Covid test at school

Having a Covid vaccination is okay

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.

SEN Local Offer Information Report

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 and someone from the team will get back to you as soon as possible.

The SENDIASS service is for children and young people (up to 25 years) and their parents and carers, in relation to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

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.


  • Provide information and advice about special educational needs.
  • Can advise you and support you with the Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan process.
  • Will listen to your views and concerns.
  • Work with you to explore your options.
  • Help you prepare for meetings.
  • Support you to find the confidence to express your views.
  • Can help with forms, letters and reports.
  • Work in partnership with schools and the local authority to develop positive relationships.

My Picturepath is a brilliant visual timeline tool and amazing for learning with ASD- free for the rest of this academic year (2019/2020).

Autism Education Trust

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.

Social, Emotional and Mental Health

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:

  • How and when to refer to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).
  • Practical advice to support children with emotional and behavioural difficulties.
  • Strengthening student resilience.
  • Tools to identify students likely to need extra support.
  • Where and how to access community support.

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.  

General learning support

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:

  • Home learning resources list for schools and families.
  • A list of free, online, boredom-busting resources!
  • FREE speech and language, OT, and many other SEND resources for families and schools.

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.

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