Back to school in September – advice from SENDIASS

Back to school in September – advice from SENDIASS

Schools, colleges and early years settings should be open for all children and young people from the start of the Autumn term. If your child has SEND, are you jumping for joy at this news or fretting about how it will work in practice? For most of us it is probably a mixture of the two, judging by what Amaze’s SENDIASS team has been hearing from parents. Here are the team’s answers to the most common questions:

Are all schools going to open?
Will it be safe?
My child has been shielding. Can they really go back?
What can I ask my child’s school to do to help their return?
Will they meet my child’s needs properly back in school?
Will there be help to catch up what they have missed?
What if my child struggles to go? Or if they find it hard to “behave” in school?
Can I get some help or advice about getting my child ready to go back?

phoneGot a question we haven’t covered, or want to talk things through with an advisor? Contact the Amaze SENDIASS helpline on 01273 772289 or email SENDIASS@amazesussex.org.uk.

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