Support and courses for parents
Hertfordshire Local Offer
With children and young people out of education settings at the moment, families may be needing a bit of extra help to keep their child’s education progressing, or just to keep them entertained. The Local Offer, Hertfordshire’s website for families of young people aged 0 -25 with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), has a resources area where parents and families can find materials and resources they can use to help their child learn key skills. The resources area specifically looks to support those families whose child has an additional need, but it can be used by any family, and may have certain educational activities that can help any pupil to develop a skill they may be struggling with.
The resources area includes:
• Activity sheets and ideas provided by the Specific Learning Difficulties team, which can help progress in key areas including writing, memory, numbers and spelling
• Practical help for children who are struggling with their mental health, either as a result of COVID19 or more generally
•Help with explaining COVID-19 to younger children and young people with autism, including social stories and easy read documents
• Materials which help young people to develop their independence, including cooking activities
• Lots of fun ideas for your children to do independently or as a family at home to encourage them to explore and use their imagination
Educational Psychology Service
Due to the current circumstances regarding the COVID-19 virus outbreak, the 'quick queries' service has been expanded across Hertfordshire. The contact line will be available for all parent/ caregivers, young people (aged 16-25), school staff and professionals Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 2:00pm and Wednesday 2:00pm to 4:30pm. Please call 01992 588574.