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City of Peterborough Academy

Pupils with SEND

How will school support my child with a SEND need?

We recognise that some pupils, for example some pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), may not be able to access remote education without support from adults at home. We acknowledge the difficulties this may place on families, and we will work with parents and carers to support those pupils in the following ways:

  • Monthly newsletter to parents of SEND pupils to support families
  • All EHCP pupils are invited to attend on site provision by our SENCO
  • All EHCP pupils are able to access live lessons using school provided laptops in on site provision with support from Learning Support Assistants in school
  • Weekly communication to families of SEND pupils by our SEN team
  • Weekly mentor meetings with trained Learning Support Assistants via Teams

How can I best support my child with SEND?

Top Tips!

Keep a daily routine going as much as possible, while also allowing for the fact that things will be different and trying not to give yourself a hard time about this. A meal planner might help to structure your days, breaking up the time and giving your family regular opportunities to gather together.

Search online for free activities your children can join in with virtually – helping them stay entertained and giving you opportunities for a quick break. You can find free online classes for young people in dance, P.E. workouts, science, yoga and more.

Support your child understand the new technology their Teachers are using to deliver remote learning to build their confidence. Please see the guides in our Remote Learning Hub.

For further support please see websites and contact details of our SEND team below.


Oxford Owl

Oxford Owl are offering free access to their online books for children to develop their reading skills at home.  Please click here.

Supporting children with special educational needs and disabilities

Advice for parents and carers on supporting SEND children during coronavirus (COVID-19) from the NSPCC. Please click here.

Homeschooling children with SEND

A series of information resources to help parents, carers and families support pupils with SEND at home during the period of school closures from University College London. Please click here.

National Autistic Society

Find the latest guidance, updates and resources on coronavirus for autistic people, their families and professionals. Please click here.


If you require further information on how to best support your child with SEND during the current phase of remote learning please don't hesitate to contact our SEN team at the Academy.


Ms A Roxburgh

Deputy SENCO

Mrs J Jarvis  



Please click here for local guidance for SEN and Inclusion Services from Peterborough City Council.Peterborough logo