Covers donates materials to help special needs children to skateboard

Covers Timber & Builders Merchants has donated materials to help a Southampton family with special needs children to build a skateboard ramp in their garden. Tracey Kerr, who lives in the town with her family, is a single mother to four children, two of whom, Kai and Aisha, have been diagnosed with Asperger’s – a brain […]

9 Ways Schools Can Boost Inclusion For Special Needs Children

Creating a fully inclusive learning environment is one of the biggest challenges facing schools, but that doesn’t mean it’s an impossible task. Find out how schools can boost inclusion for special needs children, here. There are plenty of practical and logistical challenges facing schools, especially in relation to catering for the needs of any special […]

Painting by Suffolk artist to be raffled off for special needs children’s charity

The oil on canvas painting, Sunrise, was painted by Hambling in 2020, and measures 10 x 12 inches, with framed dimensions 14 ¼ x 16 inches. Credit: Maggi Hambling. A painting by Suffolk artist Maggi Hambling is to be raffled off to raise funds for a charity which helps support children with special educational needs. The […]

Telford store raises £1,850 to help youngster who needs special wheelchair

A Telford business has raised £1,850 to help buy a special wheelchair for a youngster who has a condition affecting his muscles. The funds raised by Jule’s Convenience store in Telford will contribute towards the purchase of a powered wheelchair for nine-year-old Noah Stevenson-Lea, from Lawley. Noah was diagnosed with duchenne muscular dystrophy at the […]

Work starts on special needs schools as investment continues

Four Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) schools in Lincolnshire are set to be expanded as part of Lincolnshire County Council’s £86m investment programme to improve and develop special schools across the county. Working alongside contractor Willmott Dixon, Newark-based landscape architect Influence is providing landscape design services to Willoughby School in Bourne, Eresby School in Spilsby, St Bernard’s […]

Special needs pupils in England ‘pushed to one side’ in Covid crisis

A special message from Microsoft News UK: With so many young people grappling with the challenges of lockdown and homeschooling, mental health problems are on the rise. Help us get them the vital support they need. Our appeal, in partnership with The Children’s Society, connects the vulnerable to professional services. Join us or donate here. Children […]

Students take starring roles in new app to help those with special needs

The young people at the specialist further education college Derwen College in Gobowen near Oswestry supported Starfish Labs in the production of ‘Covid-19: Staying Safe’. The college provided actors for the app, and helped with Makaton signs and symbols to help people with communication difficulties. Part funded by the Welsh government it is now live […]

Welsh Tech Startup Launches Covid App to Support Learning Difficulties

Welsh tech startup Starfish Labs, based at Aberystwyth University’s Innovation Centre, has launched the first of a suite of apps to support people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) through the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. The ‘COVID-19 – Staying Safe’ app features simple instructions for wearing different types of face coverings, hand washing, sanitising and […]

Police and school work together to launch additional learning needs initiative

A new scheme to help police deal with emergencies involving people with additional learning needs (ALN) has been launched. Trinity Fields School, which is based in Ystrad Mynach and caters for ALN pupils, has worked closely with Gwent Police as part of ‘The Trinity Protocol’. The scheme will allow family members and carers to register someone with […]