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Children with SEND (special educational needs and disabilities) have faced lots of changes to their daily lives because of Covid-19.

Routines and regular support that they rely upon may be significantly different – and this presents challenges.

Parents and carers may be concerned throughout the pandemic how changes are affecting their child. It also presents some challenges on how parents and carers manage their own work and home life.

But platforms are available to support children with SEND to receive an education. This blog post takes a look at what is available and advice that you and your child can follow given the situation.

SEND: Access to education

During the pandemic – when school were closed to most pupils – the guidance was as followed

The government is advising that some children with special educational needs and disabilities should still be going to school, and that some specialist SEN schools and especially residential schools stay open. Residential schools will be running their own assessments to decide if they can stay open.

Some children may be at school for less time than normal, attending a different school or working with different staff to who they’re used to. Other children may have health conditions that mean it wouldn’t be safe for them to attend school at the moment, or they may need to stay at home to help protect other family members.

Read more: teaching SEND students in mainstream classrooms

Study: 20,000 SEND children unlikely to resume classes

A separate study has found 20,000 children with special needs are unlikely to return to school because of safety 

How EDClass can help

EDClass has a range of support available to support SEND students.

Our remote learning platform is perfect for students self-isolating  or requiring from work from home in the event of a local lockdown.

Options to change text size and colours – as well as access to targeted lessons and other support is available to support students with SEND.

For more information, request a demonstration here.

Safeguarding is a fundamental of the system; with alert mechanisms, questionnaires, instant chat with our specialist team and eyes-on learning to identify any issues.

Click here to visit our website. Find out more by calling 01909 568 338.