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Broomfield Primary School

Support for Children

On this page you will find information about local activities and other services available to support your child with SEND.

Free Holiday Clubs for Pupil Premium Children

Bookings for Easter Essex ActivAte clubs will go live on Wednesday 16th March at 5pm via their website.

Clubs are Government funded and aim to be inclusive with SEND and Mental Wellbeing Hubs also on offer.

 

To find out more and to book a place (from Wednesday 16th), visit their website (linked below).

Family Friendly Exercise

Woodland Warriors

Wickford memorial Park

 

Woodland Warriors is an outdoor company, that helps children of different age groups and from different backgrounds to learn basic life skills through outdoor play. These sessions ran in conjunction with Takiwatanga are specifically designed for autistic children and those with social anxiety issues.

 

Throughout the sessions, children will be able to participate in a wide range of activities from balancing and using core muscles on the tree swing, to climbing rope ladders and trees. They will develop problem solving skills, learn about the creatures and their interesting lives in the undergrowth and above the canopy, and there will be opportunities to make tools, craft items, learn how to safely make fire, and identify animal tracks. No two sessions are the same, with different activities each week.
 

For further information, or to book tickets use the link below:

Mental health Support

Counselling for Children

Self-regulation Stratgies for children to use either in school or at home

Activities available include:

Yoga Grovettes: for girls between the ages of 8-12 with SEND

Drama Club: for boys between the ages of 8-12 with SEND

SNAPtastic: a group for families with children in Primary School who have SEND and their siblings

Stay 'n' Play: for families with children in Primary School who have SEND and their siblings

Sensorise: for families with children with complex SEND needs and their siblings

 

Parent Yoga and Coffee Mornings (grandparents are also welcome)

For younger siblings who may have their own SEND activities include:

SNAP on a Monday

Therapeutic Thursdays

Music Therapy

Diddlies Holiday Sessions

Mini-Sensorise

Support for Young Carers

Speech and Language Therapy Communication Stations

Provide Speech and Language Therapy Team have introduced 'Communication Stations' across Mid Essex. These are drop-in sessions for parents and children aged 2-5 who have concerns around their Pre-School child's speech, language and communication.

A qualified speech and language therapist will listen to concerns, assess your child and give advice. See the poster above for dates and locations in 2020. You can also visit their website for further information:

Teach Your Monster to Read app

Teach Your Monster to Read has been approved by the Department for Education! The Hungry Little Minds Campaign is part of the UK government's drive to help parents make informed choices about the use of technology in creating a positive learning environment.

 

There are no subscriptions or in-app purchases.

SEND Activities and Sessions

Infinity Club - for children with Autism and their families

Every Monday join the casual social club for children with Autism, parents, families and carers.

 

Access free-to-play board games and fidget toys, colouring sheets and have the chance to meet other children, parents, families and carers.

 

Visit the 'Geek Retreat Chelmsford' Facebook page for more information.

Essex Local Offer

The Essex Local Offer has a whole section on 'Entertainment and Leisure' listing lots of different sports clubs, youth groups, drama and dance classes, plus lots more!

 

Click the headings on the right hand side of the page to select the activity you are interested in. Each club or activity will tell you which area of Essex they take place in.

Reach Out, Speak Out

The Multi-Schools Council have developed a programme to allow children to talk about what matters to them and learn from older children.

Further details can be found on the poster below:

Fun days at Lambourne End for children with SEND

The young farmers club aims to deliver informative sessions in a relaxed, fun environment for individuals between the ages of 8 – 16 who can work independently at a 1:12 ratio, are reliable, can follow instructions and understand the importance of health and safety in and around the farm (particularly around the animals and using farm equipment or tools); all whilst improving their knowledge on farming, confidence and social skills. They are equipped with a fully working farm and professional members of staff with years of experience in farming and outdoor education.

 

https://www.lambourne-end.org.uk/youngfarmersclub 

Dance 21 - Dance Group for children with Down Syndrome

Essex County Football Association - for young people with any disability

ADHD Foundation

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