Valley View SEND Updates

Monday 8th June 2020

Our friends at Stronger Togeteher have told us about some FREE parent online workshops funded as part of the DfE Early Years SEND programme for the North East region.

Managing sleep on 9th June

Speech, Language and Communication on 16th June

Please sign up if you’re interested.


Monday 1st June 2020

Here is  a joint ministerial letter from Minister Ford, Parliamentary-Under Secretary of State for Children and Families, and Minister Whately, Minister of State for Care, to children and young people with SEND and their parents and carers.

Covid 19

The World Health Organisation have created a story book for children aged 6-11 years about COVID 19 that is also available in different languages.

My Hero is You Story

Public Health England have produced guidance to families on promoting children’s mental health and wellbeing at this time.

Guidance on supporting young people’s mental health during Covid-19 pandemic


Living Paintings Audio App

Living Paintings’ daily Soundcloud channel.  Each day they are offering a fantastic track from their Living Paintings’ audio library. Whether you’re self-isolating, home-schooling during social distancing or simply need to unwind from a day at work, they’ve got something for everyone – of all ages. Tune into their selection of tracks for mindfulness and story time, nature trails and celebrity chat every day! You can also access the channel through their Facebook page.

Daily Sound Lounge


Think Ninja App

As a direct response to the current crisis, Healios have updated ThinkNinja with specific COVID-19 support scripts. The new content brings self-help skills and knowledge to young people (10-18 years old) who maybe experiencing increased anxiety and stress during this time.

Healios have also made ThinkNinja open to all young people during the crisis, so it is freely available to everyone across the UK.

The new COVID-19 content provides an opportunity for young people to understand the following aspects:

* Fears relating to the virus

* Isolation struggles and how to stay connected to family and friends

* Worries about personal health and health of family members

* Coping techniques to use during the crisis

* Other helpful tips


If you want to know more about ThinkNinja please go to the following website:


Resources for parents for children with SEND can be found below


RNIB advice and support for parents re COVID-19