Links and Downloads

Ofsted Parent View

Parent View

Student Support and Resource Sites

CEOP – The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Website
Know IT all – An E-Safety Resource
Kingsbury Primary School site – online activities and  educational games. 
Priory Woods School Website – Excellent resources for interactive teaching
Poisson Rouge – a site with a lot of wonderful online activities aimed at developing Early years skills
Primary Games Website – A site with simple online games that link directly to curriculum skills. Some games better than others.

Parent Support & Resources Sites

WIDGIT – Writing with symbols free downloadable stories and resources – Very useful for parents and teachers as they are available in a format which doesn’t need the software to be able to print it out.

Online inset training – Online inset is a training facility with courses applicable to staff and parents.

SLCN Specific

www.ican.org.uk  –  the children’s communication charity – great resources, advice and signposting.

Linked in with ICAN are the two ICAN schools – Dawn House in Nottinghamshire and Meath school in Surrey.  They are both schools for children with Autism and SLCN.  Both schools have their own websites.

www.talkingpoint – a really family friendly advice point.  Lots of our families talk about how helpful it is for information.

www.somersettotalcommunication – STC website and info can also be found on the Somerset.gov website under education and learning and then school life, then STC.

www.elklan.co.uk also has lots of information.

www.rcslt.org.uk – this is the royal college of speech and language therapists and may have some helpful info, or be a good port of call for making links with other agencies etc.

The Integrated Therapy Service website (ITS Team) – http://www.sompar.nhs.uk/what-we-do/children-and-young-people/integrated-therapy-service/ has the fact files online – helpful for printing out and also how to refer and contact the different bases.

ASD Specific

Autism Exchange Forum – A forum for exchange of information between parents and carers, with professionals contributions.
National Autistic Society – This has practically everything to do with ASD in the UK. Support lines, information, research, events. A good place to start if you want to know anything about Autism.
Division TEACCH Homepage – Home of the TEACCH approach Fosse Way use with regard to ASD students. We have strong links with Division TEACCH.

Download Links for Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) used in the School

(System Requirements for this Software can be found on each website)

Pivot – An stick figure animation application
Alice 2.0 – An animation and programming application
Open Office – A free suite including a word processor, spreadsheet and presentation creator
Photo Story 3 – A Show and Tell creator – This will work under Windows 7, but you have to run it compatibility mode.
Tweak PS – A tool for editing Photo Story 3 files quickly
Microsoft Worldwide Telescope – A Tour of Space
Google Earth – Google Earth lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery.
Google SketchUp – A 3D software tool that combines a tool-set with an intelligent drawing system.
Google Picasa – Picasa is a software download from Google that helps you organize, edit, and share your photos. It’s free, and easy to use!
FoxIT PDF Reader – A free PDF Format reader compatible with all of our documents on this site
Paint.NET – An advanced painting application which you can use to edit photos!

Government and other Education Bodies

TES Primary School Resources

Department For Schools, Children and Families
John Cabot City Technical College
Ofsted
Schools Web Directory – Find other Schools and their details all over the UK
South West Regional Partnership – SEN coordination in the South West region.

Somerset Choices – A website to help you choose the right help and support in Somerset.  Includes Somerset’s Local Offer