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Accessibility guides

These guides show how you can make your service accessible for different needs

ADHD Foundation

The ADHD Foundation works in partnership with individuals, families, doctors, teachers and other agencies to improving emotional well being, educational attainment, behaviour and life chances through better understanding and self management of ADHD, ASD and related learning difficulties such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, Irlen’s Syndrome, dyscalculia and Tourette’s Syndrome. We also provide training for GP’s, Teachers, Social Care agencies and other professionals, raising awareness to bring about positive change and inclusion in mental health, education and employment.

All Our Health programme

Public Health England’s All Our Health framework is a call to action to all health and care professionals to embed prevention within their day to day practice. Through educational materials, tools and resources, All Our Health helps professionals make an even greater impact in preventing illness, protecting health and promoting wellbeing.

All Our Health Is Freely Available - Please note your progress and completion of sessions will not be recorded and you will not be able to generate a record of completion. If you require evidence of learning, please register and then log in to access this programme on the e-LfH Hub.

All together united against bullying

ABA's All Together programme is a whole-school anti-bullying programme offered free to schools across England

Awareness Training

Here is a  20 min awareness training online course for you and your colleagues to complete. 

The aims of this training are to: 

•    enable people to identify when someone is presenting with suicidal thoughts/behaviour, 

•    to be able to speak out in a supportive manner; and

•    to empower them to signpost the individual to the correct services or support.

Autism Education Trust (AET)

Join our community of training providers delivering our high quality, well-established autism education programme.

Commando Joe's

Commando joe’s is not only a hugely passionate organisation, but it’s highly experienced at delivering evidence based, impact driven interventions in all types of schools across the country.

Council for Disabled Children (CDC)

Positive experiences of education are vital to securing good outcomes for children and young people. CDC recognises the importance of your work as an educator to ensuring that all the children and young people you work with are challenged and supported to reach their full potential.

How safe are our Children? 2019

The digital world is an amazing one for young people. Its boundless potential means our children can learn and create in ways we never would have dreamed of a decade ago. It also helps protect and support children. Our Childline service allows young people to instant message chat with counsellors via website or app around the clock. And our safeguarding elearning courses mean more people than ever can access the training they need to help keep children safe.

“Inspiring the Future”

50,000 volunteers from all sectors, architects to zoologists, and at all levels – apprentices to CEOs, are available to talk to young people about their job and career route via the free online service “Inspiring the Future”.

Go to www.inspiringthefuture.org for more information.

NASEN SEND Gateway - the one stop shop for all things SEND

Nasen provides innovative and relevant resources which support the busy professional to work effectively at a strategic level and practically, day-to-day, in the classroom

Partnership for Children

For any services working with families with young children, we’d like to draw your attention to the brand new, play-based resources which Partnership for Children have produced for Oldham families and schools to support the social and emotional development of children aged 3-5.  These activities are freely available so they can be shared electronically or printed. 

They are based on the six themes of the Skills for Life curriculum: feelings, communication, friendship, solving problems, moving forward and change and loss.  They are simple and fantastic resources which we would hugely recommend for parents to support the transition back into school or beginning new settings in September or to promote positive mental health more generally.

Relax Kids Oldham

Relax Kids Oldham provide emotional health and wellbeing sessions for children & young people across the Oldham Borough. Sessions can be run during lesson time or as an extra-curricular activity.

Supporting participation of young people aged 16+

In Oldham we have been working with a wide range of partners (including young people) to promote the wider participation of young people.

As we are not in a position to use our traditional means of transition this year due to the pandemic, we have worked closely with our local Colleges and Training Providers to identify some alternative ways we can provide additional support to our young people (particularly Year 11’s) to help them to engage and participate before they arrive at their Post 16 destination after the summer.

We have pulled together these ideas/suggestions in the document attached, and we would ask that organisations consider implementing (where you are not doing so already) some of the ideas/suggestions contained within the guide.

The Oldham Pledge

The Oldham Pledge provides and promotes opportunities for children and young people to develop key character traits, so that they are school ready, life ready and work ready 

The North West SEND Regional Network

You will find lots of useful information within the website which will keep you fully informed about the activity and priorities of the NW SEND Regional Network, enabling all partners to work in co-production and participate in supporting our collegues, partners and wider agencies to improve the life chances, aspirations and outcomes for children and young people across the North West, (aged 0-25) with

Transition guidance for Settings, Schools and Colleges

This Transition Guidance has been developed in liaison with the sector to provide advice and guidance which will support settings, schools and colleges in ensuring that transition for the children and young people of Oldham runs as smoothly as possible. There are sections relating to Key Transition Points, as well as more generic guidance and specific sections relating to how those with SEND may be supported. The guidance will be regularly updated as we receive further Government updates on the wider opening of settings, schools and colleges and a clearer idea of what will be expected in the new Academic Year.

Whole School SEND Resources

By supporting families and schools to work together, the aim is to reduce conflict and improve outcomes for children. One way of achieving this is by communicating honestly, openly and often. 

For more information please see leaflet - A guide to making conversations count for all families