Update on Schools response to COVID-19

Information as of 20th March 2020

Dear Parents, 
Attached is a letter regarding our response to the latest government guidance. We have been faced with challenging decisions over the last day in relation to the current crisis. 
Kind regards,
Charlotte Whysall
Head Teacher

Updated Advice Letter

What parents and carers need to know about schools, colleges and other education settings during the coronavirus outbreak

The link below will connect you to the lastest goverment guidance for parents and carers.

Letter from Jonathan Lewis 10th May

Please see below letter from Jonathan Lewis regarding the goverment’s press conference on 10th May. 

Phoenix School You Tube LIVE!

We have put together videos for our pupils, including stories, activities and games made by our teachers.
Please enjoy them by clicking the link below.

Oak National Acacdemy

An online classroom ‘virtual school’ relevant to learners with a range of needs.
They have some excellent online lesson content and videos.

Click Here

Pandemics and Corona

A text social story about Pandemics and the Corona Virus


Coronavirus Symbol Social Story

A symbol social story about Corona Virus and Social Distancing


The Sensory Projects

Seeking to contribute to a world where everyone is understood in spite of difference.
The Sensory Projects run on the principle that with the right knowledge and a little creativity inexpensive items can become effective sensory tools for inclusion.

Learn More

Autism Advisory Service Resources

Please find below the weekly newsletters from the Autism Advisory Teacher Service.
Cosy Crew – A weekly newsletter for primary aged pupils with ADHD/Autism.
Lockdown Lift Up – A weekly newsletter for secondary aged children and young people with ADHD/Autism.
I’m A Parent, Get Me Out of Here! – A weekly newsletter for parents of children/young people with Autism/ADHD.


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Strings & Things

Drama based sensory stories & story massages about social distancing.

Click Here

Flo Longhorn’s iPad App Guide

These apps are very simple and free as of May 2020. They have been researched online at the App store and various other sources. Most of them will be in Android form as well, so Google search from the app titles shown in this document.

iPAD App Ideas

Big Top Musical Adventures

Accessible online resources for families and friends to have their own musical adventures at home.

Frozen Light Theatre Resources

We’re excited to publish our second Sensory Resource Kit, this time from The Forest, which toured the UK back in Autumn 2015. This resource kit includes eight sensory sessions, following the journey of Thea and Robin’s forest adventures. The sessions include exploring shelters, the forest surroundings, and even a storm!

Get Creative!

Get Creative is a campaign that shines a light on all the great cultural activity that takes place on a regular basis in local communities and encourages people to try their hand at something new and creative. Each May, we have held a huge annual celebration of creativity through a festival that aims to give everyone the chance to get actively involved in a creative event in their local area.


Deaf Awareness Week

This year’s theme is ‘acquired deafness’. About 50,000 children have
a hearing loss in the UK, around ½ lose their hearing after birth.*
Find out more about different types of deafness on The Buzz and
NDCS websites.

Below you will find more information and links about Deaf Awareness Week.

Resources for families of pupils with Multi Sensory Impairment

Useful resources from GUIDE DOGS. Guide Dogs is an organisation exists to provide life-changing services to the 360,000 people who are registered blind or partially sighted, and the two million people in the UK living with sight loss. They provide a range of services with and beyond the dog to help people with sight loss live actively, independently and well.

Safeguarding and Welfare information for Parents and Carers

Food Bank Information

We are very conscious that in this time of uncertainty some of our parents and carers may concerned about providing food for their families. If you search the terms in the list below you will find the Facebook groups of these organisations who are all offering food aid:
Sawtry Food Bank
Sawtry Response Team
Yaxley and Farcet support network
Bearded Villains
Bretton assistance for the vulnerable
Werrington Open Group
Life in Langtoft
Hampton Gardens Peterborough group
The Sawtry Scene
Orton Community Network
Spalding area coronavirus support group
Wisbech Coronavirus support group
Coronavirus outbreak: Support for families
Yaxley and Farcet Covid 19 support group
Mosque Faizan e Madinah
Please use this information to join the group(s) that are most appropriate for you. If you find yourself with surplus stock, please note that these groups are also gladly accepting donations.

Get coronavirus support as a clinically extremely vulnerable person

If your child has not recieved a vulnerable or shielding letter and you feel they classify as such you can use the .gov website to register your family for support. Follow the link below for advice and guidance on registering. 

Click Here

NHS 111

Information from the NHS about COVID-19


Information from GOV.UK about COVID-19

Well Child

Information for parents and carers of children with complex health needs.