Below are a list online resources which we think may be interesting or useful to you. Although we make every effort to ensure these links are accurate, up to date and relevant, Oakleigh School cannot take responsibility for pages maintained by external providers.
If you have any suggestions for web sites that you have found useful please let us know.
Centre for Learning and Performance Technologies (C4LPT)
Directory of Learning Tools 2011. Over 2,000 tools for learning and working in education and the workplace. The site was set up by Jane Hart as a free resource site on the use of new technologies for learning and performance. It has now become one of the world's most visited learning sites on the Web.
A wonderful free resource for creating visual supports. Choose the size of the grid, add images which include Boardmaker symbols, or your own photographs. Print out and cut them up! An excellent resource for parents who want to use visual supports at home too.
Council for Disabled Children
The Council for Disabled Children (CDC) is the umbrella body for the disabled children's sector in England, with links to other UK nations. They are the only national body that brings together the diverse range of organisations that work with and for disabled children to support the development and implementation of policy and practice. Their work impacts on over 800,000 disabled children and their families. Further information on their work can be found in this PDF brochure.
The Council’s latest ‘Digest’ giving all the news about SEN and more can be downloaded: Spring Digest 2016 (PDF).
Fun, accessible games, activities & tools designed specifically for young children & those with learning difficulties, HelpKidzLearn is a web site full of free software and resources from Inclusive Technology. HKL have just
This is charity dedicated to supporting families and children that have been affected by Epilepsy. Epilepsy can have a devastating impact on a family. HOPE London provides a safe space for families to socialise, reduce isolation and build relationships.
As well as sharing information, Hope for Paediatric Epilepsy: London offers access to support and guidance and most importantly for children to have some fun!
Ian Bean Online
The web site of Ian Bean, former teacher and ICT coordinator at Priory Woods School, Inclusive Technology's Consultancy and Training Manager now Independent Special Needs ICT consultant and trainer specialising in the use of ICT and assistive technology to support learners of all ages with severe and complex additional needs.
Ideas To Inspire
'Ideas to Inspire' is a collection of collaborative presentations, which offer a large number of ideas for engaging lesson activities. They are the result of the collaboration of teachers from all around the world.
Inclusive London website is a resource for finding accessible venues and activities across the capital. This includes parks and leisure venues, restaurants, toilets, and even banks and post offices. You can purchase the iPad/Smartphone App from iTunes.
iPad Tips for Parents
Sally Paveley has created a small set (4) of iPad tips for parents to use with children. Ian Bean has kindly put them on his website as a pdf.
Richard Hirstwood has created lots of useful videos on how to get the best out of your iPad.
Educational games, fun and activities to stimulate your baby, toddler or Pre-school child and begin the learning process.
Metropolitan Police - The Little Book of Big Scams
Second Edition of an excellent booklet from the Met Police to help inform about the many tricks and scams that we can all fall prey to if not on our guard. Introduction by Esther Rantzen.
SENSwitcher - Accessible Special Needs Software.
Pixlr - Online Photo Editor
Pixlr Editor is a free online photo editor with a prefessional touch. Fix, adjust and filter your images. Manage your images in your browser, no registration required!
Portland College - Sensory Stories
From the very wacky mind of Pete Wells comes these downloadable sensory stories! Enjoy...!
Priory Woods School
Priory Woods School and Arts College is an all age community special school situated in east Middlesbrough.
Special Educational Needs ICT Directory
The sen / ict directory has been set up to gather information and resources surrounding special needs. Teachers and parents can list useful websites and online resources. Companies can submit themselves and their products such as software, hardware and equipment, along with jobs and events that may interest you.
Special World Issue 3
from Inclusive Technology, is a free online magazine linking 125,000 special education teachers, speech therapists and occupational therapists in 150 countries. Special World readers and contributors work with children who have additional needs or special educational needs including those with severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties and disabilities. Please note that Issue 1 and Issue 2 are still available.
Tate Kids games are the best art games online. You can make street art like Banksy, paint like Andy Warhol and make dots like Roy Lichtenstein!
Teaching Ideas has thousands of free lesson ideas, activities and resources which you can use in your classroom or even at home.
Therapy Directory - Find a Therapist Near You
Therapy Directory is a comprehensive database of UK therapists such as Chinese acupuncture, Massage & Bowen therapies, with information on their training and experience, fees and contact details.
Their aim is to ensure that every disabled child has an opportunity to be something special…a kid. There are an estimated 70,000 disabled children and young people in the UK waiting for a wheelchair that fits their young lives. That’s where we come in. Whizz-Kidz provides disabled children with the essential wheelchairs and other mobility equipment they need to lead fun and active childhoods.
The Whiteboard Room
The Plasma Screen & Whiteboard Room is a free website where teachers in special schools can download teaching resources, created by other teachers, that they can use on their plasma screens, interactive whiteboards, etc. All the resources have been created by teachers and are free to use for educational purposes.