Useful Information and Links
This is a new list that the school will be adding to regularly. Please check back for more content and updates.
We are delighted to announce that Active Norfolk are once again running their 'Big Norfolk Holiday Fun Camps' this summer!Further information can be found at:Big Norfolk Holiday Fun Camp InformationWhilst bookings for the Able2B sessions run at Harford Manor School can be made using the link below:
- Is your child entitled to 'Free School Meals'? To find out more click on the link below!
- There are a selection of training courses provided by Norfolk County Council for families with children aged 0-13 years. These courses are free and cover everything from pediatric first aid to childhood anxiety issues. For more information please visit the link below.
- 'No Limits Norfolk' are offering another great opportunity for our pupils to engage in some after school physical activities with inclusive dance classes! Please check out the flyer below for more details!
- Our P.E. Lead Darren has worked with a member of our parents group to compile a list of out of school 'physical activity' opportunities for children with SEND in the local area. This can be found on the document below. We will aim to update this list on a regular basis to inform you of other out of school opportunities we become aware of.
(Please note this list is for information purposes only and any activities are not endorsed by the school)
- Are you struggling with any costs associated with your child's school, such as new uniform or school resources? IF so, Anguish's Educational Foundation may be able to offer financial support with their grant system. Please see the flyer below for more details.
- Did you know that from the age of 14, an child with SEND is eligible for a free annual health check? This can help identify any health needs, whilst offering tips to promote and support a healthy lifestyle. Please visit the 'Just One Norfolk' website (link below) for further information or take a look at their child friendly PowerPoint presentation.
- Please see below some information from the Norwich City Community Sports Foundation regarding support to help young people and adults get back into sports following the COVID-19 pandemic!
- The Pink Orange are a local organisation who provide meal kits to vulnerable households including ingredients kits and recipes to encourage children and families to cook together. You can find out more or register your interest in receiving their packs via their website using the link below.The Pink Orange Website
- The Ormiston Families Foundation are available to offer support to young people and their families across our region, focusing on wellbeing and developing emotional resilience. More information and contact details can be found on their website using the link below or by calling 0800 977 4077. We have also added their latest newsletter which contains information about support in the local area.
The 'Hungry Little Minds' Website is recommended by the UK Government and contains lots of different activity ideas for young people, many of which may be suitable for our young people.
The Oak Academy has a range of online learning resources for pupils with SEND, including videos and free printable resources.
The 'Fizzy Programme' was developed by specialists from the Kent Community NHS Trust and includes a variety of activities to help improve children's balance, dexterity, fine and gross motor movements. Further information and downloadable activity sheets can be found in the website below.
The Fizzy Programme - Occupational Therapy
In school we support our spoken word using 'Signalong' which is a sign supported communication technique. More information, including free resources and course details can be found below or for further support please contact our Signalong Tutor, Trina on email@example.com
Signalong have also produced a free training booklet for parents and practitioners which can be accessed here.
'Proloquo2go' is an augmentative and alternative communication system that we use with many of our students to support their communication. Click on the link below to find out more.
In school many of of our pupils use 'Widgit' symbols produced on an application called 'Symwriter', which adds symbols above each typed word, to either support their typing or understanding when reading written English. Further information along with details regarding a free trial can be found on their website.
Behaviour and and Self Regulation
We use the 'Zones of Regulation' system to support our pupils to develop their understanding of emotions and self regulation techniques. More information can be found on their website.
At school we use the 'Norfolk Steps' approach to help support our pupils at times of crisis through a series of theraputic techniques such as deescalation and the safe application of physical intervention when necessary.
Starfish LD CAMHS is a specialist provision offering help and support for young people with SEND and their families on a referral basis primarily regarding emotional and behavioural needs. More information regarding the support they offer can be found on their website.
Health and Wellbeing
Norfolk and Waverney have produced a comprehensive support and self help guide for young people, full of information and links about mental health services in our local area. The guide can be found below or you can use the link to their website for further information.
'Just One Norfolk' has lots of helpful advice and information regarding support for children with additional needs, their health and wellbeing, including support with sleep and development
Below you will find two documents giving advice and ideas about how to maintain good mental health in young people, which were created by the CAMHS service.
The Children's Sleep Charity offers help and advice for parents who are having difficult with their children's sleep habits or bedtime routines.
'Go Noodle' is a website containing a range of workouts and keep fit sessions for all ages and it is free to sign up for families to sign up to.
'Able2B' are a local organisation offering adapted and accessible fitness classes for young people and adults with a range of complex needs and disabilities.
EHCPs and Funding
The Norfolk SEND Partnership publish many useful documents on their website aimed at informing families about different areas of SEND education and services. Below you will find two of these documents, one about understanding EHCPs and the other about personal budgets.
Information from Norfolk County Council regarding Education, Health and Care Plans can be found using this link.
'EHCP Journeys' is a website dedicated to explaining and supporting the EHCP process from the families prospective.
The following link offers information regarding moving from childrens to adults social care services and what to expect during this transition.
You can navigate to our 'Local Offer' page using the quick link below, where you will find lots of information about support in our local area and details of the schools contribution to these services.
Please also see our community links page for further information about support and services available in our area.
The Norfolk SEND Partnership offer free impartial advice and information for families about Special Educational Needs
Norfolk SEND Partnership
Norwich Early Help Hub offers support and information for families about a range of worries and difficulties. More information can be found on the website below.
The Autism Discussion Page is a Facebook feed which is run by expert Bill Nason and contains lots of really useful tips and advice for supporting children with complex needs.
Kids Matter is a national charity who have now set up several 'hubs' in the Norwich area, offering help and advice to any parents with children aged 0-10. They are currently offering free access to an online parenting course and support group which runs for 6 consecutive weeks. For more information please click on the link below, where you will also find an information poster and an application form to sign up for the course.
Here at Harford Manor School we understand the important role carers play in many of our students and their wider families lives. Carers Matter Norfolk are a group who offer a wide range of support and information for carers across the region. More information can be found on their website using the link below.
The Norfolk County Council offer regular, fully funded adult learning courses in a wide range of areas. You can find the latest list of available courses below or form more information click on the link to their website.
In case of adverse weather please check this website or listen to local radio stations for further information or visit the Norfolk County Council School Closures page using the link below.