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The Government have provided guidance on the full opening on specialist schools.


Our families asked if we could produce a regular newsletter that parents of disabled children can sign up for.
This details our events and activities and contains information that families may find useful.
Since March 2020 we have used this as a platform to share information re Covid-19, resources for home learning and how to access our mental health service. We also shared really positive stories and offered our families many ways to keep in touch.

We have over 500 families signed up to this and if you have a disabled child you can sign up here.


Every year it’s difficult for kids to get back into the routine of bedtime on school nights. With this year’s added challenges, it’s no wonder that children and their parents are finding it harder than ever to get back to a regular bedtime this school year. To help support healthy sleep for students and parents during the pandemic. My slumber Yard created Back to School Sleep Tips During COVID.

This resource provides easy steps parents can take to get their child back into a routine to wake up early for school. They have included tips like making time and space to talk through anxiety that keeps kids up at night, as well as how to create a healthy sleep environment in their bedrooms.


Over the past two years BCP Council have been working on a project to develop a number of specialist SEND satellite provisions and resource bases. In the past year a number of these satellites have been delivered by Winchelsea School and have been operating with great success.


SEND parent/carer representatives raised some questions about transport for children and young people with SEND. Please find a summary of the questions and responses in the link below.


From 14 September, the Dorset HealthCare CAMHS Service will be introducing a new part of the service called CAMHS Gateway.

The service has been introduced to help reduce wait times for assessments and treatments and will act as the ‘front door’ for CAMHS.

The service will undertake all assessments for referrals sent through to CAMHS and will also provide brief interventions for lower-level symptoms such as anxiety and depression. Young people aged 16-18 year will be able to self-refer using an online form.

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