This may be a particularly difficult time for some of our children who benefit from a varied sensory diet. If you are looking for simple activities to do at home with your child, the following links have lots of ideas.
Story Massage – Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2pm.
Follow “Story Massage Programme” on Facebook watch the live story massages each Tuesday and Thursday at 2pm – they will remain on the page, so don’t worry if you miss them!
They also have a website with further information about story massage:
Did you know that you can access FREE online autism training via the Open University? Click on the link below to access the course.
Class teachers are posting lots of fun activities whilst we are not at school. If you have a child with additional needs and you would like advice or support on tailoring activities, please send me an email and I will be happy to help: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you, and stay safe.
Some of our learners might be feeling very anxious at this difficult time, especially those who have autism. With the closure of schools and uncertainty around how long closures may last, it will be useful for parents to discuss the pandemic with children at a simple level using visuals.
There are many social stories about Coronavirus available on the internet. We really like this one, created by Carol Gray herself:
Alternatively, you could use this simpler version by Amanda McGuinness which can be downloaded from:
We were very lucky to be joined by volunteers from the West Norfolk branch of the National Autistic Society. We discussed activities and support in the local area and reflected on our experiences of feeling included in the wider community. We also discussed the importance of considering the wellbeing of families who are supporting children with autism.
We all found it the morning very useful and would like to thank NAS West Norfolk for giving up time in their already very busy lives to visit us!
As part of Norfolk’s developing provision for children with Special Educational Needs, Greyfriars Academy has been proposed as a location for a new Specialist Resources Base (SRB) for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
As you are aware, Greyfriars is a fully inclusive school and we believe that this development would enhance education for all our pupils.
We would greatly appreciate your views and responses as part of this consultation process.
Please see the Consultation Document for further details and to access the online survey.
We are delighted to have been awarded the Inclusion Quality Mark! We’ve been spending time talking to staff, parents and pupils to evaluate our strengths and areas for development in our journey towards being a truly inclusive school.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the evaluation process, your opinions are very valuable and help us continue to develop our practice.
We’re really proud of all our school community. Their dedication to providing quality support for all children really shines through in the report.
We have identified areas which we’d like to develop further and will be working hard to achieve this over the next year.
Click here to read our report: Greyfriars Academy Report – Oct 2019 FINAL
FREE ADHD and ASD local Support groups – Swaffham and Kings Lynn.
Do you have a child who has been recently diagnosed with ASD or ADHD and are seeking some information and support? Family action are running local behaviour support courses and a coffee morning. See the flyers attached for more details.