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We're really looking forward to seeing our Gade Valley family again when  school fully reopens on the 8th March. However, we are also aware that this could be an anxious time for some children, so take a look at this advice to support your child's return to school:

Remember, if you want to bring your particular concerns to our attention, please email

Here's the latest newsletter from Dacorum DSPL - they are currently working to organise transition webinars to support you during this time (more information will be posted here soon):

We really hope that our home learning is going well for you and your child but, if not, please contact the class teacher or email me at and we'll do our best to help you.

Thursday 4th February is Time to Talk Day. suggest having a 20 minute conversation about mental health with your child. 

Here’s some conversation starters you could use:

This week it's Children's Mental Health Week. Click here to go to the website where you will find lots of support and resources for parents and carers.
If you're looking for ways to manage a routine and to motivate your child, this task planner will help you plan your child's home learning:
Here's the latest newsletter from Dacorum DSPL. There's information and advice plus a list of useful websites to support parents and children: 
The SEND Herts Local Offer page has links to lots of resources which might be useful to all families - click here to find out more.

How are you and your child getting on with the home learning? Hopefully, it's going well and your child is learning lots. However, if you find that it is a bit of a struggle to get your child to do the home learning, then you might find it helpful to plan the day. Keeping a consistent routine and setting goals for the day can help behaviour. 


The checklist below might help you with setting routines - you can use it to plan the day with your child.

If you need any support, please contact your child's teacher. You can also email me at

There are lots of links to home learning resources here as well as information, advice and courses for parents, provided by Dacorum DSPL:

Happy New Year, I hope you are all keeping safe and well.


This page will be used for sharing information from our school's partners about how you can access support during this lockdown. If you have any questions or concerns about your child's wellbeing and needs please do not hesitate to contact me at


Mrs Steadman

Gade Schools Family Support


Our Family Support Worker is Carolyn Black and she is available if you need her help or support. The website can be found at


Delivering Special Provision Locally (DSPL)


Dacorum DSPL offers a range of provision and support services to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, aged 0-25. You can find them at


Here is the latest brochure for parents and carers from DSPL: