From St Peter’s Support Center we continue to meet the specific educational needs of our students, both those with an individual educational plan (IEP) and those who carry out a specific intervention and follow-up together with the teaching team.
Attention to students with Specific Educational Needs
Follow-up of our students with an Individual Education Plan (IEP) is of great importance to us. Therefore the Support Centre team will continue to be here offering our interventions.
Individual support in curricular areas, optometry and osteopathy
Providing specific activities according to each student’s needs.
Counselling online sessions through Hangouts with students and family.
Interventions will be ongoing for those families that wish to continue with them. It is important, as far as it is possible, to maintain continuity with the interventions carried out up until now. We, therefore recommend its continuation whenever possible.
How to get an appointment:
Send an email to:
– You must have a (free) Skype account. https://www.skype.com/es/
– For children in F5, Y1, Y2, Y3 – It is recommended to do sessions with family guidance.
– The child will be with an adult during the session following the speech therapist’s instructions.
– Students in Y5 and Y6 can do the session on their own.
– Length: 30 minutes.
– Date and time: agreed together with the speech therapist.
From St. Peter’s Support centre we would like to share some ideas with you to help guide you through this difficult situation. It’s a time where not only our children are confused but we as adults can be overwhelmed and should look to each other for ideas.
Communication with our children
First of all, we want to convey the importance of talking to our children about the situation. At all ages, it is important that they have some awareness of what is happening at their own level.
It is important to be receptive, to generate conversations and to answer questions regarding the situation, always being understanding and giving value to what they share with you.
With even the youngest of children, we can explain the situation through stories, and with the oldest we can read news articles and comment on them, ask questions about what is happening and explain as much as is possible.
Follow a schedule - Structure
Plan a Monday to Friday schedule. It is important to dress, have school-day clothes and scheduled meals (breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner time). It is important to involve them in the design and planning of the schedule.
8:00 – Breakfast, make the bed and get dressed
9:00 – Start school
10:30 – Piece of fruit
13:00 – Lunchtime
14:00 – Break
15:30 – Homework/games
16:30 – Snack
17:00 – Family games
18:30 – Physical exercise
19:00 – Shower + pyjamas
19:30 – Help make dinner
20:30 – Dinner
21:00 – Reading and sleeping
Play is fundamental in the cognitive development of children. Symbolic games for the little ones (playing at being cooks, dressing up, going to the hairdresser …), unstructured games to encourage creativity and imagination. Family board games (adapted to each age).
We should avoid excessive exposures to screens, ipads, computers, mobiles, television. After school work is finished, it is important to minimize interaction with these devices.
One our of Gym or psychomotricity is essential in the school timetable, even so, these days it is important to offer our bodies moments of continuous movement. Many children have the need to move and the movement helps them to process information and learn.