The world is in an unusual time right now and bringing hardship to many families. Here you will find information, support and tools to help you with the current challenges. Please remember that we are always here for you. The School Office is open from 8:30am – 3:30pm or email any time if you have any worries or concerns, we can arrange time and support for you.


National Autism Society – Christmas Tips

Reachout ASC – Autism and Christmas

Autism Together – Tips for a friendly Christmas


Widgit – Free Christmas Worksheets, Activities & Visuals


Opportunities for Parent SEN support 

SEND Support



Dear St John’s families, 


I hope you are all keeping safe and finding a way to make the ‘new normal’ work for you and your family. If you would like any extra support or advice, as always we are all here to support you. Please do contact the office via email or via telephone 01923 255 017.


On the following pages, I have put together some resources which I hope will be useful for all children but specifically for children with additional needs. If you think you may require other resources, please get in touch and I will update the list. 


Miss Pyatt






SEND/Additional needs support for families:

The Hertfordshire SEND Local Offer has put together a comprehensive resource list which many parents may find useful.

Resources include:

SEND documents and resources

We also have access to the Watford, Three Rivers, Bushey and Radlett DSPL website: 



DSPL 9 – Watford, Three Rivers, Bushey & Radlett » Home Page

Here is the link to support parents during this time:



Parents/carers and school staff can access this for professional advice on any matter regarding children and young people. 


Mental Health and Well-being:

There are many online resources to help support families during this time:



How to look after your mental health and emotional wellbeing during the Covid-19 outbreak

Herts is offering free webinars for parents/carers during this time: 


South West Herts Partnership:

The team can offer support and advice to families and carers: 

Information & Support for Schools & Families

Family Support Service during School Closures:

SWHP Talking to Children & Young People about Coronavirus
SWHP Safeguarding
SWHP Parenting Pressure Advice
SWHP Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Support for Children & Young People
SWHP Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Support for Adults
SWHP Financial Advice and Support
SWHP Feeding Your Family
SWHP Educational Resources & Activities
SWHP E-Safety
SWHP Bedtime Routine


A WellBeing Pack for use at home:

Mental Health and Wellbeing Pack 


Five Ways to WellBeing:

Explore the links provided to try to maintain positive mental health. Perhaps you could create a chart and see how many you and your family can tick off? 

A toolkit for working with young people in Hertfordshire

Visuals for routine:

Link to visual pack