Free online guidance to equip professionals in Local Authorities, schools, colleges and settings to deliver good practice in line with the Special Educational Needs Reforms, particularly for children and young people with literacy difficulties, specific learning difficulties and dyslexia. The guidance includes information on: Effective Practice, School Funding Reforms, Graduated Approach and the Local Offer.
An interactive 2 hour e-learning course aimed at professionals working in schools who want to increase their knowledge and awareness of the impact of epilepsy on a young person and how to best support them. An assessment of learning can be completed at the end and successful learners receive a certificate of learning.
This guide aims to:
- promote high-quality teaching, differentiated to meet individual needs
- encourage schools to track pupils’ progress and review the quality of teaching
- encourage a collaborative approach to planning support for pupils who are not making adequate progress
- encourage schools to map the additional provision they make for pupils
The Communication Trust have re-developed the course so it is now tailored for the needs of practitioners working across all the different education phases. Users have the option to access four different pathways – early years, primary, secondary or further education. Each course has a number of activities and resources to support learning.
In the context of funding from education, a personal budget may be available where the support
provided by the school or other educational setting is insufficient to meet the student’s support
needs. The setting itself might decide to use additional resources, such as the money from ‘pupil
premium’, if the young learner is eligible to receive it.
This example offers a tried and tested way of planning and teaching RE for pupils with special needs. It addresses many of the concerns expressed by teachers of RE in special schools, about how best to create an approach to RE which meets these pupils’ distinctive needs and values their personal experiences.
This session highlights some of the specific challenges faced by learning disabled children, young people and their families. It includes positive examples of good practices that have been helpful in improving the experience of everyday activities and accessing services.