We have developed a tool for tracking progress in life and social skills, which has helped us focus on those skills needed by pupils in an SLD/PMLD, especially when they leave school. As a result we have seen pupils able to do more for themselves
The National Autistic Society (NAS) library catalogue is a specialist database of autism related material, much of which is held in the NAS library. It lists books, journal and magazine articles, DVDs and other material about or related to autism. Anyone can search it online.
We are an 11-19 special school for children with learning difficulties and associated needs. We wanted to move away from IEPs and attainment based targets (although these are still set elsewhere) towards measuring outcomes for our students based around the skills that we are trying to develop in them.
This guidance document was produced to help pastoral teachers to construct outcomes using the SMART model.
The SLCF is a free online CPD tool from The Communication Trust, which sets out the skills and knowledge the workforce needs to support children and young people’s speech, language and communication. Individuals and groups can use the SLCF to evaluate their skills and highlight their learning needs, with tailored training and resource suggestions to support development.
A research project conducted by a literacy leader in KS3, to investigate what impact interventions based on reading for pleasure (STAR and Accelerated Reader) have on the self-perception and reading ability of students. Results indicate some positive outcomes.
Transition to secondary school can be an exciting and worrying time for many parents and young people. However, by working with the school there are many practical things you can do to support your daughter/son.
A ‘One Stop Guide’ to run through key considerations for when planning to commission speech and language support in Primary and Secondary Schools. The guidance includes top tips on decision making around the service that is commissioned, practical steps to take to integrate services in to school and how to assess if it’s actually working.
The Communication Trust’s Developing and Using Evidence webpage is an interactive online resource helping the speech language and communication sector to take steps- big or small- towards understanding evidence and developing their own evidence base.
This one day session focuses on training for staff who support pupils on the autism spectrum who have complex needs. It aims to deepen participants’ understanding of autism and ways in which they can support pupil participation, including development of their personal and EHC Plans.
A comprehensive interactive assessment tool for pupils on the autism spectrum. It is designed to support staff in identifying learning priorities and measuring progress in areas which fall outside the national curriculum. These areas relate closely to autism ‘differences’ as identified within other AET materials and the impact of these on pupils’ social, emotional, independence and learning needs. It is based on a literature review and consultation with a wide range of people.