Lonsdale School is a special school which has developed a new, holistic approach to assessment. 'New Horizons' is a person-centred assessment framework which includes academic, social and personal development; it has been well-received by staff, pupils and parents and has been praised by Ofsted.
This report by The Communication Trust presents the findings of our survey with more than 1200 members of the children and young people's workforce, where we asked about their experiences of professional development in speech, language and communication (SLC). Respondents were nearly unanimous in recognising the importance of SLC, but there were very significant gaps in their training in this area. The report also provides recommendations around improving the workforce's access to training.
Bright Futures School use a relationship-based social communication approach to support pupils with autism. Pupils become more able to engage with the academic and social curriculum, they are happy and challenging behaviours are greatly reduced.
This communication profile is used to inform all staff and volunteers who enter the classroom and work with individual pupils with additional needs. It is developed in collaboration with all adults who are key to the pupil and with the pupil themselves. The outcome for the pupil is that their needs are met in all areas which allows them to have better access to the curriculum and make more progress.This is then reviewed on a regular basis to ensure all information is accurate and up to date.
Teaching for Neurodiversity Webinar 3: Classroom Support Strategies (Secondary).
The final session suggests a range of easy to implement strategies to help in making the classroom or learning environment more accessible to all learners of secondary school age.
Teaching for Neurodiversity Webinar 3: Classroom Support Strategies (Primary)
This final webinar looks at the whole range of support strategies that can be easily introduced into any learning situation to improve accessibility for all your learners.
The accompanying resources to support this training, such as checklists have also been uploaded to this site.
Teaching for Neurodiversity Webinar 3: Classroom Support Strategies (Post 16/FE).
The final session suggests a range of easy to implement strategies to help in making the classroom or learning environment more accessible to all post 16/ FE learners.