This is a summary document of the DfE-funded BDA Teaching for Neurodiversity project looking at four examples of best practice. Researched by the Faculty of Education, Manchester Metropolitan University, Dr. Dominic Griffiths and Dr. Kath Kelly.
This resource draws together the key findings from a large-scale investigation to find out ‘what works’ in SEN support. It accompanies the ‘SEN support: research evidence on effective approaches and examples of current practice in good and outstanding schools and colleges’ resource and is designed to inform the decisions leaders make about supporting learners with SEN in their settings.
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.
Staff at Lymehurst Day Nursery and three parents talk about how the nursery works with families to include children with SEN and disabilities and to support the emotional needs of children and their families.
This video features students with special educational needs and disabilities from West Lakes Academy. The Academy and Lakes College work together to provide a transition programme designed to reduce anxiety and build students' confidence. The differentiated curriculum at Lakes College and the range of support available help to ensures that students feel confident, safe and able to learn and make progress.