Meeting the needs of SEND students RL298 / B07

Start date
22 Jun 20
Online Course


This programme of CPD covers teaching students with special needs (both those with and without an EHCP). The course looks at teaching these students, the resources & activities you can use with them and strategies for success. The course also includes a look at some of the most common specific needs identified in the DfE student census and strategies that can be used to support these learners in lessons. 

This course is for any secondary phase staff - early career stage teachers (especially those completing their ITE), NQTs, teaching assistants, and anyone wanting a refresher on teaching SEND students.

The course will be delivered using the Zoom video conferencing platform.


There are four sessions in total, each session will include a pre and post course task:

Session 1 – The curriculum – adapting to the needs of SEND learners 

Session 2 – Resources – identify features of resources suitable for SEND learners and learn how to modify resources to make them suitable 

Session 3 – Literacy - identify strategies to support the development of literacy to students with SEND within science lessons 

Session 4 - Specific Needs - strategies for teaching students with a range of common SEND including ASD, MLC, SEMH & communication issues



  • To be able to identify suitable strategies and activities for teaching students with SEND
  • To select suitable resources for teaching these learner
  • To clear misconceptions and introduce correct strategies for the most specific needs of learners in the latest DfE census


Session 1 - The Curriculum22 June 202009:30-11:00Online course
Session 1 Gap Task23 June 202000:00-00:00Online course
Session 2 - Resources24 June 202009:30-11:00Online course
Session 2 Gap Task25 June 202000:00-00:00Online course
Session 3 - Literacy29 June 202009:30-11:00Online course
Session 3 Gap Task30 June 202000:00-00:00Online course
Session 4 - Specific Needs01 July 202009:30-11:00Online course
Session 4 Gap Task02 July 202000:00-00:00Online course
Final Gap Task01 September 202000:00-00:00Online course

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State-funded school or collegeActivity fee£25.00 +VAT
Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity fee£50.00 +VAT

Additional information

For courses at the National STEM Learning Centre in York, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. 


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