Making Science Accessible for SEND Learners (including those working below National Curriculum levels) RB124 / C02

Start date
3 Feb 22
Learning Method
Remote Delivered CPD


Suitable for Primary, Secondary and through schools:  This booking link is for the school (only one person from the school is required to book on here)-  you will then receive an invite only link to book individual staff members onto the conference.

The conference will provide opportunities for practitioners from a diverse range of settings to explore practical strategies to engage learners including those currently working below National Curriculum Level 1, using the criteria of Exploration, realisation, anticipation, persistence and initiation. 

Each workshop session will consider a particular topic and provide the opportunity to discuss how this might apply in your particular context.


10.00 - 10.45    Keynote Gary Aubin EEF SEND Content specialist

11.00 - 11.45    Session 1

11.45 - 12.45    Lunch break

12.45 - 1.30      Session 2

1.45 - 2.30        Session 3

2.40 - 3.00        Action planning and plenary


Choose between Workshop (a) and Workshop (b) for each session.




1. 11.00 – 11.45

(a) Stories in Science to capture and link Learning in a SEND setting - Andy Markwick

(b) Strategies and resources for developing vocabulary and talk in Science - Rob Butler

2. 12.45 – 1.30

(a) Computing to inspire SEND Learners - Steve Woods

(b) Engaging STEM Ambassadors using Child and Adolescent Mental Health as an example - All about STEM.

3. 1.45 – 2.30

(a) Practical work for visually impaired students - Tony Graham

(b) How the STEM Ambassador Programme can support the Gatsby benchmarks for STEM Learners - Greater Manchester SA Hub


Who is the course leader?


  • explore practical strategies to engage learners
  • develop practice that supports a progressive curriculum and embeds assessment opportunities
  • explore practical ways to link learning to careers through STEM clubs and using role models.


SEND Conference03 February 202210:00-15:00Virtual



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State-funded school or collegeActivity fee£100.00 +VAT
Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity fee£150.00 +VAT

Additional information

Our remote CPD courses for teachers are delivered across a series of sessions run at specific times and dates. Information on all course sessions can be found under the description of each course. To complete a course, all sessions are mandatory.

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