Inclusive and accessible STEM lessons for SEND learners: the role of technology NC007

Examine the role of technology in improving SEND provision in mainstream schools. Explore the use of digital tools and technologies to enable all pupils to access and progress STEM subjects and take an active part in learning. Plan how to adapt your lessons using technology to support SEND learners.


Technology and digital tools can support SEND learners in many ways. In this course, you will explore a range of digital tools to improve accessibility in STEM subjects: technology for communication, accessibility tools built into to mainstream applications, and apps and websites which support accessibility. You will explore effective approaches to support learners with a wide range of additional needs and disabilities to ensure that your classroom and STEM teaching is as inclusive as possible. 

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Who is it for?

Class teachers, subject leaders, teaching assistants

What topics are covered?

  • effective use of technology to support SEND learners
  • using technology to adapt lessons to improve accessibility and inclusion
  • examples of digital technologies which can be used to support SEND learners in STEM subjects
  • planning for SEND pupils in your school

How will you learn?

This course will be delivered face to face.

How long is this course?

One day.


You will:

  • enhance your understanding of the issues pupils who have challenges that affect their ability to access the curriculum face in the STEM classroom
  • develop techniques to actively engage SEND learners through technology in STEM subjects
  • recognise highly effective strategies for teaching and learning of SEND pupils using technology
  • action plan changes in your practice to use technology to support the SEND pupils


The course fee includes lunch and refreshments for the duration of the course.

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