SEN in the Science Department

This section refers to activities which took place in 2002 and related to special educational needs and inclusion, with comments and guidance specific to science. The resources in this section are: *STRATA Schemes of Work: The Cambridgeshire SEN Science Project brought together a group of special schools to develop a scheme of work and an assessment/recording framework for science. *Supporting Access in Science: specific guidance and differentiation ideas for science. These were written according to the areas of special need that may create barriers to learning. *The P Scales: the performance criteria describing attainment up to level one in the National Curriculum. *Science and Safety: information on publications, advice and safety issues in science. *Case Studies: examples of good teaching ideas from schools visited as part of the Inclusive Science and Special Educational Needs project.

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STRATA Schemes

The Cambridgeshire SEN Science Project, funded by the AstraZeneca Science Teaching Trust,
brought together a group of special schools and developed a scheme of work and an assessment/recording framework for science. The STRATA: Science To Raise And Track Achievement materials address the particular issues...

Supporting Access in Science

This ASE resource includes guidance and ideas, including useful differentiation ideas specific to science.

The resource may provide:


* A wealth of practical ideas that can enhance both mainstream and special school teaching.
* A useful summary for teachers to include in their planners....

Science and Safety

This ASE resource contains information on publications, advice and safety issues in science. CLEAPSS is an advisory service for practical science and safety. It has produced a useful overview of its services that will help in the practical delivery of safe science.

Reference is made to publications and where...

Case Studies

This resource from ASE provides notes on science lessons demonstrating effective inclusion of students with special educational needs. Effective use of digital cameras, rocket projects and even surgical gloves full of toothpaste are just some of the ideas included.

These resources may provide ideas and...

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