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Download our checklist to evaluate classrooms as suitable learning environments for pupils with SEND, including ASD and PMLD. See how other teachers and schools manage their classrooms to maximise opportunities for these pupils.

Use our checklist to evaluate your provision

The questions are intended as a general guideline, but you should also consider how the classroom meets the particular needs of the pupils using it.

It includes extra considerations for pupils with:

  • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) 
  • Profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) 
  • Physical needs 

KeyDoc: classroom checklist pupils with SEND

Use it alongside a general classroom environment checklist, such as the one from Wigan Council, which you can download from the 'quality first teaching' section of this page

Read: how an autism provision school organises its classroom

Spring Common Academy, a special school in Cambridgeshire that specialises in providing for pupils with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), explains its classroom design on its website

Find out how the school has effectively considered: 

  • Designated areas
  • Furniture and resources
  • Classroom displays 
  • Sensory needs

In this video from nasen, watch how a class teacher in a

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