Assessment approaches in special schoolsHow do special schools assess pupils? This article features case studies and expert advice on how special schools can assess the attainment and progress of pupils. It also addresses some frequently asked questions about assessment.
Curriculum planning in all-age special schoolsSee how 3 special schools plan curriculum opportunities based on their pupils' needs. Get expert advice on medium-term planning and use our CPD Toolkit to help staff secure the best outcomes for pupils.
Making a classroom dyslexia-friendlyHow can a classroom be made dyslexia-friendly? We look at tips for ensuring your classrooms meet the needs of dyslexic pupils, and guidance on inclusive practice. This article also looks at examples of approaches from two schools.
Special schools: curriculum requirementsAs a special school, can we offer a reduced curriculum? We look at which types of special schools must teach all National Curriculum subjects. We look at whether special schools must follow age-related expectations and if there is a set amount of time they should allocate to curriculum subjects.
The engagement model: changes to SEN assessmentFrom September 2021, following the current transition year, the engagement model will replace P scales 1 to 4 for children working below the standard of National Curriculum assessments in KS1 and KS2. Learn what the engagement model covers, how to assess under it, and what to do to prepare.
Work scrutinies for pupils with SEND: templateUse our example questions to guide your thinking during a work scrutiny for pupils with SEND. Read our case studies to find out how 2 special schools triangulated evidence to get a picture of pupils' progress.