Welcome to The NQT Program: Understanding Special Educational Needs & Disability (SEND), delivered by Tracy Chadwick, Education Specialist and Founder of the Child Therapy Service CIC.

This is an extremely exciting time for you – you’ll have a classroom to decorate and exciting lessons to plan, but  here’s a newfound responsibility. You are now responsible for the progress of all your pupils, including those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

In January 2019, the Government reported that 1,318,300 pupils were identified as having SEND: this equates to 14.9% of all pupils across our classrooms.

Although, the SEND Code of Practice states that you “should be supported by the special educational needs and disabilities co-ordinator (SENDCo)”, ultimately it is your duty to create an inclusive space, where you make necessary adjustments so that all your pupils can access the curriculum.

The Teachers’ Standards are probably etched into your brain from the long hours of evidence-making from your initial teacher training year, however – to support you further,  8 introduction training sessions have been created, that link to SEND:

Session 1 – To inspire, motivate, and challenge pupils with SEND

Session 2 – To promote good progress and outcomes of pupils with SEND

Session 3 – To adapt curriculum knowledge to meet the needs of SEND pupils

Session 4 – To plan and teach well-structured lessons to support the needs of all SEND pupils

Session 5 – To adapt and respond to the strengths and needs of all SEND pupils

Session 6 – To make accurate and productive use of assessment data for SEND pupils

Session 7 – To successfully manage the behaviour of SEND pupils

Session 8 – To understand how to fulfil wider professional responsibilities around SEND pupils

Sessions are delivered by a training video and PDF file – containing hyperlinks to suggested further reading material.

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4

Session 5

Session 6

Session 7

Session 8