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The draft New Code of Practice for SEN is proposing that schools must teach students of all abilities in a mainstream setting by personalising and carefully structuring lessons. Under the code, both tutors and subject teachers would be expected to work alongside the special educational needs co-ordinator (Senco). At the moment, the Senco might identify students with learning difficulties and then, with other SEN staff and outside agencies, provide strategies for teachers to follow in order to help particular students access the curriculum. But if the new code is introduced in its current form, teachers may need to regularly assess and develop students' progress and identify the point at which they should receive additional support.
In this way, we offer some links to help you work with your SEN pupils; tips to help them learn and resources to use in the classroom.
We also offer you information about the types of special educational needs you might encounter in the classroom.