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SEN in the Science Laboratory

Creative and effective strategies to support SEN learners

Open Course

Suitable for: Teachers and teaching assistants aiming to make science lessons more accessible to SEN students will benefit from this course.

Phases suitable for:

  • Secondary

Course Reference: 7769WW
Price: £299.00 + VAT or hold in-house
Timings: 10am - 4pm Book Now

This course aims to provide ideas and guidance to meet this challenge providing practical and stimulating learning activities and highlighting the wealth of support and resources produced by organisations and individuals working with SEN students in Science.

  • Understand the diverse needs of SEN learners
  • Adapt teaching and learning strategies to address the needs of SEN learners
  • Create science schemes of work that address the needs of every learner
  • Set achievable, motivational and challenging targets
  • Develop your monitoring and assessment strategies
  • Understand the important role of support staff
  • Develop effective differentiation of practical work


SEN Overview – the diverse needs of SEN learners
  • What do we mean by SEN? The National Context
  • SEN Categories and the Pupil Premium
  • Barriers to Learning
Adapting teaching and learning strategies
  • Adapting teaching and learning strategies to address the needs of SEN learners.
  • Differentiation using learning styles
  • Developing literacy and numeracy
Creating motivational and challenging schemes of work
  • Using Bloom’s Taxonomy to enable SEN students to show progress
  • Adapting Key Stage 3 Schemes of working using STRATA 2.0
  • KS4 – What’s changed?
Monitoring and Setting Targets
  • Understanding Progress 8 and Attainment 8
  • Practical Ways of teaching Practical’s
  • Making best use of teaching assistants
It was helpful to talk with other TA's and teachers to get other ideas. Rachel Campbell, Kennet School
Very informative - linked to personal needs and CPD. Left motivated to try new techniques. Rebecca Loddington, Penrice Community College
Good content of course, relevant ideas and very informative about strategies in classroom. Nicky Brandt, St Mary's RC High School 'A Specialist Science College'

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