Female teacher at front of class. Pupils raising their hands.

Do you feel overwhelmed by the needs in your class? Children with behavioural difficulties, some struggling with writing, others have sensory sensitivities, are dysregulated or dealing with trauma.

I know you are busy. I know you don’t have much time.

You can’t implement different strategies for all the children in your class, but you can make your teaching practice more inclusive. You can help change school policies to make school better for all students.

This doesn’t have to be time consuming or expensive.

You can make the difference between a child hating school, and one who feels included and supported, as one mum describes:

‘My son, ‘Adam’, spent the whole of his games lessons from reception to year 4 log rolling around on the grass and hopping like a frog. When he was really fed up, he would pick and eat daisies…In year 4, we moved him to a new school. The teachers there invested time in him, modelled what he needed to do, and supported him to join in to the point he represented the school in matches’.

This website provides books and resources to help you make your school more inclusive for students with SEND.

The changes and interventions I suggest come from over 10 years experience as a children’s Occupational Therapist, during which time I have worked with over 50 schools and my 7 years experience of parenting an Autistic child.