Timetabling in special schools
Create your school timetable successfully by following our guidance. Find out what you need to consider before and during the planning process. You can also see examples of timetables from a range of special schools.
What you need to know before you start
Your pupils' needs
You can find these in their education, health and care (EHC) plans.
Map out the interventions that need to take place along with any extra social, emotional or physical needs.
Your school curriculum
Know what needs to be taught in each subject by the end of each half term. Work out how much teaching time needs to be allocated for you to cover this.
Can you meet your pupils' needs and teach everything included in your curriculum maps? If not, you will need to reconsider your curriculum maps.
Prioritise core subjects and any key social, emotional or physical needs that need to be met.
Your staff expertise
Think about whether your staff can fill the range of expertise needed for your school so you