Classroom provision for pupils with SEND: checklist
Download our checklist to evaluate classrooms as suitable learning environments for pupils with SEND, including dyslexia, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD). Learn how to arrange classrooms to maximise opportunities for all pupils.
Use our checklist to evaluate your provision
The questions are intended as a general guideline, but you should also consider how the classroom meets the particular needs of the pupils using it.
Our checklist includes extra considerations for pupils with:
- Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
- Profound and multiple learning disability (PMLD)
- Physical needs
Use it alongside a general classroom environment checklist, such as the one from Wigan Council, which you can download from the 'quality first teaching' section of this page.
Get guidance on supporting pupils with disabilities, autism and dyslexia
Pupils with disabilities
The National Disability Authority (Ireland) publishes guidance on:
- Creating accessible classrooms
- Improving the accessibility of specialist rooms such as:
- Art rooms
- Science laboratories
- Computer rooms
Spring Common Academy, a special school in Cambridgeshire that specialises in providing for pupils with ASD, explains its classroom design on its website.
Find out how the school has effectively considered:
Read this booklet from Autism Hampshire by