Assessment approaches in special schoolsHow do special schools assess pupils? This article features case studies and expert advice on how special schools can assess the attainment and progress of pupils. It also addresses some frequently asked questions about assessment.
Assessment in an outstanding all-through special schoolThis Showcase presents a case study from an all-through special school that was awarded the Department for Education's assessment innovation fund grant. You will find information on how Frank Wise School baselines, assesses and analyses the progress of its pupils.
Curriculum planning in all-age special schoolsAre there examples of curriculum planning in special schools? We look at how four special schools plan curriculum opportunities and link to another article from The Key on thematic curriculum structures. We also relay advice from one of our associate education experts on planning across the school.
Evidencing the progress of pupils with complex needsHow can we evidence the progress of pupils with complex needs? We relay advice from two of our associate education experts on evidencing the progress of pupils with complex needs. We also link to another article with case studies from special schools outlining how they assess pupil progress.
Making a classroom dyslexia-friendlyHow can a classroom be made dyslexia-friendly? We look at tips for ensuring your classrooms meet the needs of dyslexic pupils, and guidance on inclusive practice. This article also looks at examples of approaches from two schools.
Special schools: curriculum requirementsAs a special school, can we offer a reduced curriculum? We look at which types of special schools must teach all National Curriculum subjects. We look at whether special schools must follow age-related expectations and if there is a set amount of time they should allocate to curriculum subjects.
The engagement model: changes to SEN assessmentFrom September 2020, the engagement model will replace P scales 1 to 4 for children working below the standard of National Curriculum assessments in KS1 and KS2. Learn what the model covers, how to assess under it, and what to do to prepare.
Transition: pupils leaving special schoolsHow can special schools support pupil transition into employment or education? We set out guidance from the SEND Code of Practice, one of our associate experts and Babcock LDP. We also look at the role of transitions officer and link to resources from Preparing for Adulthood.
Work scrutinies: pupils with SENHow can I scrutinise the work of pupils with SEN? We relay advice from two of our associate education experts on how to assess work produced by pupils with special educational needs (SEN). We also include case studies on how two special schools conduct work scrutinies.