SENDing Students on the Road to Success

By the time students are in Post-16 education, they are well on their path to adulthood. For SEND students, this can be a particularly challenging time as they are forced to navigate increased independence and considerations of work and higher level studies. Lainy Russell of Achieving Further offers simple solutions for teachers supporting students through this important transition time.
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In schools and colleges across the country, staff are teaching and supporting young people with a myriad of special needs and disabilities. There are so many variations and individuality to these needs, that it is almost impossible to have a ‘standard’ solution that fully and most appropriately supports each young person. Think about how many personality types there are, how much human diversity there is, what cultural differences we see, and we all see life through a unique perspective. So, you may have cerebral palsy, but who are you? Cultural beliefs, personal beliefs, gender, sexuality, extrovert or introvert, creative or practical, likes and dislikes all make up part of a person’s identity, but it is also important to ask, “what are your life goals?” Everyone will learn differently due to their unique personal identity whether they have a special educational need or disability (SEND) or not.  

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