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An inclusive curriculum: Three waves of support

Changes to the structure and delivery of teaching at Uppingham Community College are helping SEND students, including adaptive teaching and three waves of curriculum support. Clare Duffy explains
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We know that high-quality adaptive teaching is crucial for all students in supporting them to achieve their full potential. Yet it can be argued that such effective teaching is even more crucial for our vulnerable learners with SEND.

For these students in particular the process of continually adjusting, adapting, and assessing within the classroom can yield the greatest benefits.

At Uppingham Community College in order to meet the needs of all our learners we have made significant changes to the way we structure and deliver our teaching, shaping our school community in the process.


An inclusive culture

We have strived to create an inclusive culture which supports high-quality adaptive teaching in every classroom. Over the past few years we have integrated an Enhanced Resource Provision (ERP) to support students with autism and complex needs, a small cohort of predominately SEND students called Mainstream+, and a significant increase in the number of Education, Health, and Care Plans across our student population.

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