Best Practice

Teaching pupils with SEN

Inclusion Pedagogy
Every child is different and there is no such thing as a typical SEN pupil. However, by sticking to some basic principles of good teaching, we can offer effective support to ensure our SEN learners make progress. Matt Bromley explains

Learning is messy. First, not all types of learning are observable and not all learning occurs as a direct – and immediate – response to teaching...

For example, if I taught a pupil how to identify bias in a non-fiction text and they identified an example of bias in the pages of the Daily Mail in the same lesson, I couldn’t be certain that they had learnt the various interconnected skills of – to name but a few – skimming, scanning, and detecting inference, and were able to apply those skills to the pages of the Daily Mail as well as to The Guardian and online on Wikipedia and Facebook, and would know how to do so in history and economics not just with me in English.

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