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Adapting the curriculum for children with SEN

How we adapt the curriculum and learning environment for children with SEN


At Holt Farm Infants, we believe that an inclusive education means supporting all our of pupils to learn, contribute and participate in all aspects of school life alongside their peers. Our curriculum includes, not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum, but also a range of additional opportunities to enrich the experiences of our children. Our curriculum also includes the social aspects that are essential for them to be able to access and enjoy learning as well as the development of independence.


We adapt the curriculum and learning environment for pupils with SEN:


  • Use a range of teaching and learning styles
  • Differentiation/adjustments made to learning materials.
  • Access to ICT and Technology
  • Provide additional in class support
  • Provide additional out of class support where appropriate
  • Provide enrichment and enjoyment opportunities to stimulate and motivate learning
  • Use flexible groupings – including small group work and intervention
  • Ensure that all pupils have access to the school curriculum and all school activities.
  • Help all pupils achieve to the best of their abilities, despite any difficulty or disability they may have.
  • To identify at the earliest opportunity, all children that need special consideration to support their needs (whether these are educational, social, physical or emotional)
  • Ensure that teaching staff are aware of and sensitive to the needs of all pupils, teaching pupils in a way that is more appropriate to their needs.
  • Work in partnership with parents/ carers, pupils and relevant external agencies in order to provide for children’s special educational needs and disabilities.
  • Make suitable provision for children with SEND to fully develop their abilities, interests and aptitudes and gain maximum access to the curriculum.
  • Ensure that all children with SEND are fully included in all activities of the school in order to promote the highest levels of achievement.
  • Give every child the entitlement to a sense of achievement.
  • Use appropriate rewards and sanctions
  • Regularly review our school policy and practice in order to achieve the best outcomes for our children.


More details on how we adapt our environment and curriculum can be found in the Accessibility policy within the of school policy section of our website.