SEND Work Group

Understandng the Characteristics of SEND When Teaching Mathematics to both Primary & Secondary Pupils
"Giving your students roots to grow and wings to fly."

Supporting students with SEND in maths to flourish

The Work Group is for:

KS1, KS2, KS3 and KS4 practitioners

Teachers and TAs (ideally TAs should attend with a teacher from the same school)

SEND and Mainstream settings

The sessions will cover topics aimed at increasing pupil participation and enjoyment in mathematics, as well as improving pupil progress through a growth mindset. Teachers will be given the tools to allow pupils to go above and beyond their expectations and that of the professionals.

  • Using and extending the use of the Concrete Pictorial Abstract (CPA) in the classroom
  • Exploring the use of specific manipulatives and how they are best suited to particular mathematical content
  • The language of mathematics and strategies to promote mathematical talk
  • Specific Learning Difficulties including Dyscalculia, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia
  • Identifying and supporting students with Maths Anxiety
  • Strategies to develop positive mindsets in students
  • Cognitive Load Theory (CLT): how it impacts students and ways to reduce CLT in the classroom
  • Exploring The Forgetting Curve and the power of retrieval practice
  • Use of diagnostics to identify specific needs of pupils
  • Ideas to support students with word problems and problem-solving activities
  • The use of games in the maths lesson
  • Developing links with the wider community
  • There is an expectation that participants will complete gap tasks between each session



Bracknell Forest, Wokingham, Reading & West Berkshire

Friday 4th Feb 2022 (full day - in-person) 9.30am to 3.00pm

Mon 14th March 2022 (pm online) 2pm to 5.30pm

Mon 9th May 2022 (pm online) 2pm to 5.30pm

Thurs 9th June 2022?(full day - in-person) 9.30am to 3.00pm

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Swindon & Wiltshire

Friday 18th Feb 2022 (full day - in-person) 9.30am to 3.00pm

Mon 28th March 2022 (pm online) 2pm to?5.30pm

Mon 23rd May 2022 (pm online) 2pm to5.30pm

Tues 14th June 2022 (full day - in-person) 9.30am to 3.00pm

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