Resources and Links

Resources to support your special needs pedagogue


  • British Association of Teachers of the Deaf (BATOD)
  • Complex Needs Materials Training materials for teachers of learners with severe, profound and complex learning difficulties
  • Deafness Cognition and Language (DCAL) Research Centre DCAL brings together  leading Deaf and hearing researchers in the fields of sign linguistics,  psychology, and neuroscience
  • The Dyslexia SpLD Trust acts as the important communication channel between government, leading dyslexia organisations, parents, schools, colleges, teachers and the sector
  • EEF Toolkit The Sutton Trust-EEF Teaching and Learning Toolkit is an accessible summary of educational research which provides guidance for teachers and schools on how to use their resources to improve the attainment of disadvantaged pupils
  • The Encyclopaedia of Informal Education exploring informal education, lifelong learning, social pedagogy and social action
  • Evidence-Based Teachers Network is open to anyone in the teaching profession interested in using evidence based methods either in their classroom or as a strategy for improving learning in their school or college
  • Inclusion Development Programme (IDP)  A suite of materials aimed to support teachers, teaching assistants & trainee teachers to increase their knowledge and skills in working with children & young people with a range of special educational needs (SEN)
  • LAMB Resources Advanced training materials for autism; dyslexia; speech, language and communication; emotional, social and behavioural difficulties; moderate learning difficulties
  • Lesson Study run by a group of education professionals who have extensive experience of promoting and developing Lesson Study in the UK
  • Method Space a multidimensional online network for the community of researchers, from students to professors, engaged in research methods
  • Nasen Primary School Training Resources A whole school approach to improving access, participation and achievement
  • NASEN SEND Gateway an online portal offering education professionals free, easy access to high quality information, resources and training for meeting the needs of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)
  • The National Sensory Impaired Partnership (NatSIP) National Sensory Impairment Partnership is a partnership of organisations working together to improve outcomes for children and young people with sensory impairment
  • School Experience The DfE school experience programmes provide information and valuable support if you are interested in becoming a teacher and can help strengthen your application for initial teacher training
  • Sign Bilingual Consortium website promoting and supporting bilingual deaf education in the UK. who believe in the use of British Sign Language and English equally to give the best to deaf children throughout their education and at all phases.
  • Skills Test Find information and guidance on the professional skills tests for trainee teachers in literacy and numeracy
  • SSAT The SSAT works closely with schools to improve outcomes for children, enhance teacher quality, develop students as independent learners
  • Teachers Toolbox looks at teaching from an evidence based point of view through concise video overviews of key subjects, backed up by further reading, document downloads
  • Teaching and Learning Research Programme TLRP was the UK’s largest ever educational research programme.  It coordinated some 700 researchers in over 100 investments
  • TES Special Educational Needs Forum Join hundreds of special needs practitioners in the TES Special Needs Group. Whether you work in a special needs school or you’re an SEN practitioner in mainstream you’ll find lesson ideas and inspiration here




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