Fundamentals for Inclusion - Learning Support

Fundamentals for Inclusion - Learning Support

About Fundamentals for Inclusion - Learning Support 


Our Fundamentals for Inclusion for Learning Support training explores quality first teaching strategies to promote inclusive practice in mainstream primary and secondary school classrooms. It draws upon recent research evidence and provides opportunities to critically consider key issues, work collaboratively and share good practice with other SEND colleagues.  The whole course focuses upon working towards impact in settings with an emphasis on individual schools and their starting points.


Feedback from Last Year

“The Fundamentals for Inclusion training this morning was thought provoking, reflective, interesting and all aimed to improve whole school impact for all pupils.  Thank you.”



Each session will provide schools with the materials and resources to disseminate to colleagues and impact on practice back in school.  The first 4 sessions will run from 09:30-14:30.  The final session will be 09:30-12:30.
Session 112.10.2023: Introduction to Fundamentals for Inclusion - What does inclusion look like in mainstream schools? What are the barriers are and how inclusion can be developed in practice?
Session 2 – 18.01.2024:Inclusive classroom practice to support literacy and language needs.
Session 3 – 21.03.2024: Inclusive classroom practice to support memory and processing difficulties.
Session 4 – 23.05.2024: Inclusive classroom practice to support Maths difficulties.
Session 5 – 20.06.2024: Final thoughts and school showcase/review.


Session 1- Inclusion, school belonging and self-efficacy  


Action Cycle Audit Tool

Explicit Instruction One Pager Jamie Clark

Flexible Grouping Prompt

PSSM Original Goodenow 1993

Adapted PSSM Primary Wagle et al 2018

EEF 5 a Day Principle

EEF Blog Flexible Grouping: what is it and why use it?

Feedback Form January 2024

Session 2- Language and Literacy  


EEF Reflection Tool

Heavy, Medium and Light Scaffolding

EEF Scaffolding Guidance

Vocab in Action Poster

Vocab in Action Misconceptions

Help sheet Language

Vocabulary Games

Word Wise Whizz Template

Word Map Format

Word Aware

Microsoft Word Dictate and Immersive Reader Guide

Help sheet Reading

Help sheet Writing



Session 3- Memory and Processing 


Effective use of TAs Scaffolding Framework EEF

EEF Recommendations TAs

EEF TAs 10 Reasons Why

CAER Working Memory Poster

Memory Model

Cognitive Load Theory, One Pager by Jamie Clark

Dual Coding Theory

Romeo and Juliet Dual Coding Example

Photosynthesis Dual Coding Example

Dual Coded Task Plan

Memory and Processing Help Sheet

Jamie Clark Teaching Summaries (including thinking out loud and retrieval practice)

Beneath the surface of cognitive science, EEF Summary

EEF Summary Metacognition

EEF Metacognition 7 Step Model

EEF Questioning Habits Tool- EEF

Examples of metacognitive questions

Exam Wrapper

See think wonder




Session 4- Maths  

Introduction to Clicker and Tips

Clicker Basic Training Video

Docs Plus Info

Frayer Model

Help Sheet - The Frayer Model

Call Scotland - Definition of Dyscalculia

Attitudes to Math Survey - Kelly 2020 (Maths Anxiety)

Using the White Rose Maths Schemes of Work with Pupils with SEND (Blog)

Judy Hornigold's Tips for using Maths Manipulatives

Ipad Apps for Learning with Dyscalculia/Numeracy Difficulties

Resource Sheet - 45 Number Facts

Dot Patterns Resource

EEF - Planning and Think Aloud for Maths

Catlin Tucker's Math Journal User Guide

EEF - Recommendations for Maths Poster Early Years to KS1

EEF - Recommendations for Maths Poster KS2 to KS3




Session 5- Study and Organisational Skills and Review  

Apps to Support Study and Organisational Skills

Study and Organisational Skills Top Tips Secondary








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