Special Educational Needs Essay

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Eurfon Davies May 2012 ------------------------------------------------- Module XUE 2041 Professional Studies Assignment 2 Special Educational Needs The Code of practice states that subject teachers should make effective provision for all pupils. What strategies can be used in order to effectively include pupils with special educational needs in design and technology? This assignment will look at how children with additional learning needs (ALN) can be effectively included within a mainstream secondary school. We shall utilise the Code of Practice to further understand and define special educational needs, pupil requirements and teacher obligations. Appropriate literature shall be used to research various strategies used by schools and teachers in order to include all learners. We shall also briefly examine some common categories of ALN, and the author will also reflect upon recent firsthand experience of using and evaluating various strategies in a secondary school Design and Technology classroom, and how the school holistically manages Special Educational Needs. “Children have special educational needs if they have a learning difficulty which calls for special educational provision to be made for them.” (Code of Practice, 2004 Pg 17) The above definition taken from the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice for Wales states that children who have learning difficulties and require any provisions made for them in order to be fully included in an educational establishment will have ‘special educational needs.’ These provisions can range from
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