Best Practice

Differentiation: Time to rethink our approach?

Inclusion Pedagogy
Differentiation for pupils, including those with SEN, is important – but it does not have to be all-consuming for the teacher. Daniel Sobel and Sara Alston discuss some simple adjustments to our thinking and teaching

Callum is a sweet boy to speak with one-on-one, but he just does not like lessons, except for music.

He is at least consistent and predictable in the way he distracts his peers and annoys the heck out of his teachers. He is told off by everybody throughout the day.

There is a second application for an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) in the pipeline and the education psychologist has written some advice for the teachers. None of the staff have been able to implement the very long list of tips – or they have already been doing some of these things for months already without success.

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