Best Practice

Full school re-opening: Supporting SEND pupils

As schools re-open to all students, those with SEND may well need more support. Stephanie Glenister outlines how we can help pupils – both those who have been attending school during lockdown and those who have been at home – to transition back into ‘normal’ school life

Help your pupils re-adapt to learning in a larger environment

Reassure pupils who have been attending school in person: Some of your pupils with SEND have likely been coming into school during the national lockdown because of their status as vulnerable children. These pupils may now struggle with a sudden increase in their class size and changes in routine as your school opens up to all children. Reassure your pupils and talk to them about what is happening so they feel prepared for having more of their peers in school with them (for tips, see the section below “speak to pupils about what's going on”).

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