Lumley Infant & Nursery Site: Great Lumley, County Durham DH3 4JL | Tel: 0191 388 5292 | Email:
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Lumley Primary Federation

How we adapt the curriculum and learning environment for children & young people with SEN

In order to meet the needs of each individual child, we adapt the curriculum and learning environment for pupils with SEND. This is done in consultation with parents/carers, other professionals and the children themselves. Teachers are well skilled at adapting teaching to meet the diverse range of needs and abilities of the pupils in each class, using a range of strategies to develop pupils’ knowledge, understanding and skills. Daily planning takes into account individual pupil’s needs and requirements. Differentiation is approached in a range of ways to support access and ensure that all pupils can experience success and challenge in their learning.

Examples of how we may adapt the curriculum and learning environment:

  • Individualised planning and a modified curriculum
  • Standardised visual timetables in all classrooms to support children to organise their day and develop their independence
  • A variety of teaching styles e.g. active lessons, outdoor learning
  • Adult support – this could be in-class support, small group work or 1:1 support
  • Visual supports such as ‘now and then’ boards or checklists to make tasks more manageable
  • Small group work interventions to support a range of needs
  • Resources to support gross and fine motor skills
  • Sensory space

More details on how we adapt information, our environment and curriculum can be found in the Accessibility Plan which you can find in the School Policies section of our website.