The aim of the Northern Ireland Curriculum is to empower young people to develop their potential and to make informed and responsible decisions throughout their lives. It has an explicit emphasis on the development of skills and capabilities for life-long learning and for contributing effectively to society. All pupils should have opportunities to acquire, develop and demonstrate these skills in all areas of the curriculum in ways which are appropriate to their individual needs.
A range of curriculum resources are available to support teachers in meeting the diverse needs of pupils with special educational needs. Each of the curriculum resources aim to provide teachers with support in the planning, teaching and assessment process within the classroom. All these resources are aligned with the Northern Ireland Curriculum.
‘Every Sport for Everyone’ means exactly what it says. It means that every sport can be adapted in some way to include all players, with and without a disability. A disability can refer to an intellectual disability or a physical disability. It is important that every individual is included in sport and this can be achieved across all sports.
The resources contained within Every Sport for Everyone are aimed at anyone who helps pupils take part in sport, including teachers, teaching assistants, coaches and parents. They are particularly useful if you are taking a group of pupils who are of mixed ability or if only some of the pupils in the group have a disability. The resources provide ideas on how to ensure the sports are as inclusive as possible.
Stories are an engaging way to spark thinking about science. These stories have been developed for Key Stage 3 learners with cognitive difficulties. Each topic has both a fictional and a factual version of the story. This allows for repetition of key ideas and also caters for differing preferences.
These literacy units for Key Stage 3 learners with cognitive difficulties use engaging scenarios taken from the media around them to develop their literacy skills. They provide teachers with unitised teaching frameworks to enhance learning and make it more exciting, dynamic and effective for the learners.
These thematic units have been developed to support the delivery of a vibrant and motivating curriculum for learners aged 3–19 with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD).
This thematic unit for Key Stage 1 learners aims to provide teachers with support in the planning, teaching and assessing of PDMU within the curriculum.
This thematic unit for Key Stage 2 learners aims to provide teachers with support in the planning, teaching and assessing of The World Around Us within the curriculum.
These resources give learners an opportunity to explore some of the issues and challenges that will face them as independent adults. LLW reading books have been developed to support the thematic units.
We have developed a collection of resources specifically for SEN that will support you in embedding and developing the Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities in your classroom.