Natalie Packer, author of The Teacher’s Guide to SEN and SEND Consultant for the Academies Enterprise Trust (AET), looks at the impact this has on teaching and learning, and how teachers can meet the needs of these pupils effectively.
Just over 14 per cent of pupils in the UK are currently identified as having Special Educational Needs (SEN). On average, that equates to approximately four pupils in every mainstream class.
One of the key messages of the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice 2014 is that every teacher is responsible and accountable for every pupil in their class, including those with SEN. So what does this mean in practice for a class or subject teacher?