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Hi,

I am currently training in a school which has recently changed its designation to accept children with profound and complex needs. I am currently teaching in a class of 9 -all of whom have quite severe autism which I have had training and experience of dealing with (in the sense of providing a curriculum that they can access) I have just got the job for next year in the same class (having beaten the class teacher at the mo who was only on a temp contract - but thats another thread!!) and I have been told that it is a difficult class next year - going to be taking three children in wheelchairs, a couple more children with autism and 2 children with downs.

 

Just writing to ask if anyone has any experience of this and how they tailor the curriculum for these children - especially the child initiated for the children in wheelchairs.

 

Has anyone any suggestions of what I could be doing in the meantime to prepare for this or any websites to look at?

 

I am really excited by this prospect but a little worried I will be responsible for the learning of these children when I have so little experience.

 

Any help would be really appreciated! Sorry for the essay of a post!!!

 

Jo

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Hi jop

I read your other thread ,congratulations on the new job!

I dont teach in a school like yours but I visited one last week where one of my children attends 2 afternoons a week.

They have their own topic planners that are geared for SEN and it is a bought scheme, they said I could photocopy bits if i wanted .

Would you like me to find out the name of it?

Tinkerbellx

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I teach in a PMLD/SLD school (which also has provision for children with SLD and autism) and I have a very mixed class. I have a mixture of mobile SLD children, 1 who uses a power chair but is SLD and 4 very profoundly disabled children. Our curriculum is very sensory and works at quite a slow pace. If you would like to chat, give me a message and I'll be happy to talk more.

 

Nich

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Hi jop

I read your other thread ,congratulations on the new job!

I dont teach in a school like yours but I visited one last week where one of my children attends 2 afternoons a week.

They have their own topic planners that are geared for SEN and it is a bought scheme, they said I could photocopy bits if i wanted .

Would you like me to find out the name of it?

Tinkerbellx

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yes please. thanks for your help

 

Jo

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I teach in a PMLD/SLD school (which also has provision for children with SLD and autism) and I have a very mixed class. I have a mixture of mobile SLD children, 1 who uses a power chair but is SLD and 4 very profoundly disabled children. Our curriculum is very sensory and works at quite a slow pace. If you would like to chat, give me a message and I'll be happy to talk more.

 

Nich

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thanks that would be brilliant. I am really excited about taking on this challenge but as a new teacher I do find it quite daunting. There are a couple of people in school that have jsut been employed who have experience but it is a new experience for most people at my school. I am going to team teach at first which will support me but I'd love to discuss your experience and teaching methods further. I will PM you if thats ok sometime next week when I have a few spare moments!

I presume you still follow the same curriculum? How much adult help do you have? and do you still have child initiated? There are a few questions to start with but I have loads!!! From the way you set up the classroon environment to how you structure your day to your planning! I will email you soon. Its so nice to have someone in that situation to ask things. This forum is great :D .

 

thanks

jo

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Look forward to hearing from you. I actually have a KS2 class, which is a bit of a shock to my system, having taught in mainstream reception or R/1 classes for the past 3 years, but I find the ways of working very similar.

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