Quest for learning is a guidance and assessment resource to support teachers and classroom assistants of learners with profound & multiple learning difficulties (PMLD), providing ideas for and pathways to learning.
The links for the origional ‘Routes to learning’ and the new ‘Routes to Literacy and Numeracy’ can found here.
Southern Ireland NCSE
On this page there are links to hundreds of pages of curriculum documents. Its an increadible document with hundreds of ideas.
Fountaindale School developed their own Play curriculum and have just had a favourable OFSTED inspection. There work is all around the child and its really worth a look so here are the pages with all the links for the ‘Creative Curriculum’ course.
Developing personal pathways
In this article, Barry Carpenter discusses how the learning needs of our children with CLDD are changing, as the conditions that the children present with are also changing. We need to deepen our understanding of these changing learning styles in order to more accurately meet their needs.
Barry Carpenter OBE, CBE
Useful Links from Barry Carpenter
In this page Professor Barry Carpenter gives lots of links to sites wjich may be of use to those people looking at new curriculums in their schools.
Prof. Barry Carpenter OBE, CBE
Reflections of the Rochford Review
As one of the Rochford review members Richard is well placed to comment on the review itself read more here…
Richard Aird. OBE
Useful websites from Barry Carpenter
Here is an updated list of websites suggested by Professor Barry Carpenter CBE 2018
Curriculum and Assessment conference March 2019
Here are the notes from the curriculum conundrum in Manchester.
Here are the notes from the course run by Fountaindale School about implementing a play curriculum.
Disengaged to Engaged a new lens on behaviour management.
Engagement is fundamental to high quality teaching; it is the life- force for effective learning. Professor Barry Carpenter CBE
and missing the point is a great paper from Peter outlining his view of the Rochford revue as presented on our curriculum conference in December 2016
Escaping the culture...
Richard Aird is a passionate speaker and very experienced in his field. He is one of the members of the Rochford Revue panel and he did a great presentation on our CLDD day. Here is his presentation and his notes.
Richard Aird, OBE.
The training materials cover the following areas of special educational needs (SEN) and special educational needs and disabilities (SEND):
- Severe learning difficulties (SLD)
- Profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD)
- Complex learning difficulties and disabilities (CLDD)
They are presented in 16 modules within four subject groups and look into topics such as communication and interaction, the context of specialist teaching, insights from neuroscience, working with families, and the legislation around SEND.