Pupils with SEND

Our curriculum at Burton Road has been successfully adapted, designed and developed to ensure it is ambitious and meets the needs of pupils with SEND, developing their knowledge, skills and abilities to apply what they know and can do with increasing fluency and independence.

Children who have less significant barriers may have other reasonable adjustments such as; decreased demands, pre-teach, use of specialist equipment (as and when necessary).

Depending on the nature of the additional need, some of our pupils with SEND may require adjustments either to the curriculum or pedagogy. Examples of this may include...

SEND Science

  • Pedagogy and content adapted to suit the needs
  • Pre reading of texts used
  • Simplified texts
  • Pre teaching of key vocabulary
  • Removal of barriers such as writing by:

Matching activity

Missing words

Sticking activities


Diagrams instead of writing

Talking tins

  • Visuals to support setting up experiments
  • Dual coding
  • Dyslexia friendly texts (where appropriate)
  • Coloured paper where appropriate
  • Vocabulary mats


Specific Example 1 (EYFs) Word mats and a pre-teach on key vocabulary. Kinaesthetic activities such as planting seeds, weather observations, investigation station with equipment supported by adult-child interaction, modelling of cause and effect, opportunities to revisit and over learn.


Specific Example 2 (KS1) Children with spld in maths use a simpler way of recording data and using measurements when recording in science, pop quizzes and retrieval practices are adapted to lower demand for writing, pre-teach


Specific Example 3 (KS2)

In year 5 Properties of Materials work has been adapted to allow children to order the steps needed in an experiment by sticking rather than writing.