10 top tips for providing inclusive PE

Girl with SEN on the running track taking part in inclusive PE

Physical education (PE) is vital and there’s a reason the National Curriculum ensures that all children should have the opportunity to engage in PE. It is important that children develop an enjoyment and passion for physical education! In this article, the experts at TTS discuss how education professionals and parents alike can promote inclusive PE and make it inclusive irrespective of ability.

Nuffield Health launches new wellbeing programme for North East schools

Nuffield Health SWAP at Benton Dene Special School

A SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability) school has become the first school in Tyneside and Northumberland to benefit from a free wellbeing programme developed by the award-winning private healthcare group, Nuffield Health.
Members of staff from Nuffield Health Newcastle Hospital and Nuffield Health Fitness & Wellbeing Gym in Gosforth launched the new School Wellbeing Activity Programme (SWAP) at Benton Dene Special School in Longbenton, as part of a country-wide campaign to educate children about positive physical and mental health.

EnviroGo Mobile Recycling Bin is on the Move

EnviroGo bin

New from Leafield Environmental is the EnviroGo, a range of stylish recycling bins that make waste segregation at source an even easier proposition. 

The distance between the place where recyclate is generated and that from where it is collected can be substantial. Mixed recyclate may be manageable but glass or paper weigh heavy and is not easy to transport.

The EnviroGo addresses this problem by having a front, moulded-in handle and two non-marking wheels that provide excellent mobility and manoeuvrability, removing the need for carrying heavy sacks to a point of disposal. 

Techcess Communications

Techcess Communications Chart

Techcess is dedicated to helping people with little or no speech communicate more effectively. Driven by the satisfaction of our users, we passionately supply & support innovative 'talking technology'. We work to find the most appropriate technology for the user. We supply access peripherals, such as eyegaze and other access products.
 
Score consists of:
 
·         A set of paper based communication boards
·         An extended communication binder
·         A comprehensive communication page set for Mind Express.
·         Implementation plans & Test books
·         Score Wallpaper
 

Pod classrooms designed with additional needs in mind

Pod classrooms

Pupils from Mid Wales with additional needs associated with autism have debuted innovative new pod classrooms, designed with their additional learning needs in mind.
The IAD Company has flipped the conventional portable classroom approach to additional learning space on its head with the design and installation of six groundbreaking classroom pods at Ty Bronllys, near Brecon.
As the brainchild of the award-winning company, the pods are among the first of their kind designed specifically for students with complex needs associated with autism.

Exciting circus entertainment and workshops for schools!

Children playing at the circus workshop

Bezerkaz Circus/ Sensoryscape is an exciting and renowned circus entertainment and workshop provider with almost 20 years’ valuable experience in the field of SEND. 
Offering both exciting performances with a range of amazing skills and comedy, added to amazing sensory performances with giant bubbles, music and LED glow performances- many of our regular clients are Special schools and respite centres. 
Our circus workshops are perfectly accessible to all and experience and careful planning has led us to adapt many circus skills to be better suited and achievable to suit all levels of ability.  
We are 100% committed to inclusion and love focusing on an individual’s taste and preference of skill- so as to help them participate and enjoy trying a skill. 

School’s Out(side) for All: Donated Wheelchair Macs make Playtime Inclusive

Children in wheelchair Macs at Castle School

It’s a sad reality that schools nationwide are feeling the bite of long term budget cuts, putting even basic services and routine maintenance at risk.
 
Nowhere is the impact more cruelly felt than specialist faculties such as Cambridge’s Castle School, a registered charity providing complete care for children with complex physical, mental, behavioural and learning disabilities.
 
With a higher ratio of specially trained staff to pupils, current allocations often only just cover the salary bills.  This leaves little for essential disability equipment such as hoists, motorised scooters, and wheelchairs, plus sensory aids including therapy balls and toys.
 

Gratnells Maker family products a hit at Knights Templar School 

Gratnells Maker family products at Knights Templar School 

The Knights Templar School in Baldock opened its doors in September 1939 with 182 local and evacuee children on the roll. Today it is a modern, government funded academy serving 1300 students. It is consistently rated amongst the top 10 schools in the UK and the core curriculum and after-school clubs provide a strong focus on STEAM subject areas.