Supporting Pupils with Physical Difficulties
pdnet is a free to join, national network that provides professionals in education with support in promoting positive outcomes for children and young people with physical disability.
As a result of securing funding from the Department for Education pdnet have produced a standards document aimed at providing a practical structure for schools and settings to self-evaluate current provision and reflect on the effectiveness of their organisation in meeting the diverse needs of children and young people with physical disability. Standards are provided for Early Years, Schools and Post-16 settings/phases. Four key areas identify the knowledge, skills, actions and attitudes needed to successfully support and nurture a learner with a physical disability that cover:
- Vision, ambition and expectation,
- Identifying and assessing need,
- Meeting diverse need,
- Enabling individual outcomes.
A self-evaluation tool has been developed to support schools in evaluating your school’s performance against the pdnet standards.
The resources section of the pdent website is well worth a visit!