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Learners with learning difficulties/disabilities

As a result of the SEN Green Paper, Support and Aspiration: A new approach to special educational needs and disability (DfE 2011), LSIS has been supporting providers to share effective practice around working with learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities.  This section of the Excellence Gateway  showcases some of the effective practice discovered through the Green Paper project. It also signposts users to additonal sources of support.

Phase 1 of the work was undertaken in 2010/11. Nine regional clusters were formed with 54 providers taking part in the project.

Regardless of whether you are a principal, a learning support assistant, a teacher, a teacher trainer or trainee teacher you will find something here to interest you.

Phase Two of the work got underway in October 2012. It involves 211 providers, working in 36 clusters, across the 9 regions. As the development work evolves we will post updates here for the sector.

You might also be interested in knowing about what further training opportunities and resources LSIS offer the sector to support provision for learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities

NIACE was commissioned by LSIS to write a case study about a partnership between the charity Ambitious about Austim and Barnet and Southgate College that is supporting a small group of young people with complex autism to access college and other community based services. The case study is accompanied by two briefing papers.