Special Educational Needs resource collections

Classroom resources index

Explore best practice in special needs teaching by browsing our resource collections, all created and recommended by SEN teachers and SENCOs.


Developing Motor Skills

  • Help your students improve their gross, fine and oral motor skills with this useful selection of ideas and activities.


  • A diverse group of resources, all with activities and ideas linked to the Paralympic Games.

Supporting spelling

  • A selection of strategies and ideas to help your students improve their spelling.

Workstation ideas

  • Easy-to-use guidance and activities linked to workstation use and TEACCH.

Deaf awareness

  • A diverse selection of resources looking at raising awareness of deaf pupils and how they can be supported within the classroom.

Autism awareness

  • A special selection of resources to support the teaching of pupils with autism across different age ranges and settings.

Inspiring reluctant writers

  • A whole lot of ideas to get you and your pupils inspired! Includes ideas for visual literacy, using web tools and so much more!

Spring has sprung

  • Lots of seasonal resources and ideas, covering a number of areas of SEN and different age groups, that might be useful in your classroom!

Music magic with makaton

  • A selection of videos with supporting sign language that encourage participation in a fun but structured way.

Getting to grips with money

  • A collection of highly rated resources that support this important life skill: from developing simple coin recognition to beginning to manage money appropriately.

Essential information: P scales

  • Great SEN based guidance and ideas to support planning and assessment across a number of subjects.

Make maths count

  • A handy selection of maths resources, from P-Scales to interactive items to use in your classroom.

Symbol based activities and resources

  • A set of symbol based ideas, including a mixture of Widgit and PCS symbols.

Sign language for your classroom

  • A selection of resources that can help develop a sign language friendly environment. From videos offering advice to great printables - it’s all here!

Let’s get cooking

  • Lots of recipes, plans and other useful items that will support cookery in the SEN classroom through the use of symbols, photos and step by step approaches.

Sensory matters

  • A selection of items designed to help you undertake multisensory activities and approaches within your classroom.

Symbol support for your classroom

  • Symbols are useful across many classroom areas including communication, organisation and managing behaviour. Here’s a selection to get you started!

Visual timetable resources

  • A super selection of different visual timetable resources: with symbols, photographs, clip art and illustrations.

Supporting learning through technology

  • Making use of assistive technology and web resources has always been important in settings where pupils might need extra support.

Autism Spectrum resources

  • This collection of resources offers information for teaching professionals, along with advice and strategies to aid inclusion of ASD pupils.

Moderate learning difficulties resources

  • The category of MLD is wide ranging. These resources can be used in a variety of contexts.

Visual support

  • These resources give clear visual support to pupils, often incorporating PCS, Widgit or sign language symbols.

Working with pupils with BESD

  • This collection covers a range of teacher needs, and offers support for helping pupils with EBD to make steady progress.

Special needs teaching resources