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Crooked Steeple Resources (SEND, MFL, Literacy, Other)

I am a SEND (special educational needs) specialist and produce resources for a range of subjects, age groups and needs, as well as resources and information for SEND professionals. I also specialised in teaching modern foreign languages, so have a range of resources aimed at MFL teachers, many of which are fully inclusive for students with SEND. More recently I have worked as a SEN teacher, autism outreach teacher, education writer and advisory teacher for a local authority.

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I am a SEND (special educational needs) specialist and produce resources for a range of subjects, age groups and needs, as well as resources and information for SEND professionals. I also specialised in teaching modern foreign languages, so have a range of resources aimed at MFL teachers, many of which are fully inclusive for students with SEND. More recently I have worked as a SEN teacher, autism outreach teacher, education writer and advisory teacher for a local authority.
SENCO Survival Kit - audits, checklists and booklets for staff (whole school approach to SEN)
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SENCO Survival Kit - audits, checklists and booklets for staff (whole school approach to SEN)

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This is a SENCO survival kit to help to implement a whole school approach to SEN. Included is: A staff SEND audit (along with descriptions) for you to audit your staff training needs and confidence in working with students with SEND. A quality first teaching SEND for you to use on learning walks / observations to identify good practice and areas for development. Two booklets for staff - one on supporting students with dyslexia / literacy difficulties, and one on supporting students with speech, language and communication needs. Focus is on quality first teaching in the mainstream classroom. A powerpoint about dyslexia to deliver to staff. A powerpoint about SLCN to deliver to staff. Suitable for primary, secondary and FE. The author is a senior advisory teacher, trainer and writer in the field of SLCN.
Staff CPD Session - SEN - social, emotional and mental wellbeing
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Staff CPD Session - SEN - social, emotional and mental wellbeing

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This is a detailed powerpoint presentation for a staff CPD session - suitable for primary, secondary and FE. Audience: teachers, teaching assistants, support staff, leaders. Discusses what is meant by social, emotional and mental health, explores risk and resilience factors. Activity on how to identify pupils with difficulties. Links with SEN and particular difficulties for this group. Facts and figures included on why this is a current issue. Discusses what schools can do to support this group and improve wellbeing. Video links included. Links to useful organisations and websites.
Staff CPD SEN - Bumper pack - SLCN, Dyslexia, SEMH, Social Communication
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Staff CPD SEN - Bumper pack - SLCN, Dyslexia, SEMH, Social Communication

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Enough SEN CPD to last all year! A presentation on supporting dyslexic students in the mainstream classroom - with a booklet for staff containing the same information. A presentation on supporting students with speech, language and communication needs - again with booklet for staff containing the information. A presentation on supporting students with social, emotional and mental health needs. A presentation on social communication skills - along with two activities. Suitable for primary, secondary and FE. Teachers, school leaders and teaching assistants. The author is a senior advisory teacher, writer and trainer in the field of SEN.
Creating an invention to improve life of elderly people - SEN / ASDAN / PSHE / Citizenship
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Creating an invention to improve life of elderly people - SEN / ASDAN / PSHE / Citizenship

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Young Apprentice style competition for group work - enough to cover at least 6 lessons. First lesson is an introduction to some of the difficulties that elderly people face at home and in the community. Pupils then work in groups to design and make a protype for an invention which could help. Final lesson is when groups present their ideas and vote on the winning design. Originally used for a SEN group as an ASDAN challenge.
Teaching Assistant's Survival Kit - BUMPER PACK OF USEFUL RESOURCES!
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Teaching Assistant's Survival Kit - BUMPER PACK OF USEFUL RESOURCES!

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This is the Teaching Assistant’s Survival Kit - a bumper bundle of resources and information useful for all teaching assistants, new and experienced, primary and secondary. This kit contains 21 different resources. Begin by reading the powerpoint ‘Teaching Assistant’s Survival Kit Overview and Instructions’ which outlines how to use each resource. Kit contains: Overview and Instructions Powerpoint. Task Management Boards Storyboards. Various Essay Planning Templates. Pupil Writing Checklist. Maths Mat or useful Maths facts. Ten Games to practise topic-specific and general vocabulary. Narrative bookmarks to aid reading comprehension. Times Tables fortune tellers - an activity pupils of all ages love. Working in a group powerpoint, discussion and poster - useful when delivering interventions or doing any group work. Plenary Dice - prompts to lead discussions about learning. Phonics / Visual letter recognition games - snap and pelmanism. Information booklet about how to support pre-reading skills. Information booklet about supporting reading skills. Information booklet about supporting spelling, punctuation and grammar. Learning Self-Audit Profile to support students’ independence. Blank wordsearch grid. Information Sheet and activity for students about revision and examination technique. Oral Presentations planning sheets and self-evaulations for students. Goal Setting Template to support students to work towards goals.
Sports in German
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Sports in German

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Powerpoint introducing sports in German including lots of activities such as points games and matching exercises.
Meine Zeitreise Y9 German Project
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Meine Zeitreise Y9 German Project

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Project on time travel I did with my Year 9 class towards the end of the year. Pupils begin be designing and describing a time machine, then decide when and where they want to travel to, describe what they did during the journey, what they took with them, what they forgot to take and their opinion of the trip. At the end pupils bring it all together into a cartoon strip or chat show interview. Also used some German film trailers as starter actvities (all found on youtube). Pupils really enjoyed this project - made a change from doing the usual holidays topic.
Staff CPD presentation - Classroom strategies for supporting dyslexic students
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Staff CPD presentation - Classroom strategies for supporting dyslexic students

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Presentation to be used for a staff CPD session. Brief introduction as to what is meant by dyslexia followed by twenty easy-to-implement classroom strategies, which will require little or no additional planning. Suitable for teachers and teaching assistants at KS2, 3, 4 and 5. Focus is on quality first teaching strategies and enabling dyslexic students to access the curriculum. Suitable for a whole school or department refresher or initial training session on dyslexia and aimed at those who have little / no prior experience of the topic. Writing by a senior advisory teacher, trainer and author in the field of special educational needs.
Parts of the body in German
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Parts of the body in German

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Powerpoint introduing parts of the body in German including games and 'create a monster' - pupils work in pairs throwing dice and saying the German sentences, everytime they roll that number they have to draw that body part on their monster - gives some very interesting creatures!
Group debate / discussion skills
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Group debate / discussion skills

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This is two or three lessons worth of work (depending on size of class). First lesson introduces what is meant by effective group discussion / debating skills. There is a group discussion task (cards attached) and links to several videos showing good and bad examples of discussion. Lesson two gives each small group chance to prepare for their own group debate (prompts included, discussing arguments / counter arguments etc). Then groups take part in their debate and prompts included for self- and peer-feedback. Originally used with an SEN class for their ASDAN course. Also relevant for speaking and listening skills, communication groups, debating groups.
GERMAN Present tense verbs - powerpoint, worksheet and test
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GERMAN Present tense verbs - powerpoint, worksheet and test

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Powerpoint introducing how verb ending change in the present tense in German - includes activities and a battleships game. Discusses regular and irregular verbs. Worksheet about the present tense in German. Test on present tense verbs endings which can be done the following lesson (set learning for homework?)
Parts of the body
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Parts of the body

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Bart Simpson to label with body parts in German and then catchphrase game - one shape disappears at a time, first team to say the right answer gets the point.
Pets in French
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Pets in French

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Powerpoint introducing pets in French and including games. Enough for three or four lessons. Introduction of vocabulary, speaking activities, writing tasks, match ups, games, tests. Moves on to adding adjectives, giving opinions and writing longer paragraphs.