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Hi! I'm the Deputy Head at a SEN school in Central London. I teach English and PSHE as well as leading on cyber safety as a CEOP ambassador. A number of these resources may seem a little off the wall but I try to make resources as unique and entertaining as possible. Enjoy (in moderation)

Hi! I'm the Deputy Head at a SEN school in Central London. I teach English and PSHE as well as leading on cyber safety as a CEOP ambassador. A number of these resources may seem a little off the wall but I try to make resources as unique and entertaining as possible. Enjoy (in moderation)
Angry Words! A brand new interactive game that teaches students about word classes.

Angry Words! A brand new interactive game that teaches students about word classes.

This exciting game is a whodunnit utilising the popular characters from the Angry Birds games. The 'Angry Words!' are all different word classes. Each of the 8 puzzles will help students to learn how to spot and differentiate between the different word classes. Students begin by matching the Angry Words character to their 'character description' which is really a definition for their word class. For example, Colonel Ective is 'Connective'. The 8 puzzles must be solved to crack the case of the missing egg and will test pupils' ability to recognise 8 different word classes. By completing the puzzles, students will be able to whittle down the potential criminals using the suspect grid. The powerpoint can be differentiated up or down and features the answers. Depending on your students abilities, the game could last one to three lessons. It could also be repeated over time to consolidate learning!
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'Guardians of the Grammar-xy' - Making learning grammar out of this world!

'Guardians of the Grammar-xy' - Making learning grammar out of this world!

Guardians of the Galaxy...have returned! But not as we were expecting... This game is a fun way to explore basic grammar and punctuation skills. The game takes the form of a mission where the students have to complete a series of tasks. Each mission unlocks a character from the space jail, culminating in a code breaking task. The game is a fun way to engage pupils with focusing on basic literacy skills in a way that is fun and engaging. Once downloaded, the games can be differentiated up or down to meet the needs of your students. Would particularly recommend for SEN pupils or disengaged pupils. There is a student and teacher copy included in the PDF and Powerpoint versions. It is very self explanatory-the mission reads like a story with instructions for each section. The teacher copy has the answers on it!
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Minion Maths!

Minion Maths!

A fun and light hearted game that will have even the most Maths-phobic student eagerly turning the pages! Minion Maths sees the Minions taking on the despicable El Macho en route to Paris! At each turn, students are required to consolidate their knowledge of a functional maths skill with a fun maths puzzle. This game can be adapted easily to simplify the puzzles or, if you are feeling really mean, make them harder! This game is tried and tested to engage all students but particularly those with SEN needs such as dyscalculia. Whether it is a fun way to end the week or an exciting way to embed the basics, Minion Maths is guaranteed to have your maths students engaged.
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Peer Mentoring Bundle

Peer Mentoring Bundle

This resource will save anyone looking to set up peer mentoring an awful lot of time! This bundle contains: A blurb about peer mentoring to entice potential students; A letter to parents informing them of the programme; A presentation to help train the student mentors; A FAQ sheet for potential mentors; Corridor passes for mentors/mentees; A contract for mentors to sign; An introductory 'get to know you' sheet for mentees; A log sheet for each mentoring session. All resources are easily editable!
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An Inspector Calls - Dyslexia friendly modified text

An Inspector Calls - Dyslexia friendly modified text

This version of the play is perfect for dyslexic students! No more difficulty reading, retrieving key quotes or struggling to link the words of the play to visual cues. I have created this for my dyslexic students but any students with processing difficulties or ADD would also find this layout useful. The entire text is doubled spaced and laid out in a dyslexia friendly structure. All character names are in bold making it easy to identify a change in speaker. There are visual cues throughout the text to help students make links between the words on the page and what is happening in the play. I have also highlighted key quotes and moments throughout the play which are linked to the separate question booklet that comes with the download. All quotes are highlighted in red with page number prompts. I have already used this with my students and it has increased their confidence in reading aloud and engaging with the complexities of the play. Anyone with access to IPads can open this on the devices to save printing costs!
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Relationships Poetry - A Child to His Sick Grandfather (SEN friendly resource)

Relationships Poetry - A Child to His Sick Grandfather (SEN friendly resource)

This pack features a comprehensive breakdown of the poem 'A Child to his sick Grandfather'. The poem is broken down, line by line, stanza by stanza into manageable chunks for the students. The completed work packs, once completed, function as excellent revision guides for the students. There are two separate work packs - A is more challenging than B in order to stretch certain learners. I have used these in my SEN school and students who previously struggled with poetry concepts flew through the lessons.
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Dystopian Fiction Resources - SEN friendly

Dystopian Fiction Resources - SEN friendly

These SEN friendly resources have been developed to introduce Dystopian fiction to students. Focusing on storytelling followed by recall and working memory tasks, these activities are interactive and can be printed out into kinaesthetic tasks or completed using a laptop or tablet. The pack includes: An images sheet where students infer why the images may be from a dystopian world; A powerpoint with embedded film trailers for Dystopian movies with an included notes sheet; An original piece of writing in an interview form to introduce to students what life may be like in a dystopian society. A writing frame for students to create their own is also included; A sequencing picture and text task for the Greek myth of 'Theseus and the Minotaur; A sequencing picture and text task for the story of 'The Lottery' + close exercise task; An abridged version of 'The Lottery' made more manageable for SEN students.
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Healthy Eating - PSHE

Healthy Eating - PSHE

This pack features a series of SEN friendly lessons on healthy eating. The pack focuses on: Eating a balanced diet; What calories are; How many calories young people need; How to eat a balanced diet and how exercise can help; How much sugar there is in popular drinks; Health myths busted. The lessons are interactive with plenty of visual aids.
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The Manhunt - Relationships Poetry (SEN friendly)

The Manhunt - Relationships Poetry (SEN friendly)

This pack features a comprehensive breakdown of the poem 'The Manhunt'. The poem is broken down, line by line, stanza by stanza into manageable chunks for the students. The completed work packs, once completed, function as excellent revision guides for the students. There are two separate work packs - A is more challenging than B in order to stretch certain learners. I have used these in my SEN school and students who previously struggled with poetry concepts flew through the lessons.
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Social skills & Behavioural Awareness Lessons

Social skills & Behavioural Awareness Lessons

This bundle contains 9 powerpoints and a roleplay document which could be used for whole class PSHE lessons, small group social skills, mentoring sessions or even assemblies. They have been successfully used in working with pupils at risk of exclusion, pupils with social and communication difficulties and pupils with special educational needs. The powerpoints feature structured activities, discussion questions, roleplays and quizzes. All can be easily adapted to suit the needs of your children. The full list of lessons are: The Assault Cycle, Developing Empathy (x2), Drug Misconceptions, Gun and Knife Crime, Using Language, Creating Boundaries, Learning to be respectful and An introduction to hip hop.
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An Inspector Calls - The Birlings on trial (SEN friendly resources)

An Inspector Calls - The Birlings on trial (SEN friendly resources)

These resources are a perfect way to help students, particularly those with SEN needs or low literacy levels, build their understanding of the characters and events of 'An Inspector Calls' Here are 5 mini work packs to help students decide if the Birlings (and Gerald of course) are guilty (or not guilty) for the death of Eva Smith. Each character has their own mini pack which contains: 1) A picture sequencing task 2) A text sequencing task linked to the picture sequencing task 3) A written role play task where the student imagines they are the character being grilled in court. 4) A structured paragraph task 5) An extension 'exam style' question I have also included a printable mat and character cards which are useful to use whilst reading the play. The students can order the characters from least to most moral at various teacher let points in the reading. I have also included a printable writing support sheet to help students complete the structured writing task.
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Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde - SEN friendly version

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde - SEN friendly version

This is an SEN friendly version of the 'Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde' text. I have begun using this with my students and it is proving hugely successful. Throughout, there are images to help students visualise what is happening in the story. I have also edited the story to keep the key events in the text yet making it a little more condensed for those who find reading the oft difficult language more challenging. The text has also been double spaced to help dyslexic students.
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Parents' Evening Feedback form

Parents' Evening Feedback form

A printable handout to give to parents on 'Parents' Evening'. The form is great to give parents concise and digestable feedback to take away, particularly of students who really need to take that feedback on board!
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'Guardians of the Grammar-xy' - Making learning grammar out of this world!

'Guardians of the Grammar-xy' - Making learning grammar out of this world!

Guardians of the Galaxy...have returned! But not as we were expecting... This game is a fun way to explore basic grammar and punctuation skills. The game takes the form of a mission where the students have to complete a series of tasks. Each mission unlocks a character from the space jail, culminating in a code breaking task. The game is a fun way to engage pupils with focusing on basic literacy skills in a way that is fun and engaging. Once downloaded, the games can be differentiated up or down to meet the needs of your students. Would particularly recommend for SEN pupils or disengaged pupils. There is a student and teacher copy included in the PDF and Powerpoint versions. It is very self explanatory-the mission reads like a story with instructions for each section. The teacher copy has the answers on it!
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Writing a C.V

Writing a C.V

This is an introduction to C.V writing, specifically designed for SEN students. The powerpoint guides them through the purpose of a C.V, what they should include/avoid and provide straightforward tips for creating their own. The resource also includes a editable template for a C.V which the students can use and adapt.
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She Walks in Beauty - Relationships Poetry (SEN friendly)

She Walks in Beauty - Relationships Poetry (SEN friendly)

This pack features a comprehensive breakdown of the poem 'She Walks in Beauty'. The poem is broken down, line by line, stanza by stanza into manageable chunks for the students. The completed work packs, once completed, function as excellent revision guides for the students. There are two separate work packs - A is more challenging than B in order to stretch certain learners. I have used these in my SEN school and students who previously struggled with poetry concepts flew through the lessons.
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Sonnet 43 - Relationships Poetry (SEN friendly)

Sonnet 43 - Relationships Poetry (SEN friendly)

This pack features a comprehensive breakdown of the poem 'Sonnet 43'. The poem is broken down, line by line, stanza by stanza into manageable chunks for the students. The completed work packs, once completed, function as excellent revision guides for the students. There are two separate work packs - A is more challenging than B in order to stretch certain learners. I have used these in my SEN school and students who previously struggled with poetry concepts flew through the lessons.
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Love's Dog - Relationships poetry (SEN friendly)

Love's Dog - Relationships poetry (SEN friendly)

This pack features a comprehensive breakdown of the poem 'Love's Dog'. The poem is broken down, line by line, stanza by stanza into manageable chunks for the students. The completed work packs, once completed, function as excellent revision guides for the students. There are two separate work packs - A is more challenging than B in order to stretch certain learners. I have used these in my SEN school and students who previously struggled with poetry concepts flew through the lessons.
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Neutral Tones - Relationships Poetry (SEN friendly)

Neutral Tones - Relationships Poetry (SEN friendly)

This pack features a comprehensive breakdown of the poem 'Neutral Tones'. The poem is broken down, line by line, stanza by stanza into manageable chunks for the students. The completed work packs, once completed, function as excellent revision guides for the students. There are two separate work packs - A is more challenging than B in order to stretch certain learners. I have used these in my SEN school and students who previously struggled with poetry concepts flew through the lessons.
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Supporting students' mental health online

Supporting students' mental health online

This presentation features a range of activities designed to support students avoiding FOMO and other stress related conditions linked to their online habits. The activities cover: What is FOMO? What is YOLO? What is Phubbing? Self evaluation on managing stress linked to online behaviour Good and bad advice quiz Carousel discussion sheets The difference between online and real life friends Scenarios to analyse and discuss Video links Differentiated comprehension questions The activities are already (or easily differentiated) and SEN friendly.
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Angry Words! A brand new interactive game that teaches students about word classes.

Angry Words! A brand new interactive game that teaches students about word classes.

This exciting game is a whodunnit utilising the popular characters from the Angry Birds games. The 'Angry Words!' are all different word classes. Each of the 8 puzzles will help students to learn how to spot and differentiate between the different word classes. Students begin by matching the Angry Words character to their 'character description' which is really a definition for their word class. For example, Colonel Ective is 'Connective'. The 8 puzzles must be solved to crack the case of the missing egg and will test pupils' ability to recognise 8 different word classes. By completing the puzzles, students will be able to whittle down the potential criminals using the suspect grid. The powerpoint can be differentiated up or down and features the answers. Depending on your students abilities, the game could last one to three lessons. It could also be repeated over time to consolidate learning!
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Cyber Safety - Online Grooming and how to prevent it

Cyber Safety - Online Grooming and how to prevent it

This is a presentation I deliver as a trained CEOP/Thinkuknow ambassador. This presentation is aimed at training staff but can easily be adapted to be delivered to students and/or parents. The presentation is broken in to 5 sections: Section 1: Introduction to online grooming. There is a pre-session knowledge test of key vocabulary which can be added to during the session, or alternatively turned into flash cards. Section 2: The first of 3 True or False questions. The first section focuses on how avatars and online role player games can be abused by online groomers. There are examples of concerning sites and information on the Proteus Effect. Section 3: This focuses on the acronyms and emojis that young people use to communicate about sexual behaviour. There is a easy to follow explanation of how groomers operate. Then, there is a grid with the acronyms allowing the participants to guess before giving the answers. Section 4: This focuses on bringing the learning together and looking at transcripts of chats to analyse the warning signs. There are 3 different chats, 2 with translation in cases of difficulty understanding, all of which model how online grooming can take place. Section 5: Summarises the issues and offers advice for professionals and parents on how to educate young people on the dangers online.
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Learning Games - Buy as a bundle and save a quarter off the total cost!

Learning Games - Buy as a bundle and save a quarter off the total cost!

This bundle contains all 4 of my learning games: Grand Theft Pokemon (for helping children understand language devices) Guardians of the Grammarxy (for helping children build confidence with grammar) Angry Words (for helping students understand different word types) Minion Maths (a game designed to reinforce the basic mathematical processes) Buy as a bundle and save a quarter off the total cost! These games are tried and tested and will provide hours of fun and engagement for all ages. Easy to differentiate, these games will become a guaranteed classroom staple and have your colleagues looking on enviously.
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Cyber Safety - Potential dangers of applications

Cyber Safety - Potential dangers of applications

This is an interactive presentation which can be differentiated for staff and students. As a stand alone staff training session or a PSHE lesson, the presentation focuses on the most popular applications available for young people and the potential risks that they face. The presentation provides information on 31 applications and how to safely use them. It has also gives details on how to speak to young people about app safety, cut out cards on key vocabulary, web links to useful sites and is all supported with visual cues. I am a trained CEOP ambassador and have delivered this for staff, parents and students. If you would like to verify my understanding on the topic, please read my cyber safety and PSHE related blogs at this link: http://www.tis-london.org/blog/
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