SEND Saturday 18 June 2018

SEND Saturday

On Saturday 16th June, thirteen teachers gathered at the Institute of Education in London for SEND Saturday. The idea for the event initially came from Mark Pepper who happened to mention the Struggle Saturday's that used to be run many years ago that acted as a support network for teachers of SEND pupils. Well nothing much has changed - teachers still need the chance to network, share ideas and support each other.

SEND Saturday was a proactive move by Equals whose aim has always been to provide a forum to support colleagues who teach pupils who struggle with mathematics regardless of age or ability. There were three presentations during the morning:

  • Pete Jarret spoke about 'sticking points' in pupil mathematical development,
  • Mark Pepper shared a range of games to support pupil thinking around number and,
  • Alan Edmiston shared a range of activities that are being developed in conjunction with several special schools in the north of England.

The thing that stood out and made the morning memorable was the collaborative nature of our time together and the high level of engagement with the activities. What also emerged was the range of innovative ways colleagues are using to both engage their children with mathematics. Many of these will be shared during future editions of Equals and also explored further during future events of this type - watch this space.


Alan Edmiston


If you want to be added to a SEND Saturday email list, please email Alan.