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Help!!! EYFS planning in a special school

Discussion in 'Special educational needs' started by laura_nipper, Jun 26, 2015.

  1. Hi, I am a teacher in the Early Years class at a special school and am really struggling with finding a suitable and effective planning format.

    I started in the class in September after 2 years in upper key stage 2. I am unhappy with how the year has gone and am desperately searching for a new system to allow a fresh start in September. The class had previously been taught by a HLTA and therefore simple planning systems had been put into place for her. I don't like these but am unsure of how to replace them.

    After lots of research I have come to the conclusion that all early years advice is aimed and mainstream and there is very little support for Early years in a special school setting. I was therefore hoping that I may find some people in similar situation on this forum who may be able to help my sending examples of their planning formats - pretty please! Am after medium term, short term and continuous provision planning formats. I also have the added difficulty of having 2 year 1 pupils and 1 year 2 pupil so need to try and include some coverage of the KS1 curriculum. I am getting 2 new pupils who I currently know very little about but the rest of the class are working at P5 and below, mainly below P3.

    Is there anyone who would be willing to share ideas?! I feel like I am going to loose my mind lol
  2. Jo3Grace

    Jo3Grace New commenter

    Hello Laura

    Please don't lose your mind. Are you a member of the SLD forum - this is a government hosted email network for people working in special schools. Your request is the sort of thing that is very common on the forum and I'm sure people there would have exemplar planning to share with you.

    Kind regards

    Jo grace
  3. jessed

    jessed New commenter

    Hi Laura,

    I teach an ASD mixed ability class of foundation phase, KS1 and KS2.I am happy to share ideas/offer any help - if you private message me I will let you know my email address.
  4. Thank you for signposting me to the SLD forum, sounds great!
  5. jumpingstar

    jumpingstar New commenter

    I would also like some advice as in the same situation!
  6. dzil

    dzil Occasional commenter

    The sign up for the SLD forum is here:


    It works via e-mail, you can just receive the e mails from other teacher's questions and get the advice given in them or send in questions yourself. The subscribers tend to be these actually working in special schools and the other professionals who support them. It's not unusual to receive advice from the top names in the field. It's practical and inspires thought. TES Special forum and the SLD forum are a great start for any support and advice in this very specialised field.
  7. Hi I've just been browsing the forum looking for anything on EYFS planning as I'm about to begin teaching in a special needs school tomorrow. Is there any way jessed that I could have a look at your planning to give me an idea?

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