I'm a trainee English teacher, just started in September. I've no experience at all with SEN and have had no training on this from school or uni. Have been working with a Y7 class who have a range of SEN diagnoses and behaviours between them - ADHD, autism traits, learning difficulties/disabilities. There are also some in the class who are low literacy due to EAL or have missed a lot of school due to medical or cultural reasons. There are 17 in the class and they are very needy, very very difficult to keep on task and behaviour. I have just found out this will be one of 'my' classes, i.e. I'll be teaching them a lot. I have been trying to find out the best strategies for teaching these children, especially looking for info on ADHD/ ASC, but I can only find online stratgies for 'managing' their behaviour, rather than actuall teaching them in a style that is adapted so they can better learn. As far as I can see the teacher is not adapting his style of teaching, which is quite traditional. Does anyone have any advice, please? I mentioned it to someone at uni and she suggested group and project work - is this really a good idea? Googling tells me that it can work but only if they are with good work role models - there are none in the group.