How are we dealing with increased levels of violence in schools?
Are we equipped to ensure children are working through their difficulties?
How can we support children with SEND to make good progress?
How can nature support curriculum and assessment requirements?
Across the country, primary schools are increasingly expected to retain and support children with complex learning and behavioural needs. Alongside their peers, inclusion can have many benefits but also produce many challenges. Ensuring we are able to meet learning, social and emotional needs means we are giving the children the skills to ensure they are equipped to learn. This course takes a look at how the outdoors can offer many solutions to the challenges we face. We take a look at the current use of outdoor spaces and how, with little cost and some organisation, children of all ages and abilities can move, interact, experiment and learn. Considering developmental needs of Children in Care, we also take a look at how the outdoors supports the ‘backfilling’ sensory needs, essential for brain development in an age-appropriate manner.
Current figures and trends
Identifying the challenges
Child brain development – sensory and cognitive development
Are we helping or hindering?
Optimum use of resources
Funding and finances
Parents as partners
Developing action plans
Establishing a team
Vision and continuity