Institute of Education


SEND in Initial Teacher Training (ITT) project

Towards best practice in special educational needs and disability for teacher education

This project focuses on exploring the best way to prepare beginning teachers for working with children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in the classroom and supporting them in achieving effective inclusion in the classroom.

Project partners:

  • UCL Institute of Education
  • Swiss Cottage School, Development and Research Centre

Summary of methods
Funders and contributors

SEND in ITT project materials

A range of materials, as well as the project report and roadmap, were developed with the SEND in ITT project. These can be useful to other initial teacher education providers, schools, SENCOs, school managers and local authority advisory staff. The route also known as the "SEND Additional Experience" references to this in the curriculum and other materials.

The Year 2 (NQT Year) materials were developed based on an existing module - Developing Professional Enquiry Skills, which has been used over a number of years for development of reflective practice in the NQT year. Thus the Year 2 module is named as Developing Professional Enquiry Skills - SEND or DPES-SEND.

Curriculum materials
Project report and roadmap