SEN Personalised Learning Task

Framework for Personalised Learning

This framework is intended to help you prepare for your school-based task. We suggest you read it through and then come back to it when you need to focus on its different sections in more detail.

This framework described here is based on one originated by Professor Klaus Wedell, which has been revised and updated in the light of the move towards more personalised teaching and learning. It describes the cycle of assessment, decision-making, teaching and review involved in meeting pupils’ needs, which has become part of every school’s practice and is set out in the SEN Code of Practice.

Teaching Cycle

What is personalised learning?

Personalised learning is about tailoring the curriculum and teaching methods to the needs of pupils so that all can progress, achieve and participate. It strengthens the link between teaching and learning by engaging pupils, and their parents/carers, in learning. Personalisation is relevant to all pupils, with and without SEN. This framework describes how to assess individual needs and plan the best teaching approaches to meet them. Although it focuses on pupils with learning difficulties, the process of planning to meet the needs of these pupils is, in essence, the same as planning to meet the needs of other pupils. The difference is that, for pupils with learning difficulties, personalisation will involve extra or different provision from that given to most other pupils of the same age.

The framework- personalising provision for pupils with SEN

The sections will help you to think through the process of personalisation for pupils with learning difficulties. Although teachers will more usually meet pupils whose learning needs are already recognised and who are already receiving a personalised curriculum, this framework starts right at the beginning of the process, when concerns begin to be raised that a pupil is not making the kind of progress that would be expected for his or her age.