Author(s): Various (a working group funded by the Global Learning Programme for Wales)

This resource was developed through collaboration between Special Schools participating in the Global Learning Programme. Its development was facilitated by the Global Learning Programme for Wales and brought together Special Education settings from both England and Wales.

It aims to include pupils across the whole SEND / ALN range. The bank of ideas developed is by no means exhaustive and teachers are encouraged to adapt and extend these to meet individual needs within their own settings. Many of the activities suggested will support those holistic priorities for individuals such as those discussed at annual review meetings, for example aspirational outcomes agreed within EHCP (England) and targets set within IDP (Wales) Therefore the overall purpose of the resource is to build readiness and capacity for life and living skills in a global context.

This resource is informed by current curriculum reform in Wales, which focuses on the Donaldson Report – Successful Futures, Independent review of Curriculum and Assessment Arrangements in Wales (2015) and additionally incorporates recommendations from The Rochford Review: Final Report. Review of assessment for pupils working below the standard of national curriculum tests (2016) for assessing pupil engagement.

The examples of practice given include both specific and general ideas, all of which can be enhanced through the implementation of eTwinning projects with partner schools across Europe (

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