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Adapting mathematics to reduce barriers – SEND project

How can the teaching of mathematics in mainstream be adapted to reduce the barriers to learning for children with an identified need?

Who can take part?

This Work Group is designed for primary teachers in mainstream settings to develop their understanding of adaptation of the curriculum to meet the needs of pupils with SEND.

What is involved?

his Work Group will explore designing effective learning and teaching strategies to support the progress for pupils with SEND.

Participants will focus on researching a range of strategies and resources, and activities will include lesson analysis and lesson design. This programme will take place across the equivalent of five days.


  • Greater understanding of barriers to learning and how these affect particular students with SEND Understanding
  • Improved access to the maths curriculum and inclusive practice
  • Understand approaches to assess pupils’ prior learning, so that learning sequences take this into account
  • A resource compiling of the case study exemplifications of what has worked with particular students with specific SEND in mathematics learning

What is the cost?

his Understanding the characteristics of SEND Innovation project is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is free to participating schools.

*The London Central and West Maths Hub reserves the right to charge a £75 fee for non-attendance to the sessions or for cancellations to any of the sessions with less than 1 weeks’ notice.**


Pre-Work Group Task Due – 09.01.23

Session 1 – 23.01.23 1-3pm

Session 2 – 20.02.23 1-3pm

Session 3 – 20.03.23 1-3pm

Session 4 – 24.04.23 1-3pm

Celebration session – 15.05.23

Location: Castlebar School, Hathaway Gardens, W13 0DH

(Lunch will not be provided but you will have time to go to the local shops or bring your own)


Please see Adapting mathematics to reduce barriers Project Flyer here and application form here.

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