Access to Learning


  • Follow and understand language used in the classroom
  • Follow the class routine
  • Be independent with learning


The links below provide resources for you to use to support Access to Learning; you may need to create a free account to be able to download them:

One example of a Visual, Auditory, Kinaesthetic (VAK) questionnaire to establish a child/young person’s preferred learning style (external link).

A link to the Brain Boxx website providing information on, for example, memory techniques and multiple intelligences (external link).

Please read about guidelines for ‘Reasonable Adjustments’ for secondary (11-18 years old) aged students (external link).

Please read government guidance on Access Arrangements for KS2 SATS (external link).

Free resources, for example; visual timetables, non-verbal communication cards, traffic light emotion cards (external link).

Teaching Children to Listen: A practical approach to developing children’s listening skills (Paperback) Liz Spooner (author), Jacqui Woodcock (author) – great resource for Attention and Listening activities for a whole school approach, ages 3-11 (external link).


Below are 2 examples of word maps that can be used to support the teaching of curriculum vocabulary.

Word Map 1

Word Map 2