Computing – Including Pupils with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND)
At St Philip's we believe that Computing has the potential to empower pupils with SEND and transform their lives. With the right blend of progressive, imaginative, planning and exposure to a broad range of tools and technologies with comprehensive support it is possible that all children can fulfill their potential – in computing and throughout the curriculum.
Computing and Information Technology are essential tools for inclusion. They enable children with SEND, whatever their needs, to use technology purposefully in ways that make the wider curriculum accessible. Those with communication difficulties are able to engage with others to fully include everyone in activities and learning.
St Philip's offers children with SEND varied and engaging ways to communicate, collaborate, express ideas and demonstrate success. From making and editing artwork or music to programming animations through coding. There are also many games and apps – all pupils have an opportunity to participate, be challenged, learn and progress.
St Philip's supports children with SEND by providing:
Programming physical devices (E.g. Bee-bot) helps pupils learn to program by experiencing their code ‘come to life’ in multiple ways. Devices with outputs that include sound, movement and light ensure learners with visual or auditory impairment are included.