The Effective Practice Hub holds a wealth of useful resources to help support children and young people with physical disability.

Free to access, resources available include information and advice leaflets, case studies, risk assessment examples and ‘top tips’.

All resources have been written and shared by professionals from across the physical disability sector and then quality assured by the pdnet Editorial Board.

Please note although all resources included within the Effective Practice Hub have been quality assured, pdnet can accept no responsibility for any actions taken or not taken solely by reference to their contents. Please remember that every child and young person with physical disability is unique and that you should seek advice from the appropriate professionals before implementing any changes.

Checklist for Setting Access Visit

Early Years

Health & Safety e.g. risk, manual handling

Description

A checklist for Early Year’s settings to support and enable inclusion and independence for children aged 0-4.

This resource links to the Early Years pdnet Standards 2.1 and 2.4

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8 Scissor Skills

Early Years, School

Training

Description

Ideas for developing cutting skills including pre-cutting exercises, activities that require no additional equipment and examples of cutting shapes.

This resource links to the Early Years pdnet Standard 3.1 and the Schools pdnet Standards 4.1 and 4.2

Author

Leicestershire County Council

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9 Play Clay and Dough

Early Years

Training

Description

Activities to improve skills with play dough to help support development across the foundation stage.  This includes recipes for play dough and play clay.

This resource links to the Early Years pdnet Standard 3.1

Author

Leicestershire County Council

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Top Tips Early ICT Skills

Early Years

Top Tips, Training

Description

Top Tips to support pupils in the Early Years ICT Skills.  This includes keyboard and touch typing skills and troubleshooting tips.

This resource links to the Early Years pdnet Standard 4.6

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Top Tips Early Skills

Early Years

Top Tips, Training

Description

Top Tips on technology to support and develop pupils in the Early Years ICT Skills.

This resource links to the Early Years pdnet Standard 4.6

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Top Tips Risk Assessment

Early Years, School

Top Tips, Training

Description

Information to consider when completing Risk Assessments including links to relevant websites and professionals to contact.

This resource links to the Early Years pdnet Standard 4.4 and Schools pdnet Standard 4.1

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Duchenne Training Slides

Early Years

Training, Conditions

Description

Training slides on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) providing, key issues to consider, strategies to enable access to the school day and curriculum and further information.

This resource links to the Early Years pdnet Standards 1.4, 2.6, 3.4

 

Author

Solihill Metropolitan Borough Council

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Inclusion in Physical Education and School Sports

Post 16

Health & Safety e.g. risk, manual handling, Well-Being

Description

Information and advice on inclusion in Physical Education and School sports.

Author: Leicestershire County Council

This resource links to the Post 16 pdnet Standard 4.2 and pdnet Schools Standard 4.2

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Ideas for Finger Gym Boxes

Early Years, School

Training

Description

How to create a finger gym and ideas on items to include.  A finger gym can support the development of fine motor skills and can be used to promote social skills if shared with a peer.

This resource links to the Early Years and Schools pdnet Standards 2.1, 3.1, 4.1

Author

Essex County Council

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Disability Rights Fire Safety Advice for Learners with PD

School, Post 16

Health & Safety e.g. risk, manual handling, Useful Links e.g. LA, charities, government

Description

Fire safety risk assessment supplementary guide that provides additional information on accessibility and means of escape for disabled people.

This resource links to the Schools pdnet Standard 1.1 and Post 16 pdnet Standard 1.1

Author

Department for Communities and Local Government Publications

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Pdnet Medical Needs

School, Post 16

Training, Health & Safety e.g. risk, manual handling, Well-Being

Description

Information regarding the Department for Education guidance to supporting pupils at School with Medical Conditions.

This resource links to the Schools pdnet Standard 1.1 and Post 16 pdnet Standard 1.1

Author

Jane Carter

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Individual Environmental Access Audit

Early Years, School

Health & Safety e.g. risk, manual handling

Description

A risk assessment that suggests the reasonable adjustments schools should consider to enable a child access to the school and its curriculum.

This resource links to the Early Years pdnet Standards 1.5, 3.1, 3.7, 4.5 and Schools pdnet Standards 1.5, 3.1, 3.6, 4.4

Author

Solihill Metropolitan Borough Council

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The Role of the Teacher working with Pupils with PD

School

Top Tips, Guidance

Description

Tops tips for Teachers working with pupils with physical disabilities.

This resource links to the Schools pdnet Standard 1.4

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Pdnet Top Tips Early Skills

Early Years, School

Top Tips, Training

Description

Top Tips on technology to support and develop pupils in the Early Years ICT Skills.

This resource links the Early Years and Schools pdnet Standards

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Top Tips for LSA Supporting Pupils with PD

School

Top Tips, Guidance

Description

Tops tips for Learning Support Assistants supporting pupils with physical disabilities.

This resource links to the Schools pdnet Standard 1.4

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Durham Pupil Risk Assessment Form Example

School

Health & Safety e.g. risk, manual handling

Description

A pupil risk assessment form including the assessment of tasks and the pupils ability and levels of independence.

This resource links to the Schools pdnet Standard 1.4

 

Author

Durham County Council

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Checklist for School Access Visit

School, Post 16

Health & Safety e.g. risk, manual handling

Description

A checklist for School settings to support and enable inclusion and independence for children

This resource links to the Schools pdnet Standard 2.1 and 2.4 and Post 16 pdnet Standard 2.1

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Pupil Profile and Advice Template

School, Post 16

Health & Safety e.g. risk, manual handling, Well-Being

Description

A Pupil Profile and Advice form to support Physical Disability teams level of intervention.

This resource links to the Schools pdnet Standard 2.1 and 3.6 and Post 16 pdnet Standard 3.6

Author

Solihill Metropolitan Borough Council

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WCC SEND Toileting Guidance

Early Years, School

Guidance, Training

Description

Guidance on special toileting needs in schools and early years’ settings.

This resource links to Early Years and Schools pdnet Standards 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.6, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5

Author

Warwickshire County Council

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Secondary PE Leaflet Advice

School

Guidance, Health & Safety e.g. risk, manual handling, Well-Being

Description

Supporting Secondary Pupils with Physical Disabilities in P.E

This resource links to the Schools pdnet Standard 2.1 and 3.1

Author

Solihill Metropolitan Borough Council

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The Educational Implications of Epilepsy

Early Years, School

Guidance, Conditions

Description

A resource intended to support staff in improving educational outcomes for students who have epilepsy.

This resource links to the Early Years and Schools pdnet Standards 1.4, 2.1, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.3, 4.5

Author

Hampshire County Council

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Swimming Checklist

School, Post 16

Health & Safety e.g. risk, manual handling

Description

A checklist to support pupils with a physical disability during their swimming lessons.

This resource links to the Schools pdnet Standard 2.4, 3.1 and 4.4 and Post 16 pdnet Standard 4.4

 

Author

Karen Gillman, Birmingham PDSS

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Implications for Hydrocephalus

Early Years, School

Guidance, Conditions

Description

Information on possible implications of Hydrocephalus

This resource links to the Early Years pdnet Standard 2.6 and Schools pdnet Standard 2.4

Author

Shine

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Warwickshire Access Pro forma

School, Post 16

Health & Safety e.g. risk, manual handling

Description

An access pro forma to support pupils with a physical disability at school.

This resource links to the Schools pdnet Standard 2.4 and Post 16 pdnet Standard 2.4

Author

Warwickshire County Council

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A Manual Wheelchair in School

School, Post 16

Guidance, Health & Safety e.g. risk, manual handling

Description

Information and advice for schools and settings on manual wheelchairs.

This resource links to the Schools pdnet Standard 3.2 and Post 16 pdnet Standard 3.2

Author

Gloustershire County Council

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A Splint in my Shoe

School, Post 16

Guidance, Health & Safety e.g. risk, manual handling, Well-Being

Description

Information and advice for schools and settings on splints.

 This resource links to the Schools pdnet Standard 3.2 and Post 16 pdnet Standard 3.2

Author

Gloustershire County Council

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A Standing Frame in my Classroom

School

Guidance, Health & Safety e.g. risk, manual handling, Well-Being

Description

Information and advice for schools and settings on standing frames in school.

This resource links to the Schools pdnet Standard 3.1

 

Author

Gloustershire County Council

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Have you thought about adapted PE

School, Post 16

Guidance, Health & Safety e.g. risk, manual handling

Description

Adapted and modified physical education ideas across a range of sports for including children and young people with physical disabilities.

This resource links to the Schools pdnet Standards 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2 and Post 16 pdnet Standard 3.4, 3.5

Author

Hampshire County Council

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An Electric Wheelchair in School

School, Post 16

Guidance, Health & Safety e.g. risk, manual handling, Well-Being

Description

Information and advice for schools and settings on electric wheelchairs in school.

This resource links to the Schools pdnet Standard 3.2 and Post 16 pdnet Standard 3.2

 

Author

Gloustershire County Council

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Doing Fine

School, Post 16

Guidance, Training, Well-Being

Description

Practical ideas to support fine motor development.

This resource links to the Schools pdnet Standard 3.2 and Post 16 pdnet Standard 3.2 

Author

Maggie Kelly, Victoria PDSS

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Getting Around School with a Walking Aid

School, Post 16

Guidance, Health & Safety e.g. risk, manual handling

Description

Information and advice for schools and settings on walking aids in school.

This resource links to the Schools pdnet Standard 3.2 and Post 16 pdnet Standard 3.2

 

Author

Gloustershire County Council

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PE; Including children and young people with physical disabilities

School, Post 16

Guidance, Health & Safety e.g. risk, manual handling

Description

Information and advice for including children and young people with physical disabilities in PE.

This resource links to the Schools pdnet Standard 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2 and Post 16 pdnet Standard 3.4, 3.5

Author

Hampshire County Council

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Risk Assessment for Home Working

School, Post 16

Health & Safety e.g. risk, manual handling

Description

A risk assessment form for staff to complete when working from a pupils home.

This resource links to the Schools pdnet Standard 3.1 and Post 16 pdnet Standard 3.1

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Supporting Achievement for Pupils with PD in PE

School, Post 16

Guidance, Training

Description

Information and advice on supporting achievement for pupils with a physical disability in P.E

This resource links to the Schools pdnet Standard 3.2 and Post 16 pdnet Standard 3.2

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Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions

School

Training, Useful Links e.g. LA, charities, government

Description

Templates to aid schools supporting pupils with medical conditions.  Templates include an individual healthcare plan, a record of medicine administered and a model letter inviting parents to contribute to individual healthcare plan development.

This resource links to the Schools pdnet Standard 3.2

Author

Department for Education

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Planning School Trips

School, Post 16

Guidance, Health & Safety e.g. risk, manual handling

Description

Information and checklists for planning school trips in the UK and abroad.

This resource links to the Schools pdnet Standards 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4 and Post 16 pdnet Standard 1.5, 3.4, 3.5, 4.4

Author

Hampshire County Council

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Top Tips for Crossing the Midline

School

Top Tips

Description

Top Tips and exercises to develop crossing the midline skills.

This resource links to the Schools pdnet Standard 3.2

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Top Tips for Left-Handers with PD

School

Top Tips

Description

Top Tips to support the development of left-handers.

This resource links to the Schools pdnet Standard 3.2

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Using Specialist Seating in Schools or Settings

School

Guidance, Training

Description

Daily and weekly guidance on using specialist seating in schools or settings.

This resource links to the Schools pdnet Standard

Author

Warwickshire County Council

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Top Tips Seating and Posture

School, Post 16

Top Tips

Description

Top Tips and advice on good seating and posture that aids stability and concentration.

This resource links to the Schools pdnet Standard 3.1 and Post 16 pdnet Standard 3.1

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Swimming Symbols

School

Training

Description

Widget symbols linked to swimming.

This resource links to the Schools pdnet Standard

Author

Widgit software

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6 Finger Gym and Suppliers

School

Training, Health & Safety e.g. risk, manual handling, Well-Being

Description

Ideas of activities to help promote fine motor skills.

This resource links to the Schools pdnet Standard 4.1 and 4.2

 

Author

Leicestershire County Council

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Spina Bifida

School, Post 16

Guidance, Conditions

Description

Information and advice for schools on understanding and responding to pupils the Spina bifida.

This resource links to the Schools pdnet Standards 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 2.4, 4.4 and Post 16 pdnet Standard 4.4

Author

Gloucestershire County Council

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7 Two Handed Tasks

School

Training, Health & Safety e.g. risk, manual handling, Well-Being

Description

Ideas of activities to encourage children to use both hands and promote bilateral integration.

This resource links to the Schools pdnet Standard 4.1 and 4.2

 

Author

Leicestershire County Council.

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PNI Transition planning

School, Post 16

Training, Health & Safety e.g. risk, manual handling, Well-Being, Conditions

Description

A case study on early planning for transition of a pupil with a physical and neurological impairment.

This resource links to the Schools pdnet Standard 2.1, 2.4, 3.6, 4.2, 4.3 and Post 16 pdnet Standard 2.1, 3.6

Author

Essex County Council

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10 Point Checklist to Help Decide if a Child or Young Person Needs a Handling Plan

School, Post 16

Health & Safety e.g. risk, manual handling

Description

A checklist to help decide if a child or young person needs a manual handling plan.

This resource links to the Schools pdnet Standard 4.4 and Post 16 pdnet Standard 4.4

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10 Writing Rap

School

Training

Description

A Rap to help children sit correctly when writing.

This resource links to the Schools pdnet Standard 4.2

Author

Ann Markee and Andrea Bennington

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PNI Guidance on Sleeping in School

School, Post 16

Training, Health & Safety e.g. risk, manual handling, Conditions

Description

Guidance on pupils with a physical and neurological impairment sleeping in school.

This resource links to the Schools pdnet Standard 2.2, 3.1, 3.5, 4.2, 4.4 and Post 16 pdnet Standard 3.5, 4.4

Author

Essex County Council

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Construction Toys

School

Guidance, Health & Safety e.g. risk, manual handling

Description

Information and advice for schools and settings using construction toys.

This resource links to the Schools pdnet Standard 4.2

 

Author

Gloustershire County Council

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PNI Good practice guidance for intimate care

School, Post 16

Training, Health & Safety e.g. risk, manual handling, Conditions

Description

Good practice guidance for intimate care of pupils with a physical and neurological impairment.

This resource links to the Schools pdnet Standards 1.2, 2.1, 2.4, 4.3, 4.4 and Post 16 pdnet Standards 1.2, 4.4

Author

Essex County Council

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Developing Writing Skills for Pupils with Motor Co-ordination Difficulties

School

Guidance, Health & Safety e.g. risk, manual handling

Description

Information and advice for schools on developing writing skills for pupils with motor co-ordination difficulties.

This resource links to the Schools pdnet Standard 4.2

 

Author

Gloustershire County Council

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Planning a school residential trip

School

Health & Safety e.g. risk, manual handling

Description

Questions and actions required when planning a school residential trip for a child/student with additional needs.

This resource links to most of the Schools pdnet Standards

Author

Warwickshire County Council

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Fine Motor Skills Activities

School

Guidance, Training

Description

Activities to support the development of fine motor and handwriting skills.

This resource links to the Schools pdnet Standard 4.1 and 4.2

Author

Worcestershire County Council Children’s Services

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Physical Management Planning

School, Post 16

Training, Health & Safety e.g. risk, manual handling, Well-Being

Description

Training slides to support physical management planning for pupils with physical difficulties in a mainstream setting.

This resource links to the Schools pdnet Standards 1.3 and 3.1 and Post 16 pdnet Standards 1.3, 3.1

Author

Victoria P.D.S.S

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Finger Gym*

School

Training

Description

Exercises to warm up the fingers before starting fine motor activities.

This resource links to the Schools pdnet Standard 4.1 and 4.2

*Linked to Handbook Curriculum

 

Author

Andrea Bennington

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PD Template for Management Plan

School, Post 16

Health & Safety e.g. risk, manual handling

Description

A management plan template for pupils with PD.

This resource links to the Schools pdnet Standards 1.2, 1.5, 2.1, 3.3, 3.5 and Post 16 pdnet Standards 1.2, 1.5, 2.1, 3.3

Author

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

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Neuromuscular Conditions

School, Post 16

Guidance, Training, Conditions

Description

Information and advice for schools on understanding and responding to pupils the Neuromuscular conditions.

This resource links to the Schools pdnet Standards 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 2.4, 4.4 and Post 16 pdnet Standard 4.4

Author

Gloucestershire County Council

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Motor Skills Advice for Secondary Schools

School, Post 16

Guidance, Useful Links e.g. LA, charities, government

Description

Motor skills advice for secondary schools including, tips for good posture, practical ideas for the secondary curriculum and accessibility of the curriculum through ICT.

This resource links to the Schools pdnet Standards 2.5, 3.1, 4.5 and Post 16 pdnet Standard 4.5

Author

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

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Handbook Curriculum

School

Guidance, Training, Health & Safety e.g. risk, manual handling, Well-Being

Description

A handbook that details strategies and activities to help improve skills in each subject of the school curriculum.

This resource links to the Schools pdnet Standard 4.1 and 4.2

 

Author

Andrea Bennington

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Motor Skills Advice for Primary Schools

School

Guidance, Useful Links e.g. LA, charities, government

Description

Motor skills advice for primary schools including, fine motor activities, tips for good posture and accessibility of the curriculum through ICT.

This resource links to the Schools pdnet Standards 2.2, 2.5, 3.1, 4.5

Author

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

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Self Esteem*

School

Training, Well-Being

Description

Links to the Handbook Curriculum, strategies and activities to help improve self-esteem.

This resource links to the Schools pdnet Standard 4.1 and 4.2

*Linked to Handbook Curriculum

Author

Andrea Bennington

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Managing Intimate and Personal Care in Schools and Post 16 Settings

School, Post 16

Guidance, Useful Links e.g. LA, charities, government

Description

Non-statutory guidance for managing intimate and personal care to children and young people with additional support needs in schools and settings.

This resource links to the Schools pdnet Standards 1.1, 1.2, 2.4, 3.5, 4.4 and Post 16 pdnet Standards 1.2, 3.5, 4.4

Author

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

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Inclusion in Physical Education and School Sports

School

Health & Safety e.g. risk, manual handling, Well-Being

Description

This resource links to the Post 16 pdnet Standard 4.2 and pdnet Schools Standard 4.2

Information and advice on inclusion in Physical Education and School sports.

This resource links to the Schools pdnet Standard 4.2

 

Author

Leicestershire County Council

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Mainstream Physical Education for the Student who uses a Wheelchair

School, Post 16

Guidance, Training, Health & Safety e.g. risk, manual handling

Description

Considerations for staff when teaching a student who uses a wheelchair.

This resource links to the Schools pdnet Standards 3.1, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4 and Post 16 pdnet Standards 3.1, 4.4

Author

Regency High School Specialist Sport College

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Pupil Pushing a Wheelchair

School, Post 16

Training

Description

A procedure for a pupil pushing a young person in a wheelchair.

This resource links to the Schools pdnet Standard 4.4 and Post 16 pdnet Standard 4.4

 

Author

Warwickshire County Council

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Individual Environmental Access Audit

School, Post 16

Health & Safety e.g. risk, manual handling

Description

Reasonable adjustment suggestions for schools and settings when completing an environmental access audit.

This resource links to the Schools pdnet Standards 1.5, 3.1, 3.6, 4.4 and Post 16 pdnet Standard 1.5, 2.3, 3.6, 4.4

 

Author

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

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Risk Assessment – Crutches

School, Post 16

Health & Safety e.g. risk, manual handling

Description

A risk assessment for the use of a mobility aid (crutches) around school.

This resource links to the Schools pdnet Standard 4.4 and Post 16 pdnet Standard 4.4

 

Author

Warwickshire County Council

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Including Children and Young People with Medical Needs

School, Post 16

Guidance, Training

Description

Information on including children with medical needs in school linked to the statutory guidance ‘Supporting pupils with medical conditions at school’

This resource links to the Schools pdnet Standards 1.1, 2.3, 2.4, 3.3, 3.4 and Post 16 pdnet Standards 1.1, 3.3, 3.4

Author

Jane Carter 

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Risk Assessment – Manual Wheelchair

School, Post 16

Health & Safety e.g. risk, manual handling

Description

A risk assessment for the use of a manual wheelchair around school.

This resource links to the Schools pdnet Standard 4.4 and Post 16 pdnet Standard 4.4

 

Author

Warwickshire County Council

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Ideas for Finger Gym boxes

School

Guidance, Training

Description

How to create a finger gym and ideas on items to include.  A finger gym can support the development of fine motor skills and can be used to promote social skills if shared with a peer.

This resource links to the Schools pdnet Standards 2.1, 3.1, 4.1

Author

Essex County Council

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Risk Assessment – Wheelchair use

School, Post 16

Health & Safety e.g. risk, manual handling

Description

A risk assessment for the use of a powered wheelchair around school.

This resource links to the Schools pdnet Standard 4.4 and Post 16 pdnet Standard 4.4

 

Author

Warwickshire County Council

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Equality and Human Rights Reasonable Adjustments for Disabled Pupils Guidance

School, Post 16

Guidance, Curriculum, Useful Links e.g. LA, charities, government

Description

Guidance to help school leaders and education authorities understand and comply with the reasonable adjustments duty for disabled pupils.

This resource links to the Schools pdnet Standards 1.1, 3.1 and Post 16 pdnet Standards 1.1, 3.1

Author

Equality and Human Rights Commission

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Cerebral Palsy Power Point training slides

School, Post 16

Training, Conditions

Description

Training slides on Cerebral Palsy providing, techniques and strategies to include and support children with Cerebral Palsy in the school day.

This resource links to the Schools pdnet Standards 1.4, 2.2, 2.4, 3.4 and Post 16 pdnet Standard 3.4

Author

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

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Top Tips Risk Assessments

School, Post 16

Health & Safety e.g. risk, manual handling

Description

Information to consider when completing Risk Assessments including links to relevant websites and professionals to contact.

This resource links to the Schools pdnet Standard 4.4 and Post 16 pdnet Standard 4.4

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Assessing the risk

School, Post 16

Guidance, Health & Safety e.g. risk, manual handling, Well-Being

Description

Information on assessing risks within schools including risk rating guidance and a risk assessment matrix.

This resource links to the Schools pdnet Standards 1.2, 1.5, 4.4 and Post 16 pdnet Standards 1.2, 1.5, 4.4

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Top Tips Support CYP with PD to Organise

School

Top Tips

Description

Top Tips to support children and young people with a physical disability to develop organisational skills.

This resource links to the Schools pdnet Standard 4.3

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Advice for Education Settings

School, Post 16

Guidance, Training

Description

Advice for education settings for including pupils with physical disabilities in sports day and athletics.

This resource links to the Schools pdnet Standards 1.2, 2.1, 3.1, 4.1 and Post 16 pdnet Standards 1.2, 2.1

Author

Essex County Council

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Warwickshire Pupil Handling Risk Assessment Template

School, Post 16

Health & Safety e.g. risk, manual handling

Description

A risk assessment template for pupil handling including guidelines.

This resource links to the Schools pdnet Standard 4.4 and Post 16 pdnet Standard 4.4

 

Author

Warwickshire County Council

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Wheelchair Awareness

School, Post 16

Training, Health & Safety e.g. risk, manual handling

Description

Information and advice on pushing a pupil in a wheelchair around school.

This resource links to the Schools pdnet Standard 4.4 and Post 16 pdnet Standard 4.4

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WM classroom guide

School

Useful Links e.g. LA, charities, government

Description

A classroom guide to understanding working memory and how to support children with learning difficulties who may experience poor working memory skills.

This resource links to the Schools pdnet Standard

Author

Working Memory and Learning

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Supported Internship Guidance

Post 16

Useful Links e.g. LA, charities, government

Description

Guidance for supporting internships within further education colleges, sixth forms in academies, maintained and non-maintained schools independent specialist providers, other providers of study programmes and local authorities.

This resource links to the Post 16 pdnet Standard

Author

Department for Education

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16 to 19 Study Programmes Guidance

Post 16

Useful Links e.g. LA, charities, government

Description

Planning and delivery of 16 to 19 study programmes

This resource links to the Post 16 pdnet Standard

Author

Department for Education

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Inclusion of Swimmers with a Disability

School

Useful Links e.g. LA, charities, government

Description

A publication containing information on teaching swimmers with a disability

This resource links to the Schools pdnet Standard

Author

The asa

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SEND Reform Guide

Post 16

Useful Links e.g. LA, charities, government

Description

Organisational effectiveness guide and self-assessment tool to help providers and local authorities to assess their current effectiveness in relation to implementing the Children and Families Act and to drive improvements in provision.

This resource links to the Post 16 pdnet Standard

Author

Department for Education

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Supporting Children and Young People to Stay Safe Online

School, Post 16

Guidance, Well-Being

Description

This resource is written for schools to pass information to parents when there are concerns about CYP using the internet.  It is informed by information from Gloucestershire Police Service.

This resource links to the Schools pdnet Standards 1.1, 1.4, 3.5, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6 and Post 16 pdnet Standards 1.1, 1.4, 3.5, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6

Author

Gloucestershire County Council

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pdnet Case Studies, Special School

School

Conditions, Case Studies

Description

A case study in Special Schools for children and young people with Global Development Delay, Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy, Alternating Hemiplegia.

This resource links to the Schools pdnet Standard 1.1, 1.3, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4

Author

Gloucestershire County Council

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pdnet Case Studies, School

School

Conditions, Case Studies

Description

A case study in Schools for children and young people with Achondroplasia, Spina Bifida, Hydrocephalus, Cerebral Palsy-Spastic Quadriplegia.

This resource links to the Schools pdnet Standard 1.1, 1.3, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.3, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4

Author

Gloucestershire County Council

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Audit Tool for Transition Planning

School, Post 16

Health & Safety e.g. risk, manual handling

Description

A resource to support initial setting audit of provision in preparation for a CYP with PD. If printed landscape on A3 paper the tool can be folded to make a booklet.

This resource links to the Schools pdnet Standards 1.1, 1.2, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.6, 3.5, 4.1, 4.3, 4.4 and Post 16 pdnet Standards 1.2, 2.1, 3.1

Author

Gloucestershire County Council

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