Category: SEND Resources

In this section of the Axcis blog, you will find articles, classroom resources and much more to support your SEND practice. For a quick summary of what’s available, take a look at our SEND Resources Overview. We hope that you’ll find what you are looking for on here. If not, get in touch and let us know what you need, and we will do our best to find it and add it!

Planning for an autism friendly Christmas (guest post)

Sue Goldman is an autism education specialist offering support, advice and teaching to autistic children, their families and educational settings. She has kindly written us this guest post about planning for an autism friendly Christmas.     Music, glitter, festive

5 common concerns about Behaviour Schools (guest post)

Graham Chatterley is an assistant head at a school in Warrington for pupils with a range of SEMH needs. He has 4 children, the youngest 2 of which have varying ASD needs. One being very high functioning with some social and understanding difficulties,

Is mindset the single best solution to bullying in schools?

It’s anti bullying week so I thought I’d share my thoughts on something I read recently about mindsets, which could help schools to stamp out bullying. How it started It started when I was at a head teachers conference. We

Bonfire night crafts and SEND top tips

Remember, remember the 5th of November, gunpowder, treason and plot! It’s that time of year again – the evenings are dark and chilly, the leaves are falling, and we are all looking forward to a cracking (or crackling?!) bonfire night.

Win! This Christmas Tree Craft Set for your class

    The Axcis November Giveaway is to win a Christmas Tree Craft Set for your class. Find out more about this prize and how to enter for a chance to win it here. The benefits of art and craft

Halloween activities for children with autism (Guest post)

As proud sponsors of the National Autistic Society, we are pleased to bring you these fantastic ideas for Halloween activities for children on the autism spectrum. These brilliant ideas come courtesy of Corinna Laurie, Lead Occupational Therapist and Emily Trapp, Specialist Speech

Teachers – could YOU spot a mental health problem in your classroom?

What is SEMH, why is it important, and what do you need to know to spot, and support a child with SEMH in your classroom? What is SEMH? In a recent article written for Axcis, Lorraine Petersen OBE tells us:

How to support Dyspraxia in the classroom

What is Dyspraxia? How can teachers and school support staff provide effective help in the classroom for children with the condition? Find out here. What is Dyspraxia? The website “Dyspraxia Kids” tell us that: Put simply, dyspraxia is when the messages

WIN! This useful ADHD book in the Axcis October Giveaway

In support of ADHD Awareness month, the Axcis October Giveaway is to win a copy of the book “Helping Kids and Teens with ADHD in School”. Find out more about ADHD and how you can enter our FREE draw to

Challenges I face while working as a TA and how I overcome them

We asked our teaching assistants what sort of challenges they face while working in the classroom, and how they overcome them. The answers were so useful and insightful that we felt they would be great for anyone who is currently