Developing SEND-Inclusive Learning with Confidence

Covid-19 has disproportionally impacted children and adults with special educational needs and disabilities – it is therefore more important than ever for museums and heritage sites to confidently include a SEND-friendly learning offer within their programmes.

Who is it for?
This course is for experienced learning professionals wishing to develop their SEND practice, create change within their organisations or freelance work to develop best practice and advocate for SEND in museums. Participants will become members of a peer learning group focused on discussing and workshopping various concepts related to SEND-inclusive learning.

Who runs the course?SEND in Museums, GEM
This new four-week online course in March 2021 run by SEND parent and Museum Development Officer Sam Bowen will explore the need for improved SEND engagement and how to create and adapt your learning offer to meet the needs of this audience.

When & where is it?
This virtual course will take place over 4-weeks and will be run online through a series of virtual lectures and ‘at home’ activities.. Participants are highly encouraged to take part in the live lectures, but there will also be a possibility to engage with the recorded sessions afterwards.

The course will be a mix of discussion and sharing of perspectives and experiences, practical working individually and in small online groups and presentations by the Course Director and guest speakers.

Course fee?
£130 for GEM members and £170 for non-members.

Dates and times?
Thursday, 4 March, 10:00-12:00 GMT (FULLY BOOKED)
Thursday, 11 March, 10:00-12:00 GMT (FULLY BOOKED)
Thursday, 18 March, 10:00-12:00 GMT (FULLY BOOKED)
Thursday, 25 March, 10:00-12:00 GMT (FULLY BOOKED)

How to apply? 

This course is now fully booked. In order to register your interest for future courses, please email

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