Supporting SEND - Observing Learners in Northern Ireland

Information - 24 February 2020

Thanks to Lois Totton (Senior Lecturer, Stranmillis University College) and Dr Brenda Montgomery (Chair of the nasen Northern Ireland Advisory Group); this “Observing Learners” resource has been adapted to support educational professionals and practitioners in Northern Ireland. The resource provides guidance and suggestions about effective observation and how to use a range of observation techniques in a range of contexts to support learners including those with SEND.

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