Learn how to make your classroom support you to implement a sensory approach – updated for 2021!

With Richard Hirstwood and Carol Allen

5 January 2021 9am – 12pm

Why should I attend?

Every learner needs sensory stimulation which, if it is personalised for them, can be incredibly engaging and effective. But is your classroom environment responsive enough to meet a variety of sensory needs?  Does your classroom support you in implementing a sensory approach? This course will consider the key elements of a sensory classroom and how you can improve the range of sensory opportunities on offer for your learners.


9.00 am Admissions and virtual tea/coffee to start the session

9.10 am Welcome & introduction to agenda and outline of Zoom routines and protocol. 

To cover:

  • Use of microphone; when to mute/unmute

  • Use of Video especially in breakout rooms
  • What happens when we breakout

  • Using chat

  • How to ask a question

  • Use of hands up/clapping symbols

9.20 am Session 1: What are the Key Elements of a Sensory Classroom? 

9.40 am Breakout Room Chat 

9.55 am Session 2: Available, Appropriate, Accessible and Achievable

10.15 am Breakout Room Chat

10.30 am COFFEE BREAK and mini online learning course

10.50 am Discussion of key points from online learning course

11 am Session 3: Impact Ideas

Richard and Carol will co-present this lively session where lots of ideas, resources and links are quickly presented to the group. As always, the focus will be practical and easy to replicate ideas so that you can put new things into your own work situation with relative ease.

11.30 am Questions and Answers

(Please add questions to Zoom chat, so that any  unanswered live can be followed up after the session.)

11.50 am Plenary & Reflective Practice

Delegates to list 3 things they will followup/action/share/ as a result of this course – can be put in Zoom chat or any resource of your choice.

12 noon Thank you and close of session!

Who should attend?

This will be appropriate for classroom practitioners from special schools and colleges, mainstream settings with specialist SEN provision and early years settings, who are working with pupils with Autism, PMLD/ CLDD. It will be helpful to all those wishing to make their classroom learning environments responsive to meet pupils’ learning needs.



Any resources shared/signposted during the session (i.e. during Zoom chat) will be emailed to delegates as a pdf after the session.

Cost: £45 plus VAT per place

(£54 including VAT)