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Five A Day - Supporting students with additional needs in a mainstream class

Research conducted by the Educational Endowment Foundation (EEF) indicated that there are five particular approaches which can be integrated into day-to-day teaching practice to raise attainment among children with additional needs, as well as their classmates.

Created and Led by
Chris Quigley
2-3 hours
Target Audience
Head Teachers, Teachers, Deputy Heads, Senior Leaders


Chris will guide you through the approaches and give practical examples.

  • Explore the research and how its findings may be implemented
  • Examples from the wider primary curriculum
  • Supports students with additional needs and their classmates

Learn about:

  • Explicit instruction in the wider curriculum
  • Cognitive and meta cognitive strategies
  • Scaffolding
  • Flexible Grouping
  • Using technology.

Booking Options

1-5 users
6-20 users
21-50 users
51-100 users
100+ users

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If you have selected 1-5 delegates, for example, but you only enter the details of 2 of the delegates now, you will have the option to add additional delegates via your CQE account up until 48 hours prior to your requested course start date.

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We bridge the gap between evidence and practice.
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We offer a choice between on-demand and live courses.

An informative and useful course -  good to be able to attend at a time convenient for me too.

Tricia Scott

Very informative; excellent!

Anita Clarke

I have enjoyed having access to this new learning and to learning about the theory behind the practice i.e. dual coding theory.

Maria Duggan, Teacher
West Lodge Primary, Middlesex

Examples of the 5-a-day in practice were useful. I would rate my booking as good, useful and interesting.

KL Allen, Assistant Headteacher
Lydiate Primary and Nursery School, Liverpool

Modelled examples of each of the 5 a day principles and clear visuals to go alongside the discussion were the most useful parts of the day. The pace was good and it was clear to see how everyone in the class will benefit. A really impormative session with lots to consider putting into practice. I would rate the overall quality of my booking as fantastic - really informative and clear to implement. Thank you!

Looking at the range of ideas of how to support not just SEN children, but all children in the class and consolidating the training we have had in school already based on your expertise were the most useful parts of the day. I would rate the overall quality of my booking as good and very relevant to our school's needs. 

Going through Rosenshine’s model in detail with examples was extremely useful. The SEND team and I (SENCo) will be using this training to think about what we already do well and what we can add to our provision e.g. exit tickets. Clear presentation and booking process with great information and advice from Chris, thank you!

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