Welcome To EQUALS

EQUALS is a not-for-profit registered charity, first formed in 1994, committed to supporting the work of teachers, TAs, schools and parents/carers of pupils with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) severe learning difficulties (SLD) and moderate learning difficulties (MLD).

Our Vision:

EQUALS is committed to improving the lives of children and young people with learning difficulties and disabilities through supporting high quality education.

Our Mission:

To promote, share and reflect best practice in learning and teaching through collaborative working with practitioners and professionals at a national, regional and local level.


EQUALS has published a ‘Brand New’ Semi-Formal Curriculum, specifically designed and written for learners of all ages with SLD.


To learn more about our brand new SLD curriculum please click here
Or contact Paul Buskin at the EQUALS office on 0191 272 1222
or email paul@equalsoffice.co.uk

Below is a short video of just over 11 mins by Peter Imray; our Director of Developments. Peter Imray talks about our brand new Semi-Formal (SLD) Curriculum.

 EQUALS is also now offering Twilight CPD Semi-Formal (SLD) Curriculum courses by Peter Imray in eight more locations throughout the UK, from June 2018. Places are available from £19 ex VAT

Click here for further information.


Click here to view sample downloads or to place an order.

EQUALS Members SAVE £100 per SoW.

Click here to become an EQUALS Member


MAPP – Semi-Formal – A New Version Is Now available!
MAPP (Semi-Formal)  is a suite of materials developed to facilitate the planning, assessment and recording of progress in relation to personal learning intentions.

Below is a short video of almost 11 mins by Mike Sissons; the author of MAPP – Semi-Formal.

Mike Sissons talks about the new MAPP – Semi-Formal.

Click here to learn more about MAPP Semi-formal

EQUALS Conferences
Our Summer Conference for Friday 6th July for Alternative Assessment Ideas for Learners of all ages with PMLD and SLD is now full and we have many more schools interested, that have not been able to secure a place. EQUALS members, always receive information first, so by being a member, you always have a greater opportunity to sign up. Not a member? Click here if you would like to become a member.

We are however organising to run this event again in the Autumn Term 2018. This will also be in Central London on Thursday 29th November 2018. If your school is interested please complete the online form or you can download an application. Please do not purchase travel or book overnight accommodation until you have received confirmation that you have secured a place, as our conferences are extremely popular and at times fill up fast. Click here to book a place on our autumn conference

Being a member of EQUALS enables you to:

  • gain fantastic discounts on schemes of work and other educational resources
  • enrol on high quality, low cost CPD provided in your area and geared to your local needs
  • be a part of an internationally recognised body actively campaigning on issues related specifically
    to PMLD and SLD

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