About Us

EQUALS have now been offering its services to schools for more than since 1994. In this time it has built up a strong record in supporting teachers to apply the principles of government guidelines to curriculum development for pupils with learning difficulties. Members of the EQUALS Executive have been involved in a number of projects seeking to influence the development of new national initiatives.

By being a member of EQUALS you can inform our Executive of issues that affect the pupils in your school and we in turn can
raise the issues with the government etc.

The strength of EQUALS is that it is managed by teachers, for teachers. It is a professional organisation that seeks to deliver the highest standards of education to pupils with learning difficulties, by interpreting and contributing to the development of government policies. EQUALS endeavours to respond quickly to provide focused seminars, workshops and teaching materials that enhance teacher practices in the classroom.

EQUALS is a registered charity, committed to supporting the work of teachers of pupils with profound, multiple and severe learning difficulties. EQUALS is non-profit making and has to self finance all of its activities.

Aims of EQUALS

EQUALS Aims To: 

  • Promote the highest standards of education for pupils with learning difficulties.
  • Influence the educational practice and policy at local, regional and national levels by consulting and liasing with the government and other SEN organisations.
  • Support teachers in applying governmental policy in the education of children with learning difficulties.
  • Foster high quality innovation practice, through the publication of relevant and rigorous support materials.
  • Advance the entitlement of pupils with learning difficulties to equality of opportunity.
  • Facilitate the rights of pupils to speak for themselves.
  • Voice the concerns of teachers and head teachers.
  • Arrange conferences and best practice workshops with nationally recognised speakers.
  • Provide members with regular and relevant updates on new initiatives.
  • Curriculum teaching materials including Schemes of Work.
  • Manage 14-19 Accreditation Schemes.
  • Maintain a website.

Your support is our future

By being a member of EQUALS you are supporting our ability to provide professional support that develops initiatives so that they can be applied to pupils with arrange of learning difficulties.

Subscription entitles members to early information about new initiatives and priority booking for national conferences. Members also receive exclusive invitations to workshops; discounts on conferences, workshops and publications.

Click here to join today and receive one free scheme of work with your new membership for your first year.  It costs only £120+VAT for 12 months.

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What Our Members Say

We have thousands of satisfied members since we began in 1994

Rodney House School – Manchester

We feel the online training delivered by EQUALS have been WONDERFUL.  The relevance and depth of the sessions has been fantastic, Peter is a very knowledgeable man. Having training delivered online has enabled all our teachers to attend and have discussions after the event rather than one teacher attending and disseminating which can water down the content.
Thank you so much and keep them coming!

Peter Imray

“Lets focus on things that matter”.

“For those with a profound learning difficulty (PMLD), learning is best done when the learner is placed in the centre of the curriculum”.

Priory Woods School – Middlesbrough

“The Semi-formal Curriculum meets the needs of our special children and we feel more able to promote what the children need rather than being constrained by subject areas”.

“Freedom to be creative and concentrate on individual needs with a focus on independence”.

Pedagogy, Curriculum and Assessment of Pupil Progress for Children and Young People with SLD and PMLD

“Great delivery – motivational speaker, thank you’
“A fantastic workshop with many learning and thinking points!’
“Excellent informative course”
“Information about different kinds of assessment models”
“Thought provoking ideas on SLD curriculum”
“Analysing what we teach and why?”

Confident Parenting Workshop

“Fab content in terms of setting up a parent support group”
“Very useful and informative”
“Opportunities to discuss and information on THRIVE’
“Ideas for parenting course to run in school”
“I liked the whole concept of the course and the fact that it seems to be very parent driven”