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)
“The amount of schools signing up to become members has increased by over 200% in the last 4 years; especially since Ofsted changed their inspection framework where they now look at the CURRICULUM SoW used in schools and how teachers are managing pupil behaviour”
Is your curriculum be-spoke for PMLD, SLD or MLD?
Being a member of EQUALS enables you to:
• Be a part of an internationally recognised body actively campaigning on issues related specifically to PMLD, SLD and MLD
• Attend online CPD training sessions for FREE covering a variety of curriculum and assessment topics
• Save £100s of pounds when ordering Curriculum and Assessment
materials/licences for PMLD, SLD and MLD
• Save £100s of pounds when booking places on EQUALS national conferences
and options to attend some regional curriculum and assessment conferences for free
• Register for ‘Accreditation/Certificate of Achievement Schemes’ for pupils with PMLD, SLD and MLD
• Advertise SEN Job Vacancies for free
• Access to a News and Discussion Forum for PMLD, SLD and MLD.
Lots of schools don’t have the funds themselves to develop curriculum and assessment materials/licences. By maintaining your membership with the EQUALS Charity you school can secure access to any curriculum updates for any licences they currently hold.
“Does your school keep a record of which EQUALS curriculum scheme of work your school already has? You can contact equals at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a full list and we can resend if requested”.
EQUALS membership is expected to increase further as Ofsted are now looking at ‘Curriculum Schemes of Work’ and how schools are managing pupil behaviour in greater depth. EQUALS has a variety of new member offers.
Please contact email@example.com for further details.
12 months Only £120.00 +VAT
36 months Only £297.00 +VAT
Regional Curriculum and Assessment Conferences
- North – Hadrian School in Newcastle upon Tyne on 12th November
- Middle – Brackenfield School in Nottingham on 8th October 2021
- South – NCVO in London on either 18th or 19th November (schools can choose one of the two dates)
The above events are FREE to attend for EQUALS Members, apart from the London conference as there is a small charge of
£25 per person to cover the cost of lunch/refreshments.
Each Conference will include the following:-
- Presentations from Schools that are currently using the EQUALS Curriculum Schemes of Work
- Content related to MAPP (Mapping and Assessing Personal Progress), both Formal and Semi-Formal Versions
- Content related to the Engagement Model and the Pre-Key Stages Standards
- An opportunity to discuss ‘Best Practise’ and shave developments
- Opportunities for Questions and Answers
We hope that these will become an annual event for EQUALS and will continue to change the content as updates happen.
If you would like to attend please could you email firstname.lastname@example.org and put in the email which venue you would like to attend. We will add you to the delegates list and be in touch with more information and a programme for the day.
Curriculum Schemes of Work from EQUALS
There is now a selection of ‘EQUALS Curriculum pathways’ which include:
This scheme of work costs only £59 for EQUALS members.
A new section for Relationships and Sex Education is in development and will be available very soon.
Informal (P4-P5) Curriculum
Published March 2021
A new sensory scheme of work, together with some additional cross-curricular SoW are now available.
There are currently twelve schemes of work available to purchase.
These schemes of work cost only £59 for EQUALS members, which represents a saving of £90 per SoW.
A brand new formal curriculum for pupils consistently working below age related expectorations, especially those that struggle with Literacy and Numeracy; is now available to purchase.
There are still five subject specific schemes of work for the national curriculum available for Key Stages 1-4.
These are Mathematics, English, Science, PE, RE And DT.
Five one year programmes are available for 14-25 which include Adventurer, Explorer, Globetrotter, Voyager and Explorer. There is also a five year 14-25 Moving On programme for Literacy, Numeracy and I.C.T.
Schools using the Moving On Curriculum Schemes of Work also have the option of signing up to an accreditation scheme.
Online Training opportunities are also available for individual schools (times are flexible also). These are priced at only £200 per session and schools can send as many teachers as they wish.
For further information please contact Paul Buskin at email@example.com
or telephone 0191 272 1222
There have been two recent national conferences related to ‘Assessment’ and we continue to provide
A new Formal version of MAPP is also now available to purchase.
New Engagement Model – Rochford Review
The new engagement model guidance has now been published
The guidance provides detailed information on how to use the engagement model as the new statutory form of assessment for pupils working below the standard of the national curriculum assessments and not engaged in subject-specific study at key stage 1 (KS1) and key stage 2 (KS2). The engagement model will replace P scales 1-4 from the 2020/21 academic year subject to consultation and amendments to the relevant legislation.
The engagement model has five areas: exploration, realisation, anticipation, persistence and initiation; it combines a formative and summative approach whilst encouraging the identification and celebration of pupil progress.
Please address any queries about the guidance to:
SEN School Job Vacancies
As well as ‘Curriculum and Assessment Support and Licenses’, member schools can also advertise their Schools SEN Jobs’ for free.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to place an advert.
News and Discussion Forum from EQUALS
There is also new News and Discussion Forum from EQUALS which includes lots of links to Home Learning materials.
This forum is for professionals working with pupils with learning difficulties and disabilities(PMLD, SLD and MLD). There are articles and news items from Peter Imray; our Director of Developments and from other EQUALS Trustees. You can also read about new and exciting developments from the EQUALS charity.
We also welcome contributions from members, so should you wish to contribute an entire post, please email your item to our Strategic Development Manager; Paul Buskin at email@example.com