Inclusion Resources

Free Resources to Support Staff, Parents and Learners During Covid‑19 School Closures

We have compiled a list of resources which are free to access for anyone supporting a young person with special educational needs. Very few have any limitations but where they do, we have pointed this out in the the summary text. If you have suggestions for resources which you have made, or are able to share, please contact us at inclusion@lgfl.net. N.B. We will not list any free trials which require you to subscribe unless the provider has assured us they will remain free until school closures have ended.

CPD Training for Those Supporting Learners with SEND

Focus on SEND training for educational practitioners working across phases available now. Register for free today.

These resources can be used in a home setting and adapted to suit home learning, for example using video chat for group work.

The SEND Group delivers CPD training on a wide range of topics through webinars. Offering free access to recordings of past webinars until the end of April.


Future Learn offers a wide range of online training courses including: Autism Education and Understanding Autism.

The SEND Gateway has numerous resources that are mainly pdfs but also provides a list of free online learning .

The Communication Trust offers a free CPD Online Short Course: An introduction to speech, language and communication.

Presence Learning is an American therapy training provider with a library of free-to-access webinar recordings featuring renowned experts.

Complexneeds.org.uk provides training materials for teachers of learners with severe, profound and complex learning difficulties.

Resources created by and shared with our wonderful IncludED community.

Free Weekly Webinars: "The impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health In the Education Sector" by Dr Asha Patel

Starting 22nd April 11am

Speech, Language and Communication

A speech and language charity which offers help and advice with a selection of videos and downloadable information sheets about how to support learners with speech and language difficulties.

Resources created by and shared with our wonderful IncludED community.

TALi has compiled a free kit of information, activities and advice for maintaining the good mental health of your children during the Coronavirus shutdown.

Singing Hands offers a wide range of stories and songs, supported with Makaton signing.

Website YouTube Channel

Core First by Tobii-Dyavox helps learners find, read and use core words. Free PDF version with 36 weeks of lesson plans and 108 books and corresponding AAC boards.

Boardmaker Activities to Go – these are free PDF weekly units based on different themes, with three levels of learning. You do need to create an account to access these, but do not need to pay or subscribe.

Sensory, Motor and Physical

This resource provides a range of structured support for Multisensory Learning.

This resource provides information about the importance of movement to learning and provides safe, structured movement breaks which can be done with limited space.

Social Emotional and Mental Health

TALi has compiled a free kit of information, activities and advice for maintaining the good mental health of your children during the Coronavirus shutdown.

At a time of great change and uncertainty, with many people feeling stressed and anxious, this LGfL resource promotes the importance of looking after your school community's mental health.

Guidance for schools, particularly senior managers, when supporting bereavement in a school community.

This training tool has been developed by Child Bereavement UK in partnership with LGfL for staff in schools, to help develop their understanding, skills and confidence to support pupils and their families when they experience a bereavement.

Helpful Sources of Information Regarding Coronavirus and Those With Special Educational Needs

The National Association for Special Educational Needs (nasen) has compiled Important Information and FAQs specifically about the Covid‑19 outbreak and how it impacts those with SEND.

Mencap has produced an easy-to-read guidance document about Covid‑19.