#111 Teaching from Home: Jules Daulby – supporting students with Special Educational Needs

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The Teaching from Home podcast series is kindly supported by Tes resources. Tes resources have created a home learning collection full of hand-picked free resources for teachers to use with children who are learning at home or to share with parents. You can also find this collection through the Tes coronavirus support hub at tes.com/coronavirus


Hello and welcome to another episode of the Mr Barton Maths podcast, with me Craig Barton.

This is another episode in my Teaching from Home podcast series – a series dedicated to supporting teachers who are working from home amidst the Covid-19 outbreak of 2020.

My aim is that you will hear from a wide variety of teachers, sharing a wide variety of experiences. There will be technology focussed episodes – just how does remote teaching work? But also episodes focussed on the practicalities of coping with setting students appropriate work whilst also having to look after your own children at home. Then there are issues of safeguarding, differentiation, mindset and more that I hope will come up as we progress. There will be maths teachers, teachers of other subjects, and primary school teachers. There will be teachers from the UK and overseas. Hopefully something for everyone. I have no idea how long this series will go on for – but so long as people keep listening and hopefully finding it useful, I shall continue!

This time I spoke to Jules Daulby. Jules is an English teacher and an expert in supporting students with Special Educational Needs. Indeed, on her Twitter header she has the quote: I will continue to campaign for ethical and inclusive practice in all schools. Our children should be valued and valued equally. I was super keen to invite Jules onto the show because I wanted to know if the challenges facing SEN students during school closures were different to those facing non-SEN students, and if that is the case how can we as teachers best support our students. And Jules did not disappoint. This is one of my favourite conversations ever, and one that will have implications long after this period of school closures comes to an end.


On Twitter, Jules is @JulesDaulby

Links from the show:

  • Social Stories from Carol Gray https://carolgraysocialstories.com/carols-club/
  • Lift Lessons https://liftlessons.co/
  • #SpellingwithJules https://youtu.be/3-fWb974bVc
  • Special Needs Jungle – an article I wrote for parents on keeping it loose.
  • https://www.specialneedsjungle.com/?s=loose+daulby
  • Molly Bertrand – complex special needs videos using Makaton https://youtu.be/L5i95px3wx0
  • Assistive technology
    • Look for the accessibility function on your phone and switch on ‘speak’ function, this will then read anything on your phone
    • Use the microphone to speak into your phone – you can write using this
    • Microsoft Office 365 – many students will have this at home from school – use immersive reader. Use speech to text and text to speech to practise writing and proofreading.
    • Try Office Lens – it’s a downloadable free app where you can take a photograph of any text and then have it read to you.


My usual plugs:


Thanks so much for listening, stay safe, and I really hope you enjoy the show
Craig Barton

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