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Learning Tracks
Planning and Assessing Learning for Children with Severe and Complex Needs



© 2016 | 144 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Learning Tracks is an assessment tool to support the planning and assessment of learning for children and young people with severe and complex learning disabilities (SCLD). It was designed by Lindy Furby and Jilly Catlow while teaching at St Crispin’s School for children and young people with severe and complex learning disabilities. 

At the very early stages of learning, the steps that children and young people make can be small but incredibly significant for them and those who teach them. However, it can be problematic to evidence and formally recognise these achievements and plan next steps. Learning Tracks presents a framework to recognise achievement at these early levels and plan for progression through challenge, breadth and application. The Learning Tracks framework for recognising achievement at very early levels of learning:

  • Can help teachers understand the way their children may be learning
  • Offers a vocabulary for describing the learning
  • Offers a structure for planning the learning

When you purchase Learning Tracks, you receive the book that introduces you to the framework and theories underpinning Learning Tracks, describes the curriculum included and demonstrates how it can be implemented in your setting. In addition to this book you will also receive access to the complete ready-made Learning Tracks assessment tool that can be downloaded online. This is available as a PDF with editable elements and a template you can personalise it to suit your individual needs. 

 

 
Part 1: The Theoretical Foundations of Learning Tracks
 
Chapter 1: Learning and Memory
 
Chapter 2: Learning and Teaching Theories
 
Chapter 3: Standards and Expectations
 
Part 2: The Curricular Content of Learning Tracks
 
Chapter 4: Communications, Language and Literacy
 
Chapter 5: Health and Wellbeing
 
Chapter 6: Mathematics
 
Part 3: Using Learning Tracks
 
Chapter 7: The Framework for Recognising Achievement
 
Chapter 8: Adapting Learning Tracks

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Lindy Furby

  Lindy Furby has had a long and interesting career in education. She taught in two primary schools in Brixton London. She then became a primary maths consultant for the Inner London Education Authority; her job was to encourage enthusiastic mathematics teaching. To facilitate her work she took an OU degree in mathematics (and cried her way through summer school – she is not a natural mathematician). Next she moved to Bradford to become a senior lecturer in maths and mathematics education and gained a Masters degree in Maths and Maths Education. After twelve years another move north took her to Edinburgh where she briefly taught in an... More About Author

Jilly Catlow

Jilly Catlow has been teaching in special education for 8 years.  As a trained primary teacher, she always knew that she wanted to work in special education, originally with children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties and autism.  Learning disability was something that Jilly was first introduced to in her first mainstream class with a little girl with moderate learning disabilities.  This interest grew quickly and Jilly began working at St. Crispin’s two years later.  As a relatively inexperienced teacher, especially with severe and complex learning disabilities, Jilly was lucky enough to have Lindy in... More About Author

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