Special Needs Education

Supporting inclusive practice

This section in Musical School is dedicated to supporting teachers working with children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. While a discrete area, many teachers use the section alongside the main Musical School platform, allowing them to find the most appropriate resources for each learner.

The Special Needs Education section has four areas:

Anyone Can Play for Special Needs Education

Our Scheme: Scope and Sequence of ready-made lessons is called ‘Anyone Can Play’ and was devised by the Music Unlimited team, leveraging its 30 years of experience in special school settings. This Scheme is suitable for youngsters at any point on the learning difficulty spectrum and is ideal for use by the non-specialist teacher. Although there are whiteboard resources, the Scheme works equally well without them.

CREATE for Special Needs Education

The award-winning CREATE uses iPads to inspire and nurture school-aged composers, improvisers and performers. Like the Scheme, CREATE has been devised by specialists in this field – in this case, Transformance Music.

CREATE offers four unique projects which are suitable for all learners:

  • Make a Music Video
  • Music To Dance To
  • Sensory India!
  • Improvise and Groove!

Freestyle – Resource Library for Special Needs Education

The Freestyle library brings together bespoke versions of the most popular Charanga resources from the Musical School platform. If appropriate, these lighter versions can provide a seamless pathway into the main Freestyle section.

Special Needs Education Freestyle – Signed Songs

Created by musician and music teacher, Samantha Harper, the Signed Songs collection is presented in alphabetical order for easy access, and can also be found within Sing as an additional way to communicate the song.

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