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Portfolios in SEND

This video explores how pupil portfolios might be used to present pupils' learning in an Special Educational Needs and Disabilities school.

In this video, a range of staff from Greenside School (SEND), share how they have begun to present and capture pupils’ learning with the use of an online portfolio tool.

Staff share the limitations of a paper-based system that was workload heavy, could not be easily collaborated on with colleagues and wasn’t easily shared with parents and other stakeholders. An online portfolio tool enables staff at this school to capture pupils’ progress as it takes place with photos and videos, which better represent the nature of the pupils’ learning

The tool used by Greenside staff is:

Whilst Greenside make use of iPads, consider what might enable you to achieve similar in your own context if you don’t have access to iPads.

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