SEND

Special Education Needs Resources
 
MPN provides bespoke SEND support to special needs settings and schoolsand works in partnership with a range of regional and national SEND organisations.  
 
To find out more about SEND support to schools, please contact georgina.biddle@newcastle.gov.uk
 
For further information and resources from external organisations see below:
 
 

BBC Bring the Noise https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/bring-the-noise contains a number of resources for young disabled learners, including SEND techniques for teaching music, music guides for pupils with additional support needs and sound explorers resources.

Drake Music https://www.drakemusic.org/ are leaders in music, disability and technology who advocate the use of new technologies and ideas to open up access to music for all. Their vision is a world where disabled and non-disabled musicians work together as equals.

Sound LINCS https://www.soundlincs.org/resources/goodvibrationstoolkit/ Good Vibrations music toolkit has been developed for adults working with deaf and hearing impaired children and young people and has been developed in partnership with Leicestershire Schools Music Service with support from Leicestershire Hearing Support Service. 

Open Up Music’s http://openupmusic.org/ mission is to make orchestras accessible to young disabled people. Founded in 2007, they are unique among SEN/D arts organisations in their focus on orchestral playing.

The Amber Trust https://ambertrust.app/sound-touch/#top provides an online resource for teaching music to blind children. 

The OHMI Trust https://www.ohmi.org.uk/is a UK-based charity pioneering the development and adaptation of musical instruments for people who are physically disabled.