SEND and accessibility

At Pearson we celebrate differences.

We strive to remove barriers for learners, creating equitable experiences for those with diverse needs, including disabilities, neurodiversity, and varied communication and language needs.

Teaching and learning resources

British Sign Language Time

British Sign Language Time

Action on Hearing Loss worked with the UK’s best known sign song performer to produce a series of fun and educational videos teaching the basics of British Sign Language.

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Succeeding with SEND

Succeeding with SEND

Explore the journeys of SEND students in an exclusive series, delving into diagnosis and the support they received to enable them to succeed throughout their education.

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Nasen's free membership

A charitable membership organisation that exists to support and champion those working with, and for, children and young people with SEND and learning differences.

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What does inclusion mean to you?

What does inclusion mean to you?

"Everyone's achieving at their own pace, in their own way. Being accepted, no matter what."

We asked teachers and students what inclusion means to them.

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Products

Explore our intervention, SEN and assessment products to support primary and secondary aged learners.

Qualifications and assessments

Qualifications

Our qualifications are designed to be accessible for all learners. See some examples of how we’re changing them to reflect the diverse range of backgrounds and learning styles of students today.

GCSE English Language 2.0 GCSE Maths GCSE French, German and Spanish 2024

Onscreen assessment

We’re working alongside the education community to harness technology where it can positively impact schools' and students' assessment experiences.  

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Exam special requirements

Some candidates may have special needs during their examinations. In such cases, centres can apply for special requirements on their behalf. 

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Clinical assessment

Discover our range of resources and assessments that can help support children and young adults with their mental health or Special Educational Needs. 

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Mental health and wellbeing

Packed with resources suitable for teachers, parents and young people. You’ll be able to find resources from advice on coping with anxiety to fun activities to support wellbeing. 

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Latest blogs

  • Grime Opera: A Musical Synthesis

    A False Binary 

    Grime is a style of British rap music that emerged from the UK Garage scene during the early 2000s. The genre is defined by complex syncopated raps over fast beats, initially made famous by a generation of East London artists such as Wiley and Dizzie Rascal, and more recently, revived by the likes of Stormzy, who became the first British black solo artist to headline Glastonbury in 2019. On paper, Grime is perhaps not the natural bedfellow of Classical music. Grime Opera strives to challenge this assumption, uniting young people from a diverse range of backgrounds in pursuit of an authentic musical experience.  

  • Black Singers and Folk Ballads – Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Folk Music

    At Pearson we are committed to equity and opportunity for all learners. We strive to create educational content and learning environments that reflect the diversity of the modern world, are accessible and help all learners achieve without limits. As part of our work in Music qualifications, we are talking to musicians and industry partners to understand the implications of diversity, equity, and inclusion across different genres and practices within this creative subject to inform future development across these qualifications. To learn more about the importance of DE&I in Folk Music, Pearson interviewed professional folk musician and author of the teaching resource Black Singers and Folk Ballads, Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne and the Education Director at the English Folk Dance and Song Society, Rachel Elliott.