Why Special Agents?
Pupils will SEND struggle to transfer skills learnt in the classroom to the outside world. Often pupils with SEND can verbalise a rule and recite how to stay safe, but fail to notice the risks when they occur in the moment. Pupils with SEND are often captivated by devices and technology, with skills which surpass their generalised ability to access the world around them. This too causes additional risk and vulnerability as pupils are exposed to potential risks by chance. Pupils with SEND maybe developmentally and cognitively impaired, however more often than not, their online experience is similar to their neuro-typical peers. Special Agents creates an open dialogue with pupils, staff and parents about what pupils are doing online and how to do it safely.
Special Agents is focused on immersive learning creating a positive digital world common language embedded in the school community.
The main objectives are:
- To create a digital persona
- To demonstrate how digital life should be
- Facilitate positive online experiences
- To open up access to the positive digital world
- Facilitate in the moment problems leading to problem solving
- Learn the steps to access content we want
- To support peers with learning
Creating A Digital World Immersive Environment
At Brackenfield, online safety replicates the curriculum models. We immerse pupils in online activity which is accessible to them supporting progress through motivators, strengths and needs. We promote positive online experiences to enrich pupils’ opportunities in a digital world.
You Tube is the most common online experience in school. It starts at home, families use You Tube to motivate even the most complex SEN needs at home and support regulation.