Bett Global Themes: Inclusion within 2Simple

Dec. 20, 2023

One of the six Bett Global Themes is Inclusion. Bett states that:

'Ensuring the provision of equal access to high quality education so that all learners can fulfil their potential and that the curriculum is truly inclusive and representative is of paramount importance.

Technology can and is playing a vital part in improving accessibility, with every major operating system now coming with assistive technology built in as standard. Assistive technology products and services can provide support for children, young people and adults, helping them to develop independence, and develop life skills.

SEND covers a broad spectrum of student learning difficulties and are grouped in the following areas; communication and interaction difficulties; cognition and learning; social, emotional and mental health needs; and physical and sensory needs.
DfE state that there are 
1.4 million pupils in England with SEND with the percentage of pupils with SEN support has increased, from 12.1% in 2020 to 12.2%, continuing an increasing trend.'

Find out how 2Simple ensures inclusion is at the heart of the classroom, and fully integrated within our school schemes of work and products.

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Cognition and Learning, & Physical and Sensory Needs

Purple Mash offers a range of tools and features that can be tailored to meet the unique needs of each student. With adjustable font sizes and customisable backgrounds, pupils with visual impairments or reading difficulties can access and engage with content more effectively. Teachers can also easily add extra information, feedback or support in the form of voice notes on 2Dos and when marking work, as well as to quizzes and some tools for extra instructions and word banks. Read more about the specific features of Purple Mash which help support children with SEND.

In the books on Serial Mash, teachers and students can change the colour of the page background, font size, font colour and font type.

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There are two dyslexia-friendly fonts to choose from - OpenDyslexic and Aravis. There are also some books which are audo enabled!

All of the 2Simple products allow for multi-sensory learning, integrating multimedia elements such as images, videos, and audio clips, enabling students to access information in different ways.

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Communication and Interaction

As many of the 2Simple products are online-based, they suit teachers who may have children with communication and interaction difficulties in their class. Purple Mash, our most well-known product, enables children to type their work, write comments when it has been marked, and communication to a teacher can be set up via the 2Email tool. Students can also collaborate on projects and share ideas all within the platform.

Activities on all products are set up in step-by-step stages with helpful hints and prompts that can be adjusted by the teacher or support staff.

Dot Com Digital contains many lessons to help children with interaction, containing lesson topics such as:

  • My Friends and Family
  • Feeling Safe & My 'Uh-Oh' Signs
  • My Helping Hand Network
  • Our Differences and Similarities
  • Changes

Striver builds teamwork through specific teamwork lessons, as well as all of the team games woven throughout the scheme.

Social, Emotional and Mental Health

Help support children with SEMH needs through the use of Dot Com Digital. Lesson topics include:

  • Feeling Proud of Myself
  • My Dreams
  • My Health (Mental Wellbeing, Sleep, Exercise, Isolation & Loneliness)
  • My Friends and Family
  • The Internet and Social Media
  • Making Safe Decisions
  • Changes

Striver, as a whole school PE scheme of work, can help boost children's mental health and wellbeing, as well as helping them form good social bonds with their peers. Striver includes six wellbeing units for every year, and includes mindfulness, nutrition, personal care, sleep, teamwork and leadership, and yoga.

Support for Teachers and SLT

Gain time back by using Evidence Me to help track and assess the progress of pupils across your school at all age and ability levels. You can add your own curriculum framework for observations. Find out more about how Evidence Me can support students with SEN.

SLT members can also ensure the school it meeting its targets towards inclusion and SEND provision. It is also where you can view and keep track of action plans and any tasks needing to be completed to work towards these.

2econd Chance

2econd Chance is a Community Interest Company co-founded by Nigel Canin (founder of 2Simple), that is a training provider for people living with disabilities. Alongside professionally recycling and refurbishing computers, the company also trains people with learning difficulties and SEMH needs in refurbishing the machines. The refurbished computers are then sold to fund the program.

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