Inclusive Practice

In line with the SEND Code of Practice Yes@ Areté Learning Trust seeks to support schools in developing a clear understanding of each student's stengths and needs - to work out what action the school or setting needs to take, not to fit a pupil in a category. 

Dyslexia Friendly School Good Practice Guide: The British Dyslexia Association the BDA have produced their Dyslexia Friendly Schools Good Practice Guide. This is a collection of good practice from Local Education Authorities, regional children’s services and schools across the UK. 

Whole School SEND ResourcesThe Whole School SEND consortium regularly publishes resources to support you with all aspects of SEND.

Effective SEND provision across the whole school: A short podcast with Gary Aubin

Teaching for Neurodiversity - A Guide for Specific Learning Difficulties

LEANS - Learning about neurodiversity at school: LEANS is a free curriculum to introduce pupils aged 8-11 to the concept of neurodiversity, and help them explore how it impacts school experiences. It is a teacher-delivered resource for the whole class.

Neurobetter is a charity providing support and resources for neurodivergent people struggling with their mental health

Reasonable Adjustments for Neurodiversity

YES@ Areté Learning Trust recommend that schools staff use the following to compile evidence of normal way of working.

JCQ Guidelines

Checklist - Normal Way of Working

We can provide schools with specialist assessors who will complete assessments to provide the evidence of need.

Organisations that can provide support:

MIND: Epowers people to understand their mental health and the choices available

Compass Phoenix: Improving outcomes for children and young people in relation to their emotional wellbeing and mental health by strengthening the range of mental health support available to children and young people.

Think Together Team (NHS): A transformation project designed to support children and young people to access mental health services in North Yorkshire

Samaritans on 116 123 or by emailing

The Shout Crisis Text Line can be reached by texting SHOUT to 85258


Below are some information and links curated by the Wellbeing in Mind Team. These links explore some of the key mental health issues facing young people today and they are intended as a supportive resource for both students and their parents.


Low Mood







Mind Darlington: Building Children's and Young People's Emotional Resilience Project

Mind Darlington: Young People's Councelling Blank Referral Form

Mind Darlington: Young People's Resilience Workshop Referral Form

Exploring Adults First: An educational psychology intervention, supporting children and their parents.