Learners with Additional Needs
Every effort has been made to make Nottingham Castle a great place to visit for everybody.
Nottingham Castle can be a great place to visit for learners with additional needs – here’s some information to help you plan your day.
Please get in touch with us to discuss how we can best meet the needs of your students and support your visit. You should be able to find useful information about how we support our visitors with additional needs on our accessibility page.
SEND groups can determine their own ratios for staff to support students and all tickets for those supporting staff on the visit are free.
Have you considered a workshop with us? We offer hands-on sessions and adaptable on a range of topics. See our full list of workshop sessions.
Please get in touch to discuss how we can best meet the needs of your students and support your visit. We are happy to tailor sessions and create bespoke ones, given notice and capacity.
Resources for teachers and educators are available in our resources area including many which can support teacher-led visits from groups with additional needs. We also have four Nottingham Castle Visual Stories which look at: the Castle, the Caves, the Collection and the Characters. These have been designed to support students with additional needs prior to a visit with us and will be completed before the castle opens as they require images of galleries and spaces that are still a building site!
All our sessions and resources for learners with additional needs aim to support the following areas of the National Curriculum across P-Level and primary Key Stages:
- New experiences plus social and emotional development within P-Level.
- Significant historical events, people, and places in their locality within KS1 History.
- Extending chronological knowledge beyond 1066 and a local history study within KS2 History.
- Using drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and learning about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers within KS1 Art and Design.
- Participate in discussions, presentations, performances, role play/improvisations and debates with Primary Literacy.
- Actively promote fundamental British values within Primary SMSC.