RESOURCE: Timetables for Learners with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD)

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To view the example timetables at the end of the booklet the right way round, export the document as a pdf and use the tools at the top to rotate the document.

We held a workshop on Tuesday 12th October on designing timetables for children with severe and profound intellectual disabilities and PMLD (profound and multiple learning disabilities) to support wellbeing and learning.

A whopping 150 people signed up to the event. As a result we have put together a free Timetables Guide.

What’s inside: 

  • Introduction
  • What is a timetable?
  • What does a timetable look like?
  • Who is a timetable for?
  • Who creates and uses the timetable?
  • What goes in a timetable?
  • Timetable activities and experiences
  • One-to-one and group time
  • Using the timetable flexibly
  • When the day does not go to plan
  • It’s ok to play!
  • Anchoring the day
  • Timetabling and use of space
  • The Rumpus timetable
  • What does a good day look like?
  • A timetable quality self-audit
  • Links
  • Authors
  • References
  • Example timetable

Thank you to Andrew Colley for this review:

‘I have just read a wonderful booklet produced by the Community interest Company NAC (Non-verbal affective care) called ‘Timetables for learners with profound and multiple learning difficulties’. 

It is clear, accessible, wise and not afraid to challenge orthodoxy in this area. I don’t think I have ever read anything so useful on timetabling in my whole career. This document deserves to become a key resource in every special school (or indeed every school). If I had had something like this when I started out it would have saved a lot of time and heartache! I recommend it strongly.’

Written by: 

  • Julie Calveley
  • Flo Longhorn
  • Lila Kossyvaki
  • Karam Bhogal
  • Leighanne Healey

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