Sensory audit for schools and classrooms

Secondary

This sensory audit template helps school staff to assess and create an environment that enables the participation of pupils with autism.

A sensory audit template for school staff to use when assessing and creating an environment that supports children and young people with autism. This template includes good practice, assessing the current position of your school and identifying possible actions the school could take to offer more support.

Using this resource

This resource is designed for:

  • School staff

Curriculum links

England - RSHE

Mental health and wellbeing

By the end of secondary school pupils should know:

• how to talk about their emotions accurately and sensitively, using appropriate vocabulary

• how to recognise the early signs of mental wellbeing concerns

Northern Ireland – Learning for Life and Work

Personal Health

KS3 pupils should have opportunity to:

• Develop strategies to promote personal safety

Self Awareness

KS3 pupils should have opportunity to:

• Explore and express a sense of self

• Develop skills and strategies to improve own learning 

Scotland – Health and Wellbeing

Mental and emotional wellbeing

• I know that we all experience a variety of thoughts and emotions that affect how we feel and behave and I am learning ways of managing them.

• I understand that there are people I can talk to and that there are a number of ways in which I can gain access to practical and emotional support to help me and others in a range of circumstances.

Wales - Health and Wellbeing

How we process and respond to our experiences affects our mental health and emotional wellbeing:

Progression step 3:

• I can self-regulate my emotions in a healthy way using strategies that I have developed.

Progression step 4: I can identify different strategies to self-regulate my emotions in response to a range of experiences.

Progression step 5: I can contribute towards a culture where talking about mental health and emotional well-being is encouraged and normalised. 

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