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Workshops for Special Educational Needs Schools

We all learn in different ways! Our workshops help those who are visual and physical learners to explore subjects through performance and interaction. 

We use our unique brand of puppetry, storytelling, improvisation, music and sensory elements to bring the chosen subject to life. Our workshops are inclusive and open to all, but with a particular bias toward SEND schools and mainstream schools with SEND provision.

Our hour-long workshops are underpinned with expert insights and are delivered by professional actor-facilitators.


Although the subject matter may be serious, our delivery certainly isn’t: we aim to make every session interactive, engaging and fun!

Our facilitators are arts practitioners with experience in working with children with complex needs, drawing on over 30 years experience in the field of workshop design and delivery.

We develop our workshop content alongside our Education Consultant, Caitlin MacMillan, who brings her experience of delivering workshops and professional learning to primary school pupils and teachers with a particular focus on creative digital.

Our SEND advisor, Fiona Phillips, brings fifteen years' experience of working in education, in both primary and secondary schools. She holds the National Award for SEN Co-ordination and has been an SEN co-ordinator in both mainstream and specialist schools, as well as working independently as an SEN assessor and consultant.

Personal, Social, Health & Economic Workshops

Embracing Arts is passionate about making PSHE content more inclusive for pupils with complex educational needs. We currently offer the following workshops:

  • Online safety

  • Stranger danger

  • Life skills

  • Building self-esteem

  • Being different

Performance and Bespoke Workshops

We offer workshops on the following performance-based topics:


  • An introduction to puppetry 

  • An introduction to improvisation

  • An introduction to storytelling

  • Shakespeare for everyone

We also offer a bespoke workshop service if a specific subject matter is required.

Embracing Arts Workshops are

- Accessible for all children, and embracing of their health or educational needs

- Suitable for all ages

- Designed by actor-facilitators with over 30 years' experience of delivering schools' workshops

- Created with care by professionals who understand and have experience of working with children with special educational needs

- Multi-sensory and interactive

- Inspired by a love and passion for delivering educational content through theatrical experiences which are accessible for all

Embracing Arts Workshops

Delivered In Person (1 Actor-Facilitator)

Duration: approx. 60 minutes

One off session: £125
Consecutive sessions: £115
Maximum number of children: 30


Bespoke sessions available - extra £40 charge for planning

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"The show brought a lot of understanding for the complex needs, especially for our school, which is accessible for all types of needs. For example, having the knowledge of resources to involve the children really helped."

- Teacher SEND School