Today I've uploaded a document that provides guidance on common risk areas presented by students with additional needs / SEN when undertaking practical activities in Design Technology, Science and Food Technology - with a focus on Visual Impairment, Hearing Impairment, Noise Sensitivity, Motor Coordination / Physical Impairment, Attention & Impulsivity and Language Needs. The document was put together with help from a VI teacher, HI teacher and a teacher specialising in Autism.
It was designed to assist subject leaders in Science, Design Technology and Home Technology when completing risk assessment documentation and undertaking any staff training. It can also assist SEN Coordinators and LSAs / Teaching Assistants when writing IEPs and planning in-class support.
Probably due to the climate we live in, I feel the need to add the following disclaimer: it is not a legal document!