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Professor Adam Ockelford, from the School of Education, runs 'Sounds of Intent', a Postgraduate Certificate Course for those working with children and young people with special needs.

Professor Ockelford launched and presented the ground-breaking findings from the Sounds of Intent in the Early Years research report at the House of Lords in March 2019

In 2018, Miles Berry produced written evidence to the House of Lords on the role of artificial intelligence in educating children with special educational needs and disabilities.

Miles is a leading expert in Computing Education, and has collaborated with leading organisations including Microsoft, the BBC and the Raspberry Pi Foundation. With his colleague Peter Kemp, Miles Berry produces an annual study of the provision of computing education in English schools, this research has been used by the BCS, DfE and UK Space agency.

Angela Colvert, Senior Lecturer in the School of Education, conducted research into the affect and effects of Immersive Play in KS2, in partnership with PunchdrunkThe research revealed the relationship between the intensity (affect) and engagement (effect) of the participants' experiences over five weeks of gameplay.  

The model of immersive play which emerged from this research provides a pedagogical tool which can be used by teachers and artists to understand how the 'affective' aspects of play, relating to emotional, cognitive and physical interpretations and experiences guide and inform the active engagement of players. 

The University of Roehampton is one of the official partners of the Mayor of London’s Wandle Early Years Hub.

The facility offers access to accredited training to staff working in childcare, which will give them the skills, knowledge and confidence to support children who have special education needs and disabilities, areas in which Roehampton staff are leading experts.