Who are we?

Welcome to SEN-iPads.com, this is published by Stuart Hammersey and Claire Caley who run the Birmingham Special Educational Needs Apple Regional Training Centre, based at Dame Ellen Pinsent School.

Dame Ellen Pinsent School is a primary special school for cognition and learning in South Birmingham.


Stuart Hammersley has been a SEN teacher since 2009 and has always had a keen interest in using technology to enhance and engage in the classroom. He has successfully deployed a 1:1 iPad scheme. He is a teacher, computing co-ordinator and RTC manager.

Stuart is keen for the children he teaches to be engaged and inspired by using iPads in the classroom and works hard to integrate the same technology and passion into his colleagues classrooms.

Stuart is proud to have been selected as an Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) class of 2015.



Stuart has been selected to be a Seesaw Ambassador.


Stuart is proud to be selected to be a Book Creator Ambassador.


Twitter: @depipads

LinkedIn: Stuart Hammersley


Claire Caley has been a Primary School Teacher for 24 years. Having spent 18 years in mainstream schools, primarily in Foundation Stage and Key Stage One, she always had a special interest in supporting pupils with additional needs. She was Early Years SENCO for 5 years, and moved into Special Education in 2008. Claire currently works with children with Severe Learning Difficulties and is always searching for ways to enhance their learning and maximise their potential. She has successfully integrated iPads into the curriculum and, working alongside Stuart Hammersley, is an RTC trainer.

Twitter: @t13SENiPads

We have produced some iTunes U courses that are free to download and follow on your iPad, here are the links:

DEP iPad User Guide – https://itunesu.itunes.apple.com/audit/COD3YOD1KH0PJLIE

DEP Guide to Supporting Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder – https://itunesu.itunes.apple.com/audit/CODIWUYX3KBC3LDI

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