Visual Rich / SEN Resources

Picture and story led activities resources

The Alcohol Educational Trust has developed a comprehensive teaching resource based on visual rich and story led activities for children with Special Educational Needs or English as a Second Language.

Workbook and resources

The Alcohol Education Trust has worked in partnership with the SEN specialists Image in Action to ensure our approaches are appropriate. Many of the activities in this resource can be run in tandem with the Talk About Alcohol Teacher Workbook, which will allow teachers to accommodate pupils of different abilities within the same lessons.
However, the flexible nature of the lesson plans means that stand-alone sessions with a specific group of young people would work well too.
Each section of the resource is supported by a simple powerpoint presentation, with clear aims and details of any additional materials that might be required. Key aspects of alcohol education are covered: building knowledge, exploring feelings and emotions, and consent.

Video Clips


This innovative resource has good ideas, useful activities, relevant stories and case studies and clear images. This resource will enable teachers to choose relevant elements to support them to deliver alcohol education for their pupils in ways that pupils will understand.

There are key topics that provide a strong foundation for pupils’ learning plus techniques that facilitate gradual development of skills and knowledge in ways that will ensure pupil’s’ understanding. Often resources for mainstream pupils do not work with pupils with special educational needs and disabilities and teachers have to adapt them or cannot use them. This resource has everything a teacher needs in order to get across key messages.

Lesley Kerr-Edwards Director Image in Action – January 2017



The resources are extremely useful, they give us up-to-date accurate information and excellent ideas in a clear format. Thank you so much. Your hard work will enable us to have a positive impact on our young peoples lives. New Bridge School, Oldham

The resource book used in three Essex children support centres (formerly known as Pupil Referral Units) has contributed to the centres achieving outstanding Ofsted reports in January 2014. The resource helpfully provided a structured way of evidencing activities the staff have been involved in and the progress made by the students. 
The health improvement team for the North East London NHS Foundation Trust’s (NELFT)