Chatta Club for Primary and Secondary Special Needs Co-ordinators

For primary/secondary Special Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinators

Supporting Pupils with Additional Support Needs during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Chatta is a classroom approach based on audio-visual scaffolding, modelled language and oral rehearsal. It leads to strong progress in speaking, writing, understanding and retention. The approach is used as a whole class teaching method in primary, secondary and special schools in the UK and overseas.

The Chatta approach encompasses inclusive teaching and good classroom practice, ensuring all teaching content is accessible to all pupils, and that barriers to learning are removed through ‘quality first teaching’.  Teaching with Chatta is effective for all pupils, and especially powerful for students with dyslexia, autism, sequencing, memory and language challenges.

At the beginning of the COVID-19 emergency we created ‘Chatta Club’ for children aged 3 to 11. We send daily activities which are all based on storytelling, imagination, creative ideas and keeping busy. We’ve had positive feedback from families all over the world and have designed Chatta Club to be simply something children enjoy doing. We know learning at home doesn’t look or feel like learning at home and have tried to make Chatta Club fun. Chatta Club is free to join. Our activity archive is here:

Following requests from Special Needs Co-ordinators from some of the secondary schools we work with, we have now developed Chatta Club +. 

Chatta Club + is for young people aged 12+ and includes weekly actvities, and Chatta software. There is no cost but schools do need to register for their pupils to take part.

The first edition of Chatta Club + is here.

If you are a primary or secondary SENCO, Literacy leader or headteacher and would like your pupils to receive Chatta Club or Chatta Club + activities please contact

We don’t say anywhere in the resource that Chatta Club + is for students with additional needs, because its not, its for everyone, but if young people do need support to remove barriers for learning the audio-visual  Chatta approach is powerful.

Tyler is autistic: This short video explains how Chatta has helped him.


Daniel is dysexic. The work he does with Chatta has been transformative.


Chatta Club/Chatta Club + are free. We do all the work- zero extra work for you.

Contact: Let us help.