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Twins and Multiples

Best Practice and School Policy

Practical tips for teachers

The National Survey of Schools in the UK confirmed that the rising numbers of multiple birth children are now in the school system. Most teachers will have to consider the needs of multiple birth children and their families. Schools in the national survey tended to generalise from their own previous experiences of multiples and or stereotypes portrayed the media.

When multiples are registered for school it is important to consult with the parents and to assess the children. The downloadable questionnaire is helpful for the initial consultation. Remember to: