The Superpower of Looking learning resources have been developed in collaboration with experts in inclusive practice, including SEND/ASD/ALN practitioners. As we develop both existing and new resources, we are committed to continually improving accessibility and inclusivity. Every learning resource includes a list of inclusive, sensory activities to ensure everyone is learning.
Our lesson resources have been designed to give teachers flexibility and choice in lesson delivery. We invite you to adapt our lesson resources around your students and let them lead your discovery of the artwork. The discussion-based Q&A method at the core of The Superpower of Looking gives space for students to input and share their understanding throughout each lesson from their own unique perspective.
We believe that The Superpower of Looking can be of particular benefit for teaching students with specific additional support needs. Our sensory-based engagement ideas include ways to make, listen, touch, move and communicate around a particular artwork.
Teacher and resource consultant Penny Huntsman explains more about our inclusive approach in the following video.
Audio descriptions of artworks
In order to use The Superpower of Looking resource with students with blindness or visual impairment, VocalEyes have produced audio descriptions of one artwork in each Superpower category. You can be play these to students before beginning each lesson.
- History: The Adoration of the Kings
- Portrait: The Armada Portrait
- Everyday: An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump
- Landscape: Surprised!
- Still life: Still Life, Flowers and Insects
These links provide more advice on audio descriptions: