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SEND Training & Development Meetings
Our SEND Training and Development meetings run every fortnight on Tuesdays. These are a one-stop shop for school SENCos and staff with an interest in SEND and Inclusion.
We cover a range of topics, with recent sessions focussing on:
- Supporting Mental Health & Wellbeing
- Annual Reviews
- Online Learning
- Provision Mapping
- Person Centred Practice
There is a small charge of £10pp for these sessions and they are currently taking place online via Microsoft Teams. To book your place, please click here.
Tuesday 13th April 5-6pm
Focus: How to you distinguish between a special educational need and the impact of COVID?
As children return to the classroom, it is expected that the majority of them will have taken a few steps backwards in their progress and development, however, how can you identify if this is just the impact of a long period of home learning and not an emerging special education need.
This session is an opportunity to discuss with mainstream colleagues, share resources and ask the advice of our Leading SENCos on strategies to support children back into education.
SEN Information Reports
An example SEN Information report: SEN Information Report - Boothville
An example SEN Policy: SEN Policy - Spring Lane Primary
Our wonderful Leading SENCos have put together this presentation on a reconnecting curriculum, free for schools to access:
July 2019 Inclusion Network Resources:
SEND RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS
Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families
Description: a downloadable guide to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of pupils and students during periods of disruption.
Description: a range of downloadable resources grouped by theme. Themes include: social skills, songs and games, and picture cards.
Description: downloadable teaching resources to support pupils with SEND.
PMLD thematic units – from the Northern Ireland Curriculum
Description: comprehensive guidance on themed activities for learners with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD). A full sensory curriculum is offered.
Priory Woods School
Description: resources from an award-winning, innovative school, rated by Ofsted as outstanding and put together by SEND teachers. The resources include apps and programmes.
Description: A range of SEND guidance videos created in collaboration with the Centre for Education and Youth (CfEY) in addition to many other experts within the sector. Aimed at Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs).
Description: downloadable activities aimed particularly at Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) and Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD) learners.
Description: downloadable resources that can be adapted to suit the needs of pupils. Resources are aimed at a range of abilities.
Speech and Language Kids
Description: a range of education and therapy resources for speech and language problems. A podcast is also available on iTunes for verbal and non-verbal children.
Teaching Students with Visual Impairments
Description: a range of downloadable resources to support blind and visually impaired pupils.
UCL Centre for Inclusive Education
Description: a guide to help parents adjust to remote learning by providing advice and links to resources.