Primary Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and Inclusion

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ADHD: Creating an Inclusive Environment

Course overview 

The following will be covered in this training: How ADHD is identified and diagnosed, looking  at reasons behind behaviours, strategies to support concentration and confidence in the  classroom, and challenging/changing our own perceptions. 

Who should attend? 

Class teachers  

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Included in package:
  • Primary
  • Inclusion

£90.00

(incl. VAT)

Building a Resilient Classroom

Course overview

The session will examine building resilient classrooms through an emphasis on the teacher’s social and emotional well-being and competence. With a focus on their own well-being first, participants will better understand how to support their pupils with the skills they need to manage the complex situations they encounter.

Course objectives

  • To discuss the impact of positive attachment and its effect on lifelong learning.
  • To discuss the five domains of emotional intelligence in practice.
  • To understand the role of an emotionally intelligent teacher.
  • To share best practice and strategies to promote resilience and wellbeing within a classroom setting.

Who should attend?

PSHE leads, senior leaders and behaviour leads with a responsibility for behaviour and wellbeing.

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Included in package:
  • Primary
  • Inclusion

£108.00

(incl. VAT)

Cultural Competence - Tackling Disproportionality in Attainment and Exclusion of Young Black Men

Who should attend? 

Leaders and influencers.

This session aims to ensure leaders are informed about research and current practice in the area of cultural competence. It will look at:

  • The key factors in persistent underachievement.
  • Leadership on equality issues.
  • Unconscious bias:  How background, personal experiences, stereotypes and cultural context impact on decisions and actions without you realising.
  • Introduction to Racial Identity Theory.

Course objectives:

  • Gain an understanding of issues affecting BAME students, in particular, the factors that lead to underachievement and the causes of disproportionality.
  • Enable participants to put equity at the front and centre of their work.
  • Know how leaders can develop better ways to improve outcomes and life experiences of black young men and women – curriculum, inclusion and belonging.
  • Learn about the racial identity models to address unconscious bias, and ensure that staff are well-equipped to include theories.

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Included in package:
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Inclusion

£177.60

(incl. VAT)

Emotional Literacy Support Assistants: ELSA Supervision

Course overview

An essential part of the ELSA initiative is ongoing supervision to build the competence and confidence of the ELSAs. On completion of training all ELSAs are offered half-termly group professional supervision facilitated by an educational psychologist (EP). This is needed to maintain accreditation to work as an ELSA.

Course benefits: 

  • Provide casework support and guidance

  • Support ELSAs in setting and reviewing appropriate targets through case studies and group discussion

  • Enable additional training and discussion in areas of interest identified by ELSAs/recap on previous training and new developments in key areas

  • Give access to peer support

  • Facilitate shared problem-solving.

  • ELSAs will be able to share ideas and resources

Who should attend?

ELSAs who have attended the training course

 

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Included in package:
  • Not Included

£180.00

(incl. VAT)

Emotional Literacy Support Assistants: ELSA Training

 

The Educational Psychology Service is offering the ELSA training programme in Hackney.  This is for any member of staff working with vulnerable children and young people, for example, Teaching Assistants (TAs), SEN Learning Support Assistants (LSAs), Learning Mentors, Family Liaison Workers, etc.

Who should attend?

Any member of staff working with vulnerable children and young people, for example, Teaching Assistants (TAs), SEN Learning Support Assistants (LSAs), Learning Mentors, Family Liaison Workers, etc.

Course structure:

  • 6-day Training Course to enable support staff to develop and deliver emotional literacy interventions for their students. 
  • Followed by 7-sessions of group supervision led by specialist Educational Psychologists to help with planning and delivery of interventions. Supervision sessions will run up until academic year 2022/23.

Course benefits:

  • The ELSA project is an evidence-based initiative where teaching assistants receive six days of special training from EPs related to emotional literacy and well-being of children and young people in school.
  • By becoming a registered ELSA in their school, staff receive ongoing professional supervision from EPs to help them deliver individual and small group support programmes in schools.
  • ELSAs can help with a range of issues, including loss and bereavement, self-esteem, motivation, social skills, issues with friends and relationships, anger management, behavior in class, bullying, anxiety, exam-related stress, etc.
  • This preventative, inexpensive initiative can build on schools’ current resources, delivering quality support to students.
  • Beneficial outcomes have been found to be: increased staff confidence in supporting vulnerable pupils and a significant improvement in the emotional well-being of students

Plus 1 x group supervision sessions will take place in summer term 2022 and a copy of “Well-Being: An Introductory Handbook.

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Included in package:
  • Not Included

£720.00

(incl. VAT)

Inclusion Conference

Conference overview 

This annual conference will give information to support the inclusion of children and young people with SEN and disabilities.

Target Audience: SENCOs, Headteachers, DHTs, PSHE leads, Governors 

The Programme for the Day will include:   

            Key Notes by Andre Imich DFE SEN and Disability Adviser and Gaynor Roberts, Senior HMI

 Workshop Options will include:  

  • Creating a Bereavement Aware culture in schools: Tracey Boseley - Child Bereavement UK
  • Tackling Sexual Harassment in Schools: Amelia Jenkinson - School of Sexuality Education
  • Staying a Strategic SENCO: Hannah Moloney, SEND specialist
  • Maximising the use of TAs in schools-research into practice: Sally Franklin, UCL
  • How to support LGBTIQ+ students in schools: Amelia Jenkinson, School of Sexuality Education
  • SEND in a nutshell-using data effectively: Malcolm Reeve, Whole School SEND 

Cost

1 place included in CPD package or £150 if your school have not purchased a package.  Additional places can be purchased 50% discount for £75 by contacting CPDadmin@hackney.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Secondary

£180.00

(incl. VAT)

Inclusion in Action

Course overview 

Led by Heba Al-Jayoosi Whole School SEND NASEN, Deputy Regional Lead for the East  of England and North East London. Drawing on national guidance as well as findings from  research, this event will explore inclusive practices in schools with plenty of ideas for  colleagues to take away.  

Who should attend? 

The session is suitable for aspiring and experienced SENCOs, teachers and senior leaders. 

 

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Included in package:
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Inclusion

£0.00

(incl. VAT)

Makaton Level 1

Course overview

Makaton signing and symbols can be used to support a range of learners to develop their expression and understanding. This nationally accredited one-day Level 1 course (replacing the first part of Makaton Foundation Workshop) provides a detailed introduction to Makaton’s place in supporting communication as well as practical sign vocabulary and an introduction to using symbols. Videos show how Makaton can be introduced at home or in an education setting. 

Course objectives

  • To learn signs and symbols of the Makaton language programme (stages 1-2).
  • To understand how Makaton can be used to help pupils with communication difficulties to access learning and social interaction at school.

Who should attend?
SENCOs, teachers, learning support assistants and teaching assistants in primary and secondary mainstream and special schools responsible for using and teaching.

 

  • Target audience:
  • Early Years
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Included in package:
  • Not Included

£75.00

(incl. VAT)

Makaton Level 2

Course overview

This nationally accredited Level 2 Makaton course builds on the previous workshop to develop knowledge and understanding of both signs and symbols up to Core Vocabulary stage 4, and explores how to use them to support communication every day.  The course will increase participants’ knowledge of AAC and multi-modal communication and there are opportunities to revise and practise signing in a fun and active way. Levels 1 and 2 together are equivalent to the two-day Makaton Foundation Workshop previously offered. 

Course objectives

  • To learn signs and symbols of the Makaton language programme (stages 3–4).
  • To enable staff to facilitate pupils with communication difficulties to access learning and social interaction at school using Makaton.

Who should attend?
SENCOs, teachers, learning support assistants and teaching assistants in primary, secondary mainstream and special schools responsible for using and teaching who have previously completed the Makaton Level 1 course.

  • Target audience:
  • Early Years
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Included in package:
  • Not Included

£75.00

(incl. VAT)

Makaton Level 3

Course overview

This two-day course, accredited by the Makaton charity, combines a practical approach with theory and technical information to improve participants’ communication and translation skills using signs and symbols. By the end of the course, participants will have covered the entire Makaton core vocabulary (stages 1-8 with additional vocabulary). Practical sessions look in-depth at users’ needs, how to adapt communication and teaching methods to suit them, and how to create opportunities for developing communication and participating in the community, using Makaton.

Course objectives

  • To learn signs and symbols of the Makaton language programme (stages 5–8).
  • To develop an advanced understanding of ways to use Makaton to support children with communication difficulties.

Who should attend?

SENCOs, teachers, learning support assistants and teaching assistants in primary, secondary mainstream and special schools responsible for using and teaching who have previously completed the Makaton Level 2 course.

 

  • Target audience:
  • Early Years
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Included in package:
  • Not Included

£123.00

(incl. VAT)

SENCO Forum

Course overview 

The forum provides an opportunity to exchange information with other SENCOs in the borough and discuss national and Hackney Learning Trust policies and initiatives.

Course objectives

  • To create a network of expertise.
  • To continue to develop the role of SENCOs in Hackney.

Who should attend?
SENCOs, teachers, teaching assistants in primary and secondary mainstream and special schools

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Secondary

£0.00

(incl. VAT)

SEND Music Network Meetings

Course overview

The SEND Music Network will be a space for cross-phase professionals to meet, who are interested in making more inclusive music opportunities for learners with SEND. We will share and discuss ways we can implement support for emotional regulation and social communication through music, and look at creating more performance opportunities and ways of show casing the wonderful talent that is out there from our SEND pupils.

Course objectives

  • To create a network of expertise.
  • To share new developments in the music education sector, including OFSTED updates
  • To share best practice and have a professional dialogue.
  • To develop cross-curricular links
  • To share enrichment opportunities
  • To promote opportunities to work with cultural organisations in the Hackney Music Network, both supporting curriculum and extra-curricular work

Who should attend?

Anyone working across or with an interest in either SEND or Music should attend.

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Included in package:
  • Primary
  • Secondary

£0.00

(incl. VAT)

SEND Policy in Practice

Course overview

This course, previously called Every Teacher a Teacher of SEND, Every Leader a Leader of SEND, will be led by Michelle Unstead- Whole School SEND NASEN, Regional Lead for the East of England and North East London. This session will guide you through the Golden Nuggets of Special Educational Needs Policy and what that means in reality for your daily practice in the classroom.

Who should attend?

The session is suitable for aspiring and experienced SENCOs, teachers and senior leaders.

 

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Included in package:
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Inclusion

£0.00

(incl. VAT)

Writing Effective Behaviour Plans and Pastoral Support Programmes (PSP)

Course overview 

How to write effective behaviour plans and the role these play in maintaining inclusion.  Looking at: 

● Purpose 

● Strategies 

● Target Setting 

● PSPs 

Who should attend? 

Primary and Years 7-8 teachers

Course length 

1x 2hour session

 

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Included in package:
  • Primary
  • Secondary

£90.00

(incl. VAT)