SEN

Supporting Students with an ASD in Mainstream Primary Schools

Description
A 5 week course to enable staff in schools to understand ASD and develop effective support strategies
Week 1 - What is ASD? - Sharing our experiences of ASD
Week 2 - Theories linked to autism: personal experiences and sensory sensitivities
Week 3 - Communication: strategies to assist
Week 4 – Approaches and strategies
Week 5 – Managing behaviour, emotional and anxiety difficulties with students with ASD
Impact Statement
ASD Pupils:
  • Will be provided with appropriate strategies and support to assist their inclusion, interaction and access to all areas of the curriculum
Practitioners:
  • Will have a deeper understanding of autism and how it affects children and their families
  • Will be equipped with a range of strategies to support children with autism in mainstream primary schools
Settings:
  • Will have staff who have a greater understanding of best practice in relation to children with autism as well as the sensory difficulties they experience which can affect their ability to be included
Audience

Staff supporting students with an ASD in primary schools: SENCO/Teachers and Teaching Assistants


Date
4th November 2019 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
11th November 2019 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
18th November 2019 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
25th November 2019 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
2nd December 2019 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
(non RBG school £110)
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Date
27th February 2020 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
5th March 2020 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
12th March 2020 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
19th March 2020 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
26th March 2020 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
(non RBG school £110)
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Date
18th June 2020 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
25th June 2020 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
2nd July 2020 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
9th July 2020 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
16th July 2020 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
(non RBG school £110)
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Down Syndrome Training Day

Description
This course will provide an explanation of what causes Down Syndrome and the learning profile of a student with Down Syndrome. It will provide effective strategies for differentiation and an understanding of how to support literacy and numeracy and encourage positive behaviour.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will have access to an increased visual curriculum and will be empowered to be independent
Practitioners:
  • Will understand the needs and most effective strategies to employ when teaching and including children with Downs Syndrome
Audience

SENCOs, Teachers and Support Staff supporting children with Down Syndrome


Date
5th November 2019 (9:30am - 4:00pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
Cost
£90 (non RBG school £110)
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New SENCO Induction Programme

Description
Course to orientate SENCOs to Royal Greenwich systems and processes, to include:
  • The expectations of the graduated response and how to apply for an Early Health and Care assessment
  • Induction to Royal Greenwich services linked to SEND, to include Health as well as the voluntary sector
  • Assessing children at P-levels to support planning
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will benefit from knowledgeable SENCOs who are aware of systems and processes in place to support them
Staff:
  • SENCOs will be aware of all RBG services and systems
Settings:
  • Will have SENCOs who are able to make referrals and provide a choice about appropriate services
Audience

SENCOs new to post in Greenwich, to include experienced SENCOs new to working in Greenwich schools


Date
7th November 2019 (1:30pm - 5:30pm)
14th November 2019 (1:30pm - 5:30pm)
21st November 2019 (1:30pm - 5:30pm)
28th November 2019 (1:30pm - 5:30pm)
5th December 2019 (1:30pm - 5:30pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
(non RBG school £110)
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Supporting Children with Complex needs in literacy and maths

Description
This course will provide participants with:
  • The potential barriers to learning for pupils with complex needs (pupils working significantly below the Key Stage standards)
  • An overview of the graduated approach and how it should be reflected in day to day practice
  • Strategies for assessment of pupils with complex needs
  • Planning and differentiating for pupils with complex needs
  • An overview of resources for supporting pupils with complex needs (including visual support) in core areas of the curriculum
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will benefit from carefully planned support tailored to meet individual needs
Staff:
  • Will have increased confidence to effectively implement the graduated approach when supporting pupils working significantly below Key Stage standards
Audience

SENCOs, Teachers & Support Staff


Date
12th November 2019 (9:30am - 3:30pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
£30 (non RBG school £50)
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Date
3rd March 2020 (9:30am - 3:30pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
£30 (non RBG school £50)
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Date
4th June 2020 (9:30am - 3:30pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
£30 (non RBG school £50)
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Story/Maths Boxes

Description
An overview of the story box programmes which offer a story based multisensory approach to the development of early reading aand communication skills. Some boxes also include a focus on early maths concepts and skills. The boxes contain a large range of engaging resources. This training course offers staff an opportunity to become familiar with the story box programmes and available resources and prepares them to deliver these to groups of pupils
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will be able to develop their language, communication and early reading (and maths) skills through a structured, multi sensory story based programme
Staff:
  • Will feel confident about delivering story box programme to groups pf children
Audience

SENCOs & Support Staff


Date
26th November 2019 (9:30am - 11:00am)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
(non RBG school £50)
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Date
10th March 2020 (9:30am - 11:00am)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
(non RBG school £50)
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An Introduction to PIVATS 5

Description
  • To consider how PIVATS 5 sits within the current assessment agenda (including an overview of the OFSTED grade descriptors for the quality of teaching, learning and assessment)
  • To have an overview of the rationale for the PIVATS 5 rewrite
  • To become familiar with PIVATS 5 structure and criteria
  • To look at PIVATS 5 and how it can be used to assess progress and inform learning for children with SEND who are attaining well below their age related expectations in reading, writing and maths
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will receive appropriate targets for learning within a personalised curriculum
Staff:
  • Will have increased confidence and clear structures in place for assessing, planning and supporting children working significantly below the Key Stage standards
Establishment:
  • Will be able to assess progress and inform learning for children with SEND who are attaining well below their age related expectations in reading, writing and maths
Audience

SENCOs, Teachers, Heads of Department, NQTs and Support Staff


Date
28th November 2019 (9:30am - 12:30pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £85)
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Date
5th May 2020 (9:30am - 12:30pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £85)
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Inference Training

Description
Inference training is an effective evidence based group intervention aimed at KS2/3 pupils who decode adequately but experience comprehension difficulties
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will increase their level of reading comprehension
Staff:
  • Will be effective in teaching reading comprehension
Schools:
  • Will raise pupil progress in reading comprehension
Audience

Class Teachers, Learning Support Assistants and SLT


Date
29th November 2019 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
9th December 2019 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
£250
Cost is £250 per school (max. of 3 delegates)
Cost includes cost of training file
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Supporting Children with Maths

Description
Understanding the particular difficulties children with SEN have in the maths lesson and how best to support them. Exploring ways of developing independence in maths lessons through meaningful and supportive differentiation and exploring mainstream maths resources, which are highly effective in leading children into abstract elements of maths with confidence and certainty.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will have access to the class maths curriculum in a meaningful way so they are empowered and learn
Staff:
  • Will be empowered
Establishment:
  • Schools create a visual environment in school which ensures that maths is a relevant and meaningful subject in children’s lives
Audience

School staff who are supporting children in the maths lesson and are delivering maths interventions


Date
3rd December 2019 (9:30am - 12:00pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
£30
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Designated Teacher for Looked After Children

Description
A termly session led by Royal Borough of Greenwich Virtual School staff to enable Designated Teachers to meet their statutory duties. The session will update staff on local, regional and national developments and provide a chance to share best practice and network with staff from other schools.
Impact Statement
Practitioners:
  • Will be more able to meet their statutory duties
  • Will be able to problem solve for the Looked After Children in their schools
Settings:
  • Will have better systems for Looked After Children leading to improved outcomes
  • Will be able to satisfy their Governing Board that their Designated Teachers are meeting their training obligations
Audience

Designated Teachers for Looked After Children and delegated staff, pastoral staff and SENCOs


Date
5th December 2019 (2:00pm - 4:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of the Virtual School Team
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
£25 cancellation fee
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Date
26th March 2020 (2:00pm - 4:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of the Virtual School Team
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
£25 cancellation fee
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Including children with SEND in the mainstream classroom

Description
This course supports staff in:
  • Supporting learners with physical barriers such as poor muscle tone and/or visual/ hearing impairment
  • Understanding barriers experienced by learners with speech, language and communication difficulties
  • Developing a pupil’s independence skills through differentiated learning
  • Understanding and managing challenging behaviours
  • Tracking pupil progress
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will benefit from carefully planned support tailored to meet individual needs
Staff:
  • Staff: will be knowledgeable and confident in supporting pupils with a range of difficulties in the classroom
Audience

SENCos, teachers and support staff


Date
10th December 2019 (9:30am - 2:00pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
£30 (non RBG school £50)
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Date
7th May 2020 (9:30am - 3:00pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
£30 (non RBG school £50)
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How to support a Child/Young person to understand their ASD diagnosis

Description
This course will:
  • Provide an understanding of the particular issues in the context of an ASD diagnosis
  • Provide practitioners with a range of tools to use with students to support them in understanding their diagnosis
  • Provide a forum to discuss anxieties/concerns

Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will understand their diagnosis in a positive way
Staff:
  • Will be confident to manage this work and have the necessary skills, knowledge and experience and a range of strategies and resources to draw upon
Schools:
  • Will have skilled staff to do this intervention
Audience

SENCOs/Teachers & TA’s and other professionals, supporting children with an ASD


Date
12th December 2019 (9:30am - 12:00pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
(non RBG school £70)
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Phonics Intervention Programme ‘STEPS to Success’ 4 x session

Description
A structured and cumulative phonics based literacy programme for children below catchup level.
Training will include:
  • Good understanding of the English phonic code
  • The principles of inclusion and underlying learning difficulties
  • Working with targets
  • Delivery of a structured, multisensory, cumulative phonics programme
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • With dyslexia related barriers to learning acquire phonic and spelling skills and knowledge via a structured, cumulative, multisensory learning programme
Practitioners:
  • Will benefit from training from experienced dyslexia specialist teachers and understand the best ways to improve reading, spelling and handwriting outcomes
Settings:
  • Will have staff who are trained to deliver a successful teaching programme. STEPS will observe the staff member teaching the programme if requested by school
Audience

SENCOs, Teachers & Support Staff


Date
7th January 2020 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
14th January 2020 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
21st January 2020 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
28th January 2020 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
(non RBG school £200)
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Date
16th June 2020 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
23rd June 2020 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
30th June 2020 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
7th July 2020 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
(non RBG school £200)
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Supporting Children with an ASD in the Foundation Stage

Description
This course specifically focuses on meeting the needs of children with an ASD in the Foundation Stage. It covers:
  • What is ASD?
  • Communication development and strategies
  • Sensory sensitivities and strategies to manage them
  • Behaviour and strategies to manage behaviour
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will be provided with appropriate strategies and support to assist their inclusion,interaction and access to all areas of the curriculum
Practitioners:
  • Will have a deeper understanding of autism and how it affects children and their families
  • Will be equipped with a range of strategies to support children with autism in mainstream primary schools
Settings:
  • Will have staff who have a greater understanding of best practice in relation to children with autism as well as the sensory difficulties they experience which can affect their ability to be included
Audience

Staff supporting pupils with an ASD in the Foundation Stage, SENCOs/Teachers &Teaching Assistants


Date
9th January 2020 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
(non RBG school £120)
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OCR Level 7 Diploma ‘Updating Skills’

Description
The course will provide attendants with the latest updates on current standardised tests, test procedures and reporting and provide an opportunity to discuss complex report profiles
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • To have specific needs identified and learning personalised
Staff:
  • Attendants will make better informed assessment decisions and develop a network of local assessors.
Establishment:
  • Will develop experienced assessors of specific learning difficulties
Audience

Staff who have gained the OCR level 7 qualification ‘Assessing and Teaching Learners with Specific Learning Difficulties’


Date
20th January 2020 (4:00pm - 6:00pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
£30
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SENCO Networks

Description
A networking session for SENCOs to share new developments in SEND.

This session will provide support, information, advice and sign posting for SENCOs in mainstream schools in Royal Borough of Greenwich.
Impact Statement
SENCOs will have:
  • Access to up-to-date information on SEND developments that are taking place in Royal Greenwich
  • Access to specialist advice and support that supports working as a SENCO in a mainstream school setting
  • Opportunities to network with other SENCOs in a similar role in schools in Royal Greenwich
Audience

Primary & Secondary SENCOs


Date
22nd January 2020 (2:00pm - 5:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
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Date
11th June 2020 (2:00pm - 5:30pm)