Supporting Students with an ASD in Mainstream Primary Schools
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
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
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
Staff supporting students with an ASD in primary schools: SENCO/Teachers and Teaching Assistants
21st February 2018 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
28th February 2018 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
7th March 2018 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
14th March 2018 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
21st March 2018 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
Designated Teacher for Looked After Children Termly Networking Sessions
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.
Will be more able to meet their statutory duties
Will be able to problem solve for the Looked After Children in their schools
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
Designated Teachers for Looked After Children and delegated staff, pastoral staff and SENCOs
8th March 2018 (2:00pm - 4:00pm)
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Members of the Virtual School Team
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
Free to Royal Greenwich Staff and Schools (£25 cancellation fee)
Securing the “Voice” of Children with Complex Communication Needs; Showcasing excellent practice in Royal Greenwich
Showcasing of different approaches and methods used in Greenwich, to secure the voice of children with disabilities who cannot access verbal communication in a meaningful way, to share their views, thoughts and opinions for planning for their futures.
This course includes social care planning, EHC planning and other child and family-focused interventions.
Will be a central part of interventions and planning for their futures
Will have a range of tools they can use when securing the voice of this group of students in securing their voice
Will have staff able to support others within their teams in this work
All staff involved with direct work with students with disabilities, particularly SENCOs, Teachers & Social Workers
A series of twilight SENCO support sessions, with topics to be decided by the SENCO Network meeting.
These sessions are designed to support SENCOs with topical issues and share good practice across schools/settings.
These sessions will disseminate advice and support benefit to all school SENCOs with follow-up workshop style sessions in the implementation of new initiatives.
Will have knowledgeable SENCOs who are aware of the systems and processes in place to support them
Will have access to immediate support and training on issues arising in practice or via network meetings in addition to access to specialist advice and support that supports working as a mainstream school SENCO
Supporting Children Working at P-Level in Maths in the Mainstream Classroom
This course includes:
Outlining the pre-requisite maths skills
P-level details – the Maths PIVATS & Equals Curriculum
Differentiating tasks in the classroom
Presentation from Numicon and FREE Numicon Kit
Understanding and writing maths targets
A range of suitable resources
Working at p-levels will gain access to the mainstream classroom
Will feel confident in planning for effective learning for children working within the p-scales including how to use numicon with this group. They will have a good understanding of the principles of counting
Analysing and Managing Behaviour for Children with an ASD in a School Setting
This course will provide staff with ways to analyse behaviour in children with an ASD, taking into account their specific learning and processing styles. This will lead to discussing practical strategies to manage behaviour in school, including designing behaviour plans and links to school behaviour policies.
It is recommended that LSA’s attend together with the school SENCO, so that strategies can be integrated within school-based behaviour policies and plans. The course will NOT cover handling and restraint management techniques.
Will have effective behaviour plans in place to support their learning in school
Will be equipped to understand and manage behaviour for children with an ASD
Will have a consistent evidence-based approach to analysing and managing behaviour for children with an ASD in their school
Staff supporting children with an ASD in school settings, to include LSA’s, SENCO’s and teachers
An explanation of the p-levels, PIVATS, planning and differentiation tools.
Manage some of the challenging behaviours our learners present as a result of:
frustrations with daily life
peer relationships understanding and communicating with others
Discussing how to support Personal, Social and Health Education
Support learners with physical barriers such as poor muscle tone. Supporting the development of coordination/support for independent skills Visual/Hearing impairment and the effects on our learners. Practical advice for support
Discussing the variety of Speech and Language difficulties our learners experience
Will have increased access to the curriculum
Will have opportunities to address issues arising when supporting children with Downs Syndrome and complex needs
Benefit from access to a range of materials which support differentiation for children working below expected levels
The Beginners' Workshop provides a practical introduction to the Makaton Language Programme. Sessions include discussing commonly asked questions, hints and tips for effective signing and symbol use and how to start using Makaton in everyday situations at home, school or work. You will also learn the signs and symbols for Stages 1-4 and Additional Core Vocabulary.
Staff are empowered to supporting learners with their communication via the use of Makaton.
Teaching Assistants, Teachers, Early Years Practitioners & Speech Therapists
16th May 2018 (4:00pm - 6:45pm)
23rd May 2018 (4:00pm - 6:45pm)
6th June 2018 (4:00pm - 6:45pm)
13th June 2018 (4:00pm - 6:45pm)
This course will explore ways in which schools are maintaining their Dyslexia Friendly status. Participants will receive ‘dyslexia’ updates in resources and research, and the opportunity to share good practice with colleagues.
Holding the ‘Dyslexia Friendly Schools Quality Mark’ are meeting the requirements to maintain a dyslexia friendly school by ensuring all their staff have received dyslexia training
Holding ‘Dyslexia Friendly Status’ are maintaining the profile of the accreditation ensuring all staff are well informed
Staff of schools holding the Dyslexia Friendly Quality Mark