SEN

Literacy Support Days

Description
These literacy days provide opportunities for teaching assistants to have 1:1 consultations and attend lectures which update staff on aspects of the STEPS specialist teaching programme.

Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will work with staff who are better skilled at supporting them
Staff:
  • Will build knowledge and skills and feel confident supporting their particular learner
Settings:
  • Will see improvement in literacy support
Audience

SENCOs, Teachers & Support Staff

Date
19th February 2018 (9:30am - 12:00pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
Members of SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
(non RBG school £70)
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Date
20th February 2018 (9:30am - 12:00pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
Members of SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
(non RBG school £70)
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Date
21st May 2018 (9:30am - 12:00pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
Members of SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
(non RBG school £70)
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Date
22nd May 2018 (9:30am - 12:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
(non RBG school £70)
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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
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)
THIS COURSE IS FULLY BOOKED
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
Members of SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
(non RBG school £110)
THIS COURSE IS FULLY BOOKED
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Date
14th June 2018 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
21st June 2018 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
28th June 2018 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
5th July 2018 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
12th July 2018 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
Members of SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
(non RBG school £110)
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Using ICT to support children with a SEND

Description
A course to:
  • Demonstrate to staff ICT based resources to support young people with SEND in their learning
  • Provide staff with an opportunity to make their own resources tailor made to support students with a SEND
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will have stimulating resources to support their learning through ICT
Staff:
  • Will be confident in using a range of ICT resources, particularly linked to literacy and numeracy, suitable for students with a SEND
Schools:
  • Will have skilled staff confident in using a range of ICT resources to support students with a SEND
Audience

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

Date
22nd February 2018 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
Members of SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
(non RBG school £120)
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‘WORD UP’ Literacy Programme

Description
This course introduces participants to a programme suitable for children working within p-levels and focuses on reading whole words instead of the process of using synthetic phonics.

Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • With visual strengths but unable to use the ‘Synthetic Phonics’ approach will have access to a more accessible reading and spelling programme and make progress
Practitioners:
  • Will be informed and know the optimum time to use phonics alongside this programme
Settings:
  • All children’s needs are considered in the school provision map
Audience

SENCOs, Teachers and Teaching Assistants

Date
27th February 2018 (9:30am - 12:30pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
Members of SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
(non RBG school £70)
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Date
8th May 2018 (9:30am - 12:30pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
Members of SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
(non RBG school £70)
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Story/Maths Box Courses

Description
A language based reading and maths programme created specifically for children working within the p-scales. The box contains a huge range of high quality engaging resources.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • With complex learning needs are able to access reading and maths, whilst addressing their speech, language and communication needs
Practitioners:
  • Will be empowered to work on virtually all pupils’ individual multidisciplinary targets in a relevant, practical and meaningful context with children working within the p-scales
Settings:
  • Will benefit from an effective provision map
Audience

SENCos & Support Staff

Date
6th March 2018 (9:30am - 11:00am)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
Members of SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
(non RBG school £30)
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Designated Teacher for Looked After Children Termly Networking Sessions

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
8th March 2018 (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
Free to Royal Greenwich Staff and Schools (£25 cancellation fee)
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Supporting Children Working at P-Level in English in the Mainstream Classroom

Description
This course will cover:
  • The pre-requisite literacy skills
  • P-level details – the English PIVATS & Equals Curriculum
  • Differentiating tasks in the classroom
  • Understanding the needs of the child
  • Using visual support systems
  • ICT to support learning
  • Reading at the p-level stage
  • Writing at the p-level stag
  • A range of suitable resources and planning documents on a CD
  • Using signing to support understanding
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Working at p-levels will gain access to the mainstream classroom
Practitioners:
  • Will feel confident in planning for effective learning for children working within the p-scales
Settings:
  • Will benefit from an effective provision map
Audience

SENCOs, Teachers & Support Staff

Date
13th March 2018 (9:30am - 3:30pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
Members of SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
£120 (non RBG school £150)
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Securing the “Voice” of Children with Complex Communication Needs; Showcasing excellent practice in Royal Greenwich

Description
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.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will be a central part of interventions and planning for their futures
Staff:
  • Will have a range of tools they can use when securing the voice of this group of students in securing their voice
Settings:
  • Will have staff able to support others within their teams in this work
Audience

All staff involved with direct work with students with disabilities, particularly SENCOs, Teachers & Social Workers

Date
15th March 2018 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
Members of SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
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Twilight SENCO Support/Session Development

Description
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.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will have knowledgeable SENCOs who are aware of the systems and processes in place to support them
Staff:
  • 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
Audience

Teaching Assistants, SENCOs & parents

Date
19th March 2018 (3:00pm - 5:00pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
Members of SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
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Date
17th April 2018 (3:00pm - 5:00pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
Members of SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
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Date
23rd April 2018 (3:00pm - 5:00pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
Members of SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
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Date
3rd July 2018 (3:00pm - 5:00pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
Members of SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
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Supporting Children Working at P-Level in Maths in the Mainstream Classroom

Description
This course includes:
  • Outlining the pre-requisite maths skills
  • P-level details – the Maths PIVATS & Equals Curriculum
  • Differentiating tasks in the classroom
  • Understanding NIP
  • Presentation from Numicon and FREE Numicon Kit
  • Understanding and writing maths targets
  • A range of suitable resources
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Working at p-levels will gain access to the mainstream classroom
Practitioners:
  • 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
Settings:
  • Will have effective provision-mapping
Audience

SENCOs, Teachers & Support Staff

Date
20th March 2018 (9:30am - 3:30pm)
Includes Numicon At Home Kit
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
Members of SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
£120 (non RBG school £150)
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Analysing and Managing Behaviour for Children with an ASD in a School Setting

Description
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.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will have effective behaviour plans in place to support their learning in school
Staff:
  • Will be equipped to understand and manage behaviour for children with an ASD
Settings:
  • Will have a consistent evidence-based approach to analysing and managing behaviour for children with an ASD in their school
Audience

Staff supporting children with an ASD in school settings, to include LSA’s, SENCO’s and teachers

Date
26th March 2018 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
Members of SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
(non RBG school £150)
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Wave 3 Maths

Description
A structured and cumulative whole word and phonics based literacy programme for children below catch-up level (ELS/QUEST/FLS).

Training will include a 12-week programme to be delivered 3 x 30 minutes weekly.

This course is:
  • For children at Key Stage 2 with gaps in their mathematical understanding who are working at 1B and above in mathematics
  • Not suitable for children with complex needs
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will benefit from an assessment and units of work which close specific gaps in mathematical understanding
Staff:
  • Will increase in knowledge and confidence in Wave 3 Maths
Settings:
  • Will have effective provision-mapping
Audience

SENCOs, teachers and support staff

Date
27th March 2018 (9:30am - 11:00am)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
Members of SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
(non RBG school £30)
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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
Practitioners:
  • Will have increased confidence and clear structures in place for assessing, planning and supporting children working significantly below the Key Stage standards
Audience

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

Date
19th April 2018 (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
8th May 2018 (3:00pm - 6:00pm)
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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Setting up a Sensory Programme for Pupils with an ASD in your School: To include sensory circuits and diets

Description
This course supports staff in schools in supporting pupils with an ASD and sensory sensitivities, setting up interventions and supporting specialist Occupational Therapist programmes.
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 be confident in understanding the sensory needs of pupils with an ASD
  • Will be able to set up and run a sensory circuit
  • Will be able to support a child with a sensory diet
Settings:
  • Will have a range of experience staff in their school to support pupils with sensory needs as a part of their educational programme
Audience

Staff supporting pupils with an ASD in schools, SENCOs/Teachers & Teaching Assistants

Date
24th April 2018 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
Members of SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
(non RBG school £120)
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Date
4th July 2018 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
Members of SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
(non RBG school £120)
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Transition Arrangements for Children with an ASD Transferring to Secondary School in September 2018

Description
Session to exchange information on students transferring to secondary schools.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will have a smooth transfer to secondary school with information passed between primary and secondary school SENCOs
Staff:
  • Will have accurate and detailed information about students prior to transfer to assist in planning for their needs
Settings:
  • Will be able to allocate resources effectively to meet the needs of students transferring in advance of transfer
Audience

Primary & Secondary SENCOs with students with an ASD transferring to/from their school

Date
26th April 2018 (9:00am - 1:00pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
Members of SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
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SEN Workshops

Description

  1. An explanation of the p-levels, PIVATS, planning and differentiation tools.
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Discussing the variety of Speech and Language difficulties our learners experience
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will have increased access to the curriculum
Staff:
  • Will have opportunities to address issues arising when supporting children with Downs Syndrome and complex needs
Settings:
  • Benefit from access to a range of materials which support differentiation for children working below expected levels
Audience

SENCOs, teachers and support staff

Date
1st May 2018 (9:30am - 3:00pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
SEND Outreach Support Services
Anne-Marie Charlesworth
Cost
£120 (non RBG school £150)
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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
3rd May 2018 (2:00pm - 5:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
£30
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Using Social Stories to Support Pupils with an ASD in Schools

Description
This session will provide an introduction to Social Stories and the rationale for using these with students with an ASD. Practical application in a school setting is also provided.
Impact Statement
Pupils will be:
  • Supported to understand social situations through a story based approach
Practitioners:
  • Will have an in-depth knowledge of how social stories can support children with an ASD to understand social situations
  • Will be confident in writing social stories to use with students themselves
Settings:
  • Will be supported by staff who are confident about the rationale and theory behind Social Stories
Audience

Staff supporting pupils with an ASD in schools, SENCOs/Teachers & Teaching Assistants

Date
9th May 2018 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
Members of SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
(non RBG school £70)
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Transition DAY for Vulnerable Students (including those with SEND but not ASD) Transferring to Secondary School in September 2018

Description
Session to exchange information on students transferring to secondary schools.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will have a smooth transfer to secondary school with information passed between primary and secondary school SENCOs
Staff:
  • Will have accurate and detailed information about students prior to transfer to assist in planning for their needs
Settings:
  • Will be able to allocate resources effectively to meet the needs of students transferring in advance of transfer
Audience

Primary and Secondary SENCOs

Date
10th May 2018 (9:00am - 4:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
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Makaton Training (4 sessions)

Description
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.
Impact Statement
Staff are empowered to supporting learners with their communication via the use of Makaton.
Audience

Teaching Assistants, Teachers, Early Years Practitioners & Speech Therapists

Date
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)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
Members of SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
£130
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Calling all Dyslexia Friendly Schools

Description
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.
Impact Statement
Settings:
  • 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
Audience

Staff of schools holding the Dyslexia Friendly Quality Mark

Date
11th June 2018 (4:30pm - 6:00pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
Members of SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
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Wave 3 Literacy Programme ‘STEPS to Success’

Description
This 4 day course is a structured and cumulative synthetic phonics based literacy programme for children below catch-up level (ELS/QUEST/FLS).

STEPS will observe the staff member teaching the programme if requested by school.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • With dyslexia related barriers to learning acquire phonic and spelling skills and knowledge via a structured, cumulative, multi-sensory 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
Audience

SENCOs, Teachers & Support Staff

Date
12th June 2018 (9:00am - 12:00pm)