SEN

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
27th March 2019 (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 £150)
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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
28th March 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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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
4th April 2019 (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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Date
3rd July 2019 (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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Transition for children with an ASD transferring to secondary school in September 2019

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
25th April 2019 (9:00am - 1:00pm)
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
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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
7th May 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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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
8th May 2019 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
Venue
At host school or King's Park Campus
Tutors
SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
(non RBG school £70)
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools (non RBG school £70 when attending King’s Park session)
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Transition day for vulnerable students including those with SEND but not ASD transferring to secondary school September 2019

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


Date
9th May 2019 (9:00am - 4:30pm)
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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‘STEPS’ programme support

Description
This support day provides opportunities for teaching assistants to have 1:1 consultations with the STEPS outreach team and attend training which update staff on aspects of the STEPS specialist teaching programmes
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will benefit from more confident and improved delivery of the programmes and varied content
Staff:
  • Will gain new ideas and strategies for effective delivery of the STEPS programmes
Audience

Teaching Assistants, SENCOs & parents


Date
21st May 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 £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
21st May 2019 (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
£30 (non RBG school £50)
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Attention Autism Training (Stages 1 - 4)

Description
  • The practicalities of an intervention that is motivating for both adults and children
  • The methodology and practice that underpins the intervention
  • Demonstration of the techniques in action
  • Using film footage, examples of each stage of the programme in action with children
  • Strategies for individualising the intervention
  • Differentiating targets within a group setting to meet individual needs

Please note that due to the recent changes ALL schools and settings in Greenwich are required to have at least ONE member of staff who has completed this training before implementing the intervention and ONLY fully trained staff members can deliver it.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • will be supported to develop their attention. communication and interaction skills through a fun and motivating intervention
Staff will have an understanding of how to:
  • engage children with autism
  • teach children with autism to focus, sustain and shift their attention
  • teach, encourage and support communication
  • foster group learning skills
  • embed early social interaction skills into group work
  • set up and run the intervention with groups of children

Setting will have confident and fluent use of:
  • dynamic visually supported communication skills
  • adapted and modified language to increase understanding and spontaneous expressive communication
  • engagement as a fundamental technique for tackling behaviour problems
  • techniques that encourage children to develop self regulation skills
  • demonstration and modelling
  • delivery of activities that inspire children’s attention and motivate communication
  • techniques and activities that target individual and curriculum objectives

Audience

Staff working at DSPs & Staff supporting Autistic children in Early Years


Date
7th June 2019 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
(Stages 1 & 2)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Siobhan Ray, one of Gina Davies’s Advanced Practitioners
Cost
£130
£240 total if attending both sessions
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Date
15th July 2019 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
(Stages 3 & 4)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Siobhan Ray, one of Gina Davies’s Advanced Practitioners
Cost
£130
£240 total if attending both sessions
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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
11th June 2019 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
18th June 2019 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
25th June 2019 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
2nd July 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 £200)
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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
12th June 2019 (9:30am - 3:00pm)
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 £40)
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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
13th June 2019 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
20th June 2019 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
27th June 2019 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
4th July 2019 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
11th July 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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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
24th June 2019 (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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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
8th July 2019 (3:00pm - 5:00pm)
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
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Supporting Children with Complex needs

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
9th July 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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Autism and Mental Health: A review of specific issues and interventions

Description
A day to:
  • Explore the particular mental health needs most commonly linked to children with an ASD
  • Explore current research in this area, including more vulnerable groups of children
  • Provide participants with resources and strategies to use with this group of students
  • Inform staff how to sign post students/families to external support
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will have staff supporting them who can understand and support their mental health needs
Staff:
  • Will be confident to manage Mental Health needs in students with an ASD, and have the necessary skills, knowledge and experience and a range of strategies and resources to draw upon
Schools:
  • Will have skilled staff to support this group of students, and sign post to other agencies as appropriate
Audience

SENCOs/Teachers and TA’s and other professionals, supporting children with an ASD and mental health related needs


Date
10th July 2019 (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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