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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
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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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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Date
8th October 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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Date
19th March 2020 (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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Date
8th July 2020 (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)
THIS COURSE IS NOW FULLY BOOKED
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)
THIS COURSE IS NOW FULLY BOOKED
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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
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
17th September 2019 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
24th September 2019 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
1st October 2019 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
8th October 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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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
(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
(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
26th September 2019 (9:30am - 3:00pm)
1st January 1970 (1:00am - 1:00am)
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
25th February 2020 (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 £50)
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Date
2nd June 2020 (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 £50)
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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
1st October 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
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
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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)
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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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
31st October 2019 (1:30pm - 5:30pm)
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)
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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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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Pre Key Stage standards moderation workshop

Description
During this session delegates will have an opportunity to familiarise themselves with the new 2019 KS1 and KS2 Pre Key Stage standards.

The session will include:

  • An overview of the KS1 and KS2 Pre Key Stage standards for reading, writing and mathematics
  • The opportunity to moderate with other schools against the new Pre Key Stage standards
Delegates will be required to bring along samples of work from a pupil at their school to moderate with colleagues against the Pre Key Stage standard statements. When considering samples of work to bring delegates may wish to focus on boarderline pupils, including those who may have evidence against the criteria for ‘Working Towards the Expected Standard’.

Impact Statement
Delegates will:

  • Have greater confidence teacher assessment judgements against the new 2019 KS1 and KS2 Pre Key Stage Standards
Audience

SENCOs in Primary and Primary Special Schools


Date
20th March 2020 (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 the School Improvement Service
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
Also included in EYFS & Primary packages
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