SEN

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
17th January 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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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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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
21st January 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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Using Sensory Stories for Children with an ASD at an Early Stage of Literacy Development in Schools

Description
A course to support staff in schools in supporting students at an early stage of communication development to access story-based sessions to develop literacy, language and interaction skills.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will be provided with appropriate strategies and support to assist their inclusion, interaction and access to a literacy and early language/interaction- based intervention
Staff:
  • Will have an in-depth knowledge of how sensory stories can support children with an ASD to develop their literacy, language and interaction skills
  • Will be confident about the rationale and theory behind sensory stories
Settings:
  • Will have staff who have a greater understanding of how to use sensory stories to support children with an ASD
Audience

Staff supporting students at an early stage of communication development with an ASD in schools. SENCOs/Teachers & Teaching Assistants


Date
24th January 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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The National Award for Special Educational Needs (SEN) Coordination

Description
The key aspects of the programme are:
  • Three masters level modules, each of which is worth 20 credits
  • Tutor support - following an initial needs analysis, your tutor will assist you in preparing your own learning programme and support you throughout the programme
  • Three sessions with your tutor and learning group face to face at the PDC
  • Online support - discussion groups, networking and seminars
  • Five visits - to other workplaces to gain first-hand experience of provision in other settings
  • Mentor support - from within your school or an experienced SENCO
  • Peer support - from within your own cohort, arranged by the tutor
  • Professional development portfolio - to record evidence of learning and experience
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will have knowledgeable SENCOs who are becoming fully trained in their role
Staff:
  • Will be learning and growing in their role to become fully qualified
Settings:
  • Will have fully qualified staff
Audience

SENCOs and Aspiring SENCOs


Date
24th January 2019 (10:00am - 1:00pm)
Submission date by 15th December 2018. First face to face session 24th January 2019
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Senior Lecturer University of Wolverhampton
Cost
£1550
£1,550 In partnership with SERCO and the University of Wolverhampton

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Using Intensive Interaction to Support Pupils with an ASD in Schools

Description
This course provides an introduction to intensive interaction techniques and the rationale for using these with pupils with an ASD. Practical application in a school setting is provided.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will be supported to develop communication skills using Intensive Interaction
Practitioners:
  • Will gain an in-depth knowledge of how Intensive Interaction can help children with an ASD to develop communication skills
Settings:
  • Will be supported by staff who are confident about the rationale and theory behind Intensive Interaction
Audience

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


Date
6th February 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
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Moderation workshop for KS1 and KS2 Pre Key Stage standards

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
8th February 2019 (9:30am - 12:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of the School Improvement Team
Cost
£60
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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
12th February 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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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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‘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 February 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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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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Makaton Training (4 sessions) Course R

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, Early Years Practitioners & Speech Therapists


Date
27th February 2019 (4:00pm - 6:45pm)
6th March 2019 (4:00pm - 6:45pm)
13th March 2019 (4:00pm - 6:45pm)
20th March 2019 (4:00pm - 6:45pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
£130
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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
28th February 2019 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
7th March 2019 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
14th March 2019 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
21st March 2019 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
28th March 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
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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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
5th March 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
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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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
6th 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 £120)
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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
7th 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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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
12th March 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 £30)
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Gaps in Maths Intervention

Description
This course will train adults to assess children to find the gaps in their mathematical understanding and deliver a 12 week intervention programme. The programme is suitable for children from Year 2 up to the end of KS3 with gaps in their mathematical understanding. It is not suitable for children with complex needs
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will benefit from targeted support, planned to meet their individual needs
Staff:
  • Will be able to assess pupils and deliver units of work addressing gaps in mathematical understanding
Audience

SENCos, teachers and support staff


Date
19th March 2019 (9:30am - 12:30pm)
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 £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
19th March 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 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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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
26th March 2019 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
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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
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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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)