SEN

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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How to support a Child/Young person to understand their ASD diagnosis

Description
This course will:
  • Provide an understanding of the particular issues in the context of an ASD diagnosis
  • Provide practitioners with a range of tools to use with students to support them in understanding their diagnosis
  • Provide a forum to discuss anxieties/concerns

Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will understand their diagnosis in a positive way
Staff:
  • Will be confident to manage this work and have the necessary skills, knowledge and experience and a range of strategies and resources to draw upon
Schools:
  • Will have skilled staff to do this intervention
Audience

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


Date
12th December 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 £70)
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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
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
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
(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
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
(non RBG school £200)
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Supporting Children with an ASD in the Foundation Stage

Description
This course specifically focuses on meeting the needs of children with an ASD in the Foundation Stage. It covers:
  • What is ASD?
  • Communication development and strategies
  • Sensory sensitivities and strategies to manage them
  • Behaviour and strategies to manage behaviour
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 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 pupils with an ASD in the Foundation Stage, SENCOs/Teachers &Teaching Assistants


Date
9th January 2020 (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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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
20th January 2020 (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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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
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
£30 (non RBG school £40)
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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
£30 (non RBG school £40)
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Using sensory stories with children at an early stage of 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 be supported by staff who 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 supported by staff who are 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 and teaching assistants


Date
23rd January 2020 (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
6th February 2020 (10:00am - 1:00pm)
Submission date by 6th January 2020

First face to face session: 6th February 2020
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
£1730
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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
11th February 2020 (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 £50)
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Date
19th May 2020 (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 £50)
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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
12th February 2020 (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 £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
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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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
27th February 2020 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
5th March 2020 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
12th March 2020 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
19th March 2020 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
26th March 2020 (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
18th June 2020 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
25th June 2020 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
2nd July 2020 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
9th July 2020 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
16th July 2020 (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 in literacy and maths

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
3rd March 2020 (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
4th June 2020 (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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Fischer Family Trust Wave 3

Description
Fischer Family Trust is an early intervention for children in Year 1 who have difficulties learning to read and write.
The aim of this course is:
  • To give adults a deeper understanding of the needs of children who find reading and writing difficult
  • To provide a structure for individual teaching
  • To promote inclusion by enhancing Quality First Teaching
Training will include:
  • Day 1 - Assessment procedures for early literacy including running records
  • Day 2 - The reading process
  • Day 3 - The writing process
There is a week between each training day to allow for consolidation of training. Set tasks are part of the training. Activities and approaches will also support Guided and Shared reading and writing.
Impact Statement
The FFT Wave 3 programme has been recognised as an effective approach to boosting children’s progress in reading and writing

Audience

SENCos, teachers and support staff


Date
4th March 2020 (9:00am - 3:30pm)
11th March 2020 (9:00am - 3:30pm)
18th March 2020 (9:00am - 3:30pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
£275
Cost includes FFT manuals
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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
10th March 2020 (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 £50)
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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
17th March 2020 (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 £50)
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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 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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