SEN

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
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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Date
2nd October 2018 (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 2018 (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 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
3rd 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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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 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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Date
26th September 2018 (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
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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Attention Autism - Day 2

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
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
Gina Davies - Autism Centre
Specialist Speech and Language Therapist: Dip RCSLT, Advanced Certificate in Education: Pupils with autism.
Audience

Staff working at DSPs & Staff supporting Autistic children in Early Years who have attended day 1


Date
9th July 2018 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
THIS COURSE IS NOW FULLY BOOKED
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Gina Davies - Autism Centre
Cost
£130
Cost £240.00 if attending day 1 & day 2
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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 2018 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
SEND Outreach Support Services and CAMHS
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
(non RBG school £120)
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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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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
18th September 2018 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
25th September 2018 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
2nd October 2018 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
9th October 2018 (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
8th January 2019 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
15th January 2019 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
22nd January 2019 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
29th 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 £200)
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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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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
18th September 2018 (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
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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
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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
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Visual Impairment Training for Teaching Assistants

Description
This course has been run jointly by Bexley and Royal Greenwich for many years. It is a four day course for teaching assistants who provide direct support for visually impaired and blind children.

The course provides in-depth coverage of the learning needs of VI students, including how to prepare materials, how to safely include VI children in school activities and how to use specialist technologies such as low vision aids, braille, and information about mobility and the use of sighted guides.

The course is normally followed by specific training in schools about the needs of individual children.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will be able to access the curriculum effectively
Staff:
  • Will have an in depth understanding of visual impairment and how it affects pupils and their families
  • Will be equipped with a range of strategies to support pupils with VI in mainstream primary schools
Settings:
  • Will be able to set up VI friendly approaches across the whole school and establish consistent approaches to the management of pupils in their schools, as a consequence of a shared knowledge and understanding amongst all staff
  • Will have staff who have a greater understanding of best practice in relation to pupils with visual impairment
Audience

Teaching Assistants


Date
20th September 2018 (9:00am - 3:30pm)
11th October 2018 (9:00am - 3:30pm)
8th November 2018 (9:00am - 3:30pm)
22nd November 2018 (9:00am - 3:30pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
Members of the Royal Greenwich and Bexley Sensory Teams
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
(non RBG school £300)
Free to Royal Greenwich Schools and Bexley Schools - £300 for other Boroughs
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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 September 2018 (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
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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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
28th September 2018 (9:30am - 4:00pm)
Submission date by 6th August 2018. First face to face session 28th September 2018
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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Catch-up for Dyslexia Friendly Schools

Description
This course is for staff in ‘Dyslexia Friendly Schools’ who have not received dyslexia training. It ensures that all school staff have received DFG training.
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 who are new to your school


Date
1st October 2018 (4:30pm - 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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Date
1st October 2018 (4:30pm - 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 Visual Support for Pupils with an ASD at an Early Stage of Communication Development

Description
This session provides an introduction to visual support strategies including schedules and NOW/NEXT boards by using symbols to support the development of communication.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will be supported to develop communication skills using a symbol based system
Practitioners:
  • Will have an in depth knowledge of how visual support can help children with an ASD to manage their learning environment
Settings:
  • Will be supported by staff who are confident about the rationale and theory behind symbol based communication systems
Audience

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


Date
3rd October 2018 (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 £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
4th October 2018 (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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Date
27th March 2019 (9:00am - 4:00pm)