SEN

P-Levels and PIVATS

Description
This course will enable participants to understand p-levels and the Lancashire PIVATS system and how to adapt the curriculum to include learners with complex needs.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will receive ability appropriate work and will have access to the mainstream classroom
Practitioners:
  • Will have increased confidence and clear structures in place for planning and supporting children working within the p-levels
Settings:
  • Will benefit from an effective provision map
Audience

SENCOs, Teachers & Support Staff

Date
On request
2.5 hours
Venue
At host school or King's Park Campus
Tutors
Members of the STEPS Team
Cost
£200 (non RBG school £250)
Also available to educational establishments outside Royal Borough of Greenwich
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ASD Online INSET

Description
This is an online course to support staff in learning about the thinking and learning styles of students with an ASD and how to support them within a school based context.

The course is delivered through self-directed independent on line learning, supported by 3 sessions in a group context. The course requires about 18 hours of self directed learning from participants, which includes some short tasks as part of the process.
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 an 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 schools
Settings:
  • Will have staff with 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 schools, SENCOs/Teachers &Teaching Assistants

Date
Termly on request
Venue
At host school
Tutors
Members of the ASD Outreach Team
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
(out of borough costs available on request)

Also available to educational establishments outside Royal Borough of Greenwich
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Online INSET - Dyslexia

Description
This course is for schools who have achieved Dyslexia Friendly status or are working towards the Dyslexia Friendly Schools Quality Mark. This is an online course which takes about 10 hours to complete.

This course supports the Dyslexia Friendly Schools Quality Mark
Impact Statement
Dyslexia Pupils:
  • Will be supported by adults who understand their needs
Practitioners:
  • Will have a baseline understanding of dyslexia which is a requirement for the Quality Mark
Settings:
  • Can feel confident that all staff understand dyslexia and how to detect and support dyslexic learners
Audience

SENCOs, Teachers & Support Staff

Date
On request
1 hour introduction and 10 hours of study time
Venue
At host school or King's Park Campus
Tutors
Members of the STEPS Team
Cost
£25
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Whole School Supporting Children with Gaps in their Maths Understanding

Description
This course is a 12 week programme delivered 3 x 30 minutes weekly. The programme will be suitable for children at KS2 who have gaps in their mathematical understanding and are working at 1B and above.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will have gaps in maths understanding detected and addressed, enabling them to move forward with firm foundations
Practitioners:
  • Will have a tool to detect gaps in maths understanding in KS2 children
Audience

SENCOs, Teachers & Support Staff

Date
On request
Venue
At host school or King's Park Campus
Tutors
Members of the STEPS Team
Cost
£100 (non RBG school £150)
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Online INSET - Motor Coordination Difficulties

Description
This course aims to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills of all those working with children and young people with motor-coordination difficulties to support inclusive practice.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will receive appropriate support to develop their motor skills
Practitioners:
  • Will benefit from a baseline understanding of motor-coordination difficulties
  • Will develop their expertise in supporting children with motor-coordination difficulties
Audience

SENCOs & Support Staff

Date
On request
1 hour introduction and 10 hours of study time
Venue
At host school or King's Park Campus
Tutors
Members of SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
£25
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Whole School or Cluster Briefings

Description
This session will provide an introduction to the new SEND Code of Practice.
Impact Statement
Practitioners:
  • Will understand responsibilities of schools under new Children and Families Act and COP
Settings:
  • Will embed new legislation and ways of working
Audience

All staff

Date
On request
1 - 1.5 hours
Venue
At host school
Tutors
Members of SEN and SEND Reform Team
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
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Provision Mapping

Description
This is a one and a half hour presentation to whole staff teams which explains the stages of provision mapping cycle and how to implement it in schools.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will receive appropriate support
Settings:
  • Will produce an effective holistic provision map
Audience

All School Staff (primary schools)

Date
On request
Venue
At host school or King's Park Campus
Tutors
Members of the STEPS Team
Cost
£150
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How to Support Children with an ASD in the Dinner Hall and Playground

Description
This session will provide:
  • Practical strategies for supporting pupils with an ASD in unstructured times at school
  • Supporting the development of social interaction skills in the playground setting


Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will be supported by staff with appropriate strategies and support to assist their inclusion, interaction and access to all areas of the curriculum
Practitioners:
  • Will have an 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 the playground and dinner hall
  • Will be aware of the particular challenges (including sensory based issues) of the environment in the dinner hall and playground
Settings:
  • Will be able to set up consistent ASD friendly approaches to the management of students in unstructured times
  • 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 in the playground and dinner hall
Audience

Mealtime Supervisors

Date
90 minute session at host school
Venue
At host school
Tutors
Members of the ASD Outreach Team
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
(out of borough available on request)
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Family Phonics

Description
This workshop consists of a 1.5 hour presentation about the principles of synthetic phonics and how parents can support their children at home.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will benefit from being further supported in their home
Staff:
  • Will feel confident that parents understand how phonics are taught in schools
Settings:
  • Will benefit from a strengthened partnership with parents
Audience

Parents and carers

Date
1.5 hours on request
Venue
At host school
Tutors
Members of the STEPS Team
Cost
£150
Also available to educational establishments outside Royal Borough of Greenwich.
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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
DATE TBC
Venue
Woolwich Town Hall
Tutors
Members of the ASD Outreach Advisory teachers, SEND Reform and STEPS Team
Cost
£30
DATE TBC
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Deaf Awareness Training for all School Staff

Description
An introduction to the needs and learning styles of pupils with a hearing impairment and an overview of practical strategies to support them for all staff in school.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will benefit from strategies and support that assists their inclusion, interaction and access to all areas of the curriculum
Staff:
  • Will have an understanding of deafness and how it affects pupils and their families
  • Will be equipped with a range of strategies to support pupils with deafness in mainstream primary schools
Settings:
  • Will be able to set up deaf-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 with a greater understanding of best practice in relation to pupils with deafness and hearing impairment, as well as the communication difficulties they experience which can affect their ability to be included
Audience

Whole school teams

Date
Session or half day INSET session dependent on need
Venue
At host school
Tutors
Members of SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
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Visual Impairment (VI) Awareness Training for all School Staff

Description
An introduction to the needs and learning styles of pupils with a visual impairment and an overview of practical strategies to support them for all staff in school.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will be able to access the curriculum effectively
Staff:
  • Will have an 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 with a greater understanding of best practice in relation to pupils with visual impairment
Audience

Whole school teams

Date
Venue
At host school
Tutors
Members of SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
Session or a half day INSET session dependent on need
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SEN – Future Planning Workshop

Description
We are holding an event to share the SEN data focusing on numbers and needs. We want to look at provision going forward – is what we have the right provision to meet need, if not what is it we want?

This will be a good opportunity to have your ideas and thoughts heard.
Impact Statement
Audience

All headteachers

Date
Date in 2018 TBC
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
Date in 2018 TBC
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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
5th January 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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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
15th January 2018 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
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 £110)
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Wave 3 Literacy Programme ‘STEPS to Success’

Description
This 4 day course is a structured and cumulative synthetic phonics based literacy programme for children below catch-up level (ELS/QUEST/FLS).

STEPS will observe the staff member teaching the programme if requested by school.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • With dyslexia related barriers to learning acquire phonic and spelling skills and knowledge via a structured, cumulative, multi-sensory 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
Audience

SENCOs, Teachers & Support Staff

Date
16th January 2018 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
23rd January 2018 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
30th January 2018 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
6th February 2018 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
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 £200)
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Date
12th June 2018 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
19th June 2018 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
26th June 2018 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
3rd July 2018 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
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 £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
16th January 2018 (2:00pm - 5:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
£30
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Date
10th May 2018 (2:00pm - 5:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of 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
6th February 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
19th March 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
17th April 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
23rd April 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
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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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
7th February 2018 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
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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Literacy Support Days

Description
These literacy days provide opportunities for teaching assistants to have 1:1 consultations and attend lectures which update staff on aspects of the STEPS specialist teaching programme.

Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will work with staff who are better skilled at supporting them
Staff:
  • Will build knowledge and skills and feel confident supporting their particular learner
Settings:
  • Will see improvement in literacy support
Audience

SENCOs, Teachers & Support Staff

Date
19th February 2018 (9:30am - 12:00pm)
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 £70)
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Date
20th February 2018 (9:30am - 12:00pm)
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 £70)
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Date
21st May 2018 (9:30am - 12:00pm)
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 £70)
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Date
22nd May 2018 (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 SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
(non RBG school £70)
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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
21st February 2018 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
28th February 2018 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
7th March 2018 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
14th March 2018 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
21st March 2018 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
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 £110)
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Date
14th June 2018 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
21st June 2018 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
28th June 2018 (9:00am - 12:00pm)