SEN

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.

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

SENCOs, Teachers and Teaching Assistants

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.

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
  • 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

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

ASD Awareness Training for all School Staff
Description

This session provides an introduction to the thinking and learning styles of pupils with an ASD. Additionally it will provide all staff with an overview of practical strategies to support pupils with an 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 an understanding of autism and how it affects pupils and their families
  • be equipped with a range of strategies to support pupils with autism in mainstream primary schools

Settings will:

  • be able to set up ASD 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
  • have staff who have a greater understanding of best practice in relation to pupils with autism, as well as the sensory difficulties they experience which can affect their ability to be included

Whole school teams

Story/Maths Box Courses
Description

This course provides an overview of the story box programmes which offer a story based multisensory approach to the development of early reading and 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.

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 of children

SENCOs and Support Staff

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