What’s in a label? Developing knowledge of your neurodivergent community in school and college.
The role of the SENDCO is one of the most demanding and complex roles in school. It involves extensive amounts of leadership, collaboration and a significant helping of specialist knowledge and understanding of needs and legal systems. This course is designed to provide you with practical tools, strategies, information and resources to implement straight away. There will also be opportunities to discuss specific challenges with the trainer and network with others.
Understand the SEND Code of Practice;
Unpick the role of the SENDCo;
Look at efficient ways to set up/reviewing effective systems;
Discuss EHCPs (Education, Health and Care Plan);
Understand the Equality Act 2010 and Reasonable Adjustments;
Look at auditing interventions and support;
Unpick effective interventions and share good practice;
Look at effective deployment of SEND support staff;
Explore ways to develop pupil voice;
Understand the importance of working in partnership with parents;
Look at ways to providing effective staff CPD;
Promote adaptive teaching in the classroom;
Discuss how to set up a staff resource bank;
Look at ways to ensuring successful transitions;
Measure achievement and evaluating the experiences of pupils with SEND;
Gather evidence for Ofsted inspection;
Gain confidence to effectively present data and Information;
Developing an action plan.
For new SENDCos and SENDCos wanting to refresh/review their practise.
Karen started teaching science at a mainstream secondary school in 2000, but moved into the SEND environment, working with children and parents to help them overcome their disabilities to... give them the skills to achieve their full potential. The majority of her training was on the job, which showed the need for training in this area.
She was appointed as a Specialist Leader in Education for Autism and this allowed her to disseminate good practice and deliver training in the field of SEND. Karen offers various SEND and condition specific training, including ASC, ADHD and Dyslexia. She has continued her own professional development throughout the years including a Masters in Education, Dyslexia, ADHD, Autism and PDA formal qualifications. She is currently working towards her Doctorate in Education.
Karen believes in a better understanding of SEND and complex needs can be achieved through information sharing and she is committed to ensure that education is developed and delivered to as many people as possible.
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Thursday 25 January 2024