Secondary Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and Inclusion

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Advanced Skills for Delivering Speech Language and Communication Interventions TA Network

Who should attend?
Designed for teaching assistants, learning support assistants and staff who regularly run speech and language interventions in school (experience at having run interventions previously is necessary).  This course is for teaching assistants in school who have experience of delivering speech and language interventions and are looking for an opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills in depth. Topics covered include: how speech, language and communication skills develop; techniques and strategies for high quality interventions; outcome measures; self-reflection and observation skills.

Course objectives

  • Develop advanced skills to support the delivery of speech and language interventions.
  • Learn how to understand, set and measure outcomes.
  • Participants join a network of staff who run interventions and can share good practice, resources and learn from each other.

Qualification gained
Certification from the children's integrated speech and language therapy service.

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Included in package:
  • Primary
  • Comprehensive Secondary

£648.00

(incl. VAT)

Effective Support for Children with Autism

This course will introduce participants to a range of evidence based approaches which have been demonstrated to be successful in supporting children with ASD and can be used within the SCERTS framework.  There will be a focus on strategies for learning language and social communication as well as on managing anxiety. The evidence demonstrates that when these areas are addressed, access to the curriculum and progress is enhanced.

Who should attend?

SENCOs, teachers, teaching assistants in primary and secondary mainstream and special schools.

Course objectives

  • To look at the environment:
    • using visuals effectively to support understanding and provide predictability.
    • when and how to use a workstation.
  • To learn how to introduce and set up a picture communication system.
  • To learn about strategies which support social communication and learning, such as Intensive Interaction and Attention Autism.
  • To look at Understanding my diagnosis - autism awareness for children.
  • To look at Independence and autonomy. 

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Included in package:
  • Primary
  • Comprehensive Secondary

£276.00

(incl. VAT)

Makaton Level 1

Makaton signing and symbols can be used to support a range of learners to develop their expression and understanding.

This nationally accredited one-day Level 1 course (replacing the first part of Makaton Foundation Workshop) provides a detailed introduction to Makaton’s place in supporting communication as well as practical sign vocabulary and an introduction to using symbols. Videos show how Makaton can be introduced at home or in an education setting. To learn signs and symbols of the Makaton language programme (stages 1-2).

To understand how Makaton can be used to help pupils with communication difficulties to access learning and social interaction at school.

  • Target audience:
  • Early Years
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Included in package:
  • Not Included

£60.00

(incl. VAT)

Makaton Level 2

This nationally accredited Level 2 Makaton course builds on the previous workshop to develop knowledge and understanding of both signs and symbols up to Core Vocabulary stage 4, and explores how to use them to support communication every day.

The course will increase participants’ knowledge of AAC and multi-modal communication and there are opportunities to revise and practise signing in a fun and active way. Levels 1 and 2 together are equivalent to the two-day Makaton Foundation Workshop previously offered.  To learn signs and symbols of the Makaton language programme (stages 3–4).

To enable staff to facilitate pupils with communication difficulties to access learning and social interaction at school using Makaton.

  • Target audience:
  • Early Years
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Included in package:
  • Not Included

£60.00

(incl. VAT)

Makaton Level 3

This enhancement workshop concentrates on improving and developing participants own signing and translation skills using signs and symbols.

Practical sessions look at users needs in depth and the following aspects are explored:  How to adapt communication to suit them, how to identify and create opportunities for the user to develop their communication skills and how they can participate more in their community using Makaton.

  • Target audience:
  • Early Years
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Included in package:
  • Not Included

£120.00

(incl. VAT)

Maximising Progress for Pupils with SEND

Who should attend?
SENCOs, teachers, teaching assistants in primary and secondary mainstream and special schools.
This course will look at effective inclusive provision and curriculum access for children with a range of learning needs. It will look at how to identify pupils with needs and work out what their starting points are. Participants will learn about how to promote autonomy and independent learning for children with a range of different special educational needs, to maximise attainment and progress.

Course objectives

  • To reflect on the roles of teachers and support staff and look at how teams work together for greatest impact.
  • To develop a range of approaches and tools to use to identify need and plan for the progress of children and young people with send.
  • To explore a number of practical strategies that can be used to ensure that work across the curriculum is differentiated in such a way as to address children and young people’s individual needs.

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Included in package:
  • Primary
  • Comprehensive Secondary

£276.00

(incl. VAT)

See Behaviour, Think Communication

This course will explore how children and young people who have difficulties regulating their behaviour very frequently have underlying and often undiagnosed difficulties with language and communication. Participants will look at how identifying and addressing children and young people’s underlying needs can have a highly positive impact on emotional regulation, reducing behavioural difficulties.

Who should attend?

Teachers, SENCOs, Teaching Assistants and Learning Mentors in primary and secondary schools, special schools and alternative provision.

Course objectives

  • To learn about ways to identify language and communication difficulties, including where children and young people have developed strategies to “mask” these difficulties.
  • To understand the link between language and behaviour difficulties and how young people may mask their language difficulties.
  • To look at other factors that impact on both language and behaviour, such as attachment and trauma.
  • To develop a range of practical strategies to support children and young people with language difficulties, and in turn have a positive impact on emotional regulation and behaviour.

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Included in package:
  • Primary
  • Comprehensive Secondary

£177.60

(incl. VAT)

SENCO Conference

RSE: Making it meaningful for children and young people with SEND

This year’s exciting conference will provide an opportunity for primary and secondary school SENCos to look at the key issues around making RSE accessible for all, as well as learn about practical ideas, approaches and programmes.

Keynote speaker

Lucy Emmerson, National Children’s Bureau 

Additional workshop leaders

Lisa Fontanelle, Young Hackney – Consent Programme

Heather Cooke, Differentiating RSE Curriculums

Rachael Baker, National Children’s Bureau

Who should attend?
SENCOs, inclusion managers and senior leaders in primary, secondary and special schools and in early year’s settings.

Conference Overview

Children with SEND in primary and secondary schools often find it difficult to access and make sense of the mainstream RSE Offer. 

Good knowledge and understanding, and an opportunity to learn at their own level will equip children and young people to make important decisions in their lives, and feel a sense of ownership and control over their relationships.

Through our popular “Innovation Talks”, local schools and services will share innovative practice around effective strategies and interventions to support children and young people to access RSE effectively and meaningfully.

 In the afternoon, participants have a choice of practical, interactive workshops.

School SENcos are encouraged to bring a member of staff from the Pastoral Care Team or PSHE team.

Note:

The Primary CPD brochure includes this course as part of the Primary CPD package.  This is a an error and the course is chargeable. 

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Secondary

£168.00

(incl. VAT)

SENCO Forum

The forum provides an opportunity to exchange information with other SENCOs in the borough and discuss national and Hackney Learning Trust policies and initiatives.

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Secondary

£0.00

(incl. VAT)

Understanding Autism

Who should attend?
SENCOs, teachers, teaching assistants in primary and secondary mainstream and special schools.
This course looks at the core challenges faced by children and young people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). It will explore how you can use the SCERTS framework, which hackney learning trust promotes, to understand children and young people’s needs and support them effectively in your school.

Course objectives

  • To gain an understanding of the key challenges children and young people with autism face.
  • To learn about the SCERTS framework (social communication, emotional regulation, transactional support).
  • To develop practical ideas for how to implement SCERTS in the classroom and across the school.

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Included in package:
  • Primary
  • Comprehensive Secondary

£276.00

(incl. VAT)