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Approaches to supporting the diverse needs of maths and English learners
Approaches to supporting the diverse needs of maths and English learners (Code: C0882)

Drawing on lessons learnt from lockdown, this course focuses on supporting differentiation on maths and English courses, in terms of learners' prior knowledge and experience of their subject, through non-linear curriculum planning and meeting the needs of learners with different levels of self-belief and resilience.

Autism awareness course
Autism awareness course (Code: C0436)
Our autism awareness course explores the signs, symptoms, behaviors and impact of autism for learners. It helps you to increase your knowledge, confidence and skills to embed effective practice into the support your provide. You will learn more about the condition and how you may adapt your communication, teaching strategies and environment to enable your learners to achieve their full potential.
Communities of Practice: Microsoft Teams – use of accessibility features and virtual recovery model teaching
Communities of Practice: Microsoft Teams – use of accessibility features and virtual recovery model teaching (Code: C0824)

Join us for an open Q&A session regarding the use of accessibility features within Microsoft Teams and how this can help in your virtual recovery model teaching hosted by the Centre for Excellence team Derby College.

The session will also be recorded so you're able to reflect and revisit what has been covered.

Creating strategic Intent in your curriculum
Creating strategic Intent in your curriculum (Code: C0845)

Join us to review your curriculum provision in line with Ofsted's Education Inspection Framework. 

Review your Intent and ensure learners with SEND are at the heart of strategic intent. 

Delivering high quality provision for learners with profound and multiple learning difficulties in the mainstream FE sector
Delivering high quality provision for learners with profound and multiple learning difficulties in the mainstream FE sector (Code: C0679)

This is a one-day training event for FE providers working with, or seeking information about, learners with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD). The training day will cover various themes including transition, developing the curriculum and personalisation and aims to extend understanding of how to support all learners effectively in the mainstream FE sector. 

Dyslexia awareness course
Dyslexia awareness course (Code: C0434)
Our dyslexia awareness course explores the signs, symptoms, behaviours and impact of dyslexia for learners. It helps you to increase your knowledge and confidence to embed skills effectively into the support you provide. You will learn more about the condition and how you may adapt your communication, teaching strategies and environment to enable your learners to achieve their full potential.
Engaging the hardest to reach learners through virtual and face to face delivery
Engaging the hardest to reach learners through virtual and face to face delivery (Code: C0946)

To provide an opportunity to explore an approach in ensuring the hardest to reach learners are not further impacted as a result of a pandemic. The webinar will cover the following themes:

  • Engagement strategies
  • Flexible curriculum offers
  • The alternative classroom
  • Robust initial assessment
  • Digital literacy
  • Transition programmes
  • Impact mentoring


English: Speaking, listening and communicating
English: Speaking, listening and communicating (Code: C0873)

Drawing on lessons learnt from lockdown, this course focuses on developing learners' speech, language and communication (SpLC) skills for maths and English teaching and learning. There is also a specific focus on supporting SEND and neuro-diverse learners.

Everything you need to know about SEND funding for FE learners
Everything you need to know about SEND funding for FE learners (Code: C0610)

Delivered by Clare Howard and David Lucas, this one-day workshop responds to requests from participants from our Essential SEND Managers' course. The workshop will explain how to use the various funding streams, provide an outline of how high needs funding, disadvantage blocks and the adult education budget can support learners with SEND including those with EHCPs. It will also provide top tips on contracting, relationships with LAs and direction of travel in high needs funding.

Hearing loss awareness course
Hearing loss awareness course (Code: C0435)
Our hearing impairment awareness course explores the signs, symptoms, behaviours and impact of hearing impairment for learners. It helps you to increase your knowledge, confidence and skills to embed effective practice into the support your provide. You will learn more about the condition and how you may adapt your communication, teaching strategies and environment to enable your learners to achieve their full potential.
Initial Assessment - Informing personalised curriculum building for learners with SEND
Initial Assessment - Informing personalised curriculum building for learners with SEND (Code: C0900)

Join us while we share our development journey around initial assessment. 

We rely on our learners with inclusion needs (SEND) and their circles of support to inform our initial assessment of the softer skills. We then use the results to set targets and support our learners to plot their progress and then share their achievements via their progress reviews. 

Key things every SEND manager should know
Key things every SEND manager should know (Code: C0956)

The Essential SEND Managers programme is led by Davina Jones from National Star, and Barney Angliss for ADLZ insight. This free webinar provides an introduction to the SEND Managers' Programme, and the opportunity to consider the essential SEND knowledge and skills your organisation needs to meet the statutory duties and provide a personalised learning experience for learners with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). The webinar will also provide an update from the sector. 

Knowledge module: maximising potential - (The Essential SEND Managers' Programme)
Knowledge module: maximising potential - (The Essential SEND Managers' Programme) (Code: C0450)

This FREE webinar provides an introduction to the Essential SEND Managers' Programme and a sector update. You can also discuss how the programme can be personalised to meet the needs of your organisation. Please note that charges referred to below apply only to the full 2 day face-to-face programme which is temporarily on hold due to the COVID-19 situation.

Leadership module: leading when you're not in charge (The Essential SEND Managers' Programme)
Leadership module: leading when you're not in charge (The Essential SEND Managers' Programme) (Code: C0619)

The course will be delivered by Di Neale (Leadership Centre) and Barney Angliss (ETF associate) who are experts in strengthening leadership across public services, including specialist education. The module will give you tools and techniques for working in complex situations, but will also be grounded in practice, so that you have an opportunity to try out Systems Leadership approaches for yourself and reflect on how you can apply these to real-time issues you're facing.

Leading strategic change in your post-16 SEND curriculum offer
Leading strategic change in your post-16 SEND curriculum offer (Code: C0826)

Mandie Stravino, CEO of Derby College Group and lead of Centre for Excellence in SEND (curriculum), will host a webinar to discuss how she has led the development of our organisation's strategy, challenging all staff to embed inclusivity in their work. The CfE Curriculum project team will discuss: developing inclusive thinking and intent in organisational strategy, developing inclusive policies to impact on practice. 


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