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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: adapting and redesigning support programmes for learners with autism on return to on-site learning
Autism: adapting and redesigning support programmes for learners with autism on return to on-site learning (Code: C0998)

With the return to on-site learning, the Covid landscape remains very central to our everyday practical measures to support learners. This session will explore how models of delivery have been shaped and differentiated to minimise the impact on the students' progress and success. Discussion time: there will be an opportunity for the group to share what is working well and any concerns around the topic.

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.
Bullet Tongue Reloaded by The Big House
Bullet Tongue Reloaded by The Big House (Code: C1094)

Bullet Tongue Reloaded is a topical, hard-hitting, powerful and authentic show centred around 'gang culture' and County Lines. Vulnerable children and young people who face adverse childhood experiences, or are in care, are often purposely selected and groomed into trafficking drugs by individuals and criminal organisations with the promise of friendship, status and money. Covid 19 has increased the grip of gangs and the allure county lines. Gangs play on their innate desire to belong.  Suitable for people over 14 years old.

Communities of Practice: An approach used to upskill SEND teachers and support staff in ensuring maths and English is 'Everyone's Business'
Communities of Practice: An approach used to upskill SEND teachers and support staff in ensuring maths and English is 'Everyone's Business' (Code: C1013)

Responding to suggestions from CfE in SEND members to offer a three-part focus group in sharing effective practice in developing maths and English skills of learners with SEND and upskilling staff.

This focus group aims to share the challenges and successes and how a new approach has been implemented over a two year period that has given all SEND teachers and support staff the confidence to develop the leaners skills across the curriculum as well as increasing success. This has ensured the development of maths and English is 'Everyone's Business'.


Communities of Practice: Mental Health and Wellbeing focus group
Communities of Practice: Mental Health and Wellbeing focus group (Code: C1032)

Responding to suggestions from the members we are offering a three-part focus group for mental health and wellbeing. This will provide a platform to support one another to learn and share in ideas, concerns, resources and best practice.  

Spaces will be limited to 12 and the sessions will not be recorded to enable free discussion.


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.
Employability Conference: Does your employability curriculum enable aspirations for ALL learners?
Employability Conference: Does your employability curriculum enable aspirations for ALL learners? (Code: C1053)

The statistics regarding the transition from learner with SEND to employee are nationally poor. Less than 10% of learners with SEND go on to find meaningful full-time work in adult life. The impact on individuals, their families, circles of support and our society cannot be underestimated.

So, the question is, does your curriculum enable aspirations?    

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: C0999)

Over two parts, this course will cover:

  • The high needs funding system, including top tips relating to contracting, relationships with LAs, and budgeting.
  • How other funding, e.g. disadvantage blocks or AEB, can be used to support SEND learners, including those with EHCPs.
  • Current developments and directions of travel in relation to High Needs funding and contracting.

The course will be highly interactive, allowing delegates to share experiences and ask questions.

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.

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