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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.

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. 

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.

How to deliver inclusive Information, Advice and Guidance  (IAG) for learners with SEND
How to deliver inclusive Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) for learners with SEND (Code: C0954)

IAG is essential for:

  • Ensuring young people access the most appropriate provision.
  • Informing curriculum design/delivery.
  • Securing positive futures.

Join us to reflect on effective practice and consider inclusive approaches to ensure IAG meets the needs of learners with SEND.

Imagining better outcomes for learners with SEND - EHCP Series - workshop 1
Imagining better outcomes for learners with SEND - EHCP Series - workshop 1 (Code: C1136)

Barney Angliss (Consultant in Special Educational Needs & Disability), the DCG project team at the ETF's Centre for Excellence in SEND and our Local Authority Teams will be working together to host a series of EHCP focussed sessions.

Imagining Better Outcomes for Young People with SEND

  • What do we know about outcomes for 16-19 learners with EHCPs?
  • What does research tell us about the reasons for these outcomes?
  • ... So what is the function of outcomes in section E of an EHCP?
  • ... and why can't outcomes be appealed?
Inclusive digital learning: opportunities and challenges in supporting learners with complex learning difficulties virtually
Inclusive digital learning: opportunities and challenges in supporting learners with complex learning difficulties virtually (Code: C1031)

With the enforced necessity to engage with digital learning for students with SEND through the pandemic what have we learnt so far from the perspectives of:

  • Learners
  • Staff
  • Providers

The session will allow sharing of current practices and emerging innovations providing a forum for open discussion with participants to explore barriers, success and best practice. Discussion time: there will be an opportunity for the group to share what is working well and any concerns around the topic.

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