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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.

Building Better Curriculum for Care Experienced Learners
Building Better Curriculum for Care Experienced Learners (Code: C1218)

The purpose of this webinar is to explore and discuss the impact of intent, planning and practice for the inclusion of care experienced learners, recognising that these are only starting points; that practitioners and teachers need to be flexible, pro-active and dynamic at the point of delivery to provide all learners (including but not limited to care experienced young people and adults) with what they need, when they need it whether it was a part of the planning or not.

Co-creation with local authorities, parents/carers and learners with SEND
Co-creation with local authorities, parents/carers and learners with SEND (Code: C1205)

Hear from our parent/carer community to understand the key principles of co-creation. We will explore our co-created work and how we are effectively improving our SEND community together.

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.


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. 

Effective inclusive employer support approaches
Effective inclusive employer support approaches (Code: C1208)

We all want to improve employment outcomes for learners and to support and give confidence to employers. We will explore what good employment support looks like and our effective inclusive employer approaches.

Emotional recovery and differentiation
Emotional recovery and differentiation (Code: C1288)

This webinar will re-introduce the emotional recovery framework and differentiation strategy. We will explore how to implement emotionally authentic differentiation and communication post Covid-19 and explore how to validate emotions in an educational setting. Emotions are fundamental to our wellbeing and it is vital that organisations can recognise and understand emotionally driven behaviour. This webinar will introduce the language of emotional recovery and introduce support systems and mechanisms to implement emotional recovery systems. 

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


ETF Centre for Excellence in SEND Employer Spokes - Online - Self-employment for learners with SEND
ETF Centre for Excellence in SEND Employer Spokes - Online - Self-employment for learners with SEND (Code: C1321)

Join leading disability charity National Star to discuss self-employment for people with disabilities. The session will include Katy Etherington, a previous National Star learner who runs her own successful graphic design business, sharing her experiences of education, employment, and the self-employment. Other speakers include Keith Bates from Mutually Inclusive to explore the relationship between support and the entrepreneur.

ETF Centres for Excellence Employer Spokes - Providing Apprenticeship Opportunities to Individuals with Learning disabilities/difficulties and/or Autism - From an Apprenticeship Provider Perspective
ETF Centres for Excellence Employer Spokes - Providing Apprenticeship Opportunities to Individuals with Learning disabilities/difficulties and/or Autism - From an Apprenticeship Provider Perspective (Code: C1312)

During the webinar, speakers will provide insight into topics such as reasonable adjustments and the supported model of apprenticeship delivery. You will also find out about available funding to support individuals undertaking their apprenticeships and hear from guest speakers as to how they are ensuring apprenticeship opportunities for individuals with learning disabilities/difficulties and/or Autism.

ETF Centres for Excellence Employer Spokes - Providing Apprenticeship Opportunities to Individuals with Learning Disabilities/difficulties and/or Autism - From an Employer Perspective
ETF Centres for Excellence Employer Spokes - Providing Apprenticeship Opportunities to Individuals with Learning Disabilities/difficulties and/or Autism - From an Employer Perspective (Code: C1315)

A webinar focusing on the employer perspective and how as an employer, you can ensure your apprenticeship opportunities are inclusive for individuals with learning disabilities/difficulties and/or Autism. During the webinar, you will hear from a local authority engaging with employers, find out about the support and funding available to you as an employer and hear from apprentices about how their employer has supported them. 

ETF Centres for Excellence in SEND: Employers Spokes: All Our Talents
ETF Centres for Excellence in SEND: Employers Spokes: All Our Talents (Code: C1308)

Cross-sector businesses will have a chance to hear from other employers about:

  • The opportunities and barriers in creating inclusive working environments
  • The business case and social value of engagement
  • How the skills and talents of young people with SEND can support 'skills led recovery' and future proof your business
  • The support available from colleges and Hampshire County Council in overcoming barriers.  
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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