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Co-creation with local authorities, parents/carers and learners with SEND
25/01/2022 @ Online - Co-creation with local authorities, parents/carers and learners with SEND - ETF Co-creation LA and Parent/Carers (Code: C1205/002)

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.

Oldham College - ETF Centres for Excellence in SEND: Employer Spokes - The benefits to your business of diversifying your workforce
26/01/2022 @ Online - Oldham College - ETF Centres for Excellence in SEND: Employer Spokes - The benefits to your business of diversifying your workforce (Code: C1311/002)

Oldham College is joined by Oldham-based employers, who will share their experiences of taking on a young person with SEND and the positive impact this has had on their businesses.

This workshop includes a Q&A/discussion session, to give attendees the chance to share their thoughts and gain a deeper understanding of how taking on a young person with SEND will diversify and strengthen their workforce.

Mental Health Ideas Room
26/01/2022 @ Online - Mental Health Ideas Room (Code: C1368/002)

We are delighted to offer a 3-part focus group in mental health and wellbeing. The focus group will provide a platform to support one another, to learn and to share in ideas, concerns, resources and best practice, following 3 key themes.

  1. Psychological safety in the classroom- creating group identity and cohesion
  2. Specific subject anxiety - strategies to support academic anxiety
  3. Emotional identity, language and schemas- how these make up the learning persona

 

Effective inclusive employer support approaches
01/02/2022 @ Online - Effective inclusive employer support approaches - Effective Inclusive Employer Support Approaches Follow Up Session (Code: C1208/003)

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.

Universal Design for Learning - Informing your Inclusive Curriculum Implementation
02/02/2022 @ Online - Universal Design for Learning - Informing your Inclusive Curriculum Implementation - Universal Design for Learning - Informing Your Inclusive Curriculum Implementation with Patrick McGrath from TextHelp (Code: C1362/002)

Universal design for learning is an effective method to establish inclusive design to benefit everyone involved in learning interactions. It's a way to ensure inclusion is integrated at the core of everything we do and can help us ensure we reach every student and provide them with more options for study, motivation and choices in their learning. In this introductory session, we'll be exploring the (UDL) framework, and understanding how it can help guide and inform a more structured approach to inclusion across your organisation.

Monthly effective practice share and support sessions in creating an inclusive curriculum - Community of Practice in SEND Curriculum
03/02/2022 @ Online - Monthly effective practice share and support sessions in creating an inclusive curriculum - Community of Practice in SEND Curriculum - February 2022 Swap and Support (Code: C0808/016)

Each month we will discuss a key theme or hot topic related to an inclusive curriculum. As a supportive, professional community we will work together to consider the options, develop FAQs and share resources so we don't always have to start from scratch.

Feel free to share the link with your circles of support and email us with the topics/ resources/ subjects to cover each month.

Share and Shape  - the SEND Sector
04/02/2022 @ Online - Share and Shape - the SEND Sector - Share and Shape - the SEND Sector (Code: C1203/008)

The sessions will provide an opportunity for our Centre for Excellence in SEND to share our effective practice of how we work with employers, our community including our parent/carers to help us give the best opportunities for our SEND learners. But even more importantly, it's an opportunity for you to share what you are doing well.

In these sessions held monthly, we will look at emerging current themes, share effective approaches and ask ourselves 'how might we' to shape ideas together. 

Monthly effective practice share and support sessions in creating an inclusive curriculum - Community of Practice in SEND Curriculum
07/02/2022 @ Online - Monthly effective practice share and support sessions in creating an inclusive curriculum - Community of Practice in SEND Curriculum - Community of Practice: Supporting Curriculum for CSWs and those supporting deaf students and students with hearing loss (Code: C0808/028)

Each month we will discuss a key theme or hot topic related to an inclusive curriculum. As a supportive, professional community we will work together to consider the options, develop FAQs and share resources so we don't always have to start from scratch.

Feel free to share the link with your circles of support and email us with the topics/ resources/ subjects to cover each month.

Innovative Teaching Methods and Modes of Delivery in English
09/02/2022 @ Online - Innovative Teaching Methods and Modes of Delivery in English - February 2022 (Code: C1341/003)

Session will include a case study of the different delivery modes used at Weston college including a tour the alternative classroom, 1:1 intervention techniques, social enterprise and how to embed "lightbulb" moments in all lessons in regard to English. Specialists will share with practitioners key concepts on "talking for writing", "the art of Orase" and "communication games" to help improve teaching practices in the classroom. We will also focus on key agendas such as "reading for pleasure" and "no pens Wednesdays" to help build confidence towards English.

Apprenticeship Support for Learners with SEND
09/02/2022 @ Online - Apprenticeship Support for Learners with SEND (Code: C1371/002)

Starting an apprenticeship programme can often leave an individual feeling overwhelmed with how to juggle not only the demands of the workplace but how to meet the criteria set within their chosen programme. If an individual undertaking an apprenticeship also has a diagnosed learning difficulty these challenges may be heightened further and therefore the need for specialist support is imperative to ensure the learner is retained and able to complete their programme within the planned end date.

RARPA - developing your SEND curriculum
10/02/2022 @ Online - RARPA - developing your SEND curriculum - An Introduction to RARPA (Code: C0898/004)

RARPA (Recognising and Recording Progress and Achievement) is the process to measure the progress and achievement of. learners on non-accredited learning programmes. 

In this webinar we will explore the use of RARPA for a variety of learners to ensure we are using the study programme flexibly to meet needs. 

What Makes an Effective Support Worker in Tackling Maths and English?
16/02/2022 @ Online - What Makes an Effective Support Worker in Tackling Maths and English? - Feb 2022 (Code: C1343/003)

We look at how to manage support and look at the role of the support worker, grow your own models, and the importance of collaboration with support. We will focus on the "added value" element that support can bring to programmes of study and how invest in this area to support learner development in maths and English . Senior leaders will share recent OFSTED agendas in regard to support workers and will share top tips on how to monitor the input and impact this role has on learning. 

SEND Matters in Derby: beyond the SENCO
16/02/2022 @ Online - SEND Matters in Derby: beyond the SENCO - SEND Matters February 2022 (Code: C1214/006)

These informative, insightful and interactive sessions will include delivery from Derby City Council SEN leaders, local school Headteachers, Primary and Secondary SENCOs and the DCG Centre for Excellence in SEND team.

These sessions are designed to discuss, explore and share the five parts of the Derby City Local Area SEND strategy: 1. How we work together as a local area; 2. Inclusive schools and settings; 3. Wider support for families; 4. Personalised pathways for a good life and; 5. Successful lives - preparing for adulthood.

ETF Centres for Excellence in SEND: Employers Spokes: All Our Talents
17/02/2022 @ Portsmouth - ETF Centres for Excellence in SEND: Employers Spokes: All Our Talents - In Action: Hearing from the Workforce of the Future (Code: C1308/004)

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.  
Initial Assessment - Informing personalised curriculum building for learners with SEND
17/02/2022 @ Online - Initial Assessment - Informing personalised curriculum building for learners with SEND - Initial Assessment for learners with SEND (Code: C0900/005)

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. 

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