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Additional SEND Needs - Opening Up Your Maths Curriculum
Additional SEND Needs - Opening Up Your Maths Curriculum (Code: C1344)

This session will focus on common barriers for learners with; autism (triad of impairments, psychological processes, barriers in Maths, inclusive classrooms), speech & language needs (unlocking the language of maths, reading comprehension to answer maths questions) dyscalculia and dyspraxia (features of SPLD, for and against diagnosis, law Specific Learning Difficulties, strategies for the classroom) and behaviour (general behaviour and classroom management, strategies for improving engagement & expectations, ADHD main characteristics, how maths teachers can help).

Apprenticeship Support for Learners with SEND
Apprenticeship Support for Learners with SEND (Code: C1371)

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.

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.

Centres for Excellence in SEND - Employer Spokes - National Grid Supported Employment - EmployAbility
Centres for Excellence in SEND - Employer Spokes - National Grid Supported Employment - EmployAbility (Code: C1324)

National Grid launched its Employability Supported Internship Programme in 2013 and has placed over 100 interns in the business. Mark Pickles MBE, Finance Business Programme Director at National Grid will take us through the following agenda whilst sharing tips on how businesses can start their own internship programmes:

  1. What is a Supported Internship and why are they so valuable?
  2. Benefits of National Grid's Supported Internship Programme
  3. Vital ingredients for success
  4. Insights from a Site Lead, Job Coach and intern Line Manager
  5. How to make it happen!
  6. Q&A
Centres for Excellence in SEND: Employer Spokes - The Manchester College's Pure Success with Supported Internships - Harnessing the Value of Third Sector Partnerships to Secure Positive Job Outcomes - led by NHS Trust
Centres for Excellence in SEND: Employer Spokes - The Manchester College's Pure Success with Supported Internships - Harnessing the Value of Third Sector Partnerships to Secure Positive Job Outcomes - led by NHS Trust (Code: C1355)

The focus of this conference, delivered in partnership with colleagues from Pure Innovations, will be to demonstrate how effective collaboration with the third sector can:

• help add capacity to existing teams

• provide a level of expertise and specialism which may be challenging for smaller and/or independent FE providers to offer

• deliver value for money

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.

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