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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.

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


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.

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.

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?
Improving your inclusive curriculum: reviewing your provision for learners with SEND.
Improving your inclusive curriculum: reviewing your provision for learners with SEND. (Code: C0822)

Join us and Anita Devi, from #TeamADL, to take part in this blended learning, accredited training session. Anita has developed this provision review process based on a theory of change informed by sound research methodology.

You will be provided with materials prior to the session.

On completion of six hours of blended learning, you will be a qualified Appreciative Inquirer.

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.

Initial Assessment - Informing personalised curriculum building for learners with SEND
Initial Assessment - Informing personalised curriculum building for learners with SEND (Code: C0900)

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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