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Knowledge module: maximising potential - (The Essential SEND Managers' Programme)
Knowledge module: maximising potential - (The Essential SEND Managers' Programme) (Code: C0450)

This FREE webinar provides an introduction to the Essential SEND Managers' Programme and a sector update. You can also discuss how the programme can be personalised to meet the needs of your organisation. Please note that charges referred to below apply only to the full 2 day face-to-face programme which is temporarily on hold due to the COVID-19 situation.

Leadership and your SEND organisation
Leadership and your SEND organisation (Code: C1149)

As the CEO Principals of the three colleges leading Centres for Excellence in SEND, we have been working with senior leaders across the post-16 sector for two years. We have different approaches, but all have a culture with inclusion at the heart. We will share insights gained from the leadership conversations we have had and explore how you and your organisation might also benefit.

Joining us, is the National Development Team for inclusion (NDTi), with a focus on The Preparing for Adulthood (PfA). We will explore approaches of delivering better outcomes together and share experiences.


Leading strategic change in your post-16 SEND curriculum offer
Leading strategic change in your post-16 SEND curriculum offer (Code: C0826)

Mandie Stravino, CEO of Derby College Group and lead of Centre for Excellence in SEND (curriculum), will host a webinar to discuss how she has led the development of our organisation's strategy, challenging all staff to embed inclusivity in their work. The CfE Curriculum project team will discuss: developing inclusive thinking and intent in organisational strategy, developing inclusive policies to impact on practice. 


Learners with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): behaviour for learning, engagement and strategies
Learners with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): behaviour for learning, engagement and strategies (Code: C0895)
  • Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity (ADHD) 
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) without hyperactivity. 
  • Behaviour and classroom management to support practice 
  • Practitioner reflection, gaining further strategies for successful teaching and support. 
  • There will be an opportunity for questions and answers
Making webinars accessible for deaf learners
Making webinars accessible for deaf learners (Code: C1072)

The Education and Training Foundation is working with the National Deaf Children's Society to deliver a one hour webinar to help you understand the main barriers to accessing webinars for deaf learners and how these can be overcome using tech solutions and adjustments to teaching. You'll also have the opportunity to put questions to experts in deaf education.

NDCS use of term 'deaf' to describe learners with all levels of deafness from mild to profound. 

Mental and emotional wealth: back to the future
Mental and emotional wealth: back to the future (Code: C1102)

This digital conference has been designed to be multi-dimensional to support learners and employers in understanding more about mental health and prioritising their wellbeing.

An exciting agenda has been designed to focus on strategies for developing and embedding positive mental health and wellbeing. We are delighted to welcome key speakers to inspire you in changing the narrative, empowering young people and staff and building emotional connectivity.

Mental Health and Wellbeing in FE - the new landscape
Mental Health and Wellbeing in FE - the new landscape (Code: C0959)

The session will have a key focus on the impacts of mental health and wellbeing for learners and staff in the Covid FE landscape. There will be an opportunity to reflect upon the first term of the 20/21 academic year and identify common themes that have arisen. A toolbox of resources will be shared that embraces both face to face and digital opportunities.

Mental Health, Wellbeing and Anxiety: A practical guide exploring support, tools and training
Mental Health, Wellbeing and Anxiety: A practical guide exploring support, tools and training (Code: C0793)

As part of Weston College's Centres for Excellence in SEND 'People' focused program, this webinar will share practical examples of how managers, leaders, employers and employees can support and promote good mental health and wellbeing and reduce anxiety. Information and examples will include how to remain connected during a time of social isolation, both of which are well recognised to heighten feelings of isolation, anxiety, low mood and other mental health problems.

Monthly community of practice for SEND operational managers
Monthly community of practice for SEND operational managers (Code: C1217)

Using Lave and Wenger's Communities of Practice model, the DCG Centre for Excellence in SEND Curriculum team will facilitate an informal but innovative, dynamic and interactive professional conversation where effective practice, barriers to inclusion and future innovations can be explored in a safe, supportive and professional environment.  

Monthly effective practice share and support sessions in creating an inclusive curriculum - Community of Practice in SEND Curriculum
Monthly effective practice share and support sessions in creating an inclusive curriculum - Community of Practice in SEND Curriculum (Code: C0808)

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.

Motivating and engaging our SEND community during the pandemic
Motivating and engaging our SEND community during the pandemic (Code: C1064)

Join the ETF's three National Centres for Excellence in SEND' leads f to collaborate and interact to explore key themes. A time for reflection and group discussion.

Raising the profile and status of SEND specialists - a joint webinar in partnership with National Star College
Raising the profile and status of SEND specialists - a joint webinar in partnership with National Star College (Code: C1137)

In this session we will  consider the essential skills mangers require, with a focus on self-evaluation and how managers can use the guidance contained in the SEND Code of Practice as checklist for audit, alongside conversations that have emerged from the previous programmes regarding the issues people have overcome. Overall, the session considers the impact of good leadership on provision and outcomes for learners from two perspectives.

The webinar will link to the ETF self-assessment tool that can be used to evaluate your organisation practice in relation to the SEND Code of Practice.

RARPA - developing your SEND curriculum
RARPA - developing your SEND curriculum (Code: C0898)

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. 

Reconnection and engagement programmes for learners with autism and anxiety
Reconnection and engagement programmes for learners with autism and anxiety (Code: C1155)

Post Covid-19, the opportunity for reconnection and human interaction amongst learners is more important than ever before. To strengthen resilience and encourage rebuilding of social networks, this webinar explores the strategies used at Weston College to develop, encourage, and promote opportunities to transition into the college environment during the summer period prior to the new academic year.  The session will include particular strategies for working with learners who may experience high anxiety.

SEND Curriculum Review - Do you want to develop personalised study programmes for learners with inclusion needs/SEND which support their aspirations?
SEND Curriculum Review - Do you want to develop personalised study programmes for learners with inclusion needs/SEND which support their aspirations? (Code: C0803)

The activities undertaken may be used to:

  • Inform self assessment reporting (across a post-16 provider rather than in a SEND specific academy or discrete provision)
  • Develop strategy and intent regarding the curriculum offer for some of our sector's most vulnerable young people
  • Support post-inspection action planning and change management in line with OFSTED's Education Inspection Framework. 
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