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SEND Forum – Summer 2021

Welcome to the hidden web page of the summer 2021 SEND Forum. The aim is to provide all the necessary slideshows, handouts and resources to enable delegates to deliver, share or cascade the information to colleagues back in school; indeed, a number of delegates have successfully done this with our Forum materials. Furthermore, it makes accessing resources and web links much easier, with everything stored in one place. Our copyright terms are that attending delegates are free to use the materials within their own school only. We hope you find this helpful!

 

 

Slides and handouts

SEND Forum Summer

e handout

Handout

 ILN_SEND_Forum_Summer_2021.pptx

 

 

Updates

RESOURCES AND CPD

A Quick and Easy Introduction to Sensory Processing Disorder

Race and Autism

STRATEGY AND POLICY

The Engagement Model of Assessment for SEND becomes Statutory in September 2021

Full details

Model PIVATS and The Engagement Model (lancashire.gov.uk)

PIVATS news – Lancashire County Council

 

Some Sound Advice from Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS

Back to School guidance

 

New Mental Health Resources Highlighted by DfE

  • For staff, parents and young people: find useful tools, apps and websites in this comprehensive list of mental health resources including support for young people who feel particularly overwhelmed by the pandemic here
  • For teachers: The charity, Education Support Partnership, offers advice and counselling to help you look after yourself and your staff. Visit their website here for information on keeping a good work-life balance and dealing with stress, anxiety and depression. They also offer a free 24/7 helpline for staff: 08000 562 561.
  • For pupils: a new module has been added to the RSHE curriculum for primary and secondary schools, specifically designed to focus on mental health for children and young people here

RESEARCH

Identifying Pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Evidence into Action for Disadvantaged Pupils, Behaviour and Maths

Each podcast lasts between 40 – 60 minutes

 

Deploying Specialists in Mainstream Settings to Improve Outcomes for Learners with SEND

Webinar and slideshow

A HIDDEN GEM!

Small Resources that can Have a Big Impact

Affirmation cards on the Reachout ASC website.

Katy @ktpno on Twitter

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEND Training

Solution Circles

Leading SEMH intervention as a cross-school strategy

 Delivered by:

Colin Newton from Inclusive Solutions

Zena Martin from Inclusive Learning North

 

 

 

 

Problem Solving Page

Have you checked out our online school? Over 40 courses now 

Also do you receive our free termly newsletter on inclusion/our work? 

 

From our Summer Term Forums:

 

My SEND issue …

 

What does person-centred planning mean?

 

What is person-centred planning? Council for Disabled Children

 

Helen Sanderson Associates

 

Why Person-centred Planning is Vital…

 

Guides to person-centred reviews

Guide to using person-centred practices in schools

Developing person-centred approaches in schools

PCR SEP Log 1PP Handbook

Person-centred reviews school guidance

PCP – Pembrokeshire

Person-centred Reviews Booklet

PCR toolkit Wales

 

Person-centred thinking tools

 

Preparation for Adulthood

PfA Across Ages CYP SEND

 

Strategies to Support Involving Children and Young People with SLCN

19.1.7 – Strategies doc

 

Guidance from ILOP

How do I achieve strong collaboration with pupils, parents and carers?

 

Annual Review online

 

Next Steps in SEND

 

Improving Social and Emotional Learning in Primary Schools

EEF SEL Audit Tool

EEF SEL Core Skills

EEF_SEL_Summary_of_recommendations_poster

 

Plenary

Annual Review online

Action plan

 

Please fill in the evaluation below…it is important to us – thanks

 

Coming next Academic Year 2021-2022

For venues, dates & to book please visit here  (still at 2014 prices!!)

 

 

SEND-Forum-2325B

SEND Forum – Spring 2021

Welcome to the hidden web page of the spring 2021 SEND Forum. The aim is to provide all the necessary slideshows, handouts and resources to enable delegates to deliver, share or cascade the information to colleagues back in school; indeed, a number of delegates have successfully done this with our Forum materials. Furthermore, it makes accessing resources and web links much easier, with everything stored in one place. Our copyright terms are that attending delegates are free to use the materials within their own school only. We hope you find this helpful!

Preparation for taking part in the online session

Before you take part in the interactive online session, please ensure you have the following resources prepared.

PC or Mac with internet access and speakers, microphone and web cam.

Printed handout OR e-handout downloaded onto your tablet:

ILN_SEND_Forum_Spring_2021.pdf

e_handout_ILN_SEND_Forum_Spring_2021

 

Links to use

Course evaluation form

 

Slides

ILN_SEND_Forum_Spring_2021.pdf

PowerPoint Slides

 

 

Updates

RESOURCES AND CPD

‘Be Internet Legends’: a Free Educational Initiative for Primary Schools.

Teachers can order their free Be Internet Legends curriculum pack and Digital Wellbeing module here

Teachers and other professionals working with families can sign up for the workshop here

 

Teaching Empathy Through Fiction with Empathy Lab

You can find the book list and ordering details here: There is currently a 26% discount off all books listed.

For more guidance on how to teach empathy through fiction, visit empathylab.uk, where you will find a wealth of resources and support for schools, including the opportunity to take part in Empathy Day on 10th June 2021. Visit here for more information: 

Beth Rowe, Deputy Head and Year 5 teacher, has also written a great little blog on the subject to helps teachers and schools get started in teaching empathy through fiction. You’ll find it here

STRATEGY AND POLICY

How the National Tutoring Programme can be a powerful tool to help pupils with SEND

Read the full article here

RESEARCH

SEND and SENCO experiences during lockdowns: two surveys highlight similar views

Download the SENCO Survey here 

Read more about the SNJ Summer Survey here 

Read more about the SENCO workload survey here 

 Remote education research from OFSTED

Read the full report here 

A HIDDEN GEM!

‘Resilience Development Pack: 7 days, Many Ways’ from NASEN

Download the pack here

 

 

 

SEND Training

Mental health and trauma needs of children – practicality & hope

Mike Armiger

 

Review Mike’s presentation and view the full unedited version of Zena’s interview with Mike (interview begins at 42:37 minutes).

 

 

Contact Mike at [email protected]

#[email protected]

www.wellbeingandcoping.net

https://www.educationsupport.org.uk/

www.stayingsafe.net

https://hubofhope.co.uk/

https://library.nhs.uk/coronavirus.resources/

 

 

Tuesday 20th April 2021 – two sessions available (1.30-3.00pm and 3.30-5.00pm)
Cost: £30FREE to ILOP schools and delegates attending the Spring Term Inclusion Forums (not Essentials)

To book onto the sessions please visit  here

 

My SEND issue is…

 

Lorraine Petersen’s list of resources for remote learning for pupils with SEND

Resource PDF

SNJ commentary on back to school guidance for SEND

 

Next Steps in SEND

Find your local IAS service

IASS support during the Coronavirus pandemic

Cumbria-SENDIASS-SENDCOs-presentation-Jan-2021

Introduction to the Information Advice and Support Service:

Taken from:

About | Council For Disabled Children

 

Plenary

Annual Review online

Action plan

References

Cabinet Office & Department for Education, 2021. Children of critical workers and vulnerable children who can access schools or educational settings. [Online]
Available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision
[Accessed 3rd February 2021].

Council for Disabled Children, n.d. What do IAS services do?. [Online]
Available at: https://councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk/information-advice-and-support-services-network/about/what-do-ias-services-do
[Accessed 29th January 2021].

Empathy Lab, 2021. Read for Empathy Collection 2021. [Online]
Available at:

https://irp-cdn.multiscreensite.com/b2f3fbc2/files/uploaded/EMPATHYLAB%202021%20primary%20GUIDE%20Landscape%20WEB.pdf
[Accessed 14th February 2021].

Gaiman, N., 2016. The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction.. s.l.:Hachette UK.

Supporting SEND Pupils. 2021. [Film] s.l.: LPEC.

Coming next – Summer Term 2021

We are hopeful to be able to deliver our summer Inclusion Forums in venues (together with an online option available), however we do also have the option to deliver them via our online, interactive format (Zoom) if C-19 restrictions still dictate.

For venues, dates & to book please visit here

 

 

UAC-2325B

Spring 2021 CPD Course:

Understanding Anxiety in Children

What is anxiety?
When should we be concerned about it?
How can we increase children’s resilience to reduce the possibility of them becoming anxious?
How can we best support children with anxiety?

Welcome to the hidden web page of the spring 2021 CPD Course. The aim is to provide all the necessary slideshows, handouts and resources to enable delegates to deliver, share or cascade the information to colleagues back in school; indeed, a number of delegates have successfully done this with our Forum materials. Furthermore, it makes accessing resources and web links much easier, with everything stored in one place. Our copyright terms are that attending delegates are free to use the materials within their own school only. We hope you find this helpful!

 

Preparation for taking part in the online session

Before you take part in the interactive online session, please ensure you have the following resources prepared.

  • PC or Mac with internet access, speakers, microphone and web cam
  • Printed handout OR e-handout downloaded onto your tablet

handout.pdf

e handout

Links to use

  • Course evaluation form here

 

Slides and handouts

handout.pdf

e handout

PowerPoint Slides

 

Resources and links

Resources & programmes

Whole-school programmes : Mentally Healthy Schools  

                A curated list of evidence-based whole-school programmes

 

Targeted small group programmes  

                A curated list of evidence-based targeted small group programmes, including those for children with SEND

 

Anxiety | HandsOn – handsonscotland.co.uk

                Excellent resource from Fife CAMHS service, supporting teachers, parents and carers – a helpful link to have on your school website for parents

 

Anxiety Resource for education staff | HandsOn – handsonscotland.co.uk/anxiety-resource-education/

                Excellent resources and activities for primary schools to educate pupils about anxiety

 

Coping with anxiety | Childline  

                Another great resource for the school website that supports pupils but can also be used in school with adult support

 

Living. Learning. Together. – Primary curriculum for pupils in N. Ireland  

                Northern Ireland has a very well developed social and emotional curriculum available freely online with accompanying activities

 

ELSA Support  

                Some great free resources and downloads

 

Thrive Approach  

                A whole school community approach to well-being including screening, identification and intervention for universal, targeted and specialist provision.

 

Social Stories

                Reachout ASC regularly provide training on Social Stories  

                Stories that explain: Social stories for children with autism in primary school  

                8 Ways to Help Autistic Pupils Manage Anxiety 

 

Circle of Friends  

                Circle of friends is an approach to enhancing the inclusion, in a mainstream setting, of any young person, who is experiencing difficulties in school because of a disability, personal crisis or because of their challenging behaviour towards others. The ‘circle of friends’ approach works by mobilising the young person’s peers to provide support and engage in problem solving with the person in difficulty. ‘Circle of friends’ is not the same as ‘circle time’ but many of the skills and techniques used by teachers in ‘circle time’ can be used to support the ‘circle of friends’ process.

 

Nurture Group  

                Nurture groups are a short-term, focused intervention for children with particular social, emotional and mental health needs which are creating a barrier to learning within a mainstream class. Each group consists of between 6 to 10 children, led by a nurture group teacher and  assistant. Children attending the nurture group remain an active part of their main class, spending appropriate times within the nurture group according to their need, and typically return full time to their own class within two to four terms.

 

Nurturing [email protected]  

                This is a targeted and flexible intervention programme to develop children’s language and thought processes, helping them to talk effectively with other children and adults. It is designed to be used with children with social, emotional, and mental health difficulties, initially on a one-to-one basis but moving on to partner work and then being able to operate successfully in small groups. Each child will have a different time scale working with the programme depending on their personal needs and developmental stage.

 

SEAL  

                The SEAL initiative aims to support children aged from 3-16 years to develop the personal and social skills of: self-awareness, managing their feelings, motivation, empathy, social skills. Wave 2 of SEAL involves small group interventions for children who are thought to require additional support to develop their social and emotional skills (DfES, 2006). The purposes of these brief, early interventions include helping children by: facilitating their personal development, exploring key issues with them in more depth, allowing them to practice new skills in an environment in which they feel safe, can take risks and learn more about themselves, developing their ways of relating to others, promoting reflection (DfES, 2006).

 

Emotional Literacy 7-11  

                A standardised assessment measuring pupils’ emotional literacy and providing ideas for intervention. Emotional Literacy involves having self-awareness and recognition of your own feelings and knowing how to manage them, such as the ability to stay calm when angered or to reassure oneself when in doubt. The assessment is designed to discover where pupils’ strengths and weaknesses are in the area of emotional literacy, in order to provide a better understanding of these competences and, where necessary, to highlight areas for intervention.

Emotional Literacy covers five key areas of emotional literacy: Self-awareness, Self-regulation, Motivation, Empathy, Social skills.

 

Books for schools

       Tina Rae is an excellent author on this subject. She has recently published three new and highly relevant books.

A Toolbox of Wellbeing: Helpful strategies & activities for children, teens, their carers & teachers  

              It’s OK Not to Be OK: A Guide to Wellbeing

Understanding & Supporting Children & Young People with Emotionally Based School Avoidance 

 

Stories for children

The Huge Bag of Worries 

The Worrysaurus 

Don’t Worry, Be Happy: a Child’s Guide to Overcoming Anxiety 

Other storybooks on the theme of worries and anxiety 

CCEF’s ‘Good news for little hearts’ series of stories featuring emotions including anxiety, failure, anger 

 

 

Coping with anxiety | Childline 

                Contains a video on yoga to reduce anxiety

How to Prepare a Calming Box for your Kids or Students  

                A lovely example of how to create great calming boxes, many teachers now provide class calm boxes for all children to access when they need to.

Grounding techniques

 

Specialist and medical support

British Association of Play Therapists

https://www.bapt.info/bapt/

British Association of Art Therapists

https://www.baat.org/

Counselling – Place2Be

https://www.place2be.org.uk/

The official register of Accredited BABCP CBT and AREBT therapists

https://www.cbtregisteruk.com/

 

Working with parents and carers

http://www.handsonscotland.co.uk/anxiety/

Parent and carer workshops | HandsOn (handsonscotland.co.uk)

Mental Health Family Hour – Sam Tyrer and Mindset by Dave

                Young People’s Mental Health in 2021 

                Mindfulness and Visualisation Techniques

                Understanding Anxiety 

 

Understanding Anxiety

Free downloadable booklet

 

Further reading and references

References

Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, 2021. Anxiety. [Online]
Available at: https://www.mentallyhealthyschools.org.uk/mental-health-needs/anxiety/
[Accessed 13th January 2021].

Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, 2021. Risks and Protective Factors. [Online]
Available at: https://www.mentallyhealthyschools.org.uk/risks-and-protective-factors/learnmore/
[Accessed 13th January 2021].

Anxiety UK, 2021. Anxiety UK. [Online]
Available at: https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/
[Accessed 9th January 2021].

Bernard, S., Lovell, M. & Bowler, J., 2017. Worry and Anxiety Matter. [Online]
Available at: https://www.disabilitymatters.org.uk/Component/Details/468858
[Accessed 9th January 2021].

British Association of Play Therapists, 2014. Info for Professionals and Employers. [Online]
Available at: https://www.bapt.info/play-therapy/info-professionals-employers/
[Accessed 27th January 2021].

Fife CAMHS Primary Mental Health Workers, n.d. Professionals -Understanding Anxiety and the Development of Positive Coping Strategies, Fife: Microsoft Sway.

Maharajah, S. G., 2017. Anxiety Disorders Sourcebook. 1st ed. s.l.:Omnigraphics, Incorporated.

MindEd & NHS, 2016. The Worried Child. [Online]
Available at: https://www.minded.org.uk/Component/Details/445673
[Accessed 24th January 2021].

MindEd & NHS, 2016. This session is aimed at a universal audience and describes anxiety and worry in children and teens and discusses how to react to them., s.l.: e-Learning for Healthcare.

NHS, 2020. Counselling. [Online]
Available at: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/counselling/
[Accessed 27th January 2021].

NHS, n.d. Art therapist/art psychotherapist. [Online]
Available at: https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/explore-roles/allied-health-professionals/roles-allied-health-professions/art-therapistart-psychotherapist
[Accessed 27th January 2021].

Public Health England, 2016. The mental health of children and young people in England, s.l.: Crown.

Royal College of Psychiatrists, 2021. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. [Online]
Available at: https://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mental-health/treatments-and-wellbeing/cognitive-behavioural-therapy-(cbt)
[Accessed 23rd January 2021].

Weare, K., 2012. Evidence for the Impact of Mindfulness on Children and Young People, s.l.: Mindfulness in Schools Project.

Weare, K., 2018. The Evidence for Mindfulness in Schools for Children and Young People, s.l.: Mindfulness in Schools Project.

Wikibooks, 2014. The Stress System: Adrenaline and Cortisol. [Online]
Available at: https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Demystifying_Depression/The_Stress_System
[Accessed 13th January 2021].

Zeedyk, S., 2017. The Biology of Attainment. Scotland, Association of Heads and Deputies.

Coming up next!

Summer Term 2021

We are hopeful to be able to deliver our summer Inclusion Forums in venues (together with an online option available), however we do also have the option to deliver them via our online, interactive format (Zoom) if C-19 restrictions still dictate.

For venues, dates & to book please visit here

 

 

 

 

SEND-FORUM-2002

SEND Forum – Autumn 2020

Welcome to the hidden web page of the autumn 2020 SEND Forum. The aim is to provide all the necessary slideshows, handouts and resources to enable delegates to deliver, share or cascade the information to colleagues back in school; indeed, a number of delegates have successfully done this with our Forum materials. Furthermore, it makes accessing resources and web links much easier, with everything stored in one place. Our copyright terms are that attending delegates are free to use the materials within their own school only. We hope you find this helpful!

Preparation for taking part in the online session

Before you take part in the interactive online session, please ensure you have the following resources prepared.

PC or Mac with internet access and speakers, microphone and web cam.

Printed handout OR e-handout downloaded onto your tablet:

 

handout_SEND_Forum_Autumn_2020

e_handout_SEND_Forum_Autumn_2020

 

The following resources printed:

 

FF Modes In Action

Functional Fluency Golds & Purple

 

Links

Evaluation Form 

 

 

Slides

SEND_Forum_Autumn_2020

PowerPoint Online version of slides

 

Updates

RESOURCES AND CPD

Easy-read sketch-notes for quick CPD from Impact Wales

You can buy into their service by visiting their website: tinyurl.com/y24tu37t , or if you are signed up to Twitter you can follow them on @ImpactWales, where you will find many of their sketch notes listed in their tweets.

 

Putting spoken language in the spotlight

25th November 2020

No Pens Day Wednesday is an annual day of spoken language activities that takes place in schools, colleges and early years settings across the country.

Find out more and start planning your day by downloading their introductory pack at https://ican.org.uk/no-pens-day-wednesday/ .  For full resources, you can sign up to take part. Resources are also available to support pupils with SEND and those who could go further with spoken language .

 

COVID – 19 SEND Review Guide from Whole School SEND

The COVID-19 episode has amplified the need for schools and other education settings to reflect on and refine provision in response to changing need and circumstance. To support teachers, SENCOs, other leaders and Governors to undertake this task Whole School SEND have collated review materials from across their materials into this new COVID-19 SEND Review Guide. For each group of stakeholders 10 statements have been pulled out to highlight the key areas pertinent to understanding and delivering effective practice for children with SEND during this pandemic.

 

STRATEGY AND POLICY

National Tutoring Programme Announces Tuition Partners for Disadvantaged Pupils, Including those with SEND and in Alternative Provision

This week has seen the launch of the National Tutoring Programme’s approved Tuition Partners, from which schools can access tutoring subsidised at a rate of 75%. The National Tutoring Programme (NTP) will provide additional support to schools to help disadvantaged pupils whose education has been most affected by school closures. The NTP was developed to support schools in responding to the immediate challenge of school closures due to the coronavirus pandemic and to provide a longer-term contribution to closing the attainment gap. 

Through the National Tutoring Programme (NTP) Tuition Partners pillar, participating schools will be able to access high-quality tutoring from an approved list of tutoring providers, who have passed a set of quality, safeguarding and evaluation standards. Tuition Partners might be existing tutoring providers that have experience of working with schools or other organisations, such as charities, local authorities or universities who are able to design a new programme to meet the NTP standards.

The focus of the NTP is on supporting disadvantaged pupils, including those eligible for Pupil Premium funding. A range of tutoring models will be funded, including those that are suitable for pupils with SEND and in Alternative Provision, but it’s down to schools to decide which of their pupils would benefit the most from extra support. Any state primary or secondary school in England is eligible to receive tutoring through Tuition Partners.

Tuition Partners will offer a range of approaches, including online, face-to-face and hybrid models and small-group and one-to-one tuition. Participating schools will be able to decide which Tuition Partner in their area to work with and which of their pupils will benefit the most from additional support.

Schools may be thinking about how to make sure tutoring is effective. The NTP’s best tutoring practice briefing for schools covers how schools should pick pupils for tutoring, linking tutoring to classroom learning and effective feedback.

Updates have also been announced on Academic Mentors and the EEF’s  online tutoring pilot.

 

Coronavirus guidance: Lorraine Peterson explains what mainstream settings should do to ensure the inclusion of disabled children

Lorraine Peterson OBE, SEND consultant and former CEO of NASEN, explains to readers of Special Needs Jungle what’s missing from the mainstream guidance and why schools need to also read the specialist document to be able to support all the children in their school. It is well worth a read and can be accessed at tinyurl.com/yxfcd3k9

 

The future of Local Area SEND inspections

Ofsted and CQC began inspecting area SEND arrangements in May 2016; they have inspected 117 local areas to date. They plan to return to full area SEND inspections to complete the current cycle as soon as it is right to do so.

 

An evaluation of the framework for these inspections was published in July and can be found at tinyurl.com/y2a6josf.

 

You can find a commentary on the future of Local Area SEND inspections from Amanda Spielman HMCI at tinyurl.com/y9ewodme

 

RESEARCH

This may be the time to audit social and emotional learning

‘Improving Social and Emotional Learning in Primary Schools’ reviews the best available research to offer school leaders six practical recommendations to support good SEL for all children. It stresses this is especially important for children from disadvantaged backgrounds and other vulnerable groups, who, on average, have weaker SEL skills at all ages than their better-off classmates.

 

Visit tinyurl.com/y53syouq for the guidance report and accompanying resources, including an audit tool to generate staff discussion around the issues.

Working with memory to enhance teaching and learning: Dr Niki Kaiser’s blog

Read the full article at tinyurl.com/y4k375lc

 

A HIDDEN GEM!

NASEN widens SEND support with free membership for all from January 2021

NASEN, a charity that supports and champions those working with, and for, children and young

people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and learning differences, has announced that NASEN membership will be free for all individuals across the UK from

January 4th 2021.

NASEN’s new free membership will replace the current tiered model, to ensure the organisation’s expertise in SEND is available to every school and setting across the UK.

 

For further information visit: https://nasen.org.uk/membership/new-membership-launch.html or follow on Twitter @NASEN_org

 

PRU Outreach Support for Lancashire Schools

Stepping Stones Outreach Support 2020-21

 

SEND Training

FF Modes In Action

Functional Fluency Golds & Purple

 

My SEND issue is…

 

EEF Special Educational Needs in Mainstream Schools

EEF Improving Behaviour in Schools

EEF High Quality Teaching for Pupils with SEND

EEF Putting Evidence to Work – A School’s Guide to Implementation

Making Best Use of Teaching Assistants

 

Next Steps in SEND

 

The benefit of foresight (Deans, 2020)

Adapting teaching practice for remote education

DfE Remote Education Webinars

EEF Best evidence on impact of school closures on the attainment gap

Poster to support blended learning from Impact Wales

Online learning in a pandemic from Impact Wales

 

Plenary

Inclusion Forum Spring 2021 Q&A with Nick Whittaker HMI Specialist Adviser SEND

Submit your questions here

 

Amendment

Since recording, OFSTED have announced a revision of their plans for 2021.

Maintained schools and academies

From January, OFSTED will resume monitoring inspections of schools judged inadequate at their previous inspection and some schools graded as requires improvement. These will not result in a grade.

Emergency inspections of schools will continue as they have done throughout the pandemic, in response to any serious concerns raised with OFSTED.

Routine inspections, which result in a school being awarded a new grade or being confirmed in its current grade, will resume in the summer term.

 

OFSTED Education plans from September 2020

OFSTED Interim phase: maintained schools and academies

OFSTED Schools and early education inspection update: October 2020 special edition

OFSTED COVID-19 series: briefing on schools, September 2020

Amanda Spielman HMCI commentary: Our plans for the autumn

Nick Whittaker explains: Ofsted’s new way of reporting on SEND provision in education

Ofsted explains its new way of reporting on SEND provision in education

 

Action plan

 

Coming next – Spring Term 2021

Morning CPD Course:
Understanding Anxiety in Children

Afternoon SEND Forum:
Trauma and mental health

Plus….‘My SEND issue is’ …and ‘What’s new in SEND’

 

Dates/planned venues – 2021

Hull Grange Park Hotel – Tuesdays – 9 Feb – 18 May
Accrington Dunkenhalgh Hotel – Tuesdays – 2 Mar – 8 Jun
Garstang Garstang Golf Club & Hotel – Wednesdays – 3 Mar – 9 Jun
Newby Bridge Newby Bridge Hotel – Tuesdays – 9 Mar – 15 Jun
Penrith North Lakes Hotel – Wednesdays – 10 Mar – 16 Jun
Huddersfield/Halifax Briar Court Hotel – Tuesdays – 23 Feb – 25 May
Formby Formby Hall Hotel – Wednesdays – 17 Mar – 23 Jun
Warrington Village Hotel – Tuesdays – 16 Mar – 22 Jun
Rochdale Norton Grange Hotel – Wednesdays 24 Feb – 26 May
Online – Thursday 18th Mar – summer date tbc

For our Inclusion Forum Essentials dates in St Helens, Wakefield and Cheshire please visit here

 

Booking Form 2021

INCLUSION FORUMS BOOKING FORM – 2021

 

 

 

SEND-FORUM-2002

SEND Forum – Autumn 2020

Welcome to the hidden web page of the autumn 2020 SEND Forum. The aim is to provide all the necessary slideshows, handouts and resources to enable delegates to deliver, share or cascade the information to colleagues back in school; indeed, a number of delegates have successfully done this with our Forum materials. Furthermore, it makes accessing resources and web links much easier, with everything stored in one place. Our copyright terms are that attending delegates are free to use the materials within their own school only. We hope you find this helpful!

Preparation for taking part in the online session

Before you take part in the interactive online session, please ensure you have the following resources prepared.

PC or Mac with internet access and speakers, microphone and web cam.

Printed handout OR e-handout downloaded onto your tablet:

 

handout_SEND_Forum_Autumn_2020

e_handout_SEND_Forum_Autumn_2020

 

The following resources printed:

 

FF Modes In Action

Functional Fluency Golds & Purple

 

Links

Evaluation Form 

 

 

Slides

SEND_Forum_Autumn_2020

PowerPoint Online version of slides

 

Updates

RESOURCES AND CPD

Easy-read sketch-notes for quick CPD from Impact Wales

You can buy into their service by visiting their website: tinyurl.com/y24tu37t , or if you are signed up to Twitter you can follow them on @ImpactWales, where you will find many of their sketch notes listed in their tweets.

 

Putting spoken language in the spotlight

25th November 2020

No Pens Day Wednesday is an annual day of spoken language activities that takes place in schools, colleges and early years settings across the country.

Find out more and start planning your day by downloading their introductory pack at https://ican.org.uk/no-pens-day-wednesday/ .  For full resources, you can sign up to take part. Resources are also available to support pupils with SEND and those who could go further with spoken language .

 

COVID – 19 SEND Review Guide from Whole School SEND

The COVID-19 episode has amplified the need for schools and other education settings to reflect on and refine provision in response to changing need and circumstance. To support teachers, SENCOs, other leaders and Governors to undertake this task Whole School SEND have collated review materials from across their materials into this new COVID-19 SEND Review Guide. For each group of stakeholders 10 statements have been pulled out to highlight the key areas pertinent to understanding and delivering effective practice for children with SEND during this pandemic.

 

STRATEGY AND POLICY

National Tutoring Programme Announces Tuition Partners for Disadvantaged Pupils, Including those with SEND and in Alternative Provision

This week has seen the launch of the National Tutoring Programme’s approved Tuition Partners, from which schools can access tutoring subsidised at a rate of 75%. The National Tutoring Programme (NTP) will provide additional support to schools to help disadvantaged pupils whose education has been most affected by school closures. The NTP was developed to support schools in responding to the immediate challenge of school closures due to the coronavirus pandemic and to provide a longer-term contribution to closing the attainment gap. 

Through the National Tutoring Programme (NTP) Tuition Partners pillar, participating schools will be able to access high-quality tutoring from an approved list of tutoring providers, who have passed a set of quality, safeguarding and evaluation standards. Tuition Partners might be existing tutoring providers that have experience of working with schools or other organisations, such as charities, local authorities or universities who are able to design a new programme to meet the NTP standards.

The focus of the NTP is on supporting disadvantaged pupils, including those eligible for Pupil Premium funding. A range of tutoring models will be funded, including those that are suitable for pupils with SEND and in Alternative Provision, but it’s down to schools to decide which of their pupils would benefit the most from extra support. Any state primary or secondary school in England is eligible to receive tutoring through Tuition Partners.

Tuition Partners will offer a range of approaches, including online, face-to-face and hybrid models and small-group and one-to-one tuition. Participating schools will be able to decide which Tuition Partner in their area to work with and which of their pupils will benefit the most from additional support.

Schools may be thinking about how to make sure tutoring is effective. The NTP’s best tutoring practice briefing for schools covers how schools should pick pupils for tutoring, linking tutoring to classroom learning and effective feedback.

Updates have also been announced on Academic Mentors and the EEF’s  online tutoring pilot.

 

Coronavirus guidance: Lorraine Peterson explains what mainstream settings should do to ensure the inclusion of disabled children

Lorraine Peterson OBE, SEND consultant and former CEO of NASEN, explains to readers of Special Needs Jungle what’s missing from the mainstream guidance and why schools need to also read the specialist document to be able to support all the children in their school. It is well worth a read and can be accessed at tinyurl.com/yxfcd3k9

 

The future of Local Area SEND inspections

Ofsted and CQC began inspecting area SEND arrangements in May 2016; they have inspected 117 local areas to date. They plan to return to full area SEND inspections to complete the current cycle as soon as it is right to do so.

 

An evaluation of the framework for these inspections was published in July and can be found at tinyurl.com/y2a6josf.

 

You can find a commentary on the future of Local Area SEND inspections from Amanda Spielman HMCI at tinyurl.com/y9ewodme

 

RESEARCH

This may be the time to audit social and emotional learning

‘Improving Social and Emotional Learning in Primary Schools’ reviews the best available research to offer school leaders six practical recommendations to support good SEL for all children. It stresses this is especially important for children from disadvantaged backgrounds and other vulnerable groups, who, on average, have weaker SEL skills at all ages than their better-off classmates.

 

Visit tinyurl.com/y53syouq for the guidance report and accompanying resources, including an audit tool to generate staff discussion around the issues.

Working with memory to enhance teaching and learning: Dr Niki Kaiser’s blog

Read the full article at tinyurl.com/y4k375lc

 

A HIDDEN GEM!

NASEN widens SEND support with free membership for all from January 2021

NASEN, a charity that supports and champions those working with, and for, children and young

people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and learning differences, has announced that NASEN membership will be free for all individuals across the UK from

January 4th 2021.

NASEN’s new free membership will replace the current tiered model, to ensure the organisation’s expertise in SEND is available to every school and setting across the UK.

 

For further information visit: https://nasen.org.uk/membership/new-membership-launch.html or follow on Twitter @NASEN_org

 

PRU Outreach Support for Lancashire Schools

Stepping Stones Outreach Support 2020-21

 

SEND Training

FF Modes In Action

Functional Fluency Golds & Purple

 

My SEND issue is…

 

EEF Special Educational Needs in Mainstream Schools

EEF Improving Behaviour in Schools

EEF High Quality Teaching for Pupils with SEND

EEF Putting Evidence to Work – A School’s Guide to Implementation

Making Best Use of Teaching Assistants

 

Next Steps in SEND

 

The benefit of foresight (Deans, 2020)

Adapting teaching practice for remote education

DfE Remote Education Webinars

EEF Best evidence on impact of school closures on the attainment gap

Poster to support blended learning from Impact Wales

Online learning in a pandemic from Impact Wales

 

Plenary

Inclusion Forum Spring 2021 Q&A with Nick Whittaker HMI Specialist Adviser SEND

Submit your questions here

 

Amendment

Since recording, OFSTED have announced a revision of their plans for 2021.

Maintained schools and academies

From January, OFSTED will resume monitoring inspections of schools judged inadequate at their previous inspection and some schools graded as requires improvement. These will not result in a grade.

Emergency inspections of schools will continue as they have done throughout the pandemic, in response to any serious concerns raised with OFSTED.

Routine inspections, which result in a school being awarded a new grade or being confirmed in its current grade, will resume in the summer term.

 

OFSTED Education plans from September 2020

OFSTED Interim phase: maintained schools and academies

OFSTED Schools and early education inspection update: October 2020 special edition

OFSTED COVID-19 series: briefing on schools, September 2020

Amanda Spielman HMCI commentary: Our plans for the autumn

Nick Whittaker explains: Ofsted’s new way of reporting on SEND provision in education

Ofsted explains its new way of reporting on SEND provision in education

 

Action plan

 

Coming next – Spring Term 2021

Morning CPD Course:
Understanding Anxiety in Children

Afternoon SEND Forum:
Trauma and mental health

Plus….‘My SEND issue is’ …and ‘What’s new in SEND’

 

Dates/planned venues – 2021

Hull Grange Park Hotel – Tuesdays – 9 Feb – 18 May
Accrington Dunkenhalgh Hotel – Tuesdays – 2 Mar – 8 Jun
Garstang Garstang Golf Club & Hotel – Wednesdays – 3 Mar – 9 Jun
Newby Bridge Newby Bridge Hotel – Tuesdays – 9 Mar – 15 Jun
Penrith North Lakes Hotel – Wednesdays – 10 Mar – 16 Jun
Huddersfield/Halifax Briar Court Hotel – Tuesdays – 23 Feb – 25 May
Formby Formby Hall Hotel – Wednesdays – 17 Mar – 23 Jun
Warrington Village Hotel – Tuesdays – 16 Mar – 22 Jun
Rochdale Norton Grange Hotel – Wednesdays 24 Feb – 26 May
Online – Thursday 18th Mar – summer date tbc

For our Inclusion Forum Essentials dates in St Helens, Wakefield and Cheshire please visit here

 

Booking Form 2021

INCLUSION FORUMS BOOKING FORM – 2021

 

 

 

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Autumn 2020 CPD Course:

 

‘It’s the Stage not the Age that Counts’
Viewing behaviour through a developmental lens

Welcome to the hidden web page of the autumn 2020 CPD Course. The aim is to provide all the necessary slideshows, handouts and resources to enable delegates to deliver, share or cascade the information to colleagues back in school; indeed, a number of delegates have successfully done this with our Forum materials. Furthermore, it makes accessing resources and web links much easier, with everything stored in one place. Our copyright terms are that attending delegates are free to use the materials within their own school only. We hope you find this helpful!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preparation for taking part in the online session

Before you take part in the interactive online session, please ensure you have the following resources prepared.

 

PC or Mac with internet access and speakers.

Printed handout OR e-handout downloaded onto your tablet:

 

The following resources printed:

Behaviour_Wall_Side_1

Behaviour_Wall_Side_2

TABLE _COMPREHENSIVE v6

Wall Flyer Prompt Sheet

Problem solving framework WORD

 

Links 

Evaluation Form 

 

ILN_Behaviour_Wall

PowerPoint Online version of slides

Self esteem handout BEST

Scaling in the classroom v1

Pathway to self regln2

Regulation troubled-pupils Touchbase

Emotion Coaching

Behaviour Wall Posters: double sided and laminated can be purchased directly from Steve Russell at [email protected]

    • A4 = £4 each or £3.50 when buying 10 or more plus P & P.
    • A3 = £5 each or £4.50 10 or more plus P & P.

 

Coming next – Spring Term 2021

Morning CPD Course:
Understanding Anxiety in Children

Afternoon SEND Forum:
Trauma and mental health

Plus….‘My SEND issue is’ …and ‘What’s new in SEND’

 

Dates/planned venues – 2021

Hull Grange Park Hotel – Tuesdays – 9 Feb – 18 May
Accrington Dunkenhalgh Hotel – Tuesdays – 2 Mar – 8 Jun
Garstang Garstang Golf Club & Hotel – Wednesdays – 3 Mar – 9 Jun
Newby Bridge Newby Bridge Hotel – Tuesdays – 9 Mar – 15 Jun
Penrith North Lakes Hotel – Wednesdays – 10 Mar – 16 Jun
Huddersfield/Halifax Briar Court Hotel – Tuesdays – 23 Feb – 25 May
Formby Formby Hall Hotel – Wednesdays – 17 Mar – 23 Jun
Warrington Village Hotel – Tuesdays – 16 Mar – 22 Jun
Rochdale Norton Grange Hotel – Wednesdays 24 Feb – 26 May
Online – Thursday 18th Mar – summer date tbc

For our Inclusion Forum Essentials dates in St Helens, Wakefield and Cheshire please visit here

Booking Form 2021

INCLUSION FORUMS BOOKING FORM – 2021

 

 

 

 

How To Use The Portal

The video below will help you to navigate your way around ILOP and understand the strategies….it takes about 40 minutes

Prefer to watch the video in bitesize chunks?

What do Quality First Teaching Strategies Look Like on ILOP?

Takes about 20 minutes.

 

How Are the QFT Strategies Presented?

Takes about 10 minutes.

What do Intervention Strategies Look Like on ILOP?

Takes about 5 minutes.

What does the SENCO Portal Look like on ILOP?

Takes about 3 minutes

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SEND Forum – Summer 2020

Welcome to the hidden web page of the summer 2020 SEND Forum. The aim is to provide all the necessary slideshows, handouts and resources to enable delegates to deliver, share or cascade the information to colleagues back in school; indeed, a number of delegates have successfully done this with our Forum materials. Furthermore, it makes accessing resources and web links much easier, with everything stored in one place. Our copyright terms are that attending delegates are free to use the materials within their own school only. We hope you find this helpful!

Preparation for taking part in the recorded session

Before you take part in the recorded session, please ensure you have the following resources prepared:

  • Smartphone, tablet or laptop with internet access
  • At the start of the session ensure you have the hidden page open (https://www.inclusivelearningnorth.co.uk/send-forum-2817/) to view on this device when needed; this will enable you to view the resources as we move through the session
  • Printed handout – 1 copy per person OR e-handout downloaded onto your tablet

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Please complete your evaluation at the end of the session:  Evaluation

View the presentation below (1hr 53min)