SEND Forum – Autumn 2021
Welcome to the hidden web page of the autumn 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
RESOURCES AND CPD
At Inclusive Learning North, we are now well underway with our group consultations
If you haven’t discovered it yet, the Oak National Academy now have a specialist provision offer
STRATEGY AND POLICY
Reference for Moving Forward with Inspection
Whittaker, N. (2020, January 17th). Ofsted explains its new way of reporting on SEND provision in education. (T. Tirraoro, Editor) Retrieved October 12th, 2021, from Special Needs Jungle
NASEN have produced a helpful mini-guide, Understanding Inclusion, for SENCOs, school leaders (including governors), teachers and support staff. Download the guide
The government’s national strategy for improving the lives of autistic people and their families and carers in England 2021 – 2026 has now been published.
The Mental Health Continuum and the Incredible 5 Point Scale is a useful model to help staff understand themselves, their pupils, and the people we connect with on a day-to-day basis
A HIDDEN GEM!
‘My Special Alphabet Book’ is a story and workbook for developing speech sound awareness for children aged 3+ at risk of dyslexia or language difficulties.
My SEND issue…
Next Steps in SEND#
Juniper Education Making the impossible possible. (netdna-ssl.com)
Disabled Children’s Partnership research Then-There-Was-Silence-DCP-Report-10-September-2021.pdf (disabledchildrenspartnership.org.uk)
Preparation for Adulthood Outcomes Tool yeded5wb636481748062535810.pdf (preparingforadulthood.org.uk)
Wellbeing Measurement Framework for Schools Wellbeing measurement framework for schools | Anna Freud Centre
Please find below information on how to access the forms via the website links – once the forms are opened in adobe acrobat, they can then be edited:
For information on how to use measurement tools in schools and colleges, please find below a free guide, which covers information about using surveys with large groups of pupils (a cohort) to understand their needs; and information about using questionnaires with individual pupils to understand their specific needs. https://www.annafreud.org/media/12710/measurement-tools-understanding-needs.pdf
For surveying young people in your setting, exploring the Wellbeing Measurement Framework [For Primary Schools / Secondary Schools / Colleges], it is recommended you read this short summary which tells you why and how the Wellbeing Measurement Framework was created and how it can be used in schools – https://www.corc.uk.net/news-blog/headstarts-dr-polly-casey-introduces-the-new-wellbeing-measurement-framework-for-schools/.
It is a free resource, and it is up to the individual school on how to implement the surveys in each setting, including collation and evaluation. Information about the scoring of the different surveys included in the framework are provided, free of charge, by the Child Outcomes Research Consortium (CORC): https://www.corc.uk.net/outcome-experience-measures/ [select your age phase by filtering by ‘set’]
In collaboration with the Evidence Based Practice Unit (EBPU), CORC offers Wellbeing Measurement for Schools, a fully supported approach which includes:
- An online survey,
- A detailed and informative report including comparisons with other schools
- Support from an expert team through written guidance, instructions and templates for every step of the process.
As this is a supported approach, there is a charge associated with it to cover costs.
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