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:
Links to use
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
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
Mental health and trauma needs of children – practicality & hope
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]
Tuesday 20th April 2021 – two sessions available (1.30-3.00pm and 3.30-5.00pm)
Cost: £30…FREE 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…
Next Steps in SEND
Introduction to the Information Advice and Support Service:
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]
[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