Plan a School Trip that Works for Everyone

The start of a new academic year means starting to plan the year’s school trips for many. This can be a daunting prospect, especially when the group includes children with SEND. I recently wrote an article for SENCO Magazine, which I hope will help many teachers faced with organising such outings, to plan and execute their visits efficiently and effectively. I have listed my top tips, which include: Researching and choosing your … [Read more...]

The Sensory Toolbox – Supporting the sensory needs of children to make them happier and more confident learners

A fascinating course designed to teach participants about the key role the senses play in all aspects of children’s development. Participants will learn about how the sensory system works and how the individual senses impact on children’s ability to function in settings. They will understand the link between sensory needs and challenging behaviour and be able to identify ‘sensory overload’ in children. Participants will gain a ‘toolbox’ of … [Read more...]

Successful Partnerships = Successful Development. Working together with parents and carers to identify and support children with SEND

This course is designed to support practitioners in understanding the development patterns of children with SEND. Practitioners will learn how to track the development of children with SEND, finding the gaps and how to fill them by scaffolding learning. The course also supports practitioners in having conversations with parents and carers about children’s development and helps them to understand how to have ‘difficult conversations’ and how these … [Read more...]

Understanding the learning profile of children with Downs Syndrome

This course is designed to give practitioners an overview of Downs Syndrome. Practitioners will learn about the strengths and areas of need in the learning profile of children with Downs Syndrome and how these can be harnessed to support development. Practitioners will learn strategies for teaching children with Downs Syndrome early skills and how to promote their social and emotional development. This course is All practitioners wanting to … [Read more...]

Have fun with language – Practical ways to support children with speech and language difficulties within settings

A practical and interactive course designed to show practitioners how to use existing equipment, resources and activities to support and promote the development of speech and language in children with SEND. The session will cover the links between delayed speech and language and SEND, how and why they co-exist. It will also look closely at promoting speech and language development within all parts of the routine from free-flow to snack time and … [Read more...]