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Early Years SEN Skills - Small Group Times (Cancelled)

Reason for cancellation Low Numbers 
Event/course Code SFVSS 19/079
Event/course type Workshop
Event Introduction A series of workshops designed to develop the skills of the early years SENCo’s. Each workshop will focus on a different aspect of being a SENCo and provide practical training on each aspect. The course will build on the knowledge and existing training and equip delegates with a wide range of skills.

With increasing demands on the role of an Early Years SENCo this series of workshops will be relevant to all in the sector, regardless of experience. Delegates will have an opportunity to build a range of skills by attending any or all 12 of these workshops.
Event Content Each workshop will focus on a specific aspect of the role of an early years SENCo. A broad range of relevant topics has been identified by the early years team and these will be delivered every half-term so a practitioner wanting to work through all of the workshops will have completed the programme over two years.

The topics will be:
1) Completing an Education, Health, Care assessment
2) Small group time, to include turn taking/listening and attention activities
3) Applying for EYSIF
4) Practical Ideas for Messy Play
5) Navigating the Local Offer
6) Record keeping and Making Referrals
7) ITP/IEP Writing
8) Using Visual Timetables
9) Transitions
10) ABC's of Behaviour
11) The Law
12) Charities

Sessions will be delivered by the early years team in association with relevant professionals. The role and responsibilities of the SENCo in the early years are in constant flux, with changing legislation, new funding streams and parental expectations.

These sessions will aim to provide delegates with a wide range of practical skills as well as an increased knowledge and understanding of all the topics covered.
Event Learning Outcomes By the end of the workshop delegates will be able to:

• Demonstrate and plan a Small Group Time/or individual attention and listening session
• Design appropriate activities for the child or children in your group
• Working and liaise with SENCO and key worker to enable others to deliver small group time
• Organise setting up the room and physical environment
• Choose and prepare equipment/ toys and activities
• Source equipment and toys to develop your own special “Magic Bag”
• Prepare symbols or photos and to use a visual time table to support your group
• Evaluate and record Small Group Time sessions to plan next steps
Trainers Rob Dembrey
Course categories SEND, Inclusion and Behaviour
Age Ranges
0 - 5 yrs No 5 - 7 yrs Yes 7 - 11 yrs Yes 11 - 19 yrs Yes 19 yrs Yes 
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SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueMap
Session 1Wednesday 12 June 201913:30 - 15:30King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL