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eLearning: Equality and Diversity

Maintaining an awareness of issues surrounding equality and diversity is essential to any organisation. This revealing course is split into four modules to thoroughly explore the issues involved and their relevance to us all, including protections laid out in the Equality Act 2010.

With this course you will learn inclusion in terms of equality and diversity and the universal benefits of promoting an inclusive workplace. The course discusses protected characteristics and explains the problems surrounding prejudice and discrimination.

This course is intended for anyone who would like to ...
Course Code: EDU 19/1007

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Training for New Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinators (Early Years) (Cancelled)

This is a three day training course for practitioners in Early Years settings who are new to the role of Special Educational Needs Coordinator or shortly to take up that role.

The work of the first session will be carried through to the second session with opportunities to reflect on learning so far. The third session will build on the content of the first two sessions.

Delegates will therefore need to commit to all three parts of the training when booking .

This training is open to all practitioners across AfC in both Kingston and Richmond. There will be borough specific elements b ...
Course Code: EDU 20/223

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Introduction to Makaton

‘Makaton is a language programme using signs and symbols to help people to communicate. It is designed to support spoken language; the signs and symbols are used with speech, in spoken word order’ (The Makaton Charity, 2017).

This Makaton taster session is an introductory and experiential session. Delegates will learn about the Makaton Language Programme: what it is, how it works and who it is used by. They will see demonstrations of approximately forty signs and symbols. Delegates can use and try these signs and symbols in their own workplace or with the individual(s) with communication ne ...
Course Code: EDU 20/720
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Session 1Monday 5 October 202018:30 - 21:00Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
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Early Years SEN Skills - Writing Individual Targeted Plans (Cancelled)

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.
Course Code: SFVSS 20/060
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Session 1Wednesday 7 October 202018:30 - 20:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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Early Years SEN Skills - Writing Individual Targeted Plans (Cancelled)

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.
Course Code: SFVSS 20/061
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Session 1Wednesday 7 October 202013:30 - 15:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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An Introduction to using Attachment Theory in Educational Settings

“Schools which are truly ‘attachment aware’ are those where all children are ready to learn and achieve.”
(National College for Teaching and Leadership, 2014)

This half day workshop, delivered via an online platform, is intended for people working in educational settings, from the early years upwards.

The workshop will offer an introduction to attachment theory, plus practical ideas about how an understanding of attachment theory can support the building of nurturing and containing relationships in the classroom. There will also be discussion about how to support children to return t ...
Course Code: EDU 20/299
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Session 1Friday 9 October 202010:00 - 13:00Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
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Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness

Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) are starting to be recognised as a major barrier in the way of children with care experience, which prevents them from making the progress that is expected of them. However, it does not just affect those in care. It is currently estimated that 15 per 10,000 people around the world are estimated to have Foetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), the most severe form of FASD (‘The global toll of fetal alcohol syndrome’, 2017).

Within the care system, the figures jump tenfold or more. The most recent published study found that 35% of children in care in one Authori ...
Course Code: SFVSS 20/143
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Session 1Tuesday 20 October 202009:30 - 14:30Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
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Young People’s Voices - Personalisation and Participation (SEND)

‘Participation is important because it brings everyone closer’ (Young person with SEND, 2017)

It is a fundamental right of all children and young people to be heard and this is enshrined as one of the 4 core principles of the United Nations Convention on The Rights of The Child. (1989)

The Children Act (1989 & 2004) made it a requirement for local authorities to give “due regard to a child’s wishes” in relation to making decisions and taking actions to protect individual children, as well as providing services.

According to the most recently updated SEND Code of Practice guidelines (2 ...
Course Code: SFVSS 20/219
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Session 1Friday 30 October 202013:00 - 16:00Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
Session 2Friday 27 November 202013:00 - 16:00Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
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Introduction to ADHD – Level 1

This course will enable practitioners working with children and young people and/or their families to increase their understanding of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The course will provide an overview of what ADHD is and the impact it has upon school and home life. By the end of the day practitioners will have the essential skills and knowledge to better support children and their families locally.

ADHD is thought to affect 2–5% of school-age children and young people in the UK (NICE, 2018).
https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/qs39/documents/care-and-support-for-people-w ...
Course Code: SFVSS 20/245
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Session 1Wednesday 4 November 202010:00 - 15:00Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
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Working with Autistic Spectrum Conditions - Level 2

“Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a condition that affects social interaction, communication, interests and behaviour.
In children with ASD, the symptoms are present before three years of age, although a diagnosis can sometimes be made after the age of three. It's estimated that more than 1 in every 100 people in the UK has ASD. More boys are diagnosed with the condition than girls. (NHS, 2016)”
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/autism/

This course is for practitioners who already possess some knowledge of Autism and are supporting children and young people on the spectrum. This programme wo ...
Course Code: EDU 20/740
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Session 1Tuesday 10 November 202009:30 - 12:30Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
Session 2Tuesday 17 November 202009:30 - 12:30Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
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