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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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Young People’s Voices - Personalisation and Participation (SEND) (Cancelled)

‘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 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 guideline ...
Course Code: BSS 19/035

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Language Champions Project (EVENT FULL)

The DfE recently announced their commitment to reduce by half the number of children who left the Early Years Foundation Stage without the necessary skills in Communication and Language and Literacy, by 2023. This will translate to 86% of children attaining in these areas of learning.

We know that communication and language are the foundations of all future learning and that acquisition of these are time limited in the early years.

Following a local dip in the proportions of children achieving the expected level in Communication and language, we have devised a learning project to support ...
Course Code: EDU 20/039

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Epilepsy Awareness (Windsor and Maidenhead) (Cancelled)

This course is *New for 2019* and is a short course that will provide an introduction to Epilepsy. ‘Epilepsy is a complex neurological condition which affects approximately 1:100 of the general population (approximately 1:240 children under 16).’ (Epilepsy Action, 2018)


People’s knowledge of epilepsy is often limited, and there are a lot of misconceptions. This course will increase your knowledge of epilepsy, and increase your confidence were you to have to deal with a situation where someone is having a seizure.

‘Epilepsy is a common condition that affects the brain and causes freque ...
Course Code: EDU 20/015

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Inclusive Environments (Cancelled)

Inclusive environments for all young children – it’s not what you do it’s the way that you do it!

Following on from the success of the Annual Early Years SENCO Network in May 2019, this course will provide participants with the opportunity to understand the importance of providing inclusive environments for all children they work with. It will be set in the context of The United Convention on the Rights of the Child and the SEND Code of Practice (2015) and The Equality Act (2010).

There will be a specific focus on the role of adults in ensuring a welcoming, inclusive and enabling environ ...
Course Code: EDU 20/025

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Responding Effectively to Parental Complaints Regarding SEN (Cancelled)

In accordance with Section 29(1) of the Education Act 2002, all maintained schools and maintained nursery schools must have and publish procedures to deal with all complaints relating to their school and to any community facilities or services that the school provides, for which there are no separate (statutory) procedures.

Responding to a concern or complaint effectively can reduce conflict and escalation. This workshop will provide schools with confidence and tools to ensure best practice in responding to concerns and complaints regarding SEN.

This course is relevant to school leaders ...
Course Code: EDU 19/627

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Supporting Pupils with Spelling Difficulties

Spelling is an area of particular difficulty for many learners, including those with dyslexia or specific literacy difficulties. This course aims to describe these difficulties within a theoretical framework, to enable participants to support learners in developing independent spelling strategies. All strategies offered are supported by research evidence. Metacognitive approaches to working with pupils are explained and demonstrated.

This course is aimed at those supporting pupils with spelling difficulties in mainstream settings and draws upon up to date research evidence. Teachers and sup ...
Course Code: EDU 19/625

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Early Years Behaviour Management (Cancelled)

This two day course on Early Years Behaviour Management is *NEW for 2020*. This course will explore how practitioners working with the Early Years Foundation Stage can support the behaviour management of children.

The Early Years Foundation Stage states that ‘Providers are responsible for managing children’s behaviour in an appropriate way. Providers, including childminders, must keep a record of any occasion where physical intervention is used, and parents and/or carers must be informed on the same day, or as soon as reasonably practicable.’ (2017)
Course Code: EDU 20/040

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Introduction to Makaton (Windsor and Maidenhead) (Cancelled)

‘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 need ...
Course Code: EDU 20/146

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Supporting Pupils with Writing Difficulties (Cancelled)

Many schools have identified writing as an area for development. The National Curriculum states that pupils writing ‘should include narratives, explanations, descriptions, comparisons, summaries and evaluations’ (The National Curriculum in England, 2013). However, writing is an area of particular difficulty for many learners with special educational needs.

This course aims to describe these difficulties briefly within the theoretical framework of Berninger and Amtmann (2003). Participants will be taught about the barriers to progress including handwriting and language difficulties. Difficu ...
Course Code: EDU 19/624

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