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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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SENCo Induction

A Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the school's SEN policy. All mainstream schools, academies and free schools must appoint a qualified teacher to be their SENCo. The SENCo should be co-ordinating additional support for pupils with SEN and be liaising with parents, teachers and other professionals regarding pupils with special educational needs. The role is pivotal in any educational organisation. Best practice is that SENCos are either senior leaders or have direct support from senior leaders.

The Department for Education (DfE) c ...
Course Code: EDU 19/626

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Language Champions Project

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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SEND Partnership meeting (Windsor and Maidenhead)

Please join us at our next partnership meeting. This meeting is open to all school SENCos and is a chance to hear updates, access training and network with other SENCos from RBWM.

The SEN code of Practice (2014) states that ‘legally, a child or young person is defined as having SEN if he or she has a learning difficulty that calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her’ (DfE, 2014).

This meeting will outline the local support available; ensure that SENCOs are aware of their statutory duties and their roles and responsibilities. In addition the meetings will provide ...
Course Code: EDU 19/983
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Session 1Wednesday 26 February 202013:30 - 16:00SportsAble, Braywick Sports Ground, SL6 1BN
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Introduction to Makaton (EVENT FULL)

‘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 19/425

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Session 1Monday 2 March 202018:30 - 21:00King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
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Managing Challenging Behaviour - Foster Carers, Supervising Social Workers, and Special Guardians (Windsor and Maidenhead)

As a foster carer, social worker, adoptive parent or special guardian – as for any parent or carer, from time to time, you may need to manage your child or young person’s challenging behaviour.

This course will help you to better understand the possible causes of this behaviour and how best to manage behaviour in a safe, positive and effective way. This course will also explore how you can best work with the other professionals who work with your child in order to ensure the best educational outcomes for your child.
Course Code: SFVSS 19/249
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Session 1Tuesday 10 March 202010:00 - 14:30Holiday Inn Maidenhead/Windsor, Manor Lane, SL6 2RA
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Responding Effectively to Parental Complaints Regarding SEN

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.

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Course Code: EDU 19/627
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Session 1Tuesday 10 March 202015:30 - 17:00King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
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