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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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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.

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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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Physical Restraint Training (CPI Accredited) (Cancelled)

This Physical Restraint training is accredited by Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) and includes physical interventions and personal safety techniques, which are designed to maximise the safety of everyone involved in a crisis situation.

The course provides participants with strategies and skills to deal with challenging situations effectively. There is an emphasis on de-escalation throughout, and an understanding that restraint is only used when all other alternatives have failed. The training is concerned primarily with safety, and it is designed to raise the confidence of participants by ...
Course Code: EDU 19/385

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Introduction to ADHD – Level 1 (Cancelled)

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-with- ...
Course Code: SFVSS 19/240

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Makaton Foundation Workshop for Professionals (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 nationally recognised two day workshop is aimed at professionals working with and supporting people that present with communication difficulties. Very often this will be persons presenting with learning disability and autism to include those presenting with physical and sensory disability and challenges. Your role may be a teacher/tutor, speech and language therap ...
Course Code: EDU 19/423

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Transition Day - Pupils with Additional Needs (Kingston Schools) (Cancelled)

A successful transition to Year 7 is vital to ensure continued engagement with education and progress without stalling. The Special Educational Need and Disability (SEND) Code of Practice states that Special Educational Needs support should include planning and preparation for the transitions between phases of education and preparation for adult life. This event is just one part of the transition arrangements made between schools; other activities could include taster days, individual social stories and intensive programmes of visits depending on the needs of pupils.

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Course Code: EDU 19/987

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