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ADHD Specialist Programme - Understanding and Working with ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) ‘is thought to affect 3–9% of school-age children and young people in the UK’ (NICE 2013). It is essential that these individuals have a positive experience of care and support. For this to be achieved staff need a good understanding of ADHD and how to work effectively with the difficulties in their role.

Children with ADHD often need particular support and this programme will provide practitioners will key hints and tips on how they can best support young people who have a diagnosis of ADHD. In addition practitioners ought to be supporting p ...
Course Code: SFVSS 19/017

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Supporting Pupils with Difficulties in Reading Comprehension (Cancelled)

The National Curriculum states that ‘pupils should be taught to read fluently, understand extended prose (both fiction and non-fiction) and be encouraged to read for pleasure. Schools should do everything to promote wider reading’ (The National Curriculum in England, 2013).

However, that is often challenging when it is estimated that 10% of pupils have difficulty understanding what they read. These difficulties are usually separable from the pupil’s ability to decode the text. Consequently this type of reading difficulty can go unnoticed. Reading comprehension difficulties can arise from a ...
Course Code: EDU 18/335

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Specialist resourced provision (SRP) lead programme (EVENT FULL)

In spring 2017, Achieving for Children (AfC), which provides children’s services for the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames (and for the Royal Boroughs of Kingston upon Thames and Windsor and Maidenhead), undertook a thorough review of provision for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)within Richmond Borough and Kingston Borough.

One of the review’s key findings, which were published in May 2017, was that the number of local places for children with SEND should be increased:

More local places for children with SEND should be established so ...
Course Code: SFVSS 19/077

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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: EY 18/072

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Assessing & Supporting Social & Emotional Competence: Implementing the SCERTS Assessment - Follow-up Workshop A (Twickenham)

SCERTS Follow-up Workshop A (Twickenham) is the first of two follow up workshops in Twickenham for those who attended the SCERTS one day training on March 25th 2019. Delegates from the one day training are expected to attend two follow up implementation workshops (both A & B).

The workshops are open to staff who have attended initial SCERTS training from special schools and special resource provisions, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists and SEND professionals within AfC who are working to support children and young people with social communication needs.

SCERTS is an ...
Course Code: EDU 19/238

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Assessing & Supporting Social & Emotional Competence: Implementing the SCERTS Assessment - Follow-up Workshop A (Surbiton)

SCERTS Follow-up Workshop A (Surbiton) is the first of two follow up workshops in Surbiton for those who attended the SCERTS one day training on March 25th 2019. Delegates from the one day training are expected to attend two follow up implementation workshops (both A & B).

The workshops are open to staff who have attended initial SCERTS training from special schools and special resource provisions, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists and SEND professionals within AfC who are working to support children and young people with social communication needs.

SCERTS is an evi ...
Course Code: EDU 19/234

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Early Years SEN Conference 2019 - Early Years Inclusion: A Foundation for All, A Future for All

This is the conference is *NEW for 2019* and will be an annual event for all SENCos and practitioners working in Early Years settings in Kingston, Richmond and Windsor and Maidenhead. Its purpose is to create an annual opportunity for SEN practitioners across all areas to come together to network and to develop professional knowledge and skills in their field.

Workshops and keynote speeches will include a mix of the practical and inspirational. Its is anticipated that this event will be extremely popular, please book early to ensure your place and avoid any disappointment. The charge for ...
Course Code: SFVSS 19/033

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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).
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Course Code: HLTH 18/062
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Session 1Thursday 23 May 201909:30 - 16:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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Introduction to Makaton - Inset (Rainbow Nursery) (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 ne ...
Course Code: EY 19/010

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Session 1Monday 3 June 201909:30 - 12:00Rainbow Nursery School Holy Trinity, Sheen Park, TW9 1UP
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Transition Day - Pupils with Additional Needs (Kingston Schools)

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 18/494
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Session 1Tuesday 4 June 201913:00 - 17:00King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
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