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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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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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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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Annual SENCo Conference 2020 (Cancelled)

This is the conference held annually for all SENCos and teachers in charge of specialist provisions 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.

The content of the conference is decided by a working party of SENCos and teachers in charge of provisions from across both local authorities working closely with AfC officers. Workshops and keynote speeches will include a mix of the practical and inspirational. This ...
Course Code: EDU 19/1022
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Session 1Wednesday 14 October 202008:30 - 16:30Harlequin FC, Members Club House, Langhorn Drive, TW1 7SX
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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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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 is responsible for coordinating additional support for pupils with SEN and liaising with parents, teachers and other professionals regarding assessment and provision for pupils with special educational needs. The role is pivotal in any school.

The Department for Education (DfE) clearly states that ‘all children and young people with special educational needs o ...
Course Code: EDU 21/012
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Session 1Tuesday 20 October 202009:30 - 11:30Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
Session 2Friday 13 November 202014:00 - 16:00Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
Session 3Friday 15 January 202109:30 - 11:30Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
Session 4Monday 25 January 202114:00 - 16:00Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
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Welcoming English as an Additional Language Pupils - Supporting New Arrivals to the UK

The ways in which newly arrived pupils and their families are welcomed into a school community can have a significant impact on the settling in process. This in turn will encourage their progress and attainment both in the short and the long term.

This course looks practically at what whole school and class based approaches you can use to ensure that your newly arrived pupils and their families feel safe, recognised and valued. It highlights key strategies which enable you to build trusting relationships, assess a pupil’s fluency and ensure that they are supported to feel a sense of belong ...
Course Code: EDU 21/037
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Session 1Tuesday 20 October 202016:00 - 18:00Home 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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Raising the Progress and Attainment of PPG Pupils Through Quality Teaching

Due to COVID-19 there is now serious concern that the persistent progress and attainment gap experienced by many disadvantaged pupils in schools in England will be widening, exacerbating the damaging effect of poverty on their life chances (EEF 2020, Sutton Trust 2020, Andrews, Robinson & Hutchinson, 2017).

This course, delivered over two sessions, looks at the ways in which mainstream class teachers can ensure that PPG pupils’ needs are at the heart of their planning and delivery. Drawing on recent research and taking a problem solving, practical approach, it offers a chance for teachers ...
Course Code: EDU 20/572
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Session 1Tuesday 3 November 202016:00 - 17:30Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
Session 2Thursday 14 January 202116:00 - 17:30Home 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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