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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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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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SENCo Induction (Windsor and Maidenhead)

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 20/917

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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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SEND Partnership Meeting - Working Collaboratively for the Best Outcomes for Pupils (Windsor and Maidenhead)

'All children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) should be able to reach their full potential in school. They should also be supported to make a successful transition into adulthood, whether into employment, further or higher education or training' (DfE, 2014).

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 is designed for all school SENCos in Windsor and Maiden ...
Course Code: SFVSS 21/004
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Session 1Tuesday 10 November 202014:00 - 16:00Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
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Working with Autistic Spectrum Conditions - Level 2

“Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a condition that affects social interaction, communication, interests and behaviour.
In children with ASD, the symptoms are present before three years of age, although a diagnosis can sometimes be made after the age of three. It's estimated that more than 1 in every 100 people in the UK has ASD. More boys are diagnosed with the condition than girls. (NHS, 2016)”
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/autism/

This course is for practitioners who already possess some knowledge of Autism and are supporting children and young people on the spectrum. This programme wo ...
Course Code: EDU 20/740
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Session 1Tuesday 10 November 202009:30 - 12:30Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
Session 2Tuesday 17 November 202009:30 - 12:30Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
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Epilepsy Awareness

This course 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 frequent seizures. Seizures ar ...
Course Code: EDU 20/855
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Session 1Friday 13 November 202010:30 - 12:30Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
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Advanced Skills in Dyslexia

Ensuring that there is support for pupils with dyslexia (or specific literacy difficulties) has been identified as a need locally by Achieving for Children (AfC). Dyslexia may affect around 10% of the population and co-occurs with many other special educational needs.

Those that attend the training session will explore the following points in more detail:

• Dyslexia can be understood as a specific difficulty acquiring skills for literacy. These literacy skills include reading accuracy, reading speed and spelling.
• People with dyslexia may also have difficulties with some of the followi ...
Course Code: EDU 21/023
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SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueMap
Session 1Monday 23 November 202014:00 - 16:30Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
Session 2Monday 7 December 202009:30 - 12:00Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
Session 3Monday 11 January 202114:00 - 16:30Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
Session 4Friday 29 January 202109:30 - 12:00Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
Session 5Friday 12 February 202109:30 - 12:00Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
Session 6Friday 26 February 202114:00 - 16:30Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
Session 7Friday 12 March 202114:00 - 16:30Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
Session 8Friday 26 March 202114:00 - 16:30Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
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