Sensory processing is the way we process information we receive from the environment and our bodies and then use this information to respond appropriately.
We all have sensory differences and preferences. Some of us like very strong tastes and smells like spicy foods, garlic, blue cheese, whilst others avoid them. Some people enjoy a day of going on as many roller coaster rides as they can, whilst others would avoid even a slow roundabout or swing. As long as we can manage to take part in the things we want and need to do these sensory professing differences don't matter or need support. It only becomes a problem if they impact on our ability to carry out the activities we need to do.
For some children their sensory development is delayed or disordered, and this impacts on their ability to take part in everyday childhood occupations. A child might be so distressed by noise, they miss out on a friend's party or avoid the busy parts of the playground, missing out on opportunities to practise and develop their motor skills. A child may hit out when someone brushes up against them when lining up or sitting near them at carpet time as they experience it as painful.
Find out more about sensory processing and explore strategies to support pupils with sensory needs in the classroom.
Delegates must attend both sessions.Essential Information
This course will provide Governors with an overview of the National Curriculum from the Early Years Foundation Stage to KS4. Participants will gain greater understanding of the 'Quality of Education' and come away with ideas to enable them to find out about the curriculum in their school and prepare for OfSTED.Essential Information
This is a two part session. Delegates should attend both sessions. This workshop aims to give an overview of the development of communication and interaction skills including the fundamentals of communication. It introduces strategies and direct interventions to support pre-verbal children to develop their early communication and interaction skills.
Teachers and education support staff in EYs, KS1 and KS2 settings who support pre-verbal children with Autism or Social Communication difficulties.
Please note: This course will be run as an online training session via Microsoft Teams. When you book, you will receive information about how to access the training and how the session will be run.Essential Information
It is a challenging time for school leadership and Governing bodies as budgets shrink and expenditure increases!
This course will examine the governors' role in the budget setting process; the key points they should be aware of; what they need to budget for; the need to link the budget and the school development plan (SDP) and what questions governors might want to ask. As well as the importance of monitoring the Budget throughout the hear and how this might be done.
There will also be a section particular to the lockdown of schools this school year.Essential Information
Our screening assessment tool uses pictures and tasks to help identify children who may have speech, language or communication difficulties. By completing the screen, you will know if the child would benefit from some extra support or whether they would benefit from a referral to the Children's Speech and Language Therapy Service (CSLT).
To ensure you get the most out of screening tool, we have developed a video which talks you through completing the screen and provides you with some useful tips, which we will send to you.Essential Information
This course consists of 3 online sessions. All days must be attended.
Word Aware is a structured whole school approach to promote the vocabulary development of all children. Focused on whole class learning, the resource is of particular value for those who start at a disadvantage - including children with Developmental Language Disorder, Special Educational Needs and those who speak English as an additional language, but it will extend the word learning of all students.
Word Aware is a fast-paced, fun and interactive course. You will leave the session with lots of practical ideas on how to develop vocabulary in your school.
This course is suitable for Speech & Language Therapists, Class Teachers, Curriculum Co-ordinatros, Specialist Teachers, Headteachers, SENCOs and Educational Psychologists.
This course will be run as an online training session via Microsoft Teams. Please note: Ideally, participants will have access to a copy of the book available before joining the course. The 2013 edition of Word Aware can be purchased from Amazon.Essential Information
This two day paediatric first aid course focuses on emergency scenarios that face those looking after young children and infrants, from the Early Years up to age 11.
As this is an active session that may require a small amount of physical participation, you are advised to wear appropriate clothing and not be hindered in any way.Essential Information
This course is aimed at Governors who are new to school finance or those who want to update their knowledge. This should help you to understand your key duties relating to your role in understanding and monitoring these two key areas of school finance.Essential Information
The revised framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage becomes statutory 1st September 2021. This has significant implications for the curriculum and the assessment procedures of early years practitioners.
This course will be held virtually. Governors will be informed of the key messages about
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A short course in dealing with challenging situations confidently and effectively by developing appropriate strategies and skills.
The word conflict describes friction, distrust or lack of empathy between individual team members or with a person you directly lline manage. Deal with it badly and the ripple effects can manifest into a wave of discontent. Get it right and you can all build on the trust respect and knowledge gained. Participants will gain an understanding of the different types of conflict and how to resolve differences in a way that both parties benefit.
This is an interactive short course involving theory and practical exercises.Essential Information