51 courses found

Code: CPD/22/50 SEND: Autism & Anxiety

Anxiety is a constant companion of many autistic children and can affect their mental health.  This course looks at the complex nature of anxiety in autistic children and young people and how we can support mental wellbeing.

Lynn McCann draws on her years of supporting autistic young people in schools to share some of the realities of what contributes to anxiety.  Delegates will explore teaching resources that have made a positive impact on young people with anxiety.

Lynn McCann is the author of "How to support children with ASC in Primary School" and "How to support students with ASC in Secondary School" published by LDA 2017.  She also writes regularly for the TES blog, and has published articles in SENCO magazine, NASEN Connect and Optimun SEND magazine (Autism and SRE and How to write social stories).  She has also completed the National Autistic Society Assessor training.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 09 November 2021 16:00 - 17:30 ZOOM

Code: GB/22/5 GB: New Governor Essentials - Online Training for new & recently appointed school governors

This course is in two parts, delivered via Zoom, each lasting 90 minutes.  It has been put together and will be led by governor training and consultant, Andrew Dodge, a school governor and chair himself, with experience in infant, primary, secondary and special schools, both maintained and academy.

As well as some presentation, these online sessions are very interactive including activities and group discussion.  The content is structured around the Three Core Functions of school governance described in the DfE Governance Handbook and covers everything you need to know in order to 2hit the ground running" and become an effective member of your governing body team.

You will gain all the essential information about schools and the education system including jargon-busting, types of school, categories of governor, the curriculum, assessment and Ofsted inspection.  You will explore what governors do and, equally important, what they should not do, with tips on how to maintain a strategic focus and avoid getting involved in the day-to-day, operational running of the school.

Core Function 1 - Clarity of Vision, Ethos and Strategy including self-evaluation and improvement planning.

Core Function 2 - Holding the Headteacher to Account covers the headteacher's report, interpreting data, advice on visiting the school and the sort of questions to ask when schools are operating normally. This session will also cover governors' accountability during school closure and the essentials to focus on.

Core Function 3 - Overseeing the Financial Performance of the School explores how governors ensure public money is well spent.

You will learn about governors' statutory duties and how to engage effectively with parents, pupils and staff.

Above all, the course should leave you motivated and inspired to contribute to your governing body thereby improving the eduction of the pupils at your school.

 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 15 November 2021 09:30 - 11:00 ZOOM
2 17 November 2021 09:30 - 11:00 ZOOM

Code: GB/22/60 LDBS: Making Sense of SECONDARY School Performance Data

An essential role of Governance is the ability to provide effective support and challenge to school leaders on the key area of pupil achievement.

This course will provide an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of data and changes to performance measures. We will also refer to the inspection dashboard and expectations of governors. (SECONDARY Schools only).

PLEASE BRING A COPY OF YOUR SCHOOL’s INSPECTION DATA SUMMARY REPORT (IDSR) and any other performance data you would like to understand better

PLEASE NOTE: this date may be subject to change due to the impact of Covid-19 on the collection and publication of school data.

 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 16 November 2021 10:00 - 12:00 ZOOM

Code: CPD/22/51 SEND: Supporting children and young people with demand avoidant behaviours & Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA)

Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) is a complex autism spectrum condition characterised by high anxiety and a need to be in control. As a result of high anxiety individuals with PDA can find everyday demands and requests intolerable. Often children and young people with PDA can display behaviours that are challenging to others.

This course will be relevant to staff who work with or support families who have children with autism and a demand avoidant profile. The course is interactive and will equip attendees with a range of strategies to use, or to advise parents to use when working with or caring for children with PDA.

This course will cover the basic theory around PDA and provide attendees with an excellent “toolkit” of strategies that they can use or pass on to those who care for children with PDA.

This training session will be delivered by Laura Kerbey founder of Positive Autism Support and Training. Laura has been working with children and young people with autism and other special needs for over 15 years. She was the Assistant Head Teacher, then Head Teacher at an independent special school for children with Asperger's Syndrome and High Functioning Autism.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 17 November 2021 15:00 - 16:30 MICROSOFT TEAMS OR ZOOM
2 25 November 2021 15:00 - 16:30 MICROSOFT TEAMS OR ZOOM

Code: CPD/22/48 SEND: Supporting pupuls with both ASD and ADHD needs

ADHD is one of the most common childhood conditions and it can continue through adolescence and into adulthood. ADHD is thought to affect between 3-9% of school age children and young people in the UK (NICE, 2013).


Likewise, around 700,000 people in the UK are on the Autism Spectrum. Together with their families they make up around 2.8 million people whose lives are touched by Autism in the UK alone (National Autism Society, 2016).


This course covers how Autism and ADHD present and interact in individual children. The course provides practical strategies to help practitioners support pupils with both ADHD and ASD as well as support pupils who present with social communication needs and attention difficulties without a formal diagnosis.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 22 November 2021 16:00 - 17:30 MICROSOFT TEAMS OR ZOOM

Code: GB/22/59 GB: Safeguarding Briefing Session

This session is open to School Governors and Clerks.


The aim is to give an overview of the safeguarding responsibility for children, held by all who work with children and families; and to share with Governors the priorities decided upon locally by Hounslow’s Safeguarding Children Partnership.

You will have the opportunity to:

 

  • Gain understanding of the statutory duty held by all education establishments for children’s safety and welfare
  • Appreciate the local priority needs and the rationale for HSCP choosing to tackle these specific areas
  • Consider how your school might contribute to the local priorities

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 23 November 2021 18:30 - 20:30 MICROSOFT TEAMS

Code: CPD/22/27 Paediatric First Aid

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.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 29 November 2021 09:00 - 16:00 Hounslow Professional Development Centre (HPDC)
2 30 November 2021 09:00 - 16:00 Hounslow Professional Development Centre (HPDC)

Code: CPD/22/49 SEND: Attachment in the Classroom

This course will cover:

  • The importance of early life experiences
  • What is attachment and how is it relevant to learning?
  • Attachment styles
  • Attachment behaviours in the classroom
  • Becoming an attachment aware practitioner

There will be opportunities for questions, small group activities and case study discussions during the session.

Attendees will be provided with a pack of resources to take away from the training.

Facilitator: Hounslow EP Service - Dr Emilia Misheva

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 29 November 2021 15:30 - 17:00 MICROSOFT TEAMS
2 13 December 2021 15:30 - 17:00 MICROSOFT TEAMS

Code: CPD/22/52 SEND: Bereavement and Loss

This course will cover:

  • Understanding what we mean by grief and loss in their broader sense
  • Understanding how children's responses to grief may vary
  • How can loss and grief manifest themselves in changes in behaviour
  • Different strategies and ways of supporting children and young people
  • Navigating difficult conversations

Facilitator: Hounslow EP Service - Dr Emilia Misheva

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 01 December 2021 15:30 - 17:00 MICROSOFT TEAMS

Code: CPD/22/45 SEND: British Dyslexia Association: Dyslexia Friendly Classrooms

Do you want to find out more about how you can ensure your classrooms are dyslexia friendly?

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 02 December 2021 16:00 - 17:30 MICROSOFT TEAMS