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Supporting Special Educational Needs in Foundation Stage Settings

Course Code
Course Types
Training Event

These sessions aim to:

  • enable early years providers to identify and address special educational needs in their settings

  • provide a range of strategies and approaches to further develop good inclusive practice in settings

  • clarify roles and responsibilities set out in the SEN Code of Practice

Session 1: Setting the Scene
Session 2: Providing and Managing SEN Support
Session 3: The Wider Picture: Working with Others

Who should attend?

SENCOs and managers in early years foundation stage settings. Other early education practitioners interested in developing their SEN knowledge and practice with a view to considering a SENCO role in the future. Early years foundation stage school staff.

Start Date
Wednesday 22 September 2021
End Date
Wednesday 17 November 2021
09:15 - 13:00
Learning outcomes

Outcomes: Benefits to you and your organisation/school/setting:

By the end of the course you will be able to:

Gather information to aid early identification of children with special educational needs
Analyse a child’s strengths and needs to aid programme planning
Use a range of strategies and approaches to effectively support children with special educational needs
Record targets, support and outcomes for Individual Education Plans
Understand the roles and responsibilities set out in the SEN Code of Practice and the implications for your setting

Additional information

These sessions will cover the following:


General Good Practice
SEN Code of Practice and SEND Reforms
Benefits of Inclusion
The Graduated Response (Assess, Pan Do, Review) - Identifying children with SEN, providing targeted support and recording plans (Including SMART targets)
Using the Early Years Developmental Journals to help identify targets
Using the SEN and Disability in the Early Years Toolkit (Council for Disabled children)
Reviewing SEND legislation including Equality Act 2010 - Disability discrimination and key duties
Roles and Responsibilities in Early Years settings including the role of SENCO
Parent’s perspective - working in partnership; including the Kübler-Ross model ‘The Five Stages of Grief’
Working with other agencies
Statutory Assessment process and Education, Health and Care Plans

Course activities will include:

Presentation & handouts
Small group discussions & tasks
Viewing video material
Case studies





Target Audience
Children's Services (B&HCC) / Early Years Providers / Early Years Providers non Brighton and Hove / Schools
target audience
Course pre-requisites
Teams, Anywhere
Event Trainers
Brighton and Hove Inclusion Support Service *
Pricing Bands
Tier 1
Tier 2
Tier 3
Tier 4
Tier 5