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Code: EY/17/1429 Spring Early Years Network meeting - Portslade

 Come along to hear the latest early years news and discuss issues with your colleagues.



Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 28 March 2018 13:00 - 14:30 Portslade Town Hall Map

Code: EY/18/108 Supporting Special Educational Needs in Foundation Stage Settings (EVENT FULL)

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

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. All three sessions must be attended.

Session 1: Setting the Scene
General Good Practice
SEN Code of Practice and SEND Reforms
Benefits of inclusion
The Graduated Response (Assess) - Identifying children with SEND
Role of Senco

Session 2: Providing and Managing SEN Support

The Graduated Response (Plan, Do, Review) - providing support for children identified with SEND
Recording SEN support – looking at different examples of SEN Support Plans
Writing SEN Support plans including devising ‘SMART’ targets and planning strategies
Task analysis – making targets achievable by breaking tasks down into small steps
Using the Early Years Developmental Journals to help identify targets  

Session 3: The Wider Picture: Working with Others
Reviewing SEND legislation – The Children and Families Act 2014 and The Code of Practice 2014
Roles and Responsibilities in Early Years settings
Using the SEN and Disability in the Early Years Toolkit (Council for Disabled children)
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
Equality Act 2010 - Disability discrimination and key duties



Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 30 January 2018 09:15 - 15:15 Hollingbury Learning Centre Map
2 28 February 2018 09:15 - 15:15 Hollingbury Learning Centre Map
3 28 March 2018 09:15 - 15:15 Hollingbury Learning Centre Map