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Code: EY/18/108 Supporting Special Educational Needs in Foundation Stage Settings

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

Code: EY/17/257 Further Development of Support for SEN at the Foundation Stage: Communication & Interaction: Social Communication/ASC

These sessions aim to further develop the skills of early years providers in identifying and providing for children with SEND. Each session will provide information to aid understanding of the child’s experience and needs.There will be opportunities to share strategies to use when supporting these children. 

Course activities will include:

Presentation and handouts
Small group discussions & tasks
DVD
Case studies

There are five separate sessions and you can attend as many or as few as you feel appropriate.

This session will cover:

What are Autistic Spectrum Conditions?  Triad of impairments.  Initial concerns/diagnostic pathway.  Understanding key ideas behind intervention approaches.  Strategies to support communication, interaction, play and learning in schools/settings.  Associated sensory needs.

 

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 13 March 2018 09:15 - 15:15 Hollingbury Learning Centre Map

Code: EY/18/0162 Supporting Special Educational Needs in Foundation Stage Settings

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 25 April 2018 09:15 - 15:15 Hollingbury Learning Centre Map
2 10 May 2018 09:15 - 15:15 Hollingbury Learning Centre Map
3 12 June 2018 09:15 - 15:15 Hollingbury Learning Centre Map

Code: EY/18/0204 Further Development of Support for SEN at the Foundation Stage: Communication & Interaction: Speech & Language

These sessions aim to further develop the skills of early years providers in identifying and providing for children with SEND. Each session will provide information to aid understanding of the child’s experience and needs.There will be opportunities to share strategies to use when supporting these children. 

Course activities will include:

Presentation and handouts
Small group discussions & tasks
DVD
Case studies

There are five separate sessions and you can attend as many or as few as you feel appropriate.

This session will cover:

How language normally develops.  Identifying speech and language difficulties.  Strategies to support speech and language development.  Using small groups to support communication and interaction.

 

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 26 June 2018 09:15 - 15:15 Hollingbury Learning Centre Map