Special Educational Needs CPD 22-23

Early Identification of Need Project and School to School Support Programme

We are working in partnership with Kingfisher Learning Trust and New Bridge Multi-Academy Trust to provide this programme. This programme is designed to support mainstream schools to further develop their provision and pedagogy for pupils with SEND.

This is an exciting opportunity to develop a whole school approach to inclusive practice through targeted professional development that will support staff in identifying and meeting the needs of learners with SEND.

School Staff will be supported to audit their current SEND provision using the Whole School SEND self-evaluation toolkit. A detailed action plan will be created that identifies areas for development. Sessions will then be tailored using EEF Guidance reports to meet individual schools needs through a combination of Train the Trainer and network meetings. Staff will be supported by Specialist Leaders of Education to facilitate whole staff training as well as implement strategies that will transform pedagogy and practice.

The programme requires a commitment from each school to identify SEND as a key priority area for development through targeted whole staff development meetings.

The course will comprise:

  • Launch event for Headteachers and SENCo
  • 4 Train the Trainer development sessions
  • 3 Network sessions

Schools will be required to identify 4 whole school professional development sessions across the life of the programme, review their existing SEND provision building their priorities into whole school development actions.

Total cost per place: £1500.00 (subsidised cost)
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National award for SEN Coordination (NASENCO)

The National Award for SEN Coordination (NASENCO) remains a mandatory qualification for school SENCOs. EMTSH and the local authorities in Oldham and Tameside will be working in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University to deliver the NASENCO course. This course has proven to have consistently high outcomes for the region and has been adapted to provide local ways of working and interpretations of national guidance. The course is designed to help SENCOs develop their leadership skills and gain knowledge and understanding of evidenced–based practice, thereby enhancing whole-school provision and outcomes for learners with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities.

We will be able to offer a place based approach to the training. This means delegates will not only gain knowledge, skills and the NASENCo qualification; but also a network of colleagues to draw upon for support and professional dialogue beyond the scope of the programme.

The course includes ten face-to-face training days and assessment over a period of one academic year (October-September), support for coursework (two 5000-word assignments and a portfolio of practice), provided by Manchester Met academic staff and a Local Authority tutor.

East Manchester Teaching School Hub is proud to be part of the Cranmer Education Trust

Cranmer Education Trust is a company limited by guarantee and an exempt charity. Company registration number: 07687709. Registered Office: Cranmer Education Trust, c/o The Blue Coat School, Egerton Street, Oldham OL1 3SQ