Early Identification of Need (Primary)

We are working in partnership with Kingfisher Learning Trust and New Bridge Multi-Academy Trust to provide this school to school support 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
  • 4 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)
Sales have now ended for this year’s cohort.

2023 – 2024 course dates:

SessionAttendingDate & TimeVenue
Session 1: train the trainerSENDCo/ Key Lead/SLEs5th October 2023
9.30 – 3.30
St John’s Church, Dukinfield
In school CPD 1All staff & SLEs
Network meeting 1SENDCo/Key Lead16th November 2023
1.30 – 3.30
Kingfisher Special School
Session 2: train the trainerSENDCo/Key Lead/SLEs18th January 2023
9.30 – 3.30
St John’s Church, Dukinfield
In school CPD 2All Staff & SLEs
Network meeting 2SENDCo/Key Lead8th February 2024
1.30 – 3.30
Kingfisher Special School
Session 3: train the trainerSENDCo/Key Lead/SLEs14th March 2024
9.30 – 3.30
St John’s Church, Dukinfield
In school CPD 3All Staff & SLEs
Network meeting 3SENDCo/Key Lead25th April 2024
9.30 – 11.30
Kingfisher Special School
Session 4: train the trainerSENDCo/Key Lead/SLEs23rd May 2024
9.30 – 3.30
St John’s Church, Dukinfield
In school CPD 4All Staff & SLEs
Network meeting 4SENDCo/Key Lead20th June 2024
1.30 – 3.30
Kingfisher Special School

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