SEN Newsletter July 2016     
 
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  • Dyslexia Awareness Week
  • Dyspraxia Awareness Week
  • Asperger's syndrome
  • TES SEN Show preview
  • Kidz Up North preview
  • National Adoption Week
  • SEBD
  • Choosing the right school for a child with SEN
  • School visits
  • SEN legal Q&A
  • CPD
  • recruitment
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Featured stories

Skilling them softly
Helping looked-after children to develop social skills. More

Joining-up phonics support
Five steps to improve phonics inclusivity in mainstream classrooms. More

Systemic failings in SEN system
Schools are struggling to support pupils with SEN. More

Seeing the individual
A personalised approach to learning support for children with visual impairment. More

Working backwards
Finding the right assistive solutions for children with cerebral palsy. More

For the latest stories, visit: senmagazine.co.uk


Featured organisations


Medical Tracker
Build trust with parents/carers in your school or nursery through instant medication and first aid notifications. Medical Tracker is an online application which enables your school or nursery to manage all areas relating to first aid and medication online. Book a remote demonstration today to find out more. More


Treating Autism provides support and information to persons affected by ASD, their families and professionals through the free provision of information and services, in particular concerning treatments for autism. Their London conference "New Horizons in Autism: Exploring Treatment and Therapy Options" for parents and professionals is in June. For information, visit: www.treatingautism.org.uk


Oaka Books produce curriculum based topic packs for struggling readers. Full of images and colour, they are short and concise, using simple words and sentences. Text is in 14pt Comic Sans on coloured backgrounds. Over 49 KS1/2/3 packs now available for sciences, geography, history and French. More


The British Psychological Society provides nationally recognised qualifications in test use for SEN professionals who use psychometric or psychological tests to understand children’s strengths and learning needs. Holders of a BPS Test User: Educational, Ability/Attainment (CCET) qualification may complete a relevant course to become a specialist assessor to progress and write reports for access arrangements. More


Timotay Playscapes create sensory bespoke playgrounds and playground equipment, helping to provide rehabilitating environments. Using natural materials and creative thinking they offer unrivalled playground solutions tailored to your needs. All products are manufactured in house for quality and longevity. Sensory outdoor play solutions are also available to buy. More


Henshaws Specialist College is a transformational place. Through its personalised approach to education and care, it empowers young people living with a disability to live life the way they want. Whether preparing for employment, making friends or learning to live more independently, Henshaws enables its students to make their aspirations possible and goals a reality. More


Clicker 7
Clicker is the child-friendly talking word processor that is helping thousands of pupils with special educational needs to access lesson content, demonstrate their knowledge and achieve success. New for 2016, Clicker 7 makes it easier than ever before for teachers to provide personalised literacy support across the curriculum. More


LVS Hassocks and LVS Oxford schools for young people aged 11 to 19 (8 to 19 LVS Hassocks) with autism and Asperger’s providing day and weekly residential places. Enquiries are welcomed so call the school on: 01273 832901 (LVS Hassocks) or: 01865 595170 (LVS Oxford) and have a look around. More


Douglas Silas Solicitors are the legal experts specialising exclusively in SEN, helping parents successfully through the SEN process. Their website at www.SpecialEducationalNeeds.co.uk is a popular resource used by thousands of parents/professionals. Douglas also authors 'A Guide to the SEND Code of Practice', updated for 2015/16, available as an eBook: www.AGuideToTheSENDCodeOfPractice.co.uk


Prior's Court
Prior's Court offers specialist autism services, supporting and developing young people with autism and complex learning difficulties. The School (5 to 19 years) and Young Adult Provision (19 to 25 years) offer personalised learning focusing on developing independence, life-skills, behaviour management, communication, choice-making, vocational skills and inclusion in the community. More


AuKids magazine is a quarterly publication for parents of children with autism which won the Specialist Magazine of the Year Award in the Prolific North Awards 2015. AuKids is run by journalist Debby Elley, who has twins with autism, and speech and language therapist Tori Houghton. More


Bethany School is an independent, co-educational day and boarding school in Kent for pupils aged 11 to 18. CReSTeD registered since 1994, Bethany’s Learning Support department has a well-deserved international reputation. The 60 acre rural campus is less than an hour by train to London, and Gatwick and Eurostar terminals are easily accessible. Open Morning: 24 September 2016. More


The Ridge Academy: new teacher wanted
Want to be part of a warm, welcoming school and make a real difference to children’s lives? The Ridge Primary Academy work with children experiencing social, emotional and mental health difficulties. They are looking for a part-time KS1 Teacher with experience of teaching children with challenging behaviour in a mainstream or special school.  Contact: 01242 512680. More


CPD, training and events

The Autism Spectrum (Web Autism) distance learning programme
Are you working or living with children or adults with autism? Would you like to gain a recognised qualification in autism theory and practice? The University of Birmingham is the leading provider of degree-level education in autistic spectrum disorders in the UK. The Autism Spectrum (Web Autism) distance learning programme is a web-based part-time, distance learning programme completed over a year of study, earning 60 credits at Level C (equivalent to the first six months of an undergraduate degree). It is ideal for those working with children and adults on the autism spectrum, including Asperger syndrome, and learning support assistants, support staff and parents will find the programme particularly helpful. For further information, click here, email Dr Kerstin Wittemeyer or call 0121 415 8148.


Various Dates
Bespoke Inset Training Days
Inset training catered to your organisation’s specific needs. Highly successful, personalised SEN training to a range of environments. More


Various Dates
Helping Learners with Autism, Asperger Syndrome and ADHD
A day-course of tried and tested strategies for teaching and support staff working with learners with autism, Asperger syndrome, ADHD and related conditions. Fun, informative workshop designed to provide a deeper understanding of the needs of learners, and the skills to create appropriate interventions. More


Various Dates
ADHD Day Course
Strategies for the effective inclusion of learners with ADHD. A day-course for educators and support staff, designed to successfully include learners with ADHD/ADD and related conditions. Fun, informative workshop designed to provide a deeper understanding of the needs of learners, and the skills to create appropriate interventions. More


Various Dates
Autism/Asperger Syndrome Training
Strategies for effective inclusion of learners with autistic spectrum disorders. For teachers and support staff, this day-course is designed to enable successful inclusion of learners with autism and Asperger syndrome. More


Various Dates
Promoting Positive Behaviour
A day course for educators and support staff, designed to enable successful inclusion of individuals and groups whilst fully meeting the needs of their peers. More


Various July to November 2016
Autism and sport
7 July: London
26 July: Liverpool
11 August: Sheffield
4 Sept: Pontypridd
5 November: Manchester
This one-day course, organised by The National Autistic Society, provides a comprehensive introduction to autism, focusing on the delivery of sport. Aimed at those involved in delivering sport or physical activity, it will help delegates to recognise and understand the key areas of difference in autism, as well as looking at supportive strategies in practical situations in order to reduce the difficulties experienced by participants and session leaders. More


7 and 8 July 2016
engage in their future National Conference
Bristol Marriott Hotel City Centre
An exceptional programme of speakers and workshops will be delivered around the theme of "Curriculum for Life". There will also be plenty of opportunity to network with colleagues. Click here for more details.


25 to 29 July2016
SEN Holiday Camps for 6 to 12 year olds in SW London
Structured, fun activities for mild-moderate special needs.
Timings: 9.30am to 3.30pm.
Cost: £60/day. Discounted to £50/day for the week. Council funding available.
020 7164 6397
Info@rolemodels.me
More


13 August 2016
Helping Children with Anger
Training day
10.00 - 17.30
Cost: £150

The Centre for Child Mental Health
020 7354 2913
info@childmentalhealthcentre.org

www.childmentalhealthcentre.org


30 August to 2 Sept 2016
SEN Holiday Camps for 6 to 12 year olds in SW London
Structured, fun activities for mild-moderate special needs.
Timings: 9.30am to 3.30pm.
Cost: £60/day. Discounted to £50/day for the week. Council funding available.
020 7164 6397
Info@rolemodels.me
More


1 September 2016
Henshaws Specialist College Open Day
Harrogate
Explore the College’s specialist facilities for living and learning on a campus tour, with a chance to speak to specialist staff and current students. Learn how Henshaws could support you to make your goals a reality. For more information and to book, email Henshaws College or call: 01423 886451. More


10 September 2016
Nurturing Touch: How to Incorporate Positive Touch Experiences into Children's Lives Through Games, Action Stories and Child/Peer Massage
Training day
10.00 - 17.30
Cost: £150
The Centre for Child Mental Health

020 7354 2913
info@childmentalhealthcentre.org

www.childmentalhealthcentre.org


10 September 2016
Helping Children and Teenagers with Stress, Anxiety and Everyday Worries
Conference
10.00 - 17.00
Cost: £174
The Centre for Child Mental Health

020 7354 2913
info@childmentalhealthcentre.org

www.childmentalhealthcentre.org


14 to 16 September 2016
GESS Indonesia – Shaping the Future of Education
Jakarta Convention Center, Indonesia
Building on the global brand and expertise to serve Indonesia’s booming education industry, GESS exhibitions and conferences enable educational suppliers and solutions providers to access important decision makers in the education sector. More


22 September 2016
NAS Masterclass – Autism and gender dysphoria
Birmingham
The three-hour Masterclass, organised by The National Autistic Society, will discuss the research that is relating to individuals on the autism spectrum living with conflicting gender and sexuality issues. More


Various October to November 2016
Understanding and supporting individuals on the autism spectrum with eating challenges
7 October: Manchester
24 November: London
This National Autistic Society’s course will focus on eating challenges. Difficulties such as eating a very few foods, not being able to eat at school, long periods without eating, over eating and Pica can be difficult to manage. Parents and carers reporting feelings of anxiety, frustration and blame. This course will help you to on supporting autistic people with eating challenges. More


4 October 2016
Understanding autism and introduction to the SPELL framework
London
This one-day, CPD certified course, organised by The National Autistic Society, provides an overview of autism and how to support people with the condition using the SPELL framework. SPELL is a framework for responding to the needs of children and adults on the autism spectrum developed through evidence-based practice. It is useful in identifying underlying issues, reducing the disabling effects of the condition and providing a cornerstone for communication. This course is suitable for those wanting to increase their understanding of autism and strategies to support children or adults on the autism spectrum. Other dates and in-house training available. More


5 October 2016
Pathological Demand Avoidance syndrome

Coventry
Information on PDA is extremely limited. This National Autistic Society’s conference provides a rare opportunity to learn about the disorder. This is a very popular event, so book your place early. More


7 October 2016
A Day with World-Leading Expert Dr Bessel Van Der Kolk. Healing The Traumatised Mind, Brain and Body – Effective Evidence Based Interventions
Conference
10.00 - 16.30
Cost: £174
The Centre for Child Mental Health

020 7354 2913
info@childmentalhealthcentre.org

www.childmentalhealthcentre.org


7 to 8 October 2016
TES SEN Show

Business Design Centre, London
Registration is now open for UK's largest dedicated special educational needs show. Register free for your fast-track entry pass and book your early-bird CPD seminar tickets before 31 July to save ££’s. More 


11 October 2016
Supporting good transitions for autistic people

Birmingham
This National Autistic Society’s conference will help you to develop greater understanding of how to support children and adults through different stages of transition. More


11 to 13 October 2016
Beyond the Basics: Advanced Applications of TEACCH
A three-day seminar for those who have completed the Five-Day TEACCH course wishing to develop TEACCH practitioner skills and build the competencies to consult, mentor and train other professionals in the TEACCH philosophy. 
Prior’s Court Training & Development Centre. More


15 October 2016
About Autism
The Floral Pavilion, New Brighton
10.00 to 16.00
For further information, email: contact@aboutautism.co.uk
More


17 to 21 October 2016
Five-Day TEACCH Course
Inspirational and intensive course combining active learning sessions and supervised experience working with students with autism in a structured setting. Suitable for SEN professionals and practitioners.
Prior’s Court Training & Development Centre. More


24 to 27 October 2016
SEN Holiday Camps for 6 to 12 year olds in SW London
Structured, fun activities for mild-moderate special needs.
Timings: 9.30am to 3.30pm.
Cost: £60/day (+VAT). Discounted to £50/day (+VAT) for the week. Council funding available.
020 7164 6397
Info@rolemodels.me


1 November 2016
Autism-friendly design conference
Manchester
This National Autistic Society’s conference will explore the concepts that demonstrate good practice in the design of buildings and technology. It will also give insights into understanding sensory issues. The conference will be of interest to anyone involved in designing and planning environment in schools and services. More


3 November 2016
Policy priorities for SEND
Central London
CPD certified event. This seminar will discuss early indications of the joint Ofsted-CQC inspection framework and look at measures to improve educational assessment of children with SEND. More


14 November 2016
Understanding and Supporting an Autism Spectrum Disorder
Bromley
This Lorna Wing Centre’s course is designed for professionals who are not clinically qualified to carry out diagnoses but where it is important that they have a good understanding about it. It is recommended for SENCOs, teachers and other school staff. More


22  November 2016
Understanding stress and anxiety in autism, and their impact on behaviour
This one-day, CPD certified course, organised by The National Autistic Society, will help delegates understand the potential causes of stress and anxiety for people on the autism spectrum. It will examine the impact of anxiety on behaviour and provide guidance on implementing changes to environments and practices to reduce stress. More


25 November 2016
Autism and social skills conference
London

This National Autistic Society’s conference will look at how unwritten social rules can be anxiety-inducing for autistic people. It will discuss the effectiveness of existing social skills development programmes and apps. More


20 to 25 February 2017
Five-Day TEACCH Course
Inspirational and intensive course combining active learning sessions with supervised experience with students with autism in a structured setting. Suitable for SEN professionals and practitioners.

Prior’s Court Training & Development Centre. More

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TES SEN Show
Role Models
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LVS Hassocks
University of Birmingham
Autism Independent
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Clicker 7
British Psychological Society
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