SEN Newsletter November 2019

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Featured stories


Transforming attitudes to bullying
Positive steps to prevent bullying involving pupils with SEN. More

Supporting pupils with autism
Ten ideas for inclusive classroom strategies. More 

Building positive relationships
Working with looked-after children with SEMH needs. More

How to survive as a teacher
Top tips to help take the stress out of teaching. More

ME and you
How can schools support pupils with ME? More 

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


Featured organisations

Featured organisations


The British Psychological Society (BPS) provides nationally recognised qualifications in test use for SEN professionals who use psychometric or psychological tests to understand children’s strengths and learning needs. Eligible holders of a BPS Test User: Educational, Ability/Attainment (CCET) qualification may progress to do the Access Arrangements Course (AAC). More


Hesley Group
Hesley Group provides specialist support through its schools, colleges and adult residential services with a highly experienced and expert multidisciplinary educational, care and therapeutic staff resource, in high quality purpose built settings. Hesley are focused on positive outcomes and progress towards sustainable independence. More


Bruern Abbey School
Located just over an hour from London and 15 minutes from Oxford, Bruern Abbey is the only preparatory school in the country to have as its main purpose the preparation of boys with learning difficulties for Common Entrance and other entrance examinations to mainstream independent senior schools. More


Fledglings
An online shop full of practical solutions for children with additional needs. From clothing and swimwear, bedtime and toilet training, to eating and drinking and sensory and learning products. More


Timotay Playscapes create inspirational sensory playgrounds, outdoor spaces and playground equipment, providing nurturing, rehabilitating and inclusive environments. Using natural materials and creative thinking they offer unrivalled outdoor space 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


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 2019/20, available as an eBook: www.AGuideToTheSENDCodeOfPractice.co.uk



CPD, training and events

CPD, training and events


Online Education from New Skills Academy
New Skills Academy pride themselves on providing the best online education courses to further your career. Their experienced tutors have meticulously created some incredibly well received diplomas. Their diverse portfolio includes courses in the following areas: Autism Awareness Diploma; ADHD Diploma; Asperger Syndrome Awareness Diploma. Use code SEN80 for up to an 80% discount on all courses this month. More


Online
ICEP Europe online CPD courses

ICEP Europe’s fully online and part-time professional development courses cover a range of topics and are designed to specialise educators in a range of areas of special education. Designed for teachers and other professionals who wish to up-skill, each course will give you the tools and understanding to get the most out of your students.
More


Online
ICEP Europe: Understanding Autism

This course equips teachers, parents and other practitioners with evidence-based strategies to meet the needs of children and young people with autism, from preschool to further education. More


Online
ICEP Europe ADHD Course

In this course you will learn how to implement research-validated approaches to ensure that children and young people with ADHD reach their full potential in education and beyond. More


Online
ICEP Europe: Teaching Hope and Optimism Course

This course allows you to boost your own hope and optimism while learning how to enhance the psychological fitness and resilience of others. More 


Part-time Training
Diploma in Trauma and Mental Health Informed Schools and Communities (Practitioner Status)

Ten day training over two terms in many regions. University validated 12-day training in London. Also available in your own venue.
info@traumainformedschools.co.uk
www.traumainformedschools.co.uk
 


8 November 2019
Autism Learns: Understanding and Managing Distressed Behaviour

Copthorne Tara Hotel, London
Brought to you by the organisers of The Autism Show, Autism Learns are the new great value learning days for parents, family carers and professionals. Each day offers practical strategies, tips and advice on one key topic, starting with Understanding and Managing Distressed Behaviour this November. More


13 and 14 November 2019
The School and Academies Show 

NEC Birmingham 
Two-day education policy and best practice event for schools, local authorities and the wider public sector – for professionals who are keen to learn more about funding and financial management in schools. Organisations such as ISBL, Ofsted, ESFA and the Department for Education will be supporting and speaking at the Show’s seminars. Click here to register for free.


14 November 2019
Kidz to Adultz North

EventCity, Manchester, M18 8AS
One of the UK’s largest free events supporting children and young adults up to 25 years with disabilities and additional needs, their families, carers and all the professionals who support them. Over 170+ exhibitors and ten free CPD accredited seminars all under one roof, in a totally accessible venue.
9.30am to 4.30pm
For further information:
Email Disabled Living
Tel 0161 607 8200
More


15 November 2019
Social Stories

Birmingham
A one-day workshop aims to support people in understanding how to develop and use Social Stories™. For those who are working on behalf of one or more autistic children, adolescents, or adults. More


15 November 2019
Autism Learns: Understanding and Managing Distressed Behaviour
Birmingham City Football Club
Brought to you by the organisers of The Autism Show, Autism Learns are the new great value learning days for parents, family carers and professionals. Each day offers practical strategies, tips and advice on one key topic, starting with Understanding and Managing Distressed Behaviour this November. More


19 to 21 November 2019
EarlyBird Plus Licensed User Training

Chessington
EarlyBird and EarlyBird Plus are programmes for parents whose child has received an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis aged four to nine. Licensed training to deliver is available to autism-experienced professionals. More 


22 November 2019
Autism Learns: Understanding and Managing Distressed Behaviour

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Leeds
Brought to you by the organisers of The Autism Show, Autism Learns are the new great value learning days for parents, family carers and professionals. Each day offers practical strategies, tips and advice on one key topic, starting with Understanding and Managing Distressed Behaviour this November. More


25 to 27 November 2019
Special Yoga and Mindfulness For Autism and ADHD

Birmingham
Equip yourself with a comprehensive toolkit allowing you to inspire children to develop a mindful and self-regulating approach towards their wellbeing. More


26 November 2019
Pathological Demand Avoidance Conference 

Birmingham
Providing professionals and parents with clearer understanding of PDA, plus essential strategies for education, management and communication. More 


26 November 2019
QAC Information Day for Professionals

Birmingham
Queen Alexandra College (QAC) is a national residential college that supports a diverse range of student abilities and needs aged 16+. These CPD accredited events provide the opportunity to meet staff and students, plus discover more about QAC. There is no charge to attend and lunch plus refreshments will be provided. More


26 November 2019
Somatic Movement For Special Needs

Islington, London
Learn how somatic movement develops body awareness and proprioception, relieves chronic tension and muscle spasms, improving the stress response for special needs. More


29 November 2019
Autism Learns: Understanding and Managing Distressed Behaviour

Pendulum Hotel, Manchester
Brought to you by the organisers of The Autism Show, Autism Learns are the new great value learning days for parents, family carers and professionals. Each day offers practical strategies, tips and advice on one key topic, starting with Understanding and Managing Distressed Behaviour this November. More


30 November to 6 December 2019
Special Yoga For Special Children

London
In-depth seven-day course to provide you with the confidence and tools to encourage the child’s full potential to flourish. No yoga experience necessary. More


4 to 6 December 2019
EarlyBird Licensed User Training

Birmingham
EarlyBird and EarlyBird Plus are programmes for parents whose child has received an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis aged four to nine. Licensed training to deliver is available to autism-experienced professionals. More 


7 December 2019
How to Respond to Children and Teenagers Who Hate Themselves, Self-harm, Take Drugs and Feel Like Crap

Conference. 10.00 to 17.00. £183
The Centre for Child Mental Health
020 7354 2913
info@childmentalhealthcentre.org
www.childmentalhealthcentre.org


10 December 2019
Understanding and supporting autistic people in higher education

Birmingham
This one-day introductory course builds your knowledge of autism and how to support autistic students at university. This course meets the BIS criteria for university mentors and non-medical helpers. More 


11 and 12 December 2019
Asia-Pacific International Schools Conference (AISC)

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Register now to attend AISC 2019 and share stimulating experiences and insights with the world’s distinguished speakers in the international school sector. Full speaker list are available by clicking here.


11 to 13 December 2019
Learning and Teaching Expo (LTE)

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
LTE 2019 visitor online registration is now open. Join the organisers for worldwide educational resources and inspiring CPD programmes. Exhibitor list and programme details are available by
clicking here.


9 January 2020
Understanding and supporting autistic people in higher education

Manchester
This one-day introductory course builds your knowledge of autism and how to support autistic students at university. This course meets the BIS criteria for university mentors and non-medical helpers. More 


20 to 22 January 2020
Autism T.E.A.C.C.H.

Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication Handicapped Children. Three-day training course. £407.00.
autism@autismuk.com
01536 52374
More


21 to 23 January 2020
EarlyBird Licensed User Training

London
EarlyBird and EarlyBird Plus are programmes for parents whose child has received an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis aged four to nine. Licensed training to deliver is available to autism-experienced professionals. More


22 January 2020
Understanding stress and anxiety in autism and their impact on behaviour

Newcastle
This one-day course explores how you can help autistic people to reduce stress and anxiety, how to understand their behaviour, and how to support them during difficult times. More


22 to 25 January 2020
Bett Show

The Excel London
Bett is the global meeting place for the education community, creating a better future by transforming education and bringing together over 34,000 visitors and 800+ leading companies. Find out what’s new this year and register at bettshow.com


23 to 24 January 2020
SCERTS Autism Training

Introduction and Application to the SCERTS Model. Two-day training course. Using the SCERTS curriculum and practise principles to design programming for children with ASD. £274.00.
autism@autismuk.com
01536 52374
More


25 January 2020
How to Respond to Children and Teenagers Suffering from Depression and Anxiety

Conference. 10.00 to 17.00. Cost: £183
The Centre for Child Mental Health
020 7354 2913
info@childmentalhealthcentre.org
www.childmentalhealthcentre.org


28 January 2020
Understanding stress and anxiety in autism and their impact on behaviour

Edinburgh
This one-day course explores how you can help autistic people to reduce stress and anxiety, how to understand their behaviour, and how to support them during difficult times. More


1 February 2020
Intense Emotions and Unbearable Experiences: How to Heal Without Resorting to Diagnosis and pills

Conference with Dr Dan Hughes and Dr Lucy Johnstone.
10.00 to 17.00. Cost: £183

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


4 February 2020
Autism and Eating Challenges Training

London
One-day course exploring common feeding and eating problems for autistic people. Including: only eating a few foods, not eating at school, not eating or over-eating and Pica (eating non-foods). More 


5 February 2020
The Southern Education Show

Newbury Racecourse
Leading Education Show attracting 300+ school decision-makers and over 100 key exhibitors. More


22 February 2020
How to Have a Mentally Healthy School, Community or Organisation: Transformational Change from Unwell to Well Cultures

Conference. 10.00 to 17.00. Cost: £183
The Centre for Child Mental Health
020 7354 2913
info@childmentalhealthcentre.org
www.childmentalhealthcentre.org


3 and 4 March 2020
Special Yoga For Cerebral Palsy and PMLD

London
Discover adaptive yoga practices for challenging physical limitations plus techniques to help relieve tension, pain and reduce spasms, giving a greater sense of comfort. More


3 to 5 March 2020
Special Yoga and Mindfulness For Autism and ADHD

London
Equip yourself with a comprehensive toolkit allowing you to inspire children to develop a mindful and self-regulating approach towards their wellbeing. More


17 and 18 March 2020
Naidex

Birmingham NEC
Naidex is Europe's most established event dedicated to the future of disability and independent living. The show is back for its 46th anniversary on 17 and 18 March 2020, at Birmingham’s NEC. To register for free tickets, click here.


20 to 26 April 2020
Special Yoga For Special Children

London
In-depth seven-day course to provide you with the confidence and tools to encourage the child’s full potential to flourish. No yoga experience necessary. More


22 to 24 June 2020
Autism T.E.A.C.C.H.

Treatment and education of autistic and related communication handicapped children. Three-day training course.
£407
autism@autismuk.com
01536 52374
More


25 to 26 June 2020
SCERTS Autism Training

Introduction & Application to the SCERTS Model. 
Two-day training course. Using the SCERTS curriculum and practise principles to design programming for children with ASD.
autism@autismuk.com
£274
01536 52374
More


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Hesley Group
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Timotay

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Centre for Child Mental Health
ICEP Europe
Naidex 2020
Autism Learns
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