SEN Newsletter November 2020

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  • Assistive technology
  • Outdoor activities
  • Down’s syndrome
  • Hearing impairment
  • SEN provision overseas
  • Rare disease day
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In the November/December issue:
  • Down’s syndrome: does exercise increase functioning?
  • Representing those with SEND in court
  • Recruitment during the lockdown
  • Being an autistic mother with autistic children
  • Inclusivity in schools
  • Teacher wellbeing
  • Forming secure attachments
  • CPD, SEN News, book reviews
and much more!

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Featured Organisations

Featured organisation


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 resources, in high quality purpose built settings. Hesley are focused on positive outcomes and progress towards sustainable independence.

The Arts Council (Artsmark)  Artsmark, the only creative quality standard for schools, can support you to build upon your commitment to creativity whilst developing pupils’ confidence, character and resilience. Artsmark’s flexible framework allows you to embed arts and culture across the curriculum, putting creativity and wellbeing at the heart of your school.

Timotay Playscapes 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. Looking for funding, request your FREE funding guide.

Texthelp Texthelps' mission is simple - they want to help unlock everybody's full potential through innovative technology. To do this, they provide a range of assistive technologies to enable and support every level of student to succeed and excel with literacy, writing, maths and science subjects.

The British Psychological Society BPS provide 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).

Bruern Abbey 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.

CPD, Training and Events




Due to Covid-19 please check before visiting any event

ONGOING CPD and Training opportunities

Autism: supporting families
Online training
Discover the experiences of families, consider common difficulties and acquire effective approaches for support.

Autism, sport and physical activity
Online training
A comprehensive introduction to the autism spectrum focusing on the delivery of sport.

Safeguarding children on the autism spectrum
Online training
Understand how autism is defined, identify safeguarding issues in autistic children and improve your communication and support.

Understanding Autism
Online training
Recognise the strengths and challenges expereinced by many autistic people and how to create enabling environments.

Online Education from New Skills Academy
Online training
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 and Asperger Syndrome Awareness Diploma. Use code SEN80 for up to an 80% discount on all courses this month.


The Southern Education Show
Newbury Racecourse
The largest education-related event in the South East of England. Providing an innovative forum for the promotion and development of effective school leadership, management, learning and teaching – combining a high-level conference, inspirational workshops and a comprehensive exhibition.


The Northern Education Show
Bolton Whites Hotel, Bolton
The region’s leading event for the promotion and development of effective school leadership, management, learning and teaching featuring a high-level conference, inspirational workshops and a comprehensive exhibition of leading suppliers of services to schools and academics.


The Eastern Education Show
Newmarket Racecourse
This event is a part of the country’s leading series of events for the promotion and development of effective school leadership, management, learning and teaching featuring a high-level conference, inspirational workshops and a comprehensive exhibition.

Texthelp
Listen along to our panel of industry-leading SEN experts who examine the impact remote learning has been having on students with additional learning needs, and hear what they think the future looks like for supporting these students in a blended learning environment.

Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism
Develop your knowledge and understanding of autism and discover the principles of how to support individuals with autism. Available at no cost to you.

Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children & Young People’s Mental Health
Gain an insight into 5 to 16 year-olds’ mental health and the risk factors that may affect their mental wellbeing. Available at no cost to you.

Level 2 Certificate in Behaviour that Challenges in Children
Gain an understanding of behaviour that challenges in children, including how such behaviour can be assessed and the avoidance techniques to help minimise effects. Available at no cost to you.

Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities
Improve your understanding of issues related to different types of learning disabilities and how these affect individuals in their daily lives. Available at no cost to you.

Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties
Develop a knowledge of several different Specific Learning Difficulties, how they are diagnosed and how individuals can be supported. Available at no cost to you

Blocked Trust and Blocked Care - Traumatised Children: Why Pace heals (Play, Acceptance, Curiosity, Empathy)
Webinars
Dr Dan Hughes presents - 2 Webinars
(International expert & clinician, founder of Dyadic Development Psychotherapy)
Cost: £49 (30-day subscription)
The Centre for Child Mental Health
020 7354 2913
info@childmentalhealthcentre.org

Certificate / Diploma in Counselling skills with children using the Arts
P/T Training
The Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education
020 7704 2534
info@artspsychotherapy.org

LIVE EVENTS: CPD, Training and Exhibitions

10 November 2020
Online Training
Teen Life licensed under training
Delivered live online this training is for professionals looking to support parents and carers of young autistic people aged 10 to 16 years through our Teen Life programme

17 to 20 November 2020
Online Free Event
The Schools & Academies Show
Secure your free virtual pass to be part of the largest discussion on the future of education.
Click here for more information

21 November 2020
Livestream Event (conference)
Enabling Children to speak about feelings through sandplay
10.00 - 16.30 (UK time zone) | Cost: £99
The Centre for Child Mental Health
020 7354 2913
info@childmentalhealthcentre.org.

24 November 2020
Online training
Autism and SPELL in higher education
SPELL is a framework for understanding and responding to autistic people’s needs. It will allow you to develop better practice and use evidence-based strategies to support autistic students.

1 December 2020
Online training
EarlyBird Plus licensed user training
Delivered live online this training is for professionals looking to support parents and carers of autistic children aged four to nine through our EarlyBird Plus programme.

1 to 2 December
Online
Virtual MAT Expo
Join the UK education sector's biggest ever virtual event. Virtual MAT Expo brings together 1000+ senior MAT leaders, 70+ speakers and 45+ suppliers for 2 days of collaboration and innovation.

2 December 2020
Online training
Essential Autism Licensed User Training
Delivered live online this course that licenses autism experienced professionals to deliver the Essential Autism course to their staff teams.

5 December 2020
Livestream Event (conference)
Working with Conflict in Families, Couples and Parent-child relationships
10.00 - 16.30 (UK time zone) | Cost: £125
The Centre for Child Mental Health
020 7354 2913
info@childmentalhealthcentre.org.

8 December 2020
Online training
EarlyBird licensed user training
Delivered live online this licensed user training is for professionals looking to support parents and carers of autistic children of under five years through our EarlyBird programme.

9 to 11 December 2020
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Learning and Teaching Expo
Join us for worldwide educational resources and inspiring CPD programmes catering for your needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Details at www.LTExpo.com.hk

9 to 10 December 2020
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Asia-Pacific International Schools Conference (AISC)
Register now to attend AISC 2020 and share stimulating experiences and insights with world-renowned speakers in the international school sector. Full speaker lists are available at www.aisc.com.hk.

13 February 2021
Special Yoga for Special Children Foundation
Discover how our methodology provides you with the confidence and tools to encourage a child's full potential to flourish.

21 February 2021
Online
Chair Yoga
Develop the necessary tools to guide the less-abled towards maintaining a degree of mobility through movement and to allow a sense of well-being through the yoga practice.

27 February 2021
Online
Special Yoga for the Down Syndrome Community
Learn how to bring Special Yoga’s powerful, effective and accessible practices for people age zero and up through with Down Syndrome.

6 March 2021
Livestream Event (conference)
The Neuroscience of Emotions and Relationships
10.00 - 16.30 (UK time zone) | Cost: £125
What you need to know to support children, teenagers and adults.
With Expert Neuroscientists Professor Eamon McCrory, Professor Kerstin Uvnäs Moberg and Professor Mark Solms.
The Centre for Child Mental Health
020 7354 2913
info@childmentalhealthcentre.org

7 March 2021
Online
Yoga for Adults with Special Needs
This course will equip you with all the skills you need to share yoga in group or one-one sessions in a variety of settings.

11 March 2021
Online training
Autism and Mental Health conference
Our popular one-day conference is back, this time available to live stream and watch on demand.

18 - 19 June 2021
ExCel London
The Autism Show
In association with the National Autistic Society, The Autism Show is the national event for autism. It attracts over 10,000 parents, family carers, and professionals looking for trusted information, practical advice, and specialist products and services. Choose from over 100 hours of talks, clinics and workshops. All content is CPD certified. Book your tickets now and save 20%

25 - 26 June 2021
Manchester Central
The Autism Show
In association with the National Autistic Society, The Autism Show is the national event for autism. It attracts over 10,000 parents, family carers, and professionals looking for trusted information, practical advice, and specialist products and services. Choose from over 100 hours of talks, clinics and workshops. All content is CPD certified. Book your tickets now and save 20%

2 - 3 July 2021
NEC Birmingham
The Autism Show
In association with the National Autistic Society, The Autism Show is the national event for autism. It attracts over 10,000 parents, family carers, and professionals looking for trusted information, practical advice, and specialist products and services. Choose from over 100 hours of talks, clinics and workshops. All content is CPD certified. Book your tickets now and save 20%