SEN Newsletter May 2019

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10 to 11 May 2019
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Featured stories

Communication's the thing
Communication’s the thing
Identifying and supporting SLCN at school. More

Improving care for mental health
Four principles at the heart a major review of the Mental Health Act. More

Play for all
How to design an outdoor learning space that celebrates ability. More

How to improve kids’ eating habits
Evidence-based ideas for helping children to eat healthily. More

Teaching girls with autism
Best practice in supporting the learning of girls on the autism spectrum. More

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Featured organisations

Featured organisations


SEN.fyi (App)
Everything You Wanted To Know About SEN – all in one place! Download this App free to your Smartphone or Tablet for iOS (on Apple App store) or Android (on Google Play store). More


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


SpaceKraft develop and manufacture a full range of sensory products that provide genuine solutions to meet the changing needs of their customers. Drawing on the expertise of professionals working in the field, SpaceKraft has created an unrivalled range of sensory products. Call them on: 01274 581007 to receive a free catalogue or click here to visit their website.


Doncaster School for the Deaf
For pupils aged four to nineteen years. Staff include Teachers of the Deaf, speech and language therapists, audiologist and nurse. Ofsted "good" states: pupils make strong progress and  pupils "thrive". The residential Children's home is "outstanding". Contact: secretary@ddt-deaf.org.uk
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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


Hexagol Sports UK
Hexagol Sports UK are a brand new organisation providing interactive sensory sports games. Hexagol Cells provide a safe, enclosed environment where all pupils, no matter what their needs, can take part and have great fun in sport. For more information, contact: Robert@hexagol.com or tel: 07775 594394. 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


The Skills Network 
Gain an accredited qualification at no cost, through fully-funded distance learning courses. Further your career with a course in: Understanding Autism, Specific Learning Difficulties, or Common Childhood Illnesses. 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 2018/19, 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


The Skills Network Funded Course in Specific Learning Difficulties
Gain an accredited qualification for free – Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties. Study in your own time. More


The Skills Network Funded Course in Understanding Autism
Gain an accredited qualification for free – Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism. Study in own time online or by paper resources. More


The Skills Network Funded Course in Children’s Mental Health 
Free accredited qualification – Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health. Study in your own time. More


The Skills Network Funded Courses in Common Childhood Illnesses
Gain an accredited qualification for free – Level 2 Certificate in Common Childhood Illnesses. Study in your own time. More


The Skills Network Fully Funded Courses
Free accredited qualifications – distance learning courses; Autism, Learning Difficulties, Childhood Illnesses, Children’s Mental Health. Study via e-learning or paper resources. More


Part-time Training
Diploma in Trauma and Mental Health Informed Schools and Communities

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


7 May 2019 (starts)
Understanding and supporting autistic people
Lancaster
A practice-based course, exploring ways of working with autistic people in range of settings. This 20-credit module has been validated at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. More
10 to 11 May 2019
Tes SEN North
Manchester Central
Tes SEN North will take place at the iconic Manchester Central to provide everyone in the SEN community with a new opportunity to access high-quality, CPD-certified SEN training, the latest resources, networking opportunities and more. Register free now and make seminar bookings at: www.tessenshow.co.uk/manchester
15 May 2019
Autism and Eating Challenges
London
Training course. Feeding and eating problems are common in autistic people. The presenters have several decades of combined experience in the clinical and academic fields of childhood feeding disorders and autism services. More
15 May 2019
Temple Talks Autism 2019 – featuring Dr Temple Grandin
Glasgow
UK exclusive: a fantastic opportunity to hear from perhaps the most accomplished autistic person in the world, Dr Temple Grandin, at this one-day event. Gain knowledge updates, practical tips aplenty, and a certificate of attendance. For more information, click here  or contact Carolyn on 0141 638 4098 / carolyn@medicacpd.com
15 and 16 May 2019
Essential Autism Licensed User Training
London
Two-day training course that provides an affordable option to license autism experienced professionals to deliver the NAS Essential Autism course to their staff teams. More
16 to 17 May and 20 to 21 May 2019
Social Thinking Conferences
16 to 17 May: Central London
20 to 21 May: High Wycombe. Bucks

Speakers: Michelle Garcia Winner and Pamela Crooke. Award winning programme for children/adults with social communication difficulties. More
17 May 2019
Autism, Gender and Relationships Conference
Leeds
In this new, one-day conference, attendees will hear personal insight, reports of best practice, have the opportunity to put their questions to the experts and contribute to discussions. More
18 May 2019
Are We Medicalising Human Unhappiness, Normal Developmental Stages, Difference and Diversity? Psychiatric Diagnoses for Adults and Children
Conference
10.00 - 17.00
Cost: £183
The Centre for Child Mental Health
020 7354 2913
info@childmentalhealthcentre.org
www.childmentalhealthcentre.org
21 to 23 May 2019
EarlyBird Licensed Training
Barnsley
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
11 June 2019
Understanding stress and anxiety in autism and their impact on behaviour
Edinburgh
One-day training course exploring how you can understand and support autistic people reduce stress and anxiety. You will learn to assess behaviour and the reasons behind anxiety using SPELL framework. More
14 to 15 June 2019
The Autism Show in association with The National Autistic Society
ExCeL London
The Autism Show, the national event for autism, attracts over 10,000 parents, carers and professionals looking for trusted information, practical advice, and specialist products and services. Choose from over 100 hours of CPD certified talks, clinics and workshops. Book your tickets now and save 20% at: london.autismshow.co.uk
15 June 2019
What Children and Teenagers Need to Know About Life in Order to Live it Well 
Mental Health Programmes in Schools and Psycho-education. Conference including Robert Withers, specialist in transgenderism.
10.00 - 17.00
£183
The Centre for Child Mental Health
020 7354 2913
info@childmentalhealthcentre.org
www.childmentalhealthcentre.org
19 and 20 June 2019
Teen Life Licensed User Training
London
Two-day training course to enable professionals to offer six-session support programme for parents of young people on the autism spectrum aged ten to 16 years. More

19 to 21 June 2019
Hanen: Learning Language and Loving It™

London
For SaLTs and EY professionals who train or consult to other educators.
Prices from £690.00

More


21 June 2019
Social Stories™ Workshop
Reading
This one-day worksho
p is delivered by Dr Siobhan Timmins, Certified Social Stories Trainer, and aims to support people in understanding how to develop and use Social Stories™.
More


21 to 22 June 2019
The Autism Show in association with The National Autistic Society
NEC Birmingham
The Autism Show, the national event for autism, attracts over 10,000 parents, carers and professionals looking for trusted information, practical advice, and specialist products and services. Choose from over 100 hours of CPD certified talks, clinics and workshops. Book your tickets now and save 20% at: birmingham.autismshow.co.uk/


24 to 26 June 2019
Autism T.E.A.C.C.H.
Treatment and education of autistic and related communication handicapped children. Three-day training course. £398.00.
autism@autismuk.com
01536 523274
More


26 June 2019
Autism and Adulthood Conference
London
This brand new one-day conference explores essential themes relating to autism and adulthood – employment, ageing, health and wellbeing, relationships, and more.
More 


27 June 2019
National SEND Conference 2019
Central London
20% discount for subscribers
This pivotal conference offers practical guidance in delivering high quality teaching and learning support to maximise attainment for SEND Pupils. Gain leading insights in meeting the standards of the SEND Inspection Framework and ensuring successful SEND leadership across all schools. Contact Daniel.evans@sendprovision.co.uk and quote SENMAG20 to quality for a 20% discount. More


27 to 28 June 2019
SCERTS

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. £265.00.
autism@autismuk.com
01536 523274
More


28 to 29 June 2019
The Autism Show in association with The National Autistic Society

EventCity Manchester
The Autism Show, the national event for autism, attracts over 10,000 parents, carers and professionals looking for trusted information, practical advice, and specialist products and services. Choose from over 100 hours of CPD certified talks, clinics and workshops. Book your tickets now and save 20% at: manchester.autismshow.co.uk 


4 and 5 July 2019
engage in their future National Conference

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Stratford upon Avon
A perfectly balanced programme of inspiring keynote speakers, practical workshops, Teach Meet and networking opportunities around the theme "Engaging with Our Behaviour… Building Resilient Communities". Residential and day delegate places available. More


6 July 2019
Angry About Everything: How to Connect with the Vulnerable Young Person Underneath
10.00 - 17.00
Cost: £183
The Centre for Child Mental Health
020 7354 2913
info@childmentalhealthcentre.org
www.childmentalhealthcentre.org


9 to 10 July 2019
Essential Autism Licensed User Training

London
Two-day training course that provides an affordable option to license autism experienced professionals to deliver the NAS Essential Autism course to their staff teams. More


10 July 2019
Relationships and Autism Training

London
One-day course exploring a range of issues relating to autistic people and sexuality including boundaries, friendships and relationships. More 


13 and 14 July 2019
Therapeutic Work with Teenagers: Offering a Wealth of Tools, Techniques and Ways of Being Alongside Troubled Teenagers

10.00 - 17.00
£330
The Centre for Child Mental Health
020 7354 2913
info@childmentalhealthcentre.org
www.childmentalhealthcentre.org


7 September to 15 December 2019
Teaching Yoga and Mindfulness to Children

London
One of the most comprehensive courses of its kind. Gain an extensive toolkit to benefit all children. This supports children with additional and special needs in school, promoting inclusion. More


23 to 25 September 2019
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


October 2019 (dates TBC)
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


4 to 5 October 2019
TES SEN Show

Business Design Centre, London
The Tes SEN Show has 42 CPD-certified seminars at the show, each designed to boost your professional development and impart the latest knowledge in SEN. Learn from some of the leading names in the sector, while also enjoying free features and an exhibition hall packed with exhibitors. Find out more at www.tessenshow.co.uk/London


7 to 13 October 2019
Special Yoga for Special Children

Glasgow
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


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


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


23 to 24 January 2020
SCERTS

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


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