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Children and Young People with Educational Health Care Plans for Speech, Language and Communication Disorders. The work is with primary and secondary age pupils in mainstream settings. We can provide support as needed, which may include: Assessment of educational needs Classroom observation to inform inclusive practice Monitoring and recording progress Advice on classroom management strategies Advice on managing the learning environment Support to ensure access the Curri…

Leadership Development

Leadership Development Workshops 2021 - 2022 The 2021- 22 programme of Leadership Development Workshops offers you and your staff the opportunity to hear from nationally significant speakers on topics of current interest and to network with colleagues. Discounted access to the following programme of leadership conference, seminars and support in the 2021/22 academic year Theme for the year ‘ Legacy of Lockdown – Finding the Positive Route Out’ Professional speakers Cost i…

Learning and Games

Teachers have been experimenting with the use of games for a while and focused on in this project was to investigate the challenges in implementing this use both in mainstream as well as in SEN classrooms and to understand what it takes to convince teachers and middle managers to use it. It was important therefore to establish how digital games can be used to allow for this understanding to occur and to enhance some of the learning processes for the target population. For example, a recen…

Learning outside the classroom

High Quality Outdoor Learning The benefits of working in the outdoor environment is outlined in this guidance document which has been written to help you evaluate and then set about improving, or further improving, the quality of outdoor learning. Ten key outcomes of outdoor learning have been identified with a range of indicators attributed to each one. These indicators can be used to support any improvement work, which will often be enhanced by working closely with partners. If you w…

Learning to drive

A provisional driving license (vocational) is required to drive vehicles in the following categories: Passenger Carrying Vehicle with 9 or more passenger seats (Category D) Passenger Carrying Vehicle with 9 to 16 passenger seats (Minibuses) (Category D1) Large Goods Vehicle with a maximum authorised mass exceeding 3.5 tonnes. (Category C) Large Goods Vehicle with a maximum authorised mass exceeding 3.5 tonnes, but not exceeding 7.5 tonnes (Category C1) Driving license re…

Lettings

Developed to advise and assist Governing Boards in relation to child protection whilst letting school premises. Buckinghamshire Council has a corporate Lettings Policy and this guidance is intended to be compliant with that policy. Background Review: Annual review for Schools Financial Value Standard Local Guidance Lettings – School Guidance

LGBT Resources

More and more schools are taking steps to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) young people feel welcome and included. Find out how you can help make your school, college, or setting more LGBTQ inclusive by visiting the Stonewall Schools and Colleges Website Visit our Equalities Gender and Sexual Orientation Page for more Information and Guidance.

Liaison group projects

Each liaison group undertakes a two year project. Below are listed the projects for each group. If you would like any of the project posters please contact us. 2019 - 2021 Projects Amersham - Enhancing KS2 to KS3 transition Aylesbury - support and provision for ASD students Beaconsfield - writing at greater depth in KS2 Bernwode - develop the profile and expertise of middle subject leaders Buckingham & Winslow - reading across primary phase project Burnham - Writing p…

Literacy governor

Primary school governing boards are encouraged to appoint a Literacy Governor to take an interest in literacy in the school and to offer a source of support and challenge. The precise responsibilities of the Literacy Governor need to be agreed by the governing board and so will vary from school to school. This advice is designed to provide a framework for that role. Why do we need a literacy governor? The governing board is responsible for the strategic direction of the school, including…

Local Area SEND Improvement Work

The Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Code of Practice 0-25 came into force on 1st September 2014. The Code contains clauses on special education needs (SEN) that put into place wide-reaching reforms to the SEND system for children and young people aged 0 to 25 in England. The Code of Practice applies to all organisations who work with and support children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. The Government states the principles underlying the Code…

Local Area SEND Improvement Work

In Buckinghamshire we are ambitious to continuously improve the support we provide to children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and their families. Local SEND improvement information on our Local Offer web site Local area SEND strategy The SEND and Inclusion Strategy reflects our high aspirations, setting out our key priorities and the steps we are taking to achieve our goals. Critically, the strategy is delivered through organisations working…

Local Area SEND Inspection

Ofsted (Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills) is best known for inspecting schools and colleges but they are now working with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to find out how well young people’s special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are being met in the area where they live. Ofsted inspects schools and colleges and the CQC look at health services such as hospitals and care homes. In the SEND Local Area Inspections, they ensure between them that im…

Local Area SEND Strategy archive

2017 to 2020 This SEND Strategy was approved by Cabinet at the meeting in February 2017. SEND Strategy 2017 to 2020 SEND Strategy created by young people for young people Past updates March 2020 update Over the past few months, the council has been listening to children and young people, their parents, carers and families, to understand their needs and aspirations for the future. They've also worked with professionals from health services, education, social care and the volunt…

Local Authority Management Information Strategy

The Buckinghamshire Schools - Local Authority (LA) Management Information Strategy has been updated on a number of occasions since it was first published. The Management Information Strategy's main aim was, and still is, to set out the key principles and practical steps needed in order to strengthen the use of data and the access to information needed in both schools and the Local Authority to fulfil their respective responsibilities. The revised version focuses on those areas of the Strategy t…

Local learning area

Schools are encouraged to develop a Local Learning Area within easy walking distance from the school grounds. Visits/activities within the ‘Local Learning Area’ that are part of the normal curriculum and take place during normal school hours follow the same pre agreed operating procedures. These visits or activities would: Not require parental consent Involve substantially less planning/notice to take place Not normally need additional risk assessments other than following…

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