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iSEND Free Training 2022

Buckinghamshire Council’s Integrated SEN Service has designed a free bespoke, high-quality training programme. Our training will be delivered by a range of Local Authority Professionals, including Specialist Teacher and Educational Psychologists.

Our training will support educational professionals’ learning and development whilst supporting our iSEND Service Ambitions.

Specialist Teacher Support 

This course will provide an overview of the support Specialist Teachers can provide within the Tiered Approach and what that support looks like in settings.

Learning objectives: 

  • To develop a clearer understanding of the support Specialist Teachers provide in settings and how to access it within the hubs.
  • To develop a clearer understanding of the Tiered Approach.

Date and time: 

Thursday 27 January 2022 
3:30pm to 4:30pm 

Trainers: 

Hannah Morgan and Rupinder Ahluwalia 

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Attachment

Attachment is the emotional bond that connects an infant and their caregiver. Recent neuroimaging studies of brain development have reinforced years of psychological research demonstrating the powerful impact of attachment on individuals.

This training seminar, delivered by members of the Educational Psychology team, will provide an introduction to the concept of attachment and – crucially – examine the relevance to the classroom and school practice. Attendees will be invited to consider how particular approaches can be used in school to support the emotional ‘security’ of all learners, including those who may have had less positive early experiences of attachment.

Learning objectives: 

  • To gain an understanding of the concept of attachment, including risk and protective factors known to affect the quality of these bonds.
  • To examine the in-school relevance of attachment, including the behavioural indications of less positive attachment experiences.
  • To explore practical approaches for supporting children and young people’s attachment and emotional security, at an individual, class and whole-school level.

Date and time: 

Wednesday 2 March 2022
9am to 10am 

Trainers: 

Jenny Feeney, Shami Rait and Keith Willsher 

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Bereavement Support

The loss of a close individual is a devastating event, and unfortunately, the pandemic has led to an increase in the numbers of children and young people experiencing a bereavement – as well as the number of schools experiencing a death from within their community. In these circumstances, offering the right support at the right time is a challenge.

This session, led by members of the Educational Psychologist team, will explore the principles and practices of how best to help children and adults through their individual and collective experiences of bereavement.

Learning objectives:

  • To be able to recognise the wide range of emotional and behavioural responses that may be displayed in response to bereavement.
  • To develop knowledge and skills in relation to providing direct and indirect support to an individual experiencing a bereavement.
  • To consider processes and plans that can be developed and followed by schools in the event of a bereavement within the close community.

Date and time: 

Monday 14 March 2022
1pm to 2pm 

Trainers: 

Jenny Feeney, Shami Rait and Keith Willsher 

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Phase Transfer

This course will provide an overview of the 'phase transfer' process whereby pupils move from their pre-school, infant school, primary school or secondary school into their next phase of education. 

Learning objectives: 

  • To gain an understanding of the legislation related to the phase transfer process.
  • To develop a clearer understanding of the Buckinghamshire phase transfer process.
  • To develop a sound understanding to share the process at annual reviews and answer any parent, child/young person queries.

Date and time: 

Tuesday 26 April 2022
1pm to 2pm 

Trainers: 

Alex Potts and Hayley Nowley  

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Specialist Provision in Buckinghamshire - Knowing your local Special School

This course will provide an overview of the special schools within Buckinghamshire. 

Learning objectives: 

  • To develop a greater understanding of the right for mainstream education.
  • To develop a greater understanding of the different designations of Buckinghamshire special schools.
  • To gain an understanding of the banded funding model used in special schools.
  • To develop a greater understanding of the needs of the pupils who attend each provision.

Date and time: 

Wednesday 4 May 2022
2pm to 4pm 

Trainers: 

Special School Head Teachers 

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Annual Reviews

This course will provide an overview of the annual review process and the role of the Local Authority and the setting. 

Learning objectives: 

  • To gain an understanding of the legislation related to the annual review process.
  • To develop an understanding of the annual review meeting and the role of the setting.
  • To develop an understanding of timescales related to annual reviews.

Date and time: 

Friday 24 June 2022
10am to 11am 

Trainers: 

Alex Potts and Mile Pearson 

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Learner Voice and Co-production

This course is aimed at schools that are interested in looking at tools that can support capturing the learner’s voice so that outcomes can be co-produced with the pupil/parent during the Annual Review. It is aimed at considering the practicalities of using a range of tools trialled and evaluated by schools within the Chiltern and South Bucks Area.

Learning objectives: 

  • Background to the learner voice/co-production agenda.
  • To consider what we mean by the learner’s voice and why it’s important.
  • To share a range of tools and resources to access learner’s voice.
  • To understand how the needs of a wide range of learner’s voice can be captured.
  • How to include the learner’s voice in the co-production of outcomes in an annual review.
  • Share lessons learnt and experiences of schools involved in the learner voice project.
  • To support schools to consider the next steps in their vision/journey to developing good practice in gathering/promoting learner voice and co-production within their schools.

Date and time: 

Monday 29 June 2022
3:30pm to 4:30pm 

Trainers: 

Shami Rait and Learner Voice Team

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