Courses I offer
Leading on the Inclusion Development Programme Training Opportunities for Inclusion Teams and Schools
For Inclusion Teams - whole day training on using the IDP to lead schools towards established and enhanced practice
For schools - half day consultancy for lead team to develop a sustainable training programme which wraps the IDP around the school, followed by a twilight CPD session for all staff to kick start the training programme and engage "hearts and minds".
The training for both groups will include: Navigating the DVD using the shortly to be published "IDP DVD navigation toolkit"
- Hot tips to locate and utilise the most effective areas
- How to extract material from the DVD to create compelling power point and training activities
IDP and School Improvement Planning - using the IDP to promote and achieve whole school priorities - how to wrap the IDP around the school
Linking the IDP with current priorities - ECM, AfL, Personalised Learning, alternative evidence of achievement, tracking - to develop a coherent approach to help individuals with Dyslexia/SLCN without always giving individual help
Dyslexia and SLCN demystified - looking for comorbidity and developing effective classroom responses as part of Quality First teaching
Establishing the imperative for responsive "notice and adjust" strategies among "non-specialist" teachers
Developing and enhancing effective "strategies" - presenting a range of whole class approaches to personalise the learning of pupils with SpLD/SLCN and secure alternative evidence of achievement
Modelling successful CPD activities for use by Inclusion Teams, Heads and SENCos to engage and motivate staff
Removing Dyslexia as a Barrier to Achievement
The Dyslexia Aware School day which focuses on meeting the needs of dyslexic learners in the mainstream classroom. This training carries the opportunity to achieve the "Dyslexia Aware School Quality Mark. This can also run as an afternoon consultancy session with key staff and a twilight event for all staff.
Additional Learning Needs (ALN)
For SENCos and Local Authority staff, with a particular emphasis on supporting participants to develop and deliver compelling CPD in their own schools and organisations.
Removing Diverse Needs as Barriers to Achievement
Widening the training to meet the needs of pupils with AD(H)D, Asperger's Syndrome, Dyspraxia and Speech and Language issues
Inclusion through Mind Friendly Good Practice
This day demonstrates how to respond to learning needs through the identification of learning styles/preferences, using this knowledge to differentiate by outcome as well as task
Maximising Achievement through Personalised Learning
Pulls together threads from current legislation and demonstrates how to harness the power of personalised learning across the ability range
Can't Write…Won't Write
A day focussing on meeting the needs of reluctant writers through multi sensory approaches, with a special emphasis on kinaesthetic techniques
Managing Teaching Assistants at Key Stage 3
This day can operate at two levels, for SENCOs within an LEA or as whole school training regarding "best value" approaches to working with TAs.
Raising the Achievement of Vulnerable Learners
Leading the whole staff to develop policy and practice to address the ECM objectives - effectively leading teams towards personalising the school response in a way which reflects a school's unique situation while pulling together a range of initiatives and imperatives - Personalised learning, Excellence and Enjoyment, the new Primary Strategy etc, guided and informed by OFSTED and SEF - into a coherent response
Courses for Teaching Assistants
Managing the learning and behaviour of small groups (1)
Concrete strategies for working across the full range of learning needs in primary and secondary together with practical approaches to develop spelling, study reading, numeracy and getting ideas down on paper. This course is accredited and credits are available towards a foundation degree.
Managing the learning and behaviour of small groups (2)
A higher level course which focuses on inclusion and differentiation through learning styles and preferences. TAs will be supported to identify learning preferences, to audit materials and approaches to address a range of preferences and harness them to present alternative evidence of achievement. This course is accredited and credits are available towards a foundation degree.
Courses for Parents/Carers
Working with your child at home
Practical strategies to support the development of study reading, spelling "tricky" words and getting ideas down on paper
Courses for Students
Developing writing skills
through mind friendly good practice (suggested ages 7-13)
Developing study and revision skills
Learning to remember through specially tailored courses for Year 6 and Years 10, 11 + 13
I particularly enjoy planning "bespoke training". I will be very pleased to discuss your training needs and to put together a programme which addresses key issues for your school development and improvement. You can get in touch with me here