TRAINING OFFERED 

 I'm available to deliver training across the country at a time to suit you. Evening and weekend training is offered at no extra cost and each training session will be written to meet your specific needs.  Online training can also be offered, please contact me for further information. 

 

All training I offer comes with handouts, personalised certificates and follow up email support. If you require training which isn't listed here please contact me and I will try to help. I am also available to speak at conferences, present workshops and can offer support if you need advice about individual or groups of children. Testimonials are available on request. Remember you can use Pupil Premium Funding to access training, further information is available here

The Role of the Early Years SENCO - £45

This two session online course (via Zoom) is for new SENCOs who would like to

build  their confidence. 

Topics include:

Equality of opportunity - taking initial enquiries from parents, including

those who may have a child with a Special Educational Need/Disability.  

Induction - gathering useful information, involving outside agencies, how to

ensure a successful first session for the child and family.

Initial concerns - the importance of knowledge regarding typical child

development, general and specific observations and assessments, raising

 concerns about a child's development with parents.

Meeting the child's needs - using the child's interests and strengths,  

prioritising areas for development, reflecting on the environment, relevant

and useful paperwork, referrals to other agencies.   Ensuring all staff understand

their statutory duty to identify and support children with SEND.

A Zoom link and a free downloadable 16 page SENCO Toolkit will be emailed to

you a few days before the course is due to start. I offer email follow up support 

for two weeks after the second session has been delivered. During the course

I'll be referring to legislation that needs to be followed in England.

Saturday 18th September and Saturday 2nd October, 9.45am - 12.15pm

Supporting Children with Delayed Language Skills

This practical course is a great use of Pupil Premium funding, you will complete a communication audit of your setting pre and post training to show the impact.  We will examine the risk factors for delays and how to ensure early identification.  A  range of realistic assessment tools, strategies and activity ideas will be provided and we will examine the impact of our interaction styles in opening up or closing down children's communication. 

Child Development and Early Identification 

The EYFS Statutory Framework tell us "Practitioners must consider whether a child may have a special educational need or disability which requires specialist support."  (1.6) Every practitioner needs to be confident in their knowledge of typical child development if they are to ask for support from their SENCO when they have concerns about a child.   During this course we will examine typical development in each of the prime areas and discuss "warning signs" which may indicate the need for further observation, assessment and referrals. 

Supporting Attention and Listening Skills 

Anecdotal evidence suggests these vital skills are in decline and without them, children will find it difficult to learn effectively.  During this course we will look at the possible causes of delayed attention and listening skills and most importantly, discuss effective strategies which will benefit all children. 

Supporting Children with Delayed Social Communication Skills/Autism

 

Children with delayed social communication skills/autism often have a spiky profile which shows an uneven pattern of development. We will look at a range of tools to help you accurately assess a child's needs and practical strategies will be shared, including how to make appropriate referrals and work in partnership with parents and professionals. 

Understanding and Supporting Children's Behaviour

We will look at the typical development of social skills and factors which

can impact on this, as well as the role of the environment in promoting

positive behaviour for both adults and children.  A range of practical

strategies will be discussed and participants will be given documentation

 to support them in their setting.

I'm an ELKLAN Speech and Language Tutor.   To find out more about this accredited training and how to access

a free place if you can provide a

venue, please click here.