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National Association for Special Educational Needs Launches FREE Online Training

Posted by Sen.se on May 16th 2018

Focus on SEND training is a free course aiming to help teachers and educational practitioners working across the 0-25 years age range to develop high quality practice in order to better meet the needs of their learners with SEND. It is based on the evidence of what constitutes good continuing professional development (CPD) and so takes a practice-led, enquiry-based and collaborative approach.

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Bereavement & Grief Training

Posted by Sen.se on May 16th 2018

How to support children with difficult times.

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ASIST Suicide Prevention Training

ASIST Suicide Prevention Training

Posted by Sen.se on March 15th 2018

Most people considering suicide share their distress and their intent. Training can help us see and respond to these invitations for help, which are often subtle and unexpected. ASIST is a two day, intensive suicide intervention skills training workshop aimed at those who want to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide.

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Barnardoes BASE Project - Training Brochure 2017-2018

Barnardoes BASE Project - Training Brochure 2017-2018

Posted by Sen.se on March 1st 2018

The BASE project work with children who are identified as being at risk of Sexual Exploitation. This brochure has been designed to help answer some of the frequently asked questions and to provide an overview of the training available from BASE.

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Assessment of Impact of NJC Pay Award on Somerset Special Schools

Assessment of Impact of NJC Pay Award on Somerset Special Schools

Posted by Sen.se on February 22nd 2018

The support staff pay award will be a significant cost pressure for Somerset Special Schools in comparison to no increase in funding for 2018/19. This is in marked contrast to the situation for mainstream schools, where the impact is less and the funding increase is more. Given that this is a two year pay award, it may be timely to undertake some benchmarking within sen.se and beyond in relation to support staff grades and roles, and the cost effectiveness of different staffing models for different types of need. This would be advisable before engaging with the LA over the inequity of the cash freeze on funding for special school.

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Somerset Safeguarding Children Board Newsletter - winter 2017

Somerset Safeguarding Children Board Newsletter - winter 2017

Posted by Sen.se on January 1st 2018

Somerset Safeguarding Children Board Newsletter - winter 2017

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Online safety and schools

Online safety and schools

Posted by Sen.se on January 11th 2017

Free online e-safety self-review tool: www.360safe.org.uk

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Special Schools' Voice

Special Schools' Voice

Posted by Sen.se on June 1st 2016

SSV (Special Schools’ Voice) brings together existing associations/groupings of Special schools, and seeks to articulate the views of schools, of their staff and of the children who populate them. It intends to inform and support Government organisations by giving them a special school perspective. Historically those working and leading Special schools have reported their frustration at being an ‘afterthought’ in terms of educational policy. In essence SSV strives to connect schools with policy makers.

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Luke Rodgers - Foster Focus

Luke Rodgers - Foster Focus

Posted by Sen.se on February 22nd 2016

Keynote Presentation from sen.se SEMH Conference on 22nd February 2016. Follow the link to see the full keynote presentation provided by award winning social entrepreneur Luke Rodgers, Founder of Foster Focus.

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Dr Margot Sunderland handout and notes

Posted by Sen.se on February 22nd 2016

Making a difference to children’s lives: What every professional needs to know (latest brain science and psychological research) Presentation notes

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Improving information in identifying children who are missing education

Improving information in identifying children who are missing education

Posted by Sen.se on January 19th 2016

All children of compulsory school age are entitled to an excellent education, which will give them the opportunity to help build their own futures. Parents have a duty to ensure that their children are receiving full-time education, either by regular attendance at school or otherwise (for example, home education).

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Research Paper

Posted by Sen.se on December 17th 2015

The new special educational needs (SEN) legislation in England and implications for services for children and young people with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. Brahm Norwich & Andrew Eaton; (2015); Graduate School of Education, University of Exeter, UK.

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OFSTED inspections - clarifications for schools

OFSTED inspections - clarifications for schools

Posted by Sen.se on September 28th 2015

The purpose of this document is to confirm facts about the requirements of Ofsted and to dispel myths that can result in unnecessary workloads in schools. It should be read alongside the School inspection handbook.

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