The re-development of provision for learners who have high needs/SEN has been highly successful in the last few years with over 180 full time high needs learners each year. The introduction of work placements and greater independence training have provided young people attending the College with opportunities to ensure successful progression into adulthood.
1:1 support for a pupil with an EHCP at Secondary is unusual. They will most likely be the only child in their year group with specific support. The support might be in place due to a SpLD or diagnosis such as Aspergers. The key is finding good quality support: someone who will ensure that their pupil doesn't feel any different to other pupils in their class.
This example offers a tried and tested way of planning and teaching RE for pupils with special needs. It addresses many of the concerns expressed by teachers of RE in special schools, about how best to create an approach to RE which meets these pupils’ distinctive needs and values their personal experiences.
This document provides a detailed framework for good practice in the provision of SEND Information, Advice and Support Services.
The document can be used by local authorities, IAS Services, other local support services, children, young people and parents/carers in order to clarify expectations and to determine whether local IAS Services meet good practice or not.
I CAN Talk 8 highlights the need to improve the communication skills of young people to help them find and retain jobs. These ‘soft skills’ are more important now than ever as the coalition government outline public spending cuts and the job market contracts.
Less structured parts of the school day can be difficult for autistic children and young people to cope with. Here is guidance on how you can help them to cope better with break and lunch time, exams, homework and changes to the school day.
This session looks at medical and mental health problems in children that may be easily masked, or missed, particularly where these can be dangerous if not discovered.
This paper-based checklist is designed to be used as a first step in identifying the needs of pupils (aged 6-11) who are achieving below the expected level in the classroom. It is not a diagnostic tool. Use of the checklist should always be followed by the appropriate recommendations and next steps. The neurodiverse checklist has the SpLD 'labels' removed.
This session highlights some of the specific challenges faced by learning disabled children, young people and their families. It includes positive examples of good practices that have been helpful in improving the experience of everyday activities and accessing services.
Historically IASS (formerly Parent Partnership Services) have always used a variety of methods to seek feedback from service users.
Following a period of consultation the IASS Network developed a set of 6 core questions that all IASS were then asked to incorporate into their service user feedback questionnaires.
An initial Pilot phase saw 12 IAS Services gather feedback data from nearly 850 parents who had accessed their support.