Whether experienced professional or newly qualified, LearningBoosts can be a short burst training hour, or a longer in-depth session. They are your own mix and match package. Created by you to:
Support a particular area of development
Discuss and review your current practice
Develop knowledge about something new
There are three options to choose from.
LearnBoost1: 1x 60 minute On-line LearnBoost
LearnBoost2: 3 x 60 minutes On-line LearnBoost
LearnBoost3: Small Group 1 x 60
One of our girls had social communication difficulties but parents were not willing to pursue any type of paediatric assessment. She had lots of issues around friendships. We set up a circle of friends and were not only able to empower her but the other 6 children that were in the circle. They supported her and each other. One of the best things I’ve done.
Done from the child’s prospective they are in control of the information included on their profiling. This profiling document is then used to inform the teachers on what support they need to offer the child to develop their learning. This has helped all staff including supply teachers to understand the needs of each child and has provided consistency for the childs needs.
The school have developed a programme throughout the school to encourage pupils to behave as they would during lesson times at all times throughout the day, including lunch times and movement times around the school. Posters are placed around the school to remind pupils that even though they are not with a teacher their behaviour is still monitored.
All outcomes for one child were written down on a flip chart, the meeting included: Inclusion manager, SENCo, speech and language therapist, the parent and the education psychiatrist. By writing the outcomes on a flip chart it made it easier to edit and for everyone to agree on outcomes, achievements and the wording. By running a meeting in this visual way meant that it was time efficient and all involved walked away from the meeting in agreement and happy.
An A3 sheet of paper which includes the classroom name, all 4 areas of need and the resources the school offers for each wave. Teachers are encouraged to make note of a child on a sheet (working document). Teachers each have a sheet attached to the back of a clipboard door. This process has helped teachers support the children moving along the waves.
Based on P levels and the national curriculum, the assessment system allows the school to manage progress of each child. All pupils also have a view of their assessments in their school books so they can keep check on their progress and what they need to do to improve.
We have a dedicated Transition SENCo who works hard to provide personalised provision, and works with the children on activities such as ‘how to catch the tram’, ‘crossing the road’ and how to use a maths book. All of which prepares them for their transition into secondary school. She also has a very good relationship with the secondary school and visits twice a year for any relevant CPD.