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Whole School SEND update on Covid-19

18 Mar 2020|16:53

After careful consideration, we've decided to cancel our events until further notice. This includes all training days and Q&A sessions. Although we are disappointed, our top priority is keeping our schools and communities safe and this feels like the best course of action to achieve this.

Our cancelled events

We’ve taken the decision to postpone our entire events calendar. For clarity, here’s a list of all our training days which are no longer taking place on their scheduled days:

Event type: CPD training

Title: Leading SEND in your school

Date: Wednesday 18 March

Location: The Priory Rooms, Birmingham

 

Event type: SEND Reviewer training

Date: Wednesday 18 March

Location: The Forest Academy, Ilford

 

Event type: SEND Reviewer training

Date: Wednesday 18 March

Location: The Park, Daventry Road, Bristol

 

Event type: CPD training

Title: Leading an inclusive school: developing provision to meet the needs of all learners

Date: Thursday 19 March

Location: Tyne and Wear Fire HQ, Sunderland

 

Event type: SEND Reviewer training

Date: Thursday 19 March

Location: Five Acre Wood School, Maidstone

 

Event type: Workshop

Event title: Swindon Workshop – Inclusion and Exclusion

Date: Thursday 19 March

Location: Fernbrook Centre, Ferndale Road/Southbrook Street, Swindon

 

Event type: CPD training

Title: Creating and maintaining environments that support pupils with SEND who have experienced trauma

Date: Friday 20 March

Location: Holiday Inn, South Normanton

 

Event type: CPD training

Title: Leading an inclusive school: developing provision to meet the needs of all learners

Date: Monday 23 March

Location: Grasshoppers Rugby Club, Isleworth

 

Event type: CPD training

Title: Every leader a leader of SEND

Date: Tuesday 24 March

Location: Cumbria LEP Conference Centre, Penrith

If you’re booked onto one of these events, you should have received a cancellation email. We intend to reschedule most events in the autumn term, and registered delegates will get first refusal on places.

Whole School SEND Review Trial

We are still recruiting, we are happy to give you a call if you have any specific enquiries about the trial please get in touch.

Engaging with Whole School SEND remotely

Although we’re disappointed at being unable to engage face-to-face with the SEND and wider school community, we do have a range of online resources available that we hope you’ll find useful:

WSS resources

Image shows a range of front covers from the Whole School SEND Review Guide suite

All of the above resources are free to download from our resources page, in PDF format or as an editable word document.

Blogs

From evaluation, to co-production and useful practice, WSS consortium partners have written a host of interesting blogs on various SEND topics. You can read them at your leisure here.

Online training from our consortium partners

Our consortium partners have a range of online training, the below are all available free of charge:

Nasen – Focus on SEND training

Pdnet – Raising awareness of physical disability

Real Training - Effective SEN Support Provision – Middle Leaders course

Coming soon…

We’re very excited to be launching a suite of 12 videos made in conjunction with the Centre for Education and Youth (CfEY). Aimed at new teachers, the videos aim to provide an introduction to common SEND conditions. These videos will challenge stereotypes, signpost to high-quality information and share evidence-based practice.

Join our Community of Practice

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Thank you

As we do our best to keep on top of this ever-changing situation, we thank you for your support and understanding. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Thank you and stay safe.

WSS Central Team