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Webinar: SEND in Mainstream for Early Career Teachers and Beyond

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  • 14 Jan 2022
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Whole School SEND in partnership with Unity Schools Partnership presents:

SEND in Mainstream for Early Career Teachers and Beyond - “Good teaching for pupils with SEND is good teaching for all”. Vital for Some; Beneficial for All.


This three-part webinar series will support teachers to develop their ability to effectively meet the needs of all SEND learners in your classroom, using the 5 Key Recommendations from the EEF’s SEN Support in Mainstream Schools Guidance Report. The series aims to raise the profile of SEND to ensure it is a key focus of professionals in the early stages of their careers across all settings, making Every Teacher a Teacher of SEND.

This series is aimed at mainstream primary and secondary teachers in the earlier stages of their teaching careers but is open to all school and classroom practitioners. 


Part 1: Thursday 13th January 2022, 16:00-18:00 

Relationships and Knowing Your Learner: Top Tips for Working with Parents and other Professionals

In this session, attendees will hear from and Education Psychologist and parent representative as they share their personal and professional experiences working directly with teachers in mainstream schools. Throughout the session, presenters Dr Andrew Sutcliffe and Jessie Hewitson will discuss top tips on how you can build effective relationships with parents and professionals; what to do and what to avoid, approaching challenging conversations, interpreting professional reports and understanding what that practically means for you in the classroom on a day to day basis.


Part 2: Thursday 27th January 2022, 16:00-18:00

Vital for Some; Beneficial for All: Practical High Quality Teaching Strategies to Meet the Needs of all SEND Learners

In this session you will hear from outstanding classroom practitioners and experts as they share real-school, practical tips on how to implement the EEF’s top 5 effective High Quality Teaching strategies in your classroom.

  • Modelling (Cognitive & Meta-Cognitive strategies)
  • Scaffolding
  • Flexible Grouping
  • Explicit Instructions & Language
  • ICT to support learning

Presenters will include Rachel Rossiter from Horringer Court Middle School, Kelly Ashford from Wells Hall Primary School and WSS Regional SEND Lead for the East of England, Michelle Unstead.


Part 3: Wednesday 2nd March 2022, 16:00-18:00 

Effective Classroom Leadership: Working with Teaching Assistants and the Complimentary Use of Interventions

In the final part of the series, hear from Aimee Durning, Director of Inclusion with Unity Schools Partnership, on how you can simply but effectively lead your classroom team to ensure all adults have impact on pupil progress. Gary Aubin, EEF SEND Content Specialist, will also explore what is intervention and what can we do in our classrooms to ensure interventions have an impact on the progress of learners with SEND.

Suitable for: Newly Qualified Teacher, SENCO, Teacher

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