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An invitation to attend a termly FLSE Medicines in Specialist Schools Meeting

An invitation to attend a termly FLSE Medicines in Specialist Schools Meeting

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FLSE Medicines in Specialist Schools(MISS) Regional Group- North East

FLSE is an independent body which, as a registered charity and a ‘not for profit’ organisation, provides a framework for extensive dialogue between all those providing special education services and the DfE and local authorities. It is the organisation which relates to government and policy makers and is the voice of leaders who work within the field of special education.

MISS seeks to give a voice to school leaders in specialist provision, who want to ensure that their pupils receive high quality health and medical support while they are in school.

Regional FLSE members are invited to attend a termly meeting hosted at Sunningdale School to discuss, share practice and develop joint approaches to the implementation, monitoring and practices relating to high quality health and medical support in Specialist settings. The meetings will be attended by leaders of specialist provisions from across the region as well as regional representatives of MISS and other relevant organisations.

Attendance is completely free but we would ask that individuals sign up via the link below for catering and accommodation purposes. Parking is available on-site.

This online event is designed for SEND School’s intrested in developing teacher training provision in SEND schools. 

Sunningdale School Teacher Training Programme

Our programmes differ from non-SEND courses as they are specifically designed for graduates who would like to train to teach children with special educational needs. The training content covers all requirements that enable students to successfully achieve the Teachers’ Standards for QTS but also provides students with bespoke training to prepare them for working with children with special needs.

The Partnership

The School Direct Partnership is a collaboration between the lead school, Sunningdale School, Partner schools, Northumbria University, and the School Direct Initial Teacher Trainee (ITT). School Direct Over the last few years, the government has encouraged schools to take more control of teacher training as part of their plan to move towards school-centred initial teacher training rather than the more traditional routes provided by universities and higher education institutions.

School Direct

School Direct is a school-led initial teacher training (ITT) scheme. It is run by a partnership between a lead school, other schools and an accredited teacher training provider. School Direct has enabled Sunningdale School to collaborate with our School Direct partners to develop a customised programme of learning that meets the needs of SEND schools and trainees wishing to work within them.

Trainees work in school from day one alongside existing staff teams. This provides a great opportunity for trainees to gain strong insights into life as a teacher with the support of those already doing the job.

Building Capacity

 Over the five years the number of schools working with us has increased two-fold.

These schools have chosen to work with us because:

  • They have struggled in the past to recruit staff with the necessary skills and knowledge require to confidently teach children with additional learning needs and are keen to build capacity recruit staff with the necessary know how and expertise to work in their schools.
  • Are seeking to provide a progression route for their pools of existing graduate staff that have shown the aptitude and talent required of them to become fully qualified teachers and are keen to ensure that routes such as this are available so that staff with the potential to work with children with multiple and complex needs might be retained within special education.

As a member of the partnership, in conjunction with our ITT provider you will contribute to the creation of school environments that will enable trainees to become great SEND teachers.

The Training

Our training content covers all requirements that enable students to successfully achieve the Teachers’ Standards for QTS but also provides students with bespoke training to prepare them for working with children with special needs. Upon successful completion of the programme, students will be awarded either a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (level 7) or a Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (level 6) subject to the University Examination Board.

Work with Us

Schools working with us receive a bursary of £1000 and hand on support from our Lead School Direct Mentor If you are not already accessing School Direct provision and the prospect of joining us would be of interest to you, this FREE event is for you.

FLSE Medicines in Specialist Schools(MISS) Regional Group- North East

FLSE is an independent body which, as a registered charity and a ‘not for profit’ organisation, provides a framework for extensive dialogue between all those providing special education services and the DfE and local authorities. It is the organisation which relates to government and policy makers and is the voice of leaders who work within the field of special education.

MISS seeks to give a voice to school leaders in specialist provision, who want to ensure that their pupils receive high quality health and medical support while they are in school.

Regional FLSE members are invited to attend a termly meeting hosted at Sunningdale School to discuss, share practice and develop joint approaches to the implementation, monitoring and practices relating to high quality health and medical support in Specialist settings. The meetings will be attended by leaders of specialist provisions from across the region as well as regional representatives of MISS and other relevant organisations.

Attendance is completely free but we would ask that individuals sign up via the link below for catering and accommodation purposes. Parking is available on-site.

This online event is designed for SEND School’s intrested in developing teacher training provision in SEND schools. 

Sunningdale School Teacher Training Programme

Our programmes differ from non-SEND courses as they are specifically designed for graduates who would like to train to teach children with special educational needs. The training content covers all requirements that enable students to successfully achieve the Teachers’ Standards for QTS but also provides students with bespoke training to prepare them for working with children with special needs.

The Partnership

The School Direct Partnership is a collaboration between the lead school, Sunningdale School, Partner schools, Northumbria University, and the School Direct Initial Teacher Trainee (ITT). School Direct Over the last few years, the government has encouraged schools to take more control of teacher training as part of their plan to move towards school-centred initial teacher training rather than the more traditional routes provided by universities and higher education institutions.

School Direct

School Direct is a school-led initial teacher training (ITT) scheme. It is run by a partnership between a lead school, other schools and an accredited teacher training provider. School Direct has enabled Sunningdale School to collaborate with our School Direct partners to develop a customised programme of learning that meets the needs of SEND schools and trainees wishing to work within them.

Trainees work in school from day one alongside existing staff teams. This provides a great opportunity for trainees to gain strong insights into life as a teacher with the support of those already doing the job.

Building Capacity

 Over the five years the number of schools working with us has increased two-fold.

These schools have chosen to work with us because:

  • They have struggled in the past to recruit staff with the necessary skills and knowledge require to confidently teach children with additional learning needs and are keen to build capacity recruit staff with the necessary know how and expertise to work in their schools.
  • Are seeking to provide a progression route for their pools of existing graduate staff that have shown the aptitude and talent required of them to become fully qualified teachers and are keen to ensure that routes such as this are available so that staff with the potential to work with children with multiple and complex needs might be retained within special education.

As a member of the partnership, in conjunction with our ITT provider you will contribute to the creation of school environments that will enable trainees to become great SEND teachers.

The Training

Our training content covers all requirements that enable students to successfully achieve the Teachers’ Standards for QTS but also provides students with bespoke training to prepare them for working with children with special needs. Upon successful completion of the programme, students will be awarded either a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (level 7) or a Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (level 6) subject to the University Examination Board.

Work with Us

Schools working with us receive a bursary of £1000 and hand on support from our Lead School Direct Mentor If you are not already accessing School Direct provision and the prospect of joining us would be of interest to you, this FREE event is for you.

Teaching Children with special educational needs is a rich and rewarding experience.

To support more trainee teachers take this career path, Sunningdale School Direct Partnership creates opportunities for graduates to train as primary teachers within our schools.

Our programmes differ from non-SEND courses as they are specifically designed for graduates who would like to train to teach children with special educational needs. The training content covers all requirements that enable students to successfully achieve the Teachers’ Standards for QTS but also provides students with bespoke training to prepare them for working with children with special needs.

To give you a flavour of life in a special needs school and help you decide if working in this fulfilling world is for you, Sunningdale School is hosting an introductory workshop about our teacher training programmes. We will take you on a tour of the school and introduce you to our teachers and children. We will also provide you with information about;

  • Our training programmes – in addition to equipping students to teach in mainstream primary schools, the programme provides a deep understanding of strategies used to support the learning of children with special needs.
    School placements
  • The application and interview process
  • Our mentoring provision
  • The accreditation process
  • Career opportunities
    Accessing loans and funding

The sessions are informal and there will be lots of opportunities for you to ask any questions you may have.

This workshop is free, but places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

Sunningdale School hosts free termly cross authority regional moderation group meetings where schools from Tyne and Wear, Durham, Northumberland, Teeside and surrounding areas can come together to moderate their general use as well as observations and profiles that they are using as part of their implementation of the Engagement Model, which has been made statutory for use with pupils not yet engaged in subject specific learning from the academic year 2021-22.

These are practical moderation sessions for schools that are using the model. Schools and practitioners will have the opportunity to share and discuss each others use of the model as well as their recording and understanding of each of the 5 areas. These sessions are not intended for schools that are not using the model with their pupils.

The next sessions will be taking place on 16th March in-person physical sessions taking place at the SENhub based at Sunningdale School in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear.

Schools are able to register as many people as would like to attend. However, places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

‘Sibs Club’ is a 6 week programme for siblings of children with additional needs or disability. It’s for children and young people aged between 8 and 16 and will be taking place every Tuesday night beginning 1st February  from 4.30-6.00 at Sunningdale School.

There will be fun, food, games and more – but most importantly it will give young siblings a chance to meet other peers who are living the same experiences as them and provide them with a safe space chat about the highs and lows of having a brother or sister who’s different!

  hurry as limited places available

Back by popular demand!

We received so many requests for this workshop we’ve decide to organise another.

FREE Online Christmas singing and signing Makaton Workshop

This workshop is for parents, carers, or pratitioners who have some experience of using Makaton and want to learn signs for Christmas songs.

We’ll be getting in the Christmas mood and learning signs linked to  festive songs that will be useful both at home and at school. 

This session is provided by Together in Music.

Workshop tutors: Peter Rooney is an experienced Makaton tutor and Clare Hunt has used Makaton in songs for many years.

Peter LOVEs signing and has used Makaton for over 30 years working with people with learning difficulties/disabilities and with his son Billy, who has Down’s syndrome and is on the autism spectrum. He has taught all over the world and runs a Signing Choir in Newcastle. His Favourite sign is: “GOLD”.

Clare has been a music teacher and music therapist for twenty years. She has also worked in many other settings and has trained teachers/TAs and music practitioners across the country in the use of music with children and young people with additional needs. Clare is the writer of the Sing Up resource, Crackers Maracas.

This workshop is Free however places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment

FREE Online Christmas singing and signing Makaton Workshop

This workshop is for parents, carers, or pratitioners who have some experience of using Makaton and want to learn signs for Christmas songs.

We’ll be getting in the Christmas mood and learning signs linked to  festive songs that will be useful both at home and at school. 

This session is provided by Together in Music.

Workshop tutors: Peter Rooney is an experienced Makaton tutor and Clare Hunt has used Makaton in songs for many years.

Peter LOVEs signing and has used Makaton for over 30 years working with people with learning difficulties/disabilities and with his son Billy, who has Down’s syndrome and is on the autism spectrum. He has taught all over the world and runs a Signing Choir in Newcastle. His Favourite sign is: “GOLD”.

Clare has been a music teacher and music therapist for twenty years. She has also worked in many other settings and has trained teachers/TAs and music practitioners across the country in the use of music with children and young people with additional needs. Clare is the writer of the Sing Up resource, Crackers Maracas.

This workshop is Free however places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment

Sunningdale School SENhub Training Centre is hosting training courses based on the Inter Professional Dysphagia Framework.

This course is designed for health, education and care practitioners who work with children with eating, drinking and swallowing problems. It will also be of particular benefit to teachers and teaching assistants required to implement Education, Health, Care plans (EHC).

Lunchtime assistants, social care staff, GP’s, nurses, school transport staff and volunteers working with children with additional needs will also benefit from participating in this training.

The course will run over two sessions and will be delivered on Wed 4th & 11th May 2022 between 3.30pm until 5.00pm

Over the course of the training, programme tutors Ami Nicholson and Jayne Oliver will provide:

· A basic understanding of the eating, drinking and swallowing process
· Insights into the development of eating and drinking skills
· Knowledge of the signs, symptoms and associated health risks of eating, drinking or swallowing difficulties in children
· An understanding of Eating and Drinking plans/advice, how you can contribute to them and how they should be used

Ami and Jayne are both highly experienced Speech and Language Therapists specialising in working with children who have eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties. They are employed by Sunderland Speech and Language Therapy Department and will provide information on the people and services across the region that are involved in identifying and managing these difficulties in children.

Additionally, participants will be introduced to strategies that can be used to reduce the risks associated with these difficulties, and will have the opportunity to discuss what to do if concerned about a child’s eating, drinking and/or swallowing.

This course is free to parents and practitioners in Sunderland but places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. There is a cost of £80 for practitioners working outside of Sunderland. You will receive an invoice following confirmation of your place on the programme.

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