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Make A Difference: Building Enterprise In Schools

Make A Difference: Building Enterprise In Schools

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This workshop is for teachers and educational practitioners aiming to nurture enterprise talent and potential in others. Teachers of all discipline are welcome but will be of particular relevance to teachers with responsibility for the arts, design, technology, STEM, careers, business studies, and also to those responsible for health and education care plans.

In the shifting, uncertain world now confronting young people, it is essential that they complete their education with a full armoury of the critical-thinking, communication and collaboration skills that might help them confidently shape their futures.

Enterprise learning benefits students because it rewards originality, boldness and persistence, and within the world of enterprise is a place for everyone, including those with unconventional talents or disengaged personalities who sometimes struggle in more academically focussed environments: almost everyone will have read of a successful entrepreneur who has struggled with literacy, numeracy or discipline at school.  Able students too, perhaps quietly comfortable in the knowledge that they are unlikely to fail, can benefit enormously from being exposed to risk-taking and the challenge of being innovative.

The world really is full of opportunities.  However, many go unnoticed.  Enterprise learning shines a light on these opportunities and shows how to take advantage of them.

This full day workshop explores the potential in all of us to be enterprising.  It is designed to provide you with new insights, ways of working, resources and practical guidance to help you to support your pupils make the very most of their enterprising qualities.

An overarching theme of the day will be an exploration of how cross-curricular working can create opportunities, not just for individual projects, but also to facilitate the broader development of a culture within school that fosters and celebrates creativity, innovation and commitment.

Emphasis will be placed on sharing best practice and contextualising the learning within your own area of work. Our approach is to encourage learning-by-doing in a vibrant and informal atmosphere.

This workshop has been funded by Business Durham and is free for secondary schools in County Durham.  For schools located outside of the county, the subsidised cost of the workshop is £100 (lunch included). Places are limited to ensure that participants can make the very most of this so please book early to avoid disappointment.

This workshop is part of a larger enterprise project currently being delivered in County Durham, on behalf of Business Durham delivered by SENhub enterprise partner Create North, an enterprise development organisation that delivers enterprise training and research programmes across the North East.  It is one of the UK’s longest established enterprise animation companies specifically focused helping individuals and organisations to exploit their latent enterprise talents.  Over the last decade the partners have worked with several hundred teachers from across the region to support them to implement enterprise activities in their classrooms.

“I cannot praise Create North enough – they were brilliant and they opened my eyes as to what enterprise training was all about, as well as enabling me to have a whale of a time while learning”.

“The benefits for my school have been immense – both in the way we have been able to introduce enterprise into the whole school community and the way in which the ideas generation methods have enabled us to ‘think outside the box’. As for myself, I am thoroughly enjoying being involved in this continuing professional development programme”.

Sunningdale School is working with Northern Lights Teaching School Hub and Education Development Trust to support the facilitation of a Full Induction Programme for schools with ECTs as part of a national roll out.

You may already be familiar with the new framework, but just in case – the framework sets out the entitlement to support for all ECTs and underpins a new entitlement to 2 years of professional development support for new teachers at the start of their careers. The entitlement becomes statutory for all ECTs from September 2021 and schools must provide each ECT with a 2 year structured programme of support and development. The official DfE documents, resources and guidance can all be found on its website here. These include the Early Career Framework itself, an overview of the reforms around the Early Career Framework and, crucially, details of changes to statutory induction.

There are three routes through which schools can make this provision available. Sunningdale has adopted the Full Induction Programme and have chosen to work with the Northern Lights Teaching School Hub, in partnership with Education Development Trust, as we all share the enthusiasm and vision of how ultimately important it is to provide opportunities for the national programme for ECF to provide opportunities for ECT to access SEND specific provisions. Sunningdale School will contribute to the facilitation of the training to meet the training and development needs of ECTs in schools with children requiring additional educational support

If this sounds like the right provision for your ECTs and your school you can register here to select The Northern Lights Hub as your delivery partner.

Once this is complete you will need to register with the DfE which can be completed using its online portal.

 

This hands-on practical music workshop is designed for Teachers/TA’s/support workers in both special education and within mainstream KS1 schools or nurseries.

Music is a powerful means through which to engage some of our most hard to reach children. The strategies introduced in this workshop are designed to support practitioners with limited musical experience to confidently use music as a means though which to create new pathways for engagement for their pupils. The activities introduced can be used with individuals or small groups and are of particular value to those working with children/young people who are non-verbal or have limited language, are on the autistic spectrum, and/or have difficulties in interaction and communication.

Workshop leader Clare Hunt will introduce the theory behind the use of music in engaging and creating connections with children/young people and will lead you on a practical exploration of how to use instruments like guitars, keyboards and drums to capture your pupils’ attention and engage them in a creative process of discovery and communication through sound. You will also work in small breakout groups to generate ideas on how the methods introduced might be built upon and developed with particular children or settings in mind.

Clare has been a music teacher and music therapist at Sunningdale School for ten 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. She was also the writer of the Sing Up resource, Crackers Maracas.

This full day training session costs £140 and includes lunch. Places are limited to ensure that participants can make the very most of this so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Makaton Level 1 and Level 2 combined workshop

Makaton is a language programme, using signs and symbols alongside speech, which can be used with children and adults who need help with communication.

This training course provides a practical introduction to the Makaton language programme.  Sessions will cover commonly asked questions, hints and tips for effective signing and symbol use, and how to start using Makaton in everyday situations at home or work.  You will learn the signs and symbols from stages 1 – 4 and some of the additional stage of the Makaton core vocabulary.  You will receive course manuals with copies of all signs and symbols taught.

This course is for parents, carers, or professionals who want to learn Makaton to support children’s language and communication development.  No previous experience of Makaton is necessary.  The training is provided by licenced Makaton tutors who work in Sunderland as part of the Language & Learning Partnership, or the Speech & Language Therapy team.

The course will be delivered over 2 days on the 18th and 19th of August 2021, participants need to be able to attend all 4 sessions.

This course costs £40 for parents of children on the Sunderland Speech and Language Therapy caseload, and £140 for professionals (£100 for professionals working inside the Sunderland area) –  you will receive an invoice following confirmation of your place on the programme.

If you require additional information about this workshop please contact jane.shaw@sunningdaleschool.com

 

 

Portage is a home-visiting educational service for pre-school children with special educational needs and their families. Sunningdale School’s National Portage Association Accredited Trainers will be running an introductory workshop for parents, carers, early years professionals and therapists with responsibility for these children’s wellbeing.

This workshop will be of particular relevance to those working in Early Years Foundation as it will ensure that provision meets the SEND Code of Practice and help you identify children’s needs for their individual Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans.

Portage aims to help families develop a quality of life for themselves and their young children which enables them to learn together, play together and participate in community life in their own right. By the end of this programme you will have a deep understanding of:

· The Portage partnership model
· Portage principles and how they can be applied in the home and in settings with young children who have additional needs
· How to use potage strategies, materials and resources and how they can be used in the home and early years settings
· How to plan for success and set long term goals
· The importance of using clear language
· How to use a small steps approach in teaching children new skills through play
· Strategies to overcome barriers to play
· Approaches to help children generalise skills
· Basic appropriate responses and approaches to address behaviour
· Strategies for planning suitable activities, assessing progress and recording children’s successes

On completion of the course you will receive certification as having been trained in Portage principles.

This 2-day course takes place over 25th and 26th April 9am till 4.30pm. You will also be required to attend a follow-up session on 6th June 9am -12 when you will receive your certificate.

The course is free for parents with children at Sunningdale and those accessing Sunderland Portage services and costs £160 for professionals inclusive of lunch on both days. You will receive an invoice following confirmation of your place on the programme.

 

 

Portage is a home-visiting educational service for pre-school children with special educational needs and their families. Sunningdale School’s National Portage Association Accredited Trainers will be running an introductory workshop for parents, carers, early years professionals and therapists with responsibility for these children’s wellbeing.

This workshop will be of particular relevance to those working in Early Years Foundation as it will ensure that provision meets the SEND Code of Practice and help you identify children’s needs for their individual Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans.

Portage aims to help families develop a quality of life for themselves and their young children which enables them to learn together, play together and participate in community life in their own right. By the end of this programme you will have a deep understanding of:

· The Portage partnership model
· Portage principles and how they can be applied in the home and in settings with young children who have additional needs
· How to use potage strategies, materials and resources and how they can be used in the home and early years settings
· How to plan for success and set long term goals
· The importance of using clear language
· How to use a small steps approach in teaching children new skills through play
· Strategies to overcome barriers to play
· Approaches to help children generalise skills
· Basic appropriate responses and approaches to address behaviour
· Strategies for planning suitable activities, assessing progress and recording children’s successes

On completion of the course you will receive certification as having been trained in Portage principles.

This 2-day course takes place over 24th and 25th January 9am till 4.30pm. You will also be required to attend a follow-up session on 7th March 9am -12 when you will receive your certificate.

The course is free for parents with children at Sunningdale and those accessing Sunderland Portage services and costs £160 for professionals inclusive of lunch on both days. You will receive an invoice following confirmation of your place on the programme.

 

 

This informative 2 hour course has been designed for teachers and other educational practitioners who have a basic understanding dyspraxia of and want to further develop their knowledge.

During the session you will further develop your understanding and knowledge of dyslexia and gain insights on how to implement reassuringly uncomplicated strategies to enable your students to enjoy learning, gain new skill and succeed in class.

By the end of this workshop you will have:

  • More knowledge and understanding about dyspraxia
  • Develop an understanding of the key interventions and strategies available.
  • Worked through a selection of case studies to further develop your understanding of how to implement these strategies in class.

Workshop leader Karen Ferguson is the Founder and Principal Trainer for Linrow Education. Karen started teaching science at a mainstream secondary school in 2000. She then moved into the SEND environment working with children and parents to help them overcome their disabilities and give them the skills to achieve their full potential. Karen was appointed as a Specialist Leader in Education for Autism and this allowed her to disseminate good practice and deliver SEND training. She offers various condition specific training, including ASC, ADHD and Dyslexia.

Karen has continued her personal professional development over the years: she has a Masters Degree in Education and Level 2 Dyslexia, ADHD, Autism and PDA qualifications. She is currently working towards her Doctorate in Education.

Karen believes that a better understanding of SEND and complex needs can be achieved through information sharing and is committed to ensuring that quality education is available to all.

The strategies are not diagnostic tools, and you will not be able to gain a diagnosis from this session.

This session will take place via the Zoom virtual  platform, you will be sent access codes / links prior to the virtual sessions.

This course costs £50  you will receive an invoice following confirmation of your place on the programme.

This informative 2 hour course has been designed for teachers and other educational practitioners who have a basic understanding of dyslexia and want to further develop their knowledge. During the session you will further develop your understanding and knowledge of dyslexia and gain insights on how to implement reassuringly uncomplicated strategies to enable your students to enjoy learning, gain new skill and succeed in class.

By the end of this workshop you will have:

  • More knowledge and understanding about dyslexia.
  • Develop an understanding of the key interventions and strategies available.
  • Worked through a selection of case studies to further develop your understanding of how to implement these strategies in class.

The strategies are not diagnostic tools, and you will not be able to gain a diagnosis from this session.

Workshop leader Karen Ferguson is the Founder and Principal Trainer for Linrow Education. Karen started teaching science at a mainstream secondary school in 2000. She then moved into the SEND environment working with children and parents to help them overcome their disabilities and give them the skills to achieve their full potential. Karen was appointed as a Specialist Leader in Education for Autism and this allowed her to disseminate good practice and deliver SEND training. She offers various condition specific training, including ASC, ADHD and Dyslexia.

Karen has continued her personal professional development over the years: she has a Masters Degree in Education and Level 2 Dyslexia, ADHD, Autism and PDA qualifications. She is currently working towards her Doctorate in Education.

Karen believes that a better understanding of SEND and complex needs can be achieved through information sharing and is committed to ensuring that quality education is available to all.

This session will take place via the Zoom virtual  platform, you will be sent access codes / links prior to the virtual sessions.

This course costs £50 you will receive an invoice following confirmation of your place on the programme.

This informative 2-hour course has been designed for parents and carers who want to develop their knowledge and understanding of dyspraxia.

During the session we will look at the difficulties a child with dyspraxia may face. You will be introduced to a range of uncomplicated strategies designed to be introduced at home to help you help your child to enjoy learning, develop new skills and succeed.

By the end of this session, you will have:

• Knowledge and understanding about dyspraxia.
• An understanding of a range of the tools and techniques available to parents wanting to support their child at home.

The strategies are not diagnostic tools, and you will not be able to gain a diagnosis from this session.

This session will take place via the Zoom virtual  platform, parents will be sent access codes/ links prior to the virtual sessions.

This course costs £40 for parents you will receive an invoice following confirmation of your place on the programme.

This informative 2-hour course has been designed for parents and carers who want to develop their knowledge and understanding of dyslexia.

During the session we will look at the difficulties a child with dyslexia may face. You will be introduced to a range of uncomplicated strategies designed to be introduced at home to help you help your child to enjoy learning, develop new skills and succeed.

By the end of this session, you will have:

• Knowledge and understanding about dyslexia.
• An understanding of a range of the tools and techniques available to parents wanting to support their child at home.

Workshop leader Karen Ferguson is the Founder and Principal Trainer for Linrow Education. Karen started teaching science at a mainstream secondary school in 2000. She then moved into the SEND environment working with children and parents to help them overcome their disabilities and give them the skills to achieve their full potential. Karen was appointed as a Specialist Leader in Education for Autism and this allowed her to disseminate good practice and deliver SEND training. She offers various condition specific training, including ASC, ADHD and Dyslexia.

Karen has continued her personal professional development over the years: she has a Masters Degree in Education and Level 2 Dyslexia, ADHD, Autism and PDA qualifications. She is currently working towards her Doctorate in Education.

Karen believes that a better understanding of SEND and complex needs can be achieved through information sharing and is committed to ensuring that quality education is available to all.

The strategies are not diagnostic tools, and you will not be able to gain a diagnosis from this session.

This session will take place via the Zoom virtual  platform, parents will be sent access codes/ links prior to the virtual sessions.

This course costs £40 for parents you will receive an invoice following confirmation of your place on the programme.

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