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This workshop is designed for individuals new to teaching pupils with Severe or Profound Learning Difficulties, undertaking Initial Teacher Training and NQT’s. The session will also be useful to mainstream
This workshop is designed for individuals new to teaching pupils with Severe or Profound Learning Difficulties, undertaking Initial Teacher Training and NQT’s. The session will also be useful to mainstream Teachers and SENCos wishing to better understand Specialist teaching and what is provided in provisions for pupils with Severe, Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties. The session involves an overview of pupils with Severe and Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties, typical features of Specialist SLD/ PMLD Schools and a breakdown of the strategies and disciplines that might be employed to work with this unique pupil group. The session will also include a tour of Sunningdale School’s ‘Outstanding’ specialist provision.
Workshop facilitator James Waller has worked with young people with learning difficulties for the last 16 years. He has spent his teaching career in both Primary and Secondary phases of education specifically working with children with Moderate, Severe, Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties and Autism. He is currently Deputy Head Teacher at Sunningdale School, an Outstanding provision in Sunderland for pupils with Severe, Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties.
James additionally works as a visiting lecturer for Northumbria University and a Specialist Leader of Education (SLE) for the Dales Teaching School Alliance in Northumberland. James was a contributing author of the popular Sage Press book, ‘Teaching Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities’. James has also previously managed the Language and Learning Partnership and the Portage service on behalf of Sunderland Local Authority.
This course costs £40 – you will receive an invoice following confirmation of your place on the programme.
Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment
friday, january 25, 2019 - friday, january 25, 2019
Shaftoe Road, Springwell, Sunderland, SR3 4HA
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