Precise Planning for Personalised Learning

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Sunningdale School has, for the last 10 years, used a semi-formal style creative curriculum model with no ‘taught’ lessons. Alongside this creative curriculum the school have developed a highly precise and impactful personalised planning system linked to the Code of Practice areas of Cognition and Learning, Communication and Interaction, Social, Emotional and Mental Health and Sensory and Physical Needs. The system is holistic in nature as the way it is used involves triangulation between classroom teaching, evidence and pupil attainment. It was described in 2018 by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate (HMI) as ‘Phenomenal’.

Sunningdale School’s personalised planning system is based on precision through simplicity. Its clear structure could be used to work with virtually any assessment framework, any evidence collection system and most standard, semi-formal or pre-formal curriculum models. In this seminar James Waller, the Deputy Head Teacher, will describe the model, its rationale when it was developed, how it works at a classroom level, It’s relevance to EHCP, how it is evidenced and the way in which it informs whole school attainment both generally and within the context of Sunningdale School. Delegates will also receive editable templates that they can adapt to use with their own curriculum, assessment and evidence systems.

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 with responsibility for, amongst other areas, assessment and curriculum at Sunningdale School, a repeatedly Outstanding provision in Sunderland for pupils with Severe, Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties.

James has previously worked alongside colleagues from the DfE and has been involved in work related to the recommendations of the Rochford Review. James additionally works as a visiting lecturer for Northumbria University with whom he has developed a bespoke Initial Teacher Training programme for those wishing to train as teachers in specialist settings. James has previously managed the Language and Learning Partnership Intervention Service and the Portage service on behalf of Sunderland Local Authority.

This seminar costs £40 – you will receive an invoice following confirmation of your place on the programme


thursday, april 30, 2020 - thursday, april 30, 2020


Sunningdale School

Shaftoe Road, Springwell, Sunderland, SR3 4HA


Sunningdale SenHub

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