Understanding Early Years Development and its Relevance to Supporting Effective Teaching for SEND Pupils

22nov9:00 AM4:00 PMEvent OverUnderstanding Early Years Development and its Relevance to Supporting Effective Teaching for SEND Pupils


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This full day workshop has been designed for teachers and other educational practitioners working in SEN-D contexts and for those teachers in mainstream education who are looking to develop provision to support children who are working below national curriculum levels.

Leslie Stevens, formerly the SEND Support and Intervention Officer for Sunderland LEA, and Claire Nicholson, the Head Teacher of Pennywell Children’s Centre, will explore how an understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage Guidance and SEND Code of Practice supports teachers and practitioners in assessing and observing pupils identified as having SEND needs.
We will examine how this understanding can be linked to observation and assessment for pupils of school age and support educational practitioners in implementing classroom strategies appropriate to the development stages of individual children.

You will also observe how this understanding is put into practise at Pennywell Early Years Centre to support children with SEND needs and participate in conversations about how to apply these strategies in your own school.

Pennywell Early Years Centre has continuously been judged as an ‘outstanding’ nursery school by Ofsted in all areas of provision:
‘children’s achievements are ‘outstanding’ as a result of highly effective teaching from skilled staff who provide an extremely stimulating learning environment…….this is a happy, welcoming nursery in which children thrive’. (November 2014)

By the end of the day you will understand how to identify:
• pupils’ needs through observation and assessment processes and how to link these to children’s SEND descriptions according to the SEND Code of Practise
• the teaching and learning needs of those pupils and the consequent environmental and staffing implications
• targets and next steps for these pupils and appropriate provision development

The day will organised in such a way as to allow those attending to:
• work together and share best practise
• discuss the learning and consider additional materials that may be available
• develop their knowledge of how to look at pitch and progression in planning teaching for pupils with SEND
• link theory and practice to develop key skills required for effective teaching and learning

This course costs £100 per participant (lunch is included). Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. An invoice will be issued following confirmation of your place on the programme.


friday, november 22, 2019 - friday, november 22, 2019


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