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SEND training events and courses

Training events and courses for professionals who work with children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Norfolk & Waveney NHS CCG workshops in North Walsham, King’s Lynn and Great Yarmouth aimed at clinical staff who are expected to provide health advice for children and young people undergoing an EHC needs assessment.

Book online with Eventbrite using the links below.

North Walsham - Tuesday 23 April, 1-4pm at Northfield House, Northfield Road, North Walsham NR28 0AS

King’s Lynn - Thursday 27 June, 9.30am-12.30pm at St James Clinic, Extons Road, King’s Lynn PE30 5PG

Great Yarmouth - Monday 23 September, 9.30am-12.30pm at Northgate Hospital, Northgate Street, Great Yarmouth NR30 1BU

Do you have a child or young person in school with type 1 diabetes and want to find out more about their condition?

The Jenny Lind Children’s Diabetes Team at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital offer monthly training sessions free of charge to provide an overview and to advise what to do in emergency situations.

Come and find out about carbohydrate counting and the effects of blood glucose control, and watch a practical demonstration of equipment used and insulin injections.

Dates and times:

Wednesdays, 3.30-5.30pm

5 June, 10 July, 11 and 18 September, 2 October, 13 November and 4 December 2019

Venue:  Bob Champion Research Building (opposite A&E), Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital, Colney Lane, Norwich NR4 7UY

Bookings and further details:  Email louisa.fear@nnuh.nhs.uk or lucy.findlay@nnuh.nhs.uk for more information or to book a place .

Following the review of provision for children with speech, language and communication needs in 2018 there will be a change to the referral process for Speech and Language Therapy from 2 September 2019.

From this date, referrals to East Coast Community Healthcare Children’s Speech and Language Therapy will require all settings to be able to evidence a speech and language screen and one cycle of intervention prior to referral.

To support settings to choose a recommended screening tool for their setting, and explore intervention tools, we will be hosting three marketplace events at the Professional Development Centre in Norwich:

  • Thursday 4 July
  • Thursday 12 September
  • Thursday 31 October

All sessions run 11am-5pm.

This is an opportunity for all early years and school practitioners to drop in any time to meet representatives from Elklan, ICAN, The Communication Trust and other organisations to find out more about their resources and help to choose screening and intervention packages for settings.  There will also be pop-up talks from some exhibitors to explain and demonstrate their tools (times to be confirmed).

Representatives from ECCH SLT will also be available to answer any questions about the changes to the referral process, and to offer support to settings in implementing this, as well as providing information about training and other resources available.

Please email ecch.speakeast@nhs.net with any questions you may have.

Supporting individuals with a learning disability

For all staff wanting to obtain an awareness of learning disabilities and how best to support individuals with varying degrees of learning disability

Thursday 4 July 10am-4pm

  • Understand the different definitions and 'labels' associated with individuals with individuals with a LD
  • Obtain an understanding of the prevalence and causes of LD
  • Gain an understanding of associated difficulties and how these may present
  • Learn to recognise and respond to potential support needs and requirements

 Understanding compliance and conducting audits and reviews to improve services

For all staff wanting to obtain an awareness of how to be compliant with CQC

Thursday 1 August, 10am-4pm

  • Find out about regulations and explore ways to continually identify and respond to areas in need of improvement
  • Understand the different areas of compliance and common areas of non-compliance
  • Identify areas of strength and weakness within your own organisation
  • Produce and complete reviews, audits and action plans

Understanding epilepsy workshop

For all staff working with individuals with epilepsy  

Thursday 5 September, 10am-4pm

  • Gain an understanding of different seizure types and how to recognise and respond to seizure antecedents
  • Understand how to support an individual experiencing a seizure
  • Learn how to observe and record seizures
  • Find out about different treatment options
  • Find out about the theory and practical knowledge of the administration of Buccal Midazolam

Venue: Ketteringham Hall, Church Road, Ketteringham, Wymondham NR18 9RS

Cost, bookings and further information:The cost for each session is £85 per person (3 for 2 offer available across all courses, cheapest place free). Please check www.disabilitytrainingcompliancy.co.uk for further details or telephone 01379 674365.

A pairing of two-hour workshops for anyone who provides support for those who use Signalong as part of their communication.

This session will consider how to sign nursery rhymes. You will explore the use of colours, numbers and movements within Signalong and learn how this links to activities.

Date and times:

  • Tuesday 27 August
    Session 1 - 10am-12pm
    Session 2 - 1pm-3pm

Venue:

221 St Leonards Road, Norwich NR1 4JN

Cost:

The cost is £25.00 per adult & child per session. To book please phone 01603 765405 or email trainingteam@thehamletcharity.org.uk.

Come and help shape the future of SEND in Norfolk mainstreams schools at this engagement event for headteachers and school leaders.

As part of the SEND Transformation Programme, Workstream 1 (headed by Stuart Mason, Head of Education Vulnerable Groups Achievement & Access Service) is focused on supporting and including children & young people with SEND in their local mainstream schools.

This workstream will review and revise finding arrangements, develop the workforce in schools through training and self-evaluation, and the improve the clarity of access to services for schools.

Choice of dates and times:

  • Monday 9 September - 9.30am-4.30pm
    College of West Anglia, Tennyson Avenue, King’s Lynn PE30 2QW
  • Wednesday 11 September - 9.30am-4.30pm
    Woodside Centre, Witard Road, Norwich NR7 9XD

Bookings and further information:

Please go to SLA Online or contact amanda.seeley@norfolk.gov.uk

A two-day course run by Break.

The Solihull Approach promotes emotional health and wellbeing in children and families. The model supports practitioners to work with children and families and supports parents and foster carers to understand their child.

Dates, time and venue:  Tuesdays 10 September and 24 September, 10am-4.30pm at Diamond House, Vulcan Road, Norwich NR6 6AH

Cost and bookings:  The cost is £75 person. Email training@break-charity.org to book your place or for further details.

A speech, language and communication course delivered by East Coast Community Healthcare.

Elklan's evidence based ‘Speech and Language Support for 3-5s’ is a highly successful externally accredited training course which equips staff to develop key communication skills in children proved to ensure later success in school.  This is the only accredited training in speech, language and communication that is aimed specifically at those working with 3-5s.  The course uses interactive teaching methods, practical activities, videos and group discussion to engage learners.

The course is delivered over 10 weeks (each session lasts two and half hours). You will complete a portfolio, adding to it each week – this will help to put into practice what you learn on the course.

Dates and times:  Wednesdays from 11 September to 20 November, 9.45am to 12.15pm

Venue:  Norman Centre, Bignold Road, Norwich NR3 2QZ

Booking and further information:  The cost is £390 (incl VAT) per delegate (includes ten x 2.5 hour training sessions, marking of portfolios, accreditation fee and the Language Builders book).

Further details and an application form can be accessed by visiting the ECCH website.. Please register your interest for this course by emailing ECCH.SALTtraining@nhs.net or phone 01493 808630.

In October 2018, Norfolk County Council introduced a new process for allocating SEND funding for children and young people with an EHC plan in mainstream schools and academies and those with high needs at SEN Support.

This workshop is designed for school SENCos and headteachers who need to complete high needs SEN Support funding application forms for 10 May funding round deadline.

It will cover:

  • What is high needs SEN support?
  • Individual needs of the child or young person
  • Mapping and costing provision against SEN notional budget
  • Application and moderation processes

By the end of the session participants will:

  • Understand the criteria for making an application for high needs pupils at SEN Support
  • Be fully informed about the processes including moderation
  • Use the guidance provided at training to complete an application form for funding

Choice of two dates and venues:

  • Tuesday 17 September, 4-6pm - Norwich Professional Development Centre, 144 Woodside Road, Norwich NR7 9QL
    Course ref SEND-019-T001

  • Wednesday 18 September, 4-6pm - College of West Anglia, Tennyson Avenue, King's Lynn PE30 2QW
    Course ref SEND-019-T002

Bookings and further information:

This course is free of charge to Norfolk schools but booking is required via SLA Online www.educatorsolutions.org.uk. Any queries please contact Amanda Seely amanda.seely@norfolk.gov.uk in the Education Vulnerable Groups Achievement & Access Service.

A speech, language and communication course delivered by East Coast Community Healthcare.

This course is designed for staff supporting children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) in primary schools and special units.  It equips them with innovative tools and methods to enhance children’s learning in the classroom and promotes quality first teaching.

The course is delivered over 10 weeks (each session lasts two and half hours). You will complete a portfolio, adding to it each week – this will help to put into practice what you learn on the course.

Dates and times:  Thursdays from 19 September to 28 November, 9.45am-12.15pm

Venue:  The River Rooms, Church Street, Coltishall NR12 7DW

Booking and further information:  The cost is £390 (incl VAT) per delegate (includes ten x 2.5 hour training sessions, marking of portfolios, accreditation fee and the Language Builders book).

Further details and an application form can be accessed by visiting the ECCH website.Please register your interest for this course by emailing ECCH.SALTtraining@nhs.net or phone 01493 808630

Are you a teaching assistant who works with a child or young person with a sensory loss?

This Virtual School for Sensory Support course run over five full days will consist of theory and practical activities to develop skills for working with children and young people across early years, schools, complex needs schools and colleges.

Accreditation at BTEC Advanced level requires course attendance on all five days and task based activities. It also requires a commitment to produce five assignments and study time outside of the study days.

Dates:

  • 20 September 2019 - Introduction to sensory impairment and special educational needs provision
  • 15 October 2019 - Understanding of hearing loss and personal amplification/understanding the impact of vision impairment
  • 25 November 2019 - Barriers to listening in the classroom/the role of supportive technology
  • 23 January 2020 - The impact of hearing impairment on the learning and development of young people/developing key skills for young people with visual impairments
  • 26 February 2020 - Managing the environment

Venue:  Professional Development Centre, 144 Woodside Road, Norwich NR7 9QL

Cost and booking:  £50 to cover registration, all materials, refreshments and lunch. Please go to s4s.norfolk.gov.uk for details of the course (ref: VSS-0919-T001) or contact Virtual School Sensory Support sensorysupport@norfolk.gov.uk or 01603 704040.

Three ten-week course modules run during term time for professionals, parents and carers.

Dates and times:

  • BSL Module 101 - Monday 23 September to Monday 2 December, 6.30-8.30pm
  • BSL Module 102 - Monday 6 January 7 to Monday 16 March, 6.30-8.30pm
  • BSL Module 103 - Monday 20 April to Monday 29 June, 6.30-8.30pm

Venue: Professional Development Centre, 144 Woodside Road, Norwich NR7 9QL

Cost and bookings: £260 for professionals, plus the cost of exams (£93 for the three exams, any retakes are extra). Limited places for a parent of a deaf child at a reduced rate of £80 are available. You must have a confirmed place before attending. Please contact Heather Riseborough: email heather.riseborough@norfolk.gov.uk or phone 01603 704040.

An accredited course delivered by East Coast Community Healthcare for those working with pupils who have social communication needs’ including autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

The course is suitable for staff working in mainstream, special schools and specialist units, empowering them to develop the communication skills of pupils who need help to use language within a social context.

It is delivered over 10 weeks (each session lasts two and half hours). You will complete a portfolio, adding to it each week; this will help to put into practice what you learn on the course.

Dates and times:  Wednesdays from 25 September to 11 December 9.45am-12.15pm

Venue:  Ayton House, 11 Ayton Road, Wymondham NR18 0QQ

Booking information:  Cost £390 (including VAT) per delegate (includes ten x 2.5 hour training sessions, marking of portfolios, accreditation fee and the Language Builders book). To book or for further information, please email ECCH.SALTtraining@nhs.net or telephone 01493 808630.

A free health & wellbeing a day of activities and workshops that is open to carers and service users of Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, and also for other community and third sector organisations to promote their services.

Date and time:

  • Wednesday 18 September - 10.30am-3.30pm

Venue:
Oxburgh Hall, Oxborough, King’s Lynn PE33 9PS

Further information:

Pease contact Katrina Squires on: 01553 609933 or email Katrina.Squires@nsft.nhs.uk

An event run by The Hamlet for parents and carers, professionals, or anyone working with children and young adults with a learning disability.

The purpose of this two-hour workshop is to understand and support the use of effective communication and to provide solutions and strategies for reinforcing positive behaviour, using practical activities and group discussions.

Chief areas of focus are:

  • Causes of challenging behaviour
  • Responses to challenging behaviour
  • Effects of environment
  • Sensory processing
  • Risk management

Date: Wednesday 25 September

Time: 6-8pm

Venue: 221 St Leonards Road, Norwich NR1 4JN

Cost and bookings: The cost is £20 per adult and child per session. To book please phone 01603 765405 or email trainingteam@thehamletcharity.org.uk.

A special course run by Educational Psychology & Specialist Support to support struggling readers using Sound Discovery® & Rapid Phonics®, as approved by the Department for Education.

This course is for SENCOs, teachers and teaching assistants in primary or secondary schools aiming to deliver a highly structured programme which supports pupils with literacy difficulties. Up to 20 places are available.

Date and time:

Friday 27 September, 1-4pm

Venue:

Norwich Professional Development Centre, 144 Woodside Rd, Norwich NR7 9QL

Cost:

£75 per delegate (10% discount for schools with EPSS contract or for 3 or more delegates booking together)

Further information:

Please contact Bridget Tinsey at EPSS on 01603 307553 or email cs.epss@norfolk.gov.uk.

Norfolk County Council is offering new training opportunities for personal assistants (PAs) seeking to improve and develop their skills.

The Council's Direct Payment Support Service now offers training for anyone currently working as a personal assistant carer, or who wants to work as one. It is provided through Norfolk County Council Adult Education and at the end of the course you'll have accredited qualifications.

This training is free if you earn less than £15,736 a year and have lived in the UK, EU or EEA for three years before the start of the course. You may also be eligible for funding if you don't meet these criteria but do support someone who has their care needs met through a direct payment.

The course covers the following subjects:

  • Safeguarding (children and adults)
  • Moving and handling
  • Positive handling
  • Health and safety
  • Lone working
  • Safe medicine management
  • Dealing with conflict
  • Epilepsy awareness
  • Infection control
  • Intervenor training (if necessary) for people with multi-sensory impairments

The training offered will be a combination of face-to-face study and online self-study learning, run on different dates at the following locations:

  • Norman Centre Bignold Road, Mile Cross, Norwich NR3 2QZ
    Monday 30 September - 12.30-3.30pm
  • Involve training rooms, Boat Quay 1B Tower Place, King's Lynn PE30 5DF
    Tuesday 1 October - 9.30am-12.30pm
  • Swaffham Community Centre, The Campingland, Swaffham PE37 7RB
    Thursday 3 October - 12.30-3.30pm

Booking:

To let the County Council know which sessions you would like to attend, please email information@norfolk.gov.uk

Three early years speech, language and communication courses for the autumn term organised by East Coast Community Healthcare.

Your interactions - Monday 7 October, 1-4pm

Gain a basic knowledge of language development, reflect on your own interaction style and discover how to be an effective talking partner.

Your setting - Monday 11 November, 9.30am-12.30pm

Learn what makes a communication friendly environment, discover how to use visual support effectively and explore practical ways to use your setting to enhance language development.

Speech sounds - Thursday 28 November, 1-4pm

Develop your knowledge and skills in supporting children within their setting with speech sound difficulties.

Venue:  Harford Community Centre, The Lastings, Hall Road, Norwich NR4 6ET

Booking and further information:  The cost is £28 (incl VAT) per delegate per event. (Special offer! Book on two of these sessions for £45 per delegate.) Further details and an application form can be accessed by visiting the East Coast Community Healthcare website. Please register your interest for the above course by emailing ECCH.SALTtraining@nhs.net or phone 01493 808630.

A speech, language and communication training event organised by East Coast Community Healthcare.

Talk Boost KS1 is a targeted intervention for 4-7 year old children with delayed language, including children in Reception classes. The programme is delivered in primary schools by classroom teachers and teaching assistants and provides a structured programme that boosts children’s progress in language and communication by an average of 9-18 months after a ten week intervention.

Talk Boost KS1 training is for teachers and teaching assistants, training in pairs. It is recommended that staff attend in teacher and teaching assistant training pairs, as this is the structure that the intervention is based around.

  • Develop the knowledge, confidence and skills to promote language development and deliver targeted support to children’s language development
  • Give children the skills to make a positive start at school and support their access to the curriculum in Key Stage 1
  • Boost a child’s communication skills by up to 18 months in just 10 weeks!

Date:  Wednesday 9 October

Time:  9.15am-2.30pm

Venue:  Harford Community Centre, The Lastings, Hall Road, Norwich NR4 6ET

Booking and further information:  The cost is £82 (incl VAT) per delegate. Further details and an application form can be accessed by visiting the ECCH website.

Please register your interest for the above course by emailing ECCH.SALTtraining@nhs.net or phone 01493 808630.

The following courses are offered by Educational Psychology & Specialist Support:

Venue:
Norwich Professional Development Centre, 144 Woodside Road, Norwich NR7 9QL

Bookings and further information:
You can book through the Services for Schools site. To keep updated about events, go to http://www.norfolkepss.org.uk/category/training/

This year, the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) has decided to make Suicide Prevention the main theme of World Mental Health Day.

While it is adults who exhibit suicidal behaviours, it should be made known that many children and young people also engage in this kind of behaviour. There are numerous complex factors that contribute to a suicide, but what is most important is that all of our actions must be geared toward prevention.

This free event will look at different aspects of suicide prevention, with contributions from schools, young people and other organisations. It will be an interactive day to explore what can be done to support suicide prevention activities.

It is for headteachers, senior school leaders, designated safeguarding staff, school mental health leads, pastoral staff, and other school staff interested in self-harm and suicide prevention.

Date:

Thursday 10 October - 9.15am-3.30pm

Venue:

Norwich Professional Development Centre, 144 Woodside Road, Norwich NR7 9QL

Bookings:

Please go http://s4s.norfolk.gov.uk/Event/93101 (code CIN-1019-T0010. This is a free course for schools, funded as a Norfolk & Waveney Suicide Prevention Activity. A maximum of two places can be booked per school before 3 October. A £20 administration fee applies for cancellations less than 7 days beforehand (or you can arrange for a colleague to take your place).

An accredited course run over five weeks by The Hamlet that is suitable for anyone providing support for those who use Signalong as part of their communication.

It aims to develop the skills that learners already have, to understand the communication process, and to develop the ability to communicate with those who have communication impairments.

Course objectives:

  • To discuss the early development of language, social interaction and communication
  • To consider how sign-supported communication supports children and adults with speech, language and communication needs
  • To practice using signing skills and signs to interact and communicate with others

Dates and times:

  • Thursday 10 October, 6-9pm
  • Thursday 17 October, 6-9pm
  • Thursday 24 October, 6-9pm
  • Thursday 31 October, 6-9pm
  • Thursday 7 November, 6-9pm

Venue: 221 St Leonards Road, Norwich NR1 4JN

Cost and bookings: The cost is £85 per person plus £19 for a Signalong book. To book please phone 01603 765405 or email trainingteam@thehamletcharity.org.uk.

The annual ASD Helping Hands conference with guest speakers – a day of learning and information sharing for parents, carers and professionals working or caring for someone with an autism spectrum condition.

Early bird tickets now on sale – only £20 until 30 June.

Date and time:  Wednesday 16 October, 9.30am-4pm

Venue:  John Innes Centre, Norwich Research Park, Colney Lane, Norwich NR4 7UH

Further information:  Visit www.asdhelpinghands.org.uk for more information.

A practical classroom approach led by a multi-professional team This two-day course aims to help support staff and teachers in mainstream pre-school, primary and high schools understand and develop strategies to meet the needs of children with Cerebral Palsy in their school or setting.

Participants will learn about Cerebral Palsy and the various ways it affects child development and daily functioning. A range of professionals will be involved representing:

  • Occupational therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Speech and language therapy
  • Access Through Technology team
  • Moving and Handling team
  • SENDCO
  • A parent’s experience

Day one is a very full day, involving contributions from a number of speakers. Day two a few weeks later allows participants time to consider matters related to their particular circumstances in the context of learning from day one. It is a more interactive day of hands-on workshops where you can discuss the needs of the particular children in your school or setting with health and education practitioners and try equipment, hardware and software. You will be able to participate in a selection of workshops on:

  • Speech and language therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Access through technology
  • Moving and handling

Dates, times and venues:

  • Day one
    Wednesday 16 October, 9am-4pm
    Best Western Oaklands Hotel, 89 Yarmouth Road, Norwich, NR7 0HH

  • Day two
    Wednesday 6 November, 9am-4pm
    The Clare School, South Park Avenue, Norwich, NR4 7AU

Cost and booking:

£60 for both days – lunch is included on day one, please bring lunch on day two. Please contact Annie Rangecroft (Paediatric Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist) annie.rangecroft@nnuh.nhs.uk on 01603 286333.


Hands-on training for professionals working with young people in Norfolk schools.

  • Dyslexia Awareness & Strategies
    How to support learners with difficulties in literacy
    Wednesday 16 October, 1-3.30pm
  • Dyscalculia Awareness & Strategies
    How to support learners with difficulties in numeracy
    Thursday 23 January, 1-3.30pm

Venue:

Great Yarmouth Charter Academy, Salisbury Road, Great Yarmouth NR30 4LS

Bookings and further information:

£50 per person (members can attend one session of their choice free). For more information or a course booking form please contact Cathy Partington c_partington@taverhamhigh.org or call: 01603 860505.

A workshop run by The Hamlet for anyone who works with, supports, or lives with people with learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders or difficult and challenging behaviour.

It aims to provide the knowledge and understanding to improve communication methods and understand and overcome barriers to communicating effectively with a person with learning disabilities.

This workshop will also help to consider the importance of effective communication, and to identify the impact of a lack of effective communication.

  • Understand why effective communication is important in the setting in which you work or live
  • Become able to identify ways to overcome barriers to communication
  • Look at different aids in communication
  • Consider how to meet the communication and language needs, wishes and preferences of individuals
  • Learn effective communication with a positive behaviour support network

Date and time: Wednesday 30 October, 5.30-7.30pm

Venue: 221 St Leonards Road, Norwich NR1 4JN

Cost and bookings: The cost is £20 per adult and child per session. To book please phone 01603 765405 or email trainingteam@thehamletcharity.org.uk.

Hands-on training for professionals working with young people in Norfolk schools.

  • Working Memory (all key stages)
    How to support working memory in the classroom
    Wednesday 30 October, 1.30-4pm
  • Multiplication Tables (KS2/3)
    Practical strategies and resources to develop conceptual understanding and retention of multiplication tables
    Wednesday 6 November, 1.30-4pm
  • Writing (KS2/3)
    Practical strategies and resources to support dyslexic learners with writing
    Tuesday 19 November, 1.30-4pm
  • Reading (KS1/2)
    Practical strategies and resources to support dyslexic learners with writing
    Wednesday 4 December, 1.30-4pm
  • Phonological Awareness (KS1/2)
    Practical strategies and resources to develop phonological awareness and phonic skills
    Tuesday 14 January, 1.30-4pm
  • Vocabulary Development (KS2/3)
    Practical strategies and resources to promote vocabulary development & retention for dyslexic learners
    Tuesday 28 January, 1.30-4pm
  • Maths Difficulties (KS2/3)
    Practical strategies and resources to support learners with difficulties in maths
    Thursday 13 February, 1.30-4pm
  • Higher Level Reading Skills (KS2/3)
    Practical strategies and resources to improve higher level reading skills
    Thursday 19 March, 1.30-4pm

Venue:
Taverham High School, Beech Avenue, Taverham, Norwich NR8 6PA

Bookings and further information:
£50 per person (members can attend one session of their choice free). For more information or a course booking form please contact Cathy Partington c_partington@taverhamhigh.org or call: 01603 860505.

 

A speech, language and communication training event organised by East Coast Community Healthcare.

Early Talk Boost is a targeted, evidence-based intervention for 3 to 4 year old children with delayed language, boosting their communication skills to help them catch up with their peers. The intervention is delivered three times per week during circle/story time by a trained early years practitioner to up to eight children over a nine week period.

This training will give participants the skills and knowledge to:

  • Understand the rationale behind Early Talk Boost
  • Identify appropriate children for the intervention programme
  • Measure their progress
  • Deliver the intervention successfully

Date:  Monday 4 November

Time:  9.15am to 2.30pm

Venue:  Harford Community Centre, The Lastings, Hall Road, Norwich NR4 6ET

Booking and further information:  The cost is £82 per delegate. Further details and an application form can be accessed by visiting the ECCH website. 

Please register your interest for the above course by emailing ECCH.SALTtraining@nhs.net or phone 01493 808630.

An opportunity for all school staff to become a Steps tutor in their setting to train and support colleagues in the Step On curriculum.

Investing in this three day course will equip you with the skills and knowledge of the Step On curriculum to train your colleagues, maintain their Step On certification and continually influence practice within your own context.

This course will be grounded in the Steps principles of developing therapeutic approaches to behaviour and will be delivered through a practical, interactive approach.  Participants are likely to be those who already have a therapeutic attitude to children and young people and an ability to train colleagues in the Step On knowledge and physical skills.

By the end of the course participants will:

  • Understand the theoretical principles that underpin the Step On curriculum
  • Have gained knowledge of how to apply a range of de-escalation strategies
  • Know how to use and demonstrate safe use of physical intervention
  • Be more confident in delivering the Step On curriculum in their own setting

Please note: Norfolk Steps service tutors are certificated to be a resource for the setting in which they work.  Service tutors are not certified to provide training or consultancy on a voluntary or paid basis outside of their school or setting.

To maintain certification delegates will be required to attend a one day refresher each year at an additional cost.

Two delegates per school is advisable. Delegates are required to have previously attended Step On training.

Dates and times:  Monday 4 to Wednesday 6 November (delegates need to attend all three days), 9am-4pm

Venue:  Professional Development Centre, 144 Woodside Road, Norwich NR7 9QL

Cost:  £510 per delegate. Course ref STEPS-1119-T002. For more information please contact Diane Leamon at diane.leamon@educatorsolutions.org.uk or call 01603 303340.

Autumn term schools forum to bring Special Educational Needs & Disabilities professionals together to learn, share and develop provision across Norfolk.

Each term Headteachers, SENCOs and SEND governors can meet with local authority advisors and specialists and form partnerships with other schools and academies.

By the end of this session participants will:

  • Be updated on local authority initiatives and directives
  • Have gained access to specialist advice and support
  • Have collaborated with the local authority to develop provision across the county
  • Have developed professional and supportive relationships

Dates and venues:

  • Tuesday 5 November
    Sheringham Woodfields School, Holt Road, Sheringham NR26 8ND
    (course ref SEND-1119-T003)
  • Thursday 7 November
    Ormiston Venture Academy, Oriel Avenue, Gorleston NR31 7JJ
    (course ref SEND-1119-T002)
  • Monday 11 November
    Easton College, Bawburgh Road, Easton, Norwich NR9 5DX
    (course ref SEND-1119-T001)

Bookings and further information:
Free to Norfolk schools (subsidised by Virtual School for SEND). Places can be booked via SLA Online www.educatorsolutions.org.uk. Any queries please contact Amanda Seely amanda.seely@norfolk.gov.uk.

 

A speech, language and communication training afternoon organised by East Coast Community Healthcare.

This training will be beneficial for teachers and teaching assistants working with children with language delays and disorders.

  • Understand the skills involved in speaking
  • Recognise different types of expressive language difficulties
  • Learn some key strategies and activities to support children in the classroom

Date:  Monday 11 November

Time:  1-4pm

Venue:  Harford Community Centre, The Lastings, Hall Road, Norwich NR4 6ET

Booking and further information:  The cost is £66 (incl VAT) per delegate. Further details and an application form can be accessed by visiting the ECCH website

Please register your interest for the above course by emailing ECCH.SALTtraining@nhs.net or phone 01493 808630.

Hands-on training for professionals working with young people in Norfolk schools.

  • Dyscalculia Awareness & Strategies
    How to support learners with difficulties in numeracy
    Wednesday 20 November, 1-3.45pm
  • Working Memory (all key stages)
    How to support working memory in the classroom
    Wednesday 22 April, 1-3.45pm

Venue:
King’s Oak Academy, Parkway, King’s Lynn PE30 4QJ

Bookings and further information:
£50 per person (members can attend one session of their choice free). For more information or a course booking form please contact Cathy Partington c_partington@taverhamhigh.org or call: 01603 860505.

A speech, language and communication training afternoon organised by East Coast Community Healthcare.

This training will be beneficial for teachers and teaching assistants working with children with speech delays and disorders.

  • Gain a basic knowledge of speech sound development
  • Identify when children are struggling to develop speech sounds as expected
  • Learn some key strategies and activities to support children’s speech sound development

Date:  Monday 25 November

Time:  9.30am-12.30pm

Venue: Harford Community Centre, The Lastings, Hall Road, Norwich NR4 6ET

Booking and further information:

The cost is £66 (incl VAT) per delegate. Further details and an application form can be accessed by visiting the ECCH website

Please register your interest for the above course by emailing ECCH.SALTtraining@nhs.net or phone 01493 808630.

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