Please see below the presentations and resources from speakers who delivered at the Primary SEND Professional Community on Thursday 9th March 2023:
Alison Betts, Whole School SEND
An update on the latest Whole School SEND developments.
View Alison's presentation here.
Frances Harding, Primary Teaching Manager/Coordinator, 1-2-1 Mentors
Intervention services and support programmes to meet the needs of vulnerable children and young people.
View Frances' presentation here.
Ben Westley, SENDCO, Wynstream Primary
Person Centred Planning to inform annual reviews.
View Ben's presentation here.
Jackie Ross, SEN Strategic Director, Education Leadership Team
Update on the 0-25 Team and their SEND Improvement Strategy.
View Jackie's presentation here.
Charlotte Kelman, PhD Researcher, University of Exeter
Tools for schools research study.
View Charlotte's presentation here.
Thursday 22nd June 2023, 8.45am - 12.30pm, Exeter Court Hotel
Book your space here.
Tuesday 25th April | 14:30 - 16:30 | Countess Wear Community School
Be part of a relevant, thought provoking community through which you will develop practical ideas to actively promote Equality, Diversity & Inclusion of marginalised groups through the education of staff and children in the south west.
Cost: Free to SWIFT member schools | £25 for other colleagues
2 Day Paediatric First Aid
Tuesday 16th & Wednesday 17th May | 09:30 - 16:00 | Countess Wear Community School
This qualification is designed for workers caring for children in the absence of their parents and meets Ofsted requirements for those working in Early Years settings. Currently the EYFS statutory framework requires at least one person who has a current paediatric First Aid certificate to be on the premises or outings at all times, when children are present.
This qualification is designed to provide essential paediatric lifesaving skills and paediatric incident management. Typical delivery methods are predominantly practical, and the course is assessed by continual observation of candidate performance.
Cost: £120 per person for SWIFT member schools | £180 per person for non-members.
Plus £25 per person certificate and awarding body fee.
Lego Therapy Workshop
Wednesday 26th April | 09:30 - 11:30 | Countess Wear Community School
This workshop aims to teach adult facilitators the benefits of Lego therapy as an intervention for children on the autistic spectrum. Whilst understanding the theory of Lego therapy, there will be the opportunity for delegates to take part in a session which illustrates how Lego therapy differs from merely playing with Lego.
It will look at the outcomes for many young people (i.e. developing social skills such as turn taking, social negotiations and collaborative play). The workshop will also demonstrate the roles of those involved (including adults) and explains how this can potentially improve the social opportunities for young people.
Cost: £45 for SWIFT member schools | £75 for other colleagues
Thursday 9th March | 08:45 - 12:00 | Exeter Court Hotel
These termly sessions are open to SENDCos, Behaviour Support Leads and Senior Leaders from all SWIFT member schools.
- Frances Harding, Primary Teaching Manager/Coordinator, 1-2-1 Mentors. Intervention services and support programmes to meet the needs of vulnerable children and young people.
- Ben Westley, SENDCO, Wynstream Primary. Person Centered Planning to inform annual reviews.
- Jackie Ross, SEN Strategic Director, Education Leadership Team. Update on the 0-25 Team and their SEND Improvement Strategy.
- Networking with colleagues.
Cost: FREE for SWIFT member schools | £25 for non-member schools