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Communities of Practice for managers and practitioners

The three Centres for Excellence (CfE) in SEND are each hosting Communities of Practice (CoPs) covering topics within their individual themes (People - Weston College, Curriculum - Derby College Group and Community - City College Norwich). These CoP are open to anyone working in Education and Skills with an interest in improving experiences for learners with an inclusion need (SEN). The focus of the CoPs is to share and identify effective practice and to work collaboratively as a community of professionals to address challenges.

Events

Please note these events are all held online unless stated within the description.

September

23rdShare and shape with our SEND community - Inform the expert group by shaping the content of the new online SEND modules. 14:30 - 16:00

26th, Information, advice and guidance and transition for SEND. 16:10 - 16:45

29th, Part One: Introduction to promoting positive behaviours. 16:00 - 16:45

30th, Supported employment sessions. Over Five sessions hear about CCN's effective supported employment model. Visit our site, and learn about effective approaches to support learners into employment. Through sharing of practices, resources, toolkits and discussion.

October

3rd, Supporting Deaf Learners and learners who experience hearing loss. 16:10 - 16:45

10th, Promoting positive behaviours for belonging in curriculum. 16:10 - 16:45

13thTechnology for all: Using the accessibility features of Microsoft packages in curriculum. 15:00 - 17:00

14th, Supported Employment Session 2: Supported employment follow-up site visit, 10:30 - 15:30 (please book Session 1 as well, 30th September)

November

3rd, An introduction to RARPA (Recognising and Recording Progress and Achievement. 16:00 - 16:45

7th, Technology for all (assistive technology). 16:10 - 16:45

11th, Supported Employment Session 3: Supported Employer engagement, breaking through barriers for successful placements, 14:00 - 16:00. Please note you can book this Supported Employment Session without attending the previous ones. 

25th, Share and shape with our SEND community - The SEND Reforms and the impact of the white paper. We will discuss our plans and responsibility.

December

1st, Information, advice and guidance: Supporting learners with SEND to find the right course in the right place at the right time. 16:00 - 16:45

2nd, Supported Employment Session 4: Preparing learners for employment through a supported framework, 14:00 - 16:00. Please note you can book this Supported Employment Session without attending the previous ones. 

5th, Information, advice and guidance and transition for SEND, 16:10 - 16:45

15th, Introduction to promoting positive behaviour in the curriculum - Part two: How to promote positive behaviour in the curriculum. 16:00-16:45

22nd, Technology for all: using the accessibility features of Microsoft packages in curriculum delivery for the benefit of all learners and employees. 16:00 - 16:45

January

12th, Introduction to promoting positive behaviour in the curriculum. 16:00 - 16:45

16th, Promoting positive behaviours for belonging in curriculum. 16:10 - 16:45

20th, Share and shape with our SEND community - Effective work with schools and preparing our learners from the earliest years for adulthood. Collaborative and influential working to improve what's in place for our learners.

23rd, Supporting Deaf Learners and learners who experience hearing loss. 16:10 - 16:45

26th, Technology for all - Accessibility features in MS Teams. 16:00 - 16:45

27th, Session 5: Transition to employment, 14:00 - 16:00. Please note you can book this Supported Employment Session without attending the previous ones. 

February

6th, Technology for all (assistive technology). 16:10 - 16:45

9th, An introduction to RARPA (Recognising and Recording Progress and Achievement). 16:00 - 16:45

24th, Pathways to adulthood and independence for our learners with SEND. 14:00 - 16:00

March

6th, Information, advice and guidance and transition for SEND. 16:10 - 16:45

9th, Information, advice and guidance: Supporting learners with SEND to find the right course in the right place at the right time. IAG and transition. 16:00 - 16:45

23rd, Introduction to promoting positive behaviour in the curriculum - Part two: How to promote positive behaviour in curriculum. 16:00 - 16:45

24th, Making the most of learning support staff to deliver positive outcomes for our learners. 14:00 - 16:00

Resources

As part of our Community of Practice offer, we have produced a number of resources and delivered a number of free training sessions. The resources and recordings of webinars can be found on the Resources from the centres page under the headings used across the SEND Exhibition website.