You are here

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 Further 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

15 September, Working with learners and staff presenting with General Anxiety Disorder (GAD) (webinar), CfE in SEND (people), 4:00 - 5:30pm. James Summerhayes will lead you through his experience of addressing GAD within your organisation and how in doing so, using CBT and DBT strategies he has managed to support learners to successful outcomes.  

15 September, SEND matters in Derby: beyond the SENCO (webinar series) CFE in SEND (curriculum), 4:00 - 4:45pm. We will discuss, explore and share the five parts of the Derby City Local Area SEND strategy: 1. How we work together as a local area; 2. Inclusive schools and settings; 3. Wider support for families; 4. Personalised pathways for a good life and; 5. Successful lives - preparing for adulthood.

16th September, Creating strategic intent in your curriculum, for Senior Leadership Teams, leaders and managers (webinar), CfE in SEND (curriculum), 3:30 - 4:30pm.  Review your curriculum provision in line with Ofsted's Education Inspection Framework, and ensure learners with SEND are at the heart of strategic intent. 

21st September, Effective inclusive employer support approaches, (webinar), CFE in SEND (community), 3:00 - 4:00pm. We will be exploring what good employment support looks like and effective incluive employer approaches.

23rd SeptemberSEND Curriculum Review - Do you want to develop personalised study programmes for learners with inclusion needs/SEND which support their aspirations? (webinar), CfE in SEND (curriculum), 4:00 - 4:45pm. Complete a Red/Amber/Green (RAG) rated review of the provision. Key strategic questions have been mapped to the intent, implementation and impact elements of the EIF. 

4 October, Monthly effective practice and share session in creating an inclusive curriculum specifically for communication support workers and those supporting Deaf learners and learners with hearing loss (online), CfE in SEND (curriculum), 4:10 - 4:40pm. This session has a specific focus and is being held for communication support workers and those supporting Deaf learners and learners with hearing loss.

5 OctoberSEND Curriculum Review - Do you want to develop personalised study programmes for learners with inclusion needs/SEND which support their aspirations? (webinar), CfE in SEND (curriculum), 4:00 - 4:45pm. We'll explore a key strategic areas during the session for example Self Assessment Reporting, developing strategic intent regarding curriculum offer or post-inspection action plans.

7 OctoberMonthly effective practice and share session in creating an inclusive curriculum (online), CfE in SEND (curriculum), 4:10 - 4:40pm. A monthly informal gathering of inclusionists to discuss moving forwards the inclusion agenda in FE.

8th October, Share and Shape - the SEND sector (online) CfE in SEND (community), 10:00- 11:00. In these sessions held monthly, we will look at emerging current themes, share effective approaches and ask ourselves 'how might we' to shape ideas together. 

13th October, SEND matters in Derby: beyond the SENCO (webinar series) CFE in SEND (curriculum), 4:00 - 4:45pm. We will discuss, explore and share the five parts of the Derby City Local Area SEND strategy.

19th October, Vocational profiling with learners: preparing learners for employment (webinar), CFE in SEND (community)3:00 - 4:00pm. We will explore what good vocational profiling looks like to prepare learners for adulthood and employment.

21st October, RARPA developing your SEND curriculum (webinar), 4:00 - 4:45pm. An introduction to RARPA, Recognising and Recording Progress and Achievement.

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 below listed by the headings used across the SEND Exhibition website.