Upcoming Training Events
Supervision in Schools Providing safe and protected space for reflective discussion. The aim of this supervision is to support the individual or group in their role. Schools can seek more information from their visiting EP about access to this via their current traded hours.
Pupil & School Support:
Toolkit Tracker training – The Toolkit Progress Tracker is an online tool built around the Birmingham SEN Language and Literacy and Mathematics Toolkits that enable schools to: track and analyse individual, group and whole school toolkit data to demonstrate and report progress for those pupils working below their year group expectations; to systematically access teaching and learning activities to support planning provision; to produce documents at the click of a button to report to SMT, Governors, Ofsted.
Training around the interpretation of Toolkit Progress Tracker data – to support the strategic provision management process training. Course attendees will develop an understanding of how to interpret their Toolkit Progress Tracker data to support a strategic provision management process.
Person-Centred Review (PCR) Facilitator Training (Thursday 16th/Friday 17th November 2023) – two-day course which provides professionals with a range of person-centred tools to develop pupil voice and parental engagement, and full training for facilitation of Person-Centred Reviews (PCRs). This course is for Education, Health and Social Care professionals, working with young people and their families, who wish to increase parental engagement and ensure the views of children and young people are gathered and used effectively. Click here to book your place: Person-Centred Review (PCR) Facilitator Training November 2023 – Access to Education (birmingham.gov.uk)
For more information please email PSSinfo@birmingham.gov.uk
Sensory Support and Physical Difficulties (SSPD)
Hearing Support Team course – ‘Deaf Awareness in Education’ (Online Module) – The Hearing Support Team are pleased to offer a short introductory course that is recommended to all staff who work with a child with hearing loss in school.
The course covers:
- an overview of how the ear works
- types and degrees of hearing loss
- types of personal hearing technology
- implications of hearing loss in education
- how radio aids help children with hearing losses
- strategies for the classroom
It can be accessed via the Local Offer:
Physical Difficulties courses – The Physical Difficulties Team are pleased to offer a range of courses to enable settings to ensure inclusivity for children and young people with physical difficulties:
- Including pupils with Cerebral Palsy in Secondary Schools
Monday 6th November 2023. 3.30pm-5.00pm
- Including pupils with Physical Difficulties in Early Years
Thursday 9th November 2023. 3.30pm-5.00pm
- Including pupils with Cerebral Palsy Diplegia in Primary Schools
Tuesday 14th November 2023. 3.30pm-5.00pm
- Inclusive PE consultation sessions via Teams.
Bespoke 20 mins slots booked by school with PDSS
These courses can currently be booked via this link:
Physical Difficulties Support Service – Access to Education (birmingham.gov.uk)
Communication & Autism Team:
The Communication and Autism Team are pleased to offer a range of Autism Education Trust courses designed to enable settings to improve inclusion for their autistic children and young people. All materials are co-produced with autistic young people, education staff, parents and the major UK autism charities. The attached fliers give further detail on the following training modules available – for further information please contact Wendy peel at Wendy.Peel@birmingham.gov.uk
AET Leadership, Inclusion and Structural Reasonable Adjustments – course for EYS and for school age
AET Good Autism Practice – courses for EYS settings, primary and secondary schools
AET Progression Framework
AET Schools Anxiety
AET Documents for Schools and Early Years