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Community SEND Training

Welcome to our Community SEND Training 

Our SEND training is aimed at local schools, professionals and community groups, to help support our children and young people with SEND, delivered by specialist school staff members. For Spring term 2024 we have a offering a blend of webinars and face-to-face SEND training.

SENsitive classrooms webinar series - Spring term 2024

Our webinar series is aimed at reaching ECT's, school staff and local community professionals supporting children with SEND. Led by SEN specialist school practitioners, this series of webinars aims to give school staff and other professionals a better understanding of the children they work with and provide strategies to help and support in the classroom and beyond. They will use a blend of theory, personal experience and practical strategies with the opportunity to ask question

Upcoming Spring term webinars - register here

Please click on the upcoming webinars below to register:

For any queries please contact Rachel Kelleher, Communications, rkelleher@wkrs.co.uk

Face to Face training - Spring term 2024

New dates for March 2024 coming soon.. 

All training is free as part of our aim to develop positive working partnerships through sharing good practice to support our children and young people with SEND.

Register to attend by emailing communitytraining@wkrs.co.uk Contact: Rachel Kelleher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Early Careers Teachers (ECT's)

Date Topic The session will focus on:

Wed 31st Jan, 1-3pm

Refreshments provided

Emotional Regulation

 

  • What is Emotional Regulation?
  • Emotional Regulation and the effect of other developmental conditions
  • Supportive strategies for Emotional Regulation

Wed 7th Feb, 1-3pm

Refreshments provided

Challenging Behaviour

 

  • Explore an understanding of Challenging Behaviour
  • What is the meaning of Challenging Behaviour?
  • Supportive strategies

Wed 14th Feb, 1-3pm

Refreshments provided

Stress at Work

 

This session is aimed at supporting staff wellbeing

  • What is stress?
  • The effects of stress
  • How to manage stress

 

BITESIZE AUTISM

The aim of our BITESIZE sessions is to explore a topic across 3 sessions to gain a thorough insight and understanding and how to support pupils.

It is beneficial to join all 3 sessions.

Date Topic The session will focus on

Tues 6th Feb, 4-5.15pm

 

Autism Session 1

 

Insight into Autism - Part One

  • Autism presentations & Diagnostic Criteria
HALF TERM    

Tues 5th March, 4-5.15pm

 

Autism Session 2

 

Insight into Autism - Part Two

  • Theories of Autism (Beyond diagnostic criteria) including Theory of Mind

Tues 19th March, 4-5.15pm

 

Autism Session 3 

 

  • Strategies to support pupils with Autism
  • Discussion

 

More information about our Community training 

What is the aim of our Community training programme?

These training sessions are part of our commitment to support the best possible outcomes for children and young people with SEND. We aim to achieve this by working with the professional community and our families, through shared special educational needs knowledge and understanding and developing best practice. 

Our Community Training programme is organised by Mrs Sarah Wilkinson, Deputy Headteacher (Personal Development) & SENDCo. This year we hope to offer a blended approach to our external community SEND training of:

  • Face-to-face training with West Kirby School Clinical Psychologist, Dr Ze'ev Levita
  • SENsitive Classrooms Webinar Series
  • Bitesize online webinars

What can I expect from face-to-face training sessions?

  • The training is face-to-face at the school in small groups. We aim for them to be welcoming and confidential, so attendees have the opportunity to share information, ask questions and have discussions. 
  • They are face to face group training sessions for up to 14 people.
  • Within the short sessions we aim to provide an insight and understanding into the topic area and also some practical advice 
  • These are free of charge

What can I expect from the SENsitive Classroom series webinars?

Led by SEN specialist school practitioners, this series of webinars aims to give school staff and other professionals a better understanding of the children they work with and provide strategies to help and support in the classroom and beyond.

The webinars will use a blend of theory, personal experience and practical strategies, with the opportunity to ask questions. 

These are free of charge

Here's what local schools and community groups said about our training:

“The courses are invaluable as they have allowed me to cascade the information back to  colleagues.” 

“Personally, my practice has changed as a result of the training” 

“I appreciate the wide range of courses available”

“Thank you so much for such an amazing opportunity”

"Thank you, very thought provoking"

"Very informative, useful scenarios and interesting theories linked to Autism"

"Very helpful learning - thankyou"

"Thank you, extremely helpful"

"More please!"

"Our staff have used many aspects of the training to apply approaches to a number of our pupils. Thank you"

"Fantastic course and teacher :) "

West Kirby School and College, Meols Drive, West Kirby, Wirral, CH48 5DH

0151 632 3201