SEND in the Mainstream Classroom

  • SEND in the Mainstream Classroom

About Inclusive Learning North:

Inclusive Learning North provides high quality support, training and consultancy to schools providing for 3-11year olds in the north of England.

Their Inclusion Forums are ever-growing, both in the number of schools taking part and the strength of voice it has to enable positive development in schools’ inclusive practice and the products and services provided to support them.

2019 saw the launch of the Inclusive Learning Online Portal and development of the New2SENCO course. In 2018, Zena presented at the Westminster SEND Briefing. She was Editor in Chief of
‘Inclusion in Focus’ until 2018. She advised the Department for Education (DfE) in the development of progress measurement of pupils on P-Scales.

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Zena Martin

Zena Martin is an Educational Consultant, and Director of Inclusive Learning North. She leads the Inclusion Forum for primary schools, seeking to bring to the Forum the best research, practice, resources and expertise in both SEND and wider aspects of inclusion, from around the UK and beyond.

Zena Martin is an Educational Consultant, and Director of Inclusive Learning North. She leads the Inclusion Forum for primary schools, seeking to bring to the Forum the best research, practice, resources and expertise in both SEND and wider aspects of inclusion, from around the UK and beyond.

Zena also works as an associate SENCO to primary schools. She is an associate lecturer with Edge Hill University and, previously, Manchester Metropolitan University. She reviews materials for the National SENCO Award, and tutors on the Postgraduate Certificate in Inclusion and SEN.

Zena has previously been involved in an EU project in Malta, training junior and kindergarten teachers in literacy and differentiation, and worked with an International School in Sweden. She has delivered training courses throughout the UK on a range of subjects in inclusion and SEND for primary and secondary delegates. Previously, Zena worked as a SENCO, Inclusion Manager and Deputy Head Teacher. During this time, she gained specialist teaching skills, in addition to the NPQH. Her primary school teaching experience was in Manchester, Rochdale and Salford.

Programme Overview

 

Topic
SEND in the Mainstream Classroom
Delivery Model A six-hour blended, programme, comprising of 4 hours of virtual F2F training and 2 hours of inter-sessional tasks and post-course application/reflection
Cost
  • AED 630 per delegate including VAT
  • Discounts available for group school bookings of five or more delegates
  • Deadline booking date:  Wednesday 12th May 2021

 

Dates & Times*
Face to Face Online sessions 6-hour programme breakdown
  • All F2F sessions will take place at 4 – 6pm via Zoom link
  • Session 1: Monday 24th May Gap activity week
  • Session 2: Monday 31st May
  • 4 hours online facilitation
  • 2-hours inter-sessional tasks and
    post-course application/reflection
Times are Dubai Time .

 

Programme Details:
Session 1: Understanding the definition and meaning of SEND
  • To clarify understanding of what special educational need is, and what it
    is not
  • To begin to understand some of the cognitive processes involved in
    learning, and what they might look like in practice
Gap task: Audit of SEND identification and provision:
  • Audit and reflection on identification of SEND needs in your classroom
  • Audit of provision in your classroom in relation to the principles of the
    Code of Practice
Session 2: SEND in practice
  • To understand a range of practical teaching and learning strategies that
    enable all learners to achieve in mainstream lessons
  • To appreciate some of the reasonable adjustments that might be made
    to enable access to the curriculum
  • To critically evaluate some of the components of an inclusive lesson,
    and the strategies that might be employed
Post-course application: Putting it into action!
  • Applying at least two of the strategies highlighted in the course and
    applying them in the classroom
  • Reflection on impact
Intended Outcomes
  • An introduction to including pupils with SEND in the mainstream primary
    classroom.
  • This course will examine what is required and expected of teachers in the Code of Practice, what causes some children to struggle with learning in the classroom, particularly those external barriers to learning that can present in the environment. We explore a range of practical teaching and learning strategies that can help teachers reduce and eliminate many of those barriers and start to appreciate when Quality First Teaching requires some reasonable adjustments. The message given is that inclusive classrooms don’t have to be difficult to create or hard to manage, that if you can facilitate successful progress in pupils with SEND, you are likely to be seeing good progress from the rest of your class, and that high expectations of pupils with SEND are the crucial underpinning of success.

 

Who ShouldAttend?

Primary and Secondary Class Teachers, new and experienced, plus training teachers.

 

Aims of this Course:
  • To clarify understanding of what special educational need is, and what it is not
  • To begin to understand some of the cognitive processes involved in learning, and what they might look like in practice
  • To understand a range of practical teaching and learning strategies that enable all learners to achieve in mainstream lessons
  • To appreciate some of the reasonable adjustments that might be made to enable access to the curriculum.
  • To critically evaluate some of the components of an inclusive lesson, and the strategies that might be employed
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Testimonials

“Cannot put a value on this…. brilliant professional development”

 

“I have learnt lots to take back to try at school and disseminate to staff”

 

“Lots of great ideas which can be implemented in the classroom immediately.”

 

“The broad range of fantastic suggestions as to how practical resources can be used. An excellent session full of relevant ideas and suggestions. Very enjoyable!”

 

“Interesting, interactive and drawn from examples or real life.”