Part of the IHE A Whole Campus Approach series, this session will focus on developing an inclusive and supportive learning environment for students with disabilities and special educational needs. Featuring experts from the national Disabled Students Sector Leadership Group (DSSLG) and Children England, this session is a must-attend for practitioners and managers across higher education and pathways.
This full-day event will feature an interactive workshop to provide robust tools and techniques for working with students with different educational needs and provision for staff across providers. It will allow attendees to identify issues, limitations and best practice across their institution and provide practical solutions to challenges currently facing many practitioners and managers. Featuring a range of experts, sessions will also tackle essential questions in the policy landscape including growing challenges in mental health, assuring equality of opportunity and how to manage the government's shift away from individual learner support with the changes to Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA). A special session on developing "Inclusive Practice" will help providers look holistically across their organizations to support students.
Julie K. Wilkinson, Director of Brave the Rage and Vice Chair for Children England Regional Sub Group
Members from the Disabled Students Sector Leadership Group (DSSLG)
A representative from the Department for Education
Other sector experts in the field of approaches to students with disabilities (TBC)
The workshop will offer complementary resources including one-to-one action plans, handouts, case studies and best practice referral routes with signposting and support. With a sector focus on widening participation and developing metrics to monitor success for this group of students this training is designed to support independent providers to have the right tools, processes and practice to ensure the success of their students.
The session will include an interactive workshop featuring best practice case studies and resources alongside expert sessions which allow attendees to place practice into a broader context, locally and nationally. The event will also have dedicated time for networking, discussion and questions.
This session is suitable for:
All staff working in educational institutions
About the trainer:
Julie K Wilkinson is currently Vice Chair of Children England and has over 20 years’ experience working with young people, particularly in a Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) capacity. Julie has previously worked for Kidscape England, and regularly delivers training on inclusive environments and supporting students specifically to the independent education sector.
The Disabled Students Sector Support Group (DSSLG) was established by the then Department of Business, Innovation and Skills. It meets regularly and identifies key issues and best practice in the sector, which feature in its regular outputs. It has three sub-groups – A ‘Benefits’, group, a ‘Student Voice’ group and a ‘Reasonable Adjustments’ group.
Member admission £175, non-member admission £250, plus Eventbrite booking fee.
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