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Putting Inclusion at the Heart of School Transformation
Cost: £160 per participant (£130 for any further delegates from the same school)
Date: Friday, 20th January 2017, Gipsy Hill Federation Leadership Centre
Lead Facilitator: Amelie Thompson, Head of Inclusion, Advanced Skills Teacher, Gipsy Hill Federation
Inclusion is at the heart of everything we do at Gipsy Hill Federation. Our aim is to ensure that every child is fully included both academically and socially; that we meet the needs of all children so that every individual child makes accelerated progress and meets their full potential. This package will show you how to successfully put inclusion at the heart of school transformation.
It is designed for:
Teachers / SENCOs with responsibility for the co-ordination of SEND provision at their school to give them the opportunity to reflect on best practice in key areas of inclusion and create an action plan for improvements at their own school;
Teachers working in the classroom who would like to evaluate and improve their ability to work with pupils with most complex needs;
Senior leaders who have responsibility for whole-school inclusion who would like to observe, review and share practice and evaluate the provision currently in place at their school.
A typical programme includes:
0830 Registration, tea and coffee, meet and greet with facilitators and participants
- Introduction to approaches to Inclusion at Gipsy Hill Federation.
- Using questioning to create an inclusive classroom.
- Strategies to scaffold learning for all learners.
- Monitoring the progress of your most vulnerable learners and intervening effectively.
- Book Look: introduction to marking policy, coached book look at student work, strategies for supporting the progress of the most vulnerable children through marking and feedback.
- Question and Answer session, Evaluation and Feedback.
Options from a choice of five strands (see next page):
- Effective partnerships with the Family Services Team.
- Approaches to the development of Speech and Language.
- Approaches to the development of fine and gross motor skills.
- Promoting best practice for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder in mainstream schools.
- Approaches to promoting social, emotional and mental health and the integration of creative arts therapy across Gipsy Hill Federation.
1500 End of programme
We have found that the programme works particularly well when schools bring a pair or small groups of colleagues to the training to allow them to send delegates to different workshops in the afternoon.