All SENCOs new to role since 2009 must successfully complete the National Award for SEN Coordination within three years of coming into post. The Eastern Partnership has been delivering the National Award since January 2010 and has a strong track record of providing high quality, cutting edge training delivered by well respected, up-to-date and experienced trainers. Upwards of 2000 SENCOs have successfully gained their qualification with us and feedback from this year’s group tells us their experience is inspiring, supportive, thought provoking and practical.
Whether you are a SENCO who has completed the National Award for SEN Coordination and wish to progress your studies, or you are an experienced SENCO wishing to update or deepen your knowledge and skills, this course is suitable for you. It is particularly valuable for those who are carrying out the SENCO role in more than one school or guiding the work of other SENCOs within groups of schools.
The SENCOs as Leaders Award adds to the suite of training which includes the National Award for SEN Coordination and the Advanced SENCO Award and can lead to a Masters in Educational Leadership or a Masters in SEND and Inclusion. This programme is suitable for SENCOs who have successfully completed the National Award for SEN Coordination or have been in post prior to 2009.
This is an exciting and innovative course for teaching assistants and HLTAs who want to further their knowledge about working with pupils with special educational needs and develop coaching and mentoring skills to share good practice with colleagues. The programme is currently comprised of six full day face to face teaching sessions, and participants will receive supervision throughout the course with projects and portfolios. There will be an opportunity to access the course via a blended learning approach from Spring 2019.
aptGO is an Audit and Planning tool for working at Ofsted judgements Good and Outstanding. It is suitable for both primary and secondary mainstream schools, and there is also a version available for special schools or specialist provision. The purpose of the aptGO tool is to help you describe, evidence and improve your policy and practice for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities against the requirements in the current Ofsted inspection framework. We have specialist facilitators available to schools across the UK to help you use this innovative tool to prepare for or respond to inspection.
Coming soon – a new course to be announced! This training is relevant to all SENCOs who are working in a private or voluntary sector playgroup or day nursery, or work as a child-minder. There will be more information and an opportunity to register in the summer, ready for an autumn term start.
The dissertation is the final stage of the journey towards an MA in Educational Leadership or in SEND and Inclusion. The module will enable those who currently hold 120 Masters Level credits gained through the SEN Masters Suite programme to achieve a further 60 credits, resulting in the completion of an MA.
The Regional SEND Forum offers an exciting selection of the latest news, tools and resources to assist in the day-to-day practice of those working in SEND, as well as the latest big ideas across the sector. Users can also share their own good practice and take part in discussions with other practitioners in the Discussion Area.