Over the last few months the Senior Leadership Team have sourced many online training courses which cover the following areas:
SEN Related Topics - Communication - Teaching & Learning - Healthcare Related - Wellbeing for you & your family
The course information and links have been included below and provide a variety of training opportunities. Simply click on the link and you will be taken to the course provider's website. Username and password information has been included where required.
SEN Related Topics
Learn about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), symptoms, latest research and treatment.
|Understanding Autism, ADHD & Aspergers
Challenge your own definitions and perceptions of autism and ADHD. Examine several key themes, to obtain skills to support diagnosed people
|Attachment in the early years
Attachment classifications and how they are assessed. The features of caregiving that influence attachment, and the significance of attachment for lifespan development.
|Good Practice in Autism Education
Autism is a highly varied condition and can be associated with exceptional academic ability through to intellectual disability.
|Emotions and Emotional Disorders||https://www.open.edu/openlearn/health-sports-psychology/health/emotions-and-emotional-disorders/content-section-0?active-tab=description-tab|
|Exploring Learning Disabilities: Supporting Belonging||https://www.open.edu/openlearn/health-sports-psychology/exploring-learning-disabilities-supporting-belonging/content-section-overview?active-tab=description-tab|
|Managing Behaviour for Learning
Transform your classroom with this CPD-certified course for teachers. Support learning by building trust and improving behaviour.
|Level 1 Training - Raising Awareness of Physical Disability
Help to understand the barriers or challenges that can be faced by children and young people with a physical disability and the steps that can be taken to overcome these.
*Please be aware you have to register on the website first before accessing the course, which can take up to 48 hours, you won’t have immediate access.
|Sensory Processing Difficulties
Clear, easy to follow slide show with voice over (1 hour)
30 sensory strategies (30 mins reading)
|Introduction to adverse childhood experiences Early Trauma||https://www.acesonlinelearning.com/?fbclid=IwAR0dib7tylOvD41epaKo5bv_Tl-A_WqQFzrIobODhm8Sc__gPOD4pAp05tA|
|Making sense of Mental Health Problems||https://www.open.edu/openlearn/health-sports-psychology/making-sense-mental-health-problems/content-section-0?active-tab=description-tab|
|An introduction to speech and language communication
How you can support the development of these skills on a day-to-day basis, how to spot children and young people who might be struggling to develop these important skills.
Please note, they are experiencing a surge in demand, which is causing the application to buffer. If your browers is timing out after sigining up, give it some time and try again later. Also use a PC/laptop and Chrome.
|Speech & Language
Speech Sound difficulties: Includes several short video clips to support understanding.
|Supporting children with language difficulties in the classroom||https://www.kentcht.nhs.uk/childrens-therapies-the-pod/speech-and-language-t herapy/school-aged-language/|
|Developmental language disorder (DLD)
(15 minute read)
Easy read facts plus short video clip simulating hearing loss (30mins)
Three really helpful video clips featuring young people (30 mins)
Teaching & Learning
|Focus on SEND
DfE funded: designed to support all teachers to reflect on their own practice in the context of collaborative learning, experiential learning and cognitive development, each one is in in 6 modules
|Children and Young People’s Participation||https://www.open.edu/openlearn/education-development/childhood-youth/children-and-young-peoples-participation/content-section-0?active-tab=description-tab|
|Introduction to Child Psychology||https://www.open.edu/openlearn/education-development/childhood-youth/introduction-child-psychology/content-section-0?active-tab=description-tab|
|Dyscalculia (& Numeracy Difficulties)||1. https://dynamomaths.co.uk/dyscalculia/|
|Dyslexia (& Literacy Difficulties)||http://redbridgeserc.org/resources/entry/bda-new-animation-describing-dyslexia|
|Exploring Young Children’s Learning||https://www.open.edu/openlearn/education/educational-technology-and-practice/educational-practice/exploring-childrens-learning/content-section-0?active-tab=description-tab|
|Scaffolding rather than differentiating
Mary Myatt Lab
|Supporting children's development
Introductory course for anyone who is interested in children’s development, especially support staff. You will be introduced to some core ideas surrounding development and learning, behaviour, special needs and disabilities.
|Exploring children's learning
Four theories of child development are explored. By the end of this course you will have a good understanding of each of the theories and will probably have begun to challenge your own assumptions about how your own children, or children you know, have developed over time.
|Inclusive education: Knowing what we mean
Look at differing perspectives on inclusion, in particular the way that medical and social models have influenced and shaped current thinking.
Think about barriers to inclusion and the difference between integration and inclusion.
|Learning to teach: mentoring and tutoring student teachers
Understand the differences between tutoring and mentoring in Initial Teacher Education (ITE), consider the similarities and differences between tutoring and mentoring pedagogy, develop a range of strategies for supporting beginner teachers
|Facilitating learning in practice
Explores the principles and best practices underpinning mentorship.
|Listening to young children: supporting transition
Explore ways of listening to children in order to support their experiences of changes or transitions.
Explore how listening to children as they go through such fundamental transitions can enable adults to personalise support, and ensure children can become confident, active participants in a new setting.
|Play, learning and the brain
Examines the area of brain-based learning, with a particular focus on the development of the young child's brain, and is of particular relevance to those who work with young children.
|Professional relationships with young people
Young people with few good-quality relationships in their lives often find that entering into informal relationships with adults who respect, accept, like and really listen to them is a new life experience.
This course explores different approaches in developing relationships and working practices which can inform work with young people.
|The role of play in children's learning
Examine the place play has in the curriculum, identify definitions of play and demonstrate an awareness of ideas about the value of play and adults' attitudes towards play.
A lot of useful learning resources on their website. You can work through a variety of topics in their Health Advice section.
Please be aware, when you first go on the website there are a couple of pop up boxes, one asking you to register and one asking you to donate.
You can close both by clicking on the ‘x’. There is no requirement to register or donate, to access the website.
|Asthma - Awareness course
4 short modules.
This is American, in case any of the inhalers look different
Short film about recognising as asthma attack
|Diabetes in Healthcare education tool
How to: Recognise the symptoms of diabetes; treat diabetes through lifestyle and medication; diabetes is monitored; recognise risk of complications; encourage self-management.
|Diabetes (Type 1) : Basic level course
Awareness of Type 1 Diabetes, signs and symptoms and how to support.
|Diabetes (Type 1) : Advanced level course
Focuses on best practice when monitoring glucose levels and how to administer insulin using various different devices.
|Epilepsy Awareness for Schools
Basic facts and figures about epilepsy. What to do if a pupil has a seizure at school. Some issues that affect children and young people with epilepsy
|Epilepsy for Teachers
Builds on the topics covered in Epilepsy Awareness for Schools.
Statutory guidance on supporting pupils with epilepsy in England. How to produce and use IHPs. How epilepsy can affect learning, behaviour and wellbeing. Safety at school and on trips.
Information for school staff including what to do in the event of a seizure
|Health & First Aid
Valuable awareness raising rather than formal training
All SEN and medical needs
|Wealth of resources and fact sheets about virtually every need imaginable
Special Education Resource Centre
Wellbeing for you & your family
|Brilliant Schools Wellbeing Subscription Pack
Generic log in for all staff
User name: firstname.lastname@example.org
This toolkit offers advice, support and information to help us navigate the world of financial support and choices
|Encouraging Healthy Contact
To support and inform parents; to aid them to help children and young people understand and manage the difﬁculties of contact after DSVA (Domestic and Sexual Violence and Abuse).
It aims to provide learners with information on COVID-19 and suggests best practice for businesses in the current climate
A self-care toolkit