Our free expert webinar will be on Tuesday 27 November 2018, and will be delivered by Ms. Sam Garner.

Target audience

SENCos, Learning Support Staff, SLT, Teaching Assistants.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the session you should be able to:

  • Understand how support for SEND students is changing and why.
  • Audit current SEND provision.
  • Establish training requirements.
  • Construct SEND development plan.

Webinar Description

Traditionally the role of the SENCo/SEND Support has been to co-ordinate individual support, or support students individually themselves. This is changing, SEND is a whole-school responsibility and teachers are the first line of support and these changes are improving standards for all students. This means the role of the SENCo has to become more strategic in supporting staff and students. This webinar will look at what those strategic responsibilities are and advise on how to complete an audit of current provision to enable you to construct a development plan to move SEND forward in your setting.

Presenter Biography

A qualified mental health practitioner, Sam has worked as a SENCo and mental health specialist across a wide range of educational settings from primary to post 16, so, she understands life ‘at the coal face’ and the real challenges education faces daily. She passionately believes in the significant difference SEN and effective mental health support can make to the lives and wellbeing of our young people. She also believes that implementing a successful mental health strategy for students doesn’t have to be complicated or onerous. As a speaker, Sam is well-known for her ability to entertain through the insightful and humorous perspective she brings when relating her experiences in education. She has written a mental health programme that is used in schools nationally and internationally, and regularly writes for education magazines. Her next book will be published soon.