SEND Resources for professionals
This page contains links to useful documents and sources of information on a range of local, regional and national SEND matters.
For the latest training opportunities, have a look at the green drop down box entitled 'SEND Training'.
The latest training opportunities can be found on the calendars below:
- Training updates April to July V4
- May 2018 training updates V4
- June 2018 training updates V4
- July 2018 training updates V4
Booking request for Specialist Teaching Training Courses
To book on a specialist teacher training course, please use this form. Places on courses will be confirmed by Inclusion Services via email. If you have any queries please contact email@example.com
The send gateway is an online portal offering education professionals free, easy access to high quality information, resources and training for meeting the needs of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
Focus on SEND training for educational practitioners working across Early Years, Primary, Secondary and Post 16
Focus on SEND training is a free course aiming to help teachers and educational practitioners working across the 0 – 25 years age range to develop high quality practice in order to better meet the needs of their learners with SEND. It is based on the evidence of what constitutes good continuing professional development (CPD) and so takes a practice-led, enquiry-based and collaborative approach.
SEND In Peterborough Conference 19 February 2018
On 19 February 2018, the Peterborough SEND Conference brought together around 150 SEND stakeholders from across the Peterborough area to hear from local services and speakers. The keynote speaker was a professional advisor from the Department for Education. On this page are a series of resources from the event. Further details can also be found on the Conference blog.
Resources that can be found on this page relating to this conference are:
Handouts from Workshop B:
The SEND newsletters are termly publications packed full of news features, training events, and resources. They are aimed at those involved with supporting children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, and their families, across the education, health and social care services, and the voluntary/charity sector.
They are produced in partnership with the Inclusion Services of Peterborough City Council, the Peterborough SENCO Network, the Specialist Hub Network and Family Voice Peterborough.
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This section contains details on communication and materials published by the Government
Changes to appeals - Single route of redress trial
You can find more detailed information about this on our Assessment and Education, Health and Care plans page.
Guidance and toolkit with regard to the single route of redress (SENDIST)
Guidance on the single route of redress national trial, which begins on 3 April 2018, has now been published on GOV.UK The two year national trial extends the powers of the First-tier Tribunal (SEND) to make non-binding recommendations on the health and social care aspects of Education, Health and Care plans, in addition to the educational aspects.
High Needs Funding
The Government’s response to the schools and high needs national funding formulae consultations can be found within the publication section on the gov.uk website.
Primary assessment consultations, including the Rochford Review
The government’s response to the ‘Primary assessment in England’ public consultation can be found within the consultations section on the gov.uk website.
What to do if you have concerns about the safety of a child?
1. Speak to your line or team manager
2. If you have serious concerns that the child/young person is at risk of significant harm make a referral to social care
3. If you wish to seek advice about your concerns and the action to take, contact the duty officer in social care or the Local authority Designated Officer (LADO) for Safeguarding:
- Telephone: 01733 864038
- Email: LADO@peterborough.gov.uk
- Fax: 0870 2384083
4. Ensure that you seek appropriate support/supervision for yourself
5. Consult the documents listed below for further advice or visit the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Safeguarding Children Board.
'Ensuring equal access to public examinations for candidates with sensory impairment' was produced by the National Sensory Impairment Partnership. It is intended to help teachers of children and young people with hearing impairment (H), visual impairment (VI) and multi-sensory impairment (MSI) to understand the key principles underpinning reasonable adjustments for public examinations and the main access arrangements that may be appropriate for candidates with sensory impairment. It also includes examples of specialist reports written to support applications for access arrangements.
Cochlear Implants – FM Training Tool (downloadable resource tool) for Teachers of the Deaf and relevant professionals
Talking about terrorism: tips for parents and professionals
Children are exposed to news in many ways, and what they see can worry them.
- listen carefully to a child’s fears and worries
- offer reassurance and comfort
- avoid complicated and worrying explanations that could be frightening and confusing
- help them find advice and support to understand distressing events and feelings
- children can always contact Childline free and confidentially on the phone and online.
- More information can be found on the NSPCC website and by clicking on the pdf link below - Talking about terrorism: tips for parents and professionals
Useful resources on suicide prevention and the Prevention Concordat
This briefing provides links to useful resources, toolkits and websites relevant to suicide prevention and the Prevention Concordat.
The Assessment and Education, Health and Care plans page hosts a collection of resources, including related pages, useful documents and links to external websites