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Transition Planning strategies for SEND pupils

Person centred strategies for successful transition of pupils at key stages


Inclusive Solutions UK Limited

Summary

Price
£1,500 inc VAT
Or £125.00/mo. for 12 months... Read more
Study method
Online with live classes
Duration
6 hours, Full-time
Qualification
No formal qualification
Additional info
  • Tutor is available to students

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Overview

One of the most frequent telephone queries we receive at Inclusive Solutions is from parents whose disabled son or daughter is about to make the transition from Primary to Secondary School. Typically there is a tale to be told of LA planning procedures that are too little and too late, and a severe lack of confidence from all parties that the transition will be successful. Little wonder that transfers from mainstream to special schools continue to peak at Year 7!

Description

One of the most frequent telephone queries we receive at Inclusive Solutions is from parents whose disabled son or daughter is about to make the transition from Primary to Secondary School. Typically there is a tale to be told of LA planning procedures that are too little and too late, and a severe lack of confidence from all parties that the transition will be successful. Little wonder that transfers from mainstream to special schools continue to peak at Year 7!

Because of this we have put together a different kind of support plan that aims to maximise the chances of Primary/Secondary transitions being successful. In essence our approach brings together a person centred planning tool called ‘MAPS’ and a ‘Circle of Friends’ recruited from within the Year 7 tutor group. The Circle of Friends forms the core of the MAPS session and are central in developing (with parents and staff) a Plan for embedding the focus child in the new school setting.

Community Circles bring together disabled and non disabled pupils in a network of mutual support.

Peer support is an approach to impacting on inclusion and transition in primary and secondary schools by actively involving other pupils.

Enjoy participating in a multi media workshop that will challenge, entertain and reach for your emotions. Watch young people doing their stuff!

Learning Objectives

  1. To be able to understand the values and wider context of peer support
  2. To be able to set up and run a peer counselling scheme to reduce bullying
  3. To understand and be able to maximise the power of the peer group in supporting relationships, achievement and behaviour change

Course Content

The course explores the questions :

  • How can we improve our transition arrangements?
  • Practically how do we go about involving pupils in this process?
  • Do you have any fresh ideas on transition processes?

Take a tour through this range of strategies for bringing about smooth transitions, meeting challenging emotional needs and to develop inclusion.

  • Circles of friends: peer support and inclusion. Pupils work to problem solve with and actively support the inclusion and behaviour change of one of their peers
  • Community Circles of Exchange and Mutual Support set up between disabled and non disabled group
  • Peer support, counselling and mediation: reduce bullying and address emotional needs as older pupils offer active listening support and interventions
  • Cross Age Mentoring: older pupils offer supportive mentoring to younger pupils in the same school or in feeder primary schools
  • MAPS and PATH as person centred planning for transitions

Who is this course for?

  • Primary and secondary teachers
  • Heads and Deputies
  • SENCOs
  • Learning Support and Guidance staff
  • Advanced Skills Teachers
  • Parents
  • Local Authority Support Services
  • Community Development workers
  • Early Years and School based Practitioners

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