Welcome to Linwood Training, Support & Advice
From September 2021, we will no longer be able to call ourselves Linwood Teaching School Alliance, due to changes in the structure of Teaching Schools. We will be partners of the local Teaching School Hub which is held by The Quay School. The Hub will co-ordinate provision in these areas; Initial Teacher Training, Early Career Framework, National Professional Qualifications, Appropriate Body and wider CPD. I am sure that Linwood will continue to play a strong part in future provision.
In preparation for this change, from the 19th April 2021 Linwood Teaching School Alliance will become Linwood Training, Support & Advice, reflecting the ways in which we link with our education community. We will still be able to offer Boost funded CPD to staff within BCP schools . We will keep you updated with future developments.
Evaluations: Continuing Professional and Leadership Development
We send out long term impact evaluations roughly 3 months after our training courses. This evidences the impact the training has on pupils and staff. Here are a selection of comments from the latest long term impact survey for courses attended in the Summer term:-
- Children on our SALT caseload are having regular interventions each week on Shape coding. We are extremely pleased with the impact it is having on the progress of these children.
- I found this training excellent and so informative. It really helped me to try to understand the position and feelings of the young people in our care and to never assume we know what is going on.
- It has allowed me to pass key information to staff and ensure that they are able to use social stories correctly.
- I feel much more confident to address any needs should we have a student in the future.
- As a result of the course I have higher behaviour and academic expectations of the child I teach with Down Syndrome.
- This new approach made total sense and I will certainly implement the strategies learnt within my practice.
- In school he has stopped absconding and understands why and when his safe space is useful for helping him.
- I have three children currently on the S&L register for Selective Mutism and another unofficial SM. This course has massively helped me this year in understanding those children and adapting my teaching to make them feel as comfortable as possible in my classroom.
- Since attending the Social Stories training I have been able to write some social stories regarding toileting and transition. This has really helped the children and staff involved. The children are now able to go into the toilets, by themselves. The child involved with the transition story is doing really well.
BOOST – Bournemouth Outreach Offer: SEND Together
Linwood School and Tregonwell Academy in partnership
As a service we provide Universal SEND support to schools (Primary and Secondary) and specific support for individual pupils at SEN Support & EHCP Level. We work in a solution-focused way, providing advice and guidance to help pupils achieve their potential.
SEN Leadership Network – dates for 2021-22 Please book via workforcedevelopment – No charge to attend
For all School and Academy Leaders of SEND
These termly networks provide an opportunity for SENCos and other senior leaders from mainstream and special schools and colleges with responsibilities for vulnerable learners to meet, share ideas and hear the latest local, regional and national information and statutory requirements. There will be a focus on provision and outcomes for learners with special educational needs, disabilities and other vulnerabilities.
Primary Maths network – Led by Claire Morse, Senior Lecturer, University of Winchester and Simon Lennon, Head Teacher, Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School
Primary English network – Led by Sandy Stockwell, Senior Lecturer , University of Winchester
Speech and Sound Production, Stammering, Primary School Talk, Secondary School Talk, Supporting Social Language Difficulties (Primary and Secondary workshops) and Selective Mutism available to book now – all delivered by the Paediatric Speech and Language Service.
“The Memory Lite Classroom”
Delivered by Neil Mackay from Action Dyslexia Ltd.
We are delighted to be hosting Neil Mackay, once again, to deliver this sessions which will provide delegates with solution focused approaches to address poor working memory, slow speed of processing, cognitive overload and mismatches between ability and achievement. Delivered virtually.
PECS – Level 1 Training
The evidence based Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is used to rapidly teach communication skills to those with limited functional speech. The PECS Protocol is successfully utilised in learning environments by hundreds of thousands of professionals worldwide.
PECS Level 1 Training is engaging and interactive. It begins by teaching spontaneous request, teaches additional communicative functions such as responding to questions and commenting. Learn to implement the six phases of PECS and attributes, utilising the Pyramid Approach to Education Approved PECS Protocol. Participants will leave the workshop with an understanding of how to implement the PECS Protocol in classrooms with learners who have complex communication and behavioural needs such as autism, and related disabilities.
School Direct – Train in Bournemouth to be a Primary Teacher
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Train to teach here! Applications for 2022 open now!
Details of our course can be found by clicking ; https://www.find-postgraduate-teacher-training.service.gov.uk/course/1X3/H411
School to School Support
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Autism Education Trust (AET) Training for Early Year, Schools and Post 16- Professional Development Opportunities for Staff
We can offer AET Training as a whole school, or at our central events. If you wish to arrange Making Sense of Autism (formerly Tier 1 ) whole staff training (90 minutes) or Good Autism Practice training (formerly tier 2) whole staff training (all day), at your school, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Comic Strip Conversations – delivered by Vanessa Clark, Freemantles School, Surrey and Social Stories training delivered by Dr Siobhan Timmins
Social Stories and Comic Strip Conversations were developed by Carol Gray as a method of unpicking social situations and helping young people to decipher the social world. We will look at the theory behind the strategy, how to use Comic Strips and how to imbed them into your classroom practice.
Maximising the Impact of Teaching Assistants
This half-day session is suitable for Senior and Middle Leaders and SENCOs. It will provide an overview of the MITA approach, the seven key areas for effective TA Deployment, and guidance for schools in how they can self-evaluate their practice. The session would give School Leaders an introduction to key themes, research and material from the MITA website and will compliment the Maximising the Practice of Teaching Assistants training.
Maximising the Practice of Teaching Assistants
Research indicates that quality feedback on learning and the development of metacognition skills can boost pupil attainment. This Improving pupil independence course provides TAs with the skills to scaffold learning and help pupils become confident, independent learners.
Based on the acclaimed book, The TA’s Guide to Effective Interaction, this course introduces TAs to the scaffolding framework, and provides practical strategies and reflective activities. The course is suitable for teaching assistants, learning support assistants and other classroom support staff who support learning in all settings and at all stages.
This MPTA programme includes a 1½ hour pre-recorded training for teachers, MPTA: What teachers need to know.
This 90 minute session provides teachers and leaders with essential information on how to plan for and deploy TAs in the classroom and ensure they can make full use of TAs’ new MPTA skills.
We are delighted to be working with the team at maximisingtas.co.uk
Removing Barriers workshops
We are pleased to facilitate the following workshops; The Dyslexia friendly classroom, Down Syndrome awareness, The 5 Point Scale, Sensory Differences, Supporting SEN students with Maths, Dyscalculia, Fine Motor Skills and Visual Perception.
Signalong – Foundation 3 day course
Attendance at all 3 full day sessions is essential.
Autism and Relationships
2 half day sessions delivered virtually by Senior Leaders at Linwood School. This course will explore the difficulties and challenges faced by young people when negotiating different types of relationships and the support that adults can give them.
Autism in Women and Girls
This Autism in Women & Girls training course has been specifically designed by Autism East Midlands in house training team and looks at raising the awareness of diagnosis of autism for women and girls. This course is suitable for anyone looking to enhance their knowledge and explore areas around diagnosis and support for women and girls. This session will be of particular interest to those who want to learn more about the issues surrounding the diagnosis of and support for women and girls who are on the autism spectrum. Participants will gain an awareness of the autism spectrum condition in women and girls. It will provide participants with key areas of knowledge and understanding whilst exploring important themes such as the diagnosis of women and girls, social skills
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