Upcoming Courses

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Course Title: IPSEA – Level 1 SEND Law Training – All about the Law around Education Health and Care Plans. (EHCP’s)

Date: Sunday 25th February 2018

Time: Registration 9.30-10am. Course starts at 10am and finishes at 4pm

Venue: Kent Event Centre,  Kent County Showground, Detling, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3JF. Training is taking place in Bredhurst room in the Clive Emson Conference Building

Cost: Parent/carers £20, Professionals £50. Prices are per person

Refreshments and Lunch: Are included in the cost

Trainer: Maria Bloom from IPSEA

OVERVIEW & PURPOSE

Following on from the successful IPSEA Foundation SEND Law training course we ran in May 2016 we are delighted to now be running the Level 1 and 2 course. (Level 2 details can be found below as a separate course)

This one day introductory level course aims to provide an overview of the law relating to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (“SEN”). The course will provide information on the law, guidance, policy and practice but also aims to enable the participants to see how the law can be applied to support parents and young people with SEN.

Topics covered during the Level 1 training day include:

  1. The framework of SEN law and duties of local authorities, schools and colleges.
  2. EHC needs assessment
  3. EHC Plans
  4. Changing EHC plans
  5. Exclusion
  6. Transition from a statement to an EHC Plan
  7. What makes a good EHC plan
  8. Knowing how the law can help you get the provision your child needs
  9. Introduction to the Equality Act

The course relates to the law as it applies in England.

Parent/Carers and school based professionals are welcome to book.

You do not have to have attended any previous training.

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Don’t miss out – We are also running the follow on Level 2 course on the 29th April.


 

Course Title: IPSEA – Level 2 SEND Law Training – All about the Law around EHCP’s

Date: Sunday 29th April 2018

Time: Registration 9.30-10am. Course starts at 10am and finishes at 4pm

Venue: Kent Event Centre,  Kent County Showground, Detling, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3JF. Training is taking place in Bredhurst room in the Clive Emson Conference Building

Cost: Parent/Carers £20, Professionals £50. Prices are per person

Refreshments and Lunch: Are included in the cost

Trainer: Maria Bloom from IPSEA

OVERVIEW & PURPOSE

Following on from the IPSEA Level 1 SEND Law training day we are running the Level 2 Intermediate course.

The aim of the intermediate level course is to provide a more in-depth knowledge of certain areas of the law relating to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (“SEN Law”)

Topics covered during the Level 2 day include:

  1. Inclusion
  2. The duty to specify in an EHC plan
  3. Annual Reviews
  4. Transition from statements to an EHC plan – what is a good EHC plan?
  5. Mediation
  6. Introduction to Social Care Law
  7. Introduction to Health Care Law
  8. Personal Budgets and Direct Payments
  9. Home to School Transport
  10. Mental Capacity

The course relates to the law as it applies in England.

Parent/Carers and school based professionals are welcome to book.

Please Note: Due to this being an advanced course, it is a requirement to have attended either the IPSEA Level 1 Training day, the IPSEA Foundation course or similar EHCP training.

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Down Syndrome Training & Support Service Ltd

Course: Numicon Training – Covering Foundation and Advanced Level    

Children with Down syndrome often find understanding number more difficult than learning to read. Numicon is a visual approach to understanding the many concepts of numeracy, linking numbers, counting, order, addition, subtraction and eventually multiplication and division to a strong visual representation.

The morning will focus on  Foundation level Numicon and the afternoon will be focusing on advanced Numicon. The day will cover:

  • Basic addition, subtraction, counting and linking numbers using Numicon
  • Counting beyond 10- (counting in 10s, 5s, 2s, through teens)
  • Recognising and ordering numbers up to 1000
  • Adding up and taking away/multiplication/division/fractions
  • Introducing time
  • Introducing money

Who can attend this course: This course is for both professionals and Parent/Carers

Date: Monday 26th March 2018

Time: Registration 9am-9.30am. Course starts at 9.30am and finishes at 4pm

Venue:  Singleton Environmental Centre, Wesley School Road, Singleton, Ashford, Kent, TN23 5LW

Refreshments: Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided

Cost: Parent/Carers £10, Professionals £50. Prices are per person

Speaker: Wendy Uttley from the Down Syndrome Training and Support Services

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Course Title: Growing Up – A practical workshop to support young people with Down’s Syndrome

Date: Friday 11th  May 2018

Time: Registration 9am-9.30am. Course starts at 9.30am and finishes at 4pm

Venue: Ashford Chamber of Commerce, Ashford Business Point, Waterbrook Avenue, Sevington, Ashford, Kent, TN24 0LH

Cost: Parent/Carers £10, Professionals £40. Prices are per person

Refreshments and Lunch: Are included in the cost

Trainer: Julie Knight from Inclusively Down

OVERVIEW & PURPOSE

This hands-on workshop will support you to develop, manage and promote social and emotional skills and look at what we can do to further this for children and young people with Down syndrome. We will consider practical strategies and resources to give you experience of and confidence in doing this

During the course of the day we will explore:

  • What we mean by ‘social skills’ and ‘social development’? (e.g. relationships, play/leisure, independence & self-help and social behaviour)
  • How do we teach a social skill?
  • Practical activities we can do with our children and young people to support areas that cannot be avoided including:
    • Socially appropriate behaviour
    • Understanding relationships
    • Appropriate touch
    • Body changes
    • Stranger danger
    • Developing friendships
    • Independence in self- care routines
    • Developing responsibility and making decisions
    • The importance of privacy

At the end of the day you will feel more confident in supporting your child through the growing up process, have an awareness of practical resources and activities you can use to support your child through this process.

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Course Title: Support and Practice in Early Years and Primary Education for Parents/Carers and Professionals

Date: Wednesday 26th September 2018

Time: Registration 9am-9.30am. Course starts at 9.30am and finishes at 4pm

Venue: Kent Event Centre, Kent County Showground, Detling, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3JF. Training is taking place in Bredhurst room in the Clive Emson Conference Building

Cost: TBC

Refreshments and Lunch: Are included in the cost

Trainer: 

OVERVIEW & PURPOSE


Course Title: Support and Practice in Secondary Education for Parents/Carers and Professionals

Date: Thursday 27th September 2018

Time: Registration 9am-9.30am. Course starts at 10am and finishes at 4pm

Venue: Ashford Chamber of Commerce, Ashford Business Point, Waterbrook Avenue, Sevington, Ashford, Kent, TN24 0LH

Cost: TBC

Refreshments and Lunch: Are included in the cost

Trainer: 

OVERVIEW & PURPOSE