Developing teacher practices as a SENDCO
Gary’s training session looks at how SENDCOs can help develop, support and empower classroom teachers. The session shows how SENDCOs can develop the teachers in their school to meet the needs of the pupils in their class. Gary looks at the principles of effective professional development and applies them to the role of SENDCO.
This session is for SENDCOs; SEND Line Managers; Aspiring SENDCOs; Headteachers and other SLT colleagues.
Key takeaways from Gary’s training session
– To consider the barriers to effective classroom practice for pupils with SEND –
– To understand the principles of effective professional development –
– To consider what an effective PD programme for SEND would look like in your school –
Gary shares next steps after the training session
– Ensure you have a good understanding of the most urgent staff training needs within your school –
– Speak to the colleague who leads on professional development and/or teaching and learning –
– Pick the mechanisms that are going to help you to achieve the change you want to see in your school –
SENCOS loved Gary’s previous training session on ‘Having broad impact as a SENDCO’
“Useful advice to SENCOs regarding time management and use of school relationships to support the role.”
Irina Tobias, Secondary SENCO – Caxton College
“It was realistic and took account of the challenges of the SENco role. Full of practical strategies and a reminder about being strategic not reactionary.”
Ann White, SEND Manager – ASEND
“Great content and ideas to move forward on.”
Pauline Clayton, SENCO – St Edmund’s and St Thomas’ Catholic Primary School
“Thanks for a helpful and informative session.
I like the fact that you are speaking as one of us.”
Ann White, SEND Manager – ASEND
About the Creator
Gary Aubin / SEND Content Specialist
Gary Aubin is the SEND Content Specialist for the Educational Endowment Foundation and Director of SEND for a multi-academy trust, having worked as a SENDCO in mainstream primary and secondary schools. With a strong mindset of inclusion, his work as Director of SEND has supported schools out of Special Measures and towards Outstanding for their SEND provision.
Alongside SEND duties, he has written The Lone SENDCO: questions and answers for the busy SENDCO and writes the SENDMatters.co.uk blog. He tweets @SENDMattersUK. He is a contributing author to Great Expectations by David Bartram OBE and wrote the Understanding the SENDCO role course for Guide Education. A former pastoral leader and still a practising secondary teacher, Gary completed his Masters in Special and Inclusive Education at the UCL Institute of Education.
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