3 CPD presentations to help make your classroom more SEND friendly for just £25!
Classrooms should be a positive and supportive environment for ALL pupils, somewhere that enables every pupil to access learning and feel supported. Sometimes even the smallest of adjustments to accommodate learners with SEND can improve the learning experience of the whole class.
These training videos give tips and advice on how to engage learners in your classroom, looking at sensory strategies, mental health and wellbeing, and managing emotions.
Sensory strategies in the classroom
Joanna Grace, Sensory Engagement and Inclusion Specialist – The Sensory Projects
We’re all aware of a rise in sensory needs amongst our students. There’s also an increase in resources claiming to target these needs. What can we practically do to support those with sensory differences in our classrooms? Joanna explains sensory processing differences and disorders, explores their impact on wellbeing and shares her experience of useful resources.
Supporting mental health and wellbeing in your classroom
Lorraine Petersen OBE – Education Consultant
Wellbeing has never been more important, with 1 in 6 children and young people today having a diagnosable mental health problem. Lorraine outlines why supporting mental health and wellbeing in your classroom has become such an important issue within schools. The session aims to make teachers more aware of the mental health difficulties that their students may have and why they are increasing.
How to connect and communicate with your emotions
Ali Knowles, Therapist, Author and Creator of Ollie and his Super Powers – Subconquest
All behaviour serves a purpose and it’s not always about attention seeking. If you just try and change a child’s disruptive behaviour in a class without understanding what’s driving the emotion and its intention, you won’t get far. Alison explains how to help children make emotions manageable, empower them to overcome issues, and change classroom behaviour.
These training videos will help make your classroom more SEND friendly by looking at sensory strategies, mental health and wellbeing, and how to manage emotions to ensure the best outcomes for children with SEND.
Joanna Grace, author of several books on SEND, Trainer, TEDx Speaker and Doctoral Researcher, looks at sensory strategies in the classroom.
Her session will help you:
- Understand sensory processing differences and disorders and appreciate their impact on wellbeing.
- Get the most out of sensory resources, even using everyday classroom items to effectively meet sensory needs.
- Create an environment in your classroom that supports individuals’ sensory differences, enables learning and engagement for everyone – and is good for everybody’s mental health.
Joanna is a qualified teacher, who promotes the inclusion of children with additional needs in mainstream settings from the early years up to university.
Watch a preview of her presentation…
Education Consultant, Lorraine Petersen OBE looks at supporting mental health and wellbeing in your classroom
Her session covers:
- Understanding why mental health and wellbeing is such an important issue in schools.
- Key messages from the DfE Statutory Guidance on physical health and mental wellbeing.
- Mental health and wellbeing support strategies that teachers can use in their classrooms.
Lorraine’s presentation gives teachers strategies to use in the classroom and SLTs advice on how to develop a whole school response.
“Ali really hits the nail on the head with ways to allow children to talk about their emotions – and she does it in such an interesting and engaging way!”
Chris Wellard, SENCO, Napier Primary Academy
Ali’s session how to connect and communicate with your emotions helps:
-Explore how you can engage children in the conversation about what emotions are-
-Explain how emotions can be hiding behind a behaviour-
-Use simple techniques to make emotions manageable-
-Empower children to overcome issues themselves-
Watch a preview of Ali Knowles’ presentation…
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Teachers love the training videos from our Virtual SEND Conferences
“Lots of great information to consider and reflect on. Lots of detail – very helpful to look at things from a different perspective.”
Lorraine Chester – Sefton SEN Inclusion Service
“Very clearly presented. Lots of useful ideas to take back into school and discuss with the Headteacher.”
Anita Coleman, Assistant Head/Inclusion Lead – St Margaret’s CE Primary
“The information presented was really useful and the staff and I can implement a lot of key ideas quickly and easily.”
Jo Vizor, Head of Learning Support – The Elms School
“Excellent content delivered in a very convenient way and at a very reasonable price.”
Janet Bristow, SENCO – Perrymount Primary School
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These SEND friendly classroom training sessions were originally presented at one of our Virtual SEND Conferences. It’s a great way to get CPD covering a wide range of areas within SEND. Each conference includes 12 expert talks, with unlimited access online for your whole school for just £60. Schools can use the videos throughout the year as part of INSET day training.
You can still purchase access to all of our Virtual SEND Conferences and more in-depth training courses online.