There have been many changes to education for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in the last few years. There is a very clear expectation that most pupils with SEND will be taught in a mainstream school, and that every teacher is a teacher of SEND. This can be rather daunting for some teachers, particularly early career teachers.
During teaching training, SEND training is only part of the process and teachers sometimes feel that extra training can be incredibly beneficial. This course will increase confidence and will also help:
Julie Barnett is Vice Principal at Melland High School (Outstanding special school) and an experienced SEND SLE for The Alliance for Learning. Julie is also strategic lead for Outreach for Melland as a Specialist Support High School for Central and East Manchester and across Bright futures Educational Trust.
George Roberts is an experienced teacher and curriculum leader at Melland High school. George is a valued member of the Melland outreach team and leads on curriculum development for learners who have severe learning difficulties. He has expertise in supporting pupils in special and mainstream settings who have a wide range of special educational needs and disabilities.
Julie and George support schools successfully through the SEND Diagnostic Review process supporting senior leaders, inclusion leads and SENCos in identifying areas of strength and development, building capacity and improving outcomes for pupils with SEND in mainstream schools.