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Service Manager - Corporate Procurement
Working with SEND - Training Days
Working with SEND Training day
The Special Education Needs Support Service (SENSS) are offering 1 free place to each school. Information can be found about the training day on our SENSS service page. Log in to book your place now.
The course aims to support practitioners in understanding children and young people with communication interaction and social, emotional mental health needs. It will explore the barriers experienced by the children and young people and their families and how the setting can become a more inclusive environment.
The training will cover documentation/evidence based practice that reflects the SEND Code of Practice, and can be adapted by schools. There will also be an overview of the Council’s support services that schools can access.
Identify common barriers to learning for children and young people with SEND
Recognise how a strategic and organised approach will support children with communication interaction and social and emotional mental health needs
Explore strategies and ideas to support your school to be an inclusive environment
Recognise the benefits of working closely with parents and carers and involving them in the assess, plan, do, review cycle
Increase awareness of the Council’s support services
Increase knowledge of the SEND code of Practice and the use of key documentation/evidence based practice.
Education - Teachers and support staff
working directly with pupils
Education – Managers
13 November 2019 - 09:30 to 15:30 Town Hall, Wakefield - http://tradedservices.wakefield.gov.uk/T98636
05 March 2020 – 09:30 to 15:30 Town Hall, Wakefield - http://tradedservices.wakefield.gov.uk/T98638
The Wakefield Early Help website has arrived
After months of hard work the new Wakefield Early Help website, aimed at providing families with an easier way to help themselves find early help across the Wakefield District, has now launched!
Early help comes in many forms. But it’s always better to identify the needs of children, young people and their families as soon as possible and take swift action to address those needs, so that we can stop problems developing, getting worse or becoming entrenched.
So whether it’s a parent, family member, young person, or even a professional looking for advice, the Wakefield Early Help website will help to provide information and guidance, as well as a directory of services for local support, in order to help children and families thrive and resolve problems at the earliest chance.
There’s also practical information on our district’s Children First Hubs and Children’s Centres, including locations, opening times and helpful photos, all right at your fingertips.
To find out more information visit http://earlyhelp.wakefield.gov.uk/
School Strategy & Performance SLAs & CPD Programme 19-20
The School Strategy & Performance Service Level Agreements and the CPD Programme from Wakefield Council are now available on the Wakefield Traded Services website.
Please find attached the full CPD Programme and also a booklet detailing the School Improvement Professionals who work for the Local Authority.
Further courses will be added to the Traded Services website throughout the coming year.
HR Direct A-Z
HR Resources are now available on the Wakefield Traded Services website.
Schools subscribing to the HR SLA can access them by logging in to the website and clicking on the 'Resources' tab on the banner - then clicking on 'HR A-Z Index'.