Special Educational Needs
Neurodiversity and Education

Neurodiversity and Education

December 18, 2019

We sat down with Dr Tony Lloyd, CEO of the ADHD Foundation at our Regional Special Educational Needs Conference: Supporting Leaders in Education in Manchester. Here Tony gives a snapshot of his presentation on Neurodiversity. 

Why has Ofsted changed their framework and what does this mean to schools?

Why has Ofsted changed their framework and what does this mean to schools?

December 5, 2019

We sat down with Jeremy Bird, Director of HGA Learning to discuss what the new Ofsted framework means to schools.  

How to support positive behaviour

How to support positive behaviour

August 27, 2019

Elaine Capstick, Lead Practitioner (Safeguarding, Behaviour & Inclusion) and Richard Wilkins, Safeguarding, Behaviour and Inclusion Director discuss how to support positive behaviour. 

SECTIONS

2.00 - 12.43. We discuss why children and young people display challenging behaviours, the importance of understanding their behaviours and how Witherslack Group implement Positive Behaviour Support. 

12.45 - 48.36. Practical hints and tips to support children and young people displaying challenging behaviours. 

49.39 - 1:01:08. Practical hints and tips on how to support children and young people during term time. 

1:01:12 - 1:12.22. Practical hints and tips on how to support children and young people during half term/ summer.  

Using IT to inspire teaching and learning

Using IT to inspire teaching and learning

July 17, 2019

Ruth Smith, Class Teacher and Computing and New Technologies Lead and Rob Lynas, Deputy Head Teacher of Westmorland School in Chorley discuss the impact of ICT on teaching and learning. 

Understanding the EHCP process and how to obtain a plan

Understanding the EHCP process and how to obtain a plan

January 14, 2019

We sat down with Simone Mattinson, Local Area Partnership Manager for Witherslack Group to discuss the Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) including how to obtain a plan for your child, tribunal hints & tips, the annual review and transitions. 

 

Mental Health Awareness

Mental Health Awareness

August 24, 2018

Lucy Shooter, Mental Health Practitioner for Witherslack Group, presented 'Mental Health Awareness' at our 2018 North West SEN conference, held at our Pontville School.

Sleep: difficulties and solutions

Sleep: difficulties and solutions

August 9, 2018

Tracy Dickens, Director of Psychological Therapies at the ADHD Foundation presented 'Sleep: difficulties and solutions' at our 2018 North West SEN Conference, held at Pontville School. 

Communication strategies

Communication strategies

August 2, 2018

Naoimh Todd, Head of Applied Therapies and Michael Heyes, Assistant Psychologist presented ‘Communication strategies’ at our 2018 North West SEN Conference, at our Pontville School.

Lego Therapy

Lego Therapy

August 2, 2018

Laura Tate, Speech and Language Therapist for Witherslack Group presented Lego Therapy at our 2018 North West SEN Conference, held at Pontville School

 

Developing a student centred approach

Developing a student centred approach

August 2, 2018

Justine Sims, Head Teacher at our Pontville School, presented 'Developing a student centred approach' at our 2018 North West SEN Conference, held at the school.  

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