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SENDSpace provides the whole-school with a range of online training, resources and guidance to support personal and career development.

Our range of professional development opportunities are all available online and can be accessed anytime and anywhere.

Leaders, SENCos and practitioners can learn at their own pace and navigate their own personal training journey based on areas for development identified in the SENDSpace self-evaluation process.

Leaders
SENCos
Practitioners

Leaders Development

Professional Development Activities

SENDSpace provides leaders with a range of professional development opportunities including:

  • Online recorded training for your personal development
  • Staff training packs enabling you or your SENCo to deliver staff meetings on a range of topics
  • Guidance documents and top tips giving easy to read advice and strategies
  • Thought Leadership pieces to challenge and develop your practice
  • ‘Ask the Expert’ to answer your questions
  • SENDConnect to link with other professionals

Benefits

  • Identify your key strengths and areas for development in SEND and inclusion
  • Utilise the self-evaluation tools to develop a robust and accurate development plan for improvement
  • Evidence improvement over time
  • Gain valuable evidence for Ofsted and how you are meeting your statutory requirements
  • Be assured your staff have the support and training they need to develop and improve
Themes Include:
  • Effective use of Teaching Assistants
  • Dyslexia friendly approaches
  • Supporting pupils with Autism in the classroom
  • Working with parents and carers

SENCos Development

Professional Development Activities

SENDSpace provides SENCos with a range of professional development opportunities including:

  • Online recorded training for your personal development
  • Staff training packs enabling you to deliver staff meetings on a range of topics
  • SENCo specific resources to support you in your role
  • Guidance documents and top tips giving easy to read advice and strategies
  • Exemplars and templates to save you time
  • Ask the Expert to answer your questions
  • SENDConnect to link with other professionals

Benefits

  • One stop site for support, guidance and professional development
  • Self-evaluation tool to help you identify improvement priorities and evidence progress
  • The opportunity through SENDConnect to network and share good practice with peers across the country
  • Train the trainer packs so you can upskill practitioners across your setting
  • Access to SEND experts via ‘Ask the Expert’
Themes Include:
  • The role of the Early Years SENCo and key worker
  • Strategic planning for SENCos
  • SEND and Equality Statutory Duties for Schools and Settings
  • Reasonable adjustments

Practitioners Development

Professional Development Activities

SENDSpace provides teachers, teaching assistants and early years practitioners with a range of professional development opportunities including:

  • Online recorded training for your personal development
  • SENCO specific resources to support you in your role
  • Guidance documents and top tips giving easy to read advice and strategies
  • Exemplars and templates to save you time
  • ‘Ask the Expert’ to answer your questions
  • SENDConnect to link with other professionals

Benefits

  • Easy to use self-evaluation tool to help you identify your professional development needs
  • High-quality online training to support your professional development
  • Access to resources to support practice
  • The opportunity through SENDConnect to network and share good practice with your peers across the country
  • Evidence of professional development completed for your performance management
  • Access to SEND experts via ‘Ask the Expert’
Themes Include:
  • Strategies for supporting pupils with learning difficulties
  • Behaviour Management
  • Introduction to Social, Emotional and Mental Health
  • Identify and support pupils with speech and language needs in the Early Years