Kerry Payne works as an independent early years consultant with a specialism in special educational needs and well-being. She has worked in numerous roles, beginning as an early years teacher and moving into training and advisory for the past 7 years. As part of her previous local authority role, she lead on a strategic project to develop an accountability framework for END/Inclusion which included designing a broad range of SEND based training, consultancy visits, networks, and on-going support. The goal of this project was to empower and upskill key people, managers, SENCO’s and teachers in SEND/Inclusion. She is also currently working towards my MSc in Applied Psychology and will begin a PhD in 2020. She lectures for a London university and work with a number of educational organisations to plan and deliver early years training and projects. Her passion has always been inclusion and breaking down deficit attitudes about special educational needs and disability with practical and sustainable approaches.
We are delighted to have Kerry visit Gateshead to speak to our practitioners in the early years. Get important information regarding our responsibilities to meet the needs of children with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) in the early years. Transforming the way we think about SEND, reflecting on the importance of the work we already do to meaningfully include children everywhere.
The 0-25 SEND Code of Practice very clearly states that the effectiveness of SEN support is based on the strong foundations of high-quality universal teaching. There is also an emphasis that we must ALL play a role in improving the educational experiences of children with SEND. However, this can be challenging in an early years workforce for a number of reasons. We will introduce you to the core principles of the code of practice in a fun, interactive and thought-provoking way. Providing practical and realistic ideas for high-quality inclusion.
1. To introduce the core principles of the 0-25 SEND Code of Practice (2015) and to consider what this looks like in practice 2. To define high-quality universal provision and teaching as a foundation for effective SEN support 3. To identify the stages of high-quality universal teaching with practical examples and demonstrations 4. To introduce the four broad areas of SEND 5. To introduce the graduated approach in line with the EYFS
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Schools and settings, all practitioners working in the early years and SENCos