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SEND Week of Action

Stockport SEND Week of Action

Participation for everybody!

During the 16th-20th November, we will be raising awareness of SEND through our Week of Action! Throughout this week, we will be doing as much as we can to raise awareness and have a discussion with families of children and young people with SEND to offer support. A full schedule of the week is below and this will be updated regularly as more people want to join in.

WHAT WILL YOU DO? If you do want to take part in the week, please email us at send-ip@Stockport.gov.uk

What will be going on?

  • a range of webinars and activities to learn about support and good practice;
  • launch of our SEND Strategy, Co-Production Charter & Outcomes Framework;
  • one of our SEND champions will be promoting SEND awareness at Stepping Hill hospital to staff and families with lanyards, badges and magnets;
  • one of our colleges will have a 5 minute assembly focus on SEND every day as well as setting up a buddy scheme for students with SEND;
  • another of our colleges will review their journey in preparing for adulthood and feedback on our Local Offer;
  • social media posts to share inspiring stories and facts!
  • videos sharing lived experiences.

Please get involved! SEND is everyone’s business!

Keep up with what's happening on social media using #OneStockport #SENDWeekOfAction and tag us in @SMBC_SEND.

Monday 16th November: Events Schedule

Our SEND Week of Action begins!

To kick off our week of action, we are launching our 2020-23 SEND Strategy. This Strategy sets out the main priorities for 2020 to 2023 for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) in Stockport. The Strategy is based on the voices of children, young people and their families and has co-production through working together at the heart of it.

View our SEND Strategy 2020-23 (PDF 7.2Mb)


The Stockport Local Fund is a new £1m fund to support great ideas that make a difference in our communities. It's investing in local activities and projects that help people to join together and make our neighbourhoods even better places to live in and to grow up and older in.

Applications for the Stockport Local Fund will be open on Monday 16th November and encourages people to make a difference in their community by encouraging schemes for the SEND community.

For more information click here


Time

Event

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09:00 - 10:30

Behavioural Approach to sleep

Lead by Joe Booker, this session is an introduction to sleep theory and suggestions for behavioural strategies that might be tried in the home.

This session is aimed at parents/carers of children with Autism

Join the FREE session via Zoom

Meeting ID: 973 5457 5294

Passcode: 821558

13.00 -14.00

Team Around the School for families with SEND and staff working with them

Delivered by our School Age Plus Workers, this Learning Circle will help you learn more about the Team Around the School model in Stockport Family and the role of the school-age plus workers in supporting this holistic, multidisciplinary, restorative way of working with our schools in Stockport, and the benefits this has for children, young people and families.

This event for everyone.

Book on for FREE on eventbrite

13:00 - 14:30

Makaton Signing for babies taster

The Online Taster Session provides an introduction to Makaton and how it can support language and communication development. Participants will have an opportunity to learn a selection of 25 signs and symbols from the Makaton core vocabulary, plus an additional selection which focus on Early Years settings. It is aimed at those interested in finding out more about Makaton and who may be considering attending further training workshops.

This event is for everyone.

Join the FREE session via Zoom

Meeting ID: 969 9359 0414

Passcode: 406463

16.00 -16.45

Enabling open and honest conversations between parents and schools

This session will explore proactive and practical ideas for enabling honest communications with families of children with SEND. The session will be delivered by Jacqui Terry from our Learning Support Service and Viv Worsley from Stockport's SENDIASS and will include input fro‚Äčm 2 Stockport SENCOs about the steps they have taken in their schools to work in co-production with parents and carers.

This event is for everyone.

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17.00 -19.00

Meet our Champions for SEND

Delivered by our friendly and passionate champions, hear about their working well together and the benefits this has for children, young people, families and professionals across our local area.

This event is for everyone.

Book on for FREE on eventbrite

Tuesday 17th November: Events Schedule

Today we're launching our new Co-Production Charter. Stockport’s Local Area Co-Production Charter was co-produced with families, children, young people and health, care and education colleagues. The Charter is about the way we will all work together to create a culture where we will all:

  • Be Open and Honest
  • Actively Listen
  • Value the Lived Experience
  • Do What Matters
  • Be Accountable and Responsive
  • Work Together
  • Be Respectful

View our Co-production Charter (PDF 0.5Mb)


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Event

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 09.45-11.00

Quality First Teaching, Graduated Approach & the Entitlement Framework

The session will explain what quality first teaching is and how high-quality teaching, differentiated for individual pupils, is the first step in responding to pupil needs.

The session will also cover how SEN support should arise from a four-part cycle (assess, plan, Do, review) known as the Graduated Approach.

Finally, the session will cover information on the Entitlement Framework and how this can support you in your role to ensure the best outcomes for our SEND children.

Let’s continue to work together to make SEND everyone’s business!

The session will be delivered by Fiona Batchelor (Workforce Development Manager) and Jacqui Terry (Advisory SEN Teacher)

This event is for members of staff who work with children / young people up to the age of 25 who are still in education.

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10.00-11.30 

SEND inclusion community group

Join our SEND inclusion community group meeting. New people join all the time

This group is for everyone to join!

To join, please email send-ip@stockport.gov.uk

14:30 - 15:30

Thinking about accessibility and inclusion - Molly Watt and Chris Bush

In this session, we introduce the group to the broad principles of accessibility and inclusive design.

This event is for everyone.

Book on for FREE on eventbrite

Join this FREE session via Zoom

Meeting ID: 845 8577 4887
Passcode: 189589

16.00-16.45

Working Well With Parents - Running a Person-Centred Review Meeting

Delivered by Jacqui Terry from our Learning Support Service and Viv Worsley from Stockport's SENDIASS.

This event is for professional working with Parents, carers and families.

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18:00 - 19:30

Autism Spectrum Conditions

An introduction to autism and the ‘4 areas of difference’.

This event is for everyone.

Join this FREE session via Zoom

Meeting ID: 933 4382 1621

Passcode: 071445

Wednesday 18th November: Events Schedule

Today we launch our updated Outcomes Framework, we have worked together with parents, carers, young people and workforce across the local area to co-produce a set of Outcomes that we all want to achieve for children and young people.

View our Outcomes Framework (PDF 1Mb)


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Event

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10:00 - 11:00

Support Early Communication Development

This workshop will look at strategies for supporting early communication development, particularly where the child is delayed in developing expressive language. We will look at a typical early communication development, using intensive interaction and the first introduction of signs and symbols.

This event is for everyone.

Join this FREE session via Zoom

Meeting ID: 921 6499 3226

Passcode: 976006

 11.30-12.30

Social Care input into Education Health and Care Plans

You will learn about what an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) is, our legal responsibilities in relation to EHCPs and what support is available when contributing to an EHCP.

Let’s continue to work together to make SEND everyone’s business

The session will be delivered by Fiona Batchelor (Workforce Development Manager) and Paul Harper (Parents and Carers Together Stockport).

This event is for professionals who work with children / young people up to the age of 25 who are still in education.

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13:30 - 14:30

School Attendance and children & young people SEND

Let’s continue to work together to make SEND everyone’s business!

The session will be co-delivered by Alison Luke (Education Welfare Officer SEND) and Emma Storer (Education Access and Welfare Lead).

This event is for professionals who work with children / young people up to the age of 25 who are still in education.

Book on for FREE on eventbrite

15:00 - 16:00

Support Early Communication Development

This workshop will look at strategies for supporting early communication development, particularly where the child is delayed in developing expressive language. We will look at a typical early communication development, using intensive interaction and the first introduction of signs and symbols.

This event is for everyone.

Join this FREE session via Zoom

Meeting ID: 939 6737 9592

Passcode: 976006

16.00-16.45

Working Well With Parents - Running a Year 9 Review Meeting - PfA

This session will explore the statutory requirements for what needs to be covered in an annual review and explore ways to meet these requirements in a person centred way. The session will be delivered by Jacqui Terry from our Learning Support Service and Viv Worsley from Stockport's SENDIASS and will also include input from 2 Stockport SENCOs about how they run person-centred reviews in their school. 

This event is for professionals.

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18:30 - 19:30

Inclusive Practise in the Early Years

For settings workforce: Hear from the early years improvement team about responsibilities, good inclusive practice, promoting inclusive practice across your setting and top ten tips examples 

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19:00 - 20:00

Sensory Processing Awareness

This training will aim to provide learners with a basic understanding of the 7 sensory systems and how they may contribute to difficulties in a person’s daily life.

This event is for everyone.

Join this FREE session via Zoom

Meeting ID: 949 2350 3736

Passcode: 384047

19.15-20.30

Give your views important aspects of SEND provision in Stockport

We would like to invite you as parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) to take part in an online focus group to share your views on some important aspects of SEND provision in Stockport as part of a public consultation.  The consultation comes after a six -month review was undertaken of the £32m pounds that Stockport spends on some of our SEND provision in the High Needs Funding block of the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG).  This funds top up funding for children and young people with  Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs), all places at our specialist schools, resourced units, Pupil Referral Units and external placements (including independent school places) and also funds some of our support services

The review was undertaken because we needed to:

  • Make sure that the money is spent to achieve the best outcomes for young people
  • Understand where the money is being spent and what we spend it on
  • Make sure we best meet needs with the funding available.

The focus group will be hosted by Stockport Council. If you are interested in sharing your views on the recommendations in the focus group, and you are available at this time, please email DSG@stockport.gov.uk with your full name, telephone number and your child’s name and school. We will then contact participants who express an interest.   You can also share your views through the online questionnaire here:   https://consultation.stockport.gov.uk/policy-performance-and-reform/dedicated-schools-grant-high-needs-funding-consult/  The consultation will close on Friday 4thof December 2020.

This event is for Parents/Carers of children and young people with SEND.

To book on for FREE please email DSG@stockport.gov.uk with your full name, phone number and your child's name and school.

All Day

The Autism information day

The Autism Information Day is a chance for you to find out more about Autism, living with Autism and how to support those on the Spectrum. With a wide selection of services and support providers on hand as well as talks from experts in their fields there is something for everyone!

You can access all this from our Virtual conference page on the ASD Helping Hands website on all your devices.  Our live talks will be held via Zoom conferencing and you can join these at the simple click of a button and the best bit, it is all completely free!

We hope to see you at our first Virtual Autism Information Day!

This event is for everyone

Join this FREE session via Zoom

Thursday 19th November: Events Schedule

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Event

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09:00 - 10:30

Behaviours of concern

An introduction to understanding and addressing the functions of behaviours of concern.

This event if for everyone.

Joint this FREE session via Zoom

Meeting ID: 912 4342 7990

Passcode: 770657

10.00

Working Well Together - Our Charter for Co-production

Working Well Together is also known as co-production.

'Co-production happens when all voices are actively listened to from the start of the planning process. This involves mutual respect for each other’s views, with an open and honest relationship that is transparent and continually evolving to achieve meaningful and positive outcomes.'

This event is for everyone.

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15:00 - 16:30

ASPIRE Complex Safeguarding

The ASPIRE Complex Safeguarding Service currently support a high proportion of young people with SEND needs and are committed to adapted our support to meet their needs. We would like to invite you to a workshop where we can provide an overview of the service and the support that we offer to young people and families. We will look at the Phoenix Assessment and how we address SEND throughout this, and also provide an overview of information and support that can be provided to agencies, as well as parents and carers

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17:00 - 18:00

Targeted intervention for students with literacy difficulties

This webinar will cover our approach to identifying students with literacy difficulties and providing targeted intervention to support specific needs. We will cover how we outline the specific nature of a student's literacy difficulties, how we track and measure impact, and the different interventions we use for different types of literacy need.

This event is for everyone.

To book onto this FREE event email Emma Warrington who will supply all participants with a Microsoft Teams link to the webinar

Friday 20th November: Events Schedule

Let’s get Quizzical!

Look out for our Quiz on SEND in Stockport, aiming to spread awareness of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in Stockport, test your knowledge and also feedback to us on what we can help raise more of an awareness of.

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 10.00-11.30

Working Well Together - Restorative Practice

“We do not learn from experience…we learn from reflecting on experience.” John Dewey.

Exploring ‘The Lived experience’ from a relational perspective.

What do we mean by ‘lived experience’?

What is it like?

How does it look?

What does it feel like?

Come and join me for a workshop where we will explore ‘lived experience’ through a relational/restorative lens. What does it means for us, as professionals and families, and more importantly, as humans, who are living and working together in Stockport.

 

Delivered by Sarah Baggaley, our Interim Head of Stockport Family Workforce Development and Restorative Lead

This event is for everyone.

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10:30 - 11:15

Baby massage

For parents and carers. This session talks about the benefits and setting up a routine for massage especially for children with sensory impairments because of the role that touch and routines play for these children.

This event is for parents and carers.

Join this FREE session via Zoom

Meeting ID: 970 28736540

Passcode: 643289

13.00-14.30

Introduction to the SEND Code of Practice: 0-25 years

The session will support practitioners in understanding their statutory duties under the special educational needs and disability reforms in the Children and Families Act 2014.

The session will also seek to focus on the principles underpinning the Code of Practice.

Let’s continue to work together to make SEND everyone’s business.

The session will be delivered by Fiona Batchelor (Workforce Development Manager) and Sherann Hillman MBE (PACTS)

This event is for professionals working with children and young people up to 25 who are still in eduction.

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15.00-16.00

What is the Stockport SEND Local Offer?

Tim Brandwood, Local Offer Coordinator, will be walking through Stockport's SEND Local Offer Website. This session will go through what the website is, what it includes and how to use the website. The end of the event will be a chance to deliver user feedback and ask questions.

This event has been postponed for a later date

This session is for everyone.

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