Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Special Educational Needs (SEN)  

Course Summary

CPD/CE Points:  60 Mins

Assessment:  9

Pass Rate:  80%

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Course Details

This online CPD training is designed for those that work with and/or support students with a specific SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) issue. 

The course, split into several areas, explores child development, the factors that affect this, developmental indicators of specific needs, along with a detailed summary of the latest, relevant legislation. 

A key aspect of the course is the importance of cooperating and communicating with other support agencies and how to make a specific referral of concern, leading to a detailed assessment of needs and the preparation of an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP). 

This is a useful CPD course for bringing teachers up to date with the latest SEND requirements, as well as giving those with less experience, a detailed overview of what is involved and how to provide the right level of support for the individuals that they support.

Most teachers and support staff understand that working with SEND pupils has its unique set of challenging. This CPD training is targeted at those that are committed to ensuring that every child, irrespective of the challenges that they face, is given the same level of support, encouragement, and commitment, so they can achieve what they are truly capable of. 

Course Aims

This free online CPD course aims to equip education professionals with the necessary and most up-to-date knowledge and skills to effectively support children in their care that have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).

Course Objectives

At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Identify factors that affect a child’s development and wellbeing
  • Understand why and when a child needs additional support and/or intervention
  • Learn how to refer to concerns regarding development through the appropriate channels
  • Understand the assessment process for children with additional needs and how to introduce and enforce the requirements and recommendations that it details
  • Identify the roles and responsibilities of other agencies and professionals that work with and support your setting
  • Understand the necessary legal obligations that schools have, and how to implement these requirements across your education community
  • Keep up to date with your SEND responsibilities
  • Learn about the barriers to learning and participation of children with disabilities in inclusive schools
  • Recognise that SEND is a broad area, but that there are some common approaches that can make a real difference.

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