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Training round up for practitioners

Welcome to the practictioners training round up.  

Round up April and May training

 

To book training 

Autism Bedfordshire 

Email enquiries@autismbeds.org to book a place 


Speech and language service

Visit their page by clicking here


Early Help Workforce Development Offer 

FREE Training is available for professional’s supporting children, young people and families in Bedford, 

To view the training offer please click here

 

The Early Help Workforce development service will be moving to an Online-booking platform in the near future however in the short term, please to ensure that all bookings for training, wherever possible, are booked directly with EHTraining@bedford.gov.uk

Training will be delivered over a virtual platform. Links and password will be sent out prior to the training taking place. 

All courses offered are free of charge to those Professionals working within the Bedford Borough Locality. There is a £50 charge for professionals outside the BBC Locality or from the Private sector.

 

Please complete the below form and email to EHTraining@bedford.gov.uk . Confirmation will be sent within 10 days

 

Name:

Date of Birth:

Organisation and Job role:

Organisation Address:

Course applied for:

Date of Course:

Email address:

Contact Phone number:

 

Would you consider yourself to have a disability (Y/N)? if yes please state and specific alternations we may need to make:

 

 

Attendance at any training event is subject to this application process.

 

 

Non-attendance\cancellations without 48hrs prior notice will result in you/your organisation being charged a £50 fee.

 


 

 

Date/Time

 

Course

 

Thursday 18th April

7pm to 8pm

 

British Dyslexia Association Dyslexia Awareness For Early Years Foundations Stage (EYFS) Summer Term 2024

Explore dyslexia's impact on education in our upcoming webinar, led by Amanda Hornby. Delve into positive dyslexia to transform mindsets and foster inclusivity.

Understand the brain and key dyslexia indicators in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), empowering educators and stakeholders with early intervention insights.

Don't miss this chance for actionable insights. Secure your spot in our transformative webinar dedicated to positive change in education

 

 

 

Tuesday 23rd April

7pm - 8pm

British Dyslexia Association Dyslexia Awareness Helpline Q&A 

 

This webinar is aimed at all people with dyslexia as well as family and friends of dyslexic people who may have questions about dyslexia. This hour-long session will give you the opportunity to ask our brilliant Helpline team questions and receive answers in real-time. Questions could be about supporting dyslexia in the workplace, schoolwork, organisation and timekeeping techniques, advice for spelling and reading, tech recommendations and everything in between!

 

 

Wednesday 24th April

9:45am to 12:15pm

 

Contact

Come and hear thought-provoking and practical examples of co-production in the early years, how settings are developing good practice in working with families where trust has been difficult to achieve. We will hear from families and EY experts about how to involve parent carers in your settings and transition planning.

Attend this seminar to find out more about:

  • Working together with families in EY services and settings to improve outcomes for children with SEND.
  • Reaching families from under-represented and under-served communities, with perspectives from parents and practitioners.
  • How to hold difficult conversations between families and practitioners, to work together to manage complex challenges.
  • Building resilience for parents and staff and understanding what makes the most difference to families.
  • Examples and shared learning from recent EYSEND Partnership work.

This seminar is aimed at:

  • Early years practitioners, specialist support staff and local authority representatives
  • Parents and carers of children with SEN and Disabilities
  • Practitioners and parent carer forums wishing to improve access to services for families from under-represented and under-served communities including Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.
  • Anyone with an interest in improving outcomes for young children with SEN and Disabilities.

 

Friday 26th April

1pm to 3pm

 

Early Help Workforce Development

ONLINE Early Help Assessment Workshop

Please see the Early Help Workforce Development Offer section above for information on the course and how to book.

 

Friday 3rd of May

 

9.30am to 12:30pm

Early Help Workforce Development

ONLINE Making Sense of Autism

Please see the Early Help Workforce Development Offer section above for information on the course and how to book.

 

Tuesday 7th May

10am to 3pm

 

Early Help Workforce Development

ONLINE Solution Focussed Therapy Intermediate

Please see the Early Help Workforce Development Offer section above for information on the course and how to book.

 

Wednesday 8th May

9:30am to 12:30pm

Autism Bedfordshire

Autism & Behaviour for Practitioners

£50 per delegate

 8th May, 2024
 9:30 am-12:30 pm

 

A tier 2 workshop providing information about the underpinning causes of differing behaviours in autistic individuals of all ages and how they may best be supported.

To explore:

  • the differences autistic individuals may experience in regulating behaviours
  • how to adapt environments & practices to meet the needs of autistic children and adults
  • some possible ways to support during difficult situations

On booking you will receive a confirmation email and the week before the training you will be emailed the zoom link and handouts.

There will be a maximum of 15 delegates.

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Wednesday 8th May 2024
7:00pm - 8:00pm

British Dyslexia Association

Dyslexia Awareness For Primary-Aged Children Summer Term

In this webinar, we talk about the dyslexia journey for children in primary schools, including:

  • information on the signs of dyslexia in children in primary school
  • what educators can do to help in school
  • how parents can support at home
  • how the BDA can help and support you

 

Tuesday 14th May

9:30am to 12:30pm

Autism Bedfordshire

Autism in the Early Years for Practitioners

£50 per delegate

This Tier 2 course has been written for practitioners of any background but particularly for those working regularly with or supporting autistic children in an Early Years setting.

To explore:

  • Some of the ways young autistic children may experience the sensory world around them; how to interpret and support their possible responses
  • How early years children may communicate and interact, including autistic language development, play, and the value of visual support for communication
  • Practical approaches that all professionals can draw upon in their work with autistic children
  • When and who to ask for additional support

 

Wednesday and Thursday 15th, 16th, 22nd and 23rd May 9.30am to 12.30pm

Early Help Workforce Development

ONLINE Protective Behaviours Foundation course (4 Half days)

Please see the Early Help Workforce Development Offer section above for information on the course and how to book.

 

Thursday 16th May 2023 or Friday 17th of May

Child Development Centre Bedford MK42 7EB

One Percent Better” helping children 0-5 years old with SEND, their families and Early Years practitioners top up their joy, knowledge and experience through a range of activities and fun. Bookings open from 17th April.

16th May

9:30am to 12:30pm

 

 

Autism Bedfordshire

 

ONLINE Autism & Eating Disorders Cost £50 per delegate

A tier 2 workshop to understand the complicated relationship autistic individuals may have with food and eating, due to both sensory processing and thinking differences.

To explore

  • the impact of autism on the way autistic individuals experience food and eating
  • sensory processing differences and how these specifically relate to eating challenges
  • anxiety and its impact on autistic individuals (including demand avoidance)
  • some resources and strategies that may be helpful to support autistic individuals with eating challenges

On booking you will receive a confirmation email and the week before the training you will be emailed the zoom link and handouts.

 

Friday 17rd of May

9.30am to 4:30pm

Early Help Workforce Development

ONLINE Graded 2 Profile Training 

Please see the Early Help Workforce Development Offer section above for information on the course and how to book.

 

 

 

Tuesday 21st May 2024
7:00pm - 8:00pm

British Dyslexia Association

Dyslexia  Awareness For Secondary-Aged Students webinar is aimed at educators and parents or carers of students at Secondary school.

 

In this webinar, we talk about the dyslexia journey at secondary school including:

  • information about the signs of dyslexia in young adults
  • what educators can do at school
  • how parents can support their children at home
  • how the BDA can help and support you

 

Wednesday 22nd May

9:30 to 12:30

Autism & Using Social Stories for Practitioners

£50 per delegate

Autism & Using Social Stories for Practitioners

A practical tier 2 workshop providing the opportunity to learn and develop skills to communicate with autistic people of all ages more effectively, using social stories. Including the opportunity to compose a social story of your own.

To explore:

  • the differences we all experience in perspective taking and social understanding – due to different ways of thinking and processing information
  • the original theory behind the concept of social stories in addressing these differences and how they might still be useful
  • writing your own social story based on a situation of your own experience

 

 

Thursday 23rd May, 2024
 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Autism & Demand Avoidance for Practitioners

 

£50 per delegate

A tier 2 workshop to increase understanding of the demand avoidant presentation of autism, with advice on how to support those with this challenge.

To explore:

  • what is meant by ‘demand avoidance’ in relation to autism and the controversy over the ‘PDA’ diagnosis
  • the role of anxiety in creating demand avoidant behaviour
  • how to work collaboratively with children and young people to minimise demand avoidant behaviour

 

5 FREE online CPD units as part of government-funded SEND-training,

5 FREE TO ACCESS online CPD units as part of government-funded SEND-training, helping practitioners address common learning barriers. 

https://www.wholeschoolsend.org.uk/page/online-cpd-units

NEW SENCO Advice Line is a new phone line for SENCOs and other school professionals to call, to get advice about meeting the needs of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.