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14/12/18

Retweeted From Aureus Primary

Thank you Voices of Aureus for singing at our official opening & teaching our choir the Aureus song 🎉 https://t.co/SDCLhowpAl

14/12/18

Retweeted From Cat McGill

I’m collecting ideas from families about what sort of songs you’d like me to write in my new project. Got lots of great ideas from practical stuff like routines, family set up, to lots of feelings based topics like being loveable and knowing you are unique. Any more?!

14/12/18

Retweeted From Jo Lawrence

Great work https://t.co/rgwjgQIU7B

14/12/18

Retweeted From Schools Week

Forget isolation rooms - pupils at can choose to sit under a weighted blanket in a dark room to calm down, told the conference last week https://t.co/4cV3iRVXRz

14/12/18

Retweeted From Play2Give

Fantastic donations received today from the families of . Thank you so much for supporting our campaign for a second year and donating so many fantastic gifts that will make so many children in hospital this Christmas smile and happy 🎁🎄 https://t.co/dfPvX00qZA

14/12/18

Hannah & Drew thank you for organising this community event. The PCA were fab too 🎄🎉🙌🏼

14/12/18

Retweeted From Hannah Godby

So proud of our school choir for performing this afternoon. Our very first Christmas ‘shindig!’ It’s got me in the mood for Christmas. https://t.co/eRwFtUBJQ9

14/12/18

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson FCCT FRSA

Happy Christmas 🎄 Jumper Day & Christmas Lunch Day to our family! One year on... same jumpers for some of us!! 🎅 Sorry we did not get more of you in team... https://t.co/CTqBHSlF20

14/12/18

A fantastic way to end the week Families of the choir and residents from a local retirement home came to enjoy our Christmas Choir Performance, eat cake and drink tea! https://t.co/FozntRYk47

14/12/18

Students (and staff!) looked great today in their festive knits Thanks to all those that donated to the wonderful charity. https://t.co/QSj5kVUdp3

14/12/18

Retweeted From TheOther16Hours

Pioneering! Education tailored for coping with 21st-century life.

14/12/18

Retweeted From Julie Hunter

It takes a fabulous team to make nurture part of where we nurture hearts and minds. https://t.co/NGAYelnJED

14/12/18

Staff would love to - children are currently nominating them for too!

14/12/18

We are looking forward to Christmas Jumper Day today and our Christmas Lunch 🎄 https://t.co/LQH7I1kiyZ

14/12/18

We track all referrals & analyse them each week. We have restorative conversations. The co-regulation & self-regulation calibrates many to be ready for learning after a short visit.

14/12/18

Retweeted From Schools Week

To avoid punishment, pupils at are encouraged to self-refer to the nurture room BEFORE they get into trouble, told the conference last week https://t.co/4cV3iREmsZ

13/12/18

Retweeted From OXSIT

Assessment without levels report. Only a minority of interviewees felt that their school’s assessment approach worked well for pupils with special educational needs (SEN). https://t.co/JGdg7EcbcH

13/12/18

Retweeted From GEMS Didcot Primary

Really kick start your Christmas festivities by going along to this lovely community event. It is open to anyone who lives or works here on Great Western Park https://t.co/QM7L3LQRtB

12/12/18

Retweeted From Liz Dawson

Wellbeing and mental health awareness weeks are great for raising extra awareness but every week needs to be mental health & wellbeing week. https://t.co/1b80gLEqBI

12/12/18

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson FCCT FRSA

Amjad 0.8 Laura 0.8 Hannah 0.8 Charlotte 0.6 Nicola 0.7 Kate 0.4 Flexi is part of the culture - all are leaders - plus we have Friday early finish.

Whole School SEND

Whole school send logoThe Whole School SEND Consortium is committed to improving outcomes for children and young people with SEND, through networking, collaboration and unlocking the answers that exist in the system. We find/ share best practice and research/ disseminate the solutions to remove the barriers our learners face.

Download the free SEND guide here: http://www.thesendreview.com/

Our Aims

The core aim of the Whole School SEND Consortium is to build the SEND Review Key Areas into a wider school-led school improvement agenda. Alongside work with Regional School Commissioners and the Teaching School Council the Consortium test how schools, either directly or through Multi-Academy Trusts and school networks, can use the Review to improve their provision for children and young people with SEND.

Our Steering Group

Hannah Wilson, our Headteacher, sits on the Whole School SEND Steering Group:
http://www.wholeschoolsend.com/steering-group

Our Priorities

  • Creating and testing a SEND Teachers programme aimed at classroom teachers and working to the principle that all teachers need to be able to effectively include and support progress for children with SEND
  • Approaches for schools on how to make effective use of Teaching Assistants to support children with SEND
  • Helping pupils with SEND through effective planning into adulthood

Our Objectives

Use the SEND Review - including within it an audit framework that builds on best practice in school improvement - as a frame that can:

  • Help schools and clusters of schools identify areas for development in support for children with SEND at a strategic level (at school and cluster level)
  • Raise the profile of SEND as a school improvement priority area
  • Organise existing resources (which have been a considerable investment in the system) in a way that helps schools access them
  • Provide the basis of school-to-school support and challenge - identifying and profiling schools that have excellent practice in supporting learners with SEND and building the capacity of these schools to support their peers.

Develop, test and take to scale approaches that:

  1. Motivate schools to use the SEND Review (and through this increase the status of support for learners with SEND both within schools and within the wider sector)
  2. Support school leaders to use the audit in an effective and efficient manner that includes challenge and support from peers
  3. Provide support and guidance that helps school leaders prioritise activities and implement recommendations guiding them to existing resources in the system for support
  4. Develop resources to meet already identified gaps in support; around supporting classroom teachers (SEND Teacher), deploying teaching assistants and planning into adulthood
  5. Identify other potential areas where resources may need to be developed e.g. helping schools analyse data
  6. Refine and develop current SEND resources to help leaders and teachers develop a whole school SEND approach
  7. Build models of school-to-school support and a school led system around SEND enabling the movement of SEND to the mainstream agenda

Our Impact

Evidence suggests that outcomes improve when SEND practice is embedded into a wider school improvement and school strategy, owned by school leaders, and when classroom teachers are equipped and able to support learners with SEND. The Whole School SEND Consortium's aim is that SEND practice is owned and implemented by the wider community to ensure better outcomes for children and young people with SEND across the system. Whilst much progress has been made, we are still some way from achieving this in all schools and we hope that the Whole School SEND Consortium will drive this forward.