OUR ABILITY TO SUPPORT CHILDREN WITH ADDITIONAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS IS EVER IMPROVING.
RESPECT PROGRAMME OVERVIEW
Our ability to support children with additional educational needs is ever improving, thanks to new approaches, concepts and pivotally technology.
Using technology in schools and colleges give students opportunities to be successful, encourage independence and promote self-directed learning. Students with additional learning needs gain all of these aspects, as well as positive learning experiences that can open up pathways to the curriculum, differentiation and accessible individualised learning. Technology can raise self-esteem, focus and motivation, which creates a positive learning environment for them to succeed.
The RESPECT Programme covers the main areas of Autism, Speech, Language and Communication difficulties, ADHD/EBD, Dyslexia and Dyscalculia. The training is focused around the child’s perspective, their strengths and challenges, strategies and how technology can help to support them inclusively in the classroom.
- EYFS/Foundation Phase, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5 mainstream teachers and teaching assistants.
- Special schools/Special Teaching Facilities/Learning Resource Centre staff
- SENCOs/Senior Leaders
During the workshops, you will:
- An overview of the strengths and challenges pupils face in the classroom.
- Discover how to mix technology with pedagogy to impact the social, emotional and academic lives of your students.
- Increase the understanding and skill levels of using key apps and software with an opportunities for ‘hands on’ exploration of the apps in your class.
- Develop use of video technology to gain greater insight into technique and form.
- Explore how digital competences aligned with literacy, numeracy and ALN can be applied across the curriculum.
- Develop a more inclusive classroom.
There are a range of units available that are tailored to your school, needs and age range, all of them focus on inclusive learning within the classroom. :
- ADHD – Areas of challenges and behaviours. What ADHD looks like in the classroom and strategies. How technology can support and personalise learning.
- ASD – Areas of difficulty: including social communication, social interaction & social imagination. Strengths and Challenges. How technology can support and personalise learning. How to use Accessibility Settings.
- Dyscalculia and Numeracy Difficulties – Areas of difficulty and the challenges faced in the classroom. How technology can support and personalise learning.
- Dyslexia and literacy difficulties – An overview of the strengths, challenges and dyslexia from a child’s viewpoint. Learning styles and how they can be supported. How technology can support and personalise learning
- Speech, Language & Communication difficulties – Overview of main areas of difficulty, including expressive and receptive language skills. How these difficulties present in the classroom. How technology can support and personalise learning.
We work with you to build a bespoke solution that blends a thematic approach to training with relevance and meaning to your school’s working patterns. The training will be adapted depending on age range, ALN needs and staff experience, these can be discussed in the initial planning meeting.
We are flexible to your needs and work around your timetable to ensure maximum impact can be achieved across your school. Training typically takes place across 4 to 5 mornings/afternoons for a group, but these can be tailored to your needs.
It has been very useful to have a trainer who is experienced in SEN, who was able to recommend good quality apps that were appropriate for the children we work with. The apps we have looked at have all been relevant and will help us support the children in our provision.