Working with Children Learning EAL Training for Primary TAs
This course is designed for Primary Teaching Assistants who have little or no experience of teaching children with English as an Additional Language.
The course draws on the national New Arrivals Excellence Programme and day 1 includes:
Welcoming new children
Cultural issues to consider
Working in-class and with groups
Activities and games to try
Ideas for language development
The second session is an afternoon, to which the school leader for EAL is also invited, and includes:
Teaching new vocabulary
Understanding children’s needs
Identifying next steps in writing
This course is fully funded by the Direct Schools Grant (DSG)
SSE Customer Newsletter - October 2018
Please find attached our latest Customer Newsletter, which shares some news and information about SSE services.
Inside this issue:
Five things you'll read about...
1) Kilve Court Residential Trips
2) SCIL IIP Gold Award
3) Vision Support Team Feedback
4) AET Licence Success
5) Resources for Learning Celebrates 70 Years
New Autism and Communication Courses
A one day course to support parents and professionals working with children and young people with communication difficulties.
We start by looking at the importance of communication skills for life and work. We then move on to look in detail at the skills children and young people need in order to communicate with those
around them. We identify strategies to support our children and young people in their receptive and expressive communication, as well as their social communication.
To view and book this course click here
A one day course to extend knowledge of Autism for parents and professionals working with children and young people from 5-25 years. This will cover mainstream and specialist settings, as well as the home/other settings.
A general overview of the four key areas of difference and the psychological theories which underpin differences in Autism.
Supporting parents and professionals to think about/enhance different environments in order to reduce anxiety and stress for their children/young people and to promote learning and resilience. This will include developing social and emotional understanding, communication and sensory issues.
Exploring the development of effective communication and developing visual support for children and young people with Autism. How to support effective communication.
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Statutory Early Years Foundation Stage Profile (EYFSP) Assessment and Moderation
Statutory EYFSP Moderation is the responsibility of the geographical LA for all schools and settings in Somerset Local Authority. This includes maintained schools, independent
schools, academies and early years providers such as, nurseries and childminders.
The aim of Somerset Local Authority is to provide a supportive process over the course of the academic year so that all schools and settings know and understand the statutory responsibilities as cascaded yearly to the Local Authority by the Standards and Testing Agency (STA) and how the Local Authority plan to carry out the statutory requirements.
Following evaluations at moderation events in 2017 to 2018, our vision is to create a moderation model that ensures all schools are involved in the process over the course of the academic year.
2018/19- Membership: Schools should become a member of the Somerset process for a £52* membership fee in order to access the main moderation events and training. (*£52.00 for maintained schools and £55.00 for Academies)
*Membership includes free access to all of the main training events and clusters for the first staff member and at a reduced price to additional staff members (unless otherwise
In order to become a member please click on the following link http://www.supportservicesforeducation.co.uk/Services/3110 and purchase the 2018/19 package EY1001/F (Membership Package), you can then book staff members onto the different training events within the package terms.
For more information regarding the event and training dates, please see attached.
Understanding Autism in the Early Years
A one day course to support parents and professionals working with children with ASC (Autism Spectrum Condition) in the Early Years.
We start by looking at the theories of autism, before moving on to explore different aspects of the condition.
We look in detail at strategies to support communication and behaviour, as well as increasing our understanding of how sensory processing difficulties and anxiety impacts on how our children cope on a day to day basis. We link these strategies into the overarching principles of the Early Years Foundation Stage.
To give you a better understanding and awareness of the autistic spectrum and the way that it affects young children within an educational setting and at home.
To highlight strategies proven to support young children on the autistic spectrum.
To book and view this event, visit here.