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Inclusive Practices

Assessment and Planning in ELC to Support Children with ASN

Target Audience: Any Practitoners who are assessing and planning for additional support needs within in ELC settings.

This course will introduce you to key concepts and ideas to support your understanding and practice in relation to identifying Additional Support Needs and Planning for these needs.  Attendance at all 3 sessions are required to complete the Programme. 

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Date, Time and Venue: 

Session 1: 17 September 2024 - 3.15 pm - 4.45 pm - online MS Teams

Session 2: 26 September 2024 - 9.15am - 12 noon - 2 High Street, Perth - Room 415 TBC

Session 3: 25 October 2024 - 9.15am - 12 noon - 2 High Street, Perth - Room 415 TBC

Note: all 3 sessions must be attended to complete the Programme

 

Presenter: Pauline Linn and Karen Dixon - Perth and Kinross Council 

 

Aims and Outcomes: Provide an overview of the National Context in relation to inclusive practice and explore.  Assessment and planning processes for children with Additional Support Needs within ELC settings.

 

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Digibyte: Top 5 ASN Apps for Recording Learning

Target Audience: ASN, Primary and Secondary Teachers

Find out how you can use accessibility features on an iPad to support a number of ASN.

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Date, Time and Venue: 30 September 2024 - 4.00pm - 4.30pm - online Ms Teams

 

Presenter: Harriet Benbow - Perth and Kinross Council

 

Aims and Outcomes: Use iPad settings to make learning more accessible e.g. providing coloured overlays, personalise home screen, remove distractions and create short cuts.

 

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PKC Nurturing Relationships – Phases 1, 2, 3 & 4

Target Audience: ELC, Primary and Secondary staff who are leading on the Nurturing Relationships Programme within their Schools.

This Programme uses an action research model to support schools on their Nurturing Relationships journey.  Schools will progress through the six nurture principles, guided by their school leads team over a period of 4+ years.  Online training and coaching offered to the school leads team and whole staff training is offered to provide a universal level of understanding of the key concepts of nurture. 

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Date, Time and Venue: 

Termly coaching sessions - Phases 1, 2 & 3: 19 September, 12 November 2024 and 27 February 2025 - 3.45pm - 5.15pm - online Ms Teams

Termly coaching sessions - Phase 4: 17 September, 14 November 2024, 23 January, 11 March and 29 April  2025 - 3.45pm - 5.15pm - online Ms Teams

Practice sharing sessions - Phases 1, 2, 3 & 4: 29 May 2025 - 2.30pm - 4.30pm - online Ms Teams

  

Presenter: Rachel Rennie and Leah Smart - Perth and Kinross Council

 

Aims and Outcomes: 

1. To improve wellbeing and promote resilience through an emphasis on quality relationships within the whole school community.

2. To promote individual and collective understanding and confidence in the importance of nurturing relationships.

3. To enhance progression in learning through applying nurture as a whole school approach.

4. To use implementation science to promote nurturing approaches, support developing practice and ensure sustainability.

 

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Positive Relationships

Target Audience: ELC, Out of School Care, Childminders

This is a face to face session that will provide a framework for supporting children who are experiencing behaviour challenges, to enable them to regulate themselves to the greatest extent possible whilst taking on board your own knowledge, skills and experience.

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Date, Time and Venue: 

30 September 2024 - 6.30pm - 8.30pm - North Inch Community Campus

 

Presenter: Shona O'Connor - Perth and Kinross Council 

 

Aims and Outcomes:

To support practitioners who want to have a better understanding of how to respond to children.  The course will provide discussions around self-regulation and how this can be used when supporting children who are experiencing challenges.  The session will give the opportunity to explore top tips but also take on board, participants own knowledge skills, experience and sharing good practice.
By the end of the course participants should be able to understand what might cause challenging relationships and how to build positive relationships.  Participants should be able to communicate more clearly and effectively, allowing them to take back the skills they have learned and implement within their setting.  Participants will have a greater understanding of different strategies and techniques when responding to children.

 

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Practical Workshop on using CIRCLE Up, Up, and Away

Target Audience: All ELC and Primary 1 staff

Practical support for those working in the Early Years to engage with and use the CIRCLE Up, Up, and Away document to support high quality provision for all children that is inclusive, developmentally - appropriate, and secures children's learning and progression.

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Date, Time and Venue: 

11 September 2024 - 4.00pm - 6.00pm - 2 High Street, Perth - Room 415

5 December 2024 - 4.00pm - 6.00pm - venue TBC

 

Presenter: Karen Dixon, Pauline Linn and Carly Williams - Perth and Kinross Council 

 

Aims and Outcomes: Increase knowledge of the CIRCLE Up, Up, and Away document.  Increase understanding of how to practically apply the document to improve the ELC provision offered in practice.  Increase confidence to use the resource as a tool to support children with a range of ASN in the Early Years.

 

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Solution Focused Approaches

Target Audience: Secondary and Primary Support Staff and Teachers

Solution focused approaches can be used with individuals or groups to support engagement and goal setting.  Participants will understand the principles underlying solution focused approaches, and practice a range of tools.

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Date, Time and Venue: 

Session 1: 20 November 2024 - 9.00am - 11.00am - 2 High Street, Perth - Room 415

Session 2: 22 January 2025 - 9.00pm - 11.00pm - 2 High Street, Perth - Room 415

Session 3: 19 March 2025 - 9.00pm - 11.00pm - 2 High Street, Perth - Room 415

Note: all 3 sessions must be attended to complete the Programme

  

Presenter: Rachel Rennie and Julie Martin - Perth and Kinross Council

 

Aims: To share information about solution focused approaches and how they can be used to support engagement, to support consideration of how solution focused approaches can be used in participants' practice.

Outcomes: Participants will understand the principles underlying solution focused approaches.  Participants will have knowledge of and have practiced a range of tools that form part of a solution focused approach.  Participants will feel confident adapting the approach according to the young person they are working with and the progress made towards goals.  

 

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Speech for Schools

Target Audience: Teaching Staff

In the UK it is estimated that around 10% of children (2-3 in every class) have some form of persistent speech, language and communication needs (SLCN’s). SLCN’s come in many forms. This course focuses on supporting children with speech sound difficulties. It discusses expectations of typical speech sound development and the impact of speech sound difficulties in the primary class room. We want to build positive experiences of communication for all children and there are many way to help children with unclear speech. Staff will already be using helpful strategies in class and this course should add to these. It should also provide clarity on when and how to request additional support. We touch on the process of therapy itself to provide insight about intervention for specific speech difficulties and the importance of therapy support.

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Date, Time and Venue: 19 June 2024 - 3.30pm - 5.00pm - online MS Teams

 

Presenter: Speech and Language Team 

 

Aims and Outcomes: Understand the importance of clear speech in a child’s development.  Recognise when a child’s speech is causing them a specific difficulty.  Know how to support the chid with speech difficulties in the classroom and how to access and prioritise further support if needed.

 

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Supporting the Learning and Development of Boys in the ELC Setting - Closing the Gender Attainment Gap

Target Audience: ELC Practitioners and Leaders, Early Primary School Teachers and Support Staff

During this training, you will hear about the gaps in developmental milestone data between boys and girls in ELC settings.  You will explore how unconscious gender bias can impact on interactions and provision in ELC settings, and discuss with colleagues how to ensure the needs of boys are met in your ELC setting.  Signposting to up to date reading and research will also be provided.

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Date, Time and Venue: 

13 August 2024 - 9.30am - 11.30am - 2 High Street, Perth - Room 410

25 September 2024 - 6.00pm - 8.00pm - Ms Teams

26 November 2024 - 6.00pm - 8.00pm - Ms Teams

29 November 2024 - 9.30am - 11.30am - 2 High Street, Perth - Room 410

 

Presenter: Carly Williams, Nina Roberts and Sally McDougall - Perth and Kinross Council

 

Aims and Outcomes: 

Raise awareness of the developmental milestone attainment gap.  Raise awareness of the differences between male and female brains. 

Raise awareness of the impact that brain differences can have on learning and development. 

Raise awareness of strategies that take account of gender difference to support children's learning and development.

 

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