This course is aimed at learners who would like to develop their skills and knowledge of special educational needs. It's beneficial to anyone seeking a career in teaching or supporting learners in schools or other contexts. It’s also suitable for parents and carers who wish to extend their knowledge in the area.
By the end, you’ll have the skills to respond effectively to the needs of a diverse range of children, creating environments and opportunities in which they feel included. During this course you will learn about disruptive behaviour, concepts and key terms in the field of special needs, and it will help you support SEN students pastorally.
Age; Disability; Gender Reassignment
Marriage and Civil Partnership; Pregnancy and maternity; Race
Religion or belief; Sex; Sexual orientation
.. demonstrate knowledge and understanding of pupils misbehaviour
.. explore theory and legislation relating to The Equality Act
.. reflect on inclusion within educational contexts and how to engage successfully with children, parents, and other professionals
Sam Garner is an ex SENCo who had pastoral and mental health responsibility, and she set up a therapeutic unit for students on the verge of exclusion.
She then worked with children excluded from education and children in secure foster care whilst qualifying as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist.
Then, she became a self-employed trainer and speaker, and set up her own company providing CBT programmes for use in schools.
Sam worked with a whole range of education settings from Youth Offender Institutes to some of the most prestigious independent schools here, and abroad and published a book on Mental Health in Education.
Now, she is passing on some of her knowledge and experience to help you be successful in your role.
In the January 2020 school census 21.3% of primary school students, and 17.1% of secondary school students were categorised EAL.
Some EAL students are sent to English boarding schools from abroad, without their families.
EAL students can also include those who were born and raised in the UK speaking a language other than English.
The most common first languages spoken by EAL learners include Polish, Punjabi, Urdu, Bengali, Gujarati, Arabic, French, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish and Tamil.
Ensure there is a key member of staff for EAL students – someone they can go to if they have a problem.
Provide a safe space for them when they need, particularly during non-structured times.
Maintain and develop learners’ first language alongside improving their English.
During the lectures of this course you will gain vital insights and perspectives to help provide more inclusive support for children with special educational needs.
Gain practical skills to better support children with additional needs. Explore theory and legislation relating to additional needs. Identify strategies to support individual children Learn how to communicate and collaborate with parents, and other professionals. Demonstrate knowlegde of applying ideas into everyday practice.
The course covers a range of areas related to special needs and the need for additional support. The course will increase the learners understanding of legislation related to this area and also introduce suggested practice to individuals working within special needs provision.
You will have access to all materials in a convenient form online around the clock, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, so you can learn where, how and when you want by using downloadable resources such as notes, videos, slides, factsheets, assessments and highlighted key points in each course section which are helping you to keep on track, as well as improve your results.
Once you have pass the course test and completed the course you will receive a personal document confirming participation in the course.
You will be able to download your certificate of completion from 'my panel' on the UniqSkills platform and share your new skills online with potential employers, and your professional network.
Module 1 - Disruptive Behaviour
Section 1 - Why do pupils misbehave?
Section 2 - Recognising SEN causes for misbehaving
Section 3 - De-escalation techniques
Section 4 - Supporting from outside the classroom
Section 5 - Supporting a school wide approach
Summary of Module 1
Module 2 - Supporting SEN Students Pastorally
Section 1 - The Equality Act and reasonable adjustments
Section 2 - Dyslexia & Literacy Difficulties
Section 3 - ASD
Section 4 – ADHD
Section 5 - Supporting EAL students and Third Culture Kids
Summary of Module 2
Completion of the Course
Excellent course, great materials. Best thing is you can complete this in your own pace. Definitely recommend!
Very informative and helpful easy to use
I am so grateful to be enrolled in this program. l will also encourage others to give it a try it's a great opportunity to a better future.