Support Services for Education (SSE) will yet again be hosting an informative and exciting conference. Tickets are now available to all school leaders and managers across the South West at a cost of just £25 per person.
Taking place on Friday 8th of March 2019 at the Westlands Conference Centre in Yeovil, the event theme will be ‘Health and Wellbeing for Staff and Students’.
There will be presentations from keynote speakers including Andrew Whitehouse, a SEN consultant, who is an experienced educator having held leadership, teaching and outreach roles in a range of settings, and Claire Eastham, a best-selling author, who is a recognised mental health advocate, blogger, and campaigner.
The packed day will also involve a variety of relevant workshops and presentations from SSE services, partners and sponsors, as well as a diverse exhibition hall and an opportunity to network with colleagues from across Somerset and beyond. Click here to read comments from this year's conference.
For further details including booking tickets, please visit here.
Visual Awareness Training
Training for all members of staff who would like to know more about the impact of visual
impairment in school settings.
This training will be delivered by Ali Bachelor and Janet Miles, both advisory teachers for the
Vision Support Team and will include:
The role of the Somerset Vision Support Team
What a visual impairment is and who we support
The impact of vision loss on learning and development
Guidance on producing curriculum resources
Guidelines on making your school safe and accessible
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Level 3 Award in Leadership and Management
This award consists of attending two days training focusing on Understanding Leadership and Leading and Motivating a Team Effectively. You will be required to write and submit two assignments to achieve an accredited Level 3 Award in Leadership and Management.
What is it?
This Award aims to provide practicing and potential first line managers and supervisors with the knowledge, skills and confidence to perform effectively in the workplace both as managers and leaders.
The course will enable you to develop the knowledge and understanding of different leadership styles or behaviours which exist in the workplace, including an understanding of your own preferred leadership behaviours, and the impact that these different styles are likely to have on behaviour of team members. It further considers how leaders and managers can really engage staff by understanding the real nature of motivation, and then use the necessary skills to ensure their teams achieve outstanding results.
Who is it for?
All leaders and managers new in role or those wishing to update their skills and knowledge
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Spring and Summer DSL briefings
Please see below the dates which have been set for the next Spring and Summer DSL briefings:
21.1.19 and 11.6.19 – Ilminster
23.1.19 and 18.6.19 – Minehead
24.1.19 and 13.6.19 – Taunton
28.1.19 and 12.6.19 – Wells
30.1.19 and 19.6.19 – Bridgwater
31.1.19 and 24.6.19 – Ilminster
For your ease when booking and for invoicing purposes, these have been set up on the SSE website so that you only need to book once. The cost includes both meetings, with the option to bring another member of staff at no extra cost. This could be the deputy DSL, safeguarding governor or another member of staff with knowledge of safeguarding in your setting.
If a different member of staff needs to attend the summer briefing, please note that you don’t need to book another place.
Additionally, if you need to attend a different venue for the Summer briefing, please contact myself directly.
Modification of Resources and Access Arrangements Training
Training for all members of staff who would like to know more about modification of curricular resources and exam access arrangements for pupils with a visual impairment.
This training will include:
Brief introduction to the Somerset Vision Support Team
What is modification?
Guidelines on producing clear print
An understanding of modification and resources in terms of vision loss and curricular access
Samples of modification for Primary NC tests and GCSE exams – past papers
Subject specific modifications/ practical modification
Access arrangements for pupils with a visual impairment
Equipment and other resources
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