A special mention and thanks to Maree Jordan, Julie Barnett, George Thomas and Adam Rumble from our very own BFET Educational Psychology and Specialist Outreach (EPSO) Team who successfully facilitated the BFET SEND New Starter Day this week. The team led by Sue Warner from Melland ran a series of informative workshops including:
An Introduction to SEND, Supporting Students with Language & Literacy Difficulties, Autism Awareness and Attachment; the day also included an ‘Inspirational’ tour of the Melland learning environments and classrooms.
A big thank you to the BFET Principals who managed to release 20 staff from across the BFET and to the staff who attended for their positive engagement and participation, their contributions were much appreciated and their support in sharing the good practice from across the Trust was much appreciated by the team. The day was really well received and feedback included ideas to make the day even better next year as well as overwhelmingly positive comments and suggestions following the training of what participants will do differently or take away and try out in their own academies.
“Consideration of EAL Learners was particularly useful” I enjoyed the group discussions and sharing everyone’s strategies” “I enjoyed the open and relaxed atmosphere” “I feel more confident in identifying and meeting the needs of my learners with SEND and have lots more strategies use back in my classroom”.