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This course is for practitioners in the education and care sectors who wish to develop their knowledge and understanding of effective provision and practice for children with special educational needs and disabilities. This course reflects the differing contexts of practitioners across the globe with an interest in working with children and young people with SEND. The course is designed to provide weekly opportunities to put learning into practice and evaluate impact.
|Upcoming start dates|
|2 March 2020|
|5 October 2020|
This course is for professionals who have an interest in meeting the needs of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.
The course has been designed to fit around work commitments and is taught in independent learning mode under the guidance and support of the Programme Leader and Module Leaders.
This module enables those with an interest in SEND to investigate, critically evaluate and reflect on inclusive education and the impact on pupil participation and outcomes. You will critically evaluate and analyse evidence about learning and teaching in relation to a range of specific needs in order to positively improve practice.
Drawing on relevant research and inspection evidence about teaching and learning, the module will examine how a range of special educational needs and/or disabilities affect pupils participation and learning including social, emotional and mental health needs. There will also be a critical discussion of planning for pupils with various SEND including Specific Learning Difficulties and Autism Spectrum Conditions. Strategies for removing barriers will be explored with a view to effectively implementing interventions designed to improve outcomes..
This module practitioners to develop effective leadership. You will critically reflect on the attributes of effective leadership and how they impact on provision and practice for children with SEND. You will be able to make decisions in challenging situations and communicate effectively with colleagues in school, with other professionals and parents and carers. You will understand the role of coaching and mentoring.
The importance of working in collaboration with parents and carers is central to the module. Multi-agency approaches will be explored in terms of support, progression and transition for pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities. You will explore the characteristics of highly effective leadership through critical evaluation of key leadership and management processes and the tools that support change in schools. You will self-evaluate your own leadership including strengths and areas for development. You will explore the role of leadership and professional challenges in supporting and promoting a culture of professional learning to improve outcomes for pupils. Leadership of SEND will be analysed as a means to improve systems to collect, analyse and interpret data to inform school policy and practices to raise expectations, pupil participation and ensure challenging targets are set. You will engage with relevant theory and research.
We usually require applicants to hold at least a second class honours degree (usually a 2:1) or equivalent. Qualifications gained outside the UK will be equivalency checked.
You will also be currently working with children or young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities.
Applicants whose first language is not English must achieve a minimum IELTS band score of 6.5, with 6.5 in writing, and no less than 6 in Reading, Speaking and Listening.
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Along with your application form, you must upload the following documents on application:
The annual fee for 2019/20 entry is £1,860.
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