2 day intense skill training on person centred planning using PATH with a range of service leads, SENCOs and parents from Solihull.
The Principles of the Children and Families Act: Embedded Practice or Neglected Words?
In 2014, The Children and Families Act brought in legislation and principles that underpin the current SEND Code of Practice. Yet reports from Local Area SEND inspections and third sector organisations suggest that these principles are not implemented consistently nationally. Let us remind ourselves of the nature of these principles by clicking on this link… Principles CoP Apr 18
The document was written by Zena Martin, Educational Consultant, Inclusive Learning North.
What Do You Want Your Poetry To Feel?
I want my poetry to connect.
I want it to change perceptions.
I want it to be a hand to hold.
I want it to comfort the lost.
I want it to shake things up.
I want it to reach out and touch the sky.
I want it to dance through the rain.
I want it to sing in a quiet room.
I want it to get in your face
and make you listen.
a lovely poem by Maresa MacKeith
You can read more of Maresa’s poems and other great poetry from books available in our store…
Read about Molly’s PATH by clicking the following link…
Molly’s mom, who wrote this piece, is Angie Northwood who started her Inclusion path as a parent when Molly attended the Sophie Centre (an inclusive pre-school). She swiftly took up the mantle of Inclusion Warrior in Lambeth for 15 years, becoming the Inclusion Co-Ordinator firstly before discovering and joining Parents for Inclusion (a real life saver) and went to train as an Inclusion Facilitator with them. She worked for Pi for many years, also a magnificent place of great learning and support. She then worked for the Early Years Development and Childcare Partnership, during which time she developed and managed the Inclusion Team and continued to work in partnership with Pi, the Alliance for Inclusive Education and Inclusive Solutions.
Colin Newton and Derek Wilson provided ‘Keys to Inclusion’ training input as part of – SENCO Awards Accredited Training – Nottingham Trent Uni. This hearts and minds input was welcomed as it brought tears, reflection and laughter in equal measure… Listen to SENCOs reflecting on the impact.
Brandon Aughton – a long standing Community Circle member – gets to visit and influence the EU Parliament in Brussels
Brandon went to the EU to attend a meeting about how we can make voting more accessible to disabled people, especially people who have learning disabilities. This is what he had to say about the trip…
Gardening can be accessible for everyone. There is a good range of adaptive tools and equipment to help you or someone else carry on gardening. To read this blog article and get ideas on things you can do to continue enjoying your garden… click here.