Colin and Louis Newton carried out person centred planning with 10 year old with complex needs about to make secondary transfer from inclusive primary school. Big concerns he would not stay in the room for the full 2 hour PATH – but he did!
Colin and Derek provided a one day in depth introduction to Person Centred Planning for Babcock Educational Psychologists and the SEN team of Devon
Colin and Jacqui Newton provided NEPS – the national Irish educational psychologist service Person Centred Planning training
Colin and Derek ran a short but intense training session on person centred planning for a group of school staff. Listen to the feedback.
How often do we feel stuck when trying to include a child or young person? This gets more pressing when their behaviour really presses everyone’s buttons! So often we will reach out to experts – advisors, therapists, psychologists and other service land people. They of course are full of great advice…
What we still in 2019 forget to do is – ask our best and ever-present resource – free at the point of delivery – ask the children!
Colin and Jacqui Newton presented a community session on Emotional Well Being – The Circle of Courage – listen to feedback
Colin and Derek returned to Malta this Easter to provide 3 days of training for a large gathering of Erasmus participants on the themes of Attachment, trauma and self discovery. Wonderful engagement from participants from Latvia, Lithuania, Spain, Rumania and Malta.
He won’t sit still that long!
How often do we hear those words when we describe a PATH or a MAP meeting likely to last up to 2 hours? This is particularly true of young people labelled with Autistic spectrum conditions (ASC), or attention deficit hyperactivity difficulties (ADHD) but often applied to those with social disadvantage, hyper-vigilant, learning or behaviour challenges. Often, they are boys but not always.
Previous meeting experiences and observations of the focus child in classrooms and other challenging situations lead those who know him best to suggest he has a short attention span and an inability to sit through a planning session.
Colin and Derek facilitated a visioning and goal setting session with the staff of all the Manchester Hospital schools. This diverse team are involved in the education of children and young people who are terminally ill, have mental health needs, brain injury and so on.
Colin and Derek provided training on Keys to Inclusion for SEN team of Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster. Powerful and moving session. Inclusion is not a neutral subject and SEN decisions certainly are not.