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We hope that the start of term is going as smoothly as possible in the circumstances and wish you and your school community the very best for the term ahead.

Sharing two new-year opportunities for free evidence-informed professional development programmes in case you missed them amid the final weeks of term as there is still time to sign up and have colleagues included:

SEND in Mainstream for Early Career Teachers and Beyond – free twilight webinar series starting 13th January

  • further details, dates and register for your free ticket
    • developed in collaboration with Whole School SEND, this three-part series is aimed at mainstream primary and secondary teachers in the earlier stages of their teaching careers but is open to all school and classroom practitioners and will support teachers to develop their ability to effectively meet the needs of all SEND learners in your classroom, using the 5 Key Recommendations from the EEF’s SEN Support in Mainstream Schools Guidance Report, helping ensure ‘Every Teacher a Teacher of SEND’

TA development programme

Further information here

  • TAs use this link to register
    • series of six, monthly 90-minute online sessions (February – July) with twilight and afternoon sessions available
    • includes Maximising Practice of Teaching Assistants: Improving Pupil Independence, developed and approved by UCL IoE
    • live sessions complemented by associated asynchronous learning resources
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    • should you have any questions about this new programme please do not hesitate to contact Abi Joachim (Abigail.Joachim@westbourne.attrust.org.uk) who will be leading the facilitation of the sessions
    • note: given the challenges of this new term, alternative SLT briefing to those detailed will be provided before the start of the programme in February