Principles of Communication – SEND

Principles of Communication – SEND

Date(s) - 20/01/2022
4:00 pm - 5:45 pm


£25 (plus VAT)

This session focuses on the principles of effective communication, which can be used to guide interventions and support interactions.

Communication can be a significant barrier for pupils with SEND. It can prevent them from learning, from having a voice, and from forming positive and meaningful relationships with others.

● Why is it important how I communicate with children with SEND?

● What is a ‘communication rich environment’, and how does it help?

● How do I improve the quality and clarity of learning?

This session focuses on the principles of effective communication, which can be used to guide interventions and support interactions.

Whether you are a Teaching Assistant, ECT, experienced teacher or SENDCo, this workshop will help you ensure that pupils have the best chance to understand, and be understood.

Learning Outcomes:-

● To explore how communication can affect and be affected by school based situations.

● To develop better communicative techniques for working with children with SEND.

● To explore how the principles can be easily transferred to your classroom.

● To share and discuss classroom concerns with experts in the field.

The session will be led by senior leaders from Frank Wise School, a Special School for children with complex special educational needs. It will give participants lots of practical ideas for achieving effective teams that impact directly on the most vulnerable learners in the classroom.

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Participation in the online event

Our online events aim to be interactive and you will be expected to have your camera and microphone on, although your microphone should be muted. We may use ‘Raised Hands’, ‘Reactions’, ‘Chat’, ‘Polls’, shared whiteboards and shared screens during the session. We may also use ‘Breakout Rooms’ to allow you to work in a smaller group.

This event will not be recorded for copyright and privacy reasons.

Cost includes VAT which may be recovered by schools

£25 plus VAT

The event cost is inclusive of applicable VAT. Schools should be able to recover VAT from HMRC so the cost to your school should be the pre-VAT figure. If in doubt, please check with your finance manager.


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