Inclusion, support and behaviour management.
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Behaviour matters. With Paul Dix
Paul is a speaker, author and notorious teacher wrangler in huge demand. He is CEO of Pivotal Education. As a teacher, leader and teacher trainer Paul has been working with the most difficult behaviours in the most challenging urban schools, referral units and colleges for the last 25 years. In this session he will share his expert knowledge on behaviour in an FE environment.
Restorative practice for behaviour in FE. With Kay Sidebottom
Restorative practice is an emerging field of behaviour management which emphasises the establishment of community and belonging through the deliberate use of restorative language and the modelling of positive teacher behaviours. This workshop will explore practical ways to use RP in your classroom for the benefit of your students and just as importantly, for yourself.
Inclusion: Bringing the strands together for students with SEND. With Joe Baldwin
Learners with SEND and high needs are not just within discreet provision in an FE college. In this session we’ll explore the current impact of the SEND reforms on the FE landscape. We'll reflect on our own and our colleges' practice. We'll consider how we can better support students in receipt of free college meals and those students who are looked-after or young carers.
Verbal de-escalation strategies. With Hilary Nunns.
If you're looking for 'just the rights words' to de-escalate and reduce confrontation without coming across as aggressive, this bite-sized behaviour management session will help you with that. At the end of the session, you should: be aware of own behaviours/body language and how these impact on others, know how to use positive verbal and non-verbal strategies to calm and re-engage, have terminology to improve own assertive language.
Autism and inclusive practice. With Peter Benyon.
In this session Peter Benyon discusses key issues surrounding inclusive practice for young people with autism, exploring innovative support strategies for learners in an FE environment.
Colour blindness: the disability hiding in every classroom. With Vickie Cannam
One in 12 males and one in 200 females suffer from colour blindness with as many as 40% unaware and undiagnosed when they leave secondary education. My session aims to raise awareness of the condition and the #1ineveryclassroom campaign, and will include some simple strategies to help colour blind students inside and outside the classroom, and in vocational areas.