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Events and training

Find out what has been happening and have a look at what events and training are coming up.

Parents matter

Parents matter, but so do other adults who look after children too.

From foster carers to grandparents we have used the term ‘parents’ as shorthand for all these different carers. Our workshops and events are open to all carers who support children and young people with SEND.

Join us for a friendly chat over a coffee and a biscuit.

Meet other parents and carers of children with SEND, discuss issues, and share insight and ideas.

Our sessions are held twice a week during term time.

Monday

Central Family Hub,
Edward Street,
Grimsby,
DN32 9HL

9:30-11:30am

01472 326830

Thursday

Nunsthorpe Family Hub,
Sutcliffe Avenue,
Grimsby,
DN33 1AR

9:30-11:30am

01472 326600

We are holding regular pop-up events with professionals from SEND services, health and social care.

Some of our events will be at schools.
We are committed to supporting parental engagement in children’s learning and development.

Our approach is based on strong evidence that when parents and carers have a good relationship with their child’s school/setting and are involved in their learning, life chances and outcomes for children and young people are improved.

Watch this space to find out where you can come and visit us.

Join one or more of our monthly curriculum workshops at a Family Hub.

Gain the skills you need to help your child in key areas like reading, writing, and maths as well as soft skills to help them get organised and stay focused.

You can invite your school SENCO, teaching assistant, or pastoral support worker from your child’s school to attend the workshop with you.

Tuesday, 28 September- Reading

Reading can be hard work for many children and young people with SEND and it can be difficult to know what to do to help.

Tuesday, 19 October- Writing

Writing is just not easy – and some children find it a chore rather than fun. Some children will happily write for pure pleasure, and others have to be encouraged to do even three lines of writing!

Tuesday, 23 November- Language

Talking, understanding others and knowing what to say are really important skills in life. Being able to communicate helps children make friends, learn and enjoy life to the full.

Tuesday, 14 December- Maths

Every family can help their children with maths, you don’t need to be an expert and we can help! Developing number confidence and a positive attitude to maths have a crucial impact on a child’s ability to use numbers in everyday life as they grow.

Tuesday, 25 January- Handwriting and movement skills

Fine motor skill is the coordination of small muscles like hand and eye. The best part about fine motor skills is that these skills can be developed at any time during the day. This free workshop will help you understand how to help your child with activities such as using cutlery, dressing, using the toilet, playing and fine movement activities such as writing. It will also explore activities to improve walking, running, balance and co-ordination.

Tuesday, 22 February- Emotions

When children have frequent emotional outbursts, it can be a sign that they haven’t yet developed the skills they need to cope with feelings like frustration, anxiety and anger. Handling big emotions in a healthy, mature way requires a variety of skills.

Tuesday, 29 March- Phonics

Phonics is knowing that sounds and letters have a relationship. In other words, it is the link between what we say and what we can read and write. Some children really struggle with this skill.

Tuesday, 26 April- Attention and impulse control

If sitting still, paying attention, or controlling impulsive behaviour is difficult for a child it can sometimes have a negative impact on school life and home life. Children with these sorts of differences may also be ‘clumsy’, unable to sleep, have temper tantrums and mood swings and find it hard to socialise and make friends. Impulsivity is related to acting on a whim or without thought. Some children find managing this tricky and often do things like take unnecessary risks, blurt things out, don’t wait their turn and interrupt conversations.

Tuesday, 24 May- Organisation

Difficulty with planning can also increase anxiety levels. Imagine if you were asked to fix a broken car.  How does this make you feel?  Unless you are a mechanic, you will likely feel quite anxious. Many children with SEND struggle with organisation and planning.

Tuesday, 28 June- Change and transition

Dealing with change is often difficult. Some children may not be able to handle the big emotions that can come with transitions. Transitions are often especially hard for those with emotional or developmental issues, ADHD, Autism, for children with sensory processing challenges, anxiety or OCD. Whatever the cause, understanding why transitions are hard for your child is the first step to making them easier.

Join us at Central Family Hub from 9:30am-11:30am.

Central Family Hub,
Edward Street,
Grimsby,
DN32 9HL

01472 326830

This group brings together parents, carers, and professionals to work together on the Access Pathway.

The next group meets online on Tuesday, 21 September.

Contact Harriett Stenton for more information, harriett.stenton@nelincs.gov.uk.

Groups and sessions from 16+ weeks pregnant.
Focus on baby and child development, weaning, behaviours, diet, sleep, dental health, walking, getting ready for nursery and learning, completing nursey applications, communication, language, health, and more.

  • Stepping Stones Triple P- One to one (0-12 years)
  • Stepping Stones Triple p- Group (0-12 years)
  • Parents Supporting Parents
  • Sensory rooms
  • Language through listening
  • Parenting drop in
  • Parenting puzzle (0-5 years)
  • Sleep tight
  • Counselling for parents
  • Young carers

Read more about these courses and how to sign up on the Early years page under Early help and support.

The Teen Life Autism Programme is for parents and carers of children and young people aged 10-16 who have autism. It is currently being delivered online.

Training

When Things Go Wrong
Friday 24 September 2021, 10am – 12pm

An information session for parents and carers of children with a  special educational need. Will provide general information about how to raise a concern or how to make a formal complaint.

Click here to book your place.

Events

Parent practitioner steering group

It is really important to us that parents who have used SENDIASS can help us shape the service and, being part of the steering group, is an opportunity to do this.

The steering group meets for about 2 hours x 4 times a year; we have a mix of professionals/practitioners, a member of NELPPF (the parent forum), and parents who have used the service. (We also have a separate young people’s steering group.)

If you would like to become involved with the Parent Practitioner Steering Group, please call us us on 01472 355365 or email nelincs@barnardos.org.uk

More for parents and carers from SENDIASS, Barnardo’s, Parents and Carers | Barnardo’s (barnardossendiass.org.uk)

Contact is a leading UK charity. They offer information, guidance, and support for families with disabled children.

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Brighter beginnings including:

  • Money Matters
  • Handling meetings
  • Encouraging Positive Behaviour
  • Education workshops
  • Speech and language
  • Sleep workshops
  • Siblings workshops
  • Growing up workshops
  • Wellbeing workshops

By your side events
Does your child have regular hospital appointments or stays in hospital? Come along to one of our virtual Coffee & Chat drop-ins!

You will meet the Hospital Parent Advisers from our By Your Side team and other parents to share experiences and get advice. Our advisers can help with a range of topics, including benefits, education, sleeping, encouraging positive behaviour and more.

Online support sessions for adult siblings of people with learning disabilities – Sibs

Sibling self-care and mindfulness: Wednesday 21 July, 7pm – 8.30pm. Join us for a mid-week wind down. We’ll be chatting about why self-care is so important for siblings and offering useful tips. This session includes a practical 40-minute mindfulness session with Mindfulness expert Claire Garthwaite.

Introduction to advocacy Part 2: Monday 13 September, 7pm – 8.30pm. Join us for this session to put your advocacy skills into practice with Liz Wilson (Lead Family Consultant) and Annie Fergusson (Associate Family Consultant), Dimensions. It’s a bonus if you attended Advocacy Part 1, but not essential.

Upcoming topics for Autumn 2021: distance carers, challenging behaviour.

Introductions to EHCP’s

This one hour introductory session is delivered via Microsoft Teams and is recommended for all professionals working with children and young people with SEND in health services

The session will provide an overview of the SEND reforms statutory duties impacting on health
professionals education, health care assessment and review process the local picture relating
to EHC plans, and providing advice via the EHCP Hub.

2021:
Monday, 20 September- 10am
Thursday, 21 October- 1pm
Thursday, 2 December- 1pm

2022:
Thursday, 3 March- 10am

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Whole School SEND by Nasen

Events listing | SendGateway


2021

July

Local authority training
15 July
Resources and effective interventions including: Strategies for SEMH with new SENCo’s

Developing a shared ownership for SEND
Tues 13 Jul 16:00-17:30

This webinar will look at developing a shared ownership of SEND using stakeholder voice in
school improvement. The session will include practical mainstream school improvement
advice for sharing inclusive strategies and SEND good practice.

Suitable for SENCo’s, Headteachers, Senior Leaders, Governors


Improving outcomes for disadvantaged young people at SEN Support
Wed 14 Jul 16:00-17:00

This series of three webinars will support schools to develop an implementation plan to
improve outcomes for disadvantaged children and young people at SEN Support.
Part 2: Developing and Embedding Inclusive Practice – Featuring guest speaker Dr Jim
Rogers.

Suitable for SENCo’s, Headteachers, Senior Leaders, Governors


Sibs for brothers and sisters of disabled children and adults

Introduction to advocacy Part 1: Tuesday 13 July, 7pm – 8.30pm. This session will focus on the rights of your disabled brother or sister, skills in advocacy (including advocating for yourself as well as your brother/sister); and looking after yourself as a sibling too. Led by Liz Wilson (Lead Family Consultant) and Annie Fergusson (Associate Family Consultant), Dimensions.


SENDIASS training- Post 16 Transitions

Monday, 12 July, 12.30pm – 2.30pm
This training is designed for parents/carers of children in years 10 or 11 who have a special education need/disability (SEND). Open for anyone whose child is at SEN Support or have an EHCP. Book a place.


1 July. SAS Assessment tools

June

Leading governance for SEND
Thurs 29 June

Presented by National SEND Lead Malcolm Reeve, this session will introduce the WSS
SEND Governance Review Guide to help governors develop their confidence in supporting
and challenging schools in order to improve outcomes for young people with SEND.

This event is suitable for governors of all school types and phases.


21 June. SENCo Forum


17 June. Forms and procedures with new SENCo’s

May

27 May. TA Management


SENDIASS training- Elective Home Education & Learning through COVID – Awareness Session

Monday, 10 May, 1pm – 2pm
If you have ever thought about Elective Home Educating or would like to know more information surrounding this subject and flexi learning and how learning is taking place during COVID, then this workshop would be suitable for you. It is only an hour session so the information will be brief and local to the North East Lincolnshire area so you must live within the North East Lincolnshire area. Book a place.


Thursday, 13 May- 9:00am-12:00pm. Engagement Model, training for professionals.
An official training package from the Department for Education, The Engagement Model is a statutory assessment tool that helps schools meet their duties in supporting pupils who are working below the level of the national curriculum and who are not engaged in subject-specific study.


6 May. Provision mapping

April

Thursday, 15 April- 9:00am-12:00pm. Engagement Model, training for professionals.
An official training package from the Department for Education, The Engagement Model is a statutory assessment tool that helps schools meet their duties in supporting pupils who are working below the level of the national curriculum and who are not engaged in subject-specific study.


19 April. Down Syndrome training with Humber Academy. All staff


EHCP Hub demonstration. Learn how to use the EHCP Hub
All sessions are the same.

Wednesday, 21 April, 1-2pm

Thursday, 22 April, 6-7pm


22 April. Transition including Strategies for SEMH and ASD and I&C with new SENCO’s

March

18 March. SEN Information reports with new SENCo’s


SENDIASS training- SEN Support

Thursday, 25 March, 12.30pm – 2.30pm
This training will raise awareness of the SEN Support available within schools and academies with regard to the Graduated Approach. For Parents or Carers of children who do not have
Educational Health Care Plan but do have a special educational need. Book a place.

February

4 February. V SEND and EHCP Hub SENCO Cluster Group


5 February. EHCP Introduction


11 February. EHCARs/VSEND tool and EHC Hub with new SENCo’s


23 February. EHCP introduction


25 February. Person Centered Reviews/ Annual Reviews

SENDIASS training

When Things Go Wrong

Thursday, 25 February, 10am – 12.30pm
An information session for parents and carers of children with a special educational need. Will provide general information about how to raise a concern or how to make a formal complaint. Book a place.


EHCP Hub demonstration. Learn how to use the EHCP Hub

EHCP Hub- Social Care training

EHCP Hub- Social Care training

EHCP Hub- Social Care training

EHCP Hub- Social Care training

January

11 January. EHCP Hub- Processing Annual Reviews


12 January. EHCP Hub- Annual Review Training


14 January. EHCP Hub- Annual Review Training


19 January. Pupil and Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing


22 January. EHCP Hub- Social Care training


22 January. EHCP Introduction


25 January. EHCP Hub Introduction


25 January. EHCP Hub- Social Care training


28 January. SEN Registers/ Pupil Passports/ My Plan with new SENCo’s


29 January. EHCP Hub- Annual Review training

2020

December

SENCO Cluster Groups- SENCO’s and LA Staff


The work of the SAS. Health (Compass)


An introduction to selective Mutism. OAW Staff


The SEMH Positive Outcomes Toolkit. SEMH Champions

November

EHCP Hub. Complete an EHCP Annual review. Professionals
EHCP Hub. Complete an EHCP Annual review. Professionals
EHCP Hub. Complete an EHCP Annual review. Professionals


Elective Home Education. Children’s Services
Elective Home Education. Children’s Services


EHCP Introduction. Health


Basic of Reading. Education Staff


SENCO Forum. SENCO’s and LA Staff

October

Strategies for Reading


Assessment and Meeting Learning Needs


Specific Learning Difficulties: Dyscalculia


Termly SENCo Forum


VSEND tool and update on EHCP Hub. Schools, SEN and education team
VSEND tool and update on EHCP Hub. Schools, SEND and education team
VSEND tool and update on EHCP Hub. Schools, SEN and education team
VSEND tool and update on EHCP Hub. Schools, SEN and education team


EHCP Introduction. Social Care and Early Help
EHCP Introduction. Social Care and Early Help
EHCP Introduction. Social Care and Early Help

September

Attachment


Selective Mutism


Downright Training


Specific Learning Difficulties: Dyslexia


Specific Learning Difficulties: Dyspraxia


Down Syndrome. Humber Academy Staff


VSEND tool and update on EHCP Hub. Schools, SEN and education team
VSEND tool and update on EHCP Hub. Schools, SEN and education team

August

EHCP Hub demonstration. Health and Social care professionals


EHCP Hub demonstration and workshop. Professionals

July

EHCP Hub demonstration. Schools, SEN and education
EHCP Hub demonstration. Schools, SEN and education


EHCP Hub demonstration. Health and social care professionals
EHCP Hub demonstration. Health and social care professionals


EHCP Hub demonstration. Parents and carers
EHCP Hub demonstration. Parents and carers


EHCP Hub demonstration and workshop. SENCO’s and SEN Managers
EHCP Hub demonstration and workshop. SENCO’s and SEN Managers
EHCP Hub advice givers/professionals training AM session
EHCP Hub advice givers/professionals training AM session

June

EHCP Hub demonstration and training for Parents/carers
EHCP Hub demonstration and training for Parents/carers

April

Education Hearing and Vision Team (EHVT) training

Deaf awareness
Weekly British Sign Language (BSL) tuition to families and professionals from North East Lincolnshire Council who work directly with CYP who are deaf and use BSL
26 sessions


Vision awareness
Training to use specialist equipment in the home to home school. These families have children with an EHCP and high needs.
21 sessions

March

Person-centred planning and preparing for annual reviews


Assistive technology in the classroom


Inclusion and Ofsted

February

Termly SENCo Forum


Specific learning difficulties: Dyscalculia

January

Working memory and the impact on learning


Teachers and TA’s working collaboratively


Communication difficulties in the classroom


Education Health and Care Plans. Social Care training


School exclusion, SEND and best practice workshop

2019

October/ November

Strategies for children and young people with Spld


Beat dyslexia


Meeting the needs of children and young people with autism


SENCo Forum


Foetal Alcohol Syndrome disorder


Anxiety and depression


Positive behaviour


Autism


POPAT Phonics


Social media and gaming


Social emotional and mental heath positive outcomes toolkit


Introduction to SEMH


Further attachment


Clicker 7


Managing behaviour


Further attachment


Strategies for children and young people with Spld


Beat dyslexia


Meeting the needs of children and young people with autism


Foetal Alcohol Syndrome disorder


Anxiety and depression


Positive behaviour

July

Super Scaffolding – Supporting children and young people with SEND to write

2018

November

SEND Listening Event


SEND Listening Event

October

SEND Listening Event


Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Listening Event

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