Road Map for Life highlights the important ways that we can help young people with SEND to prepare for adulthood.
Friday Highlights include:
New SEND reforms - are they making a difference to young peoples lives? - Brian Lamb OBE keynote presentation with Martin Pratt Director of Camden Children's Services;
Preparing for Adulthood - Nicola Gitsam and Ingrid Clark;
Andy Minion - Wikis and Person Centred Planning;
Prof Susan Gathercole - Working memory;
Implementing the new SEND Code of Practice for SENCO's - Carolyn Harvey;
Saturday Highlights include:
Young people and parents talking about getting the life they want;
Sir Stephen Bubb - Winterbourne View - Time for Change Report;
Helen Heyhoe - Promoting Independent Communication using signs and symbols;
Maisie Sammon - How can I support my child's learning at school?;
Kathy Melling - Supported Employment;
Michelle Boxall - Opportunties for living independently;
Decipha’s Leadership Project will be a pilot programme for East London and we hope to work with Young Adult Groups and local providers that are already established in the area as well as any other adults in London between the ages of 19 – 25 years with a life-limiting condition who feel they would benefit from the Programme.
Teaching Assistants (or Learning Support Assistants) (TAs) play an important role in schools in supporting pupils with Special Educational Needs. Pupils SEND Statements can often require the deployment of a TA to work with an individual pupil. But how effective is the deployment of TAs and do they improve pupils learning outcomes? In research from the Institute of Education it was found that contrary to expected outcomes TAs infact had a negative impact on pupils learning. At Decipha we believe that TAs play a vital role in supporting pupils but there has not been enough attention paid by school management to how they should be deployed in school and the role that they play in classroom support.
We have developed a solution focussed programme that can help schools to audit their currrent provision and bring about changes that can significantly improve the effectiveness of TAs in school and the classroom.