Course Details: Children with Complex Needs: The 21st Century Challenge
The 21st Century has brought many challenges in terms of the skills teachers will need to educate the increasing new generation of children with Complex Needs. Mental Health, for example, is an area where the profession has no pedagogical history, and our professional learning in this area has to scaffolded from a basis of sound principles into meaningful practise.
The DFE – funded Complex Learning Difficulties and Disabilities Research Project discovered that Engagement was the most effective approach for teaching children with Complex Needs. The Engagement Profile and Scale (EPS) evolved as an evidence based tool for developing personalised approaches to assessment, teaching and learning http://engagement4learning.com/. The validity of the EPS came through its multiple trials, in multiple schools with multiple teachers, across the UK and internationally. This has now been adopted by the Rochford Review, and is recommended as the future statutory assessment framework in classrooms for children with SEND.
The Complex Needs on line training materials offer professional learning opportunities in key areas of 21st Century Special Needs Teaching, ( www.complexneeds.org.uk.)
Our repertoire of teaching approaches must continue to change and diversify as our children and young people with SEND change and diversify.
Aim of the course:
This course focuses on the inclusion of children with complex needs in mainstream schools. As schools become more inclusive, the range of needs become more diverse - this course offers practical advice and solutions for schools and allied health professionals working in schools.