Early Years Forums And Drop-Ins
Early Years SENCO Forums:
Three times a year, Early Years Setting Staff and SENCOs are invited to free professional development sessions, generally hosted at Valence School, Westerham. These are when we provide SEN updates, share best practice and resources with staff and have speakers in from varying dimensions of support for Special Educational Needs in the Early Years, e.g. Visual Impairment Teachers, Early Help Staff, Speech and Language Therapists and Occupational Therapists - to name a few.
Early Years (School Age) Drop-In:
These sessions are run throughout the year to provide an opportunity for staff working with Reception Age children to book an appointment to come and discuss pupils that staff have identified as having additional needs within a Reception Class that you would like further advice and guidance about. Also, allowing staff to discuss next steps in terms of interventions, classroom strategies and pre-LIFT advice for specific children.