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Contents Foreword5 Quality of education and improvements41 Inclusion and SEND7 School improvement consultancy 42 Ofsted readiness 43 Effective leadership of SEND and inclusion 8 School improvement review 44 SEND review 9 External review of strategies and policies 45 Effective leadership of Pupil Premium 10 Headteacher appraisal 46 Pupil Premium review 11 Ensuring effective teacher appraisal 47 Inclusion support for early years in schools 12 Middle leaders: securing good outcomes 48 Inclusion SEND audit for early years in schools 13 Supported peer review 49 Thumbs up with Fidget for early years in schools: appropriate group work 15 Business support for early years in schools 50 English as an additional language (EAL) support 17 Governor services consultancy 51 English as an additional language (EAL) audit 18 Governor services annual subscription 52 Autism training 19 External review of governance 53 Autism/Complex Communication Needs (CCN) 20 Accelerating the progress of your most able learners 54 Educational psychology 21 Primary assessment support and moderation 55 Learning support 22 Effective use of assessment and data 56 Sensory impairment assessment and reporting 23 Curriculum audit and review 57 Hearing impairment 24 Subject consultancy 58 Hearing/vision screening 25 Coaching59 Vision impairment 26 Newly qualified teacher induction 60 Braille competency in education test 27 Early years foundation stage 61 Multi-sensory impairment 28 Safeguarding and attendance29 Other support services62 School admissions distance measuring service 63 Safeguarding subscription 31 Free school meals eligibility checking service 64 Standalone safeguarding support packages 32 The Key for school leaders 65 Safeguarding training 33 Service information 66 Education welfare 35 Service costs and payment 67 Attendance health-check 37 Supervision support 38 Attendance network surgeries 39 Education services directory 2021-22 3.
This year we are again offering an early bird discount To take advantage of the advanced purchase price, confirm your service orders on e-Store by 31st March 2021 for maintained schools and by 31st July 2021 for non-maintained schools. Additional ‘Top-ups’ can be purchased, as required, throughout the year. Visit the e-Store at: eduservsestore.worcschildrenfirst.org.uk to find out more. NEW for 2021 Look out for our NEW services for 2021 throughout the directory. These services have been developed in response to customer feedback and need. If you do not see a service to best meet your need, then please contact us to discuss your requirements and we can advise on a bespoke solution. Email: Schoolservices@worcschildrenfirst.org.uk Telephone: 01905 844300 Education services directory 2021-22 4.
Foreword Worcestershire Children First have children at the heart of everything we do. Our mission is to support children and young people to be happy, healthy and safe. The directory provides an overview of the traded education services we offer, which underpin our values; good education for all and to protect children from harm. Our safeguarding and attendance services can help to ensure compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements and assist in attendance related concerns. To help remove barriers to learning, effectively support emotional health and wellbeing and SEND (special educational needs and/or disabilities) and ensure your pupils participate, learn and make progress, our expert inclusion and SEND practitioners and specialist teachers can provide a range of intervention, group approaches and consultancy. We offer challenge and support across our range of quality and improvement services to help you to drive improvements, assess and raise standards and deliver a high-quality education. We aim to provide a bespoke and responsive service which supports your needs and is based on a national framework in the local context. Please contact us if you have identified any areas of support not listed in the directory, that you think we could offer or need support with. Schoolservices@worcschildrenfirst.org.uk 01905 844300 Education services directory 2021-22 5.
You can find out more about our services, meet the teams, read our case studies and access useful resources on our website: www.worcschildrenfirst.org.uk/education Training & Conferences Finding time to focus on continuing professional development can be difficult during these challenging times. To ensure staff within schools and settings continue to have access to CPD and professional learning we have adapted our CPD offer and delivery approach to include virtual learning. We offer a comprehensive range of professional development across a range of areas; early years, teaching and learning, assessment, inclusion, safeguarding, SEND, leadership and governance, behaviour and much more. Online Content Expert Teaching Group Discussion To find out more visit our website: www.worcschildrenfirst.org.uk/education and search ‘conferences’ or ‘training’ Never miss out on training or conference updates Visit our website: www.worcschildrenfirst. org.uk/education and sign up to our mailing list. Education services directory 2021-22 6.
Effective leadership of SEND and inclusion (Previously ‘Securing good outcomes for pupils with SEND’) Developing the leadership of SEND/Inclusion through providing bespoke consultancy and/or conducting a whole school needs audit to improve provision in order to accelerate progress and improve outcomes for the most vulnerable pupils in your school/setting. We can create tailored packages according to your school’s individual requirements. Activities may include: Benefits Develop a clear Graduated Approach developing and embedding a clear to ensure needs are effectively met graduated approach to meeting the needs of pupils with SEND Strengthen skills, knowledge and understanding of leaders to ensure analysing and using data to target interventions they act as influential ambassadors and determine the impact of provision for pupils with SEND on learner progress and outcomes Embed rigorous monitoring processes developing effective provision management to effectively evidence impact and systems for mapping and evaluating the evaluate the quality of provision quality and impact of provision in place Improve academic and wider curriculum support outcomes for pupils with SEND preparation for Ofsted inspection SENCo development and support (this can Costs include leadership development, effective provision development and target setting, £324 (3 hours). Upon enquiry an adviser will monitoring impact and outcomes, role of recommend the number of hours required to meet the SENCo, communicating with parents your needs. Multiple 3-hour sessions can be purchased and services, leading effective meetings) to achieve delivery. support and guidance in relation to statutory website compliance Contact SchoolImprovement@worcschildrenfirst.org.uk developing the role of the SEND governor effective deployment of support staff Training reviewing the effectiveness of policies, Enhance the quality of provision and support better procedures and statutory duties outcomes for pupils with our SENCo Leadership for pupils with SEND Development Programme. Dates for scheduled programmes of bespoke training for training can be viewed at CPD online: whole staff, groups or individuals https://eduservscpd.worcschildrenfirst.org.uk Education services directory 2021-22 8.
SEND review (Previously ‘SEND audit’) The SEND review will support accurate school self-evaluation and strengthen the leadership capacity of SEND/ Inclusion within your school. It will provide evidence to support inspection and identify priorities for improving outcomes for pupils with SEND. A SEND specialist from the School Improvement Team or Learning Support Team will work alongside the school SEND/inclusion leader to undertake a rigorous SEND audit and model effective practice. By completing the SEND review, the school will gain: Benefits a review of the effectiveness of This well-focused programme provides the SEND information a powerful opportunity for: report and key policy documentation ensuring the school’s SEND a clear and comprehensive statutory duties are met overview of the school’s incorporating a whole-school graduated approach and the effectiveness of approach to SEND to ensure an whole school provision in meeting pupils’ needs inclusive ethos and culture an evaluation of data tracking systems supporting SENCos in the development to determine the impact of provision of their role as influential ambassadors on learner progress and outcomes for pupils with SEND and their families 1:1 consultancy and professional discussion with maximising the quality of provision a SEND specialist to model effective practice to further support pupils with and provide key recommendations to ensure SEND and improve outcomes that all learners with SEND achieve well support with action planning to ensure priorities are developmental and lead Costs to sustainable improvements £324 (3 hours). Upon enquiry an adviser will the outcomes of this meeting can be used recommend the number of hours required to meet by the school to prioritise areas for SEND your needs. Multiple 3-hour sessions can be purchased development which could be included in to achieve delivery. the school’s overarching self-evaluation and School Improvement Plan Contact SchoolImprovement@worcschildrenfirst.org.uk Education services directory 2021-22 9.
Effective leadership of Pupil Premium (Previously ‘Securing good outcomes for disadvantaged pupils’) Our team can provide a wide range of specialist guidance, bespoke support and professional challenge in order to develop whole school provision to secure improvement and maximise the achievement of disadvantaged pupils. The needs of schools vary significantly so our team can create tailored packages according to your individual Benefits requirements. Activities can include: External advice and challenge contribute to a review of whole school provision, school evaluation and development planning organised in collaboration with SLT, based Supports the improvement of high- on agreed objectives and clear evaluation quality inclusive teaching joint monitoring activities such as Promotes a whole-school approach to learning walks, lesson observations, meeting individual learner needs work scrutiny, learner discussions Supports leaders in the development analysis and evaluation of school data of their strategic role to determine the impact of provision on Ensures school compliance with learner progress and wider outcomes statutory requirements a review of key policy documentation providing exemplar templates, tools and materials Costs bespoke consultancy with a range of £324 (3 hours). Upon enquiry an adviser will school leaders, including governors recommend the number of hours required to meet developing provision management systems your needs. Multiple 3-hour sessions can be purchased to effectively map and evaluate the quality to achieve delivery. and impact of provision in place training for whole staff, groups or individuals Contact providing recommendations to ensure SchoolImprovement@worcschildrenfirst.org.uk that all learners make at least expected Enhance the quality of provision and support better progress and that attainment gaps are outcomes for pupils with our pupil premium network narrowed between different groups meetings. Dates for scheduled inclusion meetings can support and guidance in relation to be viewed at CPD online: statutory website compliance https://eduservscpd.worcschildrenfirst.org.uk support and guidance in constructing an effective pupil premium strategy Education services directory 2021-22 10.
Pupil Premium review The purpose of the Pupil Premium review is to ensure your school’s Pupil Premium strategy is effective and to help you explore a range of approaches to improve academic and wider outcomes for disadvantaged pupils. The structure and focus of the Pupil Premium review can be tailored according to a school’s individual needs Benefits but will generally, include: Identification of strong practice and areas for improvement review/evaluation of existing provision with a focus on tracking data and learner outcomes Ensuring funding is used effectively to raise attainment and accelerate exploring a range of approaches to progress for disadvantaged pupils support the academic progress and wider outcomes for disadvantaged pupils Improving provision and practice through interpreting data, evaluating impact, identification of key strategies and effective raising expectations through quality first interventions that help to ‘diminish the difference’ teaching and targeted interventions between disadvantaged learners and their peers Meet DfE requirements in publishing identification of staff training needs and an effective pupil premium strategy professional development opportunities Ensuring a positive commentary support to effectively report on the impact on the educational and wider of Pupil Premium funding and provision outcomes of eligible pupils guidance and support to improve your school’s Pupil Premium strategy Don’t forget the Pupil Premium review is an effective Level 1 (9 hours) includes: and legitimate use of Pupil Premium funds. preparation for visit involving scrutiny of Pupil Costs Premium documentation and achievement data Level 1: £974 half-day (4 hours) in school focusing on key areas identified Level 2: £1,299 written report with clearly defined strengths and recommendations for development Contact SchoolImprovement@worcschildrenfirst.org.uk This level is only recommended for small schools and settings. Training Level 2 (12 hours) is the same as level 1 but also Enhance the quality of provision and support better includes a whole day (7 hours) in school. outcomes for pupils with our Pupil Premium network meetings. Dates for scheduled inclusion meetings can be viewed at CPD online: https://eduservscpd.worcschildrenfirst.org.uk Education services directory 2021-22 11.
Inclusion support for early years in schools Enhance the quality of teaching and learning of children with SEND in your early years setting with the support of our bespoke consultancy, training and advice service. We can create bespoke support according to your school’s individual requirements. Activities may Benefits include: Effective leadership and management supporting early identification and intervention Enhanced quality of provision observations and planning for children with SEND Staff confident in matters of inclusion advice on role of Special Educational Meet the requirements of Needs Coordinator (SENCo) the Ofsted framework guidance on individual support/ Raised attainment and improved educational plans and provision maps outcomes for children visual aids and strategies strategies to support specific Costs areas of development £276 (3 hours). Upon enquiry an adviser will promoting positive behaviour for recommend the number of hours required to meet children with additional needs your needs. Multiple 3-hour sessions can be purchased to achieve delivery. support with liaison with parents for consistency of approach Contact guidance on SEND policies required within early years settings firstname.lastname@example.org support with and signposting to a range of Training professionals and specialist agencies Inclusion training can also be purchased as in- advice on providing quality transition support house training, which provides practitioners with audit of inclusive practice and the opportunity to train all staff (maximum 20) to send action plan (6 hours) fully embed the learning in your setting’s day to day practice. Some examples of training include: introduction to speech and language difficulties in the early years (£266) promoting positive behaviour 0-5 (£266) Introduction to Down Syndrome (£266) effective early identification for SEND (£266) individual provision mapping (£266) thumbs up with fidget - appropriate small group work (speech and language focus) (£266) inclusive practice workshop - 3 hours (£398) new to role of SENCo training (includes send code of practice and role of SENCo) - 4 hours (£530) Education services directory 2021-22 12.
Inclusion SEND audit for early years in schools Develop your leadership of SEND and inclusion by conducting a SEND audit of your provision. An experienced early years inclusion consultant will complete an observation of your setting (maximum 2 rooms) using a checklist to audit your provision. It will determine any adaptations, resources, training or activities that require development to support inclusive practice and to improve outcomes for children with SEND. An action plan will be produced in liaison with the setting SENCo and/or manager to achieve future developments. The early years inclusion consultant will spend 3-hours observing general practice in your setting, and a staff survey will be completed prior to the observation. The audit will incorporate the following areas of practice: Benefits graduated response Preparation for Ofsted ‘readiness’ and partnership with parents quality assurance self-evaluations promoting positive behaviour Enhance the quality of provision and inclusion funding support better outcomes for children with SEND and/or disabilities send policies and procedures Improve provision of inclusive educational interactions between staff and child activities; embedding a clear graduated staff training and CPD approach to meeting SEND needs. children who are looked after Recommendations of next steps The consultant will feedback their findings to and areas of staff development the SENCo and/or manager and an action plan will be produced in conjunction with the setting Costs (approximately 1 hour). £530 Contact email@example.com Education services directory 2021-22 13.
SENCo leadership programme The SENCo leadership programme has been designed and developed around the SEN Code of Practice and Ofsted Education Inspection Framework to ensure schools are meeting their statutory duties and that support for pupils with SEND is highly effective. The programme will equip participants with the skills to develop a more strategic approach to leading SEND and enable participants to reflect on current practices to identify how approaches can be adapted to greater influence other key staff and further develop an inclusive school culture. To enquire and register your interest in the SENCo leadership programme, contact: WorkforceSupport@worcschildrenfirst.org.uk Education services directory 2021-22 14.
Thumbs up with Fidget for early years in schools: appropriate group work An in-house programme which supports children’s listening and attention skills through engaging small group activities. For children’s language and communication to progress appropriately, children must be able to actively listen and engage in group activities. This is a modelling programme that supports the development of children’s building blocks for learning (listening and attention skills). A 3-hour programme delivered as 2 x 1½ hour sessions, with a minimum of two weeks in between each session. Session 1 Benefits The inclusion officer will model to setting staff how The staff team will embed the active to plan engaging small group activities; using visual listening cards into their everyday routine, props to focus the children’s attention in appropriately supporting communication with the children. grouped sessions. The small group sessions will enable A story sack will be loaned and collected on session 2 staff to identify any possible speech for staff to practise with. and language needs more quickly and put interventions into place Session 2 The use of real objects and more visual Setting staff will deliver a session which will be aids to support story telling will enable all observed and appraised by the inclusion officer. children to be fully engaged in learning activities, especially during story sessions Costs £276 (3 hours). Option of buying additional sessions if required. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org Education services directory 2021-22 15.
We are an extra pair of hands... here to help Pupils may experience difficulties with learning at any time throughout school life. The past year has been particularly challenging for many pupils, there is an even greater need to help vulnerable pupils make progress and close the gap. The Learning Support Team provides support to meet the needs of pupils with Specific Learning Difficulties (SPLD) and those struggling to engage or unmotivated to learn. A bespoke service is available to offer pupil assessment and tuition, recommend effective strategies, inclusive practices and targeted interventions to improve access to the curriculum, accelerate progress and remove barriers to learning. “Thank you so much for all the additional information you sent regarding the Y6 children. It was very comprehensive and very useful. We really appreciate it. Thank you for the recommendations for the Y5 pupil too.” To find out how we can help contact the LST Email: Hdavies@worcschildrenfirst.org.uk Telephone: 01905 845397 Education services directory 2021-22 16.
English as an additional language (EAL) support An EAL service is available to non-maintained and out of county schools to build the capacity of schools to improve outcomes for EAL learners. Support available from the EAL service includes: bespoke consultancy termly networking meetings and a range of training workshops for EAL coordinators, NQTs, class teachers and parents EAL audit/health check followed up with help and advice to make your school inclusive and EAL friendly fast response visit and toolkit for new arrivals assessment guidance and tools resource loans Costs Costs for Worcestershire maintained schools are met from de-delegated funding and no purchase is required. The EAL service is commissioned by Worcestershire Schools Forum. For Worcestershire non-maintained and out of county schools the costs are £251 (3 hours). Upon enquiry an adviser will recommend the number of hours required to meet your needs. Multiple 3-hour sessions can be purchased to achieve delivery. Contact EAL@worcschildrenfirst.org.uk Education services directory 2021-22 17.
English as an additional language (EAL) audit How well do you support your English as an Additional Language (EAL) learners? The Learning Support EAL team will work with you to audit your provision for EAL learners in terms of: leadership and management teaching and learning whole school environment assessment parents/carers and the community emotional health and wellbeing the learning support EAL team will: provide a summary which identifies the positive features of your current provision and recommends areas for development and how this might be achieved support you to draw up an action plan which reflects your priorities offer support by providing advice, resources and or training Costs Costs for Worcestershire maintained schools are met from de-delegated funding and no purchase is required. The EAL service is commissioned by Worcestershire Schools Forum. For Worcestershire non-maintained and out of county schools the costs are £251(3 hours). Upon enquiry an adviser will recommend the number of hours required to meet your needs. Multiple 3-hour sessions can be purchased to achieve delivery. Contact EAL@worcschildrenfirst.org.uk Education services directory 2021-22 18.
Autism training An understanding of autism in schools will improve the lives of children and young people on the autism spectrum. Our training seeks to explain certain presentations and to give practical advice on how to directly support these in school. The increasing number of children and young people with autism presents challenges to staff at a time when resources are stretched, and school leaders face many competing demands. Our highly experienced specialist teachers and practitioners can provide training on: Benefits Address Ofsted’s concerns regarding autism awareness and understanding vulnerable learners with autism and provide practical and strategic training for all evidence for your school inspection levels of staff to support your school in Narrow and close the gap between meeting the needs of children and young the attainment of learners on the people on the autism spectrum. autism spectrum and their peers whole-class strategies Align your provision with that of specific individualised strategies and interventions the Graduated Response We provide flexible, bespoke training to suit individual Improve your school’s quality of school needs. Training can be delivered as whole day teaching for children with autism INSET or as twilight sessions. Enhance your capacity to effectively meet their needs and support their access to both the learning and social environment Improve the quality of the teaching and learning environment Reduce the anxiety levels of pupils on the autism spectrum Understand and improve the behaviours of learners with autism and improve the safety of pupils Contact Autism@worcschildrenfirst.org.uk Education services directory 2021-22 19.
Autism/Complex Communication Needs (CCN) Support and advice to help learners with autism or complex communication needs to achieve their full potential. The Autism team seeks to build the capacity of your school/setting to meet the individual needs of children and young people from Early Years to F/HE. It is our preferred method to empower the setting – and individuals within it – to be able to continue our work beyond our direct involvement to build a setting’s capacity and to benefit further young people. Autism/CCN and communication and interaction Autism/CCN and sensory and/or physical Evidence-backed social skills groups Autism/sensory awareness and Modelling good autism practice to promote the understanding for the learner development of communication and interaction Sensory audits of the environment Bespoke Social Communication Groups and young person Peer Awareness Work Delivery of programmes to support Support for development of lunchtime individualised sensory needs and after school clubs Transition preparation sessions with Autism/CCN and other a pupil/group of pupils and creating Parent workshops – a range of individualised transition plans bespoke autism related topics Autism/CCN and cognition and learning Drop-in service for parents and/or staff Identification of strengths, learning barriers Supported completion of ‘Family and strategies to reduce those barriers Conversation’ and ‘My Views’ Identification of transition needs Creation of a Pupil Profile to enable staff to Revision and exam skills understand individual needs and approaches. Advice on differentiation of the curriculum Development of individualised resources Costs and hands-on support to model their use £251 (3 hours). Upon enquiry an adviser will Support to develop and evaluate individual targets recommend the number of hours required to Support to develop planning meet your needs. Multiple 3-hour sessions and organisation skills can be purchased to achieve delivery. Revision and exam technique sessions for pupils Package 1 (114 hours): £8,381 (saving £1,157) Autism-specific support to develop Package 2 (57 hours): £4,191 (saving £578) skills in core subject areas Interventions to develop literacy inference skills Contact Autism/CCN and social, mental and emotional health Autism@worcschildrenfirst.org.uk Re-integration plan and support to aid young person’s return to school after absence An individualised meta-cognition approach to such as Homunculi Emotional Literacy sessions Pupil Mentoring Diagnosis self-awareness sessions – for those with a diagnosis Diagnosis awareness sessions – for peer awareness and support Bespoke anxiety management intervention for pupils Education services directory 2021-22 20.
Educational psychology The Educational Psychology team is available to provide support to ensure the psychological and learning needs of your pupils are met. We can work with you to promote positive emotional health and wellbeing, provide effective support for challenging pupils and help children and young people reach their academic and developmental potential. Support from Educational Psychology is flexible and responsive to your needs. We work in a way which will help you find solutions to key issues you may be facing and build your school capacity to meet your pupils’ needs in the longer term. Work with children and young people High quality, bespoke training and whole school/ Gathering and representing views staff development. Individual and group therapeutic support This support can be delivered to individuals, small groups or to whole staff teams. Individual assessment Consultation and advice Learning difficulties Direct individual work to support Low-incidence difficulties access to the curriculum Loss and bereavement Behaviour management Strategic whole-school work Emotional wellbeing/mental health Action research Social and emotional development Behaviour and inclusion audits Adverse childhood experiences and trauma Supervision Social communication difficulties and Autism Stress management for staff Speech and language development Team building Collaborative problem-solving Coaching Benefits Work with parents/carers and Increased understanding of pupil needs including the most vulnerable and complex staff from other agencies Effective inclusion of pupils Mediation in their local schools Support for transition Better relationships and joint working Signposting and liaison between schools and parents Solution focused consultation Increased effectiveness and consistency Workshops and support groups of pupil support and interventions Specialist interventions using Video Better learning, social and emotional wellbeing outcomes for pupils Interaction Guidance (VIG) Reduced staff and parental stress levels Positive transitions between phases and stages of education Costs £276 (3 hours). Upon enquiry an adviser will recommend the number of hours required to meet your needs. Multiple 3-hour sessions can be purchased to achieve delivery. Contact EdPsychology@worcschildrenfirst.org.uk Education services directory 2021-22 21.
Learning support Enhance the capacity of your school or setting to meet the needs of children and young people with a range of learning needs, through specialist advice, interventions, assessment and training. Support for schools in delivering the graduated response in all 4 areas of need in the Code of Practice. Communication and interaction Identification of underlying learning Identification and assessment of difficulties which may impact on pupils’ social and emotional development pupils with language delay Recommendations to enable practitioners to Targeted classroom strategies to support language minimise the impact of learning difficulties and communication difficulties in the classroom on emotional health and wellbeing Support with interventions to develop expressive and receptive language skills Service delivery Bespoke training packages tailored to schools’ needs Support is delivered in half day sessions. A named specialist teacher is allocated to each school or setting. Assessment and advice for EAL learners with SEN Communication friendly environment Schools purchasing the ‘Every Week’ package will audits and training be allocated a named teacher to work with them for 6 hours a week for 32 weeks of the year. This could Physical and sensory include assessment, report writing, attending review meetings, working with children or supporting staff Movement assessments leading to advice regarding suitable interventions and classroom strategies with ideas, resources or training. Supporting schools to use the Dyspraxia Pathway effectively Benefits Advice, modelling and demonstration of a Vulnerable pupils make progress range of fine/gross motor and handwriting and the gap is narrowed interventions and resources Improved access to the curriculum through Cognition and learning the promotion of inclusive practices Support for schools to meet the needs of pupils Pupils’ emotional health and wellbeing is with a range of learning difficulties impacting on enhanced when their learning needs are the development of literacy and numeracy skills identified and addressed effectively Full diagnostic assessment report including Inappropriate behaviours stemming standardised tests, targets and strategies from previously unidentified or unmet Brief assessment and report with a specific focus learning needs are reduced Modelling strategies and approaches Advice and support to enable schools to use a range Costs of ICT solutions to minimise barriers to learning £251 (3 hours). Upon enquiry an adviser will Monitoring and evaluation of the recommend the number of hours required to meet effectiveness of provision your needs. Multiple 3-hour sessions can be purchased 1:1 tuition or small group teaching to achieve delivery. Cognitive assessments ‘Every Week’ package (32 weeks Standardised testing to support application for £15,277 (saving £787) for Exam Access Arrangements Small school package (18hrs, NOR
Sensory impairment assessment and reporting A specialist teacher (vision impairment, hearing impairment or multi-sensory impairment) will make a short assessment visit and produce a one-page recommendations report. Suitable for children and young people with mild, low-impact losses only. 1½ hours of support from a Specialist Teacher, to include: one hour of in-school assessment, observation Benefits and feedback plus 1/2 hour for a one-page short Raised outcomes for pupils with summary report, briefly detailing levels of hearing/ sensory impairments from service with vision, recommendations and exams arrangements a proven, successful track record where appropriate. Settings are compliant with Equality Low-cost, brief assessment of vision and/or Act – making reasonable adjustments hearing for pupils with mild, low-impact losses Advice from Specialist Teachers Costs on educational provision £118 Examinations recommendations updated annually as appropriate by qualified professionals Contact Settings who have already purchased specialist SensoryImpairment@worcschildrenfirst.org.uk support can add extra time in smaller amounts, allowing greater flexibility. Can also be purchased as an “add-on” to existing sensory impairment consultancy, for additional time required for further assessment and reporting, children and young people will receive the full 1½ hours’ support in the setting. This is suitable for pupils with mild, low impact losses who are not currently receiving commissioned support, or as an “add-on” to existing support. Education services directory 2021-22 23.
Hearing impairment A bespoke time-based support service is provided to schools and settings to offer practical support and targeted strategies, using National Sensory Impairment Partnership (NatSIP) and WCF eligibility criteria, to deliver services in order to close the gap between deaf children and their peers and remove barriers to learning for children and young people (0-25 years). The hearing impairment team offers support from teachers of the deaf, educational audiologist and specialist teaching assistants. All have extensive experience of working with hearing impaired children and young people and their families with a range of communication methods (including sign language) to overcome barriers to learning. Specialised skills Costs Assessment and management of hearing £220 (3 hours). Upon enquiry an adviser will loss, including children with additional recommend the number of hours required to meet needs in special school settings your needs. Multiple 3-hour sessions can be purchased Quality assurance of amplification systems to achieve delivery. (radio aids, sound field systems and hearing aids) including reviewing effectiveness of aided hearing Examples of support Acoustic surveys of listening Introduction to Signing Training – to environments and recommendations support spoken language to enable access to the curriculum. Access and exam arrangements for hearing impaired children in independent schools Training to other professionals (e.g. Health) on early language development and HI Specialist communication methods – to support schools to give CYP an effective Acoustic Survey - Check accessibility for communication method for life. learners with mild sensory impairment. Report and recommendations to ensure Aetiology of hearing loss/measurement your school/setting is Single Equality Act of hearing/descriptors of hearing loss Compliant (purchase 2x 3 hours) – £440 Specialist knowledge to support in further and higher education, including support Contact using Disabled Students’ Allowances SensoryImpairment@worcschildrenfirst.org.uk Strategic advice Exams Access arrangements assessment and advice, in line with JCQ regulations including MFL ICT advice for inclusion Input into writing of fire evacuation plans Risk assessment advice for trips and off-site activities Delivery of peer awareness across whole school Delivery of communication package across whole school Training Staff training on the impact of a mild hearing loss on learning transition advice Best practice transition advice for vulnerable groups Education services directory 2021-22 24.
Hearing/vision screening Functional vision and hearing screening undertaken in the school environment by specialist educational professionals. We test whole year groups, identified cohorts and individuals, to suit your requirements. Assessment by a qualified educational audiologist and/ or specialist teacher of visual and hearing impairments, to check levels of functional vision or hearing in the school environment. School will receive details of assessments of each pupil screened and any identified issues will be followed up with a referral to health and an initial advisory report. Testing in school offers the opportunity for all pupils to be screened for difficulties with near or distance viewing and hearing. Benefits Quick identification of visual or hearing issues in school setting Immediate feedback to school staff with educational advice from qualified teachers Referral to health colleagues Ongoing support from specialist teachers as appropriate Costs £220 (3 hours). Upon enquiry an adviser will recommend the number of hours required to meet your needs. Multiple 3-hour sessions can be purchased to achieve delivery. Contact SensoryImpairment@worcschildrenfirst.org.uk Education services directory 2021-22 25.
Vision impairment A bespoke time-based support service is provided to schools and settings to offer practical support and targeted strategies, using National Sensory Impairment Partnership (NatSIP) criteria, to deliver services in order to close the gap between children with a vision impairment and their peers and remove barriers to learning for children and young people (0-25 years) with diagnosed vision impairments. The Vision Impairment team offers support from teachers with mandatory specialist qualifications in vision impairment, skilled teaching assistants and a qualified mobility/habilitation specialist. Specialised assessment and reporting Costs Assessment, support and reporting of £220 (3 hours). Upon enquiry an adviser will children with mild or suspected vision recommend the number of hours required to meet difficulties to close the gap between their your needs. Multiple 3-hour sessions can be purchased attainment and that of their peers to achieve delivery. Functional vision screening of children with suspected visual difficulties Additional examples of support Braille course - Attendees would be taught Strategic advice uncontracted and/or contracted braille by our Exams access arrangements assessments experienced, specialist braille experts. This would be and reports in line with JCQ regulations suitable for all teachers and TAs and could potentially extend to parents and other professionals (purchase 2x ICT advice for inclusion 3 hours) - £440 Input into writing of fire evacuation plans (PEEP) Risk assessment advice for trips and SEN Adaptations Audit - Detailed accessibility audits off-site activities (to be added to of the school environment to check accessibility for the school’s risk assessment) learners with mild sensory impairment. Report and recommendations to ensure your school/setting is Best practice transition advice Single Equality Act Compliant (purchase 2x 3 hours) - for vulnerable groups £440 Emotional support Contact Delivery of peer awareness across SensoryImpairment@worcschildrenfirst.org.uk whole schools/ year groups Emotional health and wellbeing support for pupil Training Staff awareness training on the impact of a child with a mild vision loss Education services directory 2021-22 26.
Braille competency in education test Staff supporting children and young people with visual impairments in settings can take a new test designed specifically to meet the needs of educational Braille use. On passing the exam, you will receive a competency certificate. This is the only available test aimed at support staff in settings and is assessed by qualified specialist practitioners. Support staff in settings can now demonstrate Braille competency for educational use Low-cost, education-focussed test Test includes practical educational Braille tasks relevant to classroom practice including Maths Braille Certificate issued by the WCF Sensory Impairment Team – a trusted and respected service with a proven track record of Braille support and knowledge Raised outcomes for Braillists in settings Costs £60 Contact SensoryImpairment@worcschildrenfirst.org.uk Education services directory 2021-22 27.
Multi-sensory impairment A bespoke time-based support service is provided to schools and settings to offer practical support and targeted strategies, using National Sensory Impairment Partnership (NatSIP) criteria. Services aim to close the gap between multi-sensory impaired children and their peers and remove barriers to learning for children and young people (0-25 years) with diagnosed multi-sensory impairments. The Multi-Sensory Impairment team offers support from a teacher with mandatory specialist qualifications in multi- sensory impairment, vision impairment or hearing impairment, skilled teaching assistants, educational audiologists and a qualified mobility/habilitation specialist. Specialised assessment and reporting Transition Assessment and support of learners with low level Best practice transition advice or suspected vision and/or hearing difficulties for vulnerable groups SEN Audit – Detailed accessibility audits of the school environment, ensuring best practice and Curriculum advice preparedness for teaching vulnerable groups Delivery of peer awareness across whole schools Functional vision screening of children Emotional health and wellbeing with suspected visual difficulties support and training Examinations access arrangements Introductory signing strategies training screening and evidence reports Assessment and management of hearing loss Costs Quality assurance of amplification systems £220 (3 hours). Upon enquiry an adviser will (radio aids, sound field systems and hearing aids) recommend the number of hours required to meet including reviewing effectiveness of aided hearing your needs. Multiple 3-hour sessions can be purchased Acoustic surveys of listening to achieve delivery. environments and recommendations Contact Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)/ Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) SensoryImpairment@worcschildrenfirst.org.uk – advice and management Specialist communication methods – such as on body signing, signing, braille and symbols Aetiology of hearing loss/measurement of hearing/descriptors of hearing loss Strategic advice ICT advice for inclusion Input into writing of fire evacuation plans (PEEP) Risk assessment advice for trips and off-site activities (to be added to the school’s risk assessment) Delivery of communication package across whole school Education services directory 2021-22 28.
Safeguarding and attendance Education services directory 2021-22 29.
Improve pupil attendance and reduce levels of persistent absence As schools continue to manage attendance matters in challenging circumstances, the Education Welfare Service’s team of experienced Education Welfare Officers continues to deliver great value bespoke support to schools. The Education Welfare Service can provide: register coding advice attendance data analysis support with whole-school attendance policies and procedures early interventions to support pupils at risk of persistent absence casework to engage hard to reach families and pupils who are persistently absent NEW for 2021 The EWS team have created a new range of great value services to enhance and support your attendance practices. Look out for the following services within the directory Attendance health-check Supervision support Network surgeries Education services directory 2021-22 30.
Safeguarding subscription Updated for 2021 The safeguarding subscription offers schools an enhanced focus of safeguarding. Save up to 85% on the cost of services when you purchase the Safeguarding subscription over standalone support packages. The subscription runs from 1st September 2021 to 31st August 2022. The subscription service includes: Benefits Designated Safeguarding Lead training Domestic abuse training Reduction in the number of inappropriate safeguarding contacts to the Family PREVENT training Front Door (FFD) from schools Consultancy improvements in the quality of contacts school complaint guidance and advice to and referrals to the FFD from schools all schools from stage 2 to stage 4 Improvement in the understanding of the DSL clinics to discuss individual safeguarding system by schools and DSLs cases Early Help assessments Correct application of safeguarding and early help referral pathways (use of the correct Assessments and resources pathways e.g. Early Help pathway rather FFD) Early Help model policy 2020 Robust school safeguarding system safeguarding resources PPT/lessons and processes following statutory plans to train all school staff guidance demonstrable through Ofsted safeguarding resources for DSL to train governors scrutiny; and improved safeguarding 7-minute briefings training resource for children and young people Single Central Record (SCR) assessment - Ofsted/ISI ready 2-hour assessment Costs The subscription service for independent Max 2 DSL/DDSL £350 (saving of £2,033) schools includes a safeguarding self-assessment Max 3 DSL/DDSL £528 audit (the audit is part of statutory delivery for Worcestershire maintained and academy schools). Max 4 DSLs/DDSLs £762 Max 5 DSLs/DDSLs £976 Additional training is available to book at a subsidised rate for SLA subscribers: Max 6 DSLs/DDSLs £1,170 7+ DSLs/DDSLs £1,350 Designated Senior Lead for Mental Health – 2-day youth mental health awareness – 3-hours Independent schools youth mental health champion – 1-day Max 2 DSL/DDSL £998 (saving of £2,033) mental health first aid (accredited Max 3 DSL/DDSL £1,176 by MHFA) – 2-day Max 4 DSLs/DDSLs £1,410 Safer recruitment training for business Max 5 DSLs/DDSLs £1,624 staff/HTS//DSLs/DDSLs – 1-day Max 6 DSLs/DDSLs £1,818 School employed only family support workers FSW – 1-day 7+ DSLs/DDSLs £1,998 Managing allegations against staff Contact or volunteers – 3-hours email@example.com Education services directory 2021-22 31.
Standalone safeguarding support packages School complaint guidance Single central record health-check Advice to all schools from stage 2 to stage 4 Schools and colleges must maintain a single central record of pre-appointment checks. Keeping Children Costs: £324 Safe in Education (September 2019). Your single central record is a key part of evidence that DSL Clinics inspectors will look at when inspecting your school To discuss individual cases Early Help assessments safeguarding. Costs: £50 per delegate Working with the person who is responsible for the maintenance of your Single Central Record (SCR), to help them ensure that it is usable, efficient and Resource bundle compliant. We would also welcome the involvement 4 Early Help model policy 2020 of your safeguarding governor as the health check can safeguarding resources PPT/lessons assist them in continued monitoring of the SCR.The plans to train all school staff safeguarding resources for DSL to train governors 7-minute briefings training resource SCR health-check includes: a review of the SCR, comparison Costs: £40 with the requirements of ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education (September Safeguarding self-assessment audit 2019) and checking for gaps For independent schools only health-check report telephone and email support Costs: £648 a follow up visit to check on progress and offer further advice Costs: £239 Save up to 85% on the total cost of standalone support packages and training when you purchase the Safeguarding subscription. Education services directory 2021-22 32.
Safeguarding training We offer a range of services and training which adhere to ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ (September 2020) guidance and which meet the expectations of Worcestershire Safeguarding Children Partnership. Our training provides all levels of staff with the skills they need to be compliant and safeguard children and young people in their care. Core training Designated Safeguarding Lead training, 1-day Domestic abuse DSL training, 3-hours PREVENT training, 2-hours Costs: £220 per delegate for all 3 courses. Additional training Training Per delegate Per delegate with SLA without SLA Designated Senior Lead for Mental Health (DSL-MH) 1-day £140 £280 Youth mental health awareness (accredited by MHFA) 3-hours £50 £100 Youth mental health champion (accredited by MHFA) 1-day £80 £160 Mental Health First Aider Qualification (accredited by MHFA) 2-day £140 £280 Safer recruitment training for business staff/HTS/DSLs/DDSLs 1-day £80 £160 School employed only Family Support Workers (FSW) 1-day £80 £160 Managing allegations against staff or volunteers 3-hours £50 £100 Save £410 on the costs of additional training per delegate, when you purchase training together with our Safeguarding Subscription. The subscription provides schools with all the key safeguarding training your school requires (Designated Safeguarding Lead training, domestic abuse training and PREVENT training) and much more at a greatly reduce rate. In-house training In-house DSL training - 1 day In-house level 2 - All school staff (2-3 hours) We offer opportunities throughout the year for training on issues relevant to schools and academies in the local area. Plus, bespoke training to meet the individual requirements of schools and settings and whole school safeguarding training. For further information on available safeguarding training visit the website: www.worcschildrenfirst.org.uk/ education and search ‘training’. Education services directory 2021-22 33.
Education welfare support The Education Welfare Service can provide bespoke staff training and whole school support relevant to your setting. Attendance – a whole school issue Tackling term time leave Register regulations and Best practice casework coding compliance Robust record keeping Effective attendance practices Home visits and lone Effective punctuality practices worker safety Vulnerable learners and attendance Contact To discuss your requirements for attendance related training, please contact Michelle Fowler: Mfowler2@worcschildrenfirst.org.uk Education services directory 2021-22 34.
Education welfare The Education Welfare Service (EWS) is available to assist schools to promote regular attendance and address persistent absence. The team of highly experienced, qualified Education Welfare Officers (EWOs) work in partnership with schools and can provide best practice, specialist advice to ensure that statutory guidance and register regulation requirements are met. The service is also able to provide practical, solution focussed support to address barriers preventing regular attendance, and to ensure welfare concerns are appropriately escalated. Strategic whole school focus work Benefits Attendance policy/procedures and escalation support Attendance/punctuality focus weeks Schools have access to a named EWO for attendance support Data audits, analysis and tracking Improved pupil outcomes through Attendance health-check improved attendance Register regulation, de rolling and code usage support Alleviates lone worker safety, 1:1 supervision and case management provision insurance requirements and costs Whole school training/staff development involved with school staff making off site visits for safeguarding/welfare Direct work with children, young people, Promotes active involvement of parents and carers hard to reach parents/carers Personalised support to enable children, young Ensures legally compliant and streamlined people and families to access education policy, practices and procedures Early intervention casework to Readily established links to external agencies prevent persistent absence such as CAMHS, health, police, GPs etc as well as to teams within Worcestershire’s New intake support children and family services Support with reintegration to school/ Quality assurance transitions between schools/establishments Mediation support Costs Addressing parental responsibility £194 (3 hours). Upon enquiry an adviser will The activities listed are not exclusive. Please contact recommend the number of hours required to meet the service to discuss any further support as required. your needs. Multiple 3-hour sessions can be purchased to achieve delivery. Great value Education Welfare packages of support are available, see page 36. Education services directory 2021-22 35.
The Education Welfare Service continues to offer a Package 3: Termly package (9 hours – 3 hours per variety of great value support packages. term) - £525 (saving £57) Package 1: Weekly half day package (105 hours) - Suitable for schools
Attendance health-check NEW for 2021 An attendance health-check can maximise the impact of your school’s attendance policies and procedures, ensure the most effective use of available resources, and can evaluate how your school’s statutory duties are being met. Includes: a review of documents and data prior to visit 3 hours in school focussing on key areas identified a concise recommendation ‘plan on a page’ outlining strengths and areas for development Benefits Identify strengths and areas of development for further action Support Headteachers, Governors and Attendance Leads to report upon their school’s progression in addressing attendance matters Evaluate strategies deployed to support the most vulnerable groups to narrow the gap Aid self-evaluation through discussion Assist Ofsted readiness Identify attendance trends Provide quality assurance Costs £388 (6 hours) Contact For further details on attendance and education welfare training for your school or setting please email: firstname.lastname@example.org Education services directory 2021-22 37.
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