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SEND Governor Training with Bev Porter

Training for Governors with

responsibility for SEND

(Special Educational Needs and Disability)

29th June 2016

6pm - 8pm


Part 1

Part 1 will aim to explore the role of the Governor, understand the reforms implemented since September 2014 and raise awareness of the various legislative requirements.


Part  2

The intention is to look at how the changes in SEND have impacted on school practice. The training in Part 2 will include the role of the SENCo,  the provision  and monitoring of pupils with SEND and the progress they make.



Key Outcomes

  •  To help governors understand their role and their school’s responsibility regarding the inclusion of pupils with SEND.
  •  To have an understanding of the changes in the Children and Families Bill regarding the way children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are supported.
  •  To increase knowledge of SEND, The Code of Practice and The Equality Act 2010.
  •  To support staff in developing whole school approaches to meet the needs of pupils.



Bev Porter - Senior Advisory Teacher for SLCN

Bev previously taught in schools in Dudley.  She has experience of teaching and assessing primary and secondary aged pupils.  She is particularly interested in speech, language and communication needs, Autism Spectrum Conditions, EAL/SEN, Teaching Assistant training, and ELKLAN.  She his leading within the local authority area in Communication friendly Schools and has a strong history of successful work with health and other agencies.

Qualifications: M.Ed (Learning Difficulties), B.ed (Hons), Diploma - Learning Difficulties, Certificate - Multicultural Education, Diploma - Associate of the college of Preceptors, Diploma - Licentiate of the college of Preceptors, Diploma (Specific Learning Difficulties - Dyslexia, British Dyslexia Association), AMBDA - British Dyslexia Association, Post Graduate Certification of Education - Autism, ELKLAN Associate Tutor, CCET - Certificate in Competence of Education Testing (British Psychological Society), Talking Maths Tutor, Post Grad Certificate of Language Impairments in Children.



x1 Governor £50

x2 Governors £80

x3 Governors £100


To book onto this course please contact Jeanette at The Learning Centre on:

01939 232292