Join us for a FREE discussion exploring approaches to creating a physically safe environment in secondary / FE settings.
Featuring Ann Sullivan: Ann has over 30 years’ experience in mainstream and specialist education. Based in the UK, her career includes roles as a KS1 and KS2 class teacher, SEN literacy teacher, school-based Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO), an advisory teacher for pupils with special educational needs and a Specialist Leader in Education (SLE).
In 2018 her ‘Phonics for Pupils with Special Educational Needs’ programme was published by Speechmark Routledge. The seven-part resource is a systematic, synthetic, linguistic phonics programme. The programme is adapted to be accessible for pupils with a range of moderate to severe and complex needs. In 2022 her book 'A Parent's Guide to Phonics' was published and a year later her 'Access to Phonics' book.
Ann is on the writing team for pdnet (a network for those supporting children with physical disabilities in schools). Ann is now a literacy consultant, trainer and writer.
The discussion will be hosted by Whole School SEND’s regional lead, Alistair Crawford, and everyone will be encouraged to join in, ask questions and share experiences. As such, content will be responsive but may cover some or all of the following themes:
- What is meant by a ‘physically safe environment’
- The balance between providing care, support and safety, and promoting equality and independence
- How communication and organisational choices affect learners’ sense of belonging.
It’s a great opportunity to hear from an experienced specialist, network with colleagues from across the country, and share learnings.
The discussion builds on our 20 minute online SEND CPD units. While everyone is welcome to take part in the session, delegates who have completed the corresponding unit content in preparation are likely to find the sessions particularly helpful.
Due to the interactive nature of these sessions, recordings will not be made available after the event.
Data Sharing: As this is a Department for Education (DfE) funded project, participants may be contacted by an external evaluator to measure the impact and success of the project. By participating in any of the webinars, live sessions or other activities you are providing consent by default to have your data shared and be contacted by the DfE and/or the external evaluators to support the evaluation process. If you do not want your data to be shared for this purpose please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Suitable for: Assistant Head Teacher, Deputy Head Teacher, Head Teacher, Newly Qualified Teacher, SENCO, Teacher, Teaching Assistant, Tutor