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Webinar: Preparing for Adulthood from the Earliest Years

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  • 09 Jun 2021
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At each stage of their learning and development, children and young people need to be prepared for the new responsibilities, new experiences, new opportunities and the new risks associated with the next stage.

This webinar explores how schools can arrange provision to prepare children and young people to make choices throughout their life, from food and friends, to making choices about education, training or employment.

The webinar focusses on the recently updated ‘Preparing for Adulthood from the Earliest Years Review Guide’, designed to support settings, schools and colleges in reviewing, reflecting on and improving the range of ways in which they prepare children and young people with SEN and disabilities for the next stage of their learning and development and into adulthood.

This webinar includes:

- An introduction to the PfAEY Review guide

- Navigation of the guide, summarising how it is used for self-evaluation and peer review

- Case-studies of impact from senior leaders 12-18 months after using the guide for self-evaluation and peer review.

You can download the PfAEY Review Guide here.

This webinar is suitable for practitioners from all settings and phases.


Suitable for: Assistant Head Teacher, Deputy Head Teacher, Head Teacher, SENCO, Senior Leader

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Rebecca Jones

Becky is an Executive Assistant Headteacher and Inclusion Lead across 5 Primary Schools in Oxfordshire run by the Multi-Academy Trust GLF Schools.  She has previously held positions as Headteacher of Ambitious about Autism’s Treehouse School in North London and as Acting SENCO in a large secondary comprehensive.  Becky holds Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and completed an MSc in Psychology of Education at the Institute of Education, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Applied Behaviour Analysis at Bangor University and holds the NASENCO Award through Oxford Brookes University. She is a Specialist Leader in Education in the area of SEND. In her role as SEN Improvement Lead across GLF Schools, Becky currently leads the GLF Primary SENCO Network, facilitating exchanges of good practice between schools across the MAT. Becky has experience of designing and implementing SEND-specialist CPD programmes and developed a Teaching and Learning Policy based around current research on Cognitive Load Therapy. Becky has a sound knowledge of SEND practice, policies and research and is dedicated to improving education for children and young people with SEND.

Jess Beasley

Jess began working at Mabel Prichard School in September 2019 and has recently taken on the role of Assistant Headteacher. Jess started my teaching career in mainstream primary schools before working at an SEN school in Newbury for 4 years. During this time she developed particular interests in supporting children's communication and creating meaningful and real learning opportunities through play. 

Philippa Stobbs

Philippa is the resident expert on disability and special educational needs for CDC, leading their work on education and equality and oversees the Special Educational Consortium. Over the last 30 years she has played an integral role in crafting, challenging and championing education policy through her various roles both in the public and voluntary sector. She has held a wide range of responsibilities and has seen education from every angle, working with children, families, teachers, local authorities, national government, a wide range of voluntary organisations and with Parliament.

Council for Disabled Children (CDC)

CDC is part of the Whole School SEND Consortium. They are the umbrella body for the disabled children's sector bringing together professionals, practitioners and policy-makers.

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