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Webinar: Remote learning for students with SEND

  • Webcasts
  • 27 Jan 2021
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Colleagues from Oak National Academy will share their experience and learning from developing an inclusive, accessible mainstream offer, as well as specialist resources, that have seen them deliver almost 35 million lessons and which continues to support significant numbers of students, families and schools across the country.

Connectivity, access to devices, accessibility and personalisation have and continue to be significant barriers to remote education. In this session we will share solutions and signpost resources to support colleagues to best meet the needs of their students and help reduce workload.

There have also been many silver linings across the pandemic, with many students thriving and making accelerated progress with remote learning. Alan Wood, Director of Evidence for Learning, joins us to share the amazing ways in which the Learning Shared Community has come together and collaborated, sharing their practice and exploring ways in which remote learning can enhance provision and support aspirational outcomes for students beyond COVID-19.

Suitable for: Assistant Head Teacher, SENCO, Senior Leader

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Alistair Crawford

Alistair is a Deputy Regional SEND Leader for Whole School SEND in the North. He currently leads two teaching schools and has extensive experience working as a teacher and senior leader across a range of specialist and mainstream schools. In his role as a specialist leader of education (SLE) and Teaching Schools lead Alistair has supported many schools and colleagues to develop their SEND provision and improve outcomes for all learners. More recently Alistair has enjoyed leading Physical development for Oak National Academy and is passionate about raising aspiration and participation levels for SEND learners in sport. 

Alan Wood

Evidence for Learning (EfL) has transformed how more than schools, colleges and provisions are able to evidence, assess, review and plan for meeting the unique needs of learners. It is an app which supports an inquiry-based approach to education and provision, allowing all stakeholders in a CYP’s learning to quickly and easily gather photo and video evidence, linked to the individual’s learning goals. Observations can be annotated and tagged to reflect a school’s basket of indicators. EfL has also changed how parents/carers, external stakeholders and the learner themselves are engaged and empowered to be involved in the entire learning process and journey – a multi-agency approach. In 2018 EfL launched the LearningShared SEND community which brought together more than 80 specialist SEND leaders and practitioners across the UK. The community has since developed into a professional learning community comprising more than 2000 practitioners from that support learners with SEND.