Supporting SEND students both in mainstream and specialist provision - Shared screen with speaker view
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Good Afternoon everyone from a very rainy Loughborough!
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Good afternoon from Peterborough Regional College.. its raining here too
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hi Susan burns, Bev here from Tynemet college
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Good Afternoon from Newcastle college
Good to hear from you Bev hope you are well
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hello from Abingdon & Witney - rainy here!
Hi Susan and Bev its Julie Newcastle College
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Hello all, Karen from City College Plymouth here
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Hello all, Victoria from Manchester College, surprisingly it isn’t actually raining here at the moment!
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Hello all, Michelle from Cornwall College St Austell
One of our Local authorities has not confirmed they will pay summer HN payment as they are waiting for government guidelines. Do you have anything you can share that we can pass onto the LAs?
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Perfect! Thank you.
Much better thank you!
Polly, the government guidance did say 1:1s should be risk assessed and agreed by SLT. Have you felt that necessary ?
Totally agree about the continued work of our learning support teams
How do you facilitate drop ins virtually?
Teams is used at Buxton and Leek College, agree engage parents in the process
Jenny van Niekerk
Newcastle College use Teams
Teams and Zoom are both good. We have also used WhatsApp & Messenger for smaller group chats
I have some concerns too about induction and transition, I would be really grateful for any ideas or good practice
Our local authorities are happy for some reviews to be delayed
We are working to produce virtual tours for transition learners, along with summer activity packs being sent but would be keen to hear from others on new plans
Evolve College using Teams providing a full timetable of lessons Monday to Thursday, supported by Support staff. Fridays we provide drop in / chat sessions and boredom busting activities. All online lessons are well attended
How are you funding all the additional hours of support and AT?
Re engaging MORE in this climate - I completely agree - I have two students who have really engaged in this way of learning and have excelled recently
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Inspiring and v uplifting :) ty so much Polly :)
Bridgend College are hosting an online virtual open evening tomorrow and I am hosting the ALn chatroom, has anyone yet hosted a similar event and can share good practice on how this went?
Buxton and Leek are starting virtual open events from the 11th May, we will be working through Blackboard
Hi Bridgend we are hosting a virtual open event on 14th may so would be good to know how your event goes
City College Plymouth hosted a Virtual Open Day on Saturday, which went really well, after a few slight technical hitches.
Happy to share, we will present re the content of the programmes and answer any questions. Do like the idea of a virtual tour.
Bridgend College are teaching and supporting remotely via Google classroom, hangout meet and other platforms and have sent out work packs to our ILS Learners. We are maintaining weekly support with approximately 100 learners in addition to the 400 being supported weekly by our wellbeing teams. We aren't carrying out any face to face activity as we don't currently have EHCP's ( Welsh equivalent IDP's) yet. Thanks for the comments re the open evening. Really looking forward to trying this!
Denise, do all students attend all 3 days?
Is there any advice on PPE for tutors working with the EHCP learners that struggle with understanding social distancing?
Following on from Karen's comment, as anyone got students in that require Personal Care?
We definitely do
I would be interested too please re PPE and Personal Care
Buxton and Leek College. Yes I would be interested in PPE whilst staff are doing personal care too
Thank you Polly,
That's amazing, Denise, well done Newcastle!
That would be great Polly!
That is a great idea Polly
Thanks Polly that would be great
That would be really useful Polly
Yes please that would be amazing Polly
I would welcome a transition webinar
Buxton and Leek College. One parent I interviewed last week, asked if her son could have his transition in the summer or September for the first few weeks?
Transition webinar would be great
I agree more discussion on transition would be useful
Also concerns about learners at the top end of EHCPs i.e 25 year old and how now to support their transition and if there is anyway to extend the EHCP or funding for their education
You aren't on Virgin are you?
Love it Nicola! Exactly what people are talking about at the moment
That was a good video. tar
Well done Andy and Nicola that was fab!
Brilliant ideas love it :)
would love to see your prezi afterwards too
Love it - well done
Individual learning packs have been a bit hit with our learners. I think they enjoy receiving those in the post.
Will these presentations all be shared afterwards please?
This is a crucial time for working towards preparing for adulthood EHCP objectives e.g. travel training- any suggestions?
Do people have many learners who have no access to technology?
Great stuff. Thanks for sharing
Hi everyone, this is the link for Nicola's video that was cut short. We will also email this to you after the session. https://prezi.com/v/yk6n2jwn5avg/welcome-case-study-our-experience-of-home-learning/
Julie - a few but we have managed to loan them college equipment.
Hi everyone p,
Fab thank you
a good app we use at Harlow college is called Showbie
Yes we have a list of about 60 who have requested laptops
We have learners with no access to technology and have provided laptops and getting dongles sourced, as well as posting them workpacks.
We have found issues with families trying to share laptops for work, school, college etc. Adds to the family pressure as well.
Julie, we do a tLewisham College. We're sending out packs of paper resources with instructions for the parents/carers
Thanks everyone, it seems we're all doing similar things where possible.
Great that we can see the link to Nicola's video. Can we all have this presentation too ? Lots of info on there that I think would be helpful.
If you supply laptops and dongles, how does the ICT team monitor the appropriate usage of ICT?
Is there any guidance or information on how to provide grades for students assuming that these progammes (Pathways to Work and Independent Living for us) are required to be assessed in the same way as GCSEs? Everyone had completed different amounts prior to lock down for example
We have a few issues with shared / no technology / wifi limitations. Sending out paper-based activities or practical activities to these students. Parents Whatsapping photos of what people have done. Also have set up a community page on Facebook for students to share what they are doing with each other.
Re ICT, they go through a VPN usually which ensure our ICT team can monitor
My LSW phones the parents regularly to check the students are Ok.
Has contacting learners via phones been an issue for other colleges? Do you use other platforms?
We are using Cisco Jabber
We have been using phones, email and our online journals via SeeSaw
Relating learning to home life works really well as the parents can buy-in to it really easily. We phone through Skype so there's ni issue with personal phone numbers
My Learning support practitioners are not able to use personal phones and do not have access to work mobiles, has anyone had success with Teams to offer support?
We managed to get college mobiles just before lockdown for all Course Leads in Skills Development, and they communicate closely with the Learning Support Assistants and Tutors
Yes, only 2 staff from a team of 78 had access to work mobile phones. If email and other digital contact isn't working we are referring to the two workers covering mobile calls or our wellbeing colleagues as needed.
We are allowing staff to use mobiles using 141 but prefer them to use Teams as it is covers them more
We've also found texting the student or scheduling a weekly time before you call so they pick up - teenagers don't pick up unknown numbers!
Yes we have issues with contact via mobile, we have one Learning support practitioner who can follow up with lack of contact.
Good point Lizz!
Good advice, thank you. We did have issues with learners not picking up when phoning
Hi, Where to we find this form please?
We've given out approx. 150 laptops to students last week
We have handed out all of our laptops before lockdown and have donated all PPE from labs, workshops and salons to the frontline. Really hope there is support to reinvest.
I agree with that Lynn. It was too much at the beginning for Parents as all Tutors were sending work
Yes, we only have the personal tutor and FS tutor sending work once a week.
We're also limiting the amount of work with key tutors maintaining control with our SEND learners.
hoHow do you host on line drop in sessions for transition?\
Are the virtual learning walks not causing anxiety?
We do that during Enrichment Lynn. Students really enjoy their dance session.
It really shows the vast difference in SEND provision across the sector
Thank you all for your input :)
Really enjoyed that -thanks Lynn
So interesting, thank you to all speakers
I think v. learning walks would have to be explained very clearly to teachers - that they are supportive and developmental - otherwise they could add another layer of anxiety. But if handled well, they could be good.
Thank you so much everyone. This was incredibly useful.
Thank you everyone!
Thanks you - very helpful
Thank you, all very inspiring and helpful!
Thanks to all - been really useful
A really useful and insightful webinar. Thanks for the speakers and attendees
THANK YOU all. That was amazing :)
Thank you all for your ideas
Thank you everyone - really helpful and good to know all feel the same!
Great the hear so much positivity - thank you everyone
Thank you this has been fantastic Jo
Thanks everyone, really useful!
Many thanks to you all from SGS College
Thank you really informative
thank you all for the sharing of ideas
Great session - Thank you everyone
Thank you for this, really interesting...and nice to see some different faces! One question Polly - how do you run the sofa cinema? That sounds awesome!
Thank you all so much for the useful information
Thank you very much. It is useful to hear what everyone is doing and also to know we are facing the same challenges together!
Thank you everyone, stay safe everyone
Keep up the good work everyone
Alison Mc Loughlin
Thank you from West Thames College.
Thanks brilliant for motivation!
I have been amazed at how resilient staff have been. We work with some amazing people!
Thank you very much ,really enjoyed this.
Thank You for a beneficial and informative session
Thank you Ian
Thank you all very much, lots of food for thought there! We;re all in this together
Thank you for this session. SK College Group (St Helens and Knowsley Colleges).
Thank you interested to hear more about the sofa Cinema too
Thank you very much to everyone - good to hear that we are all in this and having shared experiences. Some really helpful information too. Many thanks from GB Met!
Thanks all - so useful
Thank you from East Surrey College
Thank you panelists :)
Thank you for all the information from Buxton and Leek College. really enjoyed it
Darren Della Maestra
Thank you very much all. Very interesting to hear we are all facing some similar issues and impressed with all the excellent work and the sharing and helpful advice. Stay healthy all. Best wishes from Havant and South Downs College
This has been really interesting and so inspiring … thank you ;0)
Thanks too you all - very interesting