The Special Education world is changing –
are you ready to be a part of it?
If so, this online training community is right for you, your school and most importantly the children that you teach.
We are presently in the midst of the worst SEND funding crisis I have known in my 20-year teaching career. With central government cuts, local government restrictions and a rise in the numbers of additional needs; Schools, our schools are struggling to have the professional impact that we would like to have on the level of support and education we know that children deserve to experience.
As a teacher of SEND for the last 20 years, I have experienced a number of initiatives and trends, which have enriched my approach to SEND teaching, learning and leadership and I want to share all of this with you.
With my expertise and the expertise of my network this platform offers cutting edge effective information, training and thought.
The present impact of funding cuts and local authority restrictions have undoubtedly led to a limit on resources, expertise and most importantly training opportunities for all teachers, not just NQT’s.
Traditional CPD routes also means that you have one or two specialised members of staff in your school who when they have time will disseminate their knowledge to others, leading to a surface understanding which we would all agree requires more time than is available, to embed.
How does this site work?
Once your school has joined our community, your teachers and additional staff can make an account of their own. They will then gain access to weekly videos, resources or training. You will receive 39 videos, resources or training which reflects the school year but look out for our bonus materials too.
Is there lots of extra work as a result of the training?
The strength of this approach to training is that it is completely in your control. The time, day and frequency is all up to you.
There will be a steady flow of information from the EEG but your school and staff will be in control of how you use the platform and the information shared.
Is there a limit to the numbers of members my school can enrol?
There will be a limit for your school members but we have set the bar really high. This limit is purely to help us manage the site and to deliver the best possible service to you all. If you need a few more spaces do not hesitate to contact us. (more than 3 additions will incur a £25 charge per person for the year)
less than 200 pupils – 15 staff
201 – 350 pupils – 30 staff
351 – 500 pupils – 45 staff
501 – 700 pupils – 60 staff
701+ pupils – 70 staff
How do we contact you, if we need to know more?
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for general enquiries
There will be a weekly reflection session, where the SENCo or nominated person from your school can ask a question or two. Feel free to nominate up to 4 people from your school to support the sharing of good practice.
The reflective sessions will happen via zoom. There will also be an optional closed Facebook members area where all your staff can connect, collaborate and create.
If something isn’t working as expected on the site contact us on email@example.com
How do we contact the premium professionals?
Premium professionals have a designated space on our main website essentialeducationgroup.com
Simply pop over and connect. You can also get further training from the Essential Education Group see our training and CPD page on the website