This new module, resulting from the pan European Erasmus Project, examined inclusive practice for children with Complex Needs across 8 European Countries. The Project used the training materials developed as a result of the DfE funded Complex Learning Difficulties and Disabilities Research Project, (Carpenter et al , 2012/ 2015) , to promote understanding and knowledge transfer around children’s Complex Needs . The goal was that this would impact on practice and increase opportunities for Inclusion.
Written by Jo Egerton, Senior Research Fellow for the ITIDE Project , based at Leeds Beckett University (and formerly Research Officer for the CLDD Project) this new module is designed to add fresh information to the suite of Complex Needs modules . This module is designed be used introduction to inclusion in education. It can be studied alone or as a gateway to the Complex Needs modules (www.complexneeds.org.uk).
Jo Egerton, Schools Research Consultant, and Bev Cockbill, Training Co-ordinator and Structured Teaching Practitioner in complex learning needs, Chadsgrove Teaching School, Bromsgrove, write about the use of mental wealth journals for pupils with additonal needs.
Diane Rochford, the Chair of the Government’s Review on Assessment for children with SEND, has endorsed the popular book:
“Engaging Learners with Complex Learning Difficulties and Disabilities:A resource book for teachers and teaching assistants, (Routledge)”
“In the light of Government reforms in the assessment of children with SEND this is extremely timely. The book is profoundly significant in that it does what teaching was meant for and that is to place the child at the heart of learning”
– Diane Rochford
Acknowledging that the book is being widely used by Teachers and others in a variety of settings , the publishers are offering a 20% discount for a limited period. (see below):
This book is available to purchase direct from Routledge:
In this new article Professor Carpenter, former Director of the DfE funded Project on Children with Complex Learning Difficulties and Disabilities, discusses what new teaching and learning approaches are required to truly meet the needs of the children. Research has shown that Engagement is the key to successful learning for these children, and, indeed, any child with Special Needs.
The article describes how the Engagement Framework for Learning (including the Profile and Scale) evolved, how it was extensively trialled across the UK and internationally, and how is commends itself as a personalised assessment approach that celebrates children’s learning, and empowers the quality of teaching. Prof Barry Carpenter SEND May 2016.
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Following the work of its Complex Needs Review Group , Chaired by Professor Barry Carpenter, nasen is delighted to announce the publication of the latest free legislative updates to the Complex Needs training materials.
This comprehensive online update sets out the most pressing legal responsibilities above and beyond the Children and Families Act 2014.
Whether you’re a SENCO, teacher, teaching assistant, governor or manager, these slide-based online materials are a rich resource designed with you in mind.
Access the key information that you’ll need for your school and ensure that you meet all of the necessary legal requirements for your setting.
Article just published: Jones, P.; Churilla, I.; Demes, A.; Sadlo, R.; Sweeney, M.; & Pastore, H. (2015). Finding Ferdy: A Collaborative Inquiry About a Student with Complex Disabilities, The Canadian Journal for Teacher Research, 3.
When a child has Complex Learning Needs , there is no ‘quick fix’. The teacher will need to investigate, explore, search , to find out more about the styles of learning that will be effective in truly engaging the child. This is a process of Inquiry , that goes hand in hand with evidence based practice.
This was an inherent component of the national Complex Learning Difficulties and Disabilities Research Project in the UK, – (http://complexld.ssatrust.org.uk)
This new article by Dr Phyllis Jones and colleagues exemplifies how the process of Engagement , as the basis for effective pedagogy, links collaboratively with the Teacher process of Inquiry .
Article just published: Jones, P.; Churilla, I.; Demes, A.; Sadlo, R.; Sweeney, M.; & Pastore, H. (2015). Finding Ferdy: A Collaborative Inquiry About a Student with Complex Disabilities, The Canadian Journal for Teacher Research, 3,
This week a new EU funded Erasmus Project was launched in Graz, Austria. This Project will take the extensively trialled Briefing Sheets for the UK CLDD Project (Engagement4Learning) and translate them into several European languages.
The briefing sheets will then be used to support Inclusion of children with Special Needs in the representative EU countries. The Project will go through
various trial and development phases, through to 2018.
The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.