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Learning in Harmony Trust

Training & Accreditations

Training & Accreditations

The Learning in Harmony Trust is proud to offer a range of training to schools within our Trust but also to schools within the London Borough of Newham and the City of Southend-on-Sea. 

National Award for SEN Coordination (NASENCO)

The National Award for SEN Coordination is a master’s level qualification that is mandatory for all new-to role SENCOs. The practical approach taken by the Eastern Partnership UK (SEND) ensures you will gain a high level of knowledge and skill about the strategic and operational aspects of the SENCO role whilst building strong networks in your local area.

If you are interested in hearing more about this course, please complete our expression of interest form linked here.

Advanced SENCO Award

Eastern Partnership lead the Advanced SENCO award a further 30 credit master's module or certificated module through the University of Hertfordshire. This runs from January to May.

This course is run for delegates across the 152 local authorities and is run via a virtual platform for 5 teaching days.

Course content: 

  • Strategic work with colleagues within the school or across schools.
  • Improving participation in learning in a variety of contexts.
  • Leading, developing and where necessary, challenging practice.
  • Evaluating evidence about learning.
  • Developing, monitoring and evaluating systems within one or multiple settings.
  • Implementing change.
  • Your learning will impact on your personal and professional qualities as a SENCO.

The knowledge and skills gained are in line with the national learning outcomes for SENCOs and are intended to broaden and deepen knowledge and skills in each of the outcome areas.

If you are interested in hearing more about this course, please complete our expression of interest form linked here.

Autism Education Trust Accredited Training

In the London Borough of Newham

We can offer:

  • Post 16 Training Programme
  • Progression Framework for (Post-16)

In the City of Southend-on-Sea

We can offer: 

  • Early Years Programme
  • Schools Professional Development Programme
  • Post 16 Programme 
  • Progression Framework

If you are interested in hearing more about the courses above, please complete our expression of interest form linked here.

Course Information

Post-16 Programme
The Post-16 Programme offers training and resources to professionals working in various Post-16 settings for autistic young people above 16 years. 

The AET Post-16 programme will form an essential part of your Continuing Professional Development.

Progression Framework
The Progression Framework is intended to assist practitioners in identifying areas where autistic pupils may require additional support so that specific programmes can be planned and implemented. It can also provide evidence of the effectiveness of such support. It is recommended that, where possible, discussions about learning needs, interventions and progress involve the pupil, their parents or carers and all those who work with them. 

The use of the Progression Framework is intended to be flexible. It can be used:

  • as a reference document to support existing systems e.g. Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs)
  • within or alongside other progress measures or tools (e.g. online progress tracking software)
  • as an interactive tool within the EXCEL spreadsheet format
  • adapted to individual needs 

Early Years Programme

Early Years Making sense of autism
This is a raising awareness module for anyone working in early years settings. This includes teaching and support staff, office and ancillary staff, caterers, caretakers, transport staff and governors.

Early Years Good Autism Practice
This is a module for practitioners who work directly with autistic children in early years settings, and it provides guidance on processes and tools that can help practitioners to implement good autism practice.

Schools Professional Development Programme

Schools Making sense of autism
This is a raising awareness module for anyone working in schools. This includes teaching and support staff, office and ancillary staff, caterers, caretakers, transport staff and governors.

Schools Good Autism Practice
This is a module for practitioners who work directly with autistic children in early years settings, and it provides guidance on processes and tools that can help practitioners to implement good autism practice.

Additional Training Modules

The AET has developed a number of topic-based modules, including:

Positive Behaviour Support Training

The Learning in Harmony Trust is currently able to offer Level 1 & 2 training in the London Borough of Newham. 

We tailor our training solutions to the needs of your organisation, giving you and your team the confidence and strategies you need to de-escalate challenging situations and reduce the need for physical intervention.

Team Teach training transforms relationships, equipping everyone to manage distressed behaviours and conflicts safely and respectfully.

If you are interested in booking Positive Behaviour Support Training for your Newham based school or MAT,  please complete the expression of interest Google Form linked here.

 Engagement Model Training

The engagement model is the assessment (replacing P scales 1 to 4) for pupils working below the standard of national curriculum assessments and not engaged in subject-specific study. Teachers must use the engagement model to assess pupils working below the standard of the national curriculum assessments and not engaged in subject-specific study at key stage 1 and key stage 2.

How will pupils be assessed?

The engagement model has 5 areas of engagement:

  • exploration
  • realisation
  • anticipation
  • persistence
  • initiation

These areas allow teachers to assess pupils’ engagement in developing new skills, knowledge and concepts in the school’s curriculum by demonstrating how pupils are achieving specific outcomes. They represent what is necessary for pupils to fully engage in their learning and reach their full potential.

Attention Autism

Attention Autism is an intervention model designed by Gina Davies, a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist. It aims to develop natural and spontaneous communication through the use of visually based and highly motivating activities. 

Learning in Harmony Trust courses are delivered by advanced practitioners, further information regarding this training will be made available soon.

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