This event is aimed at teachers who are new to the special school sector, either NQTs or those transferring from other sectors.
Teaching in a Special school is markedly different from teaching in mainstream, and different Special schools have their own values, specialisms, resources and curriculum. This course is designed to connect you with other practioners who are 'New to Special', and to facilitate peer observations in each other's schools. You will have the opportunity to start a professional dialogue with other Special school teachers, gain fresh perspectives, articulate your practice and to improve the quality of your own teaching.
What people say about this event:
“Really good conversations and lots of time spent discussing, as opposed to carrying out meaningless tasks.”
“Really useful to share experiences with colleagues from other schools.”
“I enjoyed the meeting and discussing the varied practices in different settings.”
84% of previous participants agreed that the programme helped them to feel connected to a wider community of SEND practice.
You will meet other 'New to Special' teachers and be put into an observation triad. You will have the opportunity to discuss your own setting and what you hope to get out of the peer observation programme, establish expectations and finally to set up three half day visits to undertake the observations.