Staff Training

Training 
LOIS regularly runs a highly regarded training course for SENCOs and school managers on managing medical conditions and/or physical disabilities in a mainstream environment.

Alongside support for SENCOs and school managers, LOIS also delivers training for TAs who directly support pupils with medical conditions and/or physical disabilities in mainstream schools.

Good Practice for SENCOs in Managing and Meeting the Needs of Pupils with Medical / Physical Needs and Disabilities
A strategic approach for SENCOs and School / Setting Leads with responsibility for managing and meeting needs

Participants will have the opportunity to gain skills and confidence in managing medical / physical needs. This will include: the legal context, national and local perspectives, how to produce school based Healthcare Plans for individual pupils, roles and responsibilities of staff, the management of risk and practical management on a day to day basis. 

Delivered by Julie Upton & Jo Chambers - LOIS Lead Teachers

Supporting Pupils with Medical/Physical Needs and Disabilities - a course for TAs
A practical course for TAs, including those new to the role Participants will have the opportunity to gain skills and confidence in supporting pupils with physical / medical needs considering mobility, medical needs and interventions, personal care needs, fine motor skill needs, perceptual skill needs, use of specialist equipment and understanding and contributing to a school based Healthcare Plan. 
The course will also help participants to understand how medical conditions may impact on a pupil's access to the environment and curriculum and will consider how to develop pupils' independence skills around access and learning. 

Delivered by Julie Upton & Jo Chambers - LOIS Lead Teachers

Understanding Perceptual Skills
A practical course for SENCOs, teachers and TAs to understand the impact of perceptual skill difficulties on a pupil in a mainstream classroom

This course is designed to increase participants' understanding of perception, auditory and visual perceptual skill difficulties and their impact on pupils' performance and attainment, particularly in relation to numeracy and literacy.
The course will cover an overview of perceptual skills, indicators of difficulties, impact of weaknesses in specific skills on learning and strategies for supporting pupils. Participants will get the opportunity to examine and experience a range of intervention programmes.

Delivered by Julie Upton & Jo Chambers - LOIS Lead Teacher

Understanding Fine Motor Skills
A practical course for SENCOs, teachers and TAs supporting pupils with fine motor skill difficulties in mainstream schools

This course is designed to increase participants' understanding of fine motor skill difficulties, their impact on pupils' performance and to raise awareness of resources and programmes available. 
The course will cover an overview of movement skills, the development of fine motor skills and hand function and consideration of the features of effective fine motor skills interventions. Participants will get the opportunity to examine and experience a range of interventions.

Delivered by Julie Upton & Jo Chambers - LOIS Lead Teacher

Inclusive Games Lesson
A practical course for Teachers, TAs and PE Coordinators / HODs

Practical ideas and strategies to enable all young people including those with medical / physical needs to access games lessons within the PE curriculum. 
The course includes practical activities and strategies to demonstrate inclusive practice and to enhance the delivery of games lessons, development of pupils' personal and social skills within games lessons and innovative ways of providing competitive activities.

Delivered by Julie Upton & Jo Chambers - Lead LOIS Teacher

Inclusive Gymnastics Lesson
A practical course for Teachers, TAs and PE Coordinators / HODs

Practical ideas and strategies to enable all young people including those with medical / physical needs to access gymnastics lessons within the PE curriculum.
The course includes an overview of the theory of inclusive practice, observation of a gymnastics lesson, disability awareness raising activities and sharing an example of good practice in planning to support pupils with more complex medical/physical needs in gymnastics lessons.

Delivered by Julie Upton & Jo Chambers- Lead LOIS Teacher

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