Courses, conferences, information and media
Semerc (Solutions for Inclusion) offers training to teachers and Sencos in the use of digital cameras and video cameras, switch skills, Mind Mapping and whiteboards at venues in London, Manchester and Stoke. Fees start at Pounds 159.
From June 14
EQUALS BEST PRACTICE COURSES
Forthcoming workshops include: National accreditation for students 14-19, London, June 14; Rebound therapy for special educational needs (Open College Network Level 2), Newcastle, September 29-30. Conferences include: Creativity in learning (dance, drama, creative arts, music), York, June 30-July 7.
Supporting Students Affected by Eating Disorders
The Eating Disorders Association is holding this education training day at Harrow school. The fee is pound;175 per person for school staff.
Contact Clare Curtis on 0870 770 3256 ext 233 for information.
What works? educating disabled children for life
Speakers at this conference, organised by The TES and Scope, include Mary Warnock and Tony Manwaring, Scope's chief executive.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for free registration.
THE HELPING RELATIONSHIP
An Interconnections meeting will explore the relationship between parents and practitioners. Speaker: Professor Hilton Davis, director, Centre for Parent and Child Support, South London NHS Trust. Fee: pound;180 plus VAT.
Free places available for parents who are not part of a group.
Telfax: 01905 23255; www.icwhatsnew.com
ACCESS AND INTEGRATION CONFERENCE
This conference at Coventry university last December was co-sponsored by the Ergonomics Society. For a further conference, planned for this December, the organisers want contributions from "anyone with an interest in schools and pupils with special educational needs on the highlights and lowlights of school design and operation".
Contact Mike Tainsh at email@example.com
LEARNING DISABILITY WEEK
Events are co-ordinated by Mencap.
June 25-July 1
DEAFBLIND AWARENESS WEEK
Events are co-ordinated by the DeafBlind Association.
Tel: 01783 358100; www.deafblind.org.uk
GO FOR IT! RELATIONSHIPS
June 15, 4-6am.
This series for young people with severe learning difficulties aged 12-16 aims to help them become aware of their identities, emotions and sexuality.
GO FOR IT! CHOICES
June 16, 2-3.15am
Documentaries to help young people aged 13-16 with learning difficulties cope with everyday life.
June 16, 3.15-4am
Programmes for young people aged 11-16 with special needs.
GO FOR IT! LIFESKILLS
June 16, 4-5.40am
Helping older teenagers with severe learning difficulties consider their options after leaving school.
June 16, 5.40-6am
Programme on farming for children aged 11-16 with special needs.
All programmes can be viewed and downloaded following transmission. There is a searchable library at www.teachers.tvsearchArchive.do
MISS KELLY GOES TO STEINER
June 6, 12pm; June 7, 12.15pm, 8.15pm and 12.15am; June 8, 9.45pm and 5.45am; June 11, 7am and 9.15pm; June 13, 6am and 7am; June 14, 6.15am and 7.15am
Sue Kelly, deputy head of Sackville community college, West Sussex, spends a day at the independent Brighton Steiner school, comparing the two educational systems.
SPECIAL SCHOOLS: INCLUSIVE CLASSROOM
June 12, 6.30am and 7.30am
Pupils at Crosshill secondary school, Blackburn (the first special school to achieve technology college status) produce a DVD based on Macbeth. Plus, two boys go to a mainstream school to take part in team sports.
MANAGING INCLUSION: PREVENTING EXCLUSION
June 12, 4pm and 4am; June 15, 4pm; June 18, 9am; June 21, 4pm; June 22, 5pm; June 25, 1pm
Preston Manor high school's programmes to help black African and Caribbean boys with challenging behaviour avoid exclusion include anger management and pastoral support agreed with parents.
MANAGING INCLUSION: REDUCING THE BURDEN
June 12, 4.15pm and 4.15am; June 15, 4.15pm; June 18, 9.15am; June 21, 4.15pm; June 22, 5.15pm; June 25, 1.15pm Since 2003, the heads of Coventry's 19 secondary schools have co-operated in Managed Moves - an alternative to permanent exclusion. It allows pupils to be transferred via a pupil referral unit from one school to another.
SPECIAL SCHOOLS: TEACHING VISUALLY IMPAIRED PUPILS
June 13, 12.30pm, 8.30pm and 5.30am; June 15, 12.1pm, 8.15pm and 12.15am; June 18, 7.30am and 11.15pm; June 20, 6.30am and 7.30am; June 22, 6.15am and 7.15am
A look at how Dorland House special school in Kent prepares pupils for an independent life. Also featured is the creative arts component of a link with a school in Sierra Leone as pupils prepare to visit Africa.
Contributions to the diary should be sent to SNExtra@tes.co.uk