21 episodes

We are the UK’s leading provider of specialist education and care for children and young people with social, emotional and mental health needs, communication difficulties (autistic spectrum conditions, Asperger’s Syndrome, speech, language and communication needs) and complex learning needs.

Special Educational Needs Witherslack Group

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We are the UK’s leading provider of specialist education and care for children and young people with social, emotional and mental health needs, communication difficulties (autistic spectrum conditions, Asperger’s Syndrome, speech, language and communication needs) and complex learning needs.

    The Importance of Mental Health in Schools: Turning Knowledge into Action

    The Importance of Mental Health in Schools: Turning Knowledge into Action

    As part of the Supporting Leaders in Education series, this podcast focuses on mental health and education.

    • 50 min
    Steering a course through covid podcast

    Steering a course through covid podcast

    Dr Tony Lloyd, CEO of the ADHD Foundation and Justine Sims, Exectutive Head Teacher for Queensmead House School in Windsor present a podcast on 'Steering a course through covid' as part of our Supporting Leaders in Education series.

    • 45 sec
    Neurodiversity and Education

    Neurodiversity and Education

    We sat down with Dr Tony Lloyd, CEO of the ADHD Foundation at our Regional Special Educational Needs Conference: Supporting Leaders in Education in Manchester. Here Tony gives a snapshot of his presentation on Neurodiversity. 

    • 8 min
    Why has Ofsted changed their framework and what does this mean to schools?

    Why has Ofsted changed their framework and what does this mean to schools?

    We sat down with Jeremy Bird, Director of HGA Learning to discuss what the new Ofsted framework means to schools.  

    • 15 min
    How to support positive behaviour

    How to support positive behaviour

    Elaine Capstick, Lead Practitioner (Safeguarding, Behaviour & Inclusion) and Richard Wilkins, Safeguarding, Behaviour and Inclusion Director discuss how to support positive behaviour. 
    SECTIONS
    2.00 - 12.43. We discuss why children and young people display challenging behaviours, the importance of understanding their behaviours and how Witherslack Group implement Positive Behaviour Support. 
    12.45 - 48.36. Practical hints and tips to support children and young people displaying challenging behaviours. 
    49.39 - 1:01:08. Practical hints and tips on how to support children and young people during term time. 
    1:01:12 - 1:12.22. Practical hints and tips on how to support children and young people during half term/ summer.  

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Using IT to inspire teaching and learning

    Using IT to inspire teaching and learning

    Ruth Smith, Class Teacher and Computing and New Technologies Lead and Rob Lynas, Deputy Head Teacher of Westmorland School in Chorley discuss the impact of ICT on teaching and learning. 

    • 19 min

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