Dingley’s Promise collaborates with the Early Years SEND Partnership to launch FREE Transition Training Course
Following the success of the charity’s Inclusion Training Offer, launched during the Covid-19 lockdown, Dingley’s Promise has become the newest member of the Early Years SEND Partnership and will offer a new course that centres around transitions in the Early Years.
The course, titled Early Years SEND Transition Training, is aimed at professionals working with children in the EYFS, Special Educational Needs Coordinators (SENCOs) in receiving primary schools, and relevant Local Authority staff. It focuses on how to best support children with special needs and disabilities (SEND) to have the best transitions from Early Years settings to school.
The training takes place online via workbooks, recorded seminars and live group webinars led by trainers. The course is divided into three units which delve into the transition process from the point of view of the child, the family, and the settings. It will consider why children with SEND (and their families) are likely to find transition more challenging, and look at what strategies can be used to benefit everyone involved in the process. The course will also highlight how to support well being and the impact of Covid-19.
180 free spaces are on offer to local authorities across England, with a maximum of three people from each area. Those three spaces will first be offered to an Early Years Practitioner, a school SENCO, and a local authority employee, but the most important thing is that participants are actively committed to working in their local area to improve transitions for children with SEND.
Dingley’s Promise is also facilitating transition planning processes in four local authority areas in the south as part of the same project, and in those areas there will be local ‘Action Learning Sets’ and an additional three places on the training to give them the most information and expertise possible during the process.
Sign ups for the training are open and will close on the 20th of August.
Dingley’s Promise looks forward to working with the first cohort of trainees in September and is proud to be spearheading a movement to improve transitions for children with SEND nationwide.