In July 2018, Generation CAN hosted their first event, celebrating the remarkable stories of children and young people with SEND and the people who support them. Winners from across Worcestershire were awarded for their progress, resilience and determination, like Jack (pictured) who has SEMH needs and was a school refuser but who has managed to return to school successfully, becoming a prefect; or Georgie (pictured) who, despite cerebral palsy, has undergone major surgery and worked very hard on a range of exercises to learn to walk. Most children came from a mainstream school setting but some were also from specialist or post-16 provisions.
Sponsored by a variety of national and local organisations, the charity will host its county awards again in July 2019 - this year a bigger and better event to continue to improve awareness and recognition for SENDs. Additionally, they are also trialling the Generation CAN Schools’ Awards pack this year with a number of SENCOs nationally in different settings to host their own in-school events to celebrate the children and young people within their own community. If you would be interested in trialling a schools pack, or know a SENCO who would, to be part of this exciting project, please email Hannah at yes@generationCAN.org.uk before the end of November to register your interest.
You can find out more about the charity and its aims by visiting their website www.generationCAN.org.uk
Tool - 30 Aug 2019 Silver AND Gold Member Only
A useful tool for silver and gold members in the EYFS, primary, secondary and post-16 settings. This resource is designed to help teachers work their way through the graduated approach for those pupils that haven’t necessarily yet been identified with SEN but for whom there are initial concerns.
Information - 29 Aug 2019 Silver AND Gold Member Only
Available to silver and gold members, this information based resource will be suitable for SENCos and leaders in Early Years settings, Schools and Colleges. The resource can be effectively used as part of the self review and improvement process, key benefits of this resources is to gain a concise overview of the Education Inspection Framework and implications of practice.
Tool - 29 Aug 2019 Silver AND Gold Member Only
Available to silver and gold members, this useful person centred working tool is suitable for those supporting pupils in Early Years, Primary, Secondary and post 16 settings. The resource can be used to outline a pupil’s key strengths, needs and the strategies and key adjustments to teaching that are needed every day. It can provide a useful vehicle for meaningful discussion around learning between the teacher and the pupil, involving them positively in discussing effective approaches to enable better engagement. Working in a person-centred way (across the whole setting), including the use of person-centred tools, is essential for not only populating the passport but also for getting the most from using it.