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  1. Specialist Support at Weston College Barbara Titmuss Advanced Practitioner Jenny Sutherland Specialist Tutor (AS) Sam LaTouche Specialist Tutor (B4L)

  2. Today • Our Roles and how they developed • The status of Specialist Support • The Provision at the present time • Ofsted • The FdA Inclusive Practice • Future Developments

  3. Context 2006 • Context for developing Specialist Support…….complex and varied LDD requiring specialist knowledge. • Key Factors: Training and qualifications to underpin existing experience of support staff. • FdA Inclusive Practice developed for Autism and Behaviour as the 2 specialisms, in the first instance.

  4. FdA Inclusive Practice • 120 credits at Level 1 in year 1 • 120 credits at Level 2 in year 2. • 6 modules are studied at Level 1, all of which are mandatory. • Year 1 – Level 1 - 20 Credit modules • Introduction to Education Policy and Disability Equality • Thinking and Learning • Supporting Professional Practice •  Behaviour for Learning •  Voice of the Learner •  Contributing to the support of People with Autistic Spectrum Conditions

  5. Year 2 • In year 2 select from optional modules in : Autism, Spld and Behaviour for Learning (B4L). • Supporting people with Autistic Spectrum Conditions • Understanding Learners with Literacy Difficulties • Supporting Professional Practice • Independent Study – choose from Autism, Spld or Behaviour for Learning •  Working in Partnership; Parents and Professionals • Contributions to Social Cohesion and Well Being in Educational Settings • Year 3 BA Hons

  6. Questions posed at the time • Why develop a Foundation Degree at Weston College? • Who is it for? • How, when and where should it be delivered?

  7. The Answers • Enabling career path for Support staff through work based learning • Flexible delivery – timing and location of teaching and learning • Variety of assessment approaches portfolios, presentations, observations in the workplace as well as formal writing • Learning in partnership

  8. Potential Modules for the future • PMLD • Sensory • Mental Health • Counselling

  9. Q & A • Please contact us on: • Tel : 01934 411411 extension 360/371 • Direct line 411597 Weston College Knightstone road Weston super Mare North Somerset BS232AL • Email: Barbara.titmuss@weston.ac.uk Jenny.sutherland@weston.ac.uk Sam.Latouche@weston.ac.uk Helen.Moore@weston.ac.uk