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SEND bulletin 20 October

Dear Leaders of SEN and Inclusion,

Welcome to our third issue of the SEN bulletin. It has been great to see so many of you in the networks and workshops that have taken place so far this half term. I look forward to meeting more of you over the next few weeks

Madhu Bhachu
Quality and Partnership Lead SEN and Inclusion

EHAP training

Training sessions are free and must be booked via Ealing CPD Online. Spaces are limited. For queries, please contact the family information service on 020 8825 5588 or Select the date to view event inormation and to book:

Travel training announcement

Ealing Council is offering a new travel training programme in partnership with Essex County Council. The training not only allows young people to get to their place of learning independently, but also enhances their social life and ability to access further education and employment as they get older. You can now self-refer to travel training by filling out a new form online. To find out more about travel training, such as eligibility and where to apply, please see the Independent Travel Training Section.

Please kindly share with YP, families and your teams/networks.

Part time SENDCo needed Stanhope Primary School

We are looking to appoint a part time SENCO to cover maternity leave at Stanhope Primary School, from December 2021 either through a secondment or a fixed term contract. The successful candidate will have a real passion for securing excellent outcomes for the SEND students through highly effective management and leadership.

At Stanhope there is a strong emphasis on sustaining and raising achievement in creative, innovative ways and there is a genuine commitment to collaboration and professional development. Stanhope is a values driven educational establishment which underpins all areas of school life.

Please contact Natalia Martinez for further information by email

SEND professional portal survey

The SEND portal team would like to invite SENCOs, inclusions leads and nursery leads to complete a 3–5-minute survey, to help improve the SEND Portal. All feedback will be kept anonymous. Do provide feedback by 25 November.

Education, health and care needs assessment, plans and review key dates/deadlines

Summary of key dates for SEND assessments, submission deadlines, requests for EHC needs assessments and information on high school transfers.

SEND training and networks for school governors

Attached is a list of all SEND training and networks for school’s governors. Select event for an overview, dates, times. Please book a place via Ealing CPD Online.

Emotional Literacy Support Assistants (ELSA) Project

Ealing's educational psychology service will be running the nationally recognised ESLA Project this academic year - training to start in the Spring term.

Exploring sensory profiles

This session will cover a multi-sensory approach in your teaching and different techniques that can easily be implemented into classroom learning. The course structure will be as follows:

  • An interactive session, where you will get the opportunity to take part in a variety of sensory games / activities
  • Experience what it is like to walk in the footsteps of a person who has sensory difficulties in order to understand how a multi-sensory approach can support a pupil’s ability to learn
  • An understanding of how the different senses can have an impact on a child’s learning
  • Strategies that can be used to support multi-sensory approaches within the classroom
  • A variety of resources that support multi-sensory learning
  • Inspired and ready to implement some multi-sensory approaches in your own setting

Date and time Thursday 18 November 2021, 3 - 4.30 pm
Cost £60 per person

Book a place

Annual review: Social care contribution

SENCOs, please ensure that all annual reviews for children with medical needs include advice from the relevant health professionals.

Schools can request social care advice for any child with a social worker or where social care advice is needed. If they are not sure who the social worker is then they can email at Premvanti Sanghani at for advice.

Please make your request at least 6 weeks before the date of the annual review meeting.

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Last updated: 20 Oct 2021