Educational Equity Toolkit: Vulnerability

Children facing challenges such as homelessness or domestic instability may find it difficult to concentrate on their studies. The stressors associated with vulnerability can impact cognitive development, hinder attainment, and lead to social isolation. Moreover, a lack of support systems and resources to address these vulnerabilities within the school environment can exacerbate the problem. Recognising and addressing the diverse needs of vulnerable students, providing appropriate support, and fostering an inclusive school culture are crucial steps to mitigate the barriers to learning associated with vulnerability.

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The Advanced SENCo leadership programme focuses on organisational factors that will influence the strategic leadership of SEND in settings. There is a clear focus on data and self-evaluation to help ensure SENCos lead change using an informed evidence base.

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This half-day workshop will focus on National, Regional and School level data around SEND to understand the unique context of each setting and reflect on differences in identification of needs. Understanding how Surrey Inclusion and Additional Needs framework can support SEND practices in schools.

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This event will provide information about Surrey’s policies and procedures on Special Educational Needs and Disability, in a period of constant change and challenge. There is also guidance for new SENCos on strategies and approaches that will help them manage their role.

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These are SENCo network meetings which aim to update SENCos on the most recent developments in SEND across Surrey and nationally. Examples of good practice will be shared along with speakers from key agencies who will articulate their offer to schools so that SENCos can access the most appropriate support to upskill staff in their setting in order to meet the needs of learners.

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This programme will equip SENCOs to lead the improvement of inclusive practices across their settings. To further develop leadership skills in SENCos so that they are able to have more influence on further developing and improving inclusive practices across their setting.

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Specialist Centre Network meetings run by SAfE in conjunction with Surrey. These focus on sharing strategic Surrey developments and key messages for developing practice.

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Whole school focus on provision and how leaders ensure that all staff are well trained, and that support is demand-led, based on the needs of the current and future cohorts. An opportunity to take a strategic view on the whole school infrastructure for meeting the needs of learners with SEND and those without.

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Surrey SEND Conference sharing strategic updates and insights on SEND across the country from national experts. Giving a clear vision of the national landscape and how developments will impact on schools and their overall practices.

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Aimed at Nursery, Reception and Year 1 Practitioners. This event will provide opportunities for practitioners to discuss expectations for the following year and review their curriculums for the future year to best suit their pupils. This session will be research informed and focus on helping practitioners to enable their transitions to be seamless. This event is timed in summer 2 as all practitioners should know the year group that they will be teaching in the next academic year.

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The impact of socioeconomic disadvantage on learning is pernicious. Unchecked, we know that this gap widens incrementally from early years throughout a pupil’s educational career. In Surrey, our challenge is often finding ways to support small numbers of target pupils dispersed across the school. Finding ways to ensure educational equity for pupils remains a priority at SAfE.

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