Working in partnership with Medway Council to create an education and SEND training programme, we are proud to announce that we are providing a range of services for free to Medway Nurseries, Primary, Secondary schools and post-16 settings.
Fortis Trust Outreach Service will be delivering training free for schools and professionals from Term 2 through to Term 6. The training will be virtual, with the opportunity for face-to-face sessions, to ensure that the training is bespoke to the individual setting/provision. Fortis Trust Outreach Service(FOS) can provide for students and staff, to support those who are displaying challenging behaviours. Through coaching & mentoring, strategies and interventions, the intended outcome is for students to remain within their lessons and to be able to access teaching and learning; as well as be able to co- and self-regulate their emotions.
Our Free Services include:
Training: Specialist: SEN Need Types
Virtual professional development sessions for practitioners, with different weekly foci each term, from Term 2 -Term 6 (2023-24), the following training sessions will be provided:
Positive Behaviour and De-escalation
To understand the reason for challenging behaviours and to have a toolkit of strategies to effectively defuse and manage situations.
To understand how to adapt (differentiate) work to enable all pupils to access teaching and learning.
To understand the potential barriers faced by those on the Autistic spectrum and how to effectively support these learners.
To understand the difficulties those with ADHD (both male and female) and how to effectively support these learners.
To recognise and understand the difficulties that learners with Dyslexia have and how to effectively support them to access teaching and learning.
DDD (Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia and Developmental Co-ordination Difficulties (Dyspraxia)
To be able to understand the difficulties and to recognise the signs that may indicate that learners have Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia and Developmental Co-ordination Difficulties (Dyspraxia). To have a toolkit of strategies to support these learners.
Effective Identification of Needs
To be able to effectively identify potential difficulties and barriers to learning and how these can be supported without a diagnosis.
To be able to recognise the potential barriers and difficulties for leaners with Oppositional Defiant Disorder and strategies that can be implemented to support.
To have an understanding of what Pathological Demand Avoidance (Demand Avoidant Profile) is and to have a toolkit of strategies to support these learners.
Consistency of support
How to develop a clear programme of how to consistently support learners with SEND throughout the school day which will be used by all key staff.
To be able to understand the reasons for anxiety and how it can present. To have a toolkit of strategies to be able support learners with anxiety.
To understand the reasons for developing effective transition processes. To be able to have a range of effective strategies to support at different transition points.
To sign up for the Training: Specialist: SEN Need Types, please click visit the website on the link, and select Education and SEND.
You will need to set-up an account to book.
If you have any difficulties, please email Lorraine Lewin: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Specialist: Outreach Service: SEND Needs
Providing high-quality support and advice to enable students with diagnosed and undiagnosed SEND to succeed in the mainstream setting within Nurseries, Primary, Secondary schools and post-16 settings.
Schools and Academies that have already tried a range of support and strategies for their young people will be able to make referrals for support of individual children who require additional support and/or new strategies to reduce challenging behaviours.
To make a referral, please contact Lorraine Lewin via the link below.
Termly SENDCo Meetings
Termly meetings for all SENDCos in Medway provisions, which will be held jointly with the Fortis Trust Outreach Service and Medway Council.
To sign up for the Termly SENDCo Meetings, please email Lorraine Lewin, via the link below. You will then be provided with the dates and how to access the meetings.