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SAfE is an alliance made up of schools and other partners to deliver a high quality, cohesive, coordinated school-led improvement system in Surrey and the wider area. We provide a central place for schools to go where they know they can find high quality support, information and professional learning opportunities which are open to all schools and settings across EYFS, Primary, Secondary and Special phases.

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What's coming up at SAfE?

Cross Phase

Primary

SAfE Vocabulary Project

21 March 2022

This project will focus on the development of children’s vocabulary in order to raise attainment across the whole curriculum.   Working with Shareen Wilkinson (nee Mayers), sessions will include:

  • The latest research on vocabulary and its importance for all children
  • Using reading to support vocabulary development
  • Implicit and explicit vocabulary instruction
  • Adaptive teaching to support children with SEND
  • Etymology and morphology and their roles in supporting spelling
  • Vocabulary and its role in SATs
  Delegates would develop understanding of vocabulary teaching, implement strategies within their own schools and evaluate impact. Meeting once a half term over an academic year, delegates would share their findings, engage in discussion and reflect on their own practice. Delegates would lead the project within their own schools to impact on all pupils, with support from their peers and the SAfE team. Please note the first session will start on the 8th November, the final session is TBC later on in the term.   Price: SAfE Subscriber: £256 Non-subscriber: £320 Please log in to book this course. *This event is open to Surrey LA only*   Please note the last session of this project will run 3:30-5:30pm.  

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SAfE Vocabulary Project

25 April 2022

This project will focus on the development of children’s vocabulary in order to raise attainment across the whole curriculum.   Working with Shareen Wilkinson (nee Mayers), sessions will include:

  • The latest research on vocabulary and its importance for all children
  • Using reading to support vocabulary development
  • Implicit and explicit vocabulary instruction
  • Adaptive teaching to support children with SEND
  • Etymology and morphology and their roles in supporting spelling
  • Vocabulary and its role in SATs
  Delegates would develop understanding of vocabulary teaching, implement strategies within their own schools and evaluate impact. Meeting once a half term over an academic year, delegates would share their findings, engage in discussion and reflect on their own practice. Delegates would lead the project within their own schools to impact on all pupils, with support from their peers and the SAfE team. Please note the first session will start on the 8th November, the final session is TBC later on in the term.   Price: SAfE Subscriber: £256 Non-subscriber: £320 Please log in to book this course. *This event is open to Surrey LA only*   Please note the last session of this project will run 3:30-5:30pm.  

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SAfE Vocabulary Project

27 June 2022

This project will focus on the development of children’s vocabulary in order to raise attainment across the whole curriculum.   Working with Shareen Wilkinson (nee Mayers), sessions will include:

  • The latest research on vocabulary and its importance for all children
  • Using reading to support vocabulary development
  • Implicit and explicit vocabulary instruction
  • Adaptive teaching to support children with SEND
  • Etymology and morphology and their roles in supporting spelling
  • Vocabulary and its role in SATs
  Delegates would develop understanding of vocabulary teaching, implement strategies within their own schools and evaluate impact. Meeting once a half term over an academic year, delegates would share their findings, engage in discussion and reflect on their own practice. Delegates would lead the project within their own schools to impact on all pupils, with support from their peers and the SAfE team. Please note the first session will start on the 8th November, the final session is TBC later on in the term.   Price: SAfE Subscriber: £256 Non-subscriber: £320 Please log in to book this course. *This event is open to Surrey LA only*   Please note the last session of this project will run 3:30-5:30pm.  

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Secondary

Secondary DT Network

5 July 2022

Our subject networks are the opportunity for subject specialists and leaders to come together to share excellence and consider subject specific challenges. Subject experts co-host the sessions where evidence-based practice and pedagogy underpins thinking. Participants contribute agenda items so that every session is current and high impact. Subject network meetings are held virtually every half term for 60-minutes. Pricing All 6 sessions SAfE Subscribers: Free Non-Subscribers: £250 Non-Subscribers can purchase all subject network sessions for the year for £1200. Please email bookings@schoolsallexcel.com to arrange this. Please log in to book these sessions. *This event is open to Surrey LA schools only*

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KS4 Pastoral Network

6 July 2022

This term, we continue with our two pastoral leads networks: one for KS3, one for KS4. These networks provide opportunities for regular, current, and evidence-based professional development, as well as discussion and sharing of excellence for the community of pastoral leaders who are ‘living the role’. Pricing All 6 sessions SAfE Subscribers: £240 Non-Subscribers: £300 Please log in to book these sessions. *This event is open to Surrey LA only*

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Secondary MFL Network

7 July 2022

Our subject networks are the opportunity for subject specialists and leaders to come together to share excellence and consider subject specific challenges. Subject experts co-host the sessions where evidence-based practice and pedagogy underpins thinking. Participants contribute agenda items so that every session is current and high impact. Subject network meetings are held virtually every half term for 60-minutes. Pricing All 6 sessions SAfE Subscribers: Free Non-Subscribers: £250 Non-Subscribers can purchase all subject network sessions for the year for £1200. Please email bookings@schoolsallexcel.com to arrange this. Please log in to book these sessions. *This event is open to Surrey LA schools only*

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Calendar of upcoming events

SEND & Inclusion

SENCo New to Role

8 March 2022

This event will provide information about Surreys 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.    Intended impact on practice:

  • New SENCos aware of the appropriate paperwork to use when working with children, families and the Local Authority. 
  • Analyse current approaches to identifying SEND to ensure need types are accurate and all learners with SEND are receiving additional to or different from provision. 
  • Greater awareness of how to engage professional support services across Surrey. 
  • Reflect on how they can ensure the graduated approach is understood and implemented consistently across their setting. 
  • Gain an insight into systems they can adopt in order to manage their SEND workload. 
  • Understand how to monitor and track interventions in order to be able to gauge the impact they are having on learners. 
  • Appreciation of the different person-centred approaches that can be used in order to work with and engage learners and their families.  
  Intended impact on pupil outcomes:
  • Clearer awareness of Surrey’s approach to supporting SEND pupils will help new SENCos to target how additional provision meets the needs of pupils to help them better access the curriculum. 
  • More focused support to help pupils engage with the curriculum will help support overall progress. 
  • Person centred approaches will help pupils to develop skills that will help prepare them for the next stage of their education. 
  Intended outcomes for disadvantaged pupils:
  • Support for disadvantaged learners targeting their needs with input from professionals across Surrey. 
  • Tighter monitoring of interventions will help in refining content so that support meets the needs of this group of pupils. 
  Price: SAfE Subscriber: £120 Non-subscriber: £150 Please log in to book this course. *This event is open to Surrey LA only*

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Whole Education SEND online CPD sessions

26 April 2022

WE Send are offering a variety of free sessions to our Surrey Schools. To find out more about the Whole Education SEND network please click here. To find out more please click the links next to the sessions or contact events@wholeeducation.org Wednesday 3rd November - Working with learners and families Gareth Morewood, is Educational Advisor for Studio III (www.studio3.org) and worked for 25 years in U.K. schools; the last 17 of which were as SENCo. He will share some of the strategies he has found effective when working with learners and their families. Please click here to find out more. Monday 6th December - The role of the SEND leader in High Quality Teaching Author of The Perfect SENCO and The Teachers’ Guide to SEN, Natalie Packer has a wealth of experience in SEND leadership. Natalie will explore: ● What is meant by inclusive HQT? ● What works: an evidence-based approach to HQT? ● How SEND leaders can support colleagues to embed inclusive HQT in the classroom? Please click here to find out more. Wednesday 12th January - Provision Mapping Abigail Hawkins was a SENDCO for nearly 25 years of her teaching career and is experienced in leading SEN reviews in schools to establish the strengths and areas for development. This session will explore what effective provision mapping looks like. Please click here to find out more. Thursday 10th February - Maximising the impact of Teaching Assistants Matthew Parker (MITA) delivers the MITA school improvement course for school leaders and Maximising the Practice of TAs training for school staff. This session is open to all staff teams, and will be particularly useful for SENCos, LSAs and TAs. Please click here to find out more. Tuesday 8th March - Intent: developing a strategy to improve outcomes for the most vulnerable Marc Rowland is a nationally recognised expert on Pupil Premium and disadvantage. In this session Marc will explore the importance of having a clearly defined ‘intent’ for supporting vulnerable learners. Please click here to find out more. Tuesday 26th April - An inclusive approach to assessment In her second session of the series, Natalie Packer will share her experience of: ● The principles of an inclusive approach to assessment ● A holistic model for SEND assessment and progress ● Examples of useful tools for the assessment of pupils with SEND Please click here to find out more.

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SENCO Update for Surrey Schools

25 May 2022

This event is for SENCOs from all Surrey Schools (Primary, Secondary and Special Phases) and will be delivered by Kenny Wheeler, SAfE's SEND Consultant and Surrey County Council. SAfE has been commissioned by the Local Authority to run School-Age SENCO networks (not to be confused with the Early Years SENCO networks). The network meeting will provide an opportunity for SENCOs to be informed about local and national developments, build better communications between schools and other partners and to share good practice and solutions to common challenges. For those who are unable to attend the webinar live, but would still like to receive a copy of the recording of the event, please still book a ticket, as both resources and recording will be available.   Please log in to book this course. *This network is for Surrey LA schools only*

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