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    Supporting progression for vulnerable Learners: A Research Project for SEND leaders

    Overview

    This research programme for mainstream schools seeks to explore the impact of a new tool to assess the progress of children working below National Curriculum level. The Branch Mapping tool designed by specialist staff at Cherry Garden Special School in liaison with online education software Tapestry maps small steps in progression for special needs children and enables teachers and support staff to more accurately plan for next steps. The tool supports assessment,, the gathering of observational evidence and planning for learning. It also offers a visual and accessible representation of progress for parents.

    Who is the programme for

    The programme requires the regular attendance of a SEND leader, as well as attendance at some sessions by classteachers and or teaching assistants working directly with the focus children for the project. Participation offers each school one personalised coaching visit to support with the implementation of the new assessment tool. This programme is for members of London South TSA only.

    Session details

    The programme is led by:

    • Ashleigh Cannon, Cherry Garden Special School
    • Stephen Kilgour, Deputy Headteacher, Cherry Garden Special School
    • Shona Morgan, Cherry Garden Special School

    Session 1:

    Date: Thursday 10 October 2019
    Timings: 09:00 – 12:00
    Venue: Cherry Garden School, 41 Bellenden Rd, Peckham, London, SE15 5BB

    • Overview of the project
    • Introduction to the assessment tool
    • Using the app to baseline target children

    Coaching visit for each participating school to support implementation

    Session 2:

    Date: Thursday 6 February 2020
    Timings: 09:00 – 12:00
    Venue: Cherry Garden School, 41 Bellenden Rd, Peckham, London, SE15 5BB

    • Share examples of good practice so far and explore any challenges
    • Reviewing evidence gathered so far for three focus children
    • Planning for next steps with implementation

    Session 3:

    Date: Thursday 30 April 2020
    Timings: 09:00 – 12:00
    Venue: Cherry Garden School, 41 Bellenden Rd, Peckham, London, SE15 5BB

    • Share examples of good practice so far and exploring any challenges
    • Reviewing progress in learning for three focus children
    • Planning for next steps with implementation

    Session 4:

    Date: Wednesday 24 June 2020
    Timings: 09:00 – 12:00
    Venue: Cherry Garden School, 41 Bellenden Rd, Peckham, London, SE15 5BB

    • Exploring the impact across all schools
    • Planning for whole school implementation

    Sign up and cost

    Places on this funded programme are currently being allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and prioritised for London South TSA members. Register for our 2019-20 cohort here,