Please find below information about a range of SEND-music training opportunities which are free and open to all: teachers, TAs, community musicians, tutors, music Hub staff, charities or arts organisations etc. Online booking links are included and if you have any queries please contact Project Co-ordinator Hassina Khan firstname.lastname@example.org
Music & Autism – MLD/BESD/SEMH focus
This session will give you the opportunity to explore some practical examples of how to use music with children and young people with autism and some great ideas to try back in the classroom.
Wed 3rd March 2016. 4-6.30
Stanway Federation Learning Centre, Paxman Ave, Colchester.
NB. This session will be repeated in May with a PMLD focus
Music-making with children & young people with BESD – PMLD focus
In this session you will work with Martin Case, freelance community musician specialising in working with vulnerable and challenging children and young people, to explore a variety of different approaches to making music with pupils with BESD and / or SEMH.
Wed 9th March 2016. 4-6.30
Beacon Hill Academy, Eriff Drive, South Ockenden.
NB. This session will be repeated in May with a MLD focus
These two sessions run by Sound Connections will enable you to become more confident and better equipped at leading inclusive singing and vocal work with children and young people in SEND settings, including those with non-verbal pupils.
Tue 22nd March 2016. 4-6.30
Wed 23rd March 2016. 4-6.30
Lexden Springs School, Colchester
Please note, although we have given sessions a particular focus you are welcome to attend any session regardless of the setting you work in. We will make sure that all techniques and ideas shared are transferrable across settings.
SEND: Special Educational Needs and Disability
BESD: Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties
MLD: Moderate Learning Difficulties
SEMH: Social and Emotional Mental Health
PMLD: Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties