EQUALS is committed to improving the lives of children and young people with learning difficulties and disabilities through supporting high quality education.
To promote, share and reflect best practice in learning and teaching through collaborative working with practitioners and professionals at a national, regional and local level.
1 Day Conference Support and Aspiration - the Future of Special Education
Friday 28th June 2013, The University of Westminster, Marylebone, London.
• This conference will focus on the vision set out in the Government Green Paper 'Support and Aspiration: A new approach to special educational needs and disability', the progress made since it was published and the resulting practice including current legislation.
The conference will be opened by André Imich, SEN and disability Professional Advisor, DfE, on 'Transforming the SEN system' followed by keynotes addressing the five main areas covered in the Green Paper.
A Guide for the Development of Creativity in Special Schools
EQUALS are hard at work producing a "Guide for the Development of Creativity in Special Schools".
The guide foci are the promotion of a creative school ethos and curriculum that addresses the individual pupils' academic, social and emotional needs.
We would welcome short video clips that can illustrate examples of such pupil progress. Notes that explain the context and pupil outcome should accompany the video clip.
EQUALS will supply parental consent forms.
All video clips will be acknowledged in the final publication. Clips should be sent via email or DVD/CD to: Paul Buskin, EQUALS, PO BOX 107, North Shields, Tyne & Wear, NE30 2YG or email@example.com
New - MAPP
Mapping and Assessing Personal Progress
MAPP is a suite of materials developed by the Dales School, North Yorkshire to facilitate the planning, assessment and recording of progress in relation to personal learning intentions. In particular it provides a way of recognising lateral progression.
New - Are you needing a replacement to the old Ofsted Self Evaluation Form (SEF)?
If the answer is yes...
EQUALS has entered a partnership with Derbyshire County Council who have produced an electronic School Self Evaluation Summary (SES) document which is aligned to the new Ofsted Inspection Framework and Evaluation Schedule.
It is a flexible tool and enables you to capture in one place an overview of your school, your evaluation of the evidence and the associated judgements. There is also the opportunity to link this directly to your school improvement plan.
This is available on CD Rom at a price of £60.00 inclusive of VAT.