Summer reads for SENCos (guest post) | Emily Marbaix

Walking out of the Head’s office feeling excited about having just been appointed as a SENCO is quite a buzz and the weekend of celebrations are soon over and the new role begins a few weeks later, so where to start? What to tackle first?  There will inevitably be a full in-tray and it’s easy to get sucked into writing a provision map, a set of individual lesson plans, etc. but what to read to get ideas, support?  Where do you turn to learn what works and what to ignore? How are you going to shape and plan the support you and your team of teaching assistants can offer?

 

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Why SEND teachers should be using Engagement Profiles | Emily Marbaix

What is an engagement profile, why should SEND teachers be using them, and where can you get free training on them? Find out here.
Why look at engagement?
The Complex Learning Difficulties and Disabilities Research Project tells us that:

Engagement is the single best predictor of successful learning for children with learning disabilities (Iovannone et al., 2003). Without engagement, there is no deep learning (Hargreaves, 2006), effective teaching, meaningful outcome, real attainment or quality progress (Carpenter, 2010).

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Recruiters – how to build trust with your candidates in 5 simple steps | Emily Marbaix

As a recruiter, it’s important to understand how to build trust with your candidates so that you can ensure a productive long-term relationship with them. But how do you do that? Here are 5 ways:
1 – Start with a chat – and LISTEN

There is nothing worse than a recruiter who starts ramming jobs down a persons throat before they have even asked a candidate what they are looking for.

The process of building trust starts with the very first conversation you have with a candidate.

When a great CV drops into your inbox, it’s tempting to start doing a mental-match to any number of current…

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Recruiters – how to build trust with your candidates in 5 simple steps | Emily Marbaix

As a recruiter, it’s important to understand how to build trust with your candidates so that you can ensure a productive long-term relationship with them. But how do you do that? Here are 5 ways:
1 – Start with a chat – and LISTEN

There is nothing worse than a recruiter who starts ramming jobs down a persons throat before they have even asked a candidate what they are looking for.

The process of building trust starts with the very first conversation you have with a candidate.

When a great CV drops into your inbox, it’s tempting to start doing a mental-match to any number of current…

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Is Axcis the best agency to work for? We think so! Here are 5 reasons why | Emily Marbaix

Is Axcis the best agency to work for? If you’re a special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) teacher or member of support staff, we believe that the answer is a resounding YES! Here are 5 reasons why.
1 – Competitive rates of pay

We believe in offering the best rates of pay we can at Axcis. Credit Flickr

We want to offer our teachers and support staff the best rates of pay we possibly can. And although we are limited by what we can charge schools, we always try to keep our margins as low as possible. Doing this allows us to negotiate the most competitive daily rates for the…

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Axcis CPD – summer programme | Emily Marbaix

Axcis staff – are you in need of some summer holiday CPD training? Check out our summer holiday programme and sign up for a course near you today!

 

A recent Team Teach course with Axcis

At Axcis, we are proud of our training offerings. From seminars and practical training sessions to online Twitter Chats and Webinars, we try to provide something for everyone. So why not take a look at what we are running over summer below and see what will enhance your employment prospects for the new term?

 
What’s on?
An introduction to communication for children with SEND (Manchester)…

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Schools – try these 5 clever ways to boost your funding | Emily Marbaix

At a recent conference, I went along to a funding formula workshop. One thing that was abundantly clear was the fact that school funding is simply not sufficient. Funding per pupil is lower than it has been for quite some time and schools need ways to make up the shortfall. We have come up with these 5 ideas which may help.
1 – Apply for charitable funding

 

Charitable grants could be a way to boost your school funding. Credit Flickr

Some schools are able to gain the support of a local or national charity in order to obtain a bit of extra funding. If you want to try this for your own…

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