Enable Trust Holistic Outreach Service is an exciting part of our work. It is the platform for how our collective expertise in SEND is shared and how we aim to support families, specialist provisions, mainstream schools and other stakeholders.
ETHOS shares best practice with mainstream and partner schools in the locality in order to support professionals in meeting pupils’ needs more fully.
We are pleased to be working in partnership with another Special School MAT in the South West region – Special Partnership Trust (SPT), in developing formal training and dissemination of best practice for teachers, post graduate training, initial teacher training (ITT), mainstream practitioners and SENCos. We are also pleased to be partners with North Avon Teaching School Alliance (NATSA) in our engagement of the range of training and development that we will offer through them.
Support, information and guidance for families will be offered via ETHOS. This will include signposting to services, support with transitions, information and training to support understanding in areas such as understanding autism, social emotional and mental health needs and speech, language and social communication needs.
ETHOS will look to evolve and provide opportunities to shadow teachers and support staff in special schools that will be on offer to augment the training courses in SEND that we provide.
We aim to secure investment into remote conference capacity through the strategic leadership of ICT to enhance the efficiency of resourcing the development of training and dissemination of expertise. On-line training will be part of the offer to colleagues and families.
Current best practice is disseminated across the Trust to enhance teaching, learning and assessment. ‘Best practice’ becomes ‘better practice’ through inquiry led pedagogy. Leadership of curriculum, pedagogy and research supports Trust –wide growth of expertise.
Enable Trust will work in collaboration with partners who share the passion to develop leadership development packages that focus on leading specialist provision in the current educational landscape.
Training seeks to equip leaders who are confident to challenge and navigate the complexities of the emerging system whilst seeking to ensure the voice of pupils with SEN is prominent for policy and direction setting by local, regional and National authorities. Partnership is key to success in a spirit of openness, joint endeavour and with shared purpose.
Specialist leadership courses for leadership in the field of SEND are already being developed with partners including SPT and released through NATSA.