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Understanding and managing behaviour
|Bernard Allen. In 1998 he set up his own company, Steaming-Training, to enable him to pursue his renewed interest in applied psychology. Since 2002 he has worked full time as an educational consultant, trainer and publisher. Bernard has written, illustrated and produced a range of training materials, videos, books and articles on positive behaviour management. He has advised the Department for Education and Skills and lectured in schools and universities throughout the UK.|
Berkshire Sensory Consortium
|Jane Peters works as the Service Development Co-ordinator for the Berkshire Sensory Consortium Service. She qualified from Manchester University as a Teacher of the Deaf in 1988 and has worked in a number of Hearing Impaired Resource Bases before joining the Peripatetic Service as a Teacher of the Deaf in 1992 and then as a Team Leader in 1995. She works across the age range of deaf children 0-19years.
Jane has developed provision for Pre-school groups within the Service and a programme of daytime and evening workshops for parents, pupils and extended families. She has responsibility for HI assessment within the Service and works closely with Local Authorities and the Hearing Impaired Resource Bases in Berkshire.
Jane has a particular interest in children with hearing impairment and additional needs. She has developed with a VI colleague Specialist Sensory Resource Provision for children with complex needs within a Special School and works with SERSEN and SENSE running and developing a 6 day course on Multisensory impairment.
Jane has additional qualifications in Early Years, Audiology and a MSC in Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties and Sensory Impairment as well as her British Sign Language Level 2 qualification.
Jane is a strong advocate for working in partnership with parents and schools to deliver effective support for deaf children. She has a passion for training, delivering inset to mainstream and special schools, Health Professionals and Early Years Settings. She is an Early Support Trainer, Lectures at Reading University for Speech and Language Therapist training and on the Oxford Brooks University Teacher of the Deaf Diploma as well as the BTEC Teaching Assistants course in Berkshire in partnership with a School for the Deaf.
Head of Service Berkshire Sensory Consortium
|Gillian Coles was appointed Head of Sensory Consortium Service (SCS) in September 2003.
The Sensory Consortium Service is an Education service working with children and young people aged 0-19yrs who have a hearing, visual or multi-sensory impairment. The Service, which was set up in 1998, works in all the Unitary Authorities, which were formerly Berkshire: West Berkshire, Reading, Wokingham, Bracknell, Windsor and Maidenhead and Slough. The Service works in close partnership with families, schools, Health, Social Care and Voluntary organisations. Gillian qualified as a teacher in 1977 at Bognor Regis. Her teaching has included work in the Yemen as well as a Primary Teacher and peripatetic teacher for Children with Literacy difficulties in the UK.
Gillian qualified with a Special Needs Diploma (Reading University 1994) and Masters in Education (Visual Impairment) with Birmingham University in 1996 She was lucky enough to be working with a blind pupil in a mainstream secondary school during her training. This experience had a significant impact upon her inclusion philosophy. She instigated Local Authority research, which led to a Sensory Resource being established at a Local Authority Special school for children with complex needs. She also began a Parent group, which has subsequently been replaced by much more sophisticated provision structures for parents. She developed and ran an accredited course for Teaching Assistants working with children with a visual impairment as well as a Visual Impairment BTec course which is runs in conjunction with a Hearing impairment courses at a Specialist school for the Deaf.
She is delighted to have had the opportunity to have been asked to help develop the on-line course. Although primarily for professionals working in education she hopes it will be widely used by anyone who wishes to extend the learning opportunities and good experiences for children and young people with a visual impairment.
Berkshire Sensory Consortium
|Paula Scott was appointed Co-ordinator for the Visual Impairment Team in the Sensory Consortium Service in 2003.
The Sensory Consortium Service is an Education service working with children and young people aged 0-19yrs who have a hearing, visual or multi-sensory impairment. The Service, which was set up in 1998, works in all the Unitary Authorities, which were formerly Berkshire: West Berkshire, Reading, Wokingham, Bracknell, Windsor and Maidenhead and Slough. The Service works in close partnership with families, schools, Health, Social Care and Voluntary organisations.
Paula qualified as a teacher in 1979 at Bulmershe College, Reading. After qualifying she spent one year working in a hospital school as a nursing assistant with Autistic children and then from 1980-1994 worked in special schools with pupils who had a range of learning disabilities. She took at year off in 1983 and travelled to Australia. She qualified as a Teacher of the Visually Impaired in 1992 (Birmingham University) whilst working with pupils with complex profiles.
Paula joined the service in 1994. She has an additional qualification in teaching children with Special Needs (Bulmershe College Diploma in Professional Studies in Education- Special Needs 1988) and had wide experience of working with those with special and complex needs across all age ranges before joining the Service. She has worked as a Pre-School Teacher Counsellor, and is experienced in working with children and their families in the Early Years, helping to establish a pre-school group for VI children.
Paula is a tutor on an accredited BTec course for Teaching Assistants working with children with a visual impairment as well as a Visual Impairment which is runs in conjunction with a Hearing impairment courses at a Specialist school for the Deaf. She has also been a tutor on the RNIB Partners in learning Course for Teaching Assistants working in Special Schools.
She has a particular interest in the inclusion of blind children in both mainstream and special schools. Paula completed a Mobility specialist course with Open College Network in 2005.
Paula was very pleased to be asked to help to write the online course for Visual Impairment – the entire VI team contributed to the content of the course and she sees it as a valuable tool to empower all those involved with the education of children with visual impairment.
of Foundation Learning at Hastings College
|Alison Russell is the Head of Foundation Learning at Hastings College. She has taught across the Further Education sector including teacher training, mental health, working with the long term unemployed and with learners with special needs. It was here that she first encountered people with autism and the problems that they, their families, teachers and carers often face. Alison has since had a career-long quest to understand autism and to develop practical and achievable strategies for intervention and education. Alison has particular skills and experience doing outreach work with young people who have Asperger’s Syndrome and who are not in education, employment or training. This work was the forefront of the curriculum model of personalised learning now regarded as an example of outstanding practice. Alison lectures to teachers, parents and professional groups and has welcomed a vast number of networking visits for other providers to further understand autism.|
|My name is Maxine Winter . I qualified as a Dance and PE Teacher atSecondary level back in 1974 . Having had two children both with Spld Ire trained and in 1995 I moved into FE as a Dyslexia Specialist ( OCRDip SPLD ) . At that time I was working in both Hastings and EastbourneCollege of Arts and Technology. I moved in to management of AdditionalSupport a few years later am currently the Learning Support Manager forSussex Downs College. I became involved with Action for Inclusion as a specific result ofcontributing to a research project commissioned by the LSC . This ledto the development of a SLC AFI project which in turn has enabled ourcollege to benefit from work across the South East on Inclusion. I amcurrently on secondment to the LSC as an AFI facilitator supportingcolleagues across the SE .|