With an increasing number of diagnosed conditions and learning barriers being recorded in further education, trainees studying our Further Education and Training (FET) PGCE recently attended a workshop with guest lecturer Kate Lambert, Curriculum Leader for Access at Greater Brighton Metropolitan College.
Trainees were encouraged to look at how to support students with specific learning difficulties and autistic spectrum disorder. The session developed their knowledge of the conditions and provided practical advice about how best to support them in the classroom. It also highlighted the key focus on inclusive practice that forms the backbone of the programme.
Course leader, Kerry Doyle said “this was a timely and highly successful session. Previous feedback from trainees identified a lack of confidence and knowledge when working with SEN learners. This session provided essential support and feedback from the trainees indicated that it had been very helpful”.