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Access to learning

for students with SEND

October 2021 to April 2022

Free live webinars every month from 4pm

Introducing ‘access to learning’

OnLineTraining's autumn webinar series runs live from October 2021 to April 2022 at 4pm, and explores the theme of ‘access to learning’ – in its broadest sense and across all educational settings. Aimed at teaching assistants, teachers and advisory staff, OLT’s ‘access to learning’ webinar series will share SEND support strategies that help you identify the starting point of need, remove barriers to learning participation, promote learning independence and build self-esteem for students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

All sessions offer learning insights from leading voices in SEND and the opportunity to share ideas and participate in live discussions. OLT’s ‘Certificate of Attendance’ evidences your commitment to CPD and is available for free to our members or costs only £9 for guests.


  • Supporting and empowering children and teens with dyslexia

    1 hour | 27th October 2021

    The author of ‘Dyslexia is My Super-Power’ Margaret Rooke shares authentic examples of the ways pupils like to learn and think about dyslexia. This webinar promises to move beyond dyslexia as a label to a more varied and positive conception of this learning difficulty.


    Margaret Rooke


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  • Access to learning for pupils with a vision impairment

    1 hour 30 mins | 23rd November 2021

    Gwyn McCormack, Director of Positive Eye, QTVI and OLT tutor shares practical strategies for supporting pupils with a vision impairment. These simple yet effective approaches help pupils to be prepared to learn across a range of curriculum subjects and alongside their peers in the classroom.


    Gwyn McCormack


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  • Conflict management in schools

    1 hour 30 mins | 16th February 2022

    In our latest webinar, Dr Jane Calcutt will explore the impact of conflict (and emotional investment) on parent/pupil-teacher relationships and learning and development opportunities. The webinar is aimed at both newly qualified and experienced teachers looking to develop new evidence-informed strategies for maintaining and developing healthy and constructive parent-teacher and pupil-teacher relationships.


    Dr Jane Calcutt


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  • Changing the D’s in ADHD

    1 hour 30 mins | 31st March 2022

    When we think of ADHD we can often associate it with a challenge, so join behaviour expert Fin O'Regan this March and discover how you can turn this challenge into an opportunity! Aimed at both newly qualified teachers and experienced teachers too, this insightful webinar will outline how to transform the D's of ‘Deficit’ and ‘Disorder’ into ‘Developmental’ and ‘Different.’


    Fintan O’Regan


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  • Learning to Access: Models of Opportunity

    1 hour 30 mins | 10th May 2022

    We’re excited to welcome back leading vision impairment specialist and director of Positive Eye Gwyn Mc Cormack for a new live session on vision impairment (VI). This practical, insightful webinar will build upon your knowledge in removing barriers to learning for children with VI. Gwyn will also share two story models to demonstrate the range of opportunities available to promote ‘learning to access skills’ for all ages, abilities and educational need.


    Gwyn McCormack


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    We’re excited to announce that OLT Soundbites are now available on Soundcloud! We’ve kicked off with ‘In conversation with Margaret Rooke. Supporting children with Dyslexia’.

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Background to the series

Before the COVID pandemic, Ofsted carried out a qualitative case study to determine how the needs of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) were being met, and whether support approaches varied between education providers. Based on the testimony of 21 students, their parents, teachers, support staff and staff based in external agencies, this limited yet focused review provides us with a unique window into the ways in which SEND provision and practice could be improved, through increased knowledge and targeted professional training.

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