An introduction to person-centred practices and Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans in schools

This is a one day workshop that offers participants the opportunity to gain an understanding of what is meant by person-centred practices in schools.

It provides an opportunity to practice developing a one-page profile and to gain an awareness of how person-centred practices can inform EHC Plans.

What do we mean by person-centred practices?

Person-centred practices are ways of commissioning, providing and organising services by really listening to what people want. A one-page profile is one of a range of person-centred practices that can be used in schools to help us to personalise the school experience. It is a way to find out what is important to a person, how best to support them and what others appreciate about them. In schools, they can be used with children and young people, teachers and governors – in fact, anyone who is part of the school community! A number of schools are now using one-page profiles with all of their pupils and developing more detailed profiles – One-page Profiles Plus – with children who have Special Educational or Additional Learning Needs. Person-centred practices can also be used to support the development of EHC plans.

What will it cover?

  • Separating what is important to someone from what is important for them and how they want to be supported.
  • Developing a one-page profile.
  • Recording how an individual is communicating through the use of a communication chart.
  • Discovering what is working and not working from different perspectives.
  • Top tips for introducing one-page profiles in schools.
  • Walking through the local area’s Section A of the EHC Plan to map person-centred practices to it.

Who is this course for?

Teachers, T.A.s, Learning Support Mentors, Heads and Deputies, SENCOs, Educational Psychologists and Specialist Teachers.

Situations where one-page profiles can help

  • You want to ensure that your EHC Plans have a perfect section A.
  • You want to use one-page profiles in different situations – for example, in schools, colleges or other post-16 providers.
  • You want people to have competency in using the core person-centred thinking tools required to develop one-page profiles with children, young people and families.

How is it delivered

As a 1 day face-to-face course, that you buy in for the organisation. We can train up to 20 people at a time.

How much does this course cost?

UK costs £750 per trainer per day excluding VAT, materials and expenses.

Contact info@helensandersonassociates.co.uk for further information.

For more information regarding delivery and costs of this course internationally, please send an email to one of the following addresses:

In the USA: amandag@helensandersonassociates.com

In Canada: juliem@hsacanada.ca

In Australia: info@helensandersonassociates.com.au

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