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Newham Education Guarantee Project:

  • 2015/16 10 participants in 8 Newham Schools. The course covered: effective teaching and learning in a special school context; profile of needs; teaching and learning approaches; assessment and observation;  and implementing elements in participants own school.

  • 2016/17 6 participants from 6 Newham schools. The course covered: knowledge and awareness of content of NASENCo and how it relates to Newham context and Pre NASENCo induction for new SENCos

  • 2016/17 30 participants from the Central Complex Learning Needs Team and 8 schools. Course included: Assessment and MAPP assessment in mainstream settings.

  • 2016/17 12 participants from 5 schools. Course included ‘Autism and Good Practice’ and was delivered in 2 ‘hands on’ sessions with 4 participants in each session.

  • Team Teach courses - accrediting 107 members of staff across 14 schools in Newham and Southend.

  • Signalong courses  - for both parents and staff from both JFK and other local schools.

    Assessment Support

    In light of the Rochford Review, JFK has supported schools to development their own version of Assessment Framework Measuring Assessing Personal Progress (MAPP).

    We have developed a triangulated assessment framework which embeds checks on progression from a range of evidence and where progression may appear to be numerically lower, scrutiny includes case studies and progress meetings identifies barriers to learning which are incorporated into next steps providing a plan, do and review cycle.

    We have been able to support schools with their Assessment Process by using the MAPP and other systems to help schools to develop their assessment practice and thereby develop more robust personalised planning.

    Support, Outreach and Inreach Offered

    JFK have provided support and CPD in a number of areas:

    • Support for Senco capacity

    • Framework for Positive Behaviour Strategy in schools and individualised support planning

    • Target setting, assessment and reporting progress

    • School to School support

    Invariably, to date, schools have approached JFK directly to ask for help but more recently the Executive Head has undertaken 25 mainstream Resource Provision reviews on behalf of the Local Authority. The findings underpinned their Best for All strategy in terms of future structures and quality provision adhering to a tighter framework that fit within the Code of Practice.

School to School Support

Course Information

Nasecno Conference



Communication Strategies 

JFK Special School offer various courses in the use and delivery of a Communication through Exchange of Symbols System.  These can be at JFK or on your site given sufficient numbers.  We also offer regular Twilight Sessions using this system at different levels to our staff and welcome external participants.

Please contact the office at JFK Beckton with your requirements for details on price and availablilty.

This system is widely used by JFK Beckton pupils and staff have developed excellent expertise through accredited courses, twilights and shared practice.

Team Teach

At JFK Special School we benefit from Accredited Team Teach Trainers on our staff.   We deliver Team Teach training at all levels both in house and on your sites depending on numbers.  

Please contact us with your particular requirements for details on pricing and availablilty.

The two-day Team Teach course in positive behaviour support was delivered to eighteen staff from four different schools on 16th and 17th November.  Participants reviewed the legal and theoretical framework of positive behaviour support, shared expertise in de-escalating potentially volatile situations and learnt skills in restrictive physical intervention to be used when reasonable, proportionate and absolutely necessary. All achieved full accreditation, evaluations were very positive and further training has been requested.  Two trainers have themselves re-accredited at advanced and intermediate levels, refreshing their skills and bringing their knowledge up-to-date

Why Team Teach?