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Maria Landy – Specialist in Special Educational Needs (SEN) Training

Maria Landy (MTFL Ltd) specialises in Special Educational Needs (SEN) training, inspection, advice and support for – headteachers, principals, deputy headteachers, senior leaders, SENCOs, teachers, support staff and governors with particular responsibility for SEN. Her services have proved essential for improving performance and assessments, as well as being very valuable for LA staff, inspectors and consultants.

The services offered are shown below. To discuss your needs, book courses or to get an estimate of the costs of training and support, please contact Maria Landy or John Litherland.

1. Preparing for Inspection...

It is important that leaders and managers in special and mainstream schools and PRUs understand how the emphasis has changed since the last inspections. We offers termly, annual or bi-annual "health checks" to fit in with your self-evaluation timetables... more information.

2. Help with Assisted and Supported Self Evaluations

  • Guidance from an experienced inspector.
  • Specialist team suited to your needs.
  • Tailor made for your circumstances, needs, wants and budget.
  • Focus on certain agreed areas.
  • Number of days vary according to needs.
  • Regular ongoing support can be arranged.
  • Based on the latest Ofsted framework and guidance.

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3. Specialist Training and Advice

  • Tailored to your needs.
  • Contacts with specialists.
  • For specialised target groups - Teachers, Managers, Governors, TAs, Inspectors, Advisers, multi professionals and other stakeholders.

Maria Landy can arrange for:

  • Our courses to be run in your school or area - you can combine with other schools too!
  • Special courses to be designed for your needs, e.g. Curriculum evaluation, Role of Subject Leaders, Support for new Leaders, Performance Management and Improving Assessment.
  • Improving and judging the quality of Teaching and Learning.
  • Book early to avoid disappointment - plan ahead to ensure high quality training that makes a difference!

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4. Advocacy SEN&D – Special Educational Needs & Disability Services

Impartial and informed advice and support:

  • Support for parents/carers.
  • Advice and advocacy for Learners.
  • Help with information.
  • Support with Education, Health & Care Plans.
  • Trans-disciplinary training of partners.
  • Strategic and Local Offer support.
  • Help for Local Authorities with Local Offer.
  • Training for stakeholders and professionals on Special Educational Needs & Disability Code of Practice : 0 to 25 years (July 2014 - Statutory guidance for organisations, learners and parents/carers).
  • Advocate SEN&D Services for young people and their families:
    • impartial
    • arms length
    • confidential
    • accessible
    • responsive
    • independent
  • Help for special schools, maintained schools, free schools, academies and local authorities in meeting statutory requirements for the SEN&D Code of Practice.
  • Promoting special Learners Voice, Choice and Control - independent advocacy.
  • Developing an "independent supporter" service with a key worker approach.
  • Focusing on best outcomes for children and young people in the most efficient, equitable and sustainable way.
  • Striving to eliminate discrimination.

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5. Ask Maria

Why not Ask Maria? If you require support that does not appear to fit into any of the above services, please get in touch with us – we're always happy to help. We can for example:

  • Read and comment on Self Evaluation forms and Ofsted forms, check policies or documents.
  • Provide policy reading and documentation checking.
  • Tailor any support, training or inspection to your personal needs and wants.
  • Assist your performance management process.

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