A PROJECT FOR IMPLEMENTING BEST PRACTICE IN THE TEACHING, LEARNING AND THE MANAGEMENT SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS (SEN) IN PRIVATE SETTINGS

What is SIP?

SIP is the only educational project that provides a sustainable model based on the system used in all British schools for the teaching, learning,  and  management of SEN. The project provides private schools with inclusive codes, systems and strategies of best practice to assist them in obtaining inclusive school status through supporting ALL pupils in achieving their true potential.

Which schools will benefit the most from SIP?

Any private school that has children and young pupil with SEN amongst their pupils and who are committed to providing them with an inclusive education, or improving their existing inclusion policies and practice.

How does SIP work?

Underpinned by change manage theory Kotter (1996), and based on the educational model for SEN best practice in British state schools DfE CoP (2015).  SIP is implemented gradually over three stages of your school’s development in Inclusive practices to achieve the following status:

Each stage of the project is divided into three phases designed to be implemented gradually to suit the requirements and resources of the centre, developing their practice through the “Assess Plan Do Review” strategy and following the guidelines of the European Foundation for Quality Management framework (EFQM).

  • Phase I   –  Preparing for change
  • Phase II  –  Developing the change
  • Phase III – Consolidating and reviewing the change

The centre will be supported through each phase by a qualified practitioner with extensive pedagogical experience and whose specialism is in the management of SEN.

SENISE will support centres and all their stakeholders throughout the process of achieving each subsequent stage of SIP, providing them with the organisational tools and in house professional development that will assist them in achieving the graduated levels of Inclusive school status.

How will your school benefit from SIP?

  • By holding the SIP quality mark for Inclusive School Status *
  • Meet and go beyond the objectives of inclusive education for all stakeholders
  • Increase the awareness and skills of the teaching and learning of SEN
  • Ensure that teaching and learning is inclusive for all pupils
  • Have an organisational model for excellence against which to evaluate organisational and pedagogic results
  • Develop a more strategic approach to optimising SEN resources
  • Increase the fidelity of all stakeholders
  • Confirm your school’s commitment to developing and sustaining their inclusive school practices
  • Increase visibility and prestige for your centre within the educational community as an inclusive school

What does SIP include?

  • A Quality Mark of SENISE Inclusive school status awarded to your school at the end of each of the stages on successful completion of the SIP audit, which can be used on your school’s web site *
  • In house meetings for the organising, developing and reviewing of the project
  • Professional development sessions with the necessary materials provided
  • Independent external auditing service and report on completion of the project **
  • Service available in English and Spanish
  • After sale service
  • Photocopiable materials
  • Certificate of Attendance for all attendees
  • Diplomas for the SEN team on successful completion of the project and pending the auditor’s report
  • Possibility of combining the Sip project with the SENISE Awareness Training in Dyslexia (STIDA)
  • Consultancy sessions when necessary, via email and Skype throughout the development of the project

* Any accreditation awarded to schools by SENISE is not definitive.  School’s will need to be reassessed after three/two years to ensure the SENISE standards of quality have been maintained and re-accreditation will be considered on the conclusion of the independent auditor’s report.

** An external and independent consultancy will carry out any audits necessary on behalf of SENISE to ensure the quality standards of our projects are maintained. The auditing service will be invoiced separately by the consultancy and not by SENISE.

British Model: for the management, teaching and learning of SEN

Quality Mark: Three levels of Inclusive School Status

Project delivered in English or Spanish

Schools can obtain a subsidy for the training in this project through FUNDAE