Networks

We run a wide range of networks, bringing together like-minded professionals to share expertise, discuss emerging practice, and address shared challenges. For more information see the contact details for each network below.

Behaviour Network

This professional network provides:

  • Local and national updates on behaviour, safeguarding, mental health and wellbeing.
  • Practical information on policy, practice and its implementation.
  • Staff training to develop skills, expertise and confidence when supporting pupils with a range of needs. 
  • This year our focus is on insights into promoting emotional health and wellbeing in schools, creating a culture of wellbeing for staff and pupils.

For: behaviour leads, pastoral leads, inclusion leads, SENCOs

Frequency: termly

Contact: Ivy Hoolas, Senior Inclusion Adviser, ivyrina.hoolas@bdsip.co.uk

Thrive Network

This professional network provides:

  • An invaluable opportunity for Thrive Practitioners to meet, to share good practice, and to support each other.
  • Network members actively share learning and discuss practical, work-based practice and challenges.

For: behaviour leads, pastoral leads, inclusion leads, SENCOs

Frequency: termly

Contact: Ivy Hoolas, Senior Inclusion Adviser, ivyrina.hoolas@bdsip.co.uk

Nurture Network

This professional network provides:

  • Meetings to support practitioners in the work of nurture support. 
  • Guidance and advice on the effective running of nurture groups.
  • Theoretical and research approaches to identify mental health and wellbeing needs through the use of the Boxall profile.
  • Raising awareness of, and demonstrating the benefits of, nurture.   
  • Developing experts in nurture practice and in the social and emotional wellbeing of CYP. 

For: behaviour leads, pastoral leads, inclusion leads, SENCOs

Frequency: termly

Contact: Ivy Hoolas, Senior Inclusion Adviser, ivyrina.hoolas@bdsip.co.uk

Primary and Secondary SENCO meetings

This professional forum offers the opportunity to:

  • Meet with fellow SENCOs to build a professional, supportive community and facilitate peer-to-peer support
  • Keep SENCOs updated on local initiatives and national changes in legislation and government policy, including from Ofsted
  • Participate in CPD to further develop confidence in fulfilling their role in school
  • Consult, discuss, plan and share best practice and expertise
  • Keep abreast of new developments in the area of SEND
  • Share good practice both nationally and locally
  • Contribute to local policy and initiatives

For: SENCOs, ARP and Inclusion Leads

Frequency: Termly

Contact: Carole Farrell, Business Support Officer, carole.farrell@bdsip.co.uk

Forthcoming meeting dates:
5th February 2019 Primary 2-4 p.m. (Manor Junior School)
6th February 2019 Secondary 2-4 p.m. (Barking Abbey School – Sandringham)

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