Postgraduate Module Descriptor
EFPM279: SEN Leading on Teaching and Learning
This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.
Both the EFPM278 and EFPM279 modules reflect the overall programme aims:
- to increase the participation of children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and raise their achievement, through developing SENCOs' professional attributes and improving their knowledge, understanding and skills.
- to prepare SENCOs to lead teaching and learning and the provision for children and young people in their school or other educational setting who have SEND.
- to provide opportunities for SENCOs to share good practice and reflect critically and actively on their own role and practice
Each module has a distinctive focus and set of aims. With regard to this module, the aims are:
- to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills about:
- coordinating provision for SEND
- leading, supporting and developing the practice of colleagues
- working in partnership with children and young people, families and other professionals
- to further develop your knowledge and understanding of how SEND affect the participation and learning of children and young people
|On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:|
|Module-Specific Skills||1. demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and understand the implications of the principles and practice of leadership in different contexts; |
2. demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of how SEND affects the participation and learning of children and young people;
3. demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of strategies for improving outcomes for learners with SEND;
4. work strategically with senior colleagues, governors (or equivalent) and others to lead practice/pedagogy;
5. lead, develop and, where necessary, challenge senior leaders, colleagues and governors in relation to teaching and learning, barriers to participation and learning and learner progress;
6. critically evaluate evidence/data about learning, teaching and assessment in relation to children and young people with SEND;
7. develop, implement, monitor and critically evaluate systems to identify, inform, plan, record and review SEND provision;
|Discipline-Specific Skills||8. critically engage in the relationship between educational theory and practice;|
9. compare and contrast different educational perspectives;
10. handle relevant sources of literature and engage in current educational debates;
11. construct organised, structured, critically reflective and analytic writing on educational issues;
|Personal and Key Skills||12. demonstrate critical and analytic thinking;|
13. demonstrate independent learning, self-management and organisation;
14. demonstrate oral and written communication skills;
15. locate and use learning resources;
16. demonstrate information technology skills;
17. work in groups; and
18. problem solve.