In this week’s podcast Dale Pickles from B Squared is joined by Carol Allen and John Galloway to discuss CPD for Inclusion. Apart from this obviously amazing podcast, we are discussing where can teachers go to access the information and support they need in order to improve their inclusive practice.

Carol is an education advisor for ICT and Inclusion in particular supporting the London Grid For Learning and Hartlepool LA.  She was named one of the top ten educators for 2018 in the field of educational technology. This was down to all her amazing work on inclusion. John is a specialist in the use of technology to improve educational opportunities for children and young people with special educational needs. He spends the majority of his time working with Tower Hamlets LA, but also does lots of working as a writer, consultant and trainer.

Teaching is one of the professions that is always changing and there is always a need to continue to learn and develop. As well as CPD directed by schools, many teachers will find their own ways to learn and keep up to date with the latest changes and information. There needs to be a lot more CPD around SEND for all teachers, not just for SENCOs and those working in special schools. With pressures on time and money, it is not easy to achieve. In the podcast we discuss ways teachers can access CPD around SEND, including informal training like Teachmeets. We also discuss the impact COVID will have on CPD going forward and how schools will need to adapt.

Useful Links

TES SEN Show –

Training for Education –

Teachmeets –

To TeachMeet or not? –

Carol Allen on Twitter – @caroljallen

John Galloway on Twitter – @Johngalloway

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