Making meetings work for children, parents, SENCOs and schools
SENCO of 4 schools and SEN Consultant, Ginny Bootman shares simple, tried and tested ways to make your meetings more collaborative and more effective.
SEND meetings should be ‘all about the child’. But it’s also crucial to gauge the feelings of those attending and to ensure everyone is valued and listened to. Consciously connecting with parents in meetings helps to build stronger and more robust relationships. Whilst small physical changes can also make a big difference to a welcoming meeting space that enables collaboration.
Ginny is an educator with over 25 years in education as a classroom practitioner, SENCO and Headteacher who is passionate about all things concerned with special educational needs. She believes in a caring approach that involves listening to others and putting ourselves in their shoes. Ginny embodies her mantra #followtheempathyroad in everything she does.
This training session will help you to make your SEND meetings more collaborative and more effective.
This session was originally presented under our previous brand Training for Education
Your £10 purchase gives unlimited access to Ginny’s training session for your whole school
Key takeaways – Ginny will explain how to…
– Start the meeting in a way which flattens the hierarchy –
– Gauge the feelings of those attending the meeting and how to manage these effectively –
– Find ways to make your meeting space welcoming and favourable for relationship building –
– Consciously connect with parents to form strong trusted relationships –
Who is the session aimed at?
This session is aimed at SENCOs, Headteachers and
School Senior Leadership Team members.
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Ginny has worked with a variety of professionals who give a great insight into how she embodies #followtheempathyroad through everything she does.
“Ginny has written for TES for a year now, and she continues to produce articles that really challenge my thinking and that hopefully assist and challenge teachers too. She has a really valuable insight on SEND that we know teachers really value.”
Jon Severs, Commissioning Editor – TES
“Ginny’s voice is an authentic and real one which conveys succinctly and beautifully how empathy should be at the heart of our humane profession. It’s been a pleasure and privilege to hear Ginny’s views and the findings from her work.”
Emma Turner – Author
About the Creator
Ginny Bootman / SENCO of 4 schools and SEN Consultant
Ginny has been teaching longer than she hasn’t. She has been a Headteacher, Senior Manager and Class teacher, teaching all ages in the Primary age range. She is currently SENCO of 4 Primary schools in Northamptonshire. Ginny believes in her mantra #Followtheempathyroad and embodies this in everything she does. She writes and talks about how this can be embedded in the classroom as well as in the whole school environment through a caring approach that involves listening to others and putting ourselves in their shoes.
Ginny has spoken nationally at The National SEN Conference as well as NASEN Live. She collaborates with both Primary and Secondary SENCOs by working alongside them to support them and guide them. She also lectures PGCE students and loves working with trainee teachers who have placements in Special Schools. Find out more about Ginny on Twitter @sendcogirl and at her website www.ginnybootman.com
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