Monday, 20 April 2009

My colleague Jean Basson, Inclusion Services CPD Co-ordinator, sent me this bit of great news...

"Dear Chris, You may well already know this but in case not, the West SILC were short-listed on 10th April for the TES 'Outstanding Special Needs Initiative of the Year'. The focus of their entry is as follows: 'West SILC (Specialist Inclusive Learning Centre), Leeds Project: a focus on individualised learning pathways for children with the most complex and multiple learning needs has helped to develop improved interactions and functional skills previously not believed possible. A social inclusion model where children interact with their mainstream peers has developed a circle of friends for every child.' I am really delighted as I have been working with a joint Learning Team from the E, NW,NE & S SILCs for several years on their work with children with CMLD and Sarah Riley from the West SILC has been leading this group. I think it is a great achievement. Jean"

It is brilliant that more of our special needs provision has been identified as exceptional and I hope that they go onto win the TES 'Outstanding Special Needs Initiative of the Year' award.

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