Activity: Consultancy types › Work on advisory panels for social community and cultural engagement
Between 2012 and 2014 the Department of Education funded a series of pilot projects across the five Education and Library Boards. The overall aim of this project was to build the capacity of teachers and other staff within mainstream schools, nursery schools and Department of Education (DE)-funded early years' settings (playgroups) to better support children facing barriers to learning, in particular those with Special Educational Needs (SEN). Specifically, the intention was to:
1. improve the identification, assessment and interventions provided by mainstream schools and early years settings for children facing barriers to learning;
2. to test strategic recommendations from the Review of SEN and Inclusion; and
3. to leave a legacy of increased skills and knowledge capacity in schools and early years' settings following the pilot period.
The aim of the advisory group of which I was a member was to support and advise the project coordinator, Dr Joanne Atkinson. My role was to provide guidance with respect to evaluation and data collection with a view to maintaining a rigorous and robust approach throughout the period of the project.
2012 → 2015
SEN Capacity Building Pilot Voluntary Group Advisory Panel, United Kingdom