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Staff Consultation Workshops

This phase of the research will focus on staff in Further and Higher Education and those working in the placement locations who support the professional placement of disabled students. This will be a half-day, online, interactive, solution focused session. Using small group discussion, staff will be supported to share their experiences of good practice and barriers they have identified to a successful student placement. The aim is facilitating the development of a shared learning experience. 

There will be 3 consultation workshops focusing on the following professions:

  •     Teaching (Primary & Secondary) 
  •     Nursing (including Midwifery, Mental Health Nursing)
  •     Health professions (for example, Pharmacy, Dietetics, Physio and Occupational Therapy)

Register to Participate for these three Higher Education workshops here

There will be one consultation workshop focusing on delivering professional work placements in:

 Who are we looking for?

These sessions are open to those who support professional placements including, Placement Coordinators, Disability Advisers, Preceptors, Clinical Practice Coordinators, Heads of School, Coordinating Teachers, School Principals, from both the placement location and the institution.  

 Consultation Workshops

The consultation workshops will take place online from:

October – December 2021 lasting from 9.30 am – 1.00 pm.

These will be interactive, solution focused sessions. Staff will be supported to share their experiences of good practice and barriers they have identified using small group discussions in break out rooms and other interactive software such as Menti. Thus facilitating the development of a shared learning. There will be regular breaks during the session.

The output from these consultation workshops will act to inform the provision of national guidance supported by the HEA and, if possible relevant Professional Bodies, to provide clarity on the application of reasonable accommodations in national competency-based courses. It is anticipated guidance will include examples of good practice and case studies.

 What will you receive for your participation?

In addition to developing your knowledge on the topic, participants will receive a:

  • Certificate of Participation from AHEAD, which can be tailored to an individual’s staff development plan.
  • A personal copy of the final guidance which will be published by the HEA.

If you would like to register your interest in taking part in one of these solution focused consultation workshops refer to the below.

Early registration is recommended. Please note there is limited availability and we will fill places first on the basis of ensuring representation of a diverse set of voices.

Higher Education

If you are working in HE or associated placement location and would like to take part in a consultation workshop please complete the following Registration Form. Higher Education consultation workshop Registration Form.

Consultations will aim to take place in October and November 2021.

Further Education

If you are working in Further Education or associated work placement location and would like to take part in the consultation workshop please complete the following Registration Form. Further Education consultation workshop Registration Form.

Consultation will aim to take place in December 2021.

Questions

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me, Dr Vivian Rath. Contact Dr Vivian Rath.

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