Helping SENDCOs to support Disabled Learners into Higher Education

Event: Helping SENDCOs to support Disabled Learners into Higher Education

Tuesday 13th October, 12:30pm - 3:15pm

Hepp are running a CPD event for SENDCOs at which local Higher Education institutions will be providing information on the support on offer for disabled learners.

Students with a health condition, mental health condition, disability or specific learning difficulty will be attending to take part in a Q&A session. There will be a discussion around Gatsby Benchmark 3, as well as a showcase of the resources and activities available through Hepp and their partners.


12:30 – Welcome and Introduction

12:35 – Disability Support                        

The University of Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University and Barnsley College HE will provide information on what institutional support is offered, the importance of disclosure at an early stage in the UCAS process and the funded support on offer.

13:05 – Case Studies                       

Hepp will showcase some short films of current disability students who are studying at a higher education institution.  The films highlight the support each student has received whilst studying.

13:20 – Q & A session with the disabled learners  

Guests will have the opportunity to ask questions to a panel of disabled student ambassadors with different disabilities, impairments and conditions that have affected their studies. The ambassadors will talk about their experience getting into higher education and how they find the support available at university/college.

13:45 – Break

13:55 – Gatsby 3 – Addressing the needs of each pupil           

Sonia Hardwick (Hepp CPD Manager) will explain how opportunities for advice and support need to be tailored to the needs of each student.

14:10 Hepp Website

A run through of the website showing the audience where they can find useful information to help support students with disabilities.

14:25 – the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam’s offer to schools

The disability support team from both Sheffield Universities will provide information on the activities/events they can deliver to disabled students out at schools.

14:40 – Time for questions

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