Face-To-Face - Clare SENCO Forum Primary CoP
DATE: Thursday, 6th October 2022
TIME: 4pm to 6pm (Tea/Coffee and sandwiches from 3:45pm!)
Venue: Clare Education Centre
The SENCO Forum aims to continue to bring together a network of teachers working in inclusive/special education in Clare Primary schools. The network aims to provide professional learning, support, and networking opportunities for teachers. Margaret Egan will facilitate the network and will support its development over time. If you are a Principal, Special Education Teacher or SEN Co-Ordinator in a primary school in Clare and would like to find out more about the network, please join us.
Our first face-to-face meeting of the SENCO CoP for the academic year 2022/2023 will focus on exploring the planning and target-setting process for children with additional needs. There will be a presentation by Karen Riordan focused on ‘Supporting Pupils Social and Emotional Wellbeing – a view from the ground’. Dr Margaret Egan will present ‘Assessment–based Target Setting for Pupils with Needs: A Collaborative Approach’. The group will also discuss plans for the year ahead.
Dr. Margaret Egan
Dr. Margaret Egan is a Lecturer in the Dept. of Educational Psychology, Inclusive and Special Education at Mary Immaculate College. She was a Deputy Principal and SEN Co-ordinator for many years before joining the Faculty of Education at MIC. Margaret teaches at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Margaret is actively engaged in Communities of Practice with a number of schools. Her interests are in Inclusion Policy and Practice; Language and Literacy for students with additional needs; Social and Emotional Learning, for all students, including those with Autistic Spectrum Difference (ASD), and Positive Behaviour Support for students with attention and behaviour needs. Margaret is currently supervising a number of Master and PhD students in these fields.
Karen has been teaching for the last 17 years in a co-educational school and has a special interest in working with children with additional needs having spent ten years as a Special Education Teacher. She has a particular passion for differentiated instruction and completed her thesis on ‘One size doesn’t fit all’ for her M.Ed at Mary Immaculate College. Karen has also designed and published yearly planners specifically for Special Education Teachers and Special Needs Assistants for the past three years. She has delivered many CPD workshops and webinars in the past twelve years on Early Literacy Instruction and has recently completed a Post-Graduate Diploma in Play Therapy. She is currently completing a Masters in Creative Psychotherapy.
|Course date||06-10-2022 4:00 pm|
|End Date||06-10-2022 6:00 pm|
|Tutor - Speaker||Dr Margaret Egan & Karen Riordan|
|Location||Clare Ed. Centre|