About North West Northern Ireland Branch
Meetings are held monthly at the North West Teachers Centre. Invited speakers include ETI representatives, behaviour specialists, experienced nursery staff as well as those with expertise in special needs. Attendance is recognised as training for the WELB.
Our upcoming events include:
(final details to be confirmed)
Provisional date Wed 25th September Judith Douglas SEN EA - North West Teacher’s Centre - 'SEN Register and changes to categories – practical workshop'.
Provisional date Wed 6th November 2019 Paula Hegarty Senior Educational Psychologist - North West Teacher’s Centre - 'Anxiety in young children –strategies for home /nursery'.
2nd term - ASAS North West Teacher’s Centre - 'ASD – identification and strategies'.
TBC - ASAS North West Teacher’s Centre ASD – 'Identification and strategies'.
Provisional Date Wed 29th April 2020 - RISE North West Teacher’s Centre - 'DCD/Dyspraxia – What to look out for?'.
Our past events include:
October 2015 - The shy child, reluctant talker and selective mutism with Claire Canning
November 2015 - A year in the life of a nursery garden with Rory McIntyre - Playtrail (Forest School)
March 2016 - Dyslexia in the early years with Maria Philips
Use of Whiteboards in the early years - Mrs M McGuiness
June 2016 - The World Around Us, New Inspection Arrangements with Kathleen Cassidy
27th/28th October 2016 - Two Day Conference - Working with the reluctant speaker and selective mutism with Maggie Johnson
14th September 2017 - Music in the Classroom and The Inspection Process - with Kathleen Cassidy and Valerie Campbell, ETI
18th October 2017 - Take Ten, reducing anxiety in children - with Fintan Connelly
20th & 21st March 2018 - Incorporating Music into the Curriculum - with Sandra Campbell
12th February 2019 - Supporting parents of children with SEN - with Fiona O'Donnell
9th May 2019 - Understanding Children’s Behaviour - with Lisa Hinds
We recently hosted the Creativity Unwrapped conference, with Anni McTavish, Debi Keyte-Hartland, and Pete Moorhouse, on Friday 29 March 2019 at Stranmillis University College in Belfast.
North West Northern Ireland Branch Team
Chair: Majella McDowell
Vice Chair: Linda Woods
Treasurer: Patricia Taggart
Secretary: Laura Fox