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CCEA's SEN Conference 2018
Following on from the success of our first SEN Conference in 2017, CCEA are delighted to announce we will be hosting the second SEN Conference at CAFRE Loughry College Campus on Wednesday 29 August 2018.
This conference will give teachers in special schools the opportunity to:

  • attend workshops and seminars led by experts from a wide range of fields;
  • get an update on the latest materials available from CCEA;
  • engage with colleagues from other special schools; and
  • take away practical activities that will enhance classroom practice.

View the short video from the 2017 conference here 

To book your place at the conference, click below

A Window On Special

Have you viewed the latest video added to our SEN Video Library: Positive Social Engagement?

‘A Window On Special’ is a collection of short videos from local schools and educational establishments, giving a snapshot of the educational experiences of learners within the sector of special educational needs.  If you teach in an SEN school, are an SEN Co-ordinator or are supporting the SEN sector these videos are a useful resource.  CPD materials are being developed for schools to use alongside the videos in staff training sessions.

To view this video in full and the other videos available click here to visit the SEN video library.
Highlight on SEN STEM resources
Have you seen these STEM resources, that are suitable for use in the post-primary SEN classroom?

Financial Capability: these resources include ready-made lessons on a series of real life financial situations - click here to view and access them! 
Science through stories: these are an engaging way to spark thinking about science. Each topic has both a fictional and a factual version of the story which allows for repetition of key ideas.  View them here
Short course on developing Communication
The Communication Trust offer a short course designed to support early years practitioners to understand more about children's speech, language and communication development.  Those teaching in special schools may also find this useful for supporting the development of communication skills in learners of all ages.  Click here to access the course.
New Entry Level Life Skills: Support documents
The new Entry Level Life Skills specification is now available on the CCEA Life Skills microsite: . Teachers are advised to check that they are using the most recent version of this specification, which is available online.
Teachers may also benefit from a comprehensive support programme that has been developed to compliment this new qualification; these materials are also now available online and include the following:
•             Schemes of Work
•             Evidence booklet templates
•             Task Sheets
•             Witness Statement pro forma
Further support and information on this qualification can be obtained by contacting the Education Manager for Life Skills, Teresa Robb on

Date for the diary! 
Sign up to take part in CCEA’s Get Cooking with Jilly and Simon Dougan Webinar on Tuesday 24 April 2018.

Our webinar will be hosted by Jilly and Simon Dougan and will take you on a 'Cook a Long' for making Potato Bread in the classroom.  This webinar will live stream via C2K and your whiteboard.  

If you would like to take part register your name and email address now! We will send you the joining instructions for the day, the Potato Bread recipe, ingredients & equipment list in the coming weeks. Please note we will also provide this webinar video file on our website after the 24 April if you and your class would benefit from being able to pause the recording. 

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