The Nurturing Advocacy Programme
The Nurturing Advocacy Programme is a five-week programme developed to improve your knowledge of navigating the special educational needs system with children in both mainstream and specialist placements, and to give you more confidence in doing so. Focusing on assertive techniques with your own mental wellbeing at the heart, this programme teaches the skills needed to advocate for children in a way which gets results.
This brand new programme, designed and developed by Jodie Isitt (Autistic advocacy consultant, author and speaker with over 10 years’ experience of special educational needs) and Laura Kerbey (Learning Consultant) keeps the parent/teacher wellbeing at the forefront, with the aim to not overwhelm them and to ensure that precious time with children is restored. Attendees also have access to a support group The Nurture Programme® Hub where you will find your fellow attendees.
Live presentations from both Laura and Jodie, presentations by SEN (Special Educational Needs) consultants and autistic adults. The support group is where you will find your fellow attendees and have the opportunity to learn more from each other whilst supporting and advising and sharing your newly developed skills with others in your position. As the programme evolves and more people join you will have the opportunity to take a more structured role using your newly gained knowledge from the advocacy programme to help mentor new members and give something back to the community.
In this first week, Jodie and Laura introduce themselves and discuss their journeys and experiences which have led them to develop this programme.
The aim of this session is to break down attendees’ advocacy skills, then rebuild them so that facts and controlled emotions are used successfully.
Attendees will be given clear information and knowledge so they will be able to navigate the pathways of SEN, EHCP’s and reasonable adjustments armed with confidence.
This week focuses on changing negative thoughts to positive ones and helps restore the mental health of attendees.
In this session, an expert speaker will join to give fantastic advice on where to turn next when you feel you have exhausted all avenues.
Our 5 week programme costs