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Autism and learning outside the classroom

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09/10/2013 9:45 am
09/10/2013 3:30 pm
£ 50
Weald & Downland Open Air Museum
Singleton, Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom, PO18 0EU

An outdoor learning day for primary and secondary teachers. We hope that this day may be particularly useful for NQTs. The event is held at the Weald & Downland Open Air Museum in West Sussex.

9.45     Registration in Crawley Hall

10.00   Welcome – Diana Rowsell, Head of Learning
Introduction to the day – Jennie Peel, primary headteacher and museum trustee

10.10   Introductory session from Autism Sussex (Penny Piggott or Kaye Stanford, Training Officer).

11.00   Teas and coffees in Crawley Hall

11.20   Presentation by David Blakesley, Autism and Nature. Case studies of visits; the benefits of being outside; findings of Autism and Nature research.

12.20   Workshops to share experiences and the concerns people may have, which will continue in the session after lunch.

12.45   Lunch in Crawley Hall and time to explore the museum

14.00   Question and answer session with Ruth Aspden, Deputy Head of St. Antony’s School, Chichester; Jennie Peel, Headteacher; Judy Cooper, ex-Headteacher and School Inspector; Lucy Hockley, Schools Services Manager, Weald & Downland Open Air Museum.

14.50   Afternoon tea in Crawley Hall

15.00   10 successful school visits. Presentation by Ruth Aspden, Deputy Head of St. Anthony’s School, Chichester.

15.30   Close

The museum closes at 6pm

Details are correct at the time of publication but we reserve the right to alter sessions if necessary.


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