[Originally posted on Evidence for Learning 5 June 2020]
In this episode Professor Barry Carpenter interviews Beverley Cockbill, who has extensive experience of children with Complex Needs through her research and practice, especially in relation to the Engagement Model.
Bev describes how engagement is key to effective teaching and learning for this group of pupils, and how it provides a lens through which the teacher can guide the child to positive learning outcomes.
About Beverley Cockbill
Bev is a Complex Learning Needs Co-ordinator/Specialist Teacher for Chadsgrove School Support Services CCN (Communication Complex Needs) Team. School Support Services contributes to a school driven self-improvement model, which can lead to significant improvements in pupil outcomes.
Bev is a Training Co-ordinator in complex learning needs. Previously, she worked for SSAT (The Schools Network) Ltd as Training Coordinator for complex learning needs and as a Research and Development Assistant on the Department for Education-funded (CLDD) Complex Learning Difficulties and Disabilities Research Project. In addition, Bev has been an Assistant Teacher and Structured Teaching Advisor/Trainer within a residential school offering 38/42-week education and 52-week care to children aged 6–19 years with severe and complex learning disabilities and autistic spectrum disorder.
Bev lectures and delivers training for children and for adults with complex learning difficulties and disabilities in schools and care provision across the UK and internationally. She has published a range of articles, and contributed to the ‘Training Materials for Teachers of Learners with Severe, Profound and Complex Learning Difficulties’ at www.complexneeds.org.uk
She is co-author of the acclaimed book (with Barry Carpenter and Jo Egerton et al) on Educating Learners with Complex Learning Difficulties and Disabilities, (Routledge, 2015)
Bev was a co-founder of the Engagement4Learning website: www.engagement4learning.co.uk
Bev has worked in the field of special educational needs for the last 20 years.
Chadsgrove School: https://www.chadsgroveschool.org.uk/web
Engagement for Learning/E4L website: www.engagement4learning.co.uk
Barry Carpenter’s website: https://barrycarpentereducation.com
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