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New opportunities arising from the new 2017/18 AET Programme supported by the Department for Education-applications invited!

The Autism Education Trust has been awarded a contract by the Department for Education to continue its well-established work in building capacity across the education system for children and young people with autism.

Current opportunity

CPD Accreditation of AET Training Programmes – Options Appraisal and Proposals

To research the available options for CPD accreditation and make proposals taking into account the AET programme model, structural requirements, cost and overall value added.

Apply by Friday 7th July 2017

 

Website content review

Review the content within the Good Practice section of the AET website for relevance and as a scoping exercise to determine what materials need to be updated, replaced or removed.

Apply by Friday 7th July 2017


Past Contract Opportunities:

Development and trialling of exam accommodations for schools, teachers and exam officers.

Develop specific guidance on exam accommodations for education providers, teachers and exams officers and examination bodies. A separate strand of the work is to identify barriers to fair testing in sample Mathematics and English papers and potential options for their removal without removing subject challenge.


Now closed.

Secure engagement with Ofsted at a strategic policy level to seek its recognition of the AET national standards as supporting compliance with wider regulatory frameworks.

Ensure that AET standards and processes align with Ofsted inspection requirements, where possible and seek Ofsted expression of understanding and support of use of AET standards in driving school improvement.


Now closed.

Undertake a feasibility study for the application of the AET professional development model for the children’s social work community.

Provide a feasibility report and recommendations that sets out how AET materials and delivery mechanisms would need to be adapted to provide a programme for the children’s social work sector, with buy-in from sector representatives.


Now closed.

AET training licence – early years training hub for North East England

To act as a training hub to deliver the AET programme of training programme for early years staff in the North East of England.

Now closed.

 

AET project brief - Young people's panel

To facilitate a coherent input of young people with autism across the all the strands of the 2016/17 AET programme. All AET programme teams have a brief that includes involvement with the panel.

Now closed.

AET training license – schools training hub for North East England -

To act as a training hub to deliver the AET programme of training programme for schools staff in the North East of England.

Now closed.


AET training license – early years training hub for North East England -

To act as a training hub to deliver the AET 3-tier programme of training programme for early years staff in the North East of England.

Now closed.


Developing the AET Post 16 programme including the integration within it of the Succeeding at College programme
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There are two overarching objectives of this programme strand:
1.         To build the momentum of the AET post 16 programme by further dissemination and guidance.
2.         To link the above offer with the dissemination of the Succeeding at College programme.

Now closed

Reducing Exclusions -

There are three main strands to this strand of the programme:
1. To reduce the numbers of exclusions for children and young people with autism (CYPA)
2. To support the parents of CYPA who are excluded from school or a post 16 setting
3. To develop and share good practice relating to the integration of CYPA who have been excluded.

Now closed 

 

Training hubs for post 16 - We are inviting applications for organisations interested in acting as a training hub to facilitate the delivery a 3-tier programme of training programme for post 16 provision staff in North West and North East of England as part of the Autism Education Trust’s DfE supported 2016/17 programme. Now closed.

Training hubs for early years - We are inviting applications for organisations interested in acting as a training hub to facilitate the delivery a 3-tier programme of training programme for early years staff in East and North West of England as part of the Autism Education Trust’s DfE supported 2016/17 programme. Now closed.

Development of training modules for school staff educating pupils with autism and complex needs including a module to enable staff to increase the participation of pupils with autism with few or no verbal skills - to develop two training modules that can be delivered by AET schools training hubs for school staff educating children and young people with complex needs as part of the new level 2 AET school staff training programme.  It is envisaged that the two modules may be delivered separately to the schools level 2 training, but remain a part of the same programme and be delivered through the same training hubs structure. NOW CLOSED.

Evaluating the impact of the AET Programme - to conduct interviews in 4 schools that have in engaged with the AET programme to assess the impact on their practice. Additionally  the robustness and of the newly developed AET Progression Framework will be will be trialled in respect of 20 pupils to track the effectiveness of links between improved provision and pupil outcomes. As well as evaluating the impact of the programme the data gathered could be used as exemplars of the application of the new progression framework. NOW CLOSED

 

AET post 16 licenced training hub for the South East 2015-2016 - to act as a training hub to facilitate the delivery a 3-tier programme of training programme for post 16 provision under licence from the AET to staff in the South East region of England as part of the Autism Education Trust’s DfE supported 2015/16 programme. NOW CLOSED.

Development of a Progression framework and associated training module - to produce a framework that will enable education staff to track the progress of children and young people with autism and assess the impact of interventions and design a training module to train staff in its use. NOW CLOSED

Revision of the 2011-12 schools training materials and revision of the 2012 AET schools autism standards and competency frameworks - to revise the schools training materials, AET national autism standards and competency framework in the light of the experience of delivery to  50,000 participants and new developments including the introduction of the 2014 Children and Families Act and associated guidance. NOW CLOSED.

Training hubs for early years - We are inviting applications for organisations interested in acting as a training hub to facilitate the delivery a 3-tier programme of training programme for early years staff in a region of England as part of the Autism Education Trust’s DfE supported 2015/16 programme. NOW CLOSED.

Training hubs for post 16 - We are inviting applications for organisations interested in acting as a training hub to facilitate the delivery a 3-tier programme of training programme for post 16 provision staff in a region of England as part of the Autism Education Trust’s DfE supported 2015/16 programme. NOW CLOSED.

Quality Assurance of AET Training  - We are inviting applications from organisations interested in reporting on a sample of AET training sessions by AET training hubs and their subcontracted delivery partners and providing a quality assurance report. NOW CLOSED.

AET Post 16 Education Training Hubs - We are inviting applications from organisations interested in becoming an AET Post 16 Education training hub for one of four English regions. Applications are welcome from organisations all over England as we are not prioritising any particular region. It is hoped to extend the programme to the remaining regions later. NOW CLOSED

AET Early Years Training HubsWe are inviting applications from organisations interested in becoming an AET Early Years training hub for one of four English regions. Applications are welcome from organisations all over England as we are not prioritising any particular region. It is hoped to extend the programme to the remaining regions later.NOW CLOSED

 

AET Participation Work  - To ensure that the voice of young people with autism and their families is strengthened and continues to play an important part in the work of the AET and its work helps inform them. - NOW CLOSED.

To develop the existing AET Autism Standards for use by parents - To adapt and develop the AET National Standards for use by parents and carers including the publication of a “What to look for” guide - NOW CLOSED.

To develop the existing AET Autism Standards for use by support services and  commissioners - To adapt and develop the AET National Standards for use by commissioners of both individual and strategic provision and for use by support services supporting schools improving their provision for children and young people with autism - NOW CLOSED.

To evaluate the whole  AET 2013/15 programme - To evaluate the effectiveness of the2013/15 programme activities, follow up the ongoing impact of the 2011/13 programme and feed this information back to the AET, the AET development teams, AET Training Hubs and the DfE at regular intervals throughout the programme - NOW CLOSED.

Four new training hubs for schools  - We are inviting applications from organisations interested in becoming an AET training hub  for one of  the four regions that were not covered in 2011/13: South West, East,  Yorkshire and Humberside and North East. NOW CLOSED.

Early years adviser inputs  - We are seeking to engage an advisor to advise the AET on the commissioning, development and implementation of its new early years programme. The commission will be initially for 20 days spread over a six month period. There may be an opportunity for this to be extended subsequently. NOW CLOSED.

Post 16 adviser inputs  - We are seeking to engage an advisors to advise the AET on the commissioning, development and implementation of its new post 16 programme. The commission will be initially for 20 days spread over a six month period. There may be an opportunity for this to be extended subsequently. NOW CLOSED.

Adaption and development of the school focussed programme for use in the early years sector  - To adapt and develop the AET training materials and associated AET Education Standards and AET Competency Framework for use in the early years sector. NOW CLOSED.

Adaption and development of the school focussed programme for use in the post 16 sector  - To adapt and develop the AET training materials and associated AET Education Standards and AET Competency Framework for use in the Post 16 sector. NOW CLOSED.

Watch this space for more opportunities arising from the AET’s exciting new 2013/15 program