Announcing the winner of the nasen Annual Webinar Pass worth £200

Last half term, we launched a giveaway in conjunction with nasen to win one of their Annual Webinar Passes worth £200. We are now thrilled to announce the winner and give you some more information about upcoming courses.

Who are nasen?

Nasen (National Association for Special Educational Needs) is a charitable membership organisation that supports all education practitioners by providing relevant Continuing Professional Development and Learning (CPDL), resources, advice, information and much more to enable staff to meet the needs of all pupils including pupils with learning differences.

What is a nasen SEND CPDL Annual Webinar Pass?

Our partners at nasen understand how difficult it can be to get out of the classroom to attend face-to-face training, or to pick and choose between so many different online CPDL opportunities, that’s why they launched of their SEND CPDL Annual Webinar Pass this year.

Who won the free Axcis pass?

We are thrilled to announce that one of our candidates, Mary Nora was selected randomly as our winner of the nasen Annual Webinar Pass. This is what she had to say about winning:

What fantastic news. Thank you so much. I am really looking forward to attending the webinars.I would love to understand more about dyscalculia and especially learning strategies to support pupils with dyscalculia. Like everyone who works in schools,I know the importance of social and emotional well being in helping children thrive. I would love to increase my knowledge and skills in this area.

Mary Nora

What do others say about the webinars that have been running?

Feedback from other SEND professionals who have been attending the nasen webinars has been very positive. Here are a couple of comments they recently received:

What seminars are coming up?

Although we are now entering the wind-down for Christmas, there are some particularly interesting looking webinars coming up. They include:

Get involved with our next giveaway

We regularly run giveaways for SEND books and resources so don’t forget to keep an eye on our social media pages (links on the bottom right of this page) to find out what we are currently running.

Are you seeking SEND teaching or support work?

If you’re looking for a SEND teaching or support job in England or Wales, why not register with Axcis, the SEND recruitment specialists? Or perhaps you need to recruit staff for your school or provision? If so, why not take a look at the Axcis Website, or get in touch today to find out how we can help?

Axcis December Giveaway: Magnetic STEM blocks

This month, we have selected a prize that many children are sure to enjoy playing with. These magnetic building blocks present the opportunity to exercise plenty of different skills so why not get your name in the hat for a chance to win this fantastic prize?

About the prize

These magnetic building blocks are considered to be STEM toys. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. STEM learning encourages children to discover more about these subjects through fun, engaging and practical learning. These areas are also considered to be important career paths, so getting started early with STEM can help put your little ones on the road to success.

These blocks can help to develop:

  • Recognition of basic shapes and colours
  • An interest in building and construction
  • An ability to follow written or visual instructions/problem solving
  • A love for science and technology
  • Social/team work skills
  • Spatial thinking
  • Creativity

How to enter the Axcis December Giveaway

Our giveaways are always free to enter, no strings attached! We offer several entry methods so you can either take a quick peek at our Facebook page, Tweet us or sign up on our website for work and you’ll be in with a chance to win. Follow the link below and you’ll be sent to our third party giveaway page (run on there to keep things fair and square) – where you can choose your method of entry and get your name in the hat for this great prize!

ENTER THE GIVEAWAY – CLICK HERE!

Are you seeking SEND work or staff?

If you’re looking for a SEND teaching or support job in England or Wales, why not register with Axcis, the SEND recruitment specialists? Or perhaps you need to recruit staff for your school or provision? If so, why not take a look at the Axcis Website, or get in touch today to find out how we can help?

We can help find you an education job starting in January

 

We have plenty of teaching assistant jobs starting in January, as well as other school support, residential, teaching and school leadership positions – so if you’re a SEND professional seeking a new role or are interested in getting into this sector, why not take a look?

Interested in getting into SEND?

Although we are always interested in hearing from experienced SEND teachers, teaching assistants and other SEND professionals, we also offer advice and training for those looking to get into this type of work. So, if you have a passion for special needs, and are currently available for work, why not take a look at the jobs we have available for January?

Where do we have jobs available for January?

We have teams based in the following areas:

  • Bristol/The South West
  • Devon & Cornwall
  • South Wales
  • London/The Home Counties
  • Midlands
  • North Wales
  • Liverpool
  • Manchester

Each team has consultants who cover a broad region, but they realise the importance of finding local work, and will support you to find the perfect teaching or teaching assistant job in your local area for January.

What sort of jobs for January do we have available?

Whether you’re looking for a teaching or a teaching assistant job – or perhaps you’re interested in being a lunchtime supervisor or exam invigilator – we have a range of vacancies which could well suit your personal situation. We work with provisions such as:

  • Mainstream primary schools
  • Mainstream secondary schools
  • Colleges
  • Autism schools
  • MLD schools
  • PMLD schools
  • Residential settings

And many more!

We work with these provisions to find staff for:

  • Mainstream Primary Teaching Assistant Jobs
  • Mainstream Secondary Teaching Assistant Jobs
  • Education Care Assistant Jobs
  • Learning Mentor Jobs
  • Higher Level Teaching Assistant Jobs
  • MLD Teaching Assistant (or Teacher) Jobs
  • Autism Teaching Assistant (or Teacher) Jobs
  • PMLD Teaching Assistant (or Teacher) Jobs
  • VI Teaching Assistant (or Teacher) Jobs
  • HI Teaching Assistant (or Teacher) Jobs
  • Subject Specialist Teaching Assistant (or Teacher) Jobs in a range of SEND settings

Plus many, many more – whatever role the schools we work with need to hire, we endeavour to help, so you never know what jobs we will have available!

Finding your perfect match

If you couldn’t find the perfect role on our website today, please remember that we have new positions coming in every day – some are filled so quickly that we don’t even have time to list them on our website! If you register online, we will create a profile for you and contact you when the perfect match comes in. So why delay, do it today!

Refer a friend to Axcis

Did you see a job on our pages which you thought could be perfect for a friend or family member? If so, recommend them to Axcis today and you could earn up to £250 in shopping vouchers – find out more here.

Danielle Brown MBE on why she’s signed up for a world record attempt (Guest Post)

In this guest post, Axcis Ambassador Danielle Brown MBE talks about why she has decided to join a team attempting to break a word record for open water diving.

2020. A year that started with so much promise, and under-delivered in the most epic way possible. As physical barriers were thrown up for our protection, I looked for ways to connect with the new world we were living in.

It began with a new follower on Instagram @claw_global stumbled across my account on a Tuesday morning so I fired off a quick message to introduce myself and say “hello”. Within minutes they got back to me and it became clear that we had very similar beliefs around sport’s potential to inspire change.

“It’s always worth a cup of coffee,” is the advice I was given by of one of my great mentors and all round good guy Ian Braid, something I like to repeat to myself especially in times when my schedule is jammed or my motivation is running low. So over my lunchtime coffee I found myself speaking to the team at CLAW Global.

By the end of the phone call I had signed myself up for a World Record attempt.

I am going to be part of the largest team of disabled people to scuba dive in the open sea.

This is just one small step in a much larger journey. CLAW Global is bringing people together from across the globe to break three world records. The purpose is to shatter perceptions around disability by conquering the elements of land, sea and air.

It started, as many good ideas do, with a chance encounter. Special Forces operator, Major Vivek Jacob had a parachute malfunction which resulted in a spinal cord injury. While he recovered in hospital he met an Airforce officer who had been permanently paralysed in an accident. As their friendship developed the Airforce officer asked him whether he would ever be able to scuba dive, and Jacob made a promise that he would find a way to make it happen. This conversation changed the direction of his life. Jacob retired from the army shortly after this and formed a team of likeminded people with an important mission:

  • To change the perceptions of disability, getting people to focus on what a human being can do rather than what they can’t
  • To create employment opportunities for people with disabilities supported by suitable adapted ecosystems

Jacob and his team took no money and self-funded this cause. They travelled the length of India and trained over 100 disabled people in scuba diving, including the Airforce officer Jacob met in hospital. They also created opportunities for some of these people to gain meaningful employment. But to get the world to wake up and drive change on a much larger scale they had to think bigger. They had to act bolder. And this is where the idea of the triple world record was born.

So why did I decide to team up with CLAW?

Sport is a powerful vehicle for change, and the world badly needs changing. Disability is still one of the most marginalised population in the world. Barriers touch all aspects of disabled people’s lives, which are propped up by grossly outdated stereotypes and misunderstanding. All that truly matters is ability – what a person can do – but the sad reality is that this often gets overlooked. Instead people focus on the wrong thing, judging disabled people by what they can’t.

A shift in perception, a change in thinking lays a solid foundation in breaking down some of these barriers. Without changing our attitudes towards and understanding of disability we cannot hope to challenge the stigma, prejudice and isolation that still thrives in the world.

The World Records are just a start, one piece in a complex jigsaw. They are a catalyst for change, a chance to see disability as it truly is.

In February I will be joining the team in the Maldives where I will receive training before heading out to the open sea. I’ve never been scuba diving in my life, so this is a big step out of my comfort zone, as is travelling in the current climate. I’m excited, and nervous, and determined to see it through.

I may be a tiny cog in a very large wheel, but it quickly gains momentum when more players join forces. We all have the capacity to make a difference and together we can change the world.

Are you seeking SEND work or staff?

If you’re looking for a SEND teaching or support job in England or Wales, why not register with Axcis, the SEND recruitment specialists? Or perhaps you need to recruit staff for your school or provision? If so, why not take a look at the Axcis Website, or get in touch today to find out how we can help?

The benefits of teaching nursery rhymes (and how to do it!)

Why are nursery rhymes so beneficial for early childhood development, how can you teach rhyming and how might you make nursery rhyme lessons special needs friendly? Find out here.

What is a nursery rhyme?

A nursery rhyme can be defined as: ” A simple traditional song or poem for children“. (Dictionary.com)

Benefits of teaching nursery rhymes

1 – Memory and Articulation

Nursery rhymes are full of rhyming words and when combined with the fact that children often hear them on a regular basis, this helps with memory development. They also often contain words or groups of sounds that you don’t encounter in daily life. By introducing children to these patterns of sounds, nursery rhymes give their brain the input it will need to categorise words by their internal structure. This can be a great precursor to written language, where children have to identify the sounds of written words. For example, nursery rhymes help a child’s brain to differentiate between syllables and to identify similarities between words that rhyme or words that begin with the same sounds. 

2 – Phoneme Development

Nursery rhymes are massively helpful for teaching children how to pronounce tricky words. The repetition, humour and rhythm involved in nursery rhymes really reinforces phoneme development.

3 – Development of conceptual understanding

When you teach your child nursery rhymes, you are contributing to their creative development. When you talk to your child from the moment they are born, through to their years of learning how to talk, you are equipping them with a solid vocabulary base.What is more, children also learn to understand abstract concepts like big, small, in front, behind, first and last. The words used in nursery rhymes help children develop language comprehension by associating words with people, objects, and events in their daily life.

4 – Development of social routines

Depending on how you approach nursery rhymes, they can be used to help aid social development and rountine. For There are lots of fun nursery rhymes that you can sing in two parts. Teaching your child when they should tell their part in the rhyme contributes to their development of social skills. What is more, your child will also learn important conversation lessons, such as turn-taking and listening.

5 – Listening skills

When you read nursery rhymes to your child, you are telling them a story. Because of the rhyming words, the storyline, and your pronunciation, children are lured into the story and pay attention to you. This helps them make sense of the story and at the same time makes them good listeners.

What are the most popular nursery rhymes in the UK?

According to an article in the Guardian, the 10 most popular nursery rhymes in the UK are:

  1. Hickory Dickory Dock
  2. Little Miss Muffet
  3. Round and Round the Garden Like a Teddy Bear
  4. Incy Wincey Spider
  5. Baa Baa Black Sheep
  6. Jack and Jill
  7. The Grand Old Duke of York
  8. Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
  9. Humpty Dumpty
  10. If You’re Happy and You Know it Clap Your Hands

How to teach children to rhyme

Read rhyming picture books together

There are hundreds of great rhyming books – Julia Donaldson has many under her belt. As you read, occasionally point out words that rhyme. (“Oh, town and clown rhyme! They sound the same at the end. clown, town!”)

Play “Get Out of the Box”

“Get Out of the Box” is a simple rhyming game. To play it, just put three word cards—like cat, hat and dog in a box. The child determines which word doesn’t rhyme and tells it to “get out of the box.”

Play “What’s in My Bag?”

Once your students can successfully recognise rhymes, this activity will help them learn to produce rhymes. Just fill a bag with several common household items and you’re ready to play “What’s in My Bag?” Pull each item out and ask what it’s called and what word would rhyme with it. The rhyme could be real or a nonsense word – the main thing is to make it fun!

Adapting rhymes for children with SEND

Some children with special needs may struggle with nursery rhymes for a variety of reasons. For example, children with autism often struggle with double meanings or visualisation. Therefore, when teaching rhymes that include these elements, you may wish to spend some extra time exploring the subtext or what images come to mind. Children who are less verbal may benefit from the use of PECs cards arranged to punctuate the key points of a nursery rhyme. Or non-verbal children may enjoy using British Sign Language to recite their favourite nursery rhymes. If you work with special needs children and have other ideas on how to adapt lessons on nursery rhymes – we’d love to hear from you!

Are you seeking SEND work or staff?

If you’re looking for a SEND teaching or support job in England or Wales, why not register with Axcis, the SEND recruitment specialists? Or perhaps you need to recruit staff for your school or provision? If so, why not take a look at the Axcis Website, or get in touch today to find out how we can help?

Watch! Axcis anti bullying interview with Dr Emily Lovegrove, AKA “The Bullying Dr.”

In recognition of Anti Bullying Week which starts on the 16th November, Axcis are thrilled to bring you this exclusive interview with Dr Emily Lovegrove, AKA “The Bullying Dr.” Why not take a look and see what you can add to your personal or professional practice in the fight against bulling?

Who is Dr Emily Lovegrove?

Emily is a psychologist who specialises in developing successful anti-bullying strategies. She is a popular speaker and trainer in this area, as well as being the author of the books ‘Help! I’m being bullied’ and more recently, “Autism, Bullying and Me”. She very kindly agreed to give us some advice on how schools and alternative provisions can tackle bullying in their settings.

Watch the video

About Emily’s latest book – Autism, Bullying and Me

In a recent blog for Axcis, Emily told us all about why she chose to write this book. Aimed at parents, autistic teens and their teachers, it provides a loving, practical approach to building self esteem, understanding how others think and vanquishing bullying. We think that you’ll agree that this publication is a valuable addition to the anti bulling materials out there. And don’t think that if you’re not autistic that you won’t find it useful – it’s a treasure trove for all who want to learn more about bullying.

Connect with Emily and the anti bulling community

Emily is active on Twitter and can often be found on the training and conference circuit (perhaps not so much in 2020 due to COVID-19!) She is keen to share her understanding of bulling, support those who are struggling and really work with children and their wider communities to help tackle the problem wherever it raises it’s ugly head. If you have a question, you can Tweet her @TheBullyingDr.

Are you seeking SEND work or staff?

If you’re looking for a SEND teaching or support job in England or Wales, why not register with Axcis, the SEND recruitment specialists? Or perhaps you need to recruit staff for your school or provision? If so, why not take a look at the Axcis Website, or get in touch today to find out how we can help?

5 ways to spread some lockdown love on World Kindness Day

On World Kindness Day 2020, we thought we’d bring you some suggestions for spreading a bit of lockdown love! Whether you’re at home shielding or out at work in full PPE (or somewhere in between), someone you know would appreciate feeling some love today, so why not try doing one of these 5 things?

1 – Call your mum!

Let’s be honest, we could all probably do with calling our parents a bit more often just to say I love you! There is no single thing that makes us feel better than knowing we are loved. What’s that you say? Your mum isn’t around anymore? I bet you can find someone else who’d love to hear you say it! Whether it’s a parent, sibling, friend or colleague, think of someone who you know would love to hear you say I love you and pick up that phone. It’s so easy, you have no excuse not to do it!

2 – Leave a random gift for a neighbour

Do you have a neighbour who is shielding, lives alone or has generally been a bit down throughout 2020? Why not leave them a random gift on their doorstep as a “just because” token? It could be a pot plant, some chocolate or something home-made like a jar of chutney or a bath bomb (make sure it’s not raining or you have something waterpoof to put it in if it’s easily damaged by the wet stuff!) If you are worried about the potential of transmitting virus or germ particles, make sure you wipe the packaging down with anti-bac and deliver it with clean hands!

3 – Help your community

We are allowed out to go to work or for exercise/essential journeys, so what better way to spread some love than to do something positive for your local community? For example, you could take gloves and a bag along with you on a walk and collect any litter you spot, or you could help pull weeds along your road. You will get a little wellbeing buzz for knowing you’ve done something helpful, and any locals who spot you will be sure to express their thanks for your kind actions, too!

4 – Something for the kids

During the summer 2020 lockdown, many of us put rainbows in our windows in support of the NHS. Local children loved going around and spotting these while on their daily walks, so why not take the opportunity to do something similar for World Kindness Day? You could put a cute display in your window to bring a smile to the faces of passer’s by or you could get in touch with your local community and organise something more widespread. For example, you could do a dinosaur hunt and encourage as many people to put dinosaurs in their windows and front gardens as you can – the possibilities for adapting this idea are endless! You could even use your car window…

5 – Sing a song

There is something about music that brings people together and makes us smile. If you are a singer, you could get dressed up as your favourite artist and serenade friends, family or neighbours with a rendition of one of their songs. Or if singing isn’t your thing but you play an instrument or aren’t adverse to miming to a track, these are all options, too. Not sure about a public appearance? You could always post something on your social media page or just send a private video to your nearest and dearest.. it’s bound to make them giggle – job done!

Show us your love!

If you have ideas to add to this list, or photos/videos of examples of what you’ve been up to on World Kindness Day, we’d love to hear from you. Why not send us an email or tag us in a photo/video on your favourite social media platform? (Ours can be found via the links on the bottom right of this page).

Are you seeking SEND work or staff?

If you’re looking for a SEND teaching or support job in England or Wales, why not register with Axcis, the SEND recruitment specialists? Or perhaps you need to recruit staff for your school or provision? If so, why not take a look at the Axcis Website, or get in touch today to find out how we can help?

Do you have care work experience? Axcis needs you!

Did you know that many of the schools and residential settings we work with at Axcis require staff with care work experience? This is because lots of children with complex needs or disabilities may require care assistance while at school. So, if you have a background in this area and would be interested in working in a school environment, read on to find out how Axcis can help you!

More profound education settings might not be for everyone but many teachers find it to be rewarding and inspirational.

Why should I use my care experience in a school environment?

  • There is a shortage of staff in this area, so you’re likely to find work quickly
  • Hours are usually more sociable than traditional care work – most schools (unless residential) will expect you to work school hours, in term time.
  • This work often pays better than traditional care work – speak to your local Axcis office for further information on this
  • There are some great opportunities for training and progression within the SEND education sector for those wanting to progress into this career.

What does an educational carer do?

An educational carer will usually provide in-school support for children and young people with complex needs. These needs can vary greatly and may include personal care, moving and handling, assistance feeding and generally completing day to day tasks. As you’ll be in an educational setting, you’ll also be working with the individual(s) during lessons, helping them to participate in activities as directed by the teacher.

What experience do I need for this role?

As with all classroom based work, you must have a good standard of literacy and numeracy. This is because you’ll be communicating regularly with colleagues, parents, medical practitioners and parents as well as the children themselves. You may be asked to write or contribute to progress reports and Education, Health and Care Plans, among other things. You must have a patient and calm attitude and be reliable and punctual. It’s really important for the continuity of learning for there to be as few changes in staff as possible for SEND children. You don’t necessarily need to have any previous experience working with children but this would help your transition to the classroom.

How can I find educational care work with Axcis?

If you think you would be suitable for educational care work, why not register or get in touch with your local Axcis office for a no-pressure chat with one of our friendly consultants? They will discuss your skills, experience and what you’re looking for in your working life, and will be able to advise you on whether they feel this sort of work would be suitable for your situation. So why not give us a call? What do you have to lose?

Education staff: Top 10 tips on how to manage stress

In 2019, the charity Education Support published a Teacher Wellbeing Index which revealed that 72% of education professionals describe themselves as stressed. We imagine that this number is probably even higher at the moment due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There has therefore never been a better time to check out these practical techniques for teachers and education staff on how to handle stress.

1 – Prioritise, Prioritise, Prioritise!

Make a list of the tasks you need to complete and then put a number next to each item in order to help prioritise what to do first. Tick them off when they are complete (this is very satisfying!). Make sure you include the important people in your life as priorities and attend to these relationships first. This is crucial for mental health, so don’t sideline personal relationships as low priority or unimportant things to attend to.

2 – Identify your stressors

When an activity or task makes you feel emotionally drained, add it to a list of your personal stressors. Then add one or two ways to reduce the stress for each. When they occur, use them as an opportunity to practice stress-reduction techniques and keep notes on what works for next time. Stress reduction techniques may include things like:

  • Taking a walk
  • Discussing the activity with a trusted friend/colleague to decide on the best approach
  • Meditation/mindfulness/breathing exercises
  • Tackling them first thing/last thing in the day (whichever works better for you personally!)

3 – Don’t dwell on unhelpful thoughts

It is human nature to allow your thoughts to drift to possible outcomes/scenarios and when these are negative, it can cause your cortisol (stress hormone) level to rise. The result of an elevated cortisol level is that your ability to think clearly about a current situation is impaired. This can drive you into a cycle of negative thinking, which in turn makes it even harder to attend to your duties. It is important to recognise that this way of thinking is a waste of time and energy and can lead to anxiety and depression in the long-term. Mindfulness techniques can be excellent for recognising unhelpful thoughts and for learning how to “let them go”. By doing this, your mind will be clearer and you will find yourself more able to produce useful, logical thoughts that will help you with the task in hand rather than dwelling on emotional, stressful thinking which will impair your ability to work.

4 – Find a way to say no

People can often perform tasks merely to feel accepted or liked by other people. Practice saying no to requests that are unreasonable or more than you can handle at the time. If you find it difficult to say no to people, learning to use language in a constructive way can be really helpful. For example, the approaches to communication discussed in the book “Nonviolent Communication” can be immensely eye-opening and can help both your personal and professional relationships.

5 – Move on: Don’t dwell on past mistakes

Feelings of guilt, remorse and regret cannot change the past, and they make the present difficult by sapping your energy. Make a conscious effort to do something to change your mood (e.g. employ mindfulness techniques or do something active that you enjoy) when you feel yourself drifting into regrets about past actions. Learn from it and have strategies in place for next time. The practice of Buddhism very much incorporates this into daily practice, so if it is something you struggle with, it may be worth getting in touch with your local Buddhist group (don’t worry – you won’t be indoctrinated into a religion – most UK based groups are focused more on the philosophy and practical applications of Buddhism which can be extremely helpful for those who struggle with over thinking/analysing/worrying etc.) Speaking to a therapist or counsellor can also help you to develop this skill.

6 – Don’t bottle up anger & frustration

Express and discuss your feelings to the person responsible for your agitation. If it is impossible to talk it out, plan for some physical activity at the end of the working day to relieve tensions. Let go of grudges – they affect you and your state of mind more than the other person. Again, both mindfulness and nonviolent communication methods can really help you if this is an area you struggle with personally.

7 – Take time for yourself

Taking the time to do things you enjoy is of huge importance. Focusing all of your energy on others all the time may make you feel good in the short term, but it’s highly likely to lead to burnout or depression in the long-term. Nobody will thank you for being a martyr and it is up to you to take responsibility for making time to do things that you enjoy. Whether it’s exercise, socialising or concentrating on your latest creative project, the main aim is to re-direct your thoughts and energy into something that brings you pleasure, so even if it means getting up early, it’s worth making time for yourself.

8 – Pace yourself

Rushing through activities leads to errors, regrets and stress. At work, if rushed, ask people to wait until you have finished working or thinking something out. Plan ahead to arrive at appointments early, composed and having made allowances for unexpected hold-ups. Practice approaching situations ‘mindfully’. And make sure you take time for lunch/breaks – working through them or telling yourself that you don’t have time for them will only lead to low blood sugar, lack of attention to detail and even more stress!

9 – Help children & young people to cope with stress

It can be helpful for teachers to lead sessions on how to manage stress with children – we don’t expect them to be good at reading without having been taught to read! So why don’t we teach them some useful stress management strategies to help them learn how to cope with stressful situations? Once they have some ideas they can use, children need the experience of being confronted with problems to try out, and improve their ability to cope. By being overprotective or by intervening too soon, parents and teachers may prevent young people from developing valuable tolerance levels for problems, or from acquiring problem-solving skills.

10 – Think positively

Smile whenever possible – it’s an inexpensive and effective way of improving how you feel (and really does work!) Try and find something positive to say about a situation, particularly if you are going to find fault. You can visualise situations you have handled well, and hold those memories in your mind when going into stressful situations.

More suggestions to add?

If you have further ideas or suggestions to add to our list, why not add a comment in the box below? or if you are an expert in the field and would like to contribute a guest post to our blog, we’d love to hear from you!

Are you seeking SEND work or staff?

If you’re looking for a SEND teaching or support job in England or Wales, why not register with Axcis, the SEND recruitment specialists? Or perhaps you need to recruit staff for your school or provision? If so, why not take a look at the Axcis Website, or get in touch today to find out how we can help?

Axcis November Giveaway: Sensory Christmas Tree Kit

In the Axcis November Giveaway, we are offering you a chance to win a fantastic Sensory Christmas Tree Kit. Comprising of a large felt Christmas tree plus plenty of lights and decorations, this is a fantastic sensory activity for children to get involved with in the run up to Christmas. The giveaway closes at the end of November, so the winners will receive this set just as the Christmas season begins!

Enter the Axcis November Giveaway for a chance to win this lovely set for your classroom

About the Prize

If you are lucky enough to win this lovely prize, you will receive 1 x Felt Christmas tree, 32 x Felt Detachable Christmas Ornaments and 1 x String (50 LED lights). We think you’ll agree that whether you work with primary, secondary, mainstream or special needs children, they are sure to enjoy helping to decorate this tree and seeing it every day in the classroom. The felt pieces, bright colours and pretty lights offer a range of sensory experiences sure to stimulate children in a positive way. Keep this activity COVID-friendly by ensuring that children use hand sanitiser before helping to decorate it and keep it within a single class bubble.

How to enter the Axcis November Giveaway

Our giveaways are always free to enter, no strings attached! We offer several entry methods so you can either take a quick peek at our Facebook page, Tweet us or sign up on our website for work and you’ll be in with a chance to win. Follow the link below and you’ll be sent to our third party giveaway page (run on there to keep things fair and square) – where you can choose your method of entry and get your name in the hat for this great prize!

ENTER THE FREE GIVEAWAY HERE

If you’re not already registered with Axcis, but would like to seek a SEND teaching or support position, why not get in touch or register with Axcis today and find out how we can assist you? Alternatively, if you are seeking SEND staff for your school or provision, or would like to refer a friend to us, pop us and email – we’d be happy to help!

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