Mapping and Assessing Personal Progress


Presenters – Peter Imray and Mike Sissons


Whole Day Workshop

MAPP (Semi-formal) and MAPP (Formal) Versions

Date to be confirmed – The University of Manchester
Date to be confirmed – NCVO, Central London.

Cost: Only £149+VAT per delegate for members and £249+VAT for non-members.

EQUALS has organised two whole day workshops to provide training and guidance related to Mapping and Assessing Personal Progress. These will cover both the existing Semi-formal version and the new ‘Formal‘ version.  The whole day workshops will be held in Manchester and Central London.

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Cost: Only £149+VAT per delegate for members and £249+VAT for non-members.

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Peter Imray

Peter Imray is a freelance trainer, advisor and writer with over 30 years experience of working with children, young people and adults with learning difficulties. He is the author of a number of books and articles, including Inclusion is Dead: Long Live Inclusion, published by Routledge in 2017, which argues that curriculum models for children with complex needs must be different, rather than differentiated, if pupils are to make lasting progress.


Mike Sissons

Mike Sissons has taught children and young people with profound, severe and moderate learning difficulties in a number of local authority schools and a Barnardo’s residential school. His main roles have been as a teacher, assistant head teacher and deputy principal. Additionally, he has delivered outreach support to pupils with complex learning difficulties in mainstream schools and has helped coordinate the North Yorkshire communication aids project, assessing need and providing training. As a teacher his primary interest has been in the areas of drama and music, whilst as a senior leader he has had responsibility for curriculum development, assessment and for data.

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