We offer training on a variety of SEND topics, developed by our experienced team of teachers and tailored to your needs.
Before we start, we meet with you to discuss the needs of your school, and agree what training is most appropriate. Whether you want whole-school training focussing on the requirements of the School Improvement Plan, to improve the capacity of your mealtime supervisors to manage behaviour, or need up-to-date training in new policy areas, we can help. The topics we most often provide training on are below – but if you need help in an area that isn’t listed get in touch and we can chat about your requirements.
Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) training
A valuable and fascinating insight into the difficulties that learners with ASC face when navigating their way through school life. From ‘understanding a child on the Autistic Spectrum’ to ‘effective strategies to supporting social understanding’ we encompass a wide range of ASC topics.
Circle time training
This is a method of building confidence and classroom skills in children of all ages. It is suitable for both primary and secondary groups and is especially useful for children in Year 6 about to transition to a new school, as well as for Year 7 teachers to support their new cohort of students.
Behaviour management training
Encompassing a range of behaviour management strategies for all staff across the school to use when working with children who have challenging behaviour.
We look at how you can recognise the possible signs of dyslexia and provide practical classroom ideas to support learners with dyslexia.
Conflict resolution empowers staff, giving them an insight into the impact language and acknowledging emotions have on resolving conflicts effectively.
English as an Additional Language (EAL)
We provide holistic training for teachers and teaching assistants to support children with English as an additional language. Topics include: understanding the needs of EAL learners, planning, resourcing and supporting children with EAL, initial assessments of learners, tracking progress, provision mapping to support underachievement and whole school induction for new pupils.
Effective support of language learners in the classroom
The cohort of schools is growing and a number of learners are at various stages of acquiring language skills. We can deliver a range of training aimed at supporting the teaching and learning of English.
Effective deployment of teaching assistants
For SENCos and team leaders who are managing teaching assistants. It draws from the Institute of Education research that shows how teaching assistants can be most effective in improving pupil’s learning. Participants will learn how to audit provision as a starting point to revising deployment policy and practice. Principles of effective collaboration between teachers and teaching assistants will also be covered.
Improving the impact of teaching assistants in the classroom
For teaching assistants and teachers who are passionate about extending opportunities for children to make the best possible progress in lessons. The major child development theories will be debated as they underpin effective learning. A practical introduction to effective questioning and dialogic teaching, to extend children’s thinking and problem solving, rounds off this session.
Leading and managing change
Aimed at SENCos and other team leaders in schools. Change is endemic in education and is more successfully initiated and managed when underpinned by a thorough understanding of change management theory. Several practical models are explored through case studies, enabling participants to plan and problem solve issues around the change management process.
Mealtime supervisor training
For staff who may be covering play/break times and covers managing behaviour, using positive language, de-escalation practices, peaceful problem solving and defusing situations and restorative approaches to challenging behaviour.
A practical level-one course aimed at all staff in school. The session covers good safeguarding practice in all aspects of school life, addressing our feelings about abuse, definitions of child abuse, identifying signs and symptoms of abuse and action to be taken where a child’s safety is at risk.
Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) 2015 Code of Practice training
This session will look at the school’s new responsibilities under the 2015 SEND code of practice. It will focus on enabling class teachers to meet their new statutory responsibilities in managing all aspects of provision for pupils with SEND. The SENCOs role in supporting and coaching classroom colleagues will be explored. We will also look at the role of provision management in planning, providing and monitoring SEND provision.
Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) training
Our course enables people working with children with SLCN to identify the child’s strengths and needs and gain the tools to support a child’s development. We cover the ages and stages of typical language development; how to identify of areas of need; the impact of SLCN on literacy, numeracy, learning, social and emotional development; differentiation, learning strategies and resources to support children; how to work with parents and carers; and evidence based interventions.
We can tailor the course for three separate age ranges: Early Years, Primary or Secondary.
More information and booking
To find out more about our training sessions, or to book, please contact: Annie McGowan or Debbie Constantinou t: 020 8446 0300 e: firstname.lastname@example.org