Courses and Events

Courses for Spring 2022 being advertised very soon. Watch this space (and your email inbox!)

Courses for Autumn Term 2021

All training sessions below can be accessed live via zoom, by the named individual, on the specified date(s) or via the recording on an alternative agreed date.

Planning Your Year as SENCO

(3 sessions of 2 hours  for new and experienced SENCOs)

 

 

 

 

Thurs 16th Sept Thurs 23rd Sept

Thurs 30th Sept

3:30 – 5:30pm

We will cover:

·        How to meet the statutory requirements of the SEN Code of Practice 

·        Compiling your Record of Need

·        Monitoring and Tracking pupils’ progress

·        The Day-to-Day Responsibilities of being a SENCo

·        APDR in Action including templates for record keeping

·        What SEN Support looks like

·        Strategies for planning interventions and measuring their impact

·        What needs to be in place for OfSTED visits

·        How to write an effective SEND Action Plan for 2021/22

£75 per person

Enabling Learners with SEND to Make Progress with Writing

 

Fri 15th Oct

1pm -4pm

The training will give you:

 

·       A clear understanding of why some find children the art of writing difficult.

 

·       A range of ideas, strategies and activities to support them.

 

£40 per

person

 

10% reduction for schools booking two or more places.

Understanding and Supporting Children Whose Behaviour is Challenging

(2part course)

2 part course:

Part 1

 Fri 19th Nov

 1:30pm – 4pm

Part 2

 Fri 26th Nov

1:30pm – 4pm

 

Outcomes:

–        An understanding why some children demonstrate behaviour that is challenging.

–        Knowledge of how to support children with their behaviour challenges

–        An ability to recognise how behaviour can escalate and strategies to be able to de-escalate challenging behaviours

–        An understanding of how trauma and anxiety can affect a child’s behaviour

–        Knowledge of what PACE is and how it is used to support the emotional wellbeing of children

–        An understanding of the negative impact that Covid 19 may have had on many of our pupils

 

£65 total per person for two parts

10% reduction for schools booking two or more places.

Understanding and Supporting Sensory Needs in a Mainstream Setting

 

 

Fri 3rd Dec

1pm – 4pm

·        An understanding of Sensory processing and difficulties that impact on learning

 

·        Knowledge of why some children have sensory needs

 

·        Strategies for addressing the needs of children with sensory processing difficulties in the classroom.

·        Knowledge of additional interventions to address sensory needs for individual children

 

£40 per

person

 

10% reduction for schools booking two or more places

 

Online Course

Spring & Summer 2021

Course Details – Delivered via Zoom Cost

Understanding and Supporting Learners with Attachment Disorder

 

This is a 2-part course. Each part can be accessed via the live zoom session on the dates or as a recorded zoom session
 

 

Fri 22nd January 2021

AND

Mon 25th January 2021

1pm -3:30pm

 You will gain an understanding of:

 

       * Attachment theory and behaviour

       * Different types of attachment and the diagnosis of Attachment Disorder

      * How to identify learners with attachment difficulties

      * Strategies to support learners with attachment difficulties in the classroom

*        Additional interventions to support learners with attachment issues

 

£65 per

Person

10% reduction for schools booking two or more places.

Understanding and Supporting Learners with Autism

This is a 2-part course. Each part can be accessed via the live zoom session on the datse or as a recorded zoom session

 

 

Fri 5th February 2021

AND

Mon 8th February 2021

1pm -3:30pm,

 You will gain:

 

Ø  A greater understanding of Autism as a spectrum of conditions.

Ø  Increased awareness of the behaviours associated with Autism, including PDA; how they are often different in girls; and their causes.

Ø  Strategies for addressing and supporting the needs of learners with Autism Spectrum Conditions in the classroom.

 

£65 per

person

 

10% reduction for schools booking two or more places.

.

 Identifying and Supporting Learners with Dyslexia

 

This course can be accessed via the live zoom session on the date or as a recorded zoom session

 

 

Friday 12th March,

 

1-4pm,

 You will gain:

*        A clear understanding of what dyslexia is and how to capitalise on the strengths of individuals

*        An ability to recognise the characteristics of dyslexia and dyslexic-type traits.

*        Classroom strategies to support learners who may be on the dyslexic spectrum

*         Ideas for planning and resourcing interventions to support learners with dyslexia or  dyslexic -type difficulties 

 

£40 per

Person

10% reduction for schools booking two or more places.

 

 

    

Online Course Dates Course Details – Delivered via Zoom Cost

Meeting SEND Statutory Requirements and Preparing for OfSTED

This course can be accessed via the live zoom session on the date or as a recorded zoom session

  

 

Friday 19th March,

 

 12:30-4pm,

 You will gain:

 

Ø  A clear understanding the SEN Code of Practice of your statutory responsibilities

Ø  An understanding of how to meet the SEND requirements of the  Education Inspection Framework.

Ø  Confidence to make an Action Plan to ensure Ofsted readiness

 

 

£45 per

Person

10% reduction for schools booking two or more places.

Identifying and Supporting Learners with Dyscalculia

 

This course can be accessed via the live zoom session on the date or as a recorded zoom session

 

Friday 7th May 2021

 

1-4pm,

 

 You will gain:

 

*        A clear understanding of what dyscalculia is

*        An ability to recognise the characteristics of dyscalculia

*        Classroom strategies to support dyscalculic learners and those who have difficulties with number.

*        Ideas for planning and resourcing interventions

£40 per

person

 

10% reduction for schools booking two or more places.

Understanding and Supporting Pupils with

 ADHD

 

This course can be accessed via the live zoom session on the date or as a recorded zoom session

 

Friday 21st May 2021

1-4pm

 You will gain:

 

·       Understanding of the causes and associated difficulties of ADHD

·       Strategies to support pupils with ADHD in the classroom and across the school.

·       Practical ideas for maximizing the potential of children with ADHD

·       Knowledge of the strengths of pupils with ADHD and ideas for making the most of their skills.

 

 

 

£40 per

Person

10% reduction for schools booking two or more places.

 

     

Online Course Dates Course Details – Delivered via Zoom Cost

SEN Code of Practice Workshop

  

Fri 25th June 1-4pm

or

Fri 9th July 1 – 4pm

or

Thursday 15th July

3:15-6:15pm

or

Friday 16th July

 1-4pm

 You will be able to:

 

Take the opportunity to complete your statutory SEN documents using our tried and tested templates.

 

 Make the most of on-hand advice and guidance

 

£35

For up to two

people

 

Online Courses 2021

Online Courses in November and December 2020

Online Course Dates Course Details – Delivered via Zoom Cost

Understanding and Meeting the Emotional and Mental Health Needs of Children and Young People in Schools

 

  

 

Wed 11th
November 2020
1pm – 4pm

 

 You will gain:
·       An understanding of what mental health disorders may be affecting our children and young people.
·       Knowledge of how to identify when a child/young person has mental health difficulties.
·       Knowledge of how to support pupils who are struggling with mental health difficulties in school.
·       Knowledge of how to help children and young people develop emotional and mental health well being
£40 per
Person

10% reduction for schools booking two or more places.

Supporting Anxious Children, Young People and their Parents to foster Emotional Wellbeing.

Friday 20th November 2020
1pm – 4pm
You will gain:
·       An understanding of how anxiety may be affecting our children and young people.
·       Knowledge of how to identify when a child/young person is struggling with anxiety.
·       Knowledge of how to support pupils who are anxious in school.
·       Understanding of how we can help anxious pupils to foster emotional well being .
·       Knowledge of how to support anxious parents.
£40 per
person
 
10% reduction for schools booking two or more places.

Planning, Delivering and Monitoring Effective Interventions in Schools

 

Friday 27th November 2020
1pm – 4pm
 You will gain:
·       An understanding of different types of intervention and what makes them effective.
·       How to plan and deliver interventions so that they have an impact on pupils’ overall learning.
·       How to consider and support the individual needs of pupils receiving the intervention.
·       How to monitor and measure the impact of different types of intervention.            
£40 per
Person
10% reduction for schools booking two or more places.

December 2020

Supporting the Needs of Learners with Speech and Language Difficulties in Secondary Schools

 

Thurs 3rd
December 2020
1pm – 4pm
You will gain:
·   Knowledge about different speech and language disorders and difficulties.
·   Understanding about how speech and language difficulties occur
·   Ability to recognise signs of speech and language needs.
·   Knowledge of how to support students with speech and language difficulties in mainstream classes.
·   An understanding of the principles of additional interventions for supporting speech and language needs
£40 per
Person
10% reduction for schools booking two or more places.

Supporting the Needs of Learners with Speech and Language Difficulties in Primary Schools

Friday 4th 
December 2020
1pm – 4pm
You will gain:
·   Knowledge about different speech and language disorders and difficulties.
·   Understanding about how speech and language difficulties may occur and how other specific special educational needs can affect speech and language
·   Ability to recognise signs of speech and language needs.
·  Knowledge of how to support children with speech and language difficulties in mainstream classes.
·   An understanding of the principles of additional interventions for supporting speech and language needs
£40 per
Person
10% reduction for schools booking two or more

October 2020

Online Courses
Dates
Course Details – Delivered via Zoom
Cost
SEN Code of Practice Workshop
  Friday 9th October 2020 
1pm – 4pm
or
 Wed 21st October 2020
1pm – 4pm
  • Take the opportunity to complete your statutory SEN
  • documents using our tried and tested templates.
  •  Make the most of on-hand advice and guidance
£35 per school
(max 2 people)
Interventions to Support Learners with Working Memory and Processing Difficulties
Friday 16th October 2020
1pm  –  3.30pm
•   
 
  • An understanding of how processing and working memory interact to affet learning. 
  •   An understanding of how metacognition can be used to support the independence of pupils with working memory and/or processing difficulties.
  •  Knowledge of strategies and intervention to support processing and working memory.
£40 per person
If a school books a place on this and thPhonological Awareness training they will receive a 10% overall reduction.
Phonological Awareness Difficulties – Identification and Intervention.
 Tues 20th October 2020
1pm – 3.30pm
•     An understanding of Phonological Awareness and how itdevelops
  •   Knowledge about the difficulties that are associated with poor Phonological Awareness and their impact on learning
  •    Ideas and activities to address this in the classroom and through interventions.
£40 person
If a school books a place on this andthe Working Memory training they will receive a 10% overall reduction

September 2020

Planning Your Year as SENCO

 (inc how to  meet Of STED requirements)

This course is an online delivery, via zoom, of our extremely popular course.

Thursday 17th  Sept; 24th Sept; 1st Oct 2020.  4pm – 6m. 

You will need to attend all three sessions.

Total cost for three sessions – £75 (invoiced on booking)

Training for colleagues new to the SENCo role in Primary and Secondary schools as well as those wanting an update on how the SEN Code of Practice affects the day-to-day role of SENCo

Attendees will gain:

  • A clear understanding of the SEN Code of Practice 2015 and your responsibilities as a SENCo.
  • Templates for the Assess, Plan, Do, Review cycle
  • Strategies for planning interventions and measuring their impact
  • Understanding of how to write an effective SEN Action Plan for 2020/21
  • ideas for effective monitoring of progress

SPRING 2020

Courses in Cornwall and Devon

Course Dates and Venues Course Details Primarily aimed at Cost

Effective Use of Funding to meet SEND Statutory Requirements

 

 

 

 

Friday 17th January 2020 9.30 – 12.30

·       Haven House, Truro (next to Park and Ride bus stop)

Thurs 23rd January 2020

9:30 – 12:30

·       Callywith Gate Industrial Estate, Bodmin

Friday 31st January 2020

9.30 – 12.30

·       Okehampton Business Centre

This session will address:

·       Using evidence-based information to plan SEND interventions to maximise progress

·       The priorities for supporting pupils with SEND

·       Ways to measure the impact of interventions, and embed learning, to show value for money.

·        The importance of using the skills available within your team – including providing CPD for staff delivering intervention

Headteachers; Senior Leaders; SENCos;

SEN Governors

£50 per person  with 10% reduction for 2nd person from same school.

Interventions to Support Pupils with Processing and/or Working Memory Difficulties

Friday 17th January 2020

1pm – 4pm

·        Haven House,Truro (next to Park and Ride bus stop)

Thurs 23rd January 2020

1pm – 4pm

·       Callywith Gate Industrial Estate, Bodmin

Friday 31st January 2020

1pm – 4pm

·       Okehampton Business Centre

 

 

 

You will leave with:

·       An understanding of how processing and working memory interact to affect learning

·       An understanding of how metacognition can be used to support the independence of pupils with working memory and/or processing difficulties.

·       Knowledge of strategies and intervention to support processing and working memory.

 

SENCos; Teachers;

Intevention Leaders; TAs;

£50 per person  with 10% reduction for 2nd person from same school

Meeting SEND Statutory Reqirements and Preparing for OfSTED. 

 

Thurs 13th February 2020

9:30 – 3:30

·       Haven House, Truro (next to Park and Ride bus stop) – 9:30 to 3:30pm

 

Thurs 12th March 2020

9.30 – 3.30

·       Okehampton Business Centre

 

 

You will leave with:

¨            A clear understanding of the SEN Code of Practice

¨            An understanding of how to meet the SEND requirements of the new Education Inspection Framework.

¨            An Action Plan to ensure Ofsted readiness

 

Headteachers;  SENCos; Senior Leaders;

SEN Governors

£100 per person  with 10% reduction for 2nd person from same school

SUMMER 2019

Courses in Cornwall, Devon and Cardiff

Course Dates and Venues Course Details Cost

Interventions to Support Learners with Working Memory and Processing Difficulties

·       Thursday 23rd May – Callywith Gate Industrial Estate, Bodmin – 9:30am to 3:30pm FULLY BOOKED

 

·       Thursday 6th June – Okehampton Business Centre – 9:30am to 3:30pm

·        A good understanding of working memory and processing skills

·        Tools for identifying difficulties, baseline assessments and progress tracking

·        Classroom strategies for addressing Working Memory and Processing needs

·        Plans and resources for Interventions to address Working Memory and Processing Difficulties

·        Knowledge of the importance of Metacognition and how teaching learners with SEN to understand HOW they learn can improve working memory and processing, as well as having a positive impact across the curriculum.

 

£100 per person (lunch included)

SEN Code of Practice Workshop

 

·       Monday 24th June – Okehampton Business Centre – 1:00pm to 4:00pm

 

·       Thursday 27th June – Haven House, Truro (next to Park and Ride bus stop) – 1:00pm to 4:00pm

 

·       Additional Dates in September tbc (we are happy to take suggestions for locations and dates, please email)

Take the opportunity to complete your statutory SEN documents using our tried and tested templates.  Make the most of on-hand advice and guidance and the chance to network with other SENCos as you work. £50 per school (max 2 people)
Course title Suitable for Date, time, venue Cost and Further information

Teaching and Supporting Children with ADHD

 

Primary and Secondary ALNCos; Teachers,

Teaching Assistants

 

Tuesday 25th June 2019

9.30 – 3.30

 

The All Nations Conference Centre,

Sachville Ave, Heath, Cardiff

CF14 3NY

 

 

£100 per person inc lunch

Knowledge of ADHD, its causes, associated challenges and strengths.

Strategies to support pupils with ADHD in class and through intervention.  Practical ideas for supporting difficulties and maximising potential.

Knowing how everyone can benefit from the strengths and talents of pupils with ADHD

SPRING 2019

 

Courses in Cornwall and Devon

Course Title Dates and Venues Course Details Cost

Planning, Delivering and Monitoring the impact of Interventions

 Wednesday 6th February, 9:30am to 12:30pm – Callywith Gate Industrial Estate, Bodmin

Thursday 7th February, 9:30am to 12:30pm – The Carnon Inn, Truro

 Friday 8th February, 9:30am to 12:30pm – Millfield Trust Centre, Plymouth

 Monday 4th March, 9:30am to 12:30pm – Petroc College, Tiverton

·       Ideas for planning and delivering interventions

·       Tools for monitoring impact and collating evidence

·       Knowledge of resources and programmes

·       Knowledge of OfSTED and SEN Code of Practice requirements

£50 per person

Effective Activities to address specific barriers to learning in Literacy and Numeracy

·Wednesday 6th February, 1:00pm to 4pm – Callywith Gate Industrial Estate, Bodmin

Thursday 7th February, 1:00pm to 4pm – The Carnon Inn, Truro

Friday 8th February, 1:00pm to 4pm – Millfield Trust Centre, Plymouth

Monday 4th March, 1:00pm to 4pm – Petroc College, Tiverton

·       Practical activities to support Dyslexic difficulties in Literacy

·       Practical activities to support difficulty with Number

·       Ideas for supporting underlying learning needs such as Working Memory and Processing.

£50 per person
The above courses are “stand-alone” but also work well as a full day of training.  If attending both on the same day, lunch will be provided at no extra cost.

Understanding and Supporting pupils with ADHD

Monday 18th March, 9:30am to 3:30pm – The Carnon Inn, Truro

·Wednesday 20th March, 9:30am to 3:30pm – Callywith Gate Industrial Estate, Bodmin

Friday 22nd March, 9:30am to 3:30pm – Millfield Trust HQ Centre, Plymouth

Thursday 28th March, 9:30am to 3:30pm – Petroc College, Tiverton

·       Knowledge of ADHD, its causes, associated challenges and strengths.

·       Strategies to support pupils with ADHD in class and through intervention.

·       Practical ideas for supporting difficulties and maximising potential.

·       Knowing how everyone can benefit from the strengths and talents of pupils with ADHD

£100 per person (lunch included)

Spring 2019

Courses in Cardiff

Course title Suitable for Date, time, venue Cost and Further information
Teaching and Supporting Children with Autism

9.30 – 12.30

Primary and Secondary SENCos/ALNCo

Teachers,

Teaching Assistants

 

 

 

The All Nations Conference Centre,

Sachville Ave, Heath, Cardiff

CF14 3NY

Wednesday 13th February 2019

£50 per person

Understand the key areas of difficulty associated with Autism, including PDA, and develop strategies to support learners’ individual needs in the classroom and through targeted support.

Managing Challenging Behaviour

1pm to 4pm

Primary and Secondary SENCos/ALNCo,

Class teachers,

Teaching Assistants

£50 per person

Understand the causes of challenging behaviour, including sensory integration needs. Have strategies to prevent and de-escalate behaviours enabling children to learn effectively.

Dyslexia – Identification and Strategies

9:30 to 12:30

Primary and Secondary SENCos/ALNCo

Class-teachers,

Teaching Assistants

The All Nations Conference Centre,

Sachville Ave, Heath, Cardiff

CF14 3NY

 

Thursday 14th February 2019

 

£50 per person

Understand Dyslexia and its associated difficulties as well as knowing how best to teach and support learners across the school.

Dyscalculia and Difficulty with Number.

1pm to 4pm

Primary and Secondary

SENCos/ALNCo,

Class-teachers,

Teaching Assistants

£50 per person

Develop a greater awareness of why some children struggle with learning Maths and how to address the needs of children who have difficulties, including those with Dyscalculia.

Courses on the Isle of Wight

Course title Suitable for Date, time, venue Cost and Further information
Teaching and Supporting Children with Autism

9.30 – 12.30

SENCos, Teachers, Teaching Assistants  

 

Innovation Centre, St Cross Business Park, Newport PO30 5WB

 

Thursday 7th March 2019

£50 per person

Understand the key areas of difficulty associated with Autism, including PDA, and develop strategies to support learners’ individual needs in the classroom and through targeted support.

Managing Challenging Behaviour

1pm to 4pm

Primary and Secondary SENCos, Class teachers, HLTAs and TAs £50 per person

Understand the causes of challenging behaviour, including sensory integration needs. Have strategies to prevent and de-escalate behaviours enabling children to learn effectively.

Dyslexia – Identification and Strategies

9:30 to 12:30

Primary and Secondary SENCos, Class-teachers, HLTAs, TAs Innovation Centre, St Cross Business Park, Newport PO30 5WB

 

Friday 8th March 2019

 

£50 per person

Understand Dyslexia and its associated difficulties as well as knowing how best to teach and support learners across the school.

Dyscalculia and Difficulty with Number.

1pm to 4pm

Primary and Secondary

SENCos, Class-teachers, HLTAs, TAs

£50 per person

Develop a greater awareness of why some children struggle with learning Maths and how to address the needs of children who have difficulties, including those with Dyscalculia.

 

Autumn Term 2018

 

Course title Suitable for Date, time, venue Cost and Further information

Meeting DSEN requirements for OfSTED

 

 

 

 

 

 

SENCo, Headteacher/SLT, SEN Governor November, 9:30am to 3:30pm, Callywith Gate Industrial Estate, Bodmin £100 per person, lunch included.Know how to prepare DSEN information required for inspection, including monitoring provision, data tracking, “Assess, Plan, Do, Review” processes and compliance with the statutory SEN Code of Practice.  Also, examples of how to make your DSEN practice “Outstanding.”

Managing Challenging Behaviour

 

9:30am to 12:30pm

 

 

SENCos, Class teachers, HLTAs and TAs Thursday 29th November, The Carnon Inn, Truro.

Thursday 29th November, Okehampton Business Centre

Friday 7th December, Callywith Gate Industrial Estate, Bodmin

£50 per personUnderstand the causes of challenging behaviour how this can escalate. Have strategies to prevent and de-escalate behaviours as part of your day to day classroom management.

Understanding and Supporting Children with Sensory Integration needs.

 

1pm to 4pm

 

 

 

SENCos, Class-teachers, HLTAs, TAs £50 per person (if attending both morning and afternoon courses, lunch is included)Know what Sensory integration means and the impact that these needs have on individual learners.  Have strategies to help children manage their needs in order to learn effectively.

Dyslexia – Identification and Strategies

 

9:30am to 12:30pm

SENCos, Class-teachers, HLTAs, TAs Monday 26th November, Callywith Gate Industrial Estate, Bodmin

Tuesday 4th December, The Carnon Inn, Truro

Tuesday 4th December, Okehampton Business Centre – Dyscalculia only

£50 per personUnderstand Dyslexia and its associated difficulties as well as knowing how best to teach and support learners across the school.

Dyscalculia and Difficulty with Number.

 

1pm to 4pm

SENCos, Class-teachers, HLTAs, TAs £50 per person (if attending both morning and afternoon courses, lunch is included)Develop a greater awareness of why some children struggle with learning Maths and how to address the needs of children who have difficulties, including those with Dyscalculia.

 

Courses can be booked by phone or by email.  Contact details available on Contact Page