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In School/College INSET

If you are looking for a course to run onsite at your school or college, we have over 800 to chose from. These are all quality assured courses we have successfully run in the recent past.  They have been delivered exclusively by trusted trainers that consistently receive great feedback.  98% of attendees state they would recommend our courses on their evaluation forms.

To narrow down the list of courses to only those in your chosen subject, simply click below on the area of expertise most applicable to you or your colleagues. Otherwise you will be scrolling all 800 teacher training days in alphabetical order!  If you're planning a Whole School INSET day, our unrivalled range of learning and teaching, pastoral care, behaviour, leadership and Special Educational Needs programmes may well prove of interest.

Once you find a course of interest (or if you already know the INSET topic you would like to run) click on the contact form link on this page, including prospective dates, and we will happily check availability for you.  We are offering a 20% discount on all INSET speakers booked in June and July.  This applies even if you are planning ahead for the next academic year.

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Accessing RE in the Special School

Special Needs & Schools
Teachers will explore practical and effective methods of conveying difficult themes and concepts in RE for pupils with special needs. They will learn ways of taking mainstream Agreed Syllabus guidelines and making them meaningful to children working at p levels.
Teachers will find out how the creative arts and video can help bring RE alive. They will gain experience in looking at some of the new EQUALS RE materials and gain valuable insight into how these and other powerful resources could help with planning and assessment in their own school.

Alternative Ways to Engage Disaffected SEN Learners in mainstream classrooms

Special Needs & Schools
Delegates will leave the course will practical ideas and approaches for engaging hard to reach and disaffected SEN learners in mainstream settings. The course will use sport and football as an example of the ways that teachers can be creative in their teaching styles and motivate learners who are not normally fully engaged.

An introduction to Special Educational Needs for the Recently Qualified Teacher

Special Needs & Schools
Newly qualified teachers often have had limited training on the needs of pupils with SEN and this course will offer an overview of the conditions and provide practical help to manage behaviour and develop effective methods for teaching and learning.

The course will provide an overview of the barriers to learning, provide positive strategies to help engage students, demonstrate how to differentiate work and how to manage behaviour.

Anger Management for pupils with Social, Emotional and Behaviour Difficulties: SEBD

Special Needs & Schools
Delegates will gain an understanding of healthy and unhealthy Anger. They will be shown techniques for de-escalating anger in day to day situations. The course will offer activities and strategies to help students learn to manage their own anger.

The course will provide materials and links to resources to help support students to reflect upon the consequences of their actions, as well as techniques to build positive self esteem.

Asperger Syndrome: Meeting the challenge of Teaching Pupils with Aspergers

Special Needs & Schools
With 1 in 86 pupils diagnosed (and many more still undiagnosed) with Asperger Syndrome it is essential that all teaching and support staff are able to work appropriately with such individuals - and meet the requirements of the inclusion agenda.

Assessment and Reporting Solutions

Special Needs & Schools
Assessment is a fundamental part of everyday school life to track and monitor progress and determine any barriers to learning. Fully standardised assessments are used to provide a benchmark of attainment and achievement against the national population and have enormous benefits in providing clues as to where specific difficulties with learning may lie. They are particularly useful for providing evidence when applying for additional support and when determining whether students require additional access arrangements for external examinations.

Auditory Processing Disorder & Developing Listening Skills

Special Needs & Schools
Participants will gain an understanding about how normal listening skills develop and how to enable children to become better listeners. How easy is it for pupils to listen effectively in the average school classroom and when does 'normal' become disordered? Participants will understand the definitions of APD, the pathways to diagnosis and what can be done to enable pupils with confirmed or suspected APD to reach their academic potential.

Autistic Spectrum Disorder: Growing Up and Relationships

Special Needs & Schools
This one-day course helps participants understand the issues around and relationships that may arise for pupils with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), from early development - through the early teens - and into young adulthood. It explains how their journey through adolescence differs from that of typically developing young people - and offers helpful approaches to SRE and behaviour management.

Behaviour in Special Schools: A Whole-School Approach

Special Needs & Schools
The course will consider how all adults at school teach behaviour and influence pupils' teaching and learning. Delegates will learn how to adopt appropriate teaching styles thereby enhancing teaching and learning opportunities.

All delegates will learn how to improve their working relationships with pupils by giving clear messages about what behaviours are appropriate or inappropriate at school. All delegates will be shown how to respond to pupils' behaviour in a considered - least intrusive to most intrusive - stepped methodology

Can You Hear Me At The Back? Successfully including Pupils with Hearing Losses from Mild to Profound in your Mainstream Class

Special Needs & Schools
Information gained from this course will benefit ALL pupils - not just the hearing impaired.

Hearing Loss: Participants will be aware of all types of hearing loss from glue ear to permanent deafness and the implications for learning. Audio simulations will demonstrate the challenges pupils with even a mild hearing loss face every day.

Teaching Styles: Teaching, learning and support strategies will be explained - with the opportunity to tailor them according to individual teaching styles, classrooms and pupils.

Core Counselling Skills for SEN Pupils

Special Needs & Schools
This course will help you to develop the core counselling skills needed to communicate effectively with distressed and distressing pupils. Brenda will also explain strategies to help SEN pupils' self-esteem and to increase motivation. The training will also explore how extreme emotions impact on learning and provide you with practical techniques to help you deal with such challenging situations.

Core Skills for Middle Leaders in Special Schools

Special Needs & Schools
This course identifies the key skills of effective leadership and applies them to the special school context. Staff from a range of settings in special schools will be able to audit their skills and then focus on a set of core skills that are crucial to effective leadership. The course will allow staff the opportunity to practice these skills and to develop their own personal action plan.

Counselling & Support Pupils with ASD

Special Needs & Schools
The Every Child Matters (ECM) green paper identified the five outcomes that are most important to children and young people: Be Healthy, Stay Safe, Enjoy and Achieve, Make a Positive Contribution, Achieve Economic Well Being.

Demonstrating Progression and Impact in your PRU

Special Needs & Schools
A National Conference for Heads of PRUs

Pupil Referral Units (PRUs) are expected to provide evidence to show that they are making progress and meeting the needs of all students. It is essential therefore for headteachers of PRUs to demonstrate the range of strategies they are using to drive improvement and to show the impact that these are having on student progress. The new self-evaluation form is critical in the recording and evidencing of this progress.

Developmental Profiling: Understanding why some Specific Labels Don't Fit

Special Needs & Schools
The drive for labelling and diagnosing pupils with specific learning difficulties has occurred as a result of provision and support being put into place as an outcome of labelling, in order for schools to categorise the difficulties in learning many pupils face. But research tells us that more children will not fit into a single specific category of need than do. In addition, research supports that students are much more likely to experience a "multiplicity of need" as apposed to a single simplistic area.

Effective Behaviour Management in the PRU: Practical Strategies for Support Staff

Special Needs & Schools
This one day course will offer practical strategies for teaching assistants and other support staff working in PRUs. It will focus on behaviour management and collaborative working as well as the benefits of using the SEAL initiative with vulnerable and challenging students in PRUs.
The day will be informative yet practical with a focus on providing real strategies for real issues with managing learning and motivating students.

Who should attend?
Teaching Assistants and support staff in Pupil Referral Units.

Key Inputs of the Day:

Effective Classroom Observation & Feedback in Special Schools

Special Needs & Schools
This course is designed to develop the practical skills required in successfully observing lessons and giving high quality feedback. The course looks at what comprises an effective lesson in a variety of special school settings and moves through to how staff can make judgements based on an effective schedule of criteria - before tackling the crucial issue of giving quality feedback to colleagues.

Effective Teaching for the Dyslexic Student in the Examination Years

Special Needs & Schools
The course will give delegates a clear picture of the current state of knowledge of dyslexia and of other learning difficulties that can cause similar problems. This will include consideration of Sir James Rose's Report on Dyslexia and its implications for teachers.

Getting to 'Outstanding' in a PRU: A Day for PRU Staff and Leaders

Special Needs & Schools
This is a practical course which takes a pragmatic approach to the realities of delivering Outstanding provision in a PRU

The day will draw from real-world examples of Outstanding practice in PRUs, especially those which have anticipated many of the recommendations of the 'Back on Track' White Paper. It will also acknowledge that provision can only be effective if leadership and management is distributed amongst the whole team and examine ways in which the Self Evaluation process and School Improvement Partner can support this.

How can I make the world faiths meaningful for children in special schools?

Special Needs & Schools
Teachers will gain confidence in a curriculum area that some may see as challenging, too reliant on information and therefore difficult for children with special needs. Delegates will leave the course understanding how the subject can be made relevant and powerful for their pupils, at whatever level they are working.

How to make MFL accessible to Pupils with Special Educational Needs

Special Needs & Schools

This course will enable teachers and assistants to make learning a new language a successful and enjoyable experience for pupils who have special educational needs, but who do not have severe learning difficulties.

How to Teach and Manage Children with ADHD

Special Needs & Schools
ADHD is a diagnosis characterised by symptoms of extreme inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsivity. It is estimated to affect between 3-5% of school age pupils in the UK. You will explore and be provided with a range of practical strategies to help you to effectively teach, manage and support the ADHD pupils in all your lessons.

ICT across the Curriculum for Special Schools

Special Needs & Schools
Delegates will have the opportunity to work through a project within their school setting that will engage SEN learners. The course will provide concrete examples of how ICT can be used effectively in many different subject areas to engage learners on a practical level.

Identifying and Supporting Asperger Syndrome at KS 3&4: A course for LSAs & Support Staff

Special Needs & Schools
Those attending this course will leave feeling able to identify key characteristics and features of Asperger Syndrome that may be displayed in students/pupils who may currently be undiagnosed and provide information on how best to refer and discuss with parents/carers.

Improving Inclusive Teaching using everyday technology

Special Needs & Schools
Many learners struggle to achieve in education because of minor, often undiagnosed learning differences. Meeting their needs cannot always rely on expert intervention. Everyone can benefit from the introduction of low cost everyday technology to improve access, understanding and achievement.


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