Working with a Child with Dyslexia


This training will enable delegates to explore the use of a number of assessments that can be administered by teachers and teaching assistants both to develop a more precise understanding of a pupil’s language difficulties and to inform the full diagnostic process.

The tests examined will include non-word reading and short-term memory tests. In addition delegates will be shown how to use a test of phonological skills that they can readily use in schools.

This training will build upon the course offered by the Teaching School in February.

This course scored 9.2 out of 10 last year


“Really useful and lots of 
practical applications.”




Event Date 28-04-2021 4:30 pm
Event End Date 28-04-2021 5:30 pm
Individual Price £30.00
SEN Leadership network

This termly network provide an opportunity for SENCos and other senior leaders from mainstream and special schools and colleges with responsibilities for vulnerable learners to meet, share ideas and hear the latest local, regional and national information and statutory requirements. There will be a focus on provision and outcomes for learners with special educational needs, disabilities and other vulnerabilities.

(These networks are funded through Linwood Teaching School Alliance. Pre-booking is required) 

Event Date 27-05-2021 1:30 pm
Event End Date 27-05-2021 3:00 pm
Why SEND cause behaviour problems and how to restore order

Tickets £35, with discounts for groups and for alliance schools

Good behaviour is a set of very complex social skills and so the link between special educational needs and behaviour problems is enormous.  This session explores the impact of common special educational needs (ASC, ADHD, dyslexia, learning difficulties, attachment disorders) on the ability to regulate behaviour and how we can support young people to do much better at acquiring and using the skills that they need.  This session will give you practical strategies that you can use straight away and that you can share with your colleagues to make learning even better in your setting.

You will also receive information resources to share with colleagues to maximise the impact of this training in your setting.

Event Date 08-06-2021 3:30 pm
All in This Together: Making SEND Everybody's Business

Following on from the COVID-19 pandemic - we are thrilled to be able to still bring you the All in This Together Conference: Making SEND Everybody's Business.

Our educationally renowned keynote speakers will provide uplifting and expert insights and a range of workshops, including a showcase of effective Governance and SENCo collaboration from a South West school, will enable you to go back to school feeling refreshed, updated and positive.

Event Date 10-06-2021 9:00 am
Individual Price £160.00
Reaching and teaching pupils with Adverse Childhood Experiences

Tickets £35, with discounts for groups and for alliance schools

The session examines how to reach and teach pupils with Adverse Childhood Experiences, covering what we all need to know and do.

Abuse, parental separation, neglect, bullying, bereavement are just some of the difficulties that can combine to create toxic stress for the young people that we teach.  The negative impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can include low academic achievement, poor health and as much as a 20 year drop in life expectancy.  Young people with 4 or more adverse childhood experiences are more likely to be labelled as lacking focus, and having behavioural or cognitive difficulties.  It doesn’t have to be this way.  All of us working in education can make a real and positive difference for children affected by ACEs.  This course will help us develop our knowledge about ACEs and gain very practical strategies that we can all do, whatever our roles within education.

Event Date 29-06-2021 3:30 pm