Course

  • 6 Modules

    A Basic Introduction to Dysgraphia

    In medical terms Dysgraphia is a neurological order and it is classified as a specific learning disability. Children with dysgraphia often have other problems alongside it although it is primarily diagnosed when a child’s hand writing skills are below those of their peers. Through this course Cherryl will explore the causes of dysgraphia and the optimum age of diagnosis. She will discuss other problems associated with dysgraphia and explore how these can affect the child throughout their time in the classroom.    
  • 2 Modules

    Emotional wellbeing for children with severe and profound intellectual/learning disabilities in education

    This is a recording of a past webinar. We will explore what emotional wellbeing means and why it is important in education. Julie Calveley will…
  • 8 Modules

    Having Fun – The Sensory Way: Five Ideas to Have Fun at a Party!

    I would like to share with you some practical ideas for encouraging meaningful engagement with people with PMLD. These activities will enhance communication, interaction, curiosity, initiation and good mental wellbeing through having fun with our senses! Through the joint participation of party activities, it is possible to create a sense of awe and wonder, anticipation, excitement and reflection. This course would be suitable for anyone who spends time with people with PMLD and who is looking for some simple yet fun activities to initiate and enhance communication.
  • 1 Module

    Supporting Autistic Children when Someone Dies

    During this session, child bereavement specialist, Beck Ferrari will share practical strategies you can use to support autistic children and young people when faced with…
  • 9 Modules

    DSL: Safeguarding Update 11th November 2021 | Incels

    This is a recording of a past webinar. This is the DSL monthly update webinar for schools leaders and Designated Safeguarding Leads. We will share…
  • 8 Modules

    Getting Started With Phonics

    This course will identify the basics of phonics and how it helps pupils to read by age six.  Exploring key vocabulary used to unpick different elements of phonics, putting theory into practice and learning the initial strategies used to teach children phonics.
  • 7 Modules

    Improve Your Wellbeing Using the Five Ways to Wellbeing

    In this course we only look at 4 of the ways to wellbeing because no 5 is covered in a complete course on its own – Keep Active. Evidence tells us that if we actually put some of these suggestions in place our wellbeing will improve. We offer some practical ideas to make it work.
  • 7 Modules

    Creating Effective EHCP’s that Work for Learners with PMLD

    Training for all levels of professionals, including those new to education and parents and carers. The course will provide an overview of the EHCP process, from requesting one, to creation and through to challenging decisions. The impact on the education of learners with PMLD of EHCP process, and how we can get this right will be explored and practical strategies provided. The key role of effective multi professional collaboration, alongside a holistic approach will be highlighted. Strategies to ensure effective integration of advice into the EHCP process from day one will be explored
  • 1 Module

    How Can Teachers and Teaching Assistants Best Work as a Team

    Sara Alston, the author of ‘The Inclusive Classroom’, leads our webinar about what effective working relationships between teaching assistants and teachers look like and what…
  • 6 Modules

    A Basic Introduction to Expressive Language Disorder

    Language processing disorders come in different forms and for the purposes of this course we will be discussing expressive language disorder. In a further course we will be discussing receptive language disorder as these are the two main language difficulties experienced by children in our classrooms.  Expressive language disorder is seen when children struggle to express their needs, wants and thoughts clearly. Their writing may also be affected as they mature and begin to attend school.   During this course Cherryl will explore the nature of expressive language disorder and she will also discuss what the causes might be. Cherryl will discuss how to spot a child with expressive language disorder and she will give some examples of how a child might be affected.    Cherryl has also devised a further course ‘Ten Strategies for Working with Children with Expressive Language Disorder’. This course will help classroom practitioners to support children with expressive language disorder in the classroom.  
  • 9 Modules

    What To Do When Your Child is Being Bullied

    During this practical short course, Pooky will walk you through a range of simple ideas to help you to support your child if they're being bullied .  None of these ideas require any existing knowledge or experience and they are all designed to feel easily doable.  You don’t have to do them all; pick one or two and see how you get on. This is one of a series of webinars commissioned by Resilient Rutland who are funded by the National Lottery.
  • 2 Modules

    Using Personal Growth Plans as a Springboard for Staff Development

    This is a recording of a past webinar. During this session, we’ll learn how Coppice Valley School introduced and implemented personal growth plans as an…
  • 9 Modules

    Listening Skills for Frontline Admin & Support Staff

    During this course we look at the important role of school office and admin staff and how we can develop skills and strategies to help us enjoy the job and make a big difference to those we work with every day.
  • 6 Modules

    DSL: Safeguarding Update 6th October 2021 – Reflections on September | Planning for the whole year | Tips for working smarter

    This is a recording of a past webinar. This is the DSL monthly update webinar for schools leaders and Designated Safeguarding Leads. We will share…
  • 7 Modules

    Wellbeing: Simple Ideas for Keeping Active

    This course looks at the physical benefits of exercise but also its impact on sleep and mood. We consider how much is enough; we don’t ask you to run a marathon tomorrow but think about how we can all move more every day.
  • 2 Modules

    Fostering a Culture of School Improvement Using Action Research

    This is a recording of a past webinar. If you’re looking to move away from a traditional approach to performance management towards an action research-led…
  • 7 Modules

    Three Steps to Teaching Emotional Regulation

    Emotional regulation is a huge topic but broadly we are talking about how a person learns to independently deal with the things that trigger them.  It isn’t just our ability to react and use some strategies when we are feeling a certain way but it’s also the ability to monitor and manage what’s going on in our bodies and minds throughout the day in ways that are good for us and those around us.  Emotional regulation is made more difficult because our emotions are ever-changing and they vary in intensity.  Not only this, but young people will experience a range of emotions in different situations, whilst doing different activities an d whilst in the presence of different people, which will all affect how they feel.
  • 9 Modules

    The Weather – A Multisensory Exploration

    Some individuals with PMLD can dislike or even have a fear of certain types of weather e.g., thunder and lightning or very windy weather.  The weather is a constant in our lives therefore it is important to build a tolerance and understanding of how weather affects us.  Through this course Victoria will explore sensory based ideas on how to:  
    • Expose individuals with PMLD to the different types of weather through the senses, in a safe and therapeutic environment. 
    • Connect individuals with PMLD to science and outdoor learning through measurement and observation of the weather. 
    • Increase awareness and understanding of the different types of weather and the associated items we may need, whilst providing the sensory explorer the opportunity to voice their sensory preferences through making choices and rejections during the exploration of themed weather boxes. 
    • Share sensory ideas and inspiration for fun and engaging weather themed, sensory extension activities. 
      Victoria will also share a full resourced, step-by-step multisensory story, ideal used as a circle time resource or activity starter song.  The course will promote engagement of the PMLD student though communication, exploration, anticipation and showing sensory preferences through making choices and rejections. 
  • 2 Modules

    Using the Four Pillars of Parental Engagement to Drive School Improvement

    This is a recording of a past webinar. Justin Robbins and Karen Dempster, authors of ‘The Four Pillars of Parental Engagement’ will outline how knowledge,…
  • 8 Modules

    Differentiate your Approach to Safeguarding Children with SEND

    This short course for DSLs will look at the additional considerations needed to ensure the effective safeguarding of children with SEN and how to put these in place. The course will use the requirements of Keeping Children Safe in Education as a starting point and then consider how these need to be adapted to meet the needs of the most vulnerable pupils in both mainstream and specialist settings.