Course

  • 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.
  • 2 Modules

    Let’s talk about Oracy – how to promote purposeful talk and improve student outcomes and wellbeing in your school setting

    This is a recording of a past webinar, Josephine Smith Head at Kesteven and Sleaford High School, an 11-18 school in Lincolnshire, will get together…
  • 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

    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

    Workload: How to Reduce Staff Workload Whilst Improving Student Outcomes

    This is a recording of a past webinar. Reducing workload at the same time as improving student outcomes might sound impossible, so we’ll be learning…
  • 13 Modules

    Self Regulation Difficulties: Ten Top Tips and Strategies

    Self regulation problems are seen when children experience meltdowns or behaviour tantrums at an age that exceeds the toddler stage of development. It is both acceptable and customary for toddlers to struggle to contain their emotions but this is a skill they master as they mature. During this course Cherryl will provide ten strategies and top tips that will help in the classroom. You might also be interested in Cherryl's introductory course which sets the scene: A Basic Introduction to Self Regulation Difficulties.
  • 6 Modules

    A Basic Introduction to Self Regulation Difficulties

    Self regulation problems are seen when children experience meltdowns or behaviour tantrums at an age that exceeds the toddler stage of development. As everyone knows it is normal for toddlers to struggle to contain their emotions but this is a skill they master as they mature. During this course Cherryl will explore the nature of these self regulation problems and she will also discuss what the causes might be. Cherryl will discuss how to spot a child who is struggling with self regulation and she will give some examples of self regulation You may also be interested Cherryl's follow up course: Self Regulation Difficulties: Ten Top Tips and Strategies.
  • 8 Modules

    Making Mindfulness Fun

    Whether you’re a regular meditator or are new to Mindfulness, this course will provide you with some fun ideas for engaging children with mindful practices. Designed for both individual and group engagement, this course is perfect for teachers, parents, carers or anyone who works with or supports children.    
  • 8 Modules

    Developing Resilience Through Story Telling for All Learners

    This course, for all levels of professionals including those new to education and parents and carers aims to develop knowledge and confidence of how to use stories to boost all learner’s resilience and mental health, linked to importance of this for all learners, including those with SEND and more complex needs. Research indicates a link between the development of personal resilience and storytelling, this course will provide clarity, understanding and strategies to use in the school and home environment. Practical ideas, advice and ways forward are provided to make a difference now.
  • 8 Modules

    Teaching Strategies to Connect with Twenty First Century Boyhood

    The boys in your school and your classes face some general & some very specific pressures; from school, family, peers and especially themselves. Great teaching and maybe some different approaches will help boys to connect better with school and their learning.
  • 9 Modules

    Making Effective and Productive Use of Assessment

    Teachers need to know and understand how to assess pupils in their subjects, including the statutory assessment requirements.  They need to make use of formative and summative assessment to secure pupils’ progress, and use relevant data to monitor progress, set targets, and plan subsequent lessons.  Teachers also need to give pupils regular feedback, both orally and through accurate marking, and encourage pupils to respond to the feedback.  In this course, Matt Bromley explores the central tenets of effective assessment, marking and feedback.
  • 1 Module

    The Thrive Approach – what worked for us

    This is a recording of a past webinar. During this webinar, primary head, Amy Harvey and Tina Rawling will talk about how they’ve implemented the…
  • 2 Modules

    Taking a Whole School Approach to Self-Regulated Learning & Metacognition

    This is a recording of a past webinar. We’ll explore why and how to implement a whole school approach to learning and metacognition; crucially how…
  • 6 Modules

    Plan and Teach Well-Structured Lessons

    Teachers need to impart knowledge and develop understanding through effective use of lesson time.  They need to promote a love of learning, set homework and plan other out-of-class activities to consolidate and extend the knowledge and understanding pupils have acquired.  They need to reflect systematically on the effectiveness of lessons and approaches to teaching and contribute to the design and provision of an engaging curriculum within the relevant subject areas.
  • 1 Module

    Implementing the New EYFS Framework

    This is a recording of a past webinar. We’ll explore what the new early years framework looks like in practice by hearing about one nursery…
  • 6 Modules

    Teaching Skills Development: High Expectations

    Teacher need to establish a safe and stimulating environment for pupils, rooted in mutual respect, set goals that stretch and challenge pupils of all backgrounds, abilities and dispositions, and demonstrate consistently the positive attitudes, values and behaviour which are expected of pupils.
  • 9 Modules

    Spelling in the Primary School

    This course contains an overview of the essential knowledge spellers need to be taught to become confident and competent, independent writers.
  • 1 Module

    How to Make a Success of Forest School

    This is a recording of a past webinar, primary head, Amy Harvey and Tina Rawling will talk about how they are developed and implemented Forest School for their learners. They’ll share what worked, what didn’t and give some ideas you could try in your setting.
  • 1 Module

    Boosting the Literacy of Looked After Children

    This is a recording of a past webinar, Caring2Learn Project Manager Krysta Parsons will lead a discussion on simple ideas that can have big impact…