The LA offers a host of training and programmes targeting specific areas of need, development, or specific groups of pupils. Take a look at what's available below:
Autism and Social Communication
Autism Education Trust (AET)
Supported by the Department for Education,
the AET promotes and supports partnerships throughout the education system to
improve educational access, experience and outcomes for children and young
people with autism. Underpinned by current research into good education
practice, the AET programme is structured around the three education phases –
early years, school and post 16. Our core values are: person-centred, outcomes
and process focussed, inclusive and accessible, evidence-based, high quality
and working in partnership. The AET’s vision is that all children and young
people with autism receive an education that enables them to fulfil their
aspirations and engage in society as active citizens.
Working With Children and Young People
with Autism in Schools (Advanced Autism Course)
This course develops theoretical
understanding, practical skills and knowledge of interventions and strategies,
in order to support attendees to effectively include and understand pupils with
autism. It runs weekly for 11 weeks. Find out more here.
Speech, Language and Communication
The LA offers three programmes relating to speech, language and communication:
Elkan writes and delivers accredited courses for education and other staff working with those with speech, language and communication needs and for parents, and trains a network of licenced tutors to deliver Elkan courses locally. All their courses are evidence informed and teach strategies listed on the What Works database.
The Elkan courses are specific to different age groups and populations. Click on the links below:
Talk Boost is a targeted and evidenced based intervention, which supports language delayed children to make significant progress with their language and communication skills.
The Talk Boost intervention is tailored to different key stages, please see below:
Level 4 Award in Supporting Children and Young People with SLCN
This accredited course is designed to build knowledge and confidence and develop a range of practical skills to fulfil a school-based support role for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs. Further information can be found here.
Cognition and Learning
Social, Emotional and Mental Health
Level 4 Award in Supporting Children and Young People with SEMH
accredited course is designed to build knowledge and confidence and develop a
range of practical skills to fulfil a school-based support role for children
and young people with social, emotional and mental health needs. Further
information can be found on the Eastern Partnership website.
Physical and Hearing / Vision / Multi-Sensory Impairment