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Talking for Writing Conference

This conference will focus on practical strategies for developing children as storytellers, poetry performers and writers. The conference will explore how to help children deepen their understanding of what makes good writing, building up a store of patterns and writing techniques. The day will provide you with a bank of imaginative ideas for developing children's confidence as creative and inventive writers.

Team Teach

Team Teach is a holistic positive handling strategy which equips staff with a wide range of de-escalation skills and a broad background knowledge of behaviours that challenge.

Wellbeing Toolkit

A training programme delivered by Dr Tina Rae, to build knowledge and skills in supporting the emotional health and mental wellbeing of children and young people.


How can children learn by reflecting on what they know and do? Metacognition focusses on how growth mind-set can be taught.

Balance Education and Movement

BEAM is a movement screening and development tool. Training will allow you to develop children’s co-ordination and balance which impact on necessary classroom skills, such as the ability to sit still, to concentrate and listen, eye contact and tracking, as well as hand-to-eye co-ordination.

Understanding Attachment In The Classroom

Attachment theory argues that young children acquire age-appropriate behaviour through their interactions with their significant caregiver. However today 40-45% of children are insecurely attached. This training package aims to support staff who wish to improve the emotional wellbeing of the pupils they work with.

Professionals Tour at Hazel Oak

Hazel Oak is an all age special school for children with moderate learning difficulties, many of whom are on the autistic spectrum. It is renowed for innovation and forward thinking in the field of SEND, aiming to provide the best possible start in life for young people. Come along and see Hazel Oak at work and meet the committed team of staff, who will be avialable to discuss any issues arising in mainstream or special school settings.


Makaton is a language programme using signs and symbols to help people to communicate. The training is delivered by licensed tutors who have been trained and assessed by The Makaton Charity.


A series of short workshops that give you an insight into strategies to support behaviour management, attachment difficulties, differentiation and wellbeing in the classroom.

Cognitive Behavioural Approaches            in the Classroom

This is a great value course that will leave you with practical solutions to build on with further support post-course.


Sensory Integration

This workshop will give you an insight into sensory processing disorder and strategies to take away to help you identify individuals with sensory processing difficulties.

Creative Forum

In partnership with Arts Award ~ Arts Award inspires young people to grow their arts and leadership talents: it's creative, valuable and accessible.

Building Emotional Resilience and Wellbeing in Children and Young People

This course will give you an insight into how Schools can take action to build resilience at different levels among children and young people.

Understanding and Supporting Children with Communication and Sensory Needs

We recognise that some children process information differently. This course provides practitioners with practical stratergies that support individuals with Sensory and Communication needs.