CPD and in-school support

At Helen’s Place, we offer CPD to professionals working with learners who have special educational needs and disabilities. This training is delivered in your setting, at your convenience and all training materials are provided. To ensure that all training is relevant to your organisational context, not less than 5 working days before the session is due to take place, a questionnaire will be sent to you. We will then use this to adapt training materials appropriately.

In addition to general training sessions, bespoke support packages can be developed for your school. These packages may include professional Special Educational Needs consultancy services, training to meet the needs of your workforce and specific guidance in relation to supporting learners in your setting. Please contact us for further information and an informal discussion about your organisational needs.

Some of the training sessions we provide are listed below:

Dyslexia: What is it and what do we do about it?

In this interactive session, participants are given concrete examples of how dyslexia can impact on learners in the classroom to help them understand their experience of learning. Practical strategies are discussion and how they can be implemented in a particular setting is out lined. The session is usually delivered as a half-day INSET session.

“Miss, I just don’t get numbers!”: Understanding and supporting learners with dyscalculia. 

Dyscalculia is a relatively under-researched phenomenon, that leaves many professionals struggling when working with learners whose numeracy skills are limited. In this hands-on session, the nature effects and impact of dyscalculia is shared with participants and pragmatic support techniques are discussed with specific reference to the participants’ educational setting. This session usually runs as a half-day INSET session.

Supporting Learners with ADD/ADHD in a Mainstream Classroom

As a half day workshop, this training session covers the manifestations of ADD/ADHD in the mainstream classroom and how these conditions can impact on learners’ ability to access the curriculum. Strategies employed by teachers are discussed and the importance of high-expectations and challenge for learners with these conditions is discussed. Participants are encouraged to share their own experiences and draw on their own knowledge to support colleagues in developing innovative means of support to help them when working with learners who have ADD or ADHD

Prices for a half-day INSET session start at £200