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CPD courses are delivered at various times throughout the academic year. Please see Halton's termly issue of 'SEN NEWS' for dates and booking arrangements.

For any further information or to arrange any of the training sessions at your own school or college, please contact:

Clare Ogburn (Deputy Head)
Tel: 0151 424 4892
Email: clare.ogburn@ashley.halton.sch.uk

Click on this link to view CPD courses offered by the Innovation Enterprise Alliance: http://www.innovation-enterprise-alliance.co.uk/cpd-courses.html

Course Title Details/Content Target Group Trainer
AUTISM
Supporting ASC Students in the Classroom
  • Triad of impairments
  • Understanding the ASC learner
  • Strategies for learning across curriculum
  • Resources for ASC friendly learning environments
Teachers
Sencos
Support staff
MJ
CO
TEACCH programme
  • An introduction to the TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and Communication Handicapped Children and Adults) approach
Teachers
Sencos
Support staff
Parents
MJ
YORK ASC programme for parents and carers
  • 10 week programme
  • A practical approach to supporting children, pupils and young adults on the autistic spectrum
Parents/carers
Teachers
Support Staff
MJ
Visual aids to support ASC pupils in school and at home
  • Range of visual resources and strategies to support social communication and behaviour management for ASC pupils
Support staff
Parents
SG
JN
SEN/INCLUSION
Dyslexia Awareness
  • Understanding Dyslexia
  • Practical Strategies and Resources to support the Dyslexic Learner
Support staff
Intervention staff
CO
LL
Phonics Intervention
  • Range of ideas and practical activities to support the teaching of phonics and keyword work
  • IEP target intervention activities and resources
Support staff
Intervention staff
FL
Setting SMART targets for IEPs
  • IEP writing
  • SMART targets: setting small measurable, achievable, realistic and time-related targets
  • Pupil friendly formats for IEPs
Teachers
Sencos
Support staff
Intervention staff
CO
ICT SOFTWARE
Widgit Symbols (Use of widgit online and communicate in print software)
  • Hands on session in IT suite
  • Teacher resource tool for creating bespoke visual resource materials
  • Create range of differentiated resources for use across the curriculum
  • Create resources to support pupils with Literacy difficulties, ASC, EAL.
  • Create symbolised resources for a more communication friendly learning environment
  • Introduction to range of other Widgit software useful in supporting Inclusion
Teachers
Sencos
Support staff
Intervention staff
SLTs
CO
Inclusive Software Packages (Wordshark, Wordwall, Numeracy and Science Activity Builder series)
  • Hands on session in IT suite using Activity Builder range of software, Wordshark and Wordwall software
  • Ideal for the inclusive classroom
  • Create bespoke resources to support delivery of IEP targets
  • Interactive starter and plenary activities
  • Interactive resources for uploading to school websites
Teachers
Support staff
Intervention staff
CO
EMOTIONAL SUPPORT
Massage in Schools Programme
  • Hands on session
  • Demonstrating massage techniques
  • Techniques to help remove barriers to learning
  • Managing emotions
Teachers
Support staff
Intervention Staff
Mentors
Parents
EP
OTHER
MIDAS Minibus training
  • Full day course covering theory and practical
  • Each participant will complete assessment by trainer (theory and practical driving task)
  • Accredited course allows participant to drive school minibus for period of 4 years
  • Full driving license required
Any school based staff with minibus driving responsibilities JN