The following packages provide opportunities to network and learn with colleagues in the same role in other schools. The sessions are aimed at subject leaders and other key school staff. Each session is professionally facilitated by consultants and SLEs with the group deciding topics to be discussed and shared.

In addition to our advertised courses, DTSA offers training opportunities that are highly personalised and bespoke for the SEND needs of your school. These can take the form of staff meetings, INSET days, twilights and can run for individual schools or across a cluster / MAT. We are fortunate to work with a broad network of SLE’s, NLE’s, NLG’s and expert practitioners who are knowledgeable, highly skilled and confident in supporting any areas of SEND education you are looking to develop.

Please contact us with any training needs you have and for further info about SEND CPLD opportunities at DTSA.

DTSA SEND Director Alistair Crawford

The DTSA has a strong commitment to supporting positive outcomes for all students and with two specialist schools at the heart of our alliance SEND is very much built in to the work we do. Our SEND offer draws on the experience and expertise of outstanding practitioners in mainstream primary, secondary and specialist settings and we are proud to champion the voice of our students and their families in our CPLD.

‘Every teacher is a teacher of SEND’

It is our vision to support all education professionals to be confident, knowledgeable and inclusive practitioners that have the highest aspirations for students with SEND.

We are excited to be collaborating with partners on a local, regional and national level to develop a community of practice that delivers the very best education and opportunities for students with SEND.

Alistair Crawford

SEND Curriculum Design

SEND Curriculum Design

Monday 11 November 2019
Tuesday 14 January 2020
Wednesday 11 March 2020

Facilitator: Alistair Crawford
Venue: St Martin’s School, Bracknell Drive, Derby DE24 0BT
Time: 2pm – 4.30pm
Package Cost: £150 for DTSA Member Schools and £225 for Non DTSA Member Schools

Positive SEND Behaviour Management

Engagement – Strategies and solutions to promote positive behaviour and attitudes.

Supporting engagement and positive behaviour is central to success and achievement in a class, department and across a school. This course will help colleagues to explore strategies, solutions and approaches to help overcome even the most challenging and complex behaviours faced in school.

Expert practitioners will guide and support colleagues in exploring a number of areas that impact on behaviour and attitudes in our schools. In addition to the 2 CPLD sessions delegates will receive a visit to their setting from one of our expert practitioners to support the implementation of strategies and ensure our training has maximum impact on students and staff back at school.

DTSA Positive SEND Behaviour Management

Session 2: Thursday 10 October 2019

Facilitator: Marie Chadwick & Catherine Cheung
Venue: St Martins School, Bracknell Drive, Derby DE24 0BT
Time: 2pm – 4.15pm
Package Cost: £90 for DTSA Member Schools and £130 for Non DTSA Member Schools

Working Memory and Dyslexia

This session will focus on the crucial role that working memory plays in learning. We will identify the problems encountered by students with weak working memory profiles and look at how this relates to dyslexia. We will investigate how we can provide intervention and support for these learners.

Working Memory & Dyslexia

Target Audience: Teachers and support staff of across all key stages.

Wednesday 16 October 2019

Facilitator: Lucy Smeath
Venue: Chellaston Academy, Swarkestone Road, Derby DE73 5UB
Time: 4pm – 6pm
Individual Session Cost: £40 for DTSA Partner Schools and £60 for a Non DTSA Partner Schools

Nurture in a Nutshell

This is a whistle-stop tour of Nurture Groups, providing a taster of what it is all about. For those new to Nurture, it is an opportunity to find out more and consider the implications of setting up a Nurture Group in your context. For those more familiar or experienced, it is an opportunity to revisit Nurture principles and mentally ‘audit’ your provision. For everyone, it is an opportunity to establish what ‘good’ Nurture provision looks and ‘feels’ like.

Nurture in a Nutshell

Target Audience: FS, KS1, KS2, Teachers, TAs/LSAs, Learning Mentors, SENDCos and anyone interested in finding out more about the role of Nurture Groups in promoting, supporting and enhancing the emotional and social development of our children in school.

Wednesday 6 November 2019

Facilitator: Ruth Varley
Venue: Chellaston Academy, Swarkestone Road, Derby DE73 5UB
Time: 9am – 12pm
Individual Session Cost: £60 for DTSA Partner Schools and £90 for Non DTSA Partner Schools

Understanding Autism

Understanding Autism – through the eyes of students, families and professionals.

Autism is a lifelong, developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with and relates to other people, and how they experience the world around them.

Our understanding autism sessions will feature talks from students, families and expert practitioners. This will help to provide us with a unique insight into the reality of living with autism from a range of perspectives helping to develop our knowledge and understanding and how we can best support our students in our own setting.

The sessions will cover structure, environment, communication methods and sensory giving a range of strategies and resources to take back and use in school.

DTSA Understanding Autism

Session 1: Thursday 17 October 2019
Session 2: Thursday 7 November 2019
Session 3: Wednesday 27 November 2019

Facilitator: Alistair Crawford
Venue: St Martins School, Bracknell Drive, Derby DE24 0BT
Time: 2pm – 4.30pm
Package Cost: £150 for DTSA Member Schools and £225 for Non DTSA Member Schools