CPD Recent Events

12Sep 2017

Durweston Village Hall, Church Road, Blandford Forum DT11 0QA 9.30 – 4.30 An Introduction to Using the Structured TEACCHing Approach with Children and Young People across the Autism Spectrum   TEACCH values Teaching – sharing autism knowledge and increasing the skill level of professionals and practitioners. Expanding – increasing own knowledge to provide high-quality services […]

28Jun 2017

“HIGH ASPIRATIONS FOR ALL” Nearly 400 staff from the Teaching Alliance of Dorset Special School met together to share good practice, learn new skills and hear our guest speaker Baroness Tanni Grey Thompson. Tanni gave an motivating and entertaining address which encouraged us all to raise our aspirations, both for our pupils and for ourselves […]

28Jun 2017

Hethfelton House, Wareham, Dorset BH20 6HS 9.30 – 3.30 Sarah Wild and Sarah Hendrickx leads a day of learning for parents, education, social and health practitioners to develop knowledge and understanding of how Autism Spectrum Disorder affects the lives of female pupils and how we can empower them to learn, accept themselves and lead happy lives. […]

15Jun 2017

6th October 2017, 1.30 – 3.30pm Westfield Arts College, Littlemoor Road, Weymouth DT3 6AA Positive Learning Environments for Pupils with Down’s  “In the inclusive classroom the teacher not only sets up physical opportunities for all students to look included but the teacher makes students feel included through their choice of words and phrases.” Nicole Eredics […]

25May 2017

24th November 2017 1.30-3.30pm Dorford Centre, Dorchester DT1 1RR £35 This afternoon workshop will consider the following questions to help those implementing or considering a system of supervision in their school. It is suitable for senior leaders and line managers in all schools. What is the purpose of supervision in an educational establishment? Why supervise; what […]

28Mar 2017

Friday 17th March, 2017 at the Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy.   “PE can be a vehicle for achieving personal learning goals” “PE is fun and SO purposeful!”   “Great day, many thanks” “A good mixture of information and practical ideas” “I’ve come away rethinking how I deliver PE lessons – fun and informative..”   […]

28Mar 2017

Friday 12th May Dorford Centre, DORCHESTER DT1 1rr,  1.30 – 3.30 £35 per person including refreshments   ‘It affects my ability to do normal everyday things – I present well and write well, but I can’t remember to lock the door or pick up the keys.’ Jade, 17, diagnosed with FASD, speaking on ‘This Morning.’ […]

08Dec 2016

13 January 2017, 1.30 – 3.30pm Dorford Centre, DORCHESTER DT1 1RR £35 per person including refreshments ‘The basis of the STAR approach is that all episodes of problem behaviour need to be seen as actions with a purpose to receive a specific response.’     Topics covered will include:  Exploration of the STAR approach How […]

06Dec 2016

The Blandford Children’s Centre Black Lane, Blandford Camp,Blandford Forum DT11 8SW £99 per person inc lunch and refreshments. A day exploring the importance of play for the children with SEND and how it can benefit their learning. What does the term ‘Play’ mean?  How does play fit into child development – looking at the Prime […]

08Nov 2016

Special Needs and Teaching Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) 14th November 2016 ,   9:15 – 4:00 Charlton Down Village Hall, Dorset DT2 9UA A day to explore the background to current thinking on Sex and Relationships Education and SEND. What do these terms mean for those with profound and severe learning difficulties and/or autism? Do […]

17Oct 2016

4th November 2016. 1.30pm – 3.30pm Dorford Centre, DORCHESTER DT1 1rr Children with autism by definition find it incredibly hard to concentrate and focus. The Attention autism programme was developed by Gina Davies to help children develop their concentration skills through the use of highly stimulating activities, targeting the teaching of attention, communication and social […]

14Jul 2016

29th September 2017, 1.30 – 3.30pm at The Dorford Centre, DORCHESTER DT1 1rr   Introduction to Managing Self Harm with Jackie Shanks, Mountjoy School. When children and young people deliberately self-harm it can be a very distressing experience. Trying to understand the different reasons why this behaviour can occur and moreover trying to manage and […]

14Jul 2016

22nd September 2016, 6pm – 8pm in The Library at Thomas Hardye School, Dorchester Hear author and illustrator Henny Beaumont talk about her book and the experiences described in this powerful text. This graphic book – illustrated in beautiful, raw and moving pictures – describes the family’s deeply personal journey. Refreshingly honest and at times […]

14Jul 2016

Tuesday, November 8th 2016, The Dorford Centre, Dorchester, DT1 1RR 9.30am – 3.30pm Advice and support for middle leaders in special schools, learning centres and alternative learning provisions with Dr Mick Megee, Special school advisor and lead Inspector. Topics covered include conducting lesson observations and feedback, data analysis and what to expect in an Ofsted […]

05Jul 2016

24th November 2016, 9am – 4pm Hethfelton House, Wareham, Dorset BH20 6HS A day of learning for education practitioners to develop knowledge and understanding of sensory processing difficulties, creating supportive environments and strategies to support learning. With Nerys Hughes, Specialist Occupational Therapist Nerys Hughes is the clinical lead for ‘Whole Child Therapy’ and a specialist […]

21Jun 2016

Let’s Talk About Sex – June 7th 2016 “We will be reviewing how we assess our pupils’ knowledge of sexual health and development using some new materials seen on display today.” 31 colleagues gathered at Durweston Village Hall for a day of up to date learning about sexuality and health, gender issues and how to […]

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