CPD Recent Events

24May 2018

Friday 12th October 2018 The Dorford Centre, Dorchester DT1 1RR 1.00 – 3.30 pm £40 per peron including refreshments – TADSS subscribers less 10% For teachers & teaching assistants in mainstream and special settings, for primary and secondary age groups.   Lego® is a highly structured and systematic construction toy, meaning that children on the […]

10May 2018

9th, 10th & 11th July 2018   9.30 – 4.00 Venue: Dorchester area TBC £450 for the 3 days   Three days training in an up to date, practical and therapeutic approach for understanding and responding to behaviour within settings for children and young people. Participants will then be qualified as ‘Steps Tutors’ for their setting. Limited […]

05Dec 2017

  Friday 16th March 2018  1.30-3.30pm Dorford Centre, Dorchester DT1 1RR Cost £35 inc refreshments Emma and Diane have long experience of working with pupils who present the most challenging behaviour and have developed their expertise in analysing the root causes, addressing them and working with pupils to restore calmness and repair the consequences of […]

05Dec 2017

Friday 23rd February 2018 1.30-3.30pm Dorford Centre, Dorchester DT1 1RR Cost £35 including refreshments For children and young people with sensory processing difficulties, information received through the senses does not make the same connections that it does for everyone else which creates challenges in performing countless everyday tasks.     This training has been developed […]

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 […]

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