CPD Recent Events

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 […]

13Apr 2016

“Another excellent conference – such brilliant speakers and the workshop was illuminating – thank you.” Around 350 members of staff gathered for our annual conference on Monday April 11th. The aims of the conference are to give all teaching and support staff insight into current knowledge and research around SEND, opportunities to share good practice […]

02Dec 2015

6th November 2015 “Lots of working memory ideas for the kitty” “Learned lots about communication methods, brain function and dyslexic awareness” “”Lots of tips for dyxlexia scaffolding in the classroom” “I really enjoyed Chloe’s talk debunking myths regarding SEN and neuroscience”   Participants had a great day finding out about our latest knowledge on how […]

02Dec 2015

June and October 2015 “Great day. Very informative. We have lots to take back to school.” “Good to see examples of resources and hear real anecdotes from current professional.”   Clare Langhorne of the Yellow Kite organisation presented her knowledge and vast experience of the best practice in education for pupils with emotional and behavioural […]

02Dec 2015

Friday 11th March 2016 at the Dorford Centre, Dorchester How can we best support youngsters with Downs in our settings? What are the best ways to ensure they are properly included in learning? How are visual difficulties linked to achievement? What does the latest school based research tell us? A day conference to bring the […]

28Apr 2015

TADSS STAFF CONFERENCE 2015 13th April, Westfield Arts College & Wyvern Academy ‘MENTAL HEALTH & WELL BEING’ The sun shone for this year’s conference which brought together staff from all five special schools to learn and share together. Keynote speaker Dr Margot Sunderland delivered a fascinating and insightful talk on trauma and its effects on brain chemistry, […]

19May 2014

TADSS CONFERENCE April 2014 –  ‘ Children with Complex Needs – the 21st Century Challenge’ Over 300 TADSS teaching staff and governors attended this conference  at Westfield Arts College, featuring Professor Barry Carpenter who shared a wealth of knowledge and research into the needs of pupils affected by Foetal Alcohol Syndrome and premature birth difficulties. […]

19May 2014

The Dream Team – Leadership and Management for Support Staff Team Leaders (delivered in partnership with Dorset County Council) This 4 –day course ran successfully for the second time this year and ended with a half-day review (and cream tea!) on March 19th.  It focused on the leadership and development of support staff teams in […]

25Mar 2014

Autism? Attachment?  Strategies to Support pupils with Complex Needs Research and Development Conference 11th March 2014 Health professionals, social service representatives and educators gathered at Kingston Maurward to hear Heather Moran deliver an in depth, often thought provoking view of how autism and attachment difficulties present themselves in young people.  An entertaining speaker, Heather drew […]

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