Durweston Village Hall, Church Road, Blandford Forum DT11 0QA
Tuesday 12th June 2018 9.30-3.30pp
Cost £99 inc. lunch & refreshments



For teachers of Mathematics in Primary, Special and Key Stage 3 teaching pupils working across the P-Scales.

This training session will be interwoven with an entertaining demonstration of resources that will give ideas for all kinds of children who are working towards ‘level one’ in special and mainstream schools.


Why is Mathematics important for pupils with very special needs?

 How do children establish early mathematical concepts from the sensory appreciation of quantity, time and space?

How do children learn about counting and the fundamental processes of numeracy and calculation?

How do I set appropriate objectives for pupils at early levels of learning?


Les Staves has worked with very special children since 1973 and was Headteacher
of Turnshaws, an outstanding special school for children with Severe or Complex Learning Difficulties in Kirklees, West Yorkshire. Since 1999 he has been working as a consultant to schools and has developed a national reputation for inspirational training. He has written materials and delivered training for the National Numeracy Strategy and the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority and “The EQUALS Guide to Teaching Mathematics” which offers comprehensive guidance about interpreting the mathematics curriculum to develop appropriate learning for very special pupils who are learning at the most fundamental levels and those who may spend a long time working towards level 1 Maths.

His book “Mathematics for Children with Severe and Profound Learning Difficulties” published by David Fulton sold out the first print run in seven months and is now regarded as a classic.


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Please contact us on 01305 833 518 or email bookings.tadss@westfield.dorset.sch.uk for more information.