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Leading in a Complex Setting: Teaching in a Special School

Classroom teaching in mainstream settings is usually a one-person show, or if you’re fortunate you may also have a TA. Teaching in a special school (or provision within mainstream) often means you have a team of three or more other adults to lead.

  • How to get the best from each individual
  • Leading with compassion consistency and cohesion
  • How great communication supports classroom teams
  • Collaboration and skills to support every pupil

About this INSET

Leading, as a teacher, in a classroom with a team of adults is definitely challenging.  When we train to teach, we learn to master our own space.  With a team of four or more adults, we must consider skills, personal journeys and experiences, how to get the best for every pupil in our class – and how to stay together as a team in what can be very trying circumstances – albeit very rewarding ones.

This training will:

  • Give teachers a deeper understanding of how to get the best from every team member.
  • Look at the skills required to lead a team.
  • Help you develop communication methods that challenge, support and ultimately benefit your pupils.
  • Provide you with a range of practical leadership activities to take to your setting – skills reviews, collaboration techniques, monitoring that develops, supporting good teaching from all adults.
  • Enable your class to continue its journey towards excellence.


  • Special school middle leaders
  • Special school class teachers 

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this INSET day, please do not hesitate to contact us. Please fill in the form below to send us a message. Alternatively, feel free to get in touch with us by email: info@tteducation.co.uk