Introduction to Supporting Learners with SEND

As teachers, we will encounter learners with special needs in all sorts of different contexts and, of course, we will encounter a wide range of special needs. These may manifest themselves in lots of different ways and have lots of different causes. Although these needs can sometimes be seen as a barrier to learning, we must also recognise the strengths these learners often have. This course will provide the essential overview in order to identify, understand and make reasonable adjustments for these learners.

  • Toolbox of practical approaches
  • Develop your own confidence
  • Develop an inclusive and ambitious curriculum
  • Support the emotional wellbeing as well as academic needs
1 day
£265 + VAT
9:15 - 15:30
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About this course

This course will provide some practical strategies for supporting, motivating and enabling learners with SEND to achieve academic and personal success. In one way or another, we are all able to support learners with SEND and this course will provide you with the confidence to have conversations about and with learners with a range of special needs, and thereby develop strategies to support them.

  • Identify the challenges 
  • Consider practical approaches to providing appropriate support for learners with SEND
  • Overcome specific barriers to learning, including specific techniques for developing reading and communication skills
  • Support the embedding of life skills to support learners preparing for life in the community, further education or employment
  • Consider ways of assessing progress and making 'reasonable adjustments'
  • Discuss the importance of not avoiding conversations because we do not know the right language to use


This course is appropriate for special schools.

How to access this course

This course is easy-to-access in any of the below formats...

  • Face-to-face at COVID-secure venues across England on the dates below. Please click here to see our COVID-19 update.
  • Via livestream on the dates below - accessible from home, from your school, or anywhere with an interconnected device.
  • School-wide license, for every member of staff in your school to watch for a period of 30 days. Please contact us to purchase your school-wide license for this course.
  • An INSET or after-school twilight at your school, tailored to your requirements. Contact us for your personalised quote.

Live stream and recorded courses

Live-streamed course. Watch at home, at school or on the go.
25 November 2021
Online, interactive access.
Watch again for 7 days.

Courses at venues

09 November 2021
Worsley Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Worsley Park, MANCHESTER, M28 2QT
22 November 2021
Durham Marriott Hotel, Old Elvet, DURHAM, DH1 3JN
13 January 2022
Aloft Birmingham Eastside, 4 Woodcock Street, BIRMINGHAM, B7 4BL
26 January 2022
Lancaster Gate Hotel, 66 Lancaster Gate, LONDON, W2 3NA
01 February 2022
The Met Hotel, King Street , LEEDS, LS1 2HQ

This course as an INSET Day

Our in-service training provides exciting and dynamic ways to inspire, challenge and develop your staff, whether they are Teaching Assistants, Teachers or Senior Leadership.

Your first point of contact would be with our Head Office team, who will identify your needs and priorities and ensure that the accompanying training materials we provide are of the very best quality.

Like to run this INSET DAY in your school?

Send us an enquiry and we will get in touch to talk about your school's requirements.

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