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Teaching in a Special Needs Setting: Communication in Complexity

Teaching in a special school – or provision in mainstream – adds extra complexity to the job of teaching.  This short on-demand course will help you understand the skills required to successfully work with multiple external agencies, for the benefits of your pupils.

  • How to get the best from professionals outside of your school
  • Challenge whilst maintaining working relationships
  • Pupils at the heart – driving improvements through understanding pupil needs
  • School-wide licence for everyone at your school
1 hour
Access For
30 Days
£99.00 + VAT

About this course

This on-demand short course costs just £99+VAT for a school-wide licence, providing 30 days access to every member of staff in your school.

For further information on how to purchase this training, please take a look at the 'About on-demand training' section below.

Course overview:

At every special school, the needs of children are varied, complex and individualised.  This means we need to work with a much wider range of individuals and professionals than you might find in a mainstream setting.  Through our experiences with a wide range of special schools – and special provisions within mainstream schools – we know that our leadership and communication approaches can support you in getting the best from your pupils, without compromising on standards or expectations.

This short course shares several of our strategies for working with complex teams in, and beyond, your school setting.  We will look at:

  • A range of forms of communication – and their best uses
  • Active listening as a leader to ensure clarity of communication
  • Planning your challenge – and how to have ‘difficult conversations’
  • Clarifying your expectations to help you bring the best for pupils.



This course is appropriate for special schools.

  • Special School Subject and Middle Leaders
  • Special School Class teachers and TAs
  • All age ranges

About on-demand training

The school-wide licence for this short course costs just £99+VAT and provides access to every member of staff at your school.

By purchasing this on-demand training:

  • The course will be made available to every member of staff in your school to watch for a period of 30 days.
  • Every member of staff in your school can log in independently from home or wherever they are.
  • Your team can watch the training at a time that suits them - on-demand - and will be able to pause or rewind to review sections.


How to purchase:

To buy a school-wide licence for this short course, please click one of the 'Add To Basket' buttons below and complete the checkout process to place your order. You will receive an automated email with further instructions on how to provide access to the rest of the staff at your school.

£99.00 + VAT