Past Courses

 

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Course: Support & Practice in Secondary Education – For parents/carers and professionals

Date: Tuesday 19th September 2017

Time: Registration 9am-9.30am. Course starts at 9.30am and finishes at 4pm

Venue:  K Sports, Cobdown, Station Road, Ditton, Alyesford, Kent, ME20 6AU

Cost: Parent Members £10, Professional members £40, *£20 every additional professional

Trainer: Gillian Bird from the Down’s Syndrome Association.

Course Details: Study day on how to support learning and development in Secondary Education for learners aged 11-16 years. Includes advice and practical strategies for supporting learning which draws on the specific learning strengths associated with having Down’s syndrome but emphasises individual differences. This course will also cover transition from Primary to Secondary Education.
Both parents/carers and professionals are welcome to book onto this course.
*£20 every additional professional applies to those from the same school.


 

Course: Support & Practice in Early Years and Primary Education – Professionals only

Date:  Wednesday 20th September 2017

Time: Registration 9am-9.30am. Course starts at 9.30am and finishes at 4pm

Venue: Godmersham and Crundale Village Hall, Canterbury Road, Godmersham, Kent, CT4 7DR (Godmersham is between Ashford and Canterbury)

Cost: Professional members £40, *£20 every additional professional

Trainer: Gillian Bird from the Down’s Syndrome Association.

Course Details: Study day on how to support learning and development in the early and primary years. Includes advice and practical strategies for supporting learning which draws on the specific learning strengths associated with having Down’s syndrome but emphasises individual differences.
Please note this course is professionals only. You can find details of the same course but for parents/carers below.
*£20 every additional professional applies to those from the same school.


 

Course:  Support & Practice in Early Years and Primary Education – Parent/Carers only

Date: Thursday 21st September 2017

Time: Registration 9.30am-10am. Course starts at 10am and finishes at 2pm

Venue: West Kent College, Brook Street, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 2PW

Cost: Parent/Carer Members £10

Trainer: Gillian Bird from the Down’s Syndrome Association.
Course Details: Study day on how to support learning and development in the early and primary years. Includes advice and practical strategies for supporting learning which draws on the specific learning strengths associated with having Down’s syndrome but emphasises individual differences.
Please note this course is for parents/carers only.


 

Down Syndrome Training & Support Service Ltd

Course: Numicon Training – Early Years & Foundation Knowledge    

Children with Down syndrome often find understanding number more difficult than learning to read. Numicon is a visual approach to understanding the many concepts of numeracy, linking numbers, counting, order, addition, subtraction and eventually multiplication and division to a strong visual representation. Current research with children with Down syndrome in the Portsmouth region supports its use. It is, in fact, a very useful resource for all children, in particular children who are visual learners.

Please note; this date is aimed towards parents & professionals with no previous experience of Numicon.

Date: Thursday 18th May 2017

Time: Registration 9.30am-10am. Course starts at 10am and finishes at 2pm

Venue:  Windchimes, Reynolds Close, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 6DS

Refreshments: Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided

Cost: Parent Members £10, Professional members £80, *£40 every additional professional

Speaker: Wendy Uttley from the Down syndrome training and support services

*£40 every additional professional applies to those from the same school.


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Course: Numicon Training – Advanced Level

This training day is for professionals who have previous experience of Numicon or professionals who have attended day one.  Parents are welcome to attend but they must have good previous experience/training of Numicon and have children on more advanced levels, in terms of language and content. This course is focusing on advanced school based learning. We are unable to focus on home based learning. This second day will cover

  • Counting beyond 10- (counting in 10s, 5s, 2s, through teens).
  • Recognising and ordering numbers up to 1000.
  • Adding up and taking away/multiplication/division/fractions.
  • Introducing time.
  • Introducing money.

Date: Friday 19th May 2017

Time: Registration 9.30am-10am. Course starts at 10am and finishes at 4pm

Venue:  Windchimes, Reynolds Close, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 6DS

Refreshments: Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided

Cost: Parent Members £10, Professional members £80, *£40 every additional professional

Speaker: Wendy Uttley from the Down syndrome training and support services

*£40 every additional professional applies to those from the same school.


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Course: Managing Behaviour

Please note this training day is for parent/carers/family members only.  Behaviour training for professionals is listed below.

Date: Wednesday 8th February 2017

Time: Registration 9.30am-10am. Course starts at 10am and finishes at 2pm

Venue:  Singleton Environmental Centre, Wesley School Rd, Ashford, Kent, TN23 5LW

Refreshments: Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided

Cost: £10 for parents/carers/family members only

Speaker: Inclusively Downs

Course Details: This course will equip you to be able to…

  • understand reasons why behaviours may be exhibited, in the context of the typical learning profile
  • identify the possible cause of behaviours that a child may exhibit
  • suggest strategies to use that will help overcome difficulties which lead to behaviours being exhibited

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Course: Managing Behaviour: Pupils with Down Syndrome

Please note this training day is for professionals only.  Behaviour Training for parent/carers/family members is listed above.

Date: Thursday 9th February 2017

Time: Registration 9.00am-9.30am. Course starts at 9.30am and ends at 4.30pm

Venue:  Twydall Primary School, Twydall Lane, Gillingham, Kent, ME8 6JS

Refreshments: Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided

Cost: £80 professionals, *£25 every additional professional

Speaker: Inclusively Downs

Course Details: 

This course is relevant to all staff working with children and young people with Down syndrome. The course emphasises that, despite many misconceptions, there is no behaviour which is specific to children and young people with Down syndrome and is about using positive proactive strategies to achieve potential. We look closely at why any behaviour may occur and how it is through changing our own behaviour and responses that we can support children to give their best. The outcomes are;

This course will equip you to be able to…

– understand reasons why behaviours may be exhibited, in the context of the typical learning profile

– identify the possible cause of behaviours that a child may exhibit

– suggest strategies to use that will help overcome difficulties which lead to behaviours being exhibited

– demonstrate good inclusive practice and differentiate appropriately

*£25 every additional professional applies to those from the same school.


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Course: Wills and Trusts – Planning for the Future                          

(Please note; this course is for parents and family members only)

Date: Tuesday 31st January 2017

Time: Registration from 10am-10.30am. Course starts at 10.30am and finishes at 12.30pm

Venue:  The Fusion Healthy Living Centre, 2 & 3 Cobb Way, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 9HL

Cost: No charge

Speaker: Richard Ostle from Gaby Hardwicke Solicitors

Course Details: This workshop will explain why, when you have a child with a learning disability, such as Down’s syndrome you will probably need a specialist will. The session will cover :

  • How will an inheritance affect my child’s right to benefits
  • Why you should make a will
  • The different types of Trusts
  • What can I put into a Trust
  • Choosing Trustees
  • Having a Letter of Wishes

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Course: Wills and Trusts – Planning for the Future   

This event is being kindly sponsored by The Bay Trust

(Please note; this course is for parents and family members only)

Date: Sunday 22nd January 2017

Time: Registration from 9.30am-10am. Course starts at 10am and finishes at 12pm

Venue: The Bay Trust, The Pines Caylx, Beach Road, St Margarets Bay, Dover, Kent, CT15 6DZ

Cost: No charge. Refreshments are being provided by the Bay Trust during registration

Speaker: Peter Cox from Prospero Solicitors

Course Details: This workshop will explain why, when you have a child with a learning disability, such as Down’s syndrome you will probably need a specialist will. The session will cover :

  • How will an inheritance affect my child’s right to benefits
  • Why you should make a will
  • The different types of Trusts
  • What can I put into a Trust
  • Choosing Trustees
  • Having a Letter of Wishes

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Course: Growing Up – Puberty, Sexuality, Relationships and Age Appropriate Behaviour. Course now FULL!
You can still apply for this course but you will be put on a waiting list. We will contact you if we are notified of any cancellations. Please continue to apply as we normally do get cancellations.

(Please note this course is for parents and carers only, for example a legal guardian. This course is not for people who support a child in a professional capacity).

Date: Sunday 9th October 2016

Time: Registration from 9.30am-10am. Course starts at 10am and finishes at 2pm

Venue: Canterbury Christchurch University, Ramsey Building, Room RF35, North Holmes Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1QU. Parking is available free of charge either on site or in the road

Cost: No charge. Members will be given priority. You will be able to buy a light lunch in the college coffee shop.

Trainer: Cecilie Mackinnon from Downs Ability

Course Details:

Understanding the importance of starting early on helping children to understand about bodies, boundaries and appropriate social behaviour. Practical ideas and resources to enable children to develop healthy, safe relationships and enjoy good self-esteem and an active social life.


 

Down's Syndrome Association

Course: Support & Practice in Early Years and Primary Education.

Date: Wednesday 21st September 2016.

Time: Registration & refreshments from 9.15am- 9.30am. Course starts at 9.30am and finishes at  3.30pm

Venue: Hall Place Enterprise Centre, Harbledown, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 9AG. Please note – due to room availability the training is on the first floor only accessible by stairs.

Cost: No Charge, members will be given priority. Lunch is included.

Trainer: Gillian Bird from the Down’s Syndrome Association.

Course Details:
Study day on how to support learning and development in the early and primary years. Includes advice and practical strategies for supporting learning which draws on the specific learning strengths associated with having Down’s syndrome but emphasises individual differences.


 

Down's Syndrome Association
Course: Support & Practice in Early Years and Primary Education.

Date: Tuesday 20th September 2016.

Time: Registration & refreshments from 9.15am- 9.30am. Course starts at 9.30am and finishes at  3.30pm

Venue: MidKent College, Medway Campus, Medway Road, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 1FN

Cost: No Charge, members will be given priority. Lunch is included.

Trainer: Gillian Bird from the Down’s Syndrome Association.

Course Details:
Study day on how to support learning and development in the early and primary years. Includes advice and practical strategies for supporting learning which draws on the specific learning strengths associated with having Down’s syndrome but emphasises individual differences.


 

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Course Title: IPSEA – SEND Law Training

Date: Friday 17th June 2016

Time: 10.00am to 3:15pm

Venue: Furley Park Primary Academy, Reed Crescent, Ashford, Kent, TN23 3PA

Trainer: Maria Bloom from IPSEA

Course Details: How to navigate the new legal framework and ensure that your child gets the right educational support to meet their individual needs