Upcoming Courses

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Course Title: Meeting the Learning Needs of Children with Down’s syndrome –  Early Years and Primary Education

Date: Tuesday 25th September 2018

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

Venue: Kent Event Centre, Kent County Showground, Detling, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3JF. Training is taking place in Bredhurst room in the Clive Emson Conference Building

Cost: Parent/Carers £10, Professionals £40. Prices are per person

Refreshments and Lunch: Are included in the cost

Trainers: Lucy Clark and Julie Knight

OVERVIEW & PURPOSE

This whole day course is aimed at all staff/professionals working with children with Down syndrome in early years and/or primary school settings, that have not previously had any training. (Parent/carers are also welcome to attend). This session will enable you to teach and support children with Down syndrome more effectively. It will cover the key elements of the specific learning profile, how you can best support progress, dispel some myths and give you strategies and resource ideas, based on research and good practice, to ensure you can meet their individual learning needs. We will also consider the role of the support assistant and what effective inclusion looks like.

AIMS/OUTCOMES: By the end of this session you will be…

  • Understand the impact of having Down syndrome
  • Be aware of the typical learning profile of pupils with Down syndrome
  • Be able to identify how you can best support progress
  • Be able to recognise what teaching strategies will work best
  • Be able to demonstrate good inclusive practice and differentiate appropriately

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This day is now full. However, due to the high demand we have  arranged an additional day on Tuesday 25th September 2018. Please see information above. Booking is now live for the additional date.

Course Title: Meeting the Learning Needs of Children with Down’s syndrome –  Early Years and Primary Education

Date: Wednesday 26th September 2018

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

Venue: Kent Event Centre, Kent County Showground, Detling, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3JF. Training is taking place in Bredhurst room in the Clive Emson Conference Building

Cost: Parent/Carers £10, Professionals £40. Prices are per person

Refreshments and Lunch: Are included in the cost

Trainers: Lucy Clark and Julie Knight

OVERVIEW & PURPOSE

This whole day course is aimed at all staff/professionals working with children with Down syndrome in early years and/or primary school settings, that have not previously had any training. (Parent/carers are also welcome to attend). This session will enable you to teach and support children with Down syndrome more effectively. It will cover the key elements of the specific learning profile, how you can best support progress, dispel some myths and give you strategies and resource ideas, based on research and good practice, to ensure you can meet their individual learning needs. We will also consider the role of the support assistant and what effective inclusion looks like.

AIMS/OUTCOMES: By the end of this session you will be…

  • Understand the impact of having Down syndrome
  • Be aware of the typical learning profile of pupils with Down syndrome
  • Be able to identify how you can best support progress
  • Be able to recognise what teaching strategies will work best
  • Be able to demonstrate good inclusive practice and differentiate appropriately

This day is now full. However, due to the high demand we have  arranged an additional day on Tuesday 25th September 2018. Please see information above. Booking is now live for the additional date.


Course Title: Meeting the Learning Needs of Children and Young People with Down syndrome -Secondary Education

Date: Thursday 27th September 2018

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

Venue: Ashford Chamber of Commerce, Ashford Business Point, Waterbrook Avenue, Sevington, Ashford, Kent, TN24 0LH

Cost: Parent/Carers £10, Professionals £40. Prices are per person

Refreshments and Lunch: Are included in the cost

Trainer: Lucy Clark/Julie Knight

OVERVIEW & PURPOSE

This whole day course is aimed at all staff/professionals working with pupils with Down syndrome in secondary school settings, that have not previously had any training. (Parent/Carers are also welcome to attend). This session will enable you to teach and support pupils with Down syndrome more effectively. It will cover the key elements of the specific learning profile, how you can best support progress, dispel some myths and give you strategies and resource ideas, based on research and good practice, to ensure you can meet their individual learning needs. We will also consider the role of the support assistant and what effective inclusion looks like.

AIMS/OUTCOMES: By the end of this session you will…

  • Understand the impact of having Down syndrome
  • Be aware of the typical learning profile of pupils with Down syndrome
  • Be able to identify how you can best support progress
  • Be able to recognise what teaching strategies will work best
  • Be able to demonstrate good inclusive practice and differentiate appropriately

Click to book your place