Available Courses.

Empowering your achievement comes in many ways and we all know the ongoing battles when it comes to Continuing Professional Development within the education sector. At the SEND Group we want to make it easier for you to get the information, awareness and support you require for your chosen career.  We are delighted to have some amazing contributors offering their knowledge for our online training.

 

Course:

How to help Dyslexic’s 

£89.00 + VAT

This course will help viewers understand other elements that have an overlap to dyslexia. Thus, helping viewers gain a broader understanding while learning practical solutions that can be implemented at home or in the classroom. 

Author: Una Buckley - Blossom4Life

Una is the founder of Blossom4life, which provides ongoing support to people with learning differences mainly dyslexia. While she has been running her business for the past numbers of years, she has also completed her qualification in child psychology and fashion and design with previously receiving a BComm. and MSc from UCC in Ireland where she received Scholar of the Year award. She now also guest lecturers in MTU University in Ireland.  

Una is dyslexic which is why she is so passionate about helping others who struggled just like her which is why Blossom4life was formed. Blossom4life offers a range of supports from online courses to individual assessments to training for universities and corporations.  

3.5 hours

6 modules
+1 extra resources

Non-accredited

Course:

LEGO Based Therapy Course 

£89.00 + VAT

This course will cover: 

  • What is LEGO based therapy.
  • How to set up a LEGO based therapy intervention.
  • How to measure the impact of your group.
  • How to support your learners to transfer their learning from intervention to real life.  
Author: Beccie Hawes - Cadmus Inclusive

Beccie has worked in all aspects of Special Educational Needs including mainstream, additionally resourced provision and specialist settings. She has extensive experience as a SENCo, Inclusion Manager and Lead Local Authority Advisory Teacher. Beccie is currently the Head of Service with Cadmus Inclusive – a service that supports schools and settings with all aspects of inclusion. Beccie remains very ‘hands on’ in the classroom and is passionate about being at the chalk face to support teachers and children in order to practice what she preaches. She is the author of ‘The Complete Dyslexia Toollkit’ and co-author of ‘Getting it Right for SEND’ and ‘How to Create the Perfect Partnership with Parents’. She has also developed a number of educational resources to support learners with educational needs. Beccie is especially passionate about celebrating learning differences. She strives to support schools to improve quality first teaching to ensure that every pupil has the chance to shine!

4 hours

6 modules

Non-accredited

Course:

The SENCo Innovation Course 

£99.00 + VAT

This course offers the opportunity to explore and develop your practice related to: 

  • The role of the SENDCo; 
  • How to develop your SEND vision and bring this to life in all aspects of your setting; 
  • Innovative and smart ways of working to ensure that you are implementing the SEND Code of Practice effectively in your setting; 
  • Developing and quality assuring your SEND specific policies, procedures and practices in line with statutory guidance including your provision map, assess, plan, do, review documentation, SEND register, information report and policy; 
  • Preparing for OFSTED; 
  • Working with governors;  
  • Early identification of need and intervention; 
Author: Beccie Hawes - Cadmus Inclusive

Beccie has worked in all aspects of Special Educational Needs including mainstream, additionally resourced provision and specialist settings. She has extensive experience as a SENCo, Inclusion Manager and Lead Local Authority Advisory Teacher. Beccie is currently the Head of Service with Cadmus Inclusive – a service that supports schools and settings with all aspects of inclusion. Beccie remains very ‘hands on’ in the classroom and is passionate about being at the chalk face to support teachers and children in order to practice what she preaches. She is the author of ‘The Complete Dyslexia Toollkit’ and co-author of ‘Getting it Right for SEND’ and ‘How to Create the Perfect Partnership with Parents’. She has also developed a number of educational resources to support learners with educational needs. Beccie is especially passionate about celebrating learning differences. She strives to support schools to improve quality first teaching to ensure that every pupil has the chance to shine!

4 hours

13 modules

Non-accredited

Course:

Short course:
Counting , Addition and Subtraction
 

£19.00 + VAT

This course looks at how we learn to count and the different models of addition and subtraction. It offers best practice for teaching children to count and how to help them make sense of addition and subtraction 

Author: Judy Hornigold

Judy is an educational consultant specialising in Maths and learners with dyscalculia and dyslexia. Her teaching career started in primary schools before she moved into teaching children with special needs. Judy delivers key notes, workshops and training in Dyscalculia, Dyslexia and Maths Mastery across the world, including New Zealand, Australia and Dubai.  

Judy co-founded the Dyscalculia Association alongside Professor Steve Chinn in 2018. 

 

Publications  

Help! My Child Has Dyslexia (LDA), 2011. 

Dyscalculia Lesson Plans Books 1 and 2 (TTS) 2014 

Dyscalculia Pocketbooks (Teachers’ Pocketbooks) 2015 

Making Maths Visual and Tactile (SEN Books) 2016  

Understanding Maths Difficulties (OUP) 2017 

Can I tell you about Dyscalculia? (JKP) 2020 

Awesome Activities for Kids with Numeracy Difficulties (JKP) 2021 

Strategies for those who learn differently: GCSE Maths Publication-due late 2021 

2 hours

1 module
+1 extra resources

Non-accredited

Course:

Short course:
Multiplication and Division

£19.00 + VAT

This course looks at how we learn to count and the different models of multiplication and division. It offers best practice for teaching children to count and how to help them make sense of multiplicationand division.

Author: Judy Hornigold

Judy is an educational consultant specialising in Maths and learners with dyscalculia and dyslexia. Her teaching career started in primary schools before she moved into teaching children with special needs. Judy delivers key notes, workshops and training in Dyscalculia, Dyslexia and Maths Mastery across the world, including New Zealand, Australia and Dubai.  

Judy co-founded the Dyscalculia Association alongside Professor Steve Chinn in 2018. 

 

Publications  

Help! My Child Has Dyslexia (LDA), 2011. 

Dyscalculia Lesson Plans Books 1 and 2 (TTS) 2014 

Dyscalculia Pocketbooks (Teachers’ Pocketbooks) 2015 

Making Maths Visual and Tactile (SEN Books) 2016  

Understanding Maths Difficulties (OUP) 2017 

Can I tell you about Dyscalculia? (JKP) 2020 

Awesome Activities for Kids with Numeracy Difficulties (JKP) 2021 

Strategies for those who learn differently: GCSE Maths Publication-due late 2021 

2 hours

1 module
+1 extra resources

Non-accredited

Course:

Short course: Word problems and Bar Modelling 

£19.00 + VAT

This course looks at why children can find word problems challenging and offers effective strategies to support them. It also introduces the bar model as a strategy for solving word problems. 

Author: Judy Hornigold

Judy is an educational consultant specialising in Maths and learners with dyscalculia and dyslexia. Her teaching career started in primary schools before she moved into teaching children with special needs. Judy delivers key notes, workshops and training in Dyscalculia, Dyslexia and Maths Mastery across the world, including New Zealand, Australia and Dubai.  

Judy co-founded the Dyscalculia Association alongside Professor Steve Chinn in 2018. 

 

Publications  

Help! My Child Has Dyslexia (LDA), 2011. 

Dyscalculia Lesson Plans Books 1 and 2 (TTS) 2014 

Dyscalculia Pocketbooks (Teachers’ Pocketbooks) 2015 

Making Maths Visual and Tactile (SEN Books) 2016  

Understanding Maths Difficulties (OUP) 2017 

Can I tell you about Dyscalculia? (JKP) 2020 

Awesome Activities for Kids with Numeracy Difficulties (JKP) 2021 

Strategies for those who learn differently: GCSE Maths Publication-due late 2021 

2-3 hours

1 module
+1 extra resources

Non-accredited