Information For Teachers

From time to time we run a series of training sessions for teachers and teaching assistants, please see our "Training" page for details on those sessions.

Additionally we also run TA forums and Inset Training sessions, for further details on those, see below.

Inset Training

We are pleased to offer the following training as INSET training for schools, pre-schools or nurseries. Although our training makes special reference to children with Down’s syndrome many of the difficulties covered will be common to other children with special educational needs. Training is delivered on site during the school day or as a twilight session. Electronic hand-outs/resources will be provided. Some of the sessions we can provide are:

  • Working Memory
  • Supporting Positive Behavious
  • Language for Thinking
  • Language and Communication
  • Co-ordination Difficulties
  • Curriculum Access and Differentiation
  • Colourful Semantics
  • Growing, Changing and Keeping Safe
  • An Introduction to Signing
  • An Introduction to Numicon

​For more details, click here or email


Key Stage 2 TA Forum

Thursday 26th October 2017 1.15pm – 2.45pm

Thursday 1st March 2018 1.15pm – 2.45pm

Thursday 7th June 2018 1.15pm – 2.45pm

Topics to be confirmed.


New Venue – Dorchester Primary School, Dorchester Road, Hull, HU7 6AH


Teaching Assistants supporting pupils with Down syndrome in Key Stage 2 are invited to attend our termly TA forum. The forum is FREE to attend.

This informal session aims to:

  • Give KS2 teaching assistants an opportunity to ask advice from our Specialist Teacher on the inclusion of a child with Down syndrome and how to differentiate the curriculum
  • Create a network for Teaching Assistants to share their knowledge with each other
  • Provide an opportunity for TA’s to share examples of resources, tools and apps they have found useful
  • Ensure we continue to share best practice teaching techniques throughout the primary school years
  • Give an opportunity to view books and information in our library of resources
  • Provide a mini-training session on topics such as reading, behaviour, numeracy, useful Apps, literacy, speech and language.

To Book: Please email or ring Louise on 01482 420160.


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Summer/Autumn Term Dates

Sept 8th 15th 22nd 29th
Oct 6th 13th 20th 27th

3rd November (Half Term) - NO GROUP

Nov 10th 17th 24th       
Dec 1st 8th 15th  

**Please let your group leader know if you are unable to attend a session:

Danielle: 07849 785221

Sam: 07984 166509

Jill: 07873 134958

Laura: 07545 379277

Heather: 07733 472143


Friday Visitors

We regularly have visitors to our Friday sessions, whether they be healthcare professionals, friends from the community or old faces returning to have a catch up with us. We are pleased to announce the following visitors in the coming weeks and months

Health Visitor

Vicky Ingram (Physiotherapist) Friday 29th September