Available Courses

We are constantly looking at new techniques and approaches in our lessons and general understanding of Down Syndrome. Below you will find some courses that we've come across.


Key Stage 2 T.A. Forum

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. The following dates are announced...

  • Thursday 1st March 2018 1.15pm - 2.45pm (Working Memory)
  • Thursday 7th June 2018 1.15pm - 2.45pm

For more details, including how to book click here.


Toilet Training for Children with Down Syndrome (all ages)

Do you need help toilet training your child with Down syndrome? Whether it be a young child just starting or an older child who still needs to develop skills towards independent toileting you are welcome to attend.  The session will cover how the bladder develops, skills needed to use the toilet, tips on toilet training, constipation, day and night time wetting.

  • Wednesday 10th June 9.30am to 12.30pm 

Training venue - Centre 88, Saner St, Hull HU3 2TR​

For more details, including how to book click here.


An Introduction to working with children who have Down Syndrome

Delivered by Downright Special staff, this training will cover key facts about the multifaceted nature of Down Syndrome and an in-depth exploration of the learning profile for Down Syndrome and its implications for classroom practice. 

We would recommend that teachers and teaching assistants attend the course together as the day covers issues of both classroom and one to one practice. SENCOs are also invited to attend. It will consider:

  • Educating children with Down Syndrome can present us with unfamiliar challenges.
  • How exactly do we provide the right type of curriculum with appropriate levels of expectation?
  • What does good practice look like? What are the keys to unlocking a child’s learning potential?

The following dates are announced,

  • Thursday 27th September 2018 9.30am - 12.30pm (aimed at Primary Schools)
  • Wednesday 3rd October 2018 9.30am - 12.30pm (Aimed at Early Years and Primary Schools)

Training venue - Centre 88, Saner St, Hull HU3 2TR​

For more details, including how to book click here.


Supporting the speech, language and needs of children who have Down Syndrome

Delivered by the Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust Speech and Language Therapists, the following sessions are suitable for all staff including teachers, teaching assistants and SENCOs.

  • Thursday 18th October 9.30am to 12.00pm (Early Years)
  • Thursday 18th October 1.00pm to 3.00pm (Priimary Schools) 

The early years session will look at implementing See and Learn and supporting speech development. The primary school session will look at speech, language and communication demands in the classroom and the curriculum in FS2, KS1 and KS2

Training venue - Centre 88, Saner St, Hull HU3 2TR​

For more details, including how to book click here.


School Assemblies: Introduction to Down Syndrome for Primary Schools and Introduction to Down Syndrome for Secondary Schools

Our school assembly talks cover what Down syndrome is and what it means to have Down syndrome with time for questions and answers. We usually allow 20-30 minutes but the talk can be tailored to suit. 

Cost: Free ( but we don’t receive any funding from statutory agencies and rely on charitable donations so we would be grateful if you think of us when you do any fundraising activities!)

To find our more or to book email office@downrightspecial.co.uk or call us on 01482 420160


Free Clicker Apps Training Webinars

Crick Software (the company behind Clicker) run regular free webinars on using Clicker Apps (Clicker Sentences, Clicker Books, Clicker Docs and Clicker Connect).  

Look on the website for more information



Down’s Syndrome Association

See website for details of training offered by the DSA for parents and professionals:



Down Syndrome Education International

DSE offer online training courses for parents and professionals on language development for children with Down syndrome, and how to use the ‘See and Learn’ programmes to teach reading and language skills, early sound discrimination and speech production skills.  Please see their website for details of upcoming events:


From Twitter

Down Syndrome Awareness Week March 2018

Down Syndrome Awareness Week is 19th-25th March 2018.  Find out about our celebrations and how you can get involved by having a look here.

Spring Term Dates

Mar 23rd      
Apr 13th 20th 27th  
May 4th 11th 18th 25th

1st June (Half Term) - NO GROUP

Jun 8th 15th 22nd 29th
Jul 6th 13th    

Can't attend a session?

Please let us know if you cannot attend a session - either contact your group leader direct, or contact the office on 01482 420160 or office@downrightspecial.co.uk 

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. Stay tuned for information of up and coming visitors