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 training@downrightspecial.co.uk

Useful Apps

We often get asked about which Apps we recommend for children with Down syndrome, click here for a short list of the ones we use most regularly and are worth paying for. Most of the Apps listed are available on iOS and Android. Don’t forget to let us know if you come across anything new that you would recommend! 

Down Syndrome Awareness Week March 2022

Down Syndrome Awareness Week was 21st - 27th March 2022. Click here to find out more.

 

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Friday Sessions

We're delighted to announce that our Winter sessions will continue to be face to face. We have the following dates to share.

April

1st

8th

29th

Note Easter holidays cover 15th and 22nd so no sessions on those dates

May

6th

13th 20th

27th

June

10th

17th

24th

Note half term on the 3rd so no session on that date

July

1st 

8th 15th

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.