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.


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 2020

Down Syndrome Awareness Week was 16th - 22nd March 2020. Click here to find out more.


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Friday Sessions

During the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, our Groups are now a mixture of online and Face to Face sessions. Contact us for more details.

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

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.