CPD Courses & INSET Days for Special Schools

Our range of high-impact CPD training courses for special schools span subjects such as reading, maths, PSHE, SMSC and leadership. All of our courses are tailored towards the needs of special schools, based on our breadth of experiences in this very diverse field of education.  They are packed with best-practice activities and approaches that you can immediately apply in your school or classroom. We constantly receive outstanding feedback, with over 95% of teachers and school leaders rating our courses as "Excellent".

Many courses are also available as an INSET day, tailored to your specific requirements. Click here to download our latest brochure.

Your School and the New Ofsted Inspection Framework

This course explores what the new Ofsted inspection framework might mean for your special school and for your curriculum?

£299 + VAT

Creating a Broad and Balanced Curriculum

This exciting CPD course will support special school leaders in designing and implementing a coherent, rich and varied curriculum that will benefit pupils of all ages.


Raising Attainment in Reading

Discover fun, simple, effective strategies and tips to support how children with complex needs develop early word reading and comprehension skills in this engaging, practical CPD course. Explore how you can support pupils in developing a love of reading and how they can build successful reading strategies.

£265 + VAT

Inspired To Lead: National Leadership Programme

The Inspired to Lead National Leadership Programme aims to create leaders at every level and is suitable for all senior and middle leaders and those aspiring to leadership positions.

£598 + VAT

Mastery in Leadership

Mastery in Leadership is a one-day CPD course for special school leaders that focuses on the qualities of successful leadership. This cutting edge course draws on the latest thinking to inspire school leaders towards developing outstanding special schools through reflective and visionary leadership.

£299 + VAT

Raising Attainment in Writing

Raise standards in writing, help children with complex needs generate creative ideas and broaden their vocabulary - with fun, practical and achievable methods that can be implemented straight away.

£265 + VAT

Improving Wellbeing for Pupils and Teachers

For a long time, a key area of development for our pupils with complex needs has been to build resilience. How can we ensure people build resilience? Through ensuring they know how to monitor, manage and improve their wellbeing.


Raising Attainment in Spelling

Discover a range of strategies, activities and games to build children’s confidence in spelling and help them be more adventurous with their vocabulary.

£265 + VAT

Developing Outstanding Subject and Middle Leaders

This informative and practical course will help you to understand, and make progress in, your role as a subject leader or middle leader.

£299 + VAT

Raising Attainment in Maths

By attending this inspiring maths CPD course, you will learn how to provide context to learning situations to develop children's mathematical language, procedural fluency and conceptual understanding.

£265 + VAT

Storytelling in Maths

Storytelling in Maths recognises that many pupils with complex needs struggle to effectively use vocabulary and language structures to explain and reason. This exciting, practical course will help you embed effective strategies for mathematical language acquisition to improve outcomes in maths as part of your daily teaching.

£265 + VAT

Cognitive Development in Practice: Creating Thinking Schools

This course provides real-world, practical ideas to help support schools in developing their ‘thinking learners’, giving ownership of that learning process back to the children, to improve outcomes from Early Years through to Year 6.


Coaching for School Leaders

As a school leader, you know that the value of coaching within your special school cannot be overstated. Discover the full power of successful, effective coaching with this inspirational course.

£299 + VAT

Effective Performance Management for School Leaders

Discover how to manage the performance of your staff in a positive way that will support the improvement of their day-to-day performance.

£299 + VAT

School Development Planning

Bring your School Development Plan along to this practical, informative workshop. We'll explore how to ensure that your SDP helps to drive school improvement and financial management on a day-to-day basis. You will leave this course with a strong understand of what makes an effective plan.

£299 + VAT

Complex Needs and Communication: The Behaviour Question


Increasing numbers of teachers at special needs schools are starting to question pupil behaviour. Is it disruptive? Is it due to medical diagnoses? Or, as we outline in this course, is it more to do with a need to communicate personal needs and thoughts?


Creating a Curriculum of Wonder: Irresistible Learning in Special Schools


How do you maintain academic rigour, high expectations, pupil engagement AND meet the wider requirements of children with complex needs?  This interactive course will take you through the stages of curriculum design, all with a special needs focus.


Leading in a Complex Setting: Teaching in a Special School


Classroom teaching in mainstream settings is usually a one-person show, or if you’re fortunate you may also have a TA.  Teaching in a special school (or provision within mainstream) often means you have a team of three or more other adults to lead.






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