Free CPD For Schools

SENDcast Podcast Support: 

The SENDcast

This is a large podcast library for Special Educational Needs and online CPD training sessions for schools and parents.  Click Here


YoungMinds | West Northamptonshire Council

We all have mental health, just like we all have physical health. It’s about how we think, feel and act. Sometimes we feel well, and sometimes we don’t. When our mental health is good, we feel motivated and able to take on challenges and new experiences. But when our mental health is not so good, we can find it much harder to cope. Click Here

Podcast Supporting SEN in mainstream settings – (1hr 11mins)

Lorraine Petersen discusses helping teachers and SENCOs, ensuring they are meeting their legal requirement for pupils on SEN Support.  Lots of tips on reasonable adjustments.

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Team Teach  have created a free online resource, focusing on ‘Re-Calibrating the Classroom’. Our guided video session discusses the effects this period will have on behaviours, and offers teachers and support staff:-Time to pause and think about what the pupils may have experienced during this time-Thoughts on how children and young people respond and behave as a result-Practical thinking steps around how to deal with some of the challenges faced-A structured approach to how to respond and support students-How to build a trust led classroom Simply Click Here and fill in your details to gain access to our free ‘Re-Calibrating the Classroom’ resource.

Early Trauma Online Learning

ACEs – Introduction to Adverse Childhood Experiences 

Duration: Approximately 50 minutes  (Free )Who is this course for? Practitioners, professionals and volunteers who work with children, young people and their families. How do I access the course? You can access the course by clicking the link on the right hand side. You can use the course on a PC, or mobile device.Will I get a certificate? Yes, you can download your certificate if you answer 90% of the ‘Knowledge Check’ questions correctly. Click Here  to access the training. 

Youtube clip – How to support Panic Attacks – Pooky Knightsmith Mental Health – (6 mins 21 secs)

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Anxiety -Top phrases for calming anxious children – (9mins)

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