SEND Training

Information on training opportunities is published below. This section is updated on a regular basis so make sure you keep popping back to look for updates.

SEND training events calendar

SEND Training updates 

Hub training: 6th February 2018
Using touch and practical ideas for encouraging hand use / tactile exploration
Peterborough United Football Club
6th February 2018
(3:15-4pm and repeated
at 4-4:45pm) Booking form here
Hub training: 7th February 2018
Workstation activities for children of different ages
(Key Stages 1 - 2)
Welbourne Primary School
7th February 2018
Book your places through Karin Rudd:
Hub training - 8th February 2018
Supported Spelling Training
8th February 2018
Queen Katharine Academy
Book you places through Alex West -
Hub Training - 21 February
So you know there's a (speech and language problem)... what now?
21st February 2018
Southfields Primary School
Book you places through
Specialist training: 7 February 2018
Language modification for hearing impaired learners
7th February
Peterborough United Football Club
Hub opportunity - 9 February 2018
Autism Hub Open Morning
9th February
Nene Park Academy
Further details: Amy Mellor,
01733 368 300
Hub training: 27 February 2018
Strategies and resources for developing reading skills through multi-sensory approaches
27th February
Queen Katharine Academy
Further details: Alex West, alex.west@qka.eductation
Peterborough Portage Service Newsletter

The latest Peterborough Portage Service Newsletter has been published

Save the date

A SEND in Peterborough conference has been planned for 19 February 2018. Details to be confirmed

SEND in Peterborough - Autumn term 2017 edition

You can still download the Autumn term 2017 edition of the newsletter from the SEND resources page of the Local Offer

Safeguarding training in February 2018

View the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Safeguarding Children's and Adults Boards training in February 2018

Booking request for Specialist Teaching Training Courses

To book on a specialist teacher training course, please use this form

Places on courses will be confirmed by Inclusion Services via email. If you have any queries please contact  

Producing good quality health and social care advice for education, health and care (EHC) plans

The Council for Disabled Children have produced a document  - 'Securing good quality health advice for education, health and care (EHC) plans'.

The purpose of this document is to support local authorities, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and NHS trusts to set up processes that facilitate the provision of good health advice as part of an education, health and care (EHC) Needs Assessment.

It features a Frequently Asked Questions section based on the queries and challenges raised by health professionals in local areas. It does not provide any advice about clinical issues.

They have also written the document  'Securing good quality social care advice for EHC plans'. The purpose of this document is to support local authorities to set up processes that facilitate getting good social care advice. 

SEND Gateway

The SEND Gateway provides an opportunity for the education workforce to develop new skills and understanding of SEND reforms. Staff can access resources and training materials from the UK's leading voluntary community sector (VCS) organisations supporting children and young people with SEN.

The send gateway is an online portal offering education professionals free, easy access to high quality information, resources and training for meeting the needs of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Focus on SEND training for educational practitioners working across Early Years, Primary, Secondary and Post 16

Focus on SEND training is a free course aiming to help teachers and educational practitioners working across the 0 – 25 years age range to develop high quality practice in order to better meet the needs of their learners with SEND. It is based on the evidence of what constitutes good continuing professional development (CPD) and so takes a practice- led, enquiry-based and collaborative approach.

The modules explore:

  • high quality practice and what this means for SEND;
  • the participation and engagement both of children or young people and of their parents and families;
  • identifying needs and the role of assessment;
  • the process for arriving at meaningful outcomes;
  • meeting needs and how the cycle of assess, plan, do, review can be used to best effect.

Focus on SEND training offers both online content and opportunities to carry out practical activities in your own setting.  Although it won’t make you an expert in SEND, it will help you to recognise your own skills and experience and use them to begin to unpick the needs of learners.