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Supporting children with Down Syndrome in an education setting

DS Achieve is pleased to offer a two-day training event for both professionals and parents/carers.  The course is for professionals working with children with Down Syndrome aged 4-16 years in both mainstream and special schools.  Parents/carers will find the content useful in supporting their child at home and when working alongside school staff.  The flyer can be found HERE.

The training will be delivered by Helen Long, SENCO and Specialist Advisory Teacher for children with Down Syndrome.

The course content assumes that delegates will have some prior knowledge and experience of working with children with Down Syndrome.  Refresher pre-reading will be supplied.

The style of the training will allow for detailed discussion of a small number of topics with opportunity for problem solving.  It is expected that delegates will attend both days and they will be able to ask for help and advice arising from implementing the learning from Day 1 during Day 2.

To book a place, please click HERE.


Day 1

When: Monday 14th January 2019, 10am—2:30pm (registration from 9:45am)

¨ Refresher on the specific learning profile

¨ Teaching reading and writing

¨ Accessing the curriculum


Day 2

When: Monday 18th March 2019, 10am—2:30pm (registration from 9:45am)

¨ Teaching mathematical skills

¨ Supporting positive social and learning behaviours

¨ Content of session 3 to be based on requests from delegates attending day 1


Where: Williams Hall, Stanborough Centre, 609 St Albans Road, Watford WD25 9JL

Cost: FREE to Watford residents and schools, all others £20

To book, please click HERE.