Autism Module

SEND Training modules supporting pupils on the autistic spectrum and with sensory processing issues

Suitable for all teaching and support staff


For ease of booking please use the above code. Participants will automatically be booked on all sessions.

Cost: Free to BEST Trust members otherwise £300 for full course

Target Group: SENCOs, SSAs, Teachers, Mental Health Leads , EYFS, KS1, 2

Course leaders: Catherine Jackson is a teacher and has worked with children with ASD and complex behaviours for many years. Her plethora of knowledge will help you to answer many questions you may have.

Katy Neild is a teacher and has worked with ASD and challenging behaviour for many years. She also has extensive knowledge of engaging complex learners, including sensory processing difficulties.

Course information

SESSION 1: Understanding Autism

Autism is a complex neurobehavioral condition that includes impairments in social interaction and developmental language and communication skills combined with rigid, repetitive behaviours. Because of the range of symptoms, this condition is now called autism spectrum disorder (ASD) Find out how this effects everyday learning and how we can help in the classroom.

SESSION 2: Creating an Autism Friendly Classroom

Course information

Moving on from understanding autism module, this aims to help you in the classroom with some techniques and strategies including the TEACCH principles.

SESSION 3: Transferring good practice to mainstream classrooms to support autism.

Course information

We will look at how to translate the learning from sessions 1 and 2 into a busy mainstream classroom.

Date: TBC with participants.

Venue: Unsworth CP

Course leader: Emma Lloyd, SENCO, Unsworth CP

Emma will share her expertise in creating workstations in busy mainstream classrooms. Participants will be shown planning and record keeping as well as having the opportunity to visit classrooms

SESSION 4: The Disengaged Learner

Course leaders: Steph is an experienced SEN teacher working with children with autism, SLD and challenging behaviour. She works closely with social workers and speech therapy in delivering effective classroom techniques.

Sarah is an HLTA working with challenging behaviour and hard to reach children. She manages pupil premium children working on specific programmes throughout school.

Course information

In this module you will be learning about and putting into practice techniques such as attention autism. You will gain an understanding why it is important to engage with learners and how to do this with groups of children.

*Participants have to attend all four sessions. There will be activities or tasks between sessions for participants to try out in their own settings.

*Participants must attend all sessions.

Reference SN03SP20 – Session 1
Date Monday 3rd February 2020
Time 1.30pm to 3.30pm
Location St John’s CE training room
Reference SN03SP20 – Session 2
Date Thursday 13th February 2020
Time 1.30pm to 3.30pm
Location Millwood School
Reference SN03SP20 – Session 3
Date TBC
Time 1.30pm to 3.30pm
Location Unsworth CP School
Reference SN03SP20 – Session 4
Date Tuesday 10th March 2020
Time 1.30pm to 3.30pm
Location Millwood School