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Specialist Inclusion Support Service (SISS) Training


Welcome to the Specialist Inclusion Support Service’s training information for 2019-2020. In 2018-19 we have been supporting schools and settings in Solihull to develop staff knowledge and expertise in a range of SEND, through providing a variety of staff training and professional development opportunities. This year we have been focusing on Speech Language and Communication, with several schools taking part in an ELKLAN pilot project so that they can become Communication Friendly schools, with their own accredited Lead Practitioner. The impact of the training and the hard work of all involved has been fantastic. The ‘Working Together to Develop children’s communication and Language Skills’ course, run jointly with the Speech and Language Therapy Service, has once again been a huge success, with real impact on outcomes for schools, children and families. This is in addition to supporting AET (Autism Education Trust) Leads and MHFA (Mental Health First Aid) practitioners to embed good practice in their schools and settings to ensure the needs of children and young people with autism and mental health needs are met.

Training to support children and young people with SEMH needs continues to be an area of demand and has been highly rated by delegates The Relationship Based Play Approach training has had very positive feedback and will be offered again this year, in addition to a new central training course, to support parents and carers of children with SEMH needs. The SENCo training course offered to new SENCo’s or SENCo’s new to Solihull continues to receive excellent reviews. We have expanded on this offer for next year, with our new Teaching Assistant Toolbox course, I know many schools will want to do this as school based training, which is also available as part of our bespoke offer.

In addition, our range of tailored ‘in house’ professional development opportunities has once again proved very popular. This continued professional development can be delivered to individual schools, organisations or groups of schools, such as collaboratives. We can devise a package with you, based around your key priorities for development. This could be for a whole or part of a training day, or a series of sessions.

Please contact the Training Administrator on 0121 704 6690 or email, we will be happy to respond to any of your queries or to discuss any of your training and development needs.

All of us at SISS look forward to working with you again in the forthcoming year.
Paula Thompson, Team Manager SISS.

How do I book a place on a training course?

Please complete the following online form to book onto a course - Course Booking Form.

Autumn Term 2019 Training Dates

Spring Term 2020 Training Dates

Summer Term 2020 Training Dates

Autism Education Trust (AET) - Good Autism Practice (Tier 2)

Training for New SENCOs and SENCOs new to Solihull

Developing a Growth Mind Set in the Primary Classroom

Supporting Children and Young People with Relationship Based Play Approach

Attachment Difficulties in the Classroom

Autism Education Trust (AET) - Extending and Enhancing Good Autism Practice

Youth Mental Health First Aid in Schools

Autism Education Trust (AET) - Complex Needs and Participation Module

Exam Access Arrangements

Supporting the Pupil with dyslexia in the Classroom

Autism Education Trust (AET) - Leading Good Autism Practice (Tier 3)

Working Together to Develop Children's Communication and Language Skills - a Bespoke School Package

Working Together to Develop Children's Communication and Language Skills

Sensory and Physical Impairments Focus Day

Working with Parents and Carers

TA Toolbox

"In House" Training, We'll Come to You!

As well as our borough wide training, SISS also provides bespoke training specifically designed with you to meet your particular professional development needs.

You will be offered a prelimary planning meeting in addition to the training session.

When considering bespoke training you may wish to work with other individual schools, your cluster groups, collaboratives or other organisations and agencies. Courses can be delivered at a time and place that is convenient to you.

Any of our central training courses can be provided as 'In House' or collaborative training.

Please contact the Training Administrator on 0121 704 6690 or Email for further details or a price quotation.

The cost of a training sessions includes resources, planning and delivery of training. Please see below table of prices.

Schools and settings need to make their own arrangements for a venue and refeshments.

The Autism Education Trust (AET) Training Framework in Solihull 2019/20