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Understanding and Supporting Pupils on the Autistic Spectrum

Event Code
Exeter Consortium and TSA
Online Delivery, Online Delivery
Event Tutors
Various Speakers
Admin Contact
Target Audiences
Assistant Heads, Attendance Officers/Leads, Chairs of Governors, Clerks to the Governors, Deputy Heads, Designated Safeguarding Leads, Early Years Practitioners, Governors, Headteachers/Principals, Leaders/Managers, Meal Time Assistants (MTAs), Middle Leaders, NQT Induction Tutors/Mentors, NQTs, Pastoral staff, Recently Qualified Teachers (RQTs), School Administrators, School Business Managers, SENDCOs, Senior Leaders, Subject Leaders, Teachers, Teaching Assistants, THRIVE Practitioners, Trustees, Unqualified Teachers (UQTs)
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Event Types
Training Course
Event categories
Teaching and Learning / External Training
Event description
This programme takes place over four online sessions throughout the spring and summer term 2021.

Session 1 & 2 Overview

"Understanding the Autistic Spectrum" will look at the areas of social communication and interaction difficulties, rigidity of thinking, sensory needs and resulting anxiety.

Session 1 - Tuesday 2nd March, 1pm - 3pm

Session 2 - Tuesday 16th March, 1pm - 3pm

Session 3 & 4 Overview

"Supporting Pupils on the Spectrum" follows on from this and we look at the needs of and resources for supporting a young person in an education setting. We discuss the physical and social barriers to learning in considering the sensory and social difficulties. We look at common areas of difficulties and strategies to support. This has been a well received course for school staff to problem solve and discuss common issues in both primary and secondary education. Typical subjects have included appropriateness or behaviors, over dependency, sensory issues which overwhelm.

Session 3 - Tuesday 4th May, 1pm - 2.30pm

Session 4 - Tuesday 18th May, 1pm - 2.30pm

About the Trainer

Lisa McCullagh from South West Autism has over 20 years experience in the field of Autism and is a parent to a young person diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome. Lisa has a BA Honours degree 1st Class in Childhood and Youth Studies (Open University) and a Post Graduate Diploma and Certificate in Autism from the University of Birmingham. Lisa has worked with young people on the spectrum in a variety of settings including education, social care and the local community. She provides training and advisory services to a range of professionals for the education and care sector.

Eligibility: Suitable for staff in Primary and Secondary Schools.

Cost: £65 per person for Teaching Schools South West member schools.

Please note: The programme will run online, via Zoom.
Training objectives
Learning outcomes
Additional Information
Start Date
Tuesday 2 March 2021
End Date
Tuesday 18 May 2021
Closing Date
Monday 1 March 2021
13:00 - 15:00
Maximum Places
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