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Supporting Children in Kent with Special Educational Needs and Disability


Click here for TA training 26th January 2023

The Specialist Teaching and Learning Service are committed to early intervention and offer a range of support options which may include;

  • Information sharing and signposting
  • Whole setting/school systemic work
  • Capacity building and enskilling professionals
  • Targeted and specialist interventions

Information sharing and signposting

The STLS will provide specialist information on appropriate strategies for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities. 

Whole setting/school systemic work

It is expected that the educational settings will provide a graduated response to the children and young people’s needs.  STLS will provide support to settings and schools to employ specialist strategies to enable the child or young person to progress.  This may include strategies outlined in:

  • Mainstream Core Standards for All Learners
  • Best Practice Guidance for Early Years
  • Best Practice Guidance for Sensory Impairment in Special Schools

Capacity building and enskilling the children’s workforce

Capacity building and enskilling the children’s workforce will be focused on enabling staff to meet the needs of children and young people with SEND or deliver a specific intervention or strategy.  These may be bespoke activities for an individual setting or school additional to those continuing professional development opportunities offered as a district, area or county level.  Training will be planned in advance and will be evaluated to record impact on staff confidence and skill and the progress and attainment of children and young people. 

The training delivered by the STLS may include

  • Bespoke Training to a setting or school
  • STLS Core Training Offer 
  • Training for SENCO Forum and Early Years SENCO Forum
  • Training Events to meet the SEND needs of the Sevenoaks District
  • Training Events delivered across Kent to meet the needs of the PD workforce  
  • County training courses for HI and VI 
  • Sensory Link Forum for Special Schools
  • Regional Centre of Expertise courses for MSI/Deafblindness

Sevenoaks STLS training is available to book on-line via this website

Go to the individual training calendars to browse and select a course.  Payment must be made when booking and can be taken directly via WorldPay Credit or debit card.  Refunds are available up to 7 days prior to the course on receipt of cancellation via email.  Debit or credit cards will be refunded directly.