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Training and E-Learning

This section has been created to enable those working with Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities to develop their knowledge and expertise in SEND and to access SEND training opportunities.

National Training Opportunities and Professional Development for those working in SEND

National Association for Special Educational Needs (NASEN) -Training Opportunities

NASEN Continuing Professional Development and Learning (CPDL)

The most important in-school factors in improving outcomes are effective teaching, including from teaching assistants, teachers and early years practitioners, and strong leadership of SEND, from SENCOs, headteachers, nursery managers, governors and trustees.

Nasen’s menu of continuing professional development and learning provides all professionals with the opportunity to learn, develop and improve, whether you are new to the profession, have many years of experience, or are a leader in education.

Nasen produce a termly training calendar too.

Click on the link to visit NASEN’s professional development and training website.

Autism (including Pathological Demand Avoidance - known as PDA)

Autism Hampshire E-learning – This module is aimed at everyone coming into regular contact with people on the spectrum and their families and it takes approximately 1 hour to complete, consisting of information slides and videos of experts by experience sharing their real life experiences. A certificate is provided for satisfactory completion of the module. The E-Learning is in line with the new Autism Core Capabilities Framework produced by Health Education England. Developing Understanding and Implementing Practical Approaches (

National Autistic Society Training Opportunities – Training and conferences (

Free introduction to PDA webinar from the PDA society – New Introduction to PDA webinar – PDA Society 

All upcoming PDA society training – PDA Society training

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Specific Learning Difficulties (such as Dyslexia and Dyspraxia)

Down Syndrome

Social, Emotional and Mental Health - Including Anxiety

Communication and Interaction

Physical Needs and Disabilities

Co-production - working with Parents, Carers and Young People

Special Educational Needs Law and understanding SEND duties

The role of health practitioners in implementing the Children and Families Act

This e-learning series has been created to support health practitioners and Clinical Commissioner Group understand the duties set out in the Children and Families Act and the implications.

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Portsmouth Education Partnership

The PEP brings together all Portsmouth schools and partners to improve attainment and opportunities for all children and young people across the city.

Click here to visit Portsmouth Education Partnership


IPSEA offers independent legally based advice, support and training to help get the right education for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Click here to visit IPSEA
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Portsmouth Parent Voice

Helping parent carers of young people aged 0-25 with additional needs and disabilities to shape and improve local services

Click here to visit Portsmouth Parent Voice

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Contact the Portsmouth Send Local Offer to gain help, get more information or to leave feedback about the website.

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