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Short Courses & Talks

Whitefield offers a wide range of short courses for educational professionals who would like to deepen and broaden their knowledge of special educational needs.

All courses are taught by acknowledged experts with real-world experience and offer focused, accessible, practical information based on the latest research and best practice. Some courses are also accredited, offering certification. 

To secure your place on all Whitefield-run courses, please contact Louise Langsworthy


ComFor Training 

8 March 2019 -  9.30am to 5.00pm

Organised by The Garden school London, N16. 

ComFor can help to determine how to set up communicative interventions, in particular how to tune augmentative communication to the individual needs. 

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Attention Autism Two Day Course 

14th & 15th March 2019 - 9.30am - 4.00pm

Cost: £300 which covers both days inc. lunch and refreshments

This 2 day course equips attendees with the skills to set up and run the 4 Stage Attention Autism programme. The training focuses on the practical aspects of intervention, working in a team and offering an irresistible invitation to learn. The Attention Autism programme targets the teaching of attention, communication and social interaction skills. Training is run applying the principles of the attention autism programme throughout each day. There are demonstrations of the techniques in action, films, practical hands-on experience for participants and ideas for activities. The intention is to share the practical skills needed for participants to feel confident in setting up and running the intervention immediately.

The workshops are run for groups of 25 people (with a maximum of 30 attendees), this is to ensure that the practical aspects of the workshop can be run in small groups making coaching and feedback effective.

To book: please contact Louise Langsworthy -

Using the SCERTS framework to guide priorities for children with ASD 

Monday, 13 May 2019 at 08:30 to Wednesday, 15 May 2019 at 16:00 (BST)

Organised by The Garden school London, N16. 

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Gary Wilson Expert Event 

22nd March 2019 - 9.30am - 3.30pm


About Gary Wilson
As a teacher for over 27 years, Gary Wilson has led award winning campaigns, written several books and delivered training in hundreds of schools on the issue of raising boys’ achievement.
Gary is a freelance consultant who talks about tracing underachievement from pre-school to 16, and what we can do to prevent it. He explains how to interact with boys to optimise learning and overcoming barriers to achievement.

Event Agenda

Session 1: Achievement: Setting the Context

Session 2: Breaking Through the Barriers to Boys' Achievement in Literacy

Session 3: Effective Strategies for Breaking Through Other Barriers to Boys' Achievement

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Makaton Foundation workshop 

25 March 9.00am to 26 March at 4.00pm

Organised by The Garden school London, N16. 

This is an opportunity to learn signs and symbols of the Makaton language programme (stages 1–4) in order to support pupils with communication difficulties to access learning and social interaction at school.

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Andrew Jeffrey Expert Event

17th May 2019 - 9.30am - 3.30pm


About Andrew Jeffrey

During a 30 year career Andrew has been a teacher, school leader, inspector, author and consultant. His passion is studying why some children find mathematics so hard to grasp. Andrew has worked with schools and speaks at conferences both nationally and internationally about helping children understand and enjoy mathematics. He is also a magician and loves using magic tricks with mathematical secrets to inspire children and teachers!

Event Agenda

Session 1: Numicon and Cuisenaire: With an emphasis on problem solving

Session 2: Straws: How to make place value and calculation literally 'child's play'!

Session 3: Multilink – It’s Multi-Purpose!: Shape, area, division and sequences

Session 4: Playing Cards: Versatile and ace at supporting fluency

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