Training & Consultancy

EQUALS can offer in-house training in a number of areas of expertise. Our trainers have spent many years in the field of special needs education and have wide experience and knowledge in a number of key areas:

  • All areas relating to PMLD, SLD, and ASD including curriculum development.
  • Drama for SLD children, teenagers or adults.
  • Music for EYF.
  • Sensory Storytelling and drama for PMLD.
  • Music for young people with SEN.
  • Drama.
  • English literature, particularly poetry and plays.
  • Motor Planning Training

Trainers:  Kathryn Crosby, Peter Imray or Rachel Gardner

  • Positive behaviour support and behaviour for learning with vulnerable and challenging young people.
  • Challenging Behaviour

Trainers:  Dr John Cornwall or Peter Imray

Therapeutic and Holistic Approaches
  • Therapeutic education practices and emotional needs in school.
  • Music4Wellbeing – psychology and practice for all comers
  • Massage for SEN (Story Massage, Massage in Schools Programme and Baby Massage).
  • Teaching with a holistic approach.
  • Stress Management

Trainers:  Dr John Cornwall, Kathryn Crosby or Rachel Gardner.

Larri Annis and Susie Ekins – Stress Management


ICT and Communication
  • Primary Computing
  • Sensory Music for communication with SLD, PMLD and ASD students.
  • iPad apps and tablets to support communication and learning.
  • Assistive Technologies for SEN/D
  • Specialist software for PC’s including First Keys, Symwriter, Communicate in Print, Communicate Ideas, Clicker 7, Grid 2, Read and Write Gold.
  • Using creativity to enable and enhance communication and expression.
  • Augmentative And Alternative Communication.
  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS).
  • Use of digital media
  • Online learning

Trainers:  Marion Stanton or Kathryn Crosby.

  • Organisational change, leadership, teamwork and human relations (including stress management).
  • Ofsted framework
  • Curriculum Management.
  • Head Teacher Performance Management.
  • Stress Management

Trainers:  Dr John Cornwall,  Larri Annis,  Susie Ekins or David Muir

  • Assessing Pupil Progress and Target Setting.

Trainers:  Peter Imray

Disability Awareness
  • Profound, severe and complex learning difficulties, including cognitive and physical disabilities.
  • Deaf education

Trainers:  Pamela Gudgin,  Peter Imray or David Muir

Current Initiatives
  • Publications (SEN and Mainstream)

Trainers:  Pamela Gudgin

Sherborne Developmental Movement
  • Training in Sherborne Developmental Movement
  • Application of SDM in Autism, PMLD, mainstream, MLD etc.

Trainers: From various International Course Leaders – Sherborne Association UK.

As soon as we receive a completed registration form, we will contact a trainer that meets your specific needs.

Cost for 1 day’s training: £500 + (and expenses of trainer). Fee is negotiable.

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We have thousands of satisfied members since we began in 1994

Online CPD Sessions

“Love these courses, it is like having a university lecture/tutorial”

“I love listening to the evidence based information”

“All the information was presented simply and efficiently. It was interesting and the time passed very quickly. An excellent training session”

Rodney House School – Manchester

We feel the online training delivered by EQUALS have been WONDERFUL.  The relevance and depth of the sessions has been fantastic, Peter is a very knowledgeable man. Having training delivered online has enabled all our teachers to attend and have discussions after the event rather than one teacher attending and disseminating which can water down the content.
Thank you so much and keep them coming!

Peter Imray

“Lets focus on things that matter”.

“For those with a profound learning difficulty (PMLD), learning is best done when the learner is placed in the centre of the curriculum”.

Priory Woods School – Middlesbrough

“The Semi-formal Curriculum meets the needs of our special children and we feel more able to promote what the children need rather than being constrained by subject areas”.

“Freedom to be creative and concentrate on individual needs with a focus on independence”.

Pedagogy, Curriculum and Assessment of Pupil Progress for Children and Young People with SLD and PMLD

“Great delivery – motivational speaker, thank you’
“A fantastic workshop with many learning and thinking points!’
“Excellent informative course”
“Information about different kinds of assessment models”
“Thought provoking ideas on SLD curriculum”
“Analysing what we teach and why?”