Training

Stepping Stones DS offers a range of subsidised training courses for parents and professionals

Our courses aim to support those who work with children with Down Syndrome as well as parents and families. We try to promote a team approach to education and often see parents and professionals attending training alongside one another.

Training and Development

Stepping Stones organises a range of training workshops that help to open doors for our children and young people. We view this training as an investment in their future through sharing knowledge, information and support. Our workshops are open to families, schools, medical professionals and anyone with a desire to learn more about Down syndrome. We are lucky to work with some of the world’s leading speakers and trainers and we heavily subsidise the training workshops to make them accessible to all.

How to Book

Places can be booked by emailing training@steppingstonesds.co.uk  Please let us know the course titles, how many places you would like to book, your contact details and how you would like to pay. Payment can be made on the day, via BACS or we can issue an invoice. If an invoice is required, please do let us know.

Venue: Training sessions will take place in Fleet, however the exact venue depends on the number of delegates attending and will be confirmed nearer the time.

Cost: All of the below courses are charged at £15 per member and £25 per non-member. This is with the exception of the 2 part sessions on 5th & 6th November – these will be charged at £10 (member)/£15 (non-member) for a half day and £15 (member)/£25 (non-member) for a full day

Please note – we provide tea/coffee but do not provide lunch so packed lunches will be required.

Upcoming Training

Date Time Topic Provider
3rd October 2018 09:30-14:30 Differentiation and assessment for children with Down syndrome (Junior & Senior) Delivered by Becky Baxter of LETS Go!
11th October 2018 09:30-14:30 Down Syndrome & Autism Spectrum Disorder (Dual Diagnosis) Part 2 Delivered by Leela Baksi of Symbol UK
5th November 2018 09:30-12:00 Getting the most from your iPad & special iApps: Early Years & KS1 Delivered by Amanda Glennon of IT (Inclusive Teaching) Matters
5th November 2018 12:30-15:00 An Introduction to Numicon: Early Years & KS1 Delivered by Amanda Glennon of IT (Inclusive Teaching) Matters
6th November 2018 09:30-12:00 Getting the most from your iPad & special iApps: KS2 & Beyond Delivered by Amanda Glennon of IT (Inclusive Teaching) Matters
6th November 2018 12:30-15:00 An Introduction to Numicon: KS2 & Beyond Delivered by Amanda Glennon of IT (Inclusive Teaching) Matters
14th November 2018 09:30-14:30 Developing Literacy Skills For Pupils With Down Syndrome Delivered by Lucy Clarke &/or Julie Knight of Inclusively Down
13th February 2019 09:30-14:30 Promoting the development of pre-school children with Down syndrome (Birth to school age) Delivered by Becky Baxter of LETS Go!
27th February 2019 09:30-14:30 Developing Numeracy Skills For Pupils With Down Syndrome Delivered by Lucy Clarke &/or Julie Knight of Inclusively Down
1st May 2019 09:30-14:30 Speech, Language and Communication (Primary and Secondary) Delivered by Becky Baxter of LETS Go!
9th May 2019 09:30-14:30 Sexuality & Relationships – KS2 and beyond Delivered by Vik Ralfs
26th June 2019 09:30-14:30 School Starters – An Introduction to Down Syndrome Delivered by Becky Baxter of LETS Go!

Course Overviews

We are delighted to share with you our Training Programme for this academic year.  The full training brochure bellow is for your reference, it details the course topics, dates and an overview for each of the trainers.  We have a range of topics available and hope that there is something of interest for everyone.

You can sign up to our Training Distribution List here

Booking Details and FAQs

Who can come?

All courses are open to families, schools, medical professionals and anyone with a desire to learn more about Down syndrome.

Can I bring my child?

Unfortunately we are not able to accommodate children at our training courses.

How do we book?

Bookings should be sent to training@steppingstonesds.co.uk and payment can be made on the day or invoices can be issued. Please note that Stepping Stones DS is run by volunteers so we will respond to emails as soon as we can.