Staff Training Resources

This page aims to provide resources to help teachers and teaching assistants improve their skills in supporting students with additional needs. If you have suggested links or resources for this page, please email them to

General Resouces

The Inclusion Development Programme (IDP)

Produced by the Department for Education, these rich multimedia resources cover the four areas below for secondary schools. They are aimed at TAs, NQTs and Teachers.

Advanced training materials for teaching pupils with SEND

These materials consist of 5 specialist modules and a resource library for teaching pupils with SEND in mainstream schools. They are designed to support teachers in mainstream schools who want to gain specialist skills for teaching pupils with:


Resources for Specific SEND areas

Resources are grouped under the four broad areas of special educational need as defined by the SEN Code of Practice June 2014 (sections 6.28 -. 6.35). These are:

1. Communication and interaction (C&I)

  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Asperger's Syndrome

2. Cognition and learning (C&L)

  • Dyslexia
  • Dyscalculia
  • Dyspraxia

3. Social, emotional and mental health difficulties (SEMH)

The MindEd website hosts free e-learning resources covering a range of mental health issues. Create a free account to save your progress and print certificates for units completed.

SEMH issues are more prevalent in Young Carers. Take this e-Learning Module for Young Carers Awareness

  • Anxiety / depression
  • Self-harm
  • Substance misuse
  • Eating disorders
  • Attention deficit disorder
  • Attention deficit hyperactive disorder
  • Attachment disorder

4. Sensory and/or physical needs (S&P)

  • Visual impairment
  • Hearing impairment
  • Multi-sensory impairment
  • Physical disability

Communication and interaction

Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Asperger's Syndrome

Cognition and learning




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