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Riverston Training Academy

The Riverston Training Academy (RTA) has been established to deliver high quality training programmes to teaching staff, SENCOs, learning support assistants, parents and carers looking to develop and enhance their knowledge and skills in supporting children and young people with mild to moderate special educational needs.

A wide range of programmes have been designed and developed, including those recognised and accredited by institutions such as Anglia Ruskin University and ELKLAN.

These training courses are specifically designed to support teachers, healthcare professionals  and parents / carers working with children with additional learning needs as well as children with mild to moderate special educational needs.
 
The following courses are accredited by Anglia Ruskin University, and carry credit recognition at Masters level learning:

  • Speech, Language and Communication Needs in Children (60 credits)
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders and Social Communication (30 credits)
  • Specific Learning and Language Difficulties (30 credits)

A combination of the first and either of the other two courses (along with a mandatory Research module delivered by the University and a final assignment supervised by the Riverston Training Academy team) will enable students to achieve a Master’s degree in SEND.

 
Examples of other workshops, CPD and insets we have run for both schools and parents include:

  • Effective Strategies to Support Language and Communication for Under 5s
  • Effective Strategies to Support Language and Communication for 6-12 year olds
  • Working with children with communication needs –The role of the teacher within the classroom setting
  • Living with children with communication needs –The role of the family and home environment
  • Communication and Behaviour – Creating a positive communication environment
  • Augmenting communication – Interacting with children who are non – verbal communicators
  • Autism and communication – Communication and interaction with children who have autism
  • Specific Language Impairment (SLI)– Communication and learning in children who have SLI
  • Auditory Processing Disorders (APD)– Communication and interaction with children who have APD
  • Target setting – Developing SMART goals/outcomes in the educational/clinical setting
  • Working with students with specific learning difficulties – differentiation and inclusion
  • Making mainstream education accessible for pupils with specific learning difficulties
  • Behaviour Management Strategies
  • Sensory integration – an introduction to sensory responses
  • High Functioning Autism – an introduction
  • Developing an integrated and holistic learning programme

Personalised courses for CPD and INSET activities are available on request. Please contact us.