School Improvement & Development Conference 2023: Book your early-bird place

Wellbeing in Special Schools: Helping Adults Deal with Challenge

Working in a special school, or provision within mainstream, often brings greater – and certainly more diverse – day to day experiences than you might expect.  Extreme behaviours, personal care & support, a wider range of adults and children to interact with, as well as emotional highs and lows of dealing with pupils who have complex needs. This short course considers the importance of wellbeing in a special education needs setting.

  • Personal reflectiveness and self-regulation
  • Activities for wellness of the mind and body
  • Speaking up – it’s ok to not be ok
1 hour
£99 + VAT
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About this course

At every special school, the needs of children are varied, complex and individualised.  This can lead to an environment where the emotional, physical and mental impact on adults can be both unexpected and extreme.  Through our experiences with a wide range of special schools – and special provisions within mainstream schools – we know that our approaches can support adults in maintaining good emotional health, without compromising on standards for pupils.

This course shares several of our favourite approaches for developing wellbeing for all adults in a special needs setting.  We explore:

  • Good communication to ensure support – and being supported
  • Practical activities for daily life to help regulate and manage emotions
  • Wellbeing as a team and an individual – lifting each other, collaborating to success
  • Maintaining sustainable good working practices – at every level of your school.



This course is appropriate for special schools.

  • Special School Senior, Middle and Subject Leaders
  • Special School Class teachers and TAs
  • All age ranges


If there are no livestream dates currently planned, please contact us on 01206 625 626 or email us at and we will work with you to find a suitable date.

How to access this course

This course is easy-to-access in any of the below formats...

  • Face-to-face at COVID-secure venues across England on the dates below. Please click here to see our COVID-19 update.
  • Via livestream on the dates below - accessible from home, from your school, or anywhere with an interconnected device.
  • School-wide license, for every member of staff in your school to watch for a period of 30 days. Please contact us to purchase your school-wide license for this course.
  • An INSET or after-school twilight at your school, tailored to your requirements. Contact us for your personalised quote.

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This course as an INSET Day

Our in-service training provides exciting and dynamic ways to inspire, challenge and develop your staff, whether they are Teaching Assistants, Teachers or Senior Leadership.

Your first point of contact would be with our Head Office team, who will identify your needs and priorities and ensure that the accompanying training materials we provide are of the very best quality.

Like to run this INSET DAY in your school?

Send us an enquiry and we will get in touch to talk about your school's requirements.

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