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The Path to Success: Complex Needs and Engagement - CPD Webinar

Children with complex needs start school with vary varied levels of oracy, numeracy and communication; and our focus on the written form for evidence can sometimes divert our attention from how we achieve engagement and progress. This online training shares our Path to Success – and how it can have a positive impact on learning at your special school.

  • The Path to Success; engaging investigative fun
  • The importance of flexibility in delivery
  • Personalised engagement – irresistible learning
1 hour
School-wide licence: £120+VAT
Accessible Until
30 days after broadcast

About this Webinar

At every special school, the needs of children are varied, complex and individualised.  This can lead to an environment where nurture and care can supplant academic rigour.  Through our experiences with a wide range of special schools – and special provisions within mainstream schools – we know that our Path to Success can bring the nurturing and the academic together in ways that support learning whilst ensuring pupils are engaged and supported – regardless of need.

This 1 hour webinar shares several of our favourite approaches for developing and delivering personalised, irresistible learning in a wide range of environments.

  • elaborative dialogue, tentative talk, sustained shared thinking and other forms of communication
  • active listening to encourage children to talk, including intensive interactions
  • planning your talk to match the learning objective, as well as personalised targets for life
  • evidencing through a wide range of sources and routes.


  • Special School senior leaders
  • Special school subject & middle leaders
  • Special school class teachers and TAs
  • All age ranges

About Online Training

By purchasing this school-wide webinar licence:

  • Every teacher in your school can log in independently from home or wherever they are.
  • The training is live-streamed, meaning all of your teachers can pause and rewind to review sections.
  • The session will be made available to all of your teachers to watch again for 30 days after it is delivered.
  • You will be able to ask questions using the chat window which will be answered by the presenter at the end of the session.

How to purchase a school-wide licence to this webinar:

The school-wide licence costs £120+VAT, providing access to this webinar for every teacher at your school. To buy a school-wide licence, please click "book now" next to your chosen date below. You can then and add just one set of attendee details for a "lead contact" at your school, then "add to cart" and continue to complete the checkout process to place your order. We will then contact the lead contact by email to request details for all the other members of staff at your school for whom you want to provide access to the training.

Please note that all times stated below are in British Summer Time (BST).

07 July 2020, 4:00PM