Staff Training

LOIS regularly runs a highly regarded training course for SENCOs and school managers on managing medical conditions and/or physical disabilities in a mainstream environment.

Alongside support for SENCOs and school managers, LOIS also delivers training for TAs who directly support pupils with medical conditions and/or physical disabilities in mainstream schools

LOIS has developed training to enable Manchester settings to access a high quality, bespoke Moving and Handling Training in order to support pupils with moving and handling support needs.

Good Practice for SENCOs in Managing and Meeting the Needs of Pupils with Medical / Physical Needs and Disabilities £75 per delegate: next dates available are June and October 2022
A strategic approach for SENCOs and School / Setting Leads with responsibility for managing and meeting needs

Participants will have the opportunity to gain skills and confidence in managing medical / physical needs. This will include: the legal context, national and local perspectives, how to produce school based Healthcare Plans for individual pupils, roles and responsibilities of staff, the management of risk and practical management on a day to day basis. 

Supporting Pupils with Medical/Physical Needs and Disabilities - a course for TAs
A practical course for TAs, including those new to the role Participants will have the opportunity to gain skills and confidence in supporting pupils with physical / medical needs considering mobility, medical needs and interventions, personal care needs, fine motor skill needs, perceptual skill needs, use of specialist equipment and understanding and contributing to a school based Healthcare Plan. 
The course will also help participants to understand how medical conditions may impact on a pupil's access to the environment and curriculum and will consider how to develop pupils' independence skills around access and learning. 

Good Practice in Moving and Handling in Schools - a course for Moving and Handling Leads, SENCos, TAs, Personal Assistants £100 per delegate: Summer Term 2022 dates are avaialble to book now

A course which covers both the theory and practical elements of moving and handling in school settings. The course aims to raise awareness of relevant moving and handling legislation; To understand basic principles of anatomy and posture and safe back care ;To understand the principles and purpose of risk assessment; To reinforce good handling techniques and safe practice ;To gain knowledge and confidence in managing the needs of pupils with moving and handling support needs.


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