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.

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 Spring and Summer 2024 tbc
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. 

Good Practice in Moving and Handling in Schools - a course for Moving and Handling Leads, SENCos, TAs, Personal Assistants £100 per delegate: Autumn Term 2023 dates are avaialble to book now. For more information please contact

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.


An Introduction to Inclusive PE Workshop

An Inreach afterschool workshop offered at Lancasterian school by PE lead staff. The session will focus on general PE inclusion strategies and signpost to further training. There will be an opportunity to ask questions related to school settings and individual pupil inclusion. Spring term date tbc

 Tech Clninc

An inreach afterschool clinic at Lancasterian school offered to support mainstream schools with general access to writing and recording queries, using ICT equipment and software. Individual pupil assessments can be conducted at this session following the usual referral process. Spring term date tbc