School Training Days

Dedicated training support children with Down’s syndrome
Early years & primary education training day
20 November 2019 

Children with Down’s syndrome are all unique individuals, however we know they share a common learning profile. This means we have a good understanding of how to support a pupil with Down’s syndrome in a learning setting and how to maximise their potential to acquire new skills and be included in the classroom with their peers.

The Swindon Down’s Syndrome Group offer dedicated training days to support educational professionals who work closely with a child or young person with Down’s syndrome. Our training days typically run in November each year so that the child has been in school for at least six weeks, giving the teacher a chance to get to know them and find out what they know and where they may need additional support.

If you or your school are interested in one of our training days then please get in touch for more information –


For learners aged 4 to 11 years

This structured training day, led by Gillian Bird, Services Director at The Down’s Syndrome Association will give a broad overview of the learning profile of children with Down’s syndrome.

You will gain an insight into how to utilise the learning strengths of a pupil with Down’s syndrome and how best to support their learning needs.

Topics covered will include working memory, how best to develop a pupil’s competencies in reading, language and communication, developing social skills and promoting positive behaviour.

The day will be of equal value to teachers, support assistants or those with a responsibility for additional learning needs across a school.

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How to register

Booking your place is simple. Download form

Email us

Email us stating your interest in the
training day, be sure to leave your
contact details and we will get back
to you.

Call us 
01793 538335

Speak directly with our team who can
register you over the phone

Application form
Simply complete the short application
form available to download here

If at this stage you’re not sure
who will be attending, please just
let us know the number of places
you require.


Need a school resource pack?

Our pre-school and school resource packs provide information and teaching aids to help schools meet the educational needs of children with Down’s syndrome.

For more information please email or call
01793 538335

Swindon Down's Syndrome Group