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Local Authorities

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We understand the pressures that Local Authorities are facing to meet their responsibilities to learners with SEND and their families, and to deliver first class SEND provision with limited resources and budget.

We’ve partnered with over 10,000 schools to improve the skills and confidence of their staff in supporting learners with special educational needs and disabilities, and we provide high-quality SEND CPD courses to local authorities in the UK and education departments in Australia. New training is developed in response to the needs of our community of partners.

Strengthen your capacity to deliver quality first teaching

Our evidence-based, blended courses will support you to:

  • build capacity in schools and colleges to apply the graduated approach and deliver quality first teaching
  • raise the capability of teachers and teaching assistants to set high aspirations for pupils with SEND and help them achieve equivalent targets and support their wellbeing
  • improve collaborative working and support whole-school change – teams can learn together, sharing experiences and best practice
  • raise the awareness of in-house LA staff to the needs of pupils with SEND, and train staff new to their role

In addition, our webinars support the ongoing CPD needs of advisory teachers, therapists and EPs.

Parents and carers have information needs too, so we can support your service by providing quality short courses to help these stakeholders comprehend their child’s diagnosis, look after themselves and their family, and achieve their child’s aspirations going forward.

Impact on confidence in overall abilities to meet the needs of pupils with SEND

* 85% of users rate a significant increase in confidence

  • Very confident
  • Fairly confident
  • Somewhat confident
  • Not confident
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* 85% of users rate a significant increase in confidence

Source: LMS 2024

We deliver

Participants enrol on a course delivered by OLT tutors for just £550.00 per person (excl VAT).

You deliver

After tutor training, past participants can cascade the course throughout your local authority for just £75.00 per person (excl VAT), with discounts applied for purchases of 10 places or more.

Or, choose an unlimited licence – the most cost-effective when implementing the training widely – to deliver courses throughout the schools in your local authority.

Contact us to talk about how we can support you and your organisation.

Contact Us

This course has really opened my eyes to children, the way they move, and organise themselves in the school environment. On learning walks around school, I now see with fresh eyes. I am able to contribute to discussions with the SENCO now about the nature of the difficulties some children experience. I would like the SEND governors I meet to undertake any of the OLT courses. They are invaluable to all colleagues working in school. Great networking opportunities! I also made contact with the local Physio and OT team on behalf of school.

Consultant (2021)

I can now see how I can use the course materials with staff in the Service, develop their understanding of the impact of a visual impairment, and share their knowledge with staff in schools. I believe this will help them, as they work with children and young people (CYP) with SEND, to support CYP more effectively and set goals that look at the child's academic, social, and independence skills. We are always striving to help a child become an independent young person and I believe OLT’s course will help staff focus on the skills needed to enable this to happen.

Head of Service (2021)

Our partnerships

Berkshire Sensory Consortium ServiceBrisbane Catholic EducationBristol City CouncilCambridgeshire County CouncilDurhamEast Sussex County CouncilHalton Borough CouncilHarris Academy PeckhamKent County CouncilLewisham CouncilLGfLnasenNational Deaf Children's SocietyNatSIP - National Sensory Impairment PartnershipOxfordshire County CouncilRoyal Borough of Greenwichtes SEN ShowUnited Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural OrganizationUniversity of BathWokingham Borough Council

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