4:39 pm, Thursday, 1st June 2023

This September, SI training for non-specialist managers

Part 1: Wednesday 20 September 2023 09:30 – 12:30
Online via Microsoft Teams

Who is this training for?

This training is for non-specialist team or service managers, or heads of schools with resource bases, with responsibility for the sensory impairment workforce for children and young people who are deaf, vision- or multisensory-impaired.

You may be new to managing an SI team or currently in post and would like to further develop your knowledge and effective leadership of your service to get the best outcomes for this low incidence group of children and young people within SEND.

The training will cover

  • An introduction to SI and how it can impact on access to learning
  • The role of the SI specialist team 0-25 and why do we need them?
  • Specialist provision – the continuum
  • Service modelling – developing effective provision for the future
  • Management of staff and the importance of continuing professional development

The session will be interactive and provide opportunities for discussion and to ask questions as we ex- plore a variety of themes.

About the presenters:

Alison Weaver managed the Sensory Team in Nottingham City for several years. She has subsequently

managed a range of specialist support services and worked as SEN advisor for the local authority,

providing training and support to mainstream and special schools and playing a strategic role in the

implementation of SEN legislation. She is a former chair of the NatSIP Steering Group, and is currently on the national executive of the British Association of Teachers of Deaf Children and Young People (BATOD).

Jane Peters is the Head of Service for the Berkshire Sensory Consortium which covers the six Berkshire Local Authorities, a lecturer in Deaf Education and holds additional qualifications in working with CYP with Sensory Impairment and complex needs and Early Years. In her Quality Assurance role for the LAs she is

involved in the review and development of resource provision and mentorship and sits on the NatSIP

Steering Group.

Part 2

Part 2 of the training will be a drop-in online short workshop on a date to be scheduled in November 2023


The cost for both sessions is £90/delegate, reduced to £45/delegate for NatSIP-member organisations.

To book

Please see the NatSIP website for an agenda and booking form. NatSIP – Home