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Axcis CPD: Moderate Learning Difficulties: The Silent Majority (South West)

Wednesday, 14th, March, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Axcis South West are pleased to offer this CPD seminar on 14th March 2018. The training will focus on understanding moderate learning difficulties

Training Details

A recent CPD training evening with Axcis

A recent CPD training evening with Axcis

Location: City Academy Bristol, Russell Town Avenue, Redfield, Bristol, BS5 9JH (please park in the staff car park to the side of the school in the first instance, if there are limited space, please park in front of the sports centre)

Date: Wednesday 14th March 2018

Time: 4.30pm until 6.30pm (tea and biscuits available from 4pm)

Cost: £12.50 + VAT (£15 total price)

About the seminar

MLD is one of the greatest categories of SEND need in the UK, but the one about which the least is written. Pippa Whittaker is an expert in this field and a published author on the topic.

MLD students will have a much greater difficulty than their peers in acquiring basic literacy and numeracy skills and in understanding concepts. They may also have associated speech and language delay, low self-esteem, low levels of concentration and underdeveloped social skills.

This session provides an overview of theory and best practice in relation to support and teaching strategies for young people who have MLD.

Open to any educational professional who is interested in how best to support students with a range of MLD needs, this session would be beneficial for anyone teaching in a mainstream or SEMH environment.

About the trainer, Pippa Whittaker:

Pippa has seventeen years’ experience of teaching and leading provision for SEND students in schools, language colleges and adult education centres in Oxford, North Somerset and Bristol.
Her key areas of interest and expertise are:
– learning and literacy difficulties;
– establishing systems and procedures for developing inclusive practice;
– developing provision in schools in challenging circumstances
– establishing learning support units and provisions in mainstream schools.
Pippa is currently SLE for SEND and inclusion for a large, multi academy trust in Bristol. She became an accredited AST for SEN in 2007 and has since worked as SENCO and Assistant Principal in three local authorities. She holds an MA with Distinction in Education, specialising in SEND (2012) as well as the SENCO National Award (2012), and the Postgraduate Certificate in Literacy Difficulties (2008.) Furthermore, she holds additional postgraduate certificates in Adult Literacy (2006) and PSHE (2007.)
A member of nasen Publications Advisory Group since 2011, Pippa has also co-written Understanding and Supporting Pupils with Moderate Learning Difficulties in the Secondary School: A practical guide which was published by Routledge in 2015 and is currently working on a second book, Essential Tips for the Inclusive Secondary Classroom: A road map to quality first teaching, due for publication in 2018.


To sign up for a place, please contact Holly – holly@axcis.co.uk or call 0121 647 7386.


Please note: Places are limited and as a result, we are unable to confirm your attendance until payment is received. Cost of training is non-refundable. This is an event run by Axcis Education Recruitment. As such, please contact us directly with any questions rather than the venue as they are unlikely to be able to assist. Axcis makes every effort to minimise the cost of CPD training events – the rate charged helps to cover hall hire and cost of materials and trainers – no profit is generated from our events.


Wednesday, 14th, March, 2018
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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