At Gibside we have a highly experienced and qualified staff body, with expertise to train and support colleagues across Specialist and Mainstream settings; through training packages, consultancy and partnership work.



Training Packages


We offer the following training packages:

Team Teach – Full initial training, refresher courses, personal safety

Makaton – Levels 1-4 certificates, including stages 1-8 of signs and ideas for classroom practice, bespoke packages also available.

Moving & Handling – Full and half day bespoke packages created to meet the needs of a school – supporting children and manual object handling.

Behaviour Support – Classroom Organisation to support SEND, Managing Demand Avoidance, Positive Behaviour Management

Autism – Early Autism for Families, Understanding Autism (Professionals), including Behaviour Management

Sensory Processing – Understanding and supporting Sensory Processing issues in children

Communication Across the Curriculum – Bespoke courses to develop and use resources to support communication in the classroom and at home


As an outstanding school we recognise the importance of sharing the practice we have established at Gibside. We are able to consult with schools from curriculum design to individual approaches to support children who find the classroom environment challenging.


Working in Partnership

We work with a number of Universities and Teaching Hubs, delivering Initial Teacher Training (ITT) and Early Career Teacher (ECT) modules relating to SEND practice. Additionally, we work with many local businesses to create inclusion opportunities for our children within the community and to support development of social communication and interaction skills.

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