Welcome to Linwood Training, Support & Advice

Kate Tuck
LTSA Director
Kate Tuck LTSA Director

Linwood Training, Support & Advice is proud to be a strategic partner of South Central Teaching School Hub.

We are able to offer funded BOOST-funded training to schools across BCP in Autism, Communication & Interaction, Cognition & Learning and Sensory & Physical. In addition to this, we work in partnership with Poole SCITT to provide high-quality Initial Teacher training, the University of Exeter to provide the NASENCo qualification, and offer CPD for all members of the community of professionals supporting children & young people.

Testimonials from BCP School staff

  • The Outreach support has been the most valuable service we have accessed this year. The child is absolutely held at the centre of what the Outreach teachers do but they never forget about the adults involved and are excellent at supporting them to develop their knowledge and expertise. The children have made exceptional progress as a direct result of Outreach support. Thanks to the Outreach service, we are now able to better  support children’s  needs and they are  able to access the classroom without being a danger to themselves or others. Phenomenal!
  • Feedback from staff about the courses they have attended is always really positive. The training is relevant and purposeful and always gives staff practical advice they can take into their practice immediately. There is always a good balance of course content and practical activities and I like that some of the half day training is still delivered virtually. The variety of courses on offer is exceptional, especially for speech and language.
  • Linwood Outreach Support has made a huge difference to the quality of provision we are offering to some of our students with SEND and improved the knowledge and skills of our staff team. The support is fair, non-judgemental and fundamentally holds the child at the centre of everything they do.We are in debt to this service and incredibly grateful for the comprehensive support we have been given.
  • The training offered by LTSA is fantastic and covers by far the widest and most detailed offer I have received in over 20 years of teaching. The support for such a wide range of Special Educational Needs is incredible and I have learned so much, all of which I use on a daily basis in my school!

BCP Outreach Service

Linwood is proud to work as part of the Outreach Service with Winchelsea, Montacute, Longspee and Iford Academy.

As a service we provide Universal SEND support to schools (Primary and Secondary) and specific support for individual pupils at SEN Support & EHCP Level. We work in a solution-focused way, providing advice and guidance to help pupils achieve their potential

BOOST Request Form SEND Training
Form 1. BCP Outreach Application Form

Cognition & Learning- things to consider before requesting Outreach

SEN Leadership Network – dates for 2022-23  Please book via workforcedevelopment – No charge to attend

For all School and Academy Leaders of SEND

These termly networks provide an opportunity for SENCos and other senior leaders from mainstream and special schools and colleges with responsibilities for vulnerable learners to meet, share ideas and hear the latest local, regional and national information and statutory requirements. There will be a focus on provision and outcomes for learners with special educational needs, disabilities and other vulnerabilities.

Leadership flyer annual 22-23

 Speech and Sound Production, Stammering, Primary School Talk, Secondary School Talk, Supporting Social Language Difficulties (Primary and Secondary workshops) and Selective Mutism   available to book now – all delivered by the Paediatric Speech and Language Service.


Peic D flyer Autumn 2022

An introduction to Autism and Neurodiversity for parents

This half day basic Autism awareness session for parents will cover the communication and sensory differences children and young people  may experience. No charge to attend. YOUR CHILD DOES NOT NEED TO HAVE A DIAGNOSIS IN ORDER FOR YOU TO ATTEND.   Please email jackiehorne@linwood.bournemouth.sch.uk for availability.

Current Programmes

School Direct – Train in Bournemouth to be a Primary Teacher

Looking towards a career in teaching?     Get in touch now!

Train to teach here! Applications for 2022 open now!

Details of our course can be found by clicking ; https://www.find-postgraduate-teacher-training.service.gov.uk/course/1X3/H411

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SENCO Accreditation

The National Award for SEN Coordination is a DfE approved post-graduate qualification for teachers in the role of SENCO. Please click below to read more;-

Enc 5 SENCO flyer.pdf 22-23

Grow your own SENCO – SENCO Induction

An Induction programme for all new and future SENCOs and those wishing to update their skills.

Grow own SENCo flyer 2022

Autism Education Trust (AET) Training for Early Year and  Schools Professional Development Opportunities for Staff

Autism & Anxiety October 22

Autism & Exclusions January 2023

Schools Making Sense of Autism November 22

Good Autism Practice January 23

AET EY Good Autism Practice March 23

EYFS Making Sense of Autism Jan 23

We can offer AET Training as a whole school, or at our central events.  If you wish to arrange Making Sense of Autism (formerly Tier 1 ) whole staff training (90 minutes) or Good Autism Practice training (formerly tier 2)  whole staff training (all day), at your school,  please email jackiehorne@linwood.bournemouth.sch.uk

 Social Stories training delivered by Dr Siobhan Timmins and Comic Strip Conversations delivered by Freemantle School, Surrey

Social Stories  were developed by Carol Gray as a method of unpicking social situations and helping young people to decipher the social world. We will look at the theory behind the strategy  and how to imbed them into your classroom practice.

Social Stories. October 22

Comic Strip Conversations 7.3.23

Menopause in the Workplace

Suitable for line managers and those with an interest in supporting colleagues

October 2022

Removing Barriers workshops

We are pleased to facilitate the following workshops; The Dyslexia friendly classroom, Down Syndrome awareness, The 5 Point Scale, Sensory Differences, Supporting SEN students with Maths, Dyscalculia, Fine Motor Skills and Visual Perception.

Zones – a Linwood case study.November 22

Dyslexia for Teachers November 2022

Attending and Thriving in School – Learning from  Girls November 22

Autism & OCD 2022

Sensory Integration

Reading comprehension for reluctant readers

Classroom Adaptations

Signalong – Foundation 3 day course

Attendance at all 3 full day sessions is essential.

Autumn 2022 dates now available to book.

Signalong Foundation flyer November 2022 1

The Brick by Brick Programme – formerly known as Lego Therapy

The ethos behind the Brick-by-Brick™ programme, formerly known as LEGO® based therapy, is for the programme to bring young people together to make friends and develop skills over a shared interest in LEGO play. Hatchlings London use the licenced training developed by Play Included, partners of the LEGO Foundation.  The course  provided is the Play Included
Brick-by-Brick™ Programme, this course is endorsed by the Autism Research Centre, Cambridge University and the LEGO Foundation.

September Lego Therapy 1

September Lego Therapy 2

Mission Statement: “An outward-facing, self-improving, centre of excellence.”

SENCo Accreditation

Early Bird / Early Bird Plus / Teen Life Programmes

We are licensed delivery partners for BCP delivering the National Autistic Society Early Bird, Early Bird Plus and Teen Life Programmes.

If your child has a diagnosis of Autism and you live in BCP, please email jackiehorne@linwood.bournemouth.sch.uk stating your child’s age for an application form.