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

  • We’ve had a number of different Outreach teachers come in to support with children in our school – every single one has been incredibly supportive, understanding and has provided teachers with practical (and manageable!) strategies to support the child/ren in their class. The advice given has been so appropriate that we’ve been able to broaden some of these strategies and embed them into our QFT or as a first response for other children across the school.
  • My team and I have been able to access a wide range of relevant and highly informative training via LTSA. This has helped us to broaden our knowledge base and add strategies to our ‘tool box’ . In turn we have been able to share our learning with our colleagues. LTSA listen to us and what we need and provide a bespoke training package to suit a wide range of schools. It is truly invaluable and the best training package that I have ever had access to.
  • 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


Maths flyer annual 2021-22

Primary Maths network – Led by Claire Morse, Senior Lecturer, University of Winchester and Simon Lennon, Head Teacher, Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School

Primary English May 22

Primary English network led by Lisa Baldwin, University of Winchester

 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.

Verbal Dyspraxia

Peic D flyer Autumn 2022

 “The Memory Lite Classroom”

  Delivered by Neil Mackay from Action Dyslexia Ltd.

We are delighted to be hosting Neil Mackay, once again, to deliver this sessions  which will provide delegates with solution focused approaches to address poor working memory, slow speed of processing, cognitive overload and mismatches between ability and achievement.  Delivered virtually.


Memory Lite April 2022

PECS – Level 1 Training

The evidence based Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is used to rapidly teach communication skills to those with limited functional speech. The PECS Protocol is successfully utilised in learning environments by hundreds of thousands of professionals worldwide.

PECS Level 1 Training is engaging and interactive. It begins by teaching spontaneous request, teaches additional communicative functions such as responding to questions and commenting. Learn to implement the six phases of PECS and attributes, utilising the Pyramid Approach to Education Approved PECS Protocol. Participants will leave the workshop with an understanding of how to implement the PECS Protocol in classrooms with learners who have complex communication and behavioural needs such as autism, and related disabilities.

PECS July 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


Schools Making Sense of Autism May 22

Good Autism Practice June 2022

Leadership session

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

Comic Strip Conversations – delivered by Vanessa Clark, Freemantles School, Surrey and Social Stories training delivered by Dr Siobhan Timmins

Social Stories and Comic Strip Conversations 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, how to use Comic Strips and how to imbed them into your classroom practice.

Comic Strip Conversations 9.6.22

Social Stories. October 22

Maximising the Impact of Teaching Assistants / Maximising the Practice of Teaching Assistants

This half-day session is suitable for Senior and Middle Leaders and  SENCOs. It will provide an overview of the  MITA approach, the seven key areas for effective TA Deployment, and guidance for schools in how they can self-evaluate their practice. The session would give School Leaders an introduction to key themes, research and material from the MITA website and will compliment the Maximising the Practice of Teaching Assistants training.

MITA May 22

MPTA September 22

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

Down syndrome.June 2022

Removing Barriers – Sensory Differences 5.5.22

May 2022 Menopause in the Workplace

Supporting LGBT+ Inclusion & SEND May 22

Dyslexia June 22

Autism in Women and Girls May 22pub

Dyslexia for Teachers November 2022

Tourettes Syndrome May 22

Signalong – Foundation 3 day course

Attendance at all 3 full day sessions is essential.

Signalong Foundation flyer June 2022

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

Coaching for Wellbeing

The coaching for wellbeing programme explores how coaching can be a powerful mechanism to help people take better care of their health and wellbeing. This programme is suitable for anyone in a  leadership role  who is keen to foster healthier lifestyles, look after the health and wellbeing of their colleagues and themselves and/or who are interested in getting into coaching.

Coaching for Wellbeing – Summer 22 LTSA



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.