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SEND Music Training Opportunities

SEND Music Training Opportunities

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Dear Colleagues

Please find below information about a range of SEND-music training opportunities which are free and open to all: teachers, TAs, community musicians, tutors, music Hub staff, charities or arts organisations etc.  Online booking links are included and if you have any queries please contact Project Co-ordinator Hassina Khan

Music & Autism – MLD/BESD/SEMH focus

This session will give you the opportunity to explore some practical examples of how to use music with children and young people with autism and some great ideas to try back in the classroom.

 Wed 3rd March 2016. 4-6.30

Stanway Federation Learning Centre, Paxman Ave, Colchester.

Book here:

NB. This session will be repeated in May with a PMLD focus

Music-making with children & young people with BESD – PMLD focus

In this session you will work with Martin Case, freelance community musician specialising in working with vulnerable and challenging children and young people, to explore a variety of different approaches to making music with pupils with BESD and / or SEMH.

Wed 9th March 2016. 4-6.30

Beacon Hill Academy, Eriff Drive, South Ockenden.

Book here:

NB. This session will be repeated in May with a MLD focus

Inclusive Singing

These two sessions run by Sound Connections will enable you to become more confident and better equipped at leading inclusive singing and vocal work with children and young people in SEND settings, including those with non-verbal pupils.


Tue 22nd March 2016. 4-6.30


PMLD focus

Wed 23rd March 2016. 4-6.30

Lexden Springs School, Colchester

Book here:

Please note, although we have given sessions a particular focus you are welcome to attend any session regardless of the setting you work in. We will make sure that all techniques and ideas shared are transferrable across settings.

Acronym Buster!

SEND: Special Educational Needs and Disability

BESD: Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties

MLD: Moderate Learning Difficulties

SEMH: Social and Emotional Mental Health

PMLD: Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties