½ day training course (9:00 – 12.30)

The Garden School provides a specialist education and learning environment for pupils with autism and severe learning difficulties aged 4 – 16 years. Research based practice underpins all of the teaching methods, strategies and approaches.

Course objectives:

•To develop a deeper understanding of autism and how pupils with autism learn
•To understand teaching interventions and strategies used at The Garden and how they can be transferred to the trainee’s setting
•To spend time visiting different classes to observe strategies and approaches in practice

Course Outline:

8:45 – 9:00 Arrive
9:00 – 10:30
  • What is autism? Research and theory that help us understand autism
  • What are the implications of autism on education  
  • How can we effectively teach and support pupils with autism? Strategies and interventions used at The Garden School
10:30 – 10:45 Break: Refreshments provided
10:45 – 12:00 Observation in classes: Opportunity to spend time in different classes to observe strategies and interventions
12:00 – 12:30 Discussion, questions and ideas


  • Thursday 2nd February
  • Thursday 16th March
  • Thursday 18th May
  • Thursday 6th July

Price: £150.00 per trainee (+£10 booking fee)

Learning Walks

60-75 minutes tour of the school accompanied by specialist to raise awareness of practice and share expertise to promote mainstream strategies

Price: £75 per attendee  (+£10 booking fee)

Bookings: admin@newwaveeducation.co.uk

Questions: sreed@thegarden.hackney.sch.uk