Supporting students with special needs

Taking the Team Bus Together Course

Course objective: supporting students with special needs

A reflection day for a team supporting children or young people with learning needs. The analogy of the team taking a bus journey together is used to offer an opportunity to reflect, celebrate and consider the challenges for the team.

The course offers:

A series of practical activities to consider and reflect upon:

  • Day to day life working as part of a team
  • Recognition of team roles and the strengths and challenges for the team
  • What an effective team around a child or young person looks like
  • Effectiveness of communication networks
  • Actions to take forward

Practitioners will leave with a comprehensive resource pack both in hardcopy and on CD

Related courses: Being an Effective Agent of Change
Related product: Reasonable Adjustments Charter Pack


“It was interesting and made more enjoyable by it being delivered by someone who understands and is very knowledgeable in this area of support.”

“It made me self evaluate the way I carry out my role and how I could explore ways to improve.”

Teaching Assistants of VI, Yorkshire


The resource is presented in a clear way that is easy to understand and follow. Any professional used to following the national curriculum would be able to quickly use this document, and identify the relevant aspects of the curriculum they might be looking to adapt to specific children

Class teacher, Caroline McAleavy tells how Positive Outcomes for Children with SEND will support her teaching