Ash Field Academy
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Continuing Professional & Learning Development (CPLD)

We understand that every school and setting is unique. Our Inclusion & SEND Hub has a strong track record of delivering both generic and more bespoke SEND training. We work with a vast network of SEND and Inclusion Specialist, including Specialist Leaders of Education SEND, Specialist SEND School Leaders and SEND reviewers. Please feel free to contact us and discuss your training needs - no request is too big or small. 


For our current courses, please visit our booking site:


You can contact us on 0116 273 7151 or alternatively please email us on


We are here to offer help and support. 

Free Engagement Model Training - Spring 2021


The engagement model is a statutory assessment tool that helps schools meet their duties in supporting pupils who are working below the level of the national curriculum and who are not engaged in subject-specific study.


AFTA is working together with LEARN Teaching School Alliance in Grantham and a team of regional trainers to support the roll-out of this free training.


Book your place here: 


Tacpac Course - Hosted at Ash Field Academy, Day 1 (Essential) 21st January 2021 & Day 2 (Advanced) 22nd January 2021

Locally Delivered NASENCO Programme - Starting Spring 2021

Leicester City Teaching Schools’ Research Group 

Every teacher a teacher of SEND 


The Leicester City Teaching Schools’ Research Group is a teacher led research programme and works with a collaborative network of practitioners from both mainstream and specialist settings, to improve outcomes for learners with SEND in both our mainstream and specialist provision, through school-based action research linked to pupil outcomes.  


Our aims are to:  

  • Improve outcomes for learners with SEND in both mainstream and specialist provision, though school-based action research.  
  • To share best practice / research recommendations so that they are considered and/or implemented to improve outcomes for learners with SEND in both our mainstream and specialist provision.  
  • To create mobility of information through presentations at national, regional or local networks and a research journal.  



The Leicester City Teaching Schools’ Research Group has capacity to support a group of up to 15 researchers to collaborate on school-based action research. The 9-month research programme was developed by an Evidence Lead in Education in 2018 and will be delivered by a research facilitator who had co-led this programme for the last 2 years and who has been involved with the Leicester City Teaching Schools Group for at least 5 years. The programme consists of 6 half day sessions through the academic year for training, research and collaboration. Due to COVID-19 sessions may have to be delivered virtually. Bookings for the research group will got live on Monday 2nd November 2020. Please see flyer for more information.

Free Online Training for staff working in school - April 2020 - Please feel free to share with your staff and colleague.

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We are currently developing our offer which will include sessions such as:


Leicester City Teaching School Research Group

Facilitated by an Evidence Lead in Education, the research group will focus their research on SEND and Inclusion. We welcome both colleagues from mainstream and specialist settings. 


SEND in the Mainstream

Learn how every teacher is a 'Teacher of SEND' and what difference you can make to the outcomes of pupils with SEND. 


TA SEND Introductory Course

Learn how to maximise the impact of your role and what difference you can make to outcomes for pupils with SEND


Makaton - level 1 and 2

A course for those who need a more detailed knowledge about using and applying Makaton to develop the communication skills of others


Moving and Handling  

A certified course providing essential training in the safe procedures for the moving and handling of people


Care, Compassion and Comfort

Meeting the personal care needs of your learners


 Please check our site regularly for updates and booking links



If you are unable to attend a CPLD session, cancellations must be made in writing to


The following charges will apply (all costs quoted are inclusive of VAT): 


Cancelling a Booking 

Percentage to be paid 

28 Days in Advance of Training 


Less than 14 days 



These cancellation terms also apply to all last-minute bookings. It is the delegate’s responsibility to ensure that all travel arrangements and time away from work are agreed and in place prior to making the booking.  


Cooling Off Period 

From the date of making your booking with us, whether online, phone, or post, you have 7 days from which to make a cancellation without charge. Thereafter your booking will be bound by our terms and conditions.