JSENSE delivers courses to support parents and carers of children and young people with SEND to develop their skills. This in turn helps those in their care, including addressing issues early on, so that they can ensure the children and young people fulfil their full potential.

JSENSE also delivers training to teachers and schools. 


JSENSE training was developed for parents and carers of children and young people with SEND. Topics covered have included ADHD, Autism and Sensory processing, Speech and Language, Social and Emotional Literacy and how best to work with schools, especially Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinators (SENDCO’s).

JSENSE also delivers special topic events. Past events have included speakers on Parenting Support, Child and Adolescent Mental Health services (CAMHS) and Information and Advice Services. During the recent Covid 19 emergency we are delivering online events for parents and carers which can also be accessed as audio only by telephone.

JSENSE has also delivered parenting and ELKAN speech and language courses.

Over 70 parents attended our parent courses before lockdown.

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Attendees rated the training as good and above
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Attendees reported that the workshop has improved their use of Speech, Language and Communication with their child.

I find JSENSE events extremely well organised with information direct from professionals who are very knowledgeable about their subjects.” Parent, Prestwich following a session on Social and emotional health and wellbeing for parents.

Teachers and SENDCOs

Between 2017 and 2019 we trained over 600 school staff impacting, indirectly, on over 1300 pupils.  Our training courses can be adapted and delivered in different ways according to the needs of the school. 

Since the start of the COVID 19 emergency we have continued to work with SENDCOs and teachers and adapted our approaches to training accordingly.

Schools and Communities

JSENSE Training services include skills training for teachers, teaching assistants, SENDCOs, whole school training and development and accredited SEND development courses for staff in Jewish schools. We also offer cultural awareness training to charities and local authority departments.

Whole School Training and Development

Purpose designed and Continuing Professional Development accredited (Government approved) training in SEND awareness and classroom management.

What we can offer

SEND Professional Development Course for staff and teaching assistants.

Module topics to be covered include:
  1. Learning to Learn – key strategies for learning
  2. Autism/ASD/sensory perception – what it is and what we do about it
  3. Dyslexia – effective teaching and learning activities
  4. ADHD/Behavioural difficulties – how to manage and teach children with difficult behaviours
  5. Speech and Language – how to support communications
  6. Social and Emotional Literacy – help and support in school and class exploring the power of non-verbal communication

Delivery is by experienced professionals including SEND education specialists, speech and language therapists and educational psychologists.

Outcomes of our courses:
  • Development of SEND classroom teaching skills
  • Better supported learning for children with special educational needs
  • Compliance with SEND Code of Practice as staff update their knowledge
  • Confident management of behavioural problems in the classroom
  • More effective communications between staff and children, parents/carers, health and social care workers
  • Achievement of professionally recognised qualifications by staff to enhance their Continuous Professional Development (CPD) records
We add value to the existing educational support for SEND by:
  1. Informing about innovative specialist education services resulting from extensive research with proven outcomes
  2. Facilitating the best possible achievements for SEND children
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of those attending our courses rated them as very good or above.