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Free Training for Teachers

Protocol Education is pleased to offer a comprehensive range of training opportunities for our teachers and support assistants at locations throughout the country. As an Australian teacher travelling to the UK for the first time you might like to consider some free training upon arrival to help in your transition into the UK National Curriculum!

The majority of our training is free for people registered with Protocol Education and is just one of the ways in which Protocol Education help our teachers and support assistants progress in their careers.

Want to see when upcoming training seminars are scheduled? Check out the dates here!

Typical courses available throughout the year include:

  • Introduction to Communication in SEN
  • Introduction to Phonics for Support Staff
  • Behaviour Management for Support Staff (Primary settings)
  • EAL for Support Staff
  • Unlocking Maths – Primary
  • Introduction to SEN
  • Support in the Mainstream
  • Child Protection and Safeguarding
  • Understanding and Supporting Children with Autism (authored by the National Autistic Society)
  • Working as a Cover Supervisor

New seminars and workshops are added regularly.

For general enquiries about any of the courses we run for teachers, please contact


Below is some more information for a few of the courses on offer:

Classroom Management for Primary Teachers

This course looks at the psychology behind behaviour and provides various strategies for managing behaviour in both supply and long term placements.

A candidate who goes on this course will:

  • be able to look beyond the behaviour in understanding why a student is acting in a particular way
  • be able to recognise triggers for specific students and diffuse situations before they happen
  • have a toolkit of strategies to use to gain attention
  • transition from one lesson to the next and motivate students over the long term


Introduction to Communication in SEN

This course explores the different methods of communication that are utilised when working with SEN students (in mainstream and SEN settings). This is an introductory course and will be a base for further experience and study.

A candidate who goes on this course will:

  • be able to understand the challenges faced by non-verbal students
  • gain an understanding of how to use various visual aids to enable communication
  • have a basic understanding of how pictures can be used to communicate
  • will understand and be able to use some basic signs to communicate with students.


Online Safeguarding Course

Safeguarding children is of course very important to UK schools, and it's just as important for teachers to be up-to-date with the latest training. Protocol Education offers this NSPCC Child Protection Course for a discounted price of £20, and it's great to build your knowledge and awareness as well as your CV!

The great thing about this online course is that you can do it before you leave Australia if you like!

"I found the course useful and beneficial for my own knowledge. It was well structured and well paced" - a primary teacher

"It was well organised, easy to digest and reminded me about all the essentials for the classroom" - support worker Katie

Contact to sign up.

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