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DFE back to school guidance for September. What you need to know.


7th Jul 2020

New guidance from the Department for Education (DFE) regarding plans for the full re-opening of schools in September is now available for schools. The guidance published on 2 July includes details to help schools prepare for all children and young people to return to full-time education in the new academic year. It includes plans to: •lift current restrictions on group sizes to allow sch...

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SEND Practice webinars from OLT available now on demand


9th Jun 2020

Our first series of SEND Practice webinars may be over, but we’re excited to announce that all of our webinars are now available to view post event by clicking the webinar link in my hub. Created during the covid-19 crisis,  for teaching professionals who work with young people/ children with SEND, including teachers, specialist teachers, and teaching support staff, the webinars offered a way t...

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DFE guidance update. The wider opening of schools for SEND pupils.

DFE SEND update

27th May 2020

As educational settings across the UK prepare for the return of pupils in Reception, year 1 and year 6 from 1st June, the Department for Education (DFE) has updated the guidance on 'Supporting children and young people with SEND as schools and colleges prepare for wider opening'.   From 1st June, special schools and hospital schools are being asked to work towards a phased return of pupils but ...

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Final Webinar date announced! Mental Health Designated lead in schools. Book now.


21st Apr 2020

With COVID-19 social distancing and partial school closure, we understand that teachers are facing more complex challenges than ever before, including adjusting to smaller class sizes and/or delivering the national curricula online. Here at OLT, we have noted a significant rise in enquiries about how we can support the efforts of school/college leaders, which is why we’ve responded to these en...

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Important information: Covid-19


26th Mar 2020

During these difficult and uncertain times, we wanted to update our online community and provide you with some reassurance and support. It’s still very much business as usual for OLT, but we took the decision to close our office at the beginning of last week and have been working from home to keep our team and community safe. Rest assured you can contact us in just the same ways, and the se...

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World Autism Awareness Week 2020


25th Mar 2020

It may be world autism awareness week from 30 March - 5 April, but here at OLT we know that it’s essential to provide awareness, support and online training for pupils with autism all year round. Autism is much more common than most people think and, whether you’re a teacher or a parent, we have a wealth of resources available for you to help.  From theory and practical tips for teachers to a ...

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OnLineTraining set to attend Tes SEN North. Free registration now open.

tes sen manchester 2020 onlinetraining

4th Mar 2020

Following the success of the London Tes SEN show, we are excited to announce that OLT will also be exhibiting at Tes SEN North, Manchester 2020.   About Tes SEN North Taking place at the iconic Manchester Central on 24-25 April and now in its second year, Tes SEN North is the must attend event for everyone in the special needs community. Based on the best elements of the London show, Tes...

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Children’s mental health week. Is your school ready? 2020 school leader survey results.


3rd Feb 2020

Results of a new survey published by school leaders’ union NAHT and children’s mental health charity Place2Be reveal that the number of schools commissioning professional help for children’s mental health issues has increased significantly since 2016. In 2016, just over a third (36 per cent) of schools in England provided school-based support for students’ emotional and mental wellbeing. By 20...

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World Mental Health Day 10th November 2019 Resources for schools and school leaders

world mental health day

6th Nov 2019

Mental health and wellbeing should be ‘everybody’s business’ and with 50% of mental illnesses starting before the age of 14, teachers are often on the frontline when it comes to mental health and wellbeing. To mark World Mental Health Day on 10th October we’re sharing some practical and informative resources for primary school pupils and staff to help boost mental health. The resources aim to ...

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Come and meet us at the Tes SEN Show London 2019

tes sen 2019

6th Aug 2019

OLT are excited to announce that will be attending the Tes SEN Show, London on 4 - 5 October at the Business Design Centre London. The Tes SEN Show is the UK’s largest special educational needs show, gathering the SEN community together for two days of ideas, inspiration, networking and innovation, to bring learning alive for pupils with SEN. So, if you're looking to update your current thi...

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The new Ofsted framework 2019. What you need to know.

new Ofsted regulations 2019

15th Jul 2019

From September the Ofsted framework is set to change. But, are these changes cosmetic or is there a real shift in focus, particularly for children and young people with SEND?  Ofsted has announced that:    “These changes will move Ofsted’s focus away from headline data to look instead at how schools are achieving these results, and whether they are offering a curriculum that is broad, rich and ...

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Apply now for a funded place on our new course - Supporting Wellbeing and Mental Health in Schools


20th May 2019

We’re excited to announce that our brand-new course Supporting Wellbeing and Mental Health in Schools is now available!  It’s now estimated that three children in every classroom have a diagnosable mental health issue. With recent years seeing an unprecedented increase in the mental and emotional needs of children and young people this is a real source of concern for everyone working in a schoo...

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April is autism awareness month

autism awareness month news

16th Apr 2019

Autism Awareness month may be well underway, but for everyone at OnLineTraining autism is a year-round priority. We’ve been busy supporting our learners to achieve the knowledge and confidence they need with our range of online courses and raising awareness with some insightful blogs and inspirational content on social media. Missed out on our April Autism Awareness newsletter? No problem – you ca...

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We have lift off! Our new Australian website has launched.

Rocket taking off

5th Oct 2018

It’s official! After almost a year of hard work, we are delighted to announce the launch of our new OLT Australia website. As you may be aware, the new website went live on 8 October 2018. You can find it here: aus.oltinternational.net Designed to meet the needs of up to 2500 users a week across Australia, our fresh new website has been created with user experience firmly in mind. With impro...

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OLT launching 'Attachment and Trauma' course

Attachment and Trauma image - Child looking over balcony

29th Mar 2018

We are excited to announce that our new course, Attachment and Trauma, is now available. Many schools in the UK have children who may have difficulties in forming strong attachments and relationships. This can be a result of many factors, for example disrupted parenting, which can be a cause of attachment disorder and a potential source of childhood trauma. OLT have produced this new course ...

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Sensory Impairment courses in partnership with NatSIP exceed expectations

Teacher showing pupil image

29th Mar 2018

The second year of sensory impairment training is coming to a close, and here at OLT we’re proud to say we have far exceeded our targets for the courses. Funded by the Department of Education for workforce development, we worked in partnership with NatSIP (The National Sensory Impairment Partnership) to facilitate professional development for teachers and teaching assistants, through evidence-b...

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New - Guided courses alternative


26th Nov 2017

All our courses (except sensory) are now offered as guided courses as an alternative to fully tutored courses. Participants have access to the full course for self-paced study for six months. They create one SMART goal instead of three, and receive guidance from a specialist to support this activity. This makes taking the courses a more economical option at only £90 (inc VAT).  Fully special...

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Try out the new NOTES feature!


24th Nov 2017

On any course page you can write notes or select text – just click on the notepad or pen icon. View or print your notes at any time – select your course notes from the course menu. We hope you find it useful. ...

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OLT Live chat is now open!


4th Oct 2017

Check the home page for the orange chat balloon which will appear near the bottom of the page during normal office hours. Just click it to connect and chat to us! The live chat feature is available from our home pages and also when you've logged in under the support option....

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