There are three courses:
|Early Years||This course is based on Word Aware 2 and is for all children in Early Years including Nursery and Reception.|
|Primary||This course is based on Word Aware 1.
This course touches on Early Years but is primary focussed.
|Secondary||Word Aware 1 can be easily adapted for secondary aged pupils. Supplementary information and resources to adapt for this age group will be provided by the trainers.|
|Course fees||£1000 for up to 50 people (£1100 from September 2017)
£1250 for up to 150 people (£1375 from September 2017)
|Travel||Train fares to you. Anna is based in Herefordshire. Stephen is in London|
|Accommodation||If the journey is more than an hour and a half from either of Stephen’s or Anna’s home then we will need accommodation the night before. We book simple accommodation. If travelling a particularly long way then accommodation may be needed for after the course also e.g. travelling to/from Scotland.|
- We offer a reduced rate of £800 to CENs (SLTs clinical excellence networks).
- We invoice after the course. We are not VAT registered.
- We expect to be provided with lunch on the day.
- Mostly we train together but sometimes it is necessary for us to train alone. The content and the quality is the same. We charge the same whether it is one or both trainers.
- We email organisers a copy of the PowerPoint slides, worksheets and evaluation form. It is the organiser’s responsibility to copy these for your participants.
- Organisers need to arrange for attendees to have access to books both on the day and afterwards. Attendees will need enough for easy accessibility in the workplace e.g. one per base/school. If you are selling places on the course it is best if the book is included in the course price, so they can start using it immediately they get back to their workplace. Books may be purchased directly from Speechmark Publishing or online.
- If you need to cancel a course then let us know in good time. If you are worried about not having enough participants to make it viable let us know your concerns as soon as possible. We will only charge for the costs we have incurred up to that point.
- If we are forced to cancel a course because of circumstances beyond our control we will not charge you. However, we take no responsibility for any costs incurred by you. We have never had to cancel a course yet.
- We tend to train up to 50 people at a time as this gives opportunities for discussion and support. However, we are happy to train larger groups (up to 150) but audiences larger than over 50 will incur an additional charge of £250. With larger groups the facilities need to be of high standard. Efficient break and lunchtimes are essential. Once a group is over 50 people we will require amplification.
- For this course we require a laptop (able to run PowerPoint) with internet connection, data projector, flip chart and pens. Ideally speakers are required also.
- From experience these course works best if participants are able to sit at tables of 4 to 6. If no tables are possible then we suggest arranging chairs into clusters to encourage group work.
- The course can run 9.30-4.00 or 9.00-3.30 with 45 minute lunch and two 15 minute breaks.
- After completing the basic one day introduction course all attendees then have the skills to implement ‘Word Aware’ in their own schools. We encourage sharing resources and ideas with others so long as they are referenced. However, if attendees wish to deliver ‘Word Aware’ training for others outside of their organisation and join our training network then participants will need to attend a two day ‘Training for Trainers’ course.