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Twilight Training Courses – Semi-formal SLD Curriculum – Only £19

Local Training Courses for PMLD – SLD – MLD

High Quality Local Training from only £19

For Teachers working with pupils with PMLD, SLD and MLD.

The EQUALS charity is committed to offering high quality local training at prices that schools can afford. At this time schools are struggling with reduced budgets and many teachers are finding it more difficult to access training which is essential to carry out their roles.

With the support of EQUALS Members, we are using local schools to deliver a selection of twilight training workshops. These are scheduled to start at 4pm (after pupils have left, and when there is more capacity in school car parks) and finish at 6:30pm.

Over the past two years EQUALS has been very busy developing a new Semi-formal SLD/MLD Curriculum. This contains a dozen schemes of work. As from 1st September 2019, Ofsted introduced a new school inspection framework and their inspectors will now be looking to see whether the children are being offered a “broad, rich curriculum and real learning. Ofsted will also be looking at how teachers are managing pupil behaviour. Does your school provide a broad and balanced curriculum for PMLD, SLD and MLD? Or is it teaching to assessment?

With this in mind, EQUALS has been delivering a series of twilights by Peter Imray for Semi-formal SLD/MLD Curriculum.

More topics will be covered during 2020, which could include:

    • MAPP – Mapping & Assessing Personal Progress
    • S&R Education – following new government guidance that is due to come out during 2020
    • New Ofsted Framework – A new Ofsted inspection framework started from 1st September 2019
    • Formal Subject specific Curriculum – a new pack will be published by EQUALS during 2020
    • Sensory Issues and Awareness for Complex Learning
    • Story Telling – Narrative
    • Call and Response

If your school is interested in a twilight for Semi-formal SLD/MLD Curriculum, there is some additional information below, and a link to place a booking. Should your school be interested in any of the further topics listed above please let us know. Is your school interested in hosting a twilight workshop in your own school?

Please contact for further information and to register any interest.


Semi-Formal (SLD/MLD) Curriculum by Peter Imray


Venue: Mill Ford School, Rochford Crescent, Ernesette, Plymouth, Devon, PL5 2PY.
Date to be confirmed


Venue: Fox Hollies School ,Highbury Community Campus, Queensbridge Road,
Moseley, Birmingham, B13 8QB.
Date to be confirmed



Costs: Only £19+VAT for EQUALS Members and £59+VAT for non-members

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Course Profile

With the Rochford Review confirming that ‘schools already have the freedom to use any curriculum they feel is appropriate for the needs and requirements of…… pupils’ who are not engaged in ‘subject specific learning’, we seek to explore

    • What does subject specific learning mean?
    • Who might be involved in subject specific learning and who might not?
    • What kind of curriculum makes sense for learners with SLD who will only ever be able to succeed (at the very best) up to the very beginnings of the National Curriculum?
    • What kind of curriculum model can enable those with SLD to be the very best that they can be and to do the very best that they can do, irrespective of their level of learning difficulty?

We seem to be in a position of much greater flexibility than we have been for a very long time which makes for extremely exciting and interesting times in curriculum development!

Below is a short video of just over 11 mins by Peter Imray; our Director of Developments.
Peter Imray talks about our brand new Semi-Formal (SLD) Curriculum.

To learn more please click here
Or contact Paul Buskin at the EQUALS office on 0191 272 1222
or email


Over the past 18 months, EQUALS has successfully delivered twilight workshops at:

  • Bennerley Fields School in Derbyshire.
  • Birchwood School, Leicester.
  • Broomlea Primary School, Glasgow.
  • Hadrian School in Newcastle upon Tyne.
  • John F Kennedy School in London.
  • Kingsbury Primary School, Lancs
  • Melland High School in Manchester.
  • Oak Grove College in Worthing.
  • Palmerston School, Liverpool
  • Priory Woods School in Middlesbrough.
  • St Nicholas School, Kent.
  • St Ann’s School in London.
  • Swiss Cottage School in London.
  • Threeeways School in Bath.
  • Wilson Stuart School in Birmingham.