Here are Chalk, we are aware that supporting pupils with Autism provides unique challenges and rewards every day. We are proud to be a part of a wonderful network that supports pupils and young people with Autism, and we are committed to helping ASD support staff find the role that best suits them.
We are looking for:
Learning Support Assistants with ASD experience
Qualified Teachers with ASD experience
Teaching Assistants with ASD experience and behavioural support
Does this sound like you?
If it does, then we'd love to hear from you!
Chalk offers all ASD candidates the most up-to-date and relevant CPD training including
This online course is aimed at staff who are involved with young people who have Autism. Candidates will gain a better understanding of what Autism is and the effect it has on an individual. The content can follow two different pathways: Child development and Autism Awareness or Adult Mental Health and Autism.
Team Teach provides accredited, award-winning training in positive behaviour management strategies. The course equips individuals and teams working with both children and adults in a variety of settings to transform challenging situations and behaviours into positive outcomes and maintain positive relationships.
An introduction to the Pictorial Exchange System uses pictures to develop that important communication and enhance social skills. It can be used with children and adults with a wide range of learning, speech and communication difficulties. As with Makaton, this will be beneficial mostly to teachers and support staff working within a SEND setting, but also those working with non-verbal pupils in mainstream schools.
This interactive session will guide you through how to support the spoken language through a system of signs and symbols. Makaton can be used with children and adults with a broad range of communication needs. The core vocabulary is made up of 450 words and we shall be learning to sign the main functional words.
Positive Behavioural Support
This session introduces positive behaviour support (PBS), an evidence-based approach to meeting the needs of people whose behaviours are seen by others as challenging.