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Training for schools & other organisations working with children who have Down syndrome 2023

22 Nov 2022,


Our training courses for staff working with children and young people who have Down syndrome during 2023.

Training will be delivered by Dr Wendy Uttley (see below)

We are passionate about our training and our vision for the future of people with Down syndrome. Our Introduction to Down syndrome course is being offered FREE in January 2023 as we are aware that such training is vital for schools to enable the expectations, education and development of the child to be the best it can be. Bookings can be done by email or a visit to our website: Training | Down Syndrome Training and Support Service Ltd (


  • Introduction to Down syndrome FREE (18th January)
  • Teaching basic number skills to children with Down syndrome using the Numicon approach (11th January)
  • Three week ‘toilet training for all ages’ WORKSHOP ONLINE (Jan/Feb)
  • Let’s make it visual — using visual resources to develop the language, communication and literacy skills of children with Down syndrome (1st February)
  • The inclusion of children with Down syndrome - expectations of behaviour (24th February)
  • Reading, Language Intervention for children with Down syndrome (8th &15th March)
  • Six week behaviour course for parents/carers WORKSHOP (March—April)
  • Transition evening WORKSHOP (8th May)
  • ME, my body, my friends, my life - SRE and Down syndrome WORKSHOP (19th & 26th May)
  • Teaching number skills beyond 10, time & money (16th June)
  • Three week ‘toilet training for all ages’ WORKSHOP ONLINE (Jun/Jul)

Wendy Uttley, BSc (Hons), DPhil.

Wendy is currently the Group Coordinator and Trainer for the Down Syndrome Training & Support Service Ltd, based at The Pamela Sunter Centre.

She is a Doctor of Mathematics with 15 years teaching experience, mainly in Further Education, but also in Secondary School.

Since the birth of her son Sam, who is now 25 and has Down syndrome, she has devoted her life to the development and education of children with Down syndrome.

In September 2000 she initiated the formation of the Down Syndrome Training & Support Service Ltd and in 2005 she left her teaching position and became employed by the charity. Her role as Group Coordinator and Trainer is a full time position and includes developing and delivering training for both professionals and parents and early intervention to children with Down syndrome aged ten months to five years.

Wendy has considerable understanding about the development, education and inclusion of children with Down syndrome and is currently involved in the consultation and development of guidelines to support the Down Syndrome Act 2022.

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Anyone seeking to use or access a service or provision is responsible for undertaking their own checks to determine the suitability and fitness for purpose of that service and provision. Some providers will be registered and inspected by external agencies, such as Ofsted or the Care Quality Commission. Anyone working with children and young people will be required to have appropriate Disclosure and Barring Service Check (the replacement for the Criminal Record Check), safeguarding policies and insurance in place, which they should make available to you on request.