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Autism Education Trust training rollout

The rollout for the Autism Education Trust Training has begun in earnest across Kent during September.

Trainers from the Specialist Teaching Service and Kent Educational Psychologists will be training 56 settings this month with a further 79 booked over the next year so far. By the end of September we will have trained 177 Early Years, 839 School Age and 114 Post 16 delegates.

We are rolling out training to Early Years, (including Childminders), School Age and Post 16 settings. Kent is implementing the Autism Education Trust training and frameworks to achieve consistent knowledge and practice in supporting autistic children and young people across all schools and settings in Kent.

Feedback from the training that has been positive.

“A great whole school CPD. Worked well for staff and Governors at all skill levels.”

‘‘The training was so useful, giving a more modern overview on autism. Unlike the older training which covered more about the brain and how an autistic brain functions this training was much more focused on the children and supplied us with the tools to aid children who have autism effectively.”

“So much information that is normally assumed is already known about autism was broken down and made so much clearer as to the roots of the behaviours shown by some children. I will definitely take this into practice.”

Settings can access the Making Sense of Autism and Good Autism Practice training by contacting your local district Specialist Teaching and Learning Service Team who are facilitating training bookings or the AET Team at

Please see the AET pages on Kelsi for further information.