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Ace Centre
Charity specialising in AAC & Assistive Technology

Ace Centre is a registered charity that provides Assistive Technology and Augmentative and Alternative Communication services for people with complex needs. They offer assessment, training and information services across England, with a focus on Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and Assistive Technology (AT), delivered by our multi-disciplinary team of specialist teachers, occupational therapists, speech & language therapists with the support of technical and administrative staff.

Ace Centre Website

Harmful sexual behaviour in schools training

Online courses to help manage harmful sexual behaviour in primary or secondary schools in the UK.

NSPCC Learning

NSPCC Learning Website

Whole School SEND

Whole School SEND are are consortium of charities, schools and organisations. They are committed to helping children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities or learning differences reach their full potential.

On the website there are resources and publications to support SEND in schools, information on SEND Reviews and access to SEND Forums that provide advice and support, please take a look to find out more.

Whole School SEND


Bedazzle is a Youth Development Charity, that offers support to schools, families and youth organisations in supporting their young people to fulfil their amazing potential. We offer training and accreditation for staff and students in lifeskills, wellbeing and Mental Health and pride ourselves on offering completely bespoke services to each organisation, based on the specific needs of your young people.

Bedazzle Website

Reachout ASC

Reachout ASC work with schools as specialist teachers, supporting staff and autistic pupils to build individual educational programmes. They have useful downloadable resources available including subjects like Mental Wellbeing, Social Stories and Visuals.

Reachout ASC – Downloadable Resources

New website launched for deaf children

We are delighted to tell you The Buzz website has officially launched! This is the only website for deaf young people aged 8-18 in the UK and has been co-created with deaf young people and National Deaf Children’s Society. There are two sites – one for children (8 to 12 years old) and one for teenagers (13 to 18 years old).

The Buzz  gives deaf children and young people a safe and positive online space of their own. Please encourage your child to sign up and get involved.

 The Buzz Website

Speech Language and Communication Needs

Shropcom Children’s Speech and Language Service

The Children's Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) Service in Shropshire provides assessment and treatment of speech, language, communication and/or swallowing difficulties for children and young people from birth to 16 years old (or to 19 years if in full time education).

Children’s Speech and Language Therapy Website

Facebook Page: @ShropcomSLT

NELI: Nuffield Early Language Intervention

View the recording of the webinar event on 15 June 2021 about the NELI programme. The Nuffield Early Language Intervention (NELI) is being offered to state-funded schools with Reception pupils, through funding by the Department for Education, to support with education recovery.

NELI: the programme and its national scale up | Nuffield Early Language Intervention (NELI) (

Schools can find out more information and complete their registration to receive NELI here. Places on the programme are limited and registration is offered on a first come first served basis.

Complete the registration

DfE Press Release

Talk Boost

For children aged 3-4 with delayed language, Early Talk Boost is a targeted intervention for children with delayed language helping to boost their language skills to narrow the gap between them and their peers.

Early Talk Boost

For children aged 4-7 Talk Boost KS1 is a targeted intervention for children with delayed language, including children in Reception classes. The programme is delivered in primary schools by classroom teachers and teaching assistants and provides a structured programme that boost children’s progress in language and communication.

Talk Boost KS1

Education recovery support

The DfE have published a list of resources to help early years settings, schools and 16 to 19 education providers support children and young people’s wellbeing and education recovery.

View the full Policy Paper on GOV.UK



Numicon is a primary school maths programme that offers teachers a wealth of resources that can be used across EYFS, KS1, KS2 and bridging the gap to KS3. Based on a concrete-pictorial-abstract approach, Numicon encourages children to explore maths using structured imagery and apparatus in order to understand and explain mathematical concepts.

Oxford University Press - Numicon

Winston’s Wish

Provides Support for children and young people after the death of a parent or sibling. This is one of the most devastating losses and child will ever face. Winston’s Wish provides emotional and practical bereavement support to children, young people and those who care for them. Their expert teams are on hand to offer one off and ongoing bereavement support and they also provide online resources, specialist publications and training for professionals.

Winston’s Wish

Cruse Bereavement Care

Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin branch of Cruse Bereavement Care offers free bereavement service to adults and young people living in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin who have been affected by the death of someone close.

Cruse Bereavement Care – Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin

Multicultural Development Team (MDT)

The Multicultural Development Team (MDT) provides specialist EAL teaching and assessment, and bilingual TA support. It also provides training, support and guidance for schools and early year’s settings in:

  • working with pupils who have English as an Additional Language including those who are newly arrived from overseas;
  • raising the attainment of minority ethnic pupils who are at risk of underachieving;
  • meeting OFSTED expectations with regards to British Values, Cultural Capital and equalities and diversity;
  • tackling racism and promoting equality of opportunity for all pupils;
  • the promotion of all pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development as well as providing support to promote behaviour and attitudes of pupils to enhance their understanding of tolerance and respect.

We also deliver modules on EAL and Equalities & Diversity for initial teacher training providers.

Telford Educational Services – MDT

The R Team! An inspiring education resource to look after our environment

An inspiring educational KS2 resource to empower children to make a difference to our environment has been created by our recycling and waste contractor Veolia.

The free set of workshops teach children how to reduce, reuse and recycle household waste; it incorporates the topics of climate change, litter and the journey of waste along the way. Aside from gaining knowledge, children are challenged to consider the actions they can take to look after our planet.

Steve Mitchell, Veolia Director (West) said: “We’re delighted to present this free resource to schools and educators in Telford and Wrekin. Children can learn about waste as a resource, and the importance of preserving natural resources and saving energy. It’s about inspiring young people, and encouraging them to think about how they can be part of caring for the planet.”

Veolia, the UK’s leading resource management company, provides kerbside recycling and waste collection services in Telford and Wrekin as well as running the two Household Recycling Centres.

More information on the resource can be found on the Veolia Telford & Wrekin website.

R team picture


Lockdown Learning – BBC

As a third national lockdown is underway, the BBC is bringing hundreds of educational resources together to help with home-schooling.

Lockdown Learning on the BBC

Autism Education Trust

You can find our latest Tools for Teachers Covid-19 edition booklet and a wealth of support materials from our partners across England including two detailed case studies with practical planning tools, impact assessment and sensory profiles. 

Back-to-School and Covid-19 Information Centre – Autism Education Trust

‘Little Soundabout’ and ‘Soundabout Life’

‘Little Soundabout’ and ‘Soundabout Life’ are Soundabout’s three-year project funded by Youth Music, Global’s Make Some Noise and the Tambour Foundation.  Little Soundabout is for early years children and their families and Soundabout Life is for young adults going through the transition from children to adult services. The project began in June 2019 and will finish in May 2022.

Soundabout is a music and disability charity specialised in working with people who have profound and multiple disabilities (PMLD).  We believe that all people with a learning disability should have access to interactive musical experiences that enhance their life and development.

Both projects aim to empower parents, carers and siblings to use our simple sound-based techniques in their homes to support communication, wellbeing and development.  Soundabout will achieve this by doing two key things:

  1. Offering FREE newly developed resources for both early years children and young adults. These will be physical copies of the new resource and access to our new website that hosts all the project resources.
  2. We will match one of our specialist music practitioners with families/carers to work one-to-one offering playful musical interaction.  This offer is currently available online but will be offered in homes when it is safe to do so.

By doing these two things, we aim to leave a legacy for families and carers to be able to use simple, playful sound techniques to deepen communication, wellbeing and development with the people they care for.

Who is eligible to join the project?

Early Years

Our early years families will have a child with profound and multiple disabilities under the age of 5 years old, we can work with children until they start their full-time school place.

Young Adults

Our young adults will be 19-25 years old and have profound and multiple disabilities.  They young person will either be closely approaching or currently experiencing transition to adult services.

How many individual music sessions can be accessed? can each family expect?

Up to 4 individual music sessions per year are available (depending on when the family join the project), families that join in year 1 will be able to continue to access the project until either their early years child attends school, or the three-year project has finished.

How to get involved?

If you are a family, a practitioner, a children or young adult service provider or have any other interest in the project.  Please contact Soundabout to ask for more information. Please also keep an eye out on our website for updates, as the project evolves more material will become freely available to access online.   

Phone: 01235 797474

Little Soundabout Flyer (Jan 21)      Soundabout Life Flyer (Jan 21)