Complex Needs – Intro with Q & A

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This course will cover the basics of complex needs and is relevant to anyone working with young people. We tend to think of complex needs as young people who have an EHCP with more than one diagnosis, or those that present with challenging behaviour in addition to a specific learning need. In this course we will look at an overview of all areas which can contribute to complex needs, including SEND, behaviour, home issues, and social deprivation.


We will look at why young people with complex needs may struggle to cope in many environments, with demands and during unstructured times and how this can display through challenging behaviour. This course is designed as an overview, there will be the opportunity to ask for other more detailed sessions during feedback.  

Delegates will have the opportunity to ask questions about complex needs. 


Why should I attend? 

  • You work with young people 

  • I want to know how to support pupils in the classroom 

  • I want to improve my knowledge of or have a refresher on basic aspects of complex needs 

  • I want to ensure all pupils have the best opportunity to achieve 

  • I want to support pupils to engage in learning  

  • I want to gain ideas for how to develop my practice to better understand pupils with complex needs 

  • I want to have the opportunity to ask questions on complex needs 


What will the course cover? 

  • What is complex needs? 

  • Areas that contribute to complex needs – 4 areas of SEND and additional factors 

  • How to identify pupils and how/who to ask for support  

  • What complex needs in the classroom/school setting looks like in practice 

  • Why do we see challenging behaviour/disengagement/disruption 

  •  Functions of behaviours 

  •  Activity to better understand why those with complex needs struggle in many environments, with demands and during unstructured times 

  • Q&A 


Who should attend? 



ARP Lead 

Senior Leader 

Middle Leader 

Head of Department 

Deputy Head 

Subject Lead/ Coordinator 


Teaching Assistant 

Learning Support Assistant 


Parents support advisors 

Attendance Lead 



BDSIP Members – £50 

Non BDSIP members – £62.50 

CPD Package No charge 

Schools outside of LBBD - £62.50 


Booking confirmation including access information and important pre-course information will be sent to you upon booking. 

Please check your junk inbox if you do not receive your booking confirmation and ensure you mark the sender as safe to enable you to receive any further pre-course information or changes.  


Contact information 

For specific enquiries about this course, please contact Viki Kublickas 




For general booking or CPD enquiries please contact  

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