A local authority SEN Advisor once said. "If we could just put Ian Bean into a box and deliver him to all of our special schools once a term, we could really make a difference." Well now you can with a ...

'Beanie in a Box' Training and Support Package

No, were not really putting Ian into a box and posting him around the country. Our fixed fee 'Beanie in a Box' packages provide your school or organisation with three days (one per term) of support, training and consultancy tailored to your individual needs and focusing specifically on meeting your goals. The package is entirely flexible. Ian will visit your school and work with students, class colleagues or the whole school depending on your needs and agreed expected outcomes. Ian can help you with every aspect of using technology to support the learning and communication needs of young people with additional needs.

Hands on with class colleagues
Many schools opt to use part of their support time to have Ian work directly with classroom staff often together with the students to help solve access barriers to communication and learning. We can look at what technology is available in class and how to make the most of it, embedding its use in class teaching and recording and monitoring progress as it happens. Whatever the classroom staff and students need, Ian is there to help them and will be back throughout the school year to support and extend their work with technology.

Assessment support and guidance for students
We've all encountered students who face real challenges when it comes to accessing learning and communication. Ian can be there to help you assess their access needs, provide recommendations for equipment (if you don't already have it) and share teaching strategies to help your student begin to make progress. Class staff will learn how to assess their own students too. Our on-going support agreement means that Ian will be back in school regularly to continue to support the student and the classroom staff across the whole of the school year.  

Training and support for the whole school

Many of the schools Ian works with choose to use some of their support time for whole school training. This can be a full CPD day or one or more twilight sessions delivered after the students have gone home. Whatever best meets your needs. Ian has delivered whole school training around the world for almost twenty years and guarantees that whatever topic you choose to focus on, he will deliver sessions that your staff will both enjoy and find lots to take away to use in their classroom practice.

Flexible and responsive to your needs

Our flexible approach to school support ensures that your school or organisation receives the very best consultancy, training and support for your staff and students, addressing specifically your individual needs and goals. Whatever you need to achieve measurable success when teaching with assistive and communication technology, Ian will help you make it happen.

Ongoing support and additional resources
Our 'Beanie in a Box' support doesn't end when Ian leaves your school. Ian continues to provide support to colleagues remotely via email and Skype. All schools who take up one of our packages also receive a free one year subscription to SENict Software's 'Assess and Make Progress' web site which features twenty full teaching packages for assistive technology users plus assessment materials, developmental skills progression models and recording materials that you can personalise for your school or students.  

Our support package includes any additional preparation time, report writing and the development of individualised resources for specific classes or students. A single fixed fee covers everything. You choose the dates for school visits as you need them. Here's what you get.

  • Three full days (9:00 am to 5:30 pm) in your school.
  • Ongoing support through email and Skype.
  • Free one year subscription to SENict Software 'Assess and Make Progress'
  • No additional costs for report writing, preparation and making personalised ICT resources.
  • A single fixed fee - no additional travel, accommodation or other expenses.

Want to know more?

If this sounds of interest to your school or organisation and you'd like more information, please visit our Contact Page and send us a message. Ian will get back to you to arrange a convenient time for a phone call. Please note: if you plan to phone Ian directly that he works in schools most weekdays and is often unable to take your call. Please leave a message and he will get back to you.