Join a cluster to add at least £14,000 to your budget to support SEN pupils

A new TrailBlazer group has now been set up to develop government funded training for SENCOs, Teachers, Teaching Assistants and School Nurses to become registered Play Therapists.  90% of the total cost (estimated at £14,000 over a three year period) will be provided for training at level 7 (Post Graduate) once the proposed scheme is fully developed.

At the recent inaugural meeting nearly 100 primary schools were represented.  Clusters all over England are now being set up but there’s only capacity for another 200 schools.

The training will meet:

  • The new Ofsted inspection requirements coming into force this September;
  • registration on the Professional Standard Authority’s Accredited Register of Play and Creative Arts Therapists;
  • the principles of the new Mental Health Charter, being put forward as a blueprint for the reform of the 1983 Mental Health Act

This is a marvellous opportunity to provide therapeutic support for your pupils with social, emotional, behaviour and mental health issues.  Much reduced waiting lists for CAHMS, better than just a Mental Health Lead, excellent career progression for one or two staff members.

If you have a need and a suitable member of staff for training please register now.  There’s no commitment at this stage.

Please contact:  for registration and more details.

Yours sincerely

Jeff Thomas

Secretariat:  Play Therapist TrailBlazer Apprenticeship Group