AET Training

AET Training

Welcome to the North East training hub for the Autism Education Trust. Here you can find details of the training offered by Beaumont Hill Academy.

What does the Autism Education Trust (AET) do?

The purpose of the AET is to improve the education of children and young people with autism. 

To achieve this, the AET:

•    Develops and delivers training and a range of materials for early years, school and post 16 educational settings.

•    Develops and disseminates information on educational practice. 

•    Provides an interface between users, practitioners and policy makers in respect of educational practice. 

•    Actively engages with young people, parents/carers and practitioners to inform its work. 

•    Undertakes research into effective practice.

In May 2016 Beaumont Hill Academy was successful in being awarded the training licence, on behalf of the AET, for the North East region.

Beaumont Hill Academy is a special school catering for the needs of over 250 pupils ranging from 2 - 19 years and of all abilities. Approximately one third of those pupils have a primary diagnosis of having an Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

Beaumont Hill Academy demonstrates exemplary practice delivered by a   team of specialist expert staff. It is as a result of this practice that all departments, primary, secondary and the post 16 provision, have maintained accredited recognition by the National Autistic Society.

Click on the attachment below to see the course available to book held at the Education Village:

AET Training Calendar (1) v2.xlsx

If you are interested in booking a place on one of the courses offered, please complete the attached booking form.

AET Booking form.docx

The following grids gives a brief overview of the courses on offer:

EY Training Overview

Making Sense of Autism

(Tier 1)

Good Autism Practice

(Tier 2)

Leading Good Autism Practice

(Tier 3)


participants will be able to:

• Identify the four key areas of difference that need to

be taken into account when working with children on the autism spectrum.

• Know the importance of understanding the

individual child on the autism spectrum and their profile of strengths and weaknesses.

• Identify the key areas to help children on the autism spectrum build positive relationships with staff and

their peers.

• Know that many children on the autism spectrum can be unusually sensitive to everyday sights, sounds, touch, tastes and smells. This can affect their learning and emotional state.


of the course:

• Enabling practitioners to develop their knowledge and understanding of good autism practice.

• Providing guidelines and activities to help practitioners to improve their practice when caring for or working with a child on the autism spectrum.

• Introducing practitioners to the early years autism competency framework to evaluate and develop how they work.


of the course:

• Enhance staff knowledge and understanding of good autism practice.

• Help staff question, evaluate and develop practice within their setting.

• Provide staff with the tools to evaluate their own knowledge of autism, to audit staff training needs and to gain an overview of whole setting practice using the Early Years Autism Standards and competency frameworks

Course duration: 90 minutes
Course cost: £40
Course duration: 2 days

Course cost: £210

Course duration:1 day
Course cost: £110

Schools Training Overview

Making Sense of

(Tier 1)

Good Autism


(Tier 2)

Extending good
Autism Practice

(Tier 2)

Complex needs and

(Tier 2)

Leading Good
Autism Practice

(Tier 3)
Basic autism awareness training for all staff within any educational setting (including office staff, governors, caretakers, drivers and escorts).Practical knowledge, hands – on tools and techniques for all staff working directly with pupils on the autism spectrum (including teaching assistants, lunch time staff and teachers).Deepens

delegates’ understanding including theories of autism.

Advancing skills in developing and applying strategies to facilitate progress and achievement, for teachers, teaching assistants and SENDCO’s.


training for staff in a specialist provision to support pupils with complex needs and aid participation.

(Including development of their personal or EHC plan).


staff who may train or lead other staff in their setting, focusing on the development of a good autism provision.

Course duration: 90 minutes

Course cost: £35

Course duration: Whole day

Course cost: £105

Course duration: Half a day

Not available

Course duration: Whole day

Course cost: £105

Course duration: Whole day

Course cost: £105

If you require any further information please contact Lesley Hattle