‘I feel so reassured that both myself and my son’s school are getting all the support and information they need from Ups and Downs Southwest’
Parent, Devon, 2014
‘The training provided by Ups and Downs Southwest is well presented, practical and does actually make a real and positive difference to our practice’
Professional, May 2015
Ups and Downs Southwest is established as the go to organisation for families and schools supporting children and young people in our region. We provide information and training to over 200 schools, successfully inspiring and guiding positive and successful experience of education.
What we do
Our information, conferences and training events have grown and developed in response to demand from schools wishing to access up to date, practical and useful information and guidance. Schools DO have the best interests of their students at the very heart of everything they do and are pleased and thrilled to see these students thrive and succeed. We provide an annual conference with a range of topics and issues covered to meet the needs of professionals involved with children of any age and level of ability and also offer half day and full day training events both from our base in Westonzoyland Somerset and other venues across the region. Where demand dictates it, we provide specific training and events for clusters of schools and professionals at venues across the region and have designed and produced a number of resources with an extensive bank of materials and information available to peruse or for loan from our Resource Library held at our Somerset base.
- Cluster Training and Service Level Agreements: Schools working together within a cluster can share training opportunities, costs and a chance to exchange ideas.
- Our Annual Training Programme for Families and Professionals: In 2015/16, we are delivering a comprehensive year long programme of training and information days as well as additional events for individual groups of professionals and schools.
Our Training Programme –
Ups and Downs Southwest Training Programme 2015