Better Together

A Special Teaching School Alliance


New Revised PAATHS Course for 2018


Following the success of the last two years, we are pleased to announce that we are running the course again in 2018. The course, which will start in January 2018, has been designed alongside Hampshire Special Schools with the support of Hampshire Inspection and Advisory Service (HIAS) and Hampshire Education Psychology (HEP) and promotes the development of effective working practices for teachers and other adults working with children and young people (CYP) with autism in schools and settings.


Course Leader

Sarah Kiel:

Sarah has worked in Hampshire and elsewhere for over 25 years as both a teacher and more recently as an SEN inspector/advisor with HIAS. Having trained as a TEACCH practitioner while working as a teacher and participated in wider training with members of the faculty at Division TEACCH at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Sarah has been a lead practitioner on the Hampshire PAATHS course since its inception. A significant part of her role with HIAS has involved developing provision for CYP with autism in pre-school, mainstream and special settings, including colleges alongside teachers, educational psychologists and parents. She is a member of Hampshire Autism Partnership Board and represents education on the Hampshire Children’s Autism Strategy group. Currently she is working with a range of special schools and resourced provisions across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight on a varied programme of school improvement initiatives including staff training.


Please see the flyer below for further details.


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PAATHS course 2017