Continuing Professional Development

Our highly acclaimed CPD has seen MovementWorks invited to present both nationally and internationally including at Google HQ for TeachMeet, the TES SEN Show, the National Autistic Society International Congress and the Expressive Arts Summit in New York.

We’ve been awarded a prestigious featured space at the National Autism Shows in London, Birmingham and Manchester highlighting our level of expertise in this field, which is also reflected in our consultancy work for other dance organisations including The Royal Ballet School.

What to expect
MovementWorks professional development seminars and workshops provide both a theoretical background and practical exploration of the links between movement, development and learning. Suitable for teachers, SENCOs, teaching assistants, and all early years and SEN&D practitioners responsible for children's development and learning.

These seminars encompass a number of perspectives from the scientific underpinning of physical development to informing how certain physical markers and behaviours can indicate developmental delay, to effective ways to integrate dance and movement activities with students who have a variety of specific needs including ASD, SLD and PMLD. They aim to develop a deeper understanding and practical application of this knowledge which is relevant to observation of children engaged in the DDM® programme and a wider P.E context.

This knowledge supports children's learning in a way that is enjoyable and links to other areas of the curriculum.

MovementWorks has been commissioned to deliver CPD training for London Borough Councils, NHS professionals, Modern Montessori National regions and National and International Professional Conferences. We also offer training in association with the CPD group.

"I would like to see this training rolled out across all early years settings, to make practitioners aware and to promote this type of learning..."
Shantell Lucy - Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust

“I would like all educators to have access to this knowledge so they feel empowered to help students”
Michelle Tinkley - Schools workshop leader at The Royal Ballet School

“Enjoyable, informative, motivating and thought provoking. I’m looking forward to applying the knowledge I’ve gained throughout the day”.
Georgia Ash – Teaching Assistant

“Enjoyable, informative, motivating and thought provoking. I’m looking forward to applying the knowledge I’ve gained throughout the day”.
Georgia Ash – Teaching Assistant

“ I’m convinced that this programme is needed for both special and neurotypical children in today’s world”.
Shriya Vashisht – Clinical Psychologist

“I would love to see this course reaching every corner of the country. Every child would benefit from MovementWorks. I loved it!”
Deepika Melhan – Physiotherapist.

"I would like to see this implemented in teacher training programmes and all educational settings as part of the curriculum"
Vanessa Sheath MBPsS - Child Development Psychologist

"I will definitely be speaking to SENCO’s and teachers about this work and how it can enrich their practice"
Maria Koarkoata - Dance Movement Psychotherapist

Teaching Choreutic Principles

At the 2012 MEfA Montessori Conference for Families and Professionals several expert speakers were called upon to deliver interesting and insightful lectures on subjects as diverse as Nutrition for Children with Special Needs, an esteemed child consultant and adolescent neuro-psychiatrist Dr Janet Bjørn; to the merits of Montessori Dance Therapy - with a heavy focus on audience participation for the latter!

"The last thing I expected…was to be having so much fun dancing! - but that was exactly what happened, along with a selection of thought-provoking and engaging talks at this year's MEfA Family and Professional Conference. Ali Golding - choreographer, dance scientist, movement coach, performance facilitator and MEfA graduate - had everyone out of their seats to burn off those excess calories…Everyone responded with gusto and had a lot of fun dancing around the conference hall, while the techniques demonstrated and the benefits they could have for children on the autistic spectrum generated an interesting discussion between the attendees about how to put these techniques into action in their homes and classrooms."
Maria Koarkoata, Dance Movement Psychotherapist, CPD Group feedback

CPD in Action

To book inset days, twilight sessions, further and higher education lectures, workshop seminars, and webinars please contact us

MovementWorks provides bespoke training in DDM® and offers an In-House Training Programme

Please enquire for further details.