Why Join

As the largest Professional Association for Teachers of SpLD we are here to:

  • be the collective voice and raise awareness of SpLDs
  • support and promote quality learning and development within the sector
  • provide an array of supporting services to our members

You will benefit from:

  • Access to a wealth of research
  • Opportunities for sharing knowledge and networking
  • Platform for showcasing services
  • Official recognition of a professional body
  • Recognition by an official body of your Professional Practitioner Status

Services offered

specialist-material

Access to specialist materials, hardcopy and downloadable, including the Patoss Bulletin

Tutor-Index

Tutor Assessor Index

CPD

Specifically designed CPD training packages

TPC

Certification for Teaching Practice

helpline

Professional Advice Helpline

APC

Certification for Assessment Practice



local-groups

Local Groups meeting regional requirements

conference

Annual Conference

mentoring

One-to-one Mentoring service

insurance

Indemnity insurance for independent practitioners

legal-helpline

Legal Helpline

forum

Access to online forums hosted by our Patoss Professionals

newsletter

E-Newsletters and the biannual educational journal: the Patoss Bulletin

 DBS-check

Independent DBS check