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

TPC

Certification for Teaching Practice

CPD

Specifically designed CPD training packages

APC

Certification for Assessment Practice

helpline

Professional Advice Helpline

conference

Annual Conference

local-groups

Local Groups meeting regional requirements

insurance

Indemnity insurance for independent practitioners

mentoring

One-to-one Mentoring service

forum

Access to online forums hosted by our Patoss Professionals

legal-helpline

Legal Helpline

DBS-check

Independent DBS check

newsletter

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