Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, West Midlands

Welcome to Essential Education Group

Supporting Individuals, Families & Schools with Special Educational Needs.

Supporting Your Special Educational SEND Needs

Founded by Emma Pinnock, The Essential Education Group is a collective of support for schools, organisations and families who are supporting and living with individuals who have SEND special educational needs.

Here at The Essential Education Group, we deliver a range of services including SEND Training Courses, Consultancy, Assessments and Support that is geared towards supporting the neurodiverse individuals’ directly along with working with those who support them.

Our SEND Services

We are pleased to offer a range of special educational needs SEND services including Autism Training for Teachers, Special Needs Teacher Training and Family Support Sessions delivered online and in-person for individuals, families, schools and organisations.

SEND Training Courses & CPD

We provide SEND Training Courses online and in-person for families, schools and organisations including Autism Training for Teachers and Special Needs Teacher Training Courses that enhance your understanding and CPD.

Family Services

Family-focused coaching, we can help you to understand autism and its place within your family. Take a look at how we can support your family in understanding your journey with special educational needs SEND and assist you in the next steps.


This highly specialised Bérard Auditory Integration Training is a 10-day program which can significantly improve the sensory, amongst other, responses of the recipient.

Join Our SEND Membership

We have developed an online CPD platform which caters to all of your SEND training course needs.

The platform which is used by many schools and their teachers provide weekly special educational needs SEND training course videos, shares effective material resources to support the teaching and learning of SEND along with a collective of professionals on the platform sharing their specialisms, expertise and advice.

Our online training portal is a one stop SEND CPD spot for schools, families and individuals. Where you or teachers working at your school can refresh or build upon their SEND knowledge. Gain confidence as well as CPD points.

Our videos are suitable for individual or whole school development. With fresh material added regularly we pride ourselves in ensuring that your school teachers and staff have access to high quality CPD, at any time of the day.


Emma carried out training for our Nursery staff on Autism. The training was very informative and Emma gave a clear insight into how practitioners can support children who have autism.

Emma’s passion and enthusiasm was evident throughout the training. She left the staff feeling empowered with their understanding of how a child with autism can be impacted by the everyday world……. 

Denise Ojo

Confirming your child is autistic can feel like a lonely process, but Emma made it so much easier. We first met with her as part of a family coaching session, when our daughter was in the earlier stages of diagnosis. The workshop allowed us to share how we were feeing about it all, and helped up understand our daughter so much more. What we didn’t expect was how it would help her sister; it has helped their relationship and dynamic……..

The Wilcox’s

We have worked with Emma to help our 14 year old son who has ASD. She has worked with us as parents as well as with his older brothers and sister to implement strategies and to help us understand life from his perspective. Emma has an encyclopaedic knowledge of ASD and its effect on those who are on the spectrum and those that live with them. Emma was able to help us untangle the knots we had got tied……..

Zoe Rhodes

Latest Blog Posts

View our latest blog posts below and learn more about special education needs SEND, supporting neurodiverse individuals and more..

Understanding the Future of Education

Understanding the Future of Education

As we have explained in our “Understanding Ofsted’s New Framework for SEND Provision” we are beginning to head in a positive direction where SEND services are concerned. As the expectations for schools to manage SEND increases, it raises the question, what does the...

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Understanding Ofsted’s New Framework for SEND Provision

Understanding Ofsted’s New Framework for SEND Provision

Ofsted's new framework for SEND Provision shows we are taking a step in the right direction for students with special educational needs (SEND). We will highlight the new changes to the Ofsted framework and how their focus has adapted to the progression of all pupils....

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Unique summer family fun

Unique summer family fun

The summer holidays are quickly approaching, which is an exciting time for many children, however, for some this may be an anxiety inducing time. Adapting routines can cause anxiety and a sense of instability/loss of control due to the sensory sensitivities and...

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Get in touch

If you are looking for support as an individual, family, a school or organisation about living with and caring for neurodiverse individuals and would like to know more about our services or how you can become a premium professional or sponsor, please complete our form below.

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