INPP One Day Course

The one day course has been devised primarily for teachers who intend to use the INPP School Intervention Programme. The course comprises:

The INPP Developmental Movement Programme for use in Schools has been designed specifically to be used in schools with groups of children over the course of one academic year. Exercises from the INPP programme for schools should not be used out of context with individual children. Professionals wishing to use INPP exercises with individual children should attend the INPP one year course for practitioners or refer children to an INPP practitioner.

Morning session: (4 hours)

  • Introduction
  • Signs and symptoms of movement disorders in the classroom
  • The role of movement in sensory perception and coordination
  • Links between specific learning difficulties and sensory-motor dysfunction
  • What is Neuro-Developmental Delay?
  • Primitive reflexes as signposts of maturity in the functioning of the central nervous system and measures of improvement following an intervention programme
  • Instruction in the use of The INPP Screening Test

Afternoon Session: (2 hours)

  • Instruction and group participation in how to implement the INPP School Intervention Programme
  • Requirements for implementation of the INPP Programme in Schools:
  • Dedicated staffing by a teacher who has attended the INPP Day course, to cover:
  • 15 minutes’ assessment per child at the beginning and the end of the programme
  • Supervision by class teacher of exercises for 10 minutes per day, 5 days a week for a minimum of 1 academic year.
  • The programme has been designed to be used either with an entire class of children or selected groups of children as required.

Tuition fees:

INPP Chester runs the course at 2 monthly intervals through the school year.
The fee for teachers attending the full day on an individual basis is £250 + VAT for the day including the course manual (RRP £60). Morning coffee and tea are included. Lunch is not included.
Manual owners may request a £50 reduction on the above fees, provided they bring a copy of the manual to the training session.

Course Dates

INPP offers one day teacher training courses throughout the year at 1, Stanley Street, Chester from 10:00 – 17:00 (unless otherwise stated). Next available course dates:

  • Friday 17th February and Friday 16th June 2017

In Service Training for Schools

INPP and its recommended trainers also offer the course as part of “in service” training. The fee for providing in-service training is £1100 plus expenses (and VAT). The lecturer’s fee for the provision of in-service training does not include the price of the manual, which should be ordered in advance by the schools or institutions registering staff on the course.
(A Code of Practice for all trainers offering the INPP Day Course is available on request.)

Assessing Neuromotor Readiness for Learning. The INPP Developmental Screening Test and School Intervention Programme

‘This short screening test and developmental movement programme was devised in 1996 with the aim of making a daily physical programme designed to develop the foundations for physical literacy available beyond the private sector.
Since its inception it has been the subject of a number of independent studies which have indicated that a significant percentage of children in mainstream schools have minor issues with physical coordination, which can act as a barrier to achievement in the classroom[i]. Studies have also shown that The INPP School Intervention Programme is effective in improving physical coordination, being of general benefit to all children but having the most impact on children who show signs of immature coordination and who are also underachieving in the classroom[ii] [iii].

It should be stressed that the screening test should not be used as the basis for diagnosis but simply to evaluate a child’s ability on a range of simple tests for balance and coordination before and after intervention.
If a child has an existing medical condition or is undergoing treatment or therapy of any kind, advice should be sought from the relevant medical practitioner before participating in the intervention programme.

It has been brought to our attention that a small number of courses have been run outside of the United Kingdom which have either not been licensed by INPP or which have not followed the set curriculum. If you have any concerns about the validity of the certificate you have received or a course you are planning to attend, please contact either INPP Chester or the person listed as the INPP Principal in the country where the course is being run. A list of INPP Principals may be be found at on our International Page


[i] North Eastern Education and Library Board (NEELB) (2004). An evaluation of the pilot INPP movement programme in primary schools in the North Eastern Education and Library Board, Northern Ireland. Final Report. Prepared by Brainbox Research Ltd for the NEELB.

[ii] Pettman H, (2001) The effects of developmental exercise movements on children with persistent primary reflexes and reading difficulties. A controlled trial. Mellor Primary School, Leicester. Final Report. Best Practice Scholarship Study. Department of Education and Skills.

[iii] Goddard Blythe SA, 2005. Releasing educational potential through movement. A summary of individual studies carried out using the INPP test battery and developmental exercise programme for use in schools with children with special needs. Child Care in Practice. 11/4:415-432.