Training for schools

We have a range of training resources for people working in schools, to help you learn how to best support pupils with epilepsy.


First aid for seizures in schools

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Watch our short films showing what you need to do if a pupil has a seizure in schools. They cover focal, tonic-clonic, absence, myoclonic, tonic, and atonic seizures.

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Free online training

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All school staff can take this course to find out how to work with pupils with epilepsy.

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Take this course to find out more about statutory guidance, individual healthcare plans, learning and behaviour, and pupil safety.

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Epilepsy toolkit for schools

Use our downloadable toolkit to help you support pupils with epilepsy. Complete our online course to find out how to use the resources.

Medical conditions policy guidance (PDF)
Individual healthcare plan (IHP) for epilepsy (Microsoft Word DOC)
IHP prompt questions
Supporting pupils with specific learning and behaviour difficulties (PDF)
Checklist for school trips (Microsoft Word DOC)

Parent of a child with epilepsy?

Are you the parent or carer of a child with epilepsy?

Download our letter for schools and take it into the classroom to let the teacher know about our free training.

Classroom resources

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You can use them on interactive whiteboards, desktop computers or tablets.

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Get an award for your school

Does your school do a great job in supporting pupils with epilepsy?

If so, you can nominate your school to win an Epilepsy Action Edwards award.

Find out more about the Edwards awards

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