Amwell View Outreach Workshops

Our Outreach team offer a range of workshops for primary and secondary school staff and parents.  They have been developed as a strategic response to themes and issues that the team have identified whilst working in schools and with families.  The professional workshops fit perfectly into a staff meeting  and the parents’ workshops are generally held from  9.30 a.m. . The support staff workshops can fit into the school day as we understand that schools can’t  always afford to pay staff overtime to attend after school training.

Workshops delivered or planned so far in 2019/20

10/09/19 – Power of Silence (TAs) Hertford Heath
10/09/19 – Power of Silence (Teachers) Hertford Heath
16/09/19 – Let’s talk about ASD (Whole Staff) Spellbrook
17/09/19 – Power of Silence (Teachers) Hunsdon JMI
24/09/19 – Power of Silence (Whole Staff) Mill Mead
15/10/19 – Let’s talk about Inclusion (Teachers) Mill Mead                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           6/12/19 – Let’s Talk about Positive Behaviour (Parents) Hillmead

If you wish to arrange a workshop in your school, please contact Alison Lindsell for professionals’ training (alison.lindsell@amwell.herts.sch.uk) and for parents’ workshops contact Sarah McNeill (sarah.mcneill@amwellview.herts.sch.uk)

Let’s Talk About …. ATTACHMENT (FOR PROFESSIONALS)

  • To gain a basic understanding of Attachment
  • To develop an understanding of Attachment Styles
  • To develop strategies for children with Attachment difficulties

 

Let’s Talk About….INCLUSION (FOR TEACHERS AND SLT)

  • To understand the term ‘inclusion’ and what that means for individuals
  • To gain a shared understanding of the roles and responsibilities of all staff
  • To review planning and differentiation to show inclusion for a
  • To understand how inclusive practice impacts on learning and behaviour
  • To understand how we can be more inclusive in our practice

 

Let’s Talk About …DIFFERENTIATION (FOR PROFESSIONALS)

  • To identify potential barriers to leaning
  • To explore ways to differentiate whole class learning
  • To begin to create differentiated topic plans
  • To increase access to whole class teaching

 

Let’s Talk About…. THE ROLE OF TEACHING ASSISTANT (FOR SUPPORT STAFF)

  • To discuss what makes a good TA
  • To understand the nature of different roles a TA can have
  • To think about the child as a whole
  • To understand the impact of relationships and their effect on pupil behaviour
  • To become positive reinforcers
  • To explore the difference between punishment and consequence

 

Let’s Talk About….POSITIVE BEHAVIOUR (FOR PARENTS – WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY MORNINGS)

  • To have a better understanding of your child’s behaviour
  • To better understand the reasons behind your child’s behaviour
  • To gain useful strategies in managing challenging behaviour
  • To gain useful strategies in helping your child to understand their behaviour
  • To gain useful strategies to help your child make positive choices about their behaviour

 

The Power of….SILENCE (FOR PROFESSIONALS (ANY DAYS)AND PARENTS(WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY MORNINGS))

  • To understand how our use of language impacts on pupils with SEN
  • To become a positive reinforce
  • To fully understand the use of limited language and its effectiveness
  • To consider how sensory processing can affect responses
  • To understand and allow processing time

 

The Power of….  A SMILE (FOR PROFESSIONALS)

  • To understand the importance of relationships
  • To understand ghow secure relationships lead to effecive learning
  • To plan some practical activities that will build good relationships in your classroom

 

Transitions – Predict, Prepare, Prevent (FOR PARENTS WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY MORNINGS FROM 28TH APRIL 2020 )

Does your child find the start of a new school year challenging?   This workshop will support you to:

PREDICT: What challenges your child may face

PREPARE: Provide strategies and resources for a successful transition

PREVENT: By following the strategies you can support your child’s transition and prevent some of the problems they may otherwise face.