Wellbeing Toolkit 2 for Professionals
When: 9.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. 30th Jauary 2018
Rationale: Considering that staff in schools are now more likely to be in contact with children with mental health problems, it is of the utmost importance that they receive appropriate training. Wellbeing in schools is a fundamental prerequisite for healthy and productive quality teaching and learning. Both children and teachers need to feel supported, fit and well to be inspired and inspiring. The Wellbeing Toolkit 2 is a programme of professional development to promote and maintain resilience and personal effectiveness.
Brief overview of the course: The 20 sessions (all of which have their own powerpoint presentation) in this toolkit aim to provide the necessary resources to enable staff to enhance their own wellbeing. Staff who come on this one-day training course will gain a deeper knowledge on these sessions, including:
• Understanding and assessing your mental health and wellbeing
• Developing wellbeing through creative activities
• How to be an emotion coach
• Managing your stress – building your tool box
• The resilience snake – building resilience using key tools and positive psychology.
Target Audience: This course is of particular relevance to all staff in the education sector who understand the importance of developing their own repertoire of skills and therapeutic tools for working with children and young people, but they also use these skills as part of their own approach to maintaining their own wellbeing/mental health.
Delegate Resource pack will include: You will receive your own copy of the Wellbeing Toolkit 2, which includes all the powerpoint presentations that you can take back to your school and implement confidently.
Staff Sharing and Peer Supervision
When: 29th November 3.00—5.00 p.m., 6th and 13th December 3.30—5.00 p.m.
Audience: For pastoral leaders and pastoral workers interested in leading staff sharing or within their school or peer supervision within wider networks
Using the existing resources within a team or network, staff can participate in this peer supervision group, focussing on an in depth discussion of a pupil and using an evidence based, holistic, solution-focused approach to respond to their needs.
- Recognise and utilise the existing resources within a team
- Realise the impact of sharing ideas, theories and reflective practice
- Facilitate a non-judgemental problem solving environment
- Generate strategies or changes in thinking to support vulnerable pupils
- Develop the skills to facilitate the group within your school or network
DSPL3 SENCO Briefing in partnership with HfL
When: Thursday 7th December. The meeting is from 1.00 – 4.00 p.m. with a networking buffet lunch available from 12.30 p.m.
The full agenda will be published here mid November
Spaces are limited to 40 and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
WellComm Speech and Language Screening Project PAST EVENT
Our WellComm project has been very successful, with 90 settings already trained and using it. We have organised a training session in each term next year. The training will be for colleagues from the final thirty or so settings that are not yet signed up to our project and also for new members of staff in our current WellComm settings who have not attended any training and wish to do so.
Summer 2017 Tranche 10:
Date of training: 9.15 a.m. – 12.15 p.m. Tuesday 23rd May at Wodson Park, Ware
Date case study due: February 2018
Supporting the pupil with autistic spectrum condition PAST EVENT
Audience: Teachers, SENCOs and/or Learning Support & Teaching Assistants supporting a child with Autistic Spectrum Condition
- To raise awareness of the impact of the pupil with Autistic Spectrum Condition
- To explore strategies to support learning
- To provide an opportunity to share ideas
Funded by DSPL3 – lunch included
To complete a summary sheet outlining three changes that have been made in school as a result of attending the course and the impact of those changes, including where appropriate pupil voice about the changes.
Wodson Park, Ware
Secondary – Tuesday 7th March
Primary – Wednesday 22nd February and Wednesday 22nd March
Dr Margot Sunderland PAST EVENT
Date: Tuesday 21st February 2017
Time: 8.45 – 3.30 p.m.
Where: Amwell View School
Who is it for: Teachers, SENCOs, Deputies and Headteachers only (THIS EVENT IS NOT FOR LSAs/TAs etc)
Cost: There is no cost to schools as it is being funded by DSPL3
Expectation of attendees: Submit a very brief report outlining three changes that they have made in their classroom/school as a result of attending the course. This will be due 31st March 2017.
Due to demand we have organised further ‘Mental Health Awareness’ training that is being delivered by YoungMinds – we previously ran this course in Spring 2015, people who attended then should not attend again as it is much the same course.
Protective Behaviours Foundation PAST EVENT
This is a 2-day course for anyone who lives and/or works with children, young people, or adults. The day sessions are separated by a week to allow time for reflection and practice.
The learning outcomes for the course are that each participant will be able to:
- understand what makes up the Language of Safety and be able to use this in order to communicate in a way that enhances relationships and empowers all involved
- explain some of the possible effects of Unwritten Rules
- describe the relationship between Feelings, Thoughts and Behaviour and use this model to problem solve events
- clarify Rights and Responsibilities
- define a personal concept of Safety
- describe the function of Early Warning Signs in the PB process
- describe how a person might use the idea of Personal Networks of support
- describe how someone could use the seven PB Strategies as an integral part of the Protective Behaviours process in practice
- devise a Personal and/or Group Plan to use the Protective Behaviours process
- make links with the Protective Behaviours process and things that people may already statutorily have to do or choose to do
Places are limited to two per school/setting and there will be an expectation that each participant will produce a case study (no more than 2 sides of A4) during Spring Term 2017 that demonstrates the impact of the training in their school/setting.
The training is at Wodson Park from 9.30 – 4.30 on Thursday 1st and 8th December.
‘Attachment Aware Schools: Supporting learning, promoting resilience’. PAST EVENT
This course is for anyone working with vulnerable and traumatised children and young people in an education setting. Participants will develop an understanding of the impact of unmet attachment needs and trauma on education throughout childhood, and will have an opportunity to reflect on what they can do to develop an attachment aware setting.
The training is from 9.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. at Ware Priory on Wednesday 8th February 2017.