Understanding and Including the Child with Dyspraxia /DCD in the Primary Years. Plus Handwriting Training.

Cathy Parvin is returning to repeat her extremely popular one day Dyspraxia training day that she did in Spring 2018.

Date:  30th January 2020

Venue: Wodson Park, Wadesmill Road, Ware,

Time:  9.15 a.m.  – 3.45 p.m.  (Arrival from 9.00 a.m. when tea/coffee will be available)  Lunch is provided

Suitable for: All teaching and support staff

Includes :

  • Background to dyspraxia
  • Physiology in simple terms
  • Identifying these children
  • Referral and diagnosis
  • The gifts and challenges this condition presents to these children
  • Simple, low cost but effective support strategies busy teaching staff can implement

LUNCH

  • A whole school approach to handwriting
  • How to prepare children for handwriting to minimise later problems
  • Trouble shooting- what to do when and how
  • Letter formation and font styles
  • National Curriculum compliant
  • Supporting left handed children
  • Sources of further information
  • Questions and Answers

Whilst all are welcome to attend for the whole day,  we are making the day flexible.  For example some colleagues might wish to just attend in the morning  or it might be that  some colleagues who just come along for the handwriting session – all options available to book on the online form!

To book, click here


Emotion Coaching – Fully Booked

Following on from our Attachment and Trauma training earlier this year, we have arranged with Kate Cairns Associates to deliver Emotion Coaching from 9.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. on Tuesday 19th November at Wodson Park, Ware.  The training will be delivered by Susan Blomley.
Using emotional co-regulation and guidance to enable children and young people to develop prosocial behaviour: This course enables learners to understand how adult responses to the behaviour of children and young people have an impact on the brain development of the child, to recognise different styles of response, and to use the practical approach of Emotion Coaching to address behaviour in the moment in a way that promotes positive brain development and pro-social behaviour.

Trainer: Susan Blomley – Susan is a scientist with a specialism in human biology and a keen interest in neuroscience, who is also a committed and enthusiastic teacher, and a parent. Her career in education has included work across the age ranges both in the UK and overseas, and has involved demanding pastoral roles and innovative approaches to science teaching.


Youth Mental Health First Aid

Who’s it for:  Mental health leads and/or deputy in schools or other pastoral staff.  Due to the high demand for this course, places are limited to one representative per school.

How long is it: 9.30am til 4.00pm – Two full days (both days must be completed)

How many people?  Maximum 16

About: This course works on the basis that there is a role in our communities for mental health first aiders – people that feel confident to go to someone experiencing emotional distress, provide initial help and guide them towards more specialist support.   This accredited evidence-based course covers how to respond to 8 to 18 year-olds experiencing mental and emotional distress.

Expected Outcomes:

  • Spot the early signs of mental health problem
  • Feel confident helping someone experiencing a mental health problem
  • Provide help on a first aid basis
  • Help prevent someone from hurting themselves or others
  • Help stop a mental health problem from getting worse
  • Help someone recover faster
  • Guide someone to the right support
  • Reduce the stigma of mental health problems

Refreshments: Refreshments and lunch are provided

Cost: The course is being funded as part of the CAMHS Transformation, venues are kindly being provided by local areas.  A charge of £100 will be made for participants that fail to attend without giving at least one week’s prior notice. (except in extenuating circumstances)

Course

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Dates Location   Course number Dates Location
1 11th and 14th June Stevenage 11 6th and 13th December Welwyn
2 21st and 28th June Hoddesdon 12 16th and 19th December Stevenage
3 2nd and 10th July Watford 13 10th and 17th January Broxbourne
4 5th and 12th July St Albans 14 13th and 16th January St Albans
5 6th and 13th September Hemel Hempstead 15 24th and 31st January Hemel Hempstead
6 20th and 27th September Letchworth 16 7th and 14th February Letchworth
7 4th and 11th October Hatfield 17 10th and 24th February Hatfield
8 18th and 25th October Potters Bar 18 28th Feb and 6th March Potters Bar
9 8th and 15th November Ware 19 13th and 20th March Ware
10 22nd and 29th November Watford 20 26th and 27th March Watford

 

To book a place on the course in your local area, please email SchoolMHTraining@hertfordshire.gov.uk


Understanding TraumaFULLY BOOKED


Tom Pyne from Kate Cairns Associates  to deliver an ‘Understanding Trauma’ course on 24th June.

In summary the course will cover:  Understanding Trauma: Promoting recovery from toxic stress

Toxic levels of stress can injure our brains, changing the way we think, feel and behave until we have recovered from the injuries. This can happen to anyone. This course enables learners to understand key issues in working with the significant minority of children and young people who are living with brain injuries from which they have not yet recovered. It also provides opportunities to practise and develop skills in working effectively with trauma.

Understand the impact of unregulated stress on brain development and function

  • Identify key areas of child development that may be affected by trauma
  • Summarise the key difficulties that may affect traumatised children and young people
  • Explain the phases of recovery from trauma
  • Identify key principles in promoting recovery from trauma

Understand promoting recovery for traumatised children and young people

  • Reflect on how to encourage and support children and young people with their recovery from toxic stress
  • Describe how working actively with others in the network helps children and young people with their recovery from trauma
  • Explain the importance of being able to act as an advocate on behalf of children and young people to ensure their needs are met in relation to recovery from trauma

Tom will also talk about a very useful Needs and Intervention tool that has been developed by Kate Cairns Associates


‘Understanding Executive Function and Metacognition to develop and support Self-Regulated Learners.’ FULLY BOOKED

Audience: SENCos and/or members of the SLT.

Trainers: EPs Nikki Collingwood  and Jill Bolton

Date: Wednesday 27th March 2019

Time: From 9.00  a.m. – 4.00 p.m.

Venue: Wodson Park, Ware

This course is being funded by DSPL3 and lunch is provided.

This will be a highly interactive day in which the following will be covered:
• The role of Executive Function /Metacognition/ Self-Regulated Learning in classrooms and why they are so important for all pupils
• What you do already to support these aspects of learning
• How else you could intervene to enhance learning in the classroom based on these concepts
• Planning at a school level to enhance understanding and use of these concepts for a whole school approach

Participants will be expected to submit a brief report at the end of the summer term 2019 outlining three tweaks/changes that have been made as a result of attending.

Schools currently signed up to attend are All Saints CE Primary School & Nursery, Bayford C of E Primary School, Bengeo, Chauncy, Christ Church C of E Primary and Nursery School, Freman College, Hertford Heath Primary School, Hockerill, Hollybush Primary School, Mandeville, Millfield, Priors Wood Primary School, Richard Hale School, Sacred Heart Primary School, Simon Balle All-through School, St Andrew’s CE Primary School (MH), St Mary’sJunior School, Stapleford, Summercroft Primary, Tewin Cowper, Thorn Grove Primary, Watton-at-Stone Primary School and Windhill21.


Circle of Friends Training – PAST EVENTS

In partnership with the Educational Psychology team, we are running some Circle of Friends training at Ralph Sadleir School, Puckeridge from 9.30 -11.30 a.m. on Wednesday 6th February and Hollybush from 1.00 – 3.00 p.m. on Wednesday 27th February.

Circle of Friends is a peer support intervention, aimed mainly at Key Stage 2 and above. It aims to focus the inclusion of a young person who is experiencing difficulties at school, typically around challenging behaviour and friendships.

Initially, it aims to build awareness of a child’s difficulties to the whole class, discussing how they might feel in school. Then volunteers are sought for a small group of support around the young person. These peers provide support and engage in problem solving with the young person with the difficulty, facilitated by an adult.

For more information, please see: https://inclusive-solutions.com/circles/circle-of-friends/

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Circle of friends is an approach to enhancing the inclusion, in a mainstream setting, of any young person, who is experiencing difficulties in school because of a disability, personal crisis or because of their challenging behaviour towards others.

The training will cover:

  •         The philosophy and rationale behind Circle of Friends;
  •         How to run the whole class meeting;
  •         How to run the Circle of Friends (i.e. the group);
  •         The importance of consent from the parents, young person and volunteers.

ENF Support Network Meetings Autumn 2 2018 – PAST EVENTS

Following the success of our first ENF Support Network meetings this half term  I am pleased to let you know that dates have now been set for next half term’s meetings.  Just to remind you, these sessions are for members of staff who provide 1:1 support for children.  We appreciate that many of our schools provide 1:1 support without ENF funding and TAs who support in those situations are also welcome to come along.  The TAs are welcome to attend whichever meeting/s that they would find useful.

Click on the links below to book a place:

SPLD: Wednesday 20th November, 9.30 – 11.30 a.m. at Thorley Hill SPLD Base

SEMH: Thursday 29th November, 1.00 – 3.00 p.m at Thundridge Primary School

Autism: Tuesday 4th December, 9.30 – 11.30 a.m. Venue TBC depending on numbers

MLD/SLD: Tuesday 4th December, 1.00 – 3.00 p.m. at Ralph Sadleir Middle School

 SLCN: Thursday 6th December, 1.00 – 3.00 p.m. at High Wych Primary School

Protective Behaviours Foundation – FULLY BOOKED

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 15th and 22nd January 2019 – THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL

Additional training is at Wodson Park from 9.30 – 4.30 on 21st and 28th January 2019 – THERE ARE 4 SPACES LEFT

So far the  following schools have signed up: Bayford, Bengeo, Birchwood High, Christ Church, DSPL3 SEN Outreach team, ESMA, Freman College, Hertingfordbury Cowper, Hormead, Little Munden, Mandeville, Morgans, Puller Memorial, Ralph Sadleir, Sacred Heat, Simon Balle All-through School,  Stapleford, St. Catherine’s, St. Mary’s (BS), St. Mary’s (W), St. Thomas of Canterbury, Thorley Hill, Wheatcroft and Windhill21.


ENF Support Network Meetings Autumn 2018 – PAST EVENTS

DSPL3 is introducing half termly network meetings to support staff who are working with children on a 1:1 basis. This will mainly  include children who are in receipt of ENF, but staff working with children whose ENF application was turned down at a Panel during 2017/18 are also welcome.
Sessions planned for the Autumn Term are:
Further information has been sent to SENCOs, but if you wish to apply for a place just click on the session you wish to attend.

Maths Anxiety PAST EVENT

We have arranged for Nikki Collingwood (Educational Psychologist) to lead a day’s training on an intervention designed to reduce Anxiety in Maths.The day’s training will include:

1. Understanding aspects of self-regulation, anxiety and self-concept in maths
2. Helping pupils to develop skills in these areas through an intervention to support maths problem solving.

Participating primary schools would need to send two members of staff along to the training, one a TA who will be involved in the intervention and a second member of staff (SENCO, Senior Teacher/Deputy. Maths Lead etc) who will take responsibility for leading on the project. The expectation would be that the intervention would be started in the autumn term, with school’s submitting a case study just before Christmas.

Whilst the intervention is for primary aged pupils, Nikki feels that attending the one day course would be useful development for secondary TAs who support in maths lessons. Secondary schools would be welcome to send one or more members of staff on the course.

The training is from 9.00 a.m. – 3.30 p.m. on Tuesday 26th June at Wodson Park, Ware. Lunch is provided.

 


Dyspraxia Training PAST EVENT

Course Title: Understanding and Including the Child with Dyspraxia /DCD plus Handwriting Training.
Trainer: Cathy Parvin of Dyspraxia Education https://www.dyspraxia-ed.co.uk
When: Thursday 26th April – 9.30 – 3.30 p.m.

Where: Wodson Park, Ware

Suitable for: Primary and Secondary Teaching and Support Staff


Crisis Support Training PAST EVENT

We have arranged a  day of training led by Educational Psychologists to help schools prepare for the possibility of sad events or critical incidents affecting the school community.

When:  Thursday 8th March

Where: Riverside Suite, Ware Priory, High St, Ware SG12 9AL

The day is split into two distinct sessions, and it is for schools to decide who are the most appropriate colleagues to send to each session.  There is the option for morning attendees to stay/afternoon attendees to arrive early for a networking lunch.

The morning session is designed for senior leaders and will cover:

  • The emotional and psychological impact of sad events or critical incidents in school
  • The type of support that is most effective for different types of events
  • Key actions to consider in the event of a bereavement or critical incident:

o   Communication

o   Planning support

o   Resources & signposting

o   Longer term considerations

  • Help that is available from the Local Authority
  • Preventative actions & capacity building

The afternoon session is designed for members of staff responsible for coordinating or delivering emotional support for children and young people (e.g. SENCo, PSHE coordinators, Learning Mentors, Pastoral Support Leads). The session will cover:

  • Children’s understanding and response to bereavement or trauma
  • How to support children who have been bereaved or experienced a traumatic event
  • Activities that can be used with individuals or groups as part of bereavement work or stabilisation after a critical incident
  • Factors to consider when making decisions about whether further support is needed
  • How to look after yourself: understanding your reactions, utilising coping resources, accessing supervision

Please click here to apply for the course.


DSPL3 Spring Term SENCO Briefing in partnership with HfL PAST EVENT

When: Wednesday 21st March 2018

The meeting is from 1.00 – 4.00 p.m. with a networking buffet lunch available from 12.30 p.m.

Click here to apply.

Spaces are limited to 40 and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.


Wellbeing Toolkit 2 for Professionals PAST EVENT

When: 9.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. 30th January 2018  (FULL)  or 9.00 a.m. – 4.00 .m. 31st January (FULL) or 9.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. 1st February (4 school spaces left)

Click here to apply for a place on 1st February 

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.

For more information click here

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.


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 Thursdays 18th and 25th January 2018


 Staff Sharing and Peer Supervision PAST EVENT

When: 29th November  3.00—5.00 p.m.,  6th and 13th December 3.00—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.

Course Objectives:

  • 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 PAST EVENT

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

Click here to apply.

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.

For further information click here

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

Click here to apply

List of partipating schools and settings


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

Course Objectives:

  • 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

Costs:

Funded by DSPL3 – lunch included

Participant Expectations:

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.

Venue

Wodson Park, Ware

Dates:

Secondary  – Tuesday 7th March

Primary – Wednesday 22nd February and Wednesday 22nd March

Click here to see settings that are attending the primary course

Click here to see settings that are attending the secondary course


 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.

Click here to see the course evaluations

Click here to see who attended


‘An Introduction to Children and Young People’s Mental Health in School’.  PAST EVENTyoungminds

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.

For further information click here

Click here to see the course evaluations

Click here to see list of schools that attended the training.

 


 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.

Click here to see list of schools and settings that are attending the training

Click here to see the course evaluations


  ‘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.

Click here to  see list of schools and settings that attended the training

Click here to see the evaluations