High quality training programmes for professionals, drawing on the latest research and approaches.
Interactive, with opportunities for discussion and reflection.
Designed and delivered to build knowledge, skills and confidence.
“Learning presupposes a specific social nature…” Lev Vygotsky
We can design, develop and deliver training courses in the following areas, tailored to meet your needs:
- Anger Management
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
- Managing Behaviour – effective interactions
- Peer learning interventions
- Working memory
There may be other areas of professional development where we can support you:
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It is widely recognised that stress is one of the biggest factors affecting teacher wellbeing. Further, there is research indicating that teaching staff are less able to transmit emotional and social competence and wellbeing effectively if their own emotional and social needs are not met.
This training programme is specifically designed to support staff in developing the skills that will enable them to cope effectively with challenging and stressful situations.
The Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) programme is designed to support schools in building their capacity to meet the emotional needs of children and young people. It recognises that children and young people learn better and are happier in school when their emotional needs are met. This highly regarded 5-day training programme for teaching assistants will equip them with a robust understanding of a range of emotional difficulties and the skills to plan and implement bespoke interventions to meet these needs.
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Feedback from a recent ELSA course
‘I thoroughly enjoyed the course and found it informative and inspiring…. Thank you for all your teaching; for inspiring me to step knowledgeably out of my 1:1 role; for making the course days fun and for all the sweets!’
‘I would most definitely recommend this course to anyone considering attending. It is extremely valuable to anyone who works with children’
‘Highly recommend – covered a lot of issues and gave advice and resources to help children overcome them. Introduced us to not only a mountain of knowledge, resources and strategies but a lovely bunch of people that we will keep in touch with.’
‘I would advise anyone, who has any involvement with children to do this course. It will give you a different outlook on children and their behaviour.’
For those who have received training on the ELSA programme, this supervision and CPD package supports on-going learning and development: an integral part of the ELSA programme and philosophy.
Attending this supervision and CPD package will not only ensure that you continue to enhance your ability to meet the needs of children and young people with social and emotional needs, but also extend your knowledge and skills. It also provides the perfect platform to share ideas, learn from and collaborate with peers.
As one recent ELSA participant stated, “The interaction and feedback we get from everyone is truly important. The fact that we can share our experiences and discuss as a group is priceless.”
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Emotion Coaching is an evidence-based intervention for supporting children’s behaviour, mental and emotional health and well-being. It can be beneficial to both children and adults in supporting awareness, expression and regulation of emotion. This training programme is designed for staff and will equip them with the skills to support the social and emotional wellbeing of the children and young people they support.
The importance of schools in developing resilience cannot be overstated and the research is clear that schools need to adopt a holistic approach to most effectively foster academic resilience. This innovative programme uses an evidence-based framework to support schools in achieving this goal. Benefits include:
- Improved academic attainment;
- Improved engagement with learning;
- Improvements in behaviour and attendance and;
- Enhanced social and emotional wellbeing.
“…those with high assurance in their capabilities approach difficult tasks as challenges to be mastered, rather than threats to be avoided.”
Albert Bandura, 1925
This programme aims to provide staff with evidence-based practical approaches to support the development of pupil resilience. It will help them to:
- Achieve positive relationships with pupils;
- Build understanding and knowledge of pupil’s individual strengths and challenges, hopes and aspirations and;
- Support pupils to develop resilience in a way which is appropriate to their individual circumstances.