STAFF LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT

From ADHD to Attachment, from Emotion Coaching to Staff Coaching, we have a range of topics to support your learning and development.

‘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!’

ADHD

This learning experience is aimed at developing your understanding of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD); help you develop greater understanding of the challenges faced by children and young people with ADHD; and support in the identification of practical strategies to support these children and young people.


 

ANGER MANAGEMENT

“Anyone can become angry – that is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose and in the right way, that is not easy.” (Aristotle). Learn about this ‘core’ emotion, some different models of ‘anger’, how it effects our thinking and strategies for how to manage it more effectively.


 

 

ANXIETY and STRESS

A learning experience that will develop your understanding of anxiety and stress; support you in identifying anxiety and stress in yourself and others; share the 10 ‘crisis’ points specific to adolescence (if appropriate to your school); and share evidence-based approaches that support those experiencing anxiety and stress.


 

 

ATTACHMENT

“Insecure attachments are formed not from the absence of someone that loves the child, but the absence of someone that the child loves.” (Bowlby). A learning experience providing an introduction to attachment, some of the implications for learning and behaviour, along with  practical approaches to support those in need.


 

AUTISM

An introduction to autism, covering the ‘triad’ of impairment, sensory needs and how these can impact on learning and behaviour in the school environment. A range of practical approaches and strategies will also be discussed: such approaches can often be applied to individuals, classes and the whole school.


 

 

DEVELOPING RESILIENCE

This learning experience aims to develop your understanding of ‘resilience’, sharing some definitions and the meaning of these; covers the range of risk and protective factors; and introduces some tools from positive psychology that can support individuals to develop more resilient responses when faced with challenges.


 

 

EMOTION COACHING

Emotion Coaching is an evidence-based intervention for supporting children’s behaviour and emotional well-being.  This learning experience will equip participants with the skills to support the social and emotional wellbeing of the children and young people and increase awareness of how emotions impact behaviour.


 

MENTAL HEALTH and WELLBEING

This learning experience provides an introduction to this area, helping participants to understand mental health and emotional wellbeing; before exploring ways of identifying these and measuring them; and how we can support and foster positive mental health and wellbeing.


 

 

PAIRED MATHS

Paired maths is designed to improve maths skills using a range of materials and following a specific structure that helps to facilitate and scaffold the learning. This approach has produced significant learning gains, in addition to increasing self-esteem and developing social interaction skills, especially with at risk and low achieving children.


 

 

PT and DI

Precision Teaching and Direct Instruction:  this learning experience will equip you with knowledge of an ‘easy to apply’, low-cost,  evidence-based approach that can support children and young people who have struggled to acquire some basic academic skills: e.g. phonic sounds; high frequency words; numbers bonds, etc..


 

SELF-ESTEEM

What is self-esteem? How does it impact on learning… motivation… behaviour? This learning experience will  provide a clear definition of self-esteem and a model for understanding how it applies to children and young people in schools.  A range of approaches are also discussed  to support the development of self-esteem.


 

STAFF COACHING

Dealing with stress? Managing challenging behaviour in class? Coaching is an approach to develop the performance and wellbeing of school staff. Non-judgemental and supportive, coaching is a structured, collaborative, goal-directed conversation that supports problem-solving and solution finding. Click here for flyer.


 

 

STAFF WELLBEING

Supporting staff wellbeing is vitally important to the success of a school. This series of five, practical sessions, based on the ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’ framework, are designed to support participants in developing the skills and ‘habits’ so that they can cope effectively with challenges and develop more positive mental health.


 

WORKING MEMORY

This learning experience will provide participants with an overview of ‘memory’ and specifically working memory. The impact and role of working memory on learning will be explored, along with a range of approaches and strategies that can be incorporated into classroom practice to support those with working memory difficulties.


 

 

  • 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

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STAFF LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Training is only really effective if the learning and skills gained are transferred into practice.

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