Audience: School staff
This course will enable teachers to gain a fuller understanding of what is meant by spirituality and spiritual development. It will provide clear and usable definitions for these difficult terms and consider why spiritual development is such an important aspect of the education we offer. We will be looking at how different people express their spirituality in so many different ways and discussing how schools can cater for this diversity. Practical help will be given to enable schools to identify when and where they are providing opportunities for spiritual development through collective worship, in subject areas and in the wider co-curriculum.
Audience: School staff and Governors
How to diversify your curriculum? Following the Black Lives Matter protests earlier this year we will be examining how a renewed consciousness about race and equality is impacting on RE and more widely in the school curriculum. Ed Pawson will be joined by others as he leads this session.
Are you confident that your recruitment processes comply with the latest safeguarding legislation?
This online course has been written by our highly regarded Safeguarding Team, for governors, trustees and people who work in schools, settings and other agencies with children and young people.
It is designed to increase your knowledge and understanding of safer recruitment and it will enable you to be compliant with the most recent KCSiE statutory guidance.
Language, Listening and Communication in the Early Years: An Introduction to supporting deaf children
There are more children being diagnosed and fitted with hearing aids earlier resulting in increased numbers of Early Years children requiring specialist support. Many settings find themselves wanting to support these children effectively and are actively looking at options for their own awareness development.
The early years are a critical age for deaf children to develop their play and thinking skills and to do this they need access to language. This course will give you an overview of what it is like to be deaf and how deafness can impact on listening, spoken and communication skills, as well as social development.
One-day virtual Child Protection Inter-Agency refresher course is for delegates with safeguarding children responsibilities. Refresher courses are for those delegates who have already undertaken the 'Safeguarding Children Training Level 3 - Initial Training Course'. Group 3 and above are required to attend an inter-agency safeguarding update or refresher: schools every 2 years; early years and others every 3 years.
This is a two-day, multi-agency course for Group 3 delegates with safeguarding responsibilities (named/designated staff) and/or those working regularly with children and young people who have a duty to learn more about child protection as specified in Working Together to Safeguard Children and Keeping Children Safe in Education.
Attachment Based Beginnings online course for practitioners working with pre-reception aged children in early years settings (Equivalent to 2 days learning)
This course has been created in partnership with our Early Years, Educational Psychology and Social Emotional and Mental Health teams. Sometimes we can be at a loss to know how to respond to children and we can feel disempowered or frustrated that we don’t seem to be able to manage a child’s behaviour. This course will help you build the skills you need to see beyond the behaviour and begin to understand what that behaviour is telling us. More importantly it will help us understand how we can respond differently to support that child.
Attachment Based Beginnings is designed to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding of staff working with pre-Reception children aged 2 years plus.
The Attachment Based Mentoring Programme aims to meet the specific needs of children who are most in need, by providing them with a significant adult in school who will become a safe base and is able to provide relational support through coaching and mentoring. The training draws on theories and research from the fields of attachment, coaching and resilience. ABM is a comprehensive practical guide as to what to do and how to be to ensure that the individual needs of each child are met.
This online course is roughly equivalent in time to 3 day course, but can be completed in your own time however best works for you. We do recommend having a learning partner at school to discuss your learning and development with. The course will involve a mix of learning activities including videos, audio slides, reading, exploration, activities, personal reflection and sharing thoughts, ideas and plans with others on the course.
The approach aims to enable children to feel safe, connected, and capable - forming positive relationships and enjoying learning.