Course Cost:

Non Members: £190.00 (excluding VAT)

Members: £171 (excluding VAT)

Course Length: 1 Day

Venue address:
PBM Inspection Services, Heath House Training and Conference Centre, Cheadle Road, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, ST14 7BY

Course Date
 

01 January 2020

Course Time
 

09:30 to 15:30

This workshop is designed to help participants to examine and understand the issues that arise in schools as a result of the separation, loss and trauma experienced by pupils who have been adopted, are ‘looked after’, those pupils whose parents have separated or are divorced, and those pupils who have experienced the loss of a parent. Participants will look at ways in which social and emotional difficulties may be the underlying cause of behavioural problems, which in turn can lead to learning difficulties. Participants will gain an understanding of the specific educational and emotional needs of vulnerable pupils in relation to attachment, trauma, separation and loss. Participants will identify ways in which these issues may be addressed.

Participants will:

  • Gain an understanding of the specific educational needs related to attachment, trauma, separation and loss as experienced by adopted and looked after pupils, and those pupils whose parents have separated, are divorcing, or who have experienced the loss of a parent.
  • Examine and address possible areas of learning difficulty for adopted and looked after children, and those facing the trauma of divorce or loss.
  • Examine ways to empower educational professionals and adoptive parents to work together to address the learning and emotional needs of pupils.
  • Gain a greater appreciation of how our own experiences might affect the way we support children in school.
  • Examine some of the possible causes of behavioural problems and school-related difficulties.
  • Consider how behavioural difficulties impact on relationships, within the classroom.
  • Gain effective strategies and tools for supporting pupils, and meeting their needs in school.

Aimed at

The course is aimed at any member of staff within an educational setting who has responsibility for, or contact with, adopted or looked-after children. The course is appropriate for Headteachers, Senior Leaders, SENCO’s, teachers, support staff and governors in educational establishments, including those from Virtual Schools. The course content can also be beneficial for members of staff who support children through separation, divorce or loss.

Course Overview and In-School Training Information

This one day workshop is designed to help participants to examine and understand the issues that arise in schools as a result of the separation, loss and trauma experienced by pupils who have been adopted, are ‘looked after’, those pupils whose parents have separated or are divorced, and those pupils who have experienced the loss of a parent. Participants will look at ways in which social and emotional difficulties may be the underlying cause of behavioural problems, which in turn can lead to learning difficulties. Participants will gain an understanding of the specific educational and emotional needs of vulnerable pupils in relation to attachment, trauma, separation and loss. Participants will identify ways in which these issues may be addressed. The course is aimed at staff within an educational setting who have responsibility for, or contact with, children who have suffered early childhood trauma and/or loss such as children whose parents have separated or adopted or looked-after children. The course is appropriate for Headteachers, Senior Leaders, SENCO’s, teachers, support staff and governors in educational establishments, including those from Virtual Schools.

In-School Training

This course is available as in-school training. If you would like to find out more about in-school training please go to the in-school training section   CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ABOUT IN SCHOOL TRAINING
  or call us on 01889 567 014

Detailed course outline and session time table

Session 1

  • Welcome, introductions.
Objectives
  • Exercise : Effective beginning – One liners.
The Education Triangle
  • Exercise: Talking the same language.
  • Theory1: Attachment, trauma & brain overview.

Session 2

  • Theory : Feeling safe.
Defensive behaviours Separation and loss
  • Exercise: How children cope.
Strategies
  • Theory 3: The Stress Response.
  • Theory 4: Stress Response and Discipline.
The Vicious Cycle Impulse control Strategies

Session 3

  • Exercise: Rehearsing Reactions.
  • Effective beginning: Hall of Fame.
  • Learning difficulties.
  • Exercise: labels exercise.
  • Exercise :Funky chicken.

Session 4

  • Theory: Executive Function.
Executive Function & Developmental  Gaps
  • Strategies: Effective interventions.
  • Skills scenarios.
  • Return to the triangle.
  • Final Questions.
  • What Next? Homework.
As part of our quality assurance policy, and to ensure courses are always up to date, we reserve the right to update, alter and improve courses without prior notice in order to encompass any emerging changes in legislation, framework, or government guidance.

Tutor information and course feedback

 

Feedback:

  • “This was a very useful course, lots of useful information to take away and hopefully use to inform teaching”.
  • “Helpful to see the demands of school through the eyes of a child”.
  •  'Another outstanding and inspirational day'.
  • 'This has filled in so many gaps for me as attachment is mentioned alot but I didn't get a full enough picture from other that I have self researched. We are also having a greater intake of children with attachment issues through family difficulties, kinship adoption etc. I want to be better informed to stop other staff jumping to 'bad behavior' conclusions '.
  • 'The session was well led with lots of opportunities to ask questions. Expectations were exceeded.'
  • 'Very stimulating, thought provoking and moving at times!'
  •  'Very enjoyable. Good venue '.
  • 'Brilliant day - thank you'
  •  'Enjoyed the opportunity to discuss real issues openly and honestly - encouraged by Lisa's openess. Enjoyed the 'Neuro' aspect/attachment info '
  •  'Lisa was very good. Good insight into issues affecting these children and effective ways to support them in school.'
  •  'Doing theory, including personal experience and practical advice!'
  •  'Knowledge of trainer, organisation of day, discussion opportunities'
  • 'The personal approach.... tailored to us and personal needs with a tutor who used own experiences'
  • 'having someone who is going through difficulties being able to share is encouraging' 'A very thought provoking day - Thank you'
 

Membership special offers

03 February 2016, 29 April 2016: Members Advance booking discount for this course reduces the course cost to £165.30+VAT per person.

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