Course

  • 6 Modules

    A Basic Introduction to Expressive Language Disorder

    Language processing disorders come in different forms and for the purposes of this course we will be discussing expressive language disorder. In a further course we will be discussing receptive language disorder as these are the two main language difficulties experienced by children in our classrooms.  Expressive language disorder is seen when children struggle to express their needs, wants and thoughts clearly. Their writing may also be affected as they mature and begin to attend school.   During this course Cherryl will explore the nature of expressive language disorder and she will also discuss what the causes might be. Cherryl will discuss how to spot a child with expressive language disorder and she will give some examples of how a child might be affected.    Cherryl has also devised a further course ‘Ten Strategies for Working with Children with Expressive Language Disorder’. This course will help classroom practitioners to support children with expressive language disorder in the classroom.  
  • 7 Modules

    Puberty Education – When, Why and How?

    Explore good practice in puberty education for primary age children.   Explore what to teach and when, practical ideas for delivery and assessment, how to create a safe learning environment and strategies for answering children’s questions in an age-appropriate way.  Suitable for teachers of children in KS2.
  • 9 Modules

    What To Do When Your Child is Being Bullied

    During this practical short course, Pooky will walk you through a range of simple ideas to help you to support your child if they're being bullied .  None of these ideas require any existing knowledge or experience and they are all designed to feel easily doable.  You don’t have to do them all; pick one or two and see how you get on. This is one of a series of webinars commissioned by Resilient Rutland who are funded by the National Lottery.
  • 2 Modules

    Using Personal Growth Plans as a Springboard for Staff Development

    This is a recording of a past webinar. During this session, we’ll learn how Coppice Valley School introduced and implemented personal growth plans as an…
  • 7 Modules

    Leading Change: Having an Impact from the Bottom up and the Top Down

    You will understand how to consider and lead on change within a school to motivate and inspire colleagues to be part of your whole school approach to mental health.
  • 8 Modules

    Spot and Support: Eating Disorders

    This course will provide an overview into what eating disorders are, how the onset may occur in young people and the factors that may increase or decrease the likelihood of young people developing an eating disorder. We will also look at some of the things that can be done to support students with eating disorders. 
  • 9 Modules

    Listening Skills for Frontline Admin & Support Staff

    During this course we look at the important role of school office and admin staff and how we can develop skills and strategies to help us enjoy the job and make a big difference to those we work with every day.
  • 10 Modules

    Spot and Support: Low Mood and Depression

    This course will enable you to consider in detail how low mood and depression may present themselves in young people. We will look at how to spot the signs and cover some of the things that can be done at home or school to support young people.    
  • 6 Modules

    DSL: Safeguarding Update 6th October 2021 – Reflections on September | Planning for the whole year | Tips for working smarter

    This is a recording of a past webinar. This is the DSL monthly update webinar for schools leaders and Designated Safeguarding Leads. We will share…
  • 7 Modules

    Wellbeing: Simple Ideas for Keeping Active

    This course looks at the physical benefits of exercise but also its impact on sleep and mood. We consider how much is enough; we don’t ask you to run a marathon tomorrow but think about how we can all move more every day.
  • 2 Modules

    Fostering a Culture of School Improvement Using Action Research

    This is a recording of a past webinar. If you’re looking to move away from a traditional approach to performance management towards an action research-led…
  • 6 Modules

    Meeting the Mental Health needs of:  Children Living in Poverty

    During this course, you will work through a series of modules around the mental health needs of children living in poverty, the challenges they face and the needs of their families.  
  • 7 Modules

    Three Steps to Teaching Emotional Regulation

    Emotional regulation is a huge topic but broadly we are talking about how a person learns to independently deal with the things that trigger them.  It isn’t just our ability to react and use some strategies when we are feeling a certain way but it’s also the ability to monitor and manage what’s going on in our bodies and minds throughout the day in ways that are good for us and those around us.  Emotional regulation is made more difficult because our emotions are ever-changing and they vary in intensity.  Not only this, but young people will experience a range of emotions in different situations, whilst doing different activities an d whilst in the presence of different people, which will all affect how they feel.
  • 8 Modules

    How Mentally Healthy is your Setting? Auditing your Current Provision and Practice

    This course is aimed at school Mental Health Leads who need to evaluate their school’s current provision for mental health. Using these steps, you will then be able to work towards an Action Plan which encompasses all aspects of a cultural change towards more positive and supportive discussion around mental health in your school.   
  • 9 Modules

    The Weather – A Multisensory Exploration

    Some individuals with PMLD can dislike or even have a fear of certain types of weather e.g., thunder and lightning or very windy weather.  The weather is a constant in our lives therefore it is important to build a tolerance and understanding of how weather affects us.  Through this course Victoria will explore sensory based ideas on how to:  
    • Expose individuals with PMLD to the different types of weather through the senses, in a safe and therapeutic environment. 
    • Connect individuals with PMLD to science and outdoor learning through measurement and observation of the weather. 
    • Increase awareness and understanding of the different types of weather and the associated items we may need, whilst providing the sensory explorer the opportunity to voice their sensory preferences through making choices and rejections during the exploration of themed weather boxes. 
    • Share sensory ideas and inspiration for fun and engaging weather themed, sensory extension activities. 
      Victoria will also share a full resourced, step-by-step multisensory story, ideal used as a circle time resource or activity starter song.  The course will promote engagement of the PMLD student though communication, exploration, anticipation and showing sensory preferences through making choices and rejections. 
  • 3 Modules

    DfE funded training for Mental Health Leads: Creative Education & Headsight’s Programmes

    This is a recording of a past webinar. During this session, you’ll have a chance to learn about Creative Education’s designated senior mental health lead…
  • 15 Modules

    Effective Differentiation – Pathway

    This pathway has three key sections:

    1. Teach to the top: Matt explores some possible dangers of traditional approaches to differentiation and advocates ‘teaching to the top’ for all pupils.  He explains what this might look like in practice, including through the adoption of a mastery learning model.
    2. Support Pupils to Accept the Challenge of Hard Work: explores the importance of lowering the threat level in our classrooms so that all pupils can accept the challenge of hard work and achieve.  He shares five strategies for engendering the growth mindset in our classrooms and explains the importance of high expectations.  He shares two practical strategies for identifying pupils’ ‘struggle zones’ so that work is pitched appropriately, and he analyses some of the most common methods of in-class differentiation. 
    3. Use Three Waves of Support to Differentiate Effectively: Matt explores three waves of differentiation and support: quality first teaching; in-class differentiation; and additional interventions.  He also examines the role of the teaching assistant in providing differentiated support to lower-performing pupils and those with SEND.   

    As well as being useful for individual CPD for teachers, this course could form the basis of in-school departmental training.   

     

  • 2 Modules

    Using the Four Pillars of Parental Engagement to Drive School Improvement

    This is a recording of a past webinar. Justin Robbins and Karen Dempster, authors of ‘The Four Pillars of Parental Engagement’ will outline how knowledge,…
  • 8 Modules

    Spot and Support: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

    This course will provide you with the most up to date guidance on what we know about OCD and how we can support young people who may be experiencing the symptoms of this disorder. You will gain an overview of the signs and symptoms as well as what can be done to support those experiencing it.  
  • 6 Modules

    Meeting the Mental Health needs of: Looked after Children

    During this course, you will work through a series of modules around the mental health needs of young people who are under the care of their local authority. We will cover both contextual knowledge and some strategies to think about when you are planning what you can do to support the mental health needs of looked after children.