Course

  • 2 Modules

    Adapting Mainstream Provision to Meet a Changing Profile of Needs

    This is a recording of a past webinar. We’ll explore the steps that mainstream settings can take to adapt their provision to meet the increasingly…
  • 1 Module

    Leading on Behaviour in the Current Context

    This is a recording of a past webinar, we’ll explore how we can best understand and meet the behaviour needs of children in the current context with an aim of creating create calm, consistent classrooms and playgrounds that enable children to connect with both learning and play We’ll be learning from the Executive Head Teacher Meic Griffiths, who’ll be providing practical ideas for secondary school heads and deputies.
  • 6 Modules

    Spot and Support Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

    This course has been developed to give you an overview of the key signs to spot in those who may have Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). We will also consider some of the ways we can support those experiencing this spectrum of disorders - given its complexity and life long nature, when to seek further support and how you can work with parents and carers.
  • 6 Modules

    OCD & Intrusive Thoughts: How to Help Your Child

    This course has been developed to give you an overview of the key signs to spot in those who might be experiencing intrusive thoughts and OCD. We will also consider some of the ways we can support those experiencing intrusive thoughts and OCD, when to seek further support and how you can work with parents and carers.
  • 7 Modules

    Anxiety: Helping Your Autistic Child to Help Themselves

    Anxiety is very much part of growing up and is something that we will all face at some point in our lives. However, Autistic children can experience Anxiety more intensely and more frequently than other children. Throughout the following modules, we will consider how best to support children with Autism.  
  • 7 Modules

    Navigating Frenemies, Cliques and Bants with Your Teen

    During this practical short course, Pooky will walk you through a range of simple ideas to help you to support your teen with their friendships.  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 course is written with parents and carers of children from about the age of 11 primarily in mind, but the ideas here could easily be adapted for use by people working with young people or you could use them to deliver workshops or discussion sessions to parents or carers. This is one of a series of webinars commissioned by Resilient Rutland who are funded by the National Lottery
  • 7 Modules

    Supporting Children with Friendship Issues

    During this practical short course, Pooky will walk you through a range of simple ideas to help you to support your child with their friendships.  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 course is written with parents and carers of children up to the age of about 11 primarily in mind, but the ideas here could easily be adapted for use by people working with young people or you could use them to deliver workshops or discussion sessions to parents or carers. This is one of a series of webinars commissioned by Resilient Rutland who are funded by the National Lottery.
  • 75 Modules

    Behaviour & Wellbeing Post Lockdown

    This pathway brings together a range of ideas and voices to support you to support the return to school. We don't imagine you'll do all the modules, but we hope that bringing them together in one place will allow you to take a pick and mix approach according to the priorities and challenges within your specific context.
  • 7 Modules

    De-escalation: What is it and how do I do it?

    In this course you'll explore practical and effective de-escalation techniques that you can use to help the young people you support. This course is aimed at teaching assistants or anyone working with young people in an educational setting and there are some ideas here that could be adapted for use by parents and carers too.
  • 8 Modules

    An Introduction to PDA or Demand Avoidance. A Parent and Carers’ Guide

    In this course you will learn about the characteristics of PDA, a profile of the autism spectrum. Children who present as demand avoidant will also have high levels of anxiety, making everyday tasks seem overwhelming to them and result in refusing, withdrawing or shutting down to avoid doing things. This can be very challenging as a parent and is often be overlooked or misinterpreted. We will look at all the ways that a child may present with PDA and how to spot the triggers alongside strategies to help support these children. While autism approaches may be helpful for addressing sensory issues we will also look at the flexible and collaborative approaches that are needed for the child who is demand avoidant. This course will help you to learn new creative strategies and knowledge to support the child at home and how to understand our children and support them in a way that works for them.
  • 1 Module

    How to Manage Conflict and Keep Cool in a Crisis

    This is a playback of a past live webinar.  It can be hard to remain cool in the face of challenge or a crisis so in this session you’ll be walked through a range of techniques to help you to do just that.  You’ll consider how to diffuse and respond to anger and how to remain (or at least appear to remain) calm when a child is deeply distressed and in need of a supportive adult.
  • 10 Modules

    Support Students Who Self-Harm: 8 Ideas That Work

    In this course Pooky will walk you through eight practical ideas and approaches to enable you to better support students who are currently self-harming.  This will aid your understanding and your confidence. The course is suitable for anyone working with or supporting a young person who is self-harming in any way.  These videos could also make a useful focus for team INSET.
  • 8 Modules

    Reducing Exclusions Through a Trauma Informed Approach

    A trauma informed response is one where we create an environment where children who’ve experienced trauma or adversity feel safe, can emotionally regulate and are more able to engage with life and learning.  This approach can reduce exclusions and increase engagement with learning both within and beyond the classrooms as children are supported to move beyond a fear response into a calmer state where learning becomes a possibility and anger and anxiety responses become better regulated.

  • 11 Modules

    Adapt Learning For SEMH Pupils

    Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs are needs that can be an obstacle to formal learning in a similar way to other SENDs, and yet the differentiation for learning is sometimes hazy. In addition, some pupils with SEMH also have other SENDs – how do you account for both in your classroom? 

    This course gives you an overview of practical approaches and solutions to supporting the needs of these young people – how to prevent behaviour getting in the way of learning and how to support the pupils’ strengths to help them understand that education can be for them too. 

  • 9 Modules

    Help Children Enjoy Lunchtimes

    Working with pupils during the school lunchtime can be one of the most challenging roles in school. With children having the most freedom and space during this unstructured time, behaviours can deteriorate, which can lead to a whole host of difficulties for staff. These films are therefore aimed at providing a basis for understanding how and why pupils behave in particular ways and how as adults, our behaviours are crucial to changing a culture.  
  • 11 Modules

    Establish Relationships Quickly with Students You Don’t Know

    Supply teaching, NQTs, trainees, cover supervisors, Covid19 lockdown rotas and ‘oh, Sue’s away – can you just cover her year 9s period 4?’…throughout our teaching careers there are many times that we will be required to cover classes and teach lessons that we may have had little or no time to prepare for. This course gives you an overview and practical solutions to establishing relationships with pupils when you might only have 47 mins with 34 of them.
  • 9 Modules

    How to Create a Personal Wellbeing Action Plan

    Wellbeing action plans are an evidence-based approach to promoting wellbeing.  They can be used by children or adults and give a clear, simple framework for staying well. This course gives you an overview of the different elements of a wellbeing action plan and some clear pointers for developing an effective plan.  The framework provided can help to clarify your thoughts and actions whether it’s your own wellbeing that you’re looking to promote or if you’re supporting a pupil or colleague.  The process of writing the plan is every bit as important as actually implementing it and this is especially true when it comes to planning ahead for the holidays with more vulnerable pupils. This course is suitable for anyone interested in developing a wellbeing action plan for themselves or in supporting a child or adult to write one. The course has been developed and delivered by Dr Pooky Knightsmith, a mental health expert who has supported hundreds of adults and children to develop wellbeing action plans through workshops and also through her book “The Mentally Health Schools Workbook” which has an entire chapter dedicated to supporting staff to develop wellbeing action plans.
  • 8 Modules

    Help the Demand Avoidant (PDA) Child in Your Class

    In this course you will learn about the characteristics of Pathological Demand Avoidance - PDA, a profile of the autism spectrum. Children who present as demand avoidant will also have high levels of anxiety, making everyday tasks seem overwhelming to them and result in refusing, withdrawing or shutting down to avoid doing things.  This can be very challenging in a school environment and can often be overlooked or misinterpreted. We will look at all the ways that a child may present with PDA and how to spot the triggers alongside strategies to help support these children. While autism approaches may be helpful for addressing sensory issues we will also look at the flexible and collaborative approaches that are needed for the child who is demand avoidant.  This course will help you to learn new creative strategies and knowledge to support the child in school as well as enabling the child to feel understood and supported through their time in education. This course is for anyone who would like to gain greater knowledge of PDA and be better equipped to support the child in feeling able to engage with their environment and learning.
  • 6 Modules

    Manage Your First Classroom

    In this course, Matt Bromley shares his tips for managing your classroom. He explores ways of creating a classroom environment that’s conducive to learning, shares top tips for managing behaviour, including how to deal with five common forms of misbehaviour, and explores the role that rewards and sanctions play in classroom management. As well as being useful for individual CPD for new teachers, this course could form the basis of coaching and mentoring activity in schools.
  • 7 Modules

    Manage Behaviour: Principles and Presence 

    In this course, which is the third of three courses on the subject of behaviour management, Matt Bromley shares ten top tips for managing behaviour, shares three principles to guide your behaviour management approaches, and articulates the importance of developing a presence in the classroom to exude authority and control. As well as being useful for individual CPD for teachers, this course could form the basis of whole-school training or 121 coaching.