Course

  • 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.
  • 7 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. 
  • 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. 
  • 9 Modules

    Spot and Support: Substance Misuse & Addiction

    This course will enable you to explore the difference between substance misuse and addiction as well as what to look out for in young people. We will also gain a richer understanding about the risk and protective factors as well as how we can support those experiencing substance misuse or addiction both at school and at home.  
  • 8 Modules

    Differentiate your Approach to Safeguarding Children with SEND

    This short course for DSLs will look at the additional considerations needed to ensure the effective safeguarding of children with SEN and how to put these in place. The course will use the requirements of Keeping Children Safe in Education as a starting point and then consider how these need to be adapted to meet the needs of the most vulnerable pupils in both mainstream and specialist settings.
  • 2 Modules

    Workload: How to Reduce Staff Workload Whilst Improving Student Outcomes

    This is a recording of a past webinar. Reducing workload at the same time as improving student outcomes might sound impossible, so we’ll be learning…
  • 8 Modules

    Communication 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.
  • 8 Modules

    Understand the Links Between Abuse and Mental Health

    This is an introductory course for all staff and volunteers working with children in schools and colleges. This course will explore where mental health problems in young people might indicate that they are being abused or harmed. We will consider what abuse is, how children experiencing mental health issues may be more vulnerable to abuse and consider mental health as an indicator of harm. You will also learn what to do if you are concerned about the mental health or wellbeing of a child in your school. 
  • 7 Modules

    Creating Opportunities for Play

    This course has been designed specifically for parents and caregivers who’d like to gain inspiration for optimising playful opportunities with their children.  You will learn practical ideas for supporting your child’s curiosity and playfulness; helping you to cultivate play even in the most mundane of moments.  
  • 5 Modules

    New to Headship: Making the First Term Count

    This is a recording of a past webinar, new and aspiring heads who want to make a difference without suffering instant burnout will have the…
  • 7 Modules

    Understand the Safeguarding Implications of Children Missing from Education

    This is an introductory course for all staff and volunteers working with children in schools and collegesIt is important that all staff understand the risks that children face when they miss education. This course will consider why attendance is important, look at the risks that children face when they miss education and we will learn about school and local authority responsibilities to these children. We will also learn about factors that might cause a child to miss education and finally, what to do if you are worried about a child missing education.  
  • 13 Modules

    Self Regulation Difficulties: Ten Top Tips and Strategies

    Self regulation problems are seen when children experience meltdowns or behaviour tantrums at an age that exceeds the toddler stage of development. It is both acceptable and customary for toddlers to struggle to contain their emotions but this is a skill they master as they mature. During this course Cherryl will provide ten strategies and top tips that will help in the classroom. You might also be interested in Cherryl's introductory course which sets the scene: A Basic Introduction to Self Regulation Difficulties.
  • 6 Modules

    A Basic Introduction to Self Regulation Difficulties

    Self regulation problems are seen when children experience meltdowns or behaviour tantrums at an age that exceeds the toddler stage of development. As everyone knows it is normal for toddlers to struggle to contain their emotions but this is a skill they master as they mature. During this course Cherryl will explore the nature of these self regulation problems and she will also discuss what the causes might be. Cherryl will discuss how to spot a child who is struggling with self regulation and she will give some examples of self regulation You may also be interested Cherryl's follow up course: Self Regulation Difficulties: Ten Top Tips and Strategies.
  • 2 Modules

    Staff Induction: Getting New Staff Off to a Flying Start This Year

    This is a recording of a past webinar where we’ll explore practical strategies that go beyond helping staff to settle into your school and enable…
  • 8 Modules

    Making Mindfulness Fun

    Whether you’re a regular meditator or are new to Mindfulness, this course will provide you with some fun ideas for engaging children with mindful practices. Designed for both individual and group engagement, this course is perfect for teachers, parents, carers or anyone who works with or supports children.