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Training Courses

Introducing the MindMate Lessons
Course length: Full day
Theme: Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH)
Date: 03 November, 2017 09:00

Introducing and showcasing the brand new and exciting MindMate lessons – a new curriculum supporting key emotional literacy skills and good SEMH in Primary and Secondary schools. For all LEEDS primary and secondary colleagues, including SILC/PRU

Twilights 1&2: Parental mental health: supporting pupils in your school
Course length: Twilight
Theme: Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH)
Date: 13 November, 2017 15:00

Estimates suggest that between 50% and 66% of parents with a severe and enduring mental illness live with children under 18. That amounts to about 17,000 children and young people in the UK (The Mental Health Foundation). Research has shown that some children of parents with a severe and enduring mental illness experience greater levels of emotional, psychological and behavioural problems than children and young people in the rest of the population. This can affect children’s attendance, behaviour and attainment.

Attachment, attainment and behaviour: an introduction for schools
Course length: Half day
Theme: Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH)
Date: 20 November, 2017 09:00

Behaviour interventions are effective in ‘closing the gap’ (Sutton Trust/EEF 2014). Research shows an inextricable link between attachment and school readiness and school success (Commodari 2013, Geddes 2006). For example, as many as 80% of pupils diagnosed with ADHD have attachment issues. Teachers and other adults in school can provide attachment opportunities for pupils and thus reduce challenging behaviour

Domestic violence: what can schools do for their pupils?
Course length: Half day
Theme: Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH)
Date: 04 December, 2017 09:00

According to the RCPysch Children dealing with domestic violence and abuse often do badly at school. Their frightening experiences at home make it difficult to concentrate in school, and if they are worried about their abused parent, they may refuse to go to school. There are a range of ways that schools can be effective in both preventing domestic violence and supporting pupils who are victims when it occurs (DCFS 2009)

Twilight: Supporting pupils with SEMH needs such as Autism & ADHD
Course length: Twilight
Theme: Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH)
Date: 04 December, 2017 14:30

Identification, referral and support for pupils with mental health problems including autism and ADHD

Twilights 1&2: Staff and pupil wellbeing: implementing the ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’
Course length: Twilight
Theme: Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH)
Date: 08 January, 2018 15:00

Interventions which promote social and emotional learning are effective in ‘closing the gap’. The 5 Ways to Wellbeing offer a simple framework for improving staff and/or pupil wellbeing. Emotional wellbeing is positively associated with the ability to learn, be creative and play (PHE 2015). There is strong evidence from survey research that teachers are among those professions with the highest levels of stress and mental health problems (Labour Force Survey).Higher levels of staff well-being can contribute to improvements in teaching and learning (Dewberry & Briner, 2007, Briner &Dewberry, 2007). This course is an interactive, thought-provoking introduction to the topic.

Grief and bereavement in schools – everybody’s business
Course length: Full day
Theme: Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH)
Date: 11 January, 2018 09:30

This course is delivered in partnership with Child Bereavement UK and Leeds' based charity, Elliot's Footprint. The course aims to develop the skills, knowledge, understanding and confidence of staff to support pupils who are experiencing loss and grief. It is suitable for staff working in a PRIMARY or SECONDARY school setting, and is ideal for Headteachers and members of the Senior Leadership Team.

An introduction to emotional well-being and mental health - Skills
Course length: Full day
Theme: Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH)
Date: 22 January, 2018 09:00

Interventions which promote social and emotional learning are effective in ‘closing the gap’. Mental health problems are strongly associated with disrupted education and poor attainment levels (DoH 2015). Positive wellbeing correlates with improved behaviour and academic attainment (PHE 2014). In this document PHE makes four statements: 1. Pupils with better health and wellbeing are likely to achieve better academically. 2. Effective social and emotional competencies are associated with greater health and wellbeing, and better achievement. 3. The culture, ethos and environment of a school influences the health and wellbeing of pupils and their readiness to learn. 4. A positive association exists between academic attainment and physical activity levels of pupils.

Raising Self Esteem and Promoting Positive MentalHealth
Course length: Half day
Theme: Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH)
Date: 05 February, 2018 09:00

To support education staff in developing their understanding of issues surrounding self esteem and the promotion of positive mental health in schools.

Twilights 1&2: Positive mental health strategies: an introduction for schools
Course length: Twilight
Theme: Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH)
Date: 05 February, 2018 15:00

This half day course will give practical strategies to both 'plan in' positive mental health on a whole school basis and also give a very easy way to think about what we mean by 'self- esteem' on an individual basis and how schools can plan and implement strategies to raise the self-esteem of both staff and students.

Improving Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing for Pupils and Staff through School Based Yoga Practise
Course length: Full day
Theme: Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH)
Date: 28 February, 2018 09:15

The scientific evidence base for yoga in child development, wellbeing and learning is clearly evident (Hagen, I. and Nayar, U.S., 2014, Rempel, K, 2012, Sharma, M., 2014). Schools which promote positive mental health and wellbeing and implement yoga, breathing, focus and relaxation techniques have staff and pupils who are calm and focused and pupils who are ready to learn. The yoga practise is designed to organise and prepare pupils to learn through a classroom based movement curriculum.

Introducing the MindMate Lessons
Course length: Full day
Theme: Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH)
Date: 16 March, 2018 09:00

Introducing and showcasing the brand new and exciting MindMate lessons – a new curriculum supporting key emotional literacy skills and good SEMH in Primary and Secondary schools. For all LEEDS primary and secondary colleagues, including SILC/PRU

Parental mental health: supporting pupils in your school
Course length: Half day
Theme: Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH)
Date: 19 March, 2018 09:00

Estimates suggest that between 50% and 66% of parents with a severe and enduring mental illness live with children under 18. That amounts to about 17,000 children and young people in the UK (The Mental Health Foundation). Research has shown that some children of parents with a severe and enduring mental illness experience greater levels of emotional, psychological and behavioural problems than children and young people in the rest of the population. This can affect children’s attendance, behaviour and attainment.

Grief and bereavement in schools – everybody’s business
Course length: Full day
Theme: Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH)
Date: 26 April, 2018 09:30

This course is delivered in partnership with Child Bereavement UK and Leeds' based charity, Elliot's Footprint. The course aims to develop the skills, knowledge, understanding and confidence of staff to support pupils who are experiencing loss and grief. It is suitable for staff working in a PRIMARY or SECONDARY school setting, and is ideal for Headteachers and members of the Senior Leadership Team.

Building pupil resilience: an introduction for schools
Course length: Half day
Theme: Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH)
Date: 04 May, 2018 09:00

Whole school interventions to build pupils’ resilience have been shown to have positive impacts on mental health and attainment particularly for the most vulnerable pupils including pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium (LSE 2014).

Twilight sessions 1&2- Attachment, attainment and behaviour: an introduction for schools
Course length: Twilight
Theme: Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH)
Date: 04 May, 2018 15:00

Behaviour interventions are effective in ‘closing the gap’ (Sutton Trust/EEF 2014). Research shows an inextricable link between attachment and school readiness and school success (Commodari 2013, Geddes 2006). For example, as many as 80% of pupils diagnosed with ADHD have attachment issues. Teachers and other adults in school can provide attachment opportunities for pupils and thus reduce challenging behaviour

Emotional Literacy and your school
Course length: Full day
Theme: Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH)
Date: 21 May, 2018 09:00

Programmes to support emotional literacy have the potential to significantly raise attainment and improve behaviour (Durlak 2011).

Your LGBT friendly school
Course length: Full day
Theme: Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH)
Date: 08 June, 2018 09:00

Develop a greater understanding of LGBT issues and develop strategies to support your pupils using Stonewall resources and activities from You, Me PSHE scheme of work.

Twilights 1&2: Staff and pupil wellbeing: implementing the ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’
Course length: Twilight
Theme: Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH)
Date: 19 June, 2018 15:00

Interventions which promote social and emotional learning are effective in ‘closing the gap’. The 5 Ways to Wellbeing offer a simple framework for improving staff and/or pupil wellbeing. Emotional wellbeing is positively associated with the ability to learn, be creative and play (PHE 2015). There is strong evidence from survey research that teachers are among those professions with the highest levels of stress and mental health problems (Labour Force Survey).Higher levels of staff well-being can contribute to improvements in teaching and learning (Dewberry & Briner, 2007, Briner &Dewberry, 2007). This course is an interactive, thought-provoking introduction to the topic.

An introduction to MIndfulness for schools
Course length: Half day
Theme: Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH)
Date: 16 July, 2018 09:00

Interventions which promote social and emotional learning are effective in ‘closing the gap’. This course will explore the practice of mindfulness and why and how it might be implemented in school. Mindfulness refers to the ability to direct the attention to experience as it unfolds, moment by moment, with open-minded curiosity and acceptance. Well conducted mindfulness interventions have been shown to be popular with students and staff and capable of improving wellbeing and behaviour. In recent years it has become increasingly popular in schools.

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  • Full Day £195 + VAT
  • Half Day £90 + VAT
  • Twilight £50 + VAT

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