Secondary Wellbeing of Pupils

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Developing Pastoral Support Programmes

To examine advice and guidance on best practice in developing and implementing an effective PSP.

Who should attend?

Senior leaders, leaders with a responsibility for behaviour and wellbeing, SENCOs, Year 7 Leads

Course objectives

  • To understand the role of a PSP within the continuum of support for behaviour, social and emotional well-being for individual pupils. 
  • To provide the opportunity to develop the skills in writing effective pupil targets as part of a PSP.
  • To provide the opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and understanding of effective inclusion strategies to support the pupil as part of a PSP. 
  • To improve school transition by giving colleagues a shared understanding of how the PSP documentation can best support a pupil moving from a primary school to a secondary school.

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Included in package:
  • Primary
  • Comprehensive Secondary

£177.60

(incl. VAT)

Emotional Literacy Support Assistants (ELSA)

The ELSA Training is a ‘tried and tested’ programme that teaches staff how to improve pupil mental wellbeing. It is an inexpensive way to deliver quality support to many vulnerable students in your school. Students learn to improve their wellbeing and behaviour and become aware of their underlying emotions.  They learn how to make better choices, build better relationships and develop skills for success in life. 

Who should attend?

Any member of staff working with vulnerable children and young people, for example, Teaching Assistants (TAs), SEN Learning Support Assistants (LSAs), Learning Mentors, Family Liaison Workers, etc.

Course benefits:

  • The ELSA project is an evidence-based initiative where teaching assistants receive six days of special training from EPs related to emotional literacy and well-being of children and young people in school.
  • By becoming a registered ELSA in their school, staff receive ongoing professional supervision from EPs to help them deliver individual and small group support programmes in schools.
  • ELSAs can help with a range of issues, including loss and bereavement, self-esteem, motivation, social skills, issues with friends and relationships, anger management, behavior in class, bullying, anxiety, exam-related stress, etc.
  • This preventative, inexpensive initiative can build on schools’ current resources, delivering quality support to students.
  • Beneficial outcomes have been found to be: increased staff confidence in supporting vulnerable pupils and a significant improvement in the emotional well-being of students

Plus 2 x group supervision sessions will take place in summer term 2020 and a copy of “Well-Being: An Introductory Handbook.

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Included in package:
  • Not Included

£600.00

(incl. VAT)

Emotional Literacy Support Assistants: ELSA Supervision

An essential part of the ELSA initiative is ongoing supervision to build the competence and confidence of the ELSAs. On completion of training all ELSAs are offered half-termly group professional supervision facilitated by an educational psychologist (EP). This is needed to maintain accreditation to work as an ELSA.

Who should attend?

ELSAs who have attended the training course

Course benefits:

 

  • Provide casework support and guidance
  • Support ELSAs in setting and reviewing appropriate targets through case studies and group discussion
  • Enable additional training and discussion in areas of interest identified by ELSAs/recap on previous training and new developments in key areas
  • Give access to peer support
  • Facilitate shared problem-solving.
  • ELSAs will be able to share ideas and resources

 

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Included in package:
  • Not Included

£180.00

(incl. VAT)