Events and Training

Speech and Language Therapy Training for teachers and teaching assistants. Delivered by East Coast Community Healthcare Speech and Language Therapy Service.

This course is accredited by the QCF.

This is an externally accredited course for those working with children aged 5-11 years. Designed to be delivered over ten weekly sessions (each session lasts two and half hours) the course uses interactive teaching methods, practical activities, videos and group discussion to engage learners. It provides information and strategies to develop the communication skills of all children but especially those with speech, language and communication needs.

This course enables schools to work towards Elklan’s Communication Friendly Schools accreditation.

What will the course cover?

The course will provide you with practical skills to support the communication development of all children in the classroom. You will complete a portfolio, adding to it each week; this will help to put into practice what you learn on the course. Participants will receive a Level 2 or Level 3 nine credit Award in Knowledge and Practice to Support the Communication Skills of 5-11s – both levels are now on the Qualification and Credit Framework. A portfolio of evidence will need to be submitted.

Course Outline:

  • What is communication?
  • Understanding non-verbal communication, developing listening and attention skills
  • Developing memory and independent learning
  • Modifying adults’ speech to help a child understand language
  • Understanding beyond simple sentences
  • Promoting vocabulary development
  • Encouraging expressive language development and storytelling skills
  • Promoting effective communication and social skills
  • Supporting children with unclear speech and exploring the link between speech, reading and writing
  • Management of stammering and other issues raised during the course

For further information about Elklan and the course content please see the Elklan website at www.elklan.co.uk

Dates: Wednesday mornings on 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 November, 6 December 2017, and 10, 17, 24 and 31 January 2018.

Time: 9.15- 11.45am

Venue: Dereham Children’s Centre, London Road, Dereham, NR19 1AS

Cost: £375 (including VAT) per delegate: includes ten 2.5 hour training sessions, marking of portfolios, accreditation fee and the Language Builders book.

To apply for a place on one of these courses please complete an application form and send it to ECCH.SALTtraining@nhs.net. Applications forms can be downloaded from the ECCH website.

Please email ECCH.SALTtraining@nhs.net or telephone 01493 808630 for further information.

Your place will be confirmed once we have received your completed application form.

Do you work with a child or young person with a sensory loss?  Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to develop your skills.

The course will consist of theory and practical activities to develop skills for working with children and young people with a sensory loss across early years, schools, complex needs schools and colleges. 

Accreditation at BTEC Advanced level requires course attendance on all five days and task based activities. The course requires a commitment to produce five assignments and study time outside of the study days. 

Content

  • Day 1 - 10 November 2017: Sensory Impairment and its impact on learning
  • Day 2 - 17 January 2018: Impact on learning / introduction to supportive technology
  • Day 3 - 31 January 2018: Supportive technology
  • Day 4 - 20 February 2018: Supporting children and young people with SEND
  • Day 5 - 23 March 2018: Managing the environment.

Please note this course is pending accreditation from Pearson.

Dates: Between 10 November 2017 – 23 March 2018

Time:1.30-4pm

Venue: Professional Development Centre Norwich.

Cost:  Full Course - £600.  If you have a young person in your setting who has a moderate, severe or profound sensory loss then one place on this course is free for the individual TA working with that young person.  Non-attendance will be charged at £50 per session.  Please note because of the demand for this course an admin charge of £40 will be made for delegates who drop out of the course after being offered a free place.  This includes all materials, refreshments and lunch each day.

Cost of individual day attendance: £95

Closing date for applying for a place on this course: 30 September 2017

For more information please contact Claire Hogston – telephone 01603 704040 or email csbtec.vsss@norfolk.gov.uk

The Council for Disabled Children and the Sex Education Forum are delighted to present their inaugural conference: Statutory SRE – getting it right for disabled children and those with SEN. 

For too long the rights of disabled children have been overlooked in the debate around high quality sex and relationships education. The government’s historic decision to place sex and relationships education on a statutory footing means that a public debate on their entitlement is needed more than ever.

This conference will include input from senior policy makers, professionals, parents, and children and young people themselves. It will mix debate about the future direction of policy with practical advice on how to implement high quality SRE in your setting or area.

Speakers:

  • Dame Christine Lenehan: Director, Council for Disabled Children
  • David Stewart OBE DL: Head Teacher, Oak Field School and Sports College
  • Richard Vaughn: Deputy Director, Department for Education
  • Lesley Kerr-Edwards: Director, Image in Action

Choose from four interactive workshops:

  • Sex, Relationships and Making Choices in A Changing World: An accessible and interactive workshop with Face Front Inclusive Theatre
  • Teaching consent: Practical strategies for small group work with pupils with MLD with Sarah Duignan, Image in Action
  • Boundaries in 1:1 work: Developing safe learning environments for talking about sex with Claire Lightly, the sexual health charity FPA
  • The home/school partnership: Talking about sexuality with parents and carers (TBC)

Date: Tuesday 16 January 2018

Time: 10am – 4pm

Venue: Friends House, 173-177 Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ

Cost: £199

For more information please contact Tristan Shorrock: email: tshorrock@ncb.org.uk or telephone: 020 7843 6303

To book a place please visit the Eventbrite website.

This is a very unique seminar which aims to develop a learner's knowledge and understanding of the common types of cancer but more specifically the types of treatments people may go through.  We explore how these treatments can affect the body and how physical activity and exercise can help make the journey through treatment or post treatment more positive.  This condition is exceptionally complex and it is our intention with the seminar to focus on how we as fitness instructors and coaches can make a person's everyday life more independent and enjoyable.

We discuss the types of exercises and activities which could be suitable alongside key considerations for safe and effective activity.

Note: If you are a L3 Exercise Referral Instructor you can claim 3 REPs points for completing this seminar.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Overview the common types of cancer
  • Explore the different types of cancer treatments and how they affect the body
  • Identify the benefits of physical activity and exercise during and post treatment
  • Highlight the key considerations that must be taken when exercising with this client group
  • Recognise and apply health and safety considerations

Date: Thursday 18 January 2018

Time: 6.30-9.30pm

Venue: Norwich Family Golf Centre, Dunham Road, Easton, Norfolk NR9 5GA

Cost:  There is a £10 fee for this workshop; this is a deposit and will be refunded after confirmed attendance on the course.

For more information or to book this workshop please visit the Active Norfolk website.

This is an accredited course and suitable for anyone who provides support for those who use Signalong as part of their communication.   It aims to develop the skills learners already have and to understand the communication process and develop their ability to communicate with those who have communication impairment.

Course objectives:

  • Discuss the early development of language, social interaction and communication
  • Consider how sign supported communication supports children and adults with speech, language and communication needs
  • Practice using signing skills and signs to interact and communicate with others

All learners will be required to complete a written test at the end of the course and throughout the course their practical work will be observed.

Certification: accredited certificate (if failure of examination at end of course a certificate of attendance will be given)

Maximum number of learners: 12 learners

Dates: Saturdays – 13 January, 20 January and 27 January 2018, 15 hours duration

Time: 10am–3.30pm

Venue: 221 St Leonards Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 4JN

Cost: Now reduced to £75 per learner plus £19 for a Signalong phase 1 book

For more information or to book a place please contact Tanya Hubbard, Training Coordinator. Tel: 01603 765405. Email: trainingteam@thehamletcharity.org.uk

This course is for you if you:

  • Are interested in dyslexia and want to further your understanding of dyslexia work with pupils with dyslexia between the ages of 5 and 18
  • You work in a classroom setting and want to get better at differentiating for learners with dyslexia
  • Want to remove the barriers that dyslexia may create in a word based society

The qualification will be awarded based on activities completed during the sessions and compiled into a portfolio of evidence.

You will learn:

  • Different definitions of dyslexia
  • Characteristic features of dyslexia
  • The social, emotional and behavioural impact of dyslexia
  • What issues are faced by dyslexic learners when learning to read, spell and write
  • How dyslexia may affect the development of numeracy skills
  • What assessments are available and how they might be used
  • Many different strategies for addressing the barriers to learning that individuals with dyslexia may face, including use of assistive technology
  • Sources of support

This course is a balance of theory and practical strategies. It builds on the foundations established in the Level 1 Dyslexia Awareness course although there is no requirement for you to have done this first.

Please note that a Level 3 course is equivalent to an A level standard.

Dates: 10, 17, 24, 31 January, 7, 28 February, 7, 14 March 2018

Time: 1.30-4pm

Venue: Taverham High School, Beech Avenue, Taverham, Norwich NR8 6PA

Cost: £350 per person (£315 membership price)

For more information or a course booking form please contact Cathy Partington by email: c_partington@taverhamhigh.org or tel: 01603 860505 ex 239.

This course is aimed at adults working with students with dyslexia in a professional capacity. The course is for you if:

  • You are a teacher and want to get better at differentiating for learners with dyslexia
  • Support in class and want to enable learners with dyslexia to acquire greater independence
  • Work with pupils with dyslexia in small groups or one-to-one

You will need to be able to work with the same learner with dyslexia on a weekly basis throughout the spring term. In the second half this needs to be at least twice per week for twenty minutes each time.

The qualification will be awarded based on activities completed during the sessions and compiled into a portfolio of evidence.

You will learn how to make a short term plan for a learner with dyslexia, deliver its content, monitor progress, report outcomes and evaluate the result.

You will be taught how to:

  • Prioritise learning objectives
  • Understand the language of professional assessment reports
  • Assess the suitability of available intervention programmes
  • Involve and empower your learner
  • Monitor progress in every session
  • Adjust and plan sessions in the light of your observations
  • Communicate intervention outcomes to your line manager, your pupils and parents
  • Make a new plan for your learner

This course builds on the foundations established in the Level 1 and 3

Dyslexia Awareness courses although there is no requirement for you to have done these first.  However, you will need to be confident that you have a good basic knowledge of dyslexia, the issues faced by learners with dyslexia and be aware of the most common and helpful strategies and approaches.

Please note that a Level 3 course is equivalent to an A level standard.

Dates: 9, 16, 23, 30 January, 6, 27 February, 13, 27 March 2018

Time: 1.30-4pm

Venue: Taverham High School, Beech Avenue, Taverham, Norwich NR8 6PA

Cost: £350 per person (£315 membership price)

For more information or a course booking form please contact Cathy Partington by email: c_partington@taverhamhigh.org or tel: 01603 860505 ex 239.

Glue ear affects up to 20% of pre-school and reception aged children at any one time, and up to 80% of all children before the age of 10 years.  Glue ear usually resolves spontaneously within three months, however, 30-40% of children have recurrent episodes and 5-10% of episodes last for more than a year.

During this time, and without appropriate awareness and support, glue ear can also have a significant impact on a child's language development and educational attainment.  Some groups of children are known to be at risk of having long-term glue ear eg those born with a cleft palate or Down's syndrome.

Virtual school sensory support are offering a half day session training (this is free at present) to ensure staff have a basic understanding of glue ear, its prevalence and impact.

Dates:

  • 15 January in Norwich
  • 29 January in Swaffham

Time: 1.30-4.30pm

Venue: Full venue information will sent with confirmation of place

Cost: Free (at present)

If you would like to attend a training session please contact:- sensorysupport@norfolk.gov.uk

Signalong is a system of signs based on British Sign Language which is designed to help people with communication difficulties to understand and express their needs, choices and desires.

The six-week Signalong foundation training course will teach participants all the skills necessary to gain access to the entire Signalong vocabulary.

Dates:

Course 1 (Tuesdays)

  • 16 January 2018
  • 23 January 2018
  • 30 January 2018
  • 6 February 2018
  • 20 February 2018
  • 27 February 2018

Course 2 (Fridays)

  • 19 January 2018
  • 26 January 2018
  • 2 February 2018
  • 9 February 2018
  • 23 February 2018
  • 2 March 2018

Time: 10am-1pm

Venue: Onward Enterprises, Thetford IP24 1HU

Cost: £75 which includes an adult learning disability core vocabulary manual and a Signalong certificate.  Participants will be invoiced for the fee.

If you are interested in attending, please do not hesitate to contact Tina Allen if you require further information. Email tina.allen@nchc.nhs.uk or call 01553 666680.

The development and empowerment of teachers to effectively promote positive behaviour is fundamental to best outcomes for learners.

Course outline

Educator Solutions ‘Behaviour Bitesize’ series of twilight training sessions will unpick and explore common behaviour related issues and will equip teachers with a range of responses, solutions and strategies for immediate use back in their classrooms.

The focus of the sessions are:

  • Revisiting key principles for positive behaviour - what are they, why they work and how to put them into effective practise
  • 28 February 2018 - STEPS-1117-T008
  • Rules and routines in the classroom. How to develop and embed rules and routines which support positive learning behaviour
  • 24 January 2018 - STEPS-0118-T003
  • Classroom communication and responding to inappropriate behaviour.  How verbal and non-verbal language supports win-win outcomes when responding to inappropriate behaviour.
  • 19 March 2018 - STEPS-0318-T010
  • Rewards and sanctions. Consider how the consequences that follow behaviour can influence and promote positive behaviour
  • 1 May 2018 - STEPS-0518-T002
  • Working with other adults in the classroom. Support TAs and volunteers to be confident in behaviour management skills
  • 21 June 2018 - STEPS-0618-T002
  • Positive behaviour and the learning environment. Identify key factors in the environment which help to promote behaviour for learning
  • 19 September 2018 - STEPS-0918-T001

Time: 4-6pm

Venue: Norwich Professional Development Centre

Cost: £40 per delegate, per session

For further information please email diane.leamon@educatorsolutions.org.uk

Aimed at colleagues working with young people in Norfolk schools.  These workshops will provide hands on practical training in a variety of areas to support SpLD learners.

Date: Thursday 25 January
Developing phonological awareness (EYFS and KS1).

Date: Wednesday 21 February
Useful apps, technology and practical resources to support dyslexic learners with spelling (KS2).

Date: Tuesday 20 March
Useful apps and practical resources to support dyslexic learners with writing (KS1).

Date: Wednesday 21 March
Useful apps, technology and practical resources to support dyslexic learners with writing (KS2/ KS3).

Date: Tuesday 26 June
Useful apps and practical resources to support learners with difficulties in maths (KS2/3)

Time: 1.30–4pm

Venue: Taverham High School, Beech Avenue, Taverham, Norwich NR8 6PA

Cost: £50 per person (members can attend one session of their choice for free)

For more information or a course booking form please contact Cathy Partington by email: c_partington@taverhamhigh.org or tel: 01603 860505 ex 239.

The aim of this programme is for schools, colleges and mental health professionals to make changes in the way they support children and young people with their mental health.  The training days cover understanding the strengths, limitations and capabilities and capacities of education and mental health professionals, and developing knowledge of what’s available to support children and young people’s mental health and how to make more effective use of resources.

The two different workshops are led by Anna Freud clinicians.  Each workshop will be comprised of 20 schools/colleges and approximately 20-25 mental health professionals.

Ideally staff will be the same across both workshops.

Please note this programme (MHS and Schools/Colleges Link Programme) is in addition and will provide valuable learning to inform the recently launched Link Work Provision which will be delivered in Norfolk by Point 1.

Venues and dates:

Norwich Workshops

  • Workshop 1 (Monday 5 February, 9am–3.30pm)
  • Workshop 2 (Monday 23 April, 9am–4pm)

King’s Lynn Workshops

  • Workshop 1 (Friday 9 February, 9am–3.30pm) 
  • Workshop 2 (Friday 27 April, 9am–4pm)

Great Yarmouth Workshops

  • Workshop 1 (Friday 23 February, 9am–3.30pm)
  • Workshop 2 (Friday 4 May, 9am–4pm)

For more information or to book please email Rhonda Stokes rhonda.stokes@norfolk.gov.uk.  If booking please give the venue you wish to attend, the name of your organisation, and the name, job title and email contact of the person attending.

All training days are designed to support young people with autism and any social communication difficulties.

Training days are ideal for professionals working in an education, health or social care field and parents/carers of children with autism or other related conditions.

This training looks at ways we can help a young person understand different feelings – what they look like, sound like and the words we use.  It looks at developing strategies to help young people understand what they are feeling and support the development and use of their emotional vocabulary and expression.  We will also look at different visual resources to help us teach children how to respond to different emotions.

Date: Wednesday 7 February 2018

Time: 9.30am-3.30pm

Venue: Training Venue - to be confirmed, but will be in Norwich area.

Cost: £100 max per delegate* - All prices include a catered lunch and a resource pack to take away.

For more information please contact Alpha Inclusion, call:  (01603) 926170, book online at www.alphainclusion.co.uk/training or email: info@alphainclusion.co.uk

* Alpha Inclusion courses will work on a sliding scale and for 2017-2018 they promise to reduce the cost for each delegate as the numbers increase.

  • Up to 15 delegated - £100 each
  • 16-20 delgates - £95 each
  • 21-25 delegates - £86 each

Educational Psychology and Specialist Support WAVE 3 LITERACY. Supporting Struggling Readers using Sound Discovery® & Rapid Phonics®

How to use synthetic phonics to teach Reading, Spelling and Writing, as approved by the DfE.

This course is for SENCOs, Teachers and Teaching Assistants in Primary or Secondary Schools aiming to deliver a highly structured programme which supports pupils with literacy difficulties.

Course outline at Steps 1 and 2

  • Sound Discovery/Rapid Phonics structure and methodology 
  • How to assess and place pupils on the programme
  • Delivery of the Snappy Lesson™ 
  • Introduction to Step 3
  • Use of decodable texts
  • Managing the intervention for success

Please nominate a member of staff, eg SENCO/literacy coordinator to attend sessions with teaching assistants: the role of managing the programme in school is fundamental to the programme’s success.

Teachers and teaching assistants attending the course will need preparation time to carry out assessments before delivering the programme.

Date: Thursday 8 February 2018

Time: 1–4 pm

Venue: Abbey Conference Centre, Norwich

Cost: £75 per delegate, for an in-depth training and workshop session (10% discount for four or more delegates).

For more information about the Sound Discovery and Rapid Phonics course, please contact:

Bridget Tinsey, Business Support Officer, Children's Services, Carrow House, Level 2, 301 King Street, Norwich, NR1 2TN

Tel: 01603 307553 or email cs.epss@norfolk.gov.uk

For teachers and teaching assistants, delivered by East Coast Community Healthcare Speech and Language Therapy Service.

Being able to listen and pay attention are the building blocks of communication.  Learn how these fundamental skills develop, how you can encourage and extend listening and attention and how to identify when a child is struggling.  This course will give you practical strategies for individual and group working.

Date:  Thursday 8 February

Time: 9.30am-12.30pm

Venue: Caister Infant and Nursery School and Children’s Centre, Kingston Avenue, Caister–on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, NR30 5ET

Cost:  £42 (including VAT) per delegate

Email ECCH.SALTtraining@nhs.net or telephone 01493 808630 for further information

Organised by Norfolk and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs)

A session for health practitioners who work and come into contact with children and young people 0-25 and their families to be aware of their duties and responsibilities, in meeting the needs of children and Young people with SEND to improve their overall outcomes.

Understand the process for Education Health and Care needs assessment Plan (EHCP) and components to writing good quality health advice for EHCP needs assessment.

Date: Tuesday 13 February 2018

Time: 1.30 – 4pm

Venue: Harbour Room, Northgate Hospital, Northgate Street, Great Yarmouth NR30 1BU

Cost: Free

For more information or to book visit the Eventbrite website.

For teachers and teaching assistants, delivered by East Coast Community Healthcare Speech and Language Therapy Service.

Covering typical speech development and how you can identify if a child’s speech is not developing as expected.  Teaching strategies you can use to support children to develop speech sounds.

Dates and venues:

  • Monday 19 February - St Edmunds Primary School, Kilham’s Way, King’s Lynn, PE30 2HU
  • Thursday 8 March - The Pod, Colman Junior School, South Park Avenue, Norwich, NR4 7AU

Time:  9.30am-12.30pm

Cost:  £42 (including VAT) per delegate

Email ECCH.SALTtraining@nhs.net or telephone 01493 808630 for further information

This conference will address:

  • Achieving alternative provision excellence across the sector
  • Effective models of school/provider partnerships
  • Ensuring the student experience leads to meaningful outcomes
  • Sustainable transition to post-16 training or employment

Date: Friday 23 February 2018

Venue: Norwich Cathedral

Cost:

  • £45 charities and voluntary organisations
  • £55 public sector organisations
  • £65 private sector organisations

For further information or to book a place please email St-eds or phone 01603 622035

Delivered by East Coast Community Healthcare Speech and Language Therapy Service.

This course is suitable for parents/carers and staff working with pre-school, infant and junior school aged children who stammer.  You will look at what stammering is and learn how children can be supported.  You will find out about where to get further information and when it is appropriate to refer to speech and language therapy.

Date:  Wednesday 21 February

Time:  1-3pm

Venue: The Pod, Colman Juniors, South Park Avenue, Norwich, NR4 7AU

Cost:  £30 (including VAT) per delegate

Email ECCH.SALTtraining@nhs.net or telephone 01493 808630 for further information

For teachers and teaching assistants, delivered by East Coast Community Healthcare Speech and Language Therapy Service.

Gives practitioners an overview of the skills involved in understanding language, the ability to recognise when children are struggling in developing this skill and strategies to support them in the classroom including working with key word levels and Blank Language levels.

Date:  Friday 2 March

Time:  9.30am-12.30pm

Venue: The Pod, Colman Juniors, South Park Avenue, Norwich, NR4 7AU

Cost:  £30 (including VAT) per delegate

Email ECCH.SALTtraining@nhs.net or telephone 01493 808630 for further information

This is an accredited course and suitable for anyone who provides support for those who use Signalong as part of their communication.  It aims to develop the skills learners already have, to understand the communication process and develop learners abilities to communicate with those who have communication impairments.

Who should attend: Anyone who has previously completed a Signalong phase 1 course.

Course objectives:

  • Develop skills
  • Further understand how sign supported communication supports children and adults with speech, language and communication needs
  • Practice using signing skills and signs to interact and communicate with others
  • Learn 346 new signs

Certification: Accredited certificate (if the examination is not passed at end of course a certificate of attendance will be given).  All learners will be required to complete a written test at the end of the course and throughout the course their practical work will be observed.

Dates: Saturdays – 3, 10 and 17 March 2018.  Total duration 15 hours

Time: 10am–3.30pm

Venue: 221 St Leonards Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 4JN

Cost: £85 per learner plus £19 for a Signalong phase 2 book

For more information or to book please contact Tanya Hubbard, training coordinator - telephone: 01603 765405 or email: trainingteam@thehamletcharity.org.uk

This training will enable you to become a Steps Tutor who is certified to provide Step On and Step Up training and consultancy within your own educational setting.

The course is aimed at staff from special schools and specialist services who would like to train and support their staff in the Step On and Step Up curriculum.  We encourage services to build a small team of tutors who can work together to continually influence practice as well as maintain STEP ON and STEP UP certification within their service.

Participants should be selected by their headteacher as sufficiently experienced and confident to train the staff within their service.  This short course is able to provide the Norfolk Steps product to staff who already have a therapeutic attitude to children, an ability to present and sufficient aptitude to efficiently acquire the physical skills.

Norfolk steps service tutors are certificated to be a resource for the setting in which they work.  Service tutors are not certified to provide training or consultation on a voluntary or paid basis outside of their school or setting.

Service tutors may assist with training across a broader collection of services such as an academy chain, federation or cluster but training must be led by either a service tutor from this setting or by the central Norfolk Steps team.

Important information:

Step On training can be delivered by one service tutor to a maximum of 12 delegates per session.  Groups of between 12 and 24 delegates will require two service tutors.  All Step Up training requires two service tutors.

Date: 5-9 March 2018

Time: 9am–4pm

Venue: Norwich Professional Development Centre

Cost: £825 per delegate

For further information please email diane.leamon@educatorsolutions.org.uk

All training days are designed to support young people with Autism & any Social Communication Difficulties.

Training days are ideal for professionals working in an education, health or social care field and parents/carers of children with Autism or other related conditions.

The training day helps to demonstrate how Lego® and other construction blocks can be utilised as a tool for communication for children and young people with communication difficulties.

Level 2 is for those who are already running groups and would like to learn how to adapt, monitor and review progress of the children and young people in the group.

New activities are introduced and all attendees will have the chance to share their ideas and experiences.

Date: Wednesday 7 March 2018

Time: 9.30am-3.30pm

Venue: To be confirmed, but will be in the Norwich area

Cost: £100 max per delegate* - all prices include a catered lunch and a resource pack to take away.

For more information please contact Alpha Inclusion, call:  (01603) 926170, book online at www.alphainclusion.co.uk/training or email: info@alphainclusion.co.uk

* Alpha Inclusion courses will work on a sliding scale and for 2017-2018 they promise to reduce the cost for each delegate as the numbers increase.

  • Up to 15 delegated - £100 each
  • 16-20 delgates - £95 each
  • 21-25 delegates - £86 each

For teachers and teaching assistants, delivered by East Coast Community Healthcare Speech and Language Therapy Service.

Early Talk Boost is a targeted and evidence-based intervention programme, which supports language delayed children aged 3-4 years to make progress with their language and communication skills.

The training will give participants the skills and knowledge to:

  • Understand the rationale behind Early Talk Boost
  • Identify appropriate children for the intervention programme
  • Measure their progress
  • Deliver the intervention successfully

Early Talk Boost training is designed for early years practitioners working with groups of 3-4 year olds in early years settings.

If not already held by your setting you will need to order Early Talk Boost resources prior to the training directly from ICAN. All staff attending the training will also need a delegate book. See the Ican website regarding Talk Boost resources (£350 for the starter kit).

Date:  Friday 16 March

Venue:  Woodside Centre Community Hub, Witard Road, Norwich, NR7 9XD

Cost:  £60 (including VAT) per delegate

Email ECCH.SALTtraining@nhs.net or telephone 01493 808630 for further information.

For teachers and teaching assistants, delivered by East Coast Community Healthcare Speech and Language Therapy Service

This course will allow you to understand the skills involved in speaking and to recognise different types of expressive language difficulties.  It will also provide you with some key strategies and activities to support children with these difficulties. Including how to use word and mind maps.

Date:  Monday 19 March

Time:  9.30am-12.30pm

Venue:  The POD, Coleman Junior School, South Park Avenue, Norwich, NR4 7UY

Cost:  £42 (inclusive of VAT) per delegate

Email ECCH.SALTtraining@nhs.net or telephone 01493 808630 for further information.

Speech and language therapy training for teachers and teaching assistants. Facilitated by East Coast Community Healthcare Speech and Language Therapy service.

Two-day workshop, Level 1 PECS course delivered by Pyramid Consultants.

The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is used to teach communication skills to those with limited functional speech.

Participants will learn how to implement the six phases of PECS, plus attributes through presenter demonstrations, video examples and role play opportunities.

Participants will leave the workshop with an understanding of how to implement PECS with individuals with autism, related developmental disabilities and/or limited communication skills.

This workshop is the basic accredited training in PECS and recommended for parents as well as professionals.

Date: 22 and 23 March 2018

Venue: Professional Development Centre, 144 Woodside Road, Norwich, NR7 9QL

Cost: Parents/Carers - £185, Professionals - £330 (Includes manuals and lunch)

To express an interest in this courses please complete an application form and send it to ECCH.SALTtraining@nhs.net.  ECCH will contact you when the course date and venue is confirmed.

Applications forms can be downloaded from the ECCH website.

Please email ECCH.SALTtraining@nhs.net or telephone 01493 808630 for further information.

For teachers and teaching assistants, delivered by East Coast Community Healthcare Speech and Language Therapy Service.

This course is accredited by OCN London.

This is an externally accredited course for those working with children aged 5-11 years.  Designed to be delivered over ten weekly sessions (each session lasts two and half hours) the course uses interactive teaching methods, practical activities, videos and group discussion to engage learners.  It provides information and strategies to develop the communication skills of all children but especially those with speech, language and communication needs.

This course enables schools to work towards Elklan’s Communication Friendly Schools accreditation.  For further information about Elklan and the course content visit the Elklan website.

Date and venues across Norfolk and Waveney to be confirmed.  Please email an expression of interest to ECCH.SALTtraining@nhs.net.

Cost - £375 (including VAT) per delegate: includes ten 2.5 hour training sessions, marking of portfolios, accreditation fee and the Language Builders book.

 

For teachers and teaching assistants, delivered by East Coast Community Healthcare Speech and Language Therapy Service.

Talk Boost KS1 – is a targeted and evidence-based intervention programme, which supports language delayed children in Reception and Key Stage One (KS1) to make progress with their language and communication skills.

The training will give participants the skills and knowledge to:

  • Understand the rationale behind Talk Boost KS1
  • Identify appropriate children for the intervention programme
  • Measure their progress
  • Deliver the intervention successfully

Talk Boost KS1 training is for teachers and teaching assistants, training in pairs.  It is recommended that staff attend in teacher and teaching assistant training pairs, as this is the structure that the intervention is based around, however we can discuss your individual requirements.

For further information about Talk Boost visit www.ican.org.uk

If not already held by your setting you will need to order Early Talk Boost resources prior to the training directly from ICAN.  All staff attending the training will also need a delegate book.  See the Ican website regarding Talk Boost resources (£350 for the starter kit).

Date and venues across Norfolk and Waveney to be confirmed.  Email an expression of interest to ECCH.SALTtraining@nhs.net.

Cost:  £60 (including VAT) per delegate

For teachers and teaching assistants, delivered by East Coast Community Healthcare Speech and Language Therapy Service.

Word Aware: Teaching vocabulary across the day, across the curriculum

Word Aware is a fast-paced, fun and interactive workshop style day, which will leave participants well equipped to start Word Aware in their schools or with individual students.  You will leave the day with lots of practical ideas on how to develop vocabulary in your school.

This course is suitable for class teachers, curriculum coordinators, specialist teachers, headteachers, SENCOs and educational psychologists.

The aims of this course are to:

  • Put the new curriculum guidance on vocabulary into practice
  • Explore word learning theory
  • Learn a structured approach to teaching vocabulary in the classroom
  • Plan how you will support vocabulary in your school/s

For further information about Word Aware visit www.thinkingtalking.co.uk

You will need to purchase the ‘Word Aware’ book to bring to the training and for use after the training (ISBN 978-0-86388-955-4).

Date and venues across Norfolk to be confirmed.  Email an expression of interest to ECCH.SALTtraining@nhs.net.

Cost:  £120 (including VAT) per delegate

This course is for you if you:

  • Are interested in dyslexia and how and why different aspects of maths can cause difficulties for individuals with dyslexia
  • Work with pupils with dyslexia between the ages of 5 and 18
  • Want to remove the barriers that difficulties with maths may create for young people

You will learn:

  • Common indicators of dyslexia as they appear in maths learning
  • How difficulties with working memory affects maths learning
  • What is meant by ‘maths stress’ and ‘maths anxiety’ and how each can affect learning
  • What strategies, resources and interventions can support maths learning for individuals with dyslexia
  • What role technology can play
  • What assessments are available and how they might be used.

Certification:

The qualification will be awarded based on activities completed during the sessions and compiled into a portfolio of evidence.  In addition to the above taught sessions the course will require an element of independent work.

Attendance:  You will need to attend every session.

Dates:

17, 24 April, 1, 8 22 May, 5, 12 and 19 June

Time:  1.30-4pm

Venue:  Taverham High School

Cost:  £350 per person (£315 to DOS members), to include maths resources toolkit.

For more information or to book please contact Cathy Partington c_partington@taverhamhigh.org tel: 01603 860505 ex 239.

Target staff:

Those who work regularly with children and young people and adults who are parents or carers and may be asked to contribute to assessment of children in need (Group 3) and those with a particular responsibility for safeguarding children (Group 4).

Maximum number of attendees:  25

Course aims:

  • To explore the challenges in multi-agency working when professionals are engaged in assessing need and risk
  • To provide an introduction to solution-focussed practice and the Signs of Safety approach regarding its use in safeguarding practice.

Learning outcomes - by the end of this course participants should:

  • Be able to distinguish between families’ active engagement and false compliance
  • Be able to undertake assessments of sufficient depth to aid decision-making
  • Understand in greater depth what is meant by critical judgments in assessments
  • Understand the significance of the use of shared language and understanding in risk assessments
  • Gained an appreciation of the value of using systemic/solution focused principles and scaling within a multi-agency framework
  • Be able to use systemic/solution focused thinking and scaling to explore risk assessments and formulate hypothesis
  • Have knowledge of tools such as the Signs of Safety and its use in safeguarding practice both in terms of multi agency work and work with parents
  • Understand the barriers and explore solutions to effective communication and multi-agency working
  • Understand the value of assessment tools, eg Graded Care Profile

Dates and venues:

  • 25 April 2018 - Kings Lynn Innovation Centre (KLIC)3 July 2018  Great Yarmouth Race Course
  • 27 September 2018 - The Green Britain Centre, Swaffham
  • 6 February 2019 - Abbey Conference, Norwich

Time:  Starting at 9.30am

For more information or to book please visit the Norfolk Safeguarding Children Board’s website.

Signalong is a system of signs based on British Sign Language which is designed to help people with communication difficulties to understand and express their needs, choices and desires.

This Signalong Foundation Training course will teach participants all the skills necessary to gain access to the entire Signalong vocabulary.

This is a six week course and participants will be expected to attend all sessions.

Dates (Wednesdays):

  • 18 April
  • 25 April
  • 2 May
  • 10 May
  • 16 May
  • 23 May

Time:  9.30–12.30pm

Venue:  Park View Resource Centre, Birch Tree Close, King’s Lynn, PE30 5QD

Cost:  £85 which includes an Adult Learning Disability Core Vocabulary Manual and a Signalong Certificate.  Participants will be invoiced for the fee.

Booking:  Please book by 13 April

For more information or to book please contact Tina Allen (Communication Development Worker) - 01553 666680 or email tina.allen@nchc.nhs.uk.

Target staff:

Those who work regularly with children and young people and adults who are parents or carers and may be asked to contribute to assessment of children in need (Group 3) and those with a particular responsibility for safeguarding children (Group 4).

Maximum number of attendees:  25

Course aims:

  • To introduce participants to the interface between disability and safeguarding
  • To recognise ways in which disabled children can be more vulnerable to harm

Learning outcomes - by the end of this course participants should:

  • Have an understanding of the perspective of the disabled child/young person
  • Have recognition of the perceived barriers to communicating with disabled children
  • Understand of the concept of created vulnerability
  • Understanding indicators of abuse and neglect, including subtle signs across the diverse range of disabilities
  • Have increased knowledge and confidence in seeking support in your role and an awareness of where to get that support
  • Understand the issues faced by parents of disabled children
  • Be able to improve partnership with parents/carers through understanding of the shared expertise model

Dates and venues:

  • 26 April 2018 - Great Yarmouth Race Course
  • 4 July 2018 - Abbey Conference, Norwich
  • 7 February 2019 - Kings Lynn Innovation Centre (KLIC)

Time: Starting at 9.30am

For more information or to book please visit the Norfolk Safeguarding Children Board’s website.

Do you work with a child that could be suffering from visual stress, including squinting, becoming distracted or restless, needing to read with a ruler or following words with their finger?

Visual stress is thought to be the most common visual reason for reading difficulties and describes unpleasant visual symptoms when viewing text, especially for long periods of time.  Alternative names may be used to describe this condition including, Meares-Irlen Syndrome, Irlen Syndrome and Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome.

The prevalence of visual stress has been reported as occurring in 5 – 20% of the population (British Dyslexia Association 2012), many of which suffer unknowingly or may be misdiagnosed.  In people with dyslexia this is thought to be higher at around 35-40% (Wilkins 2003).

It is not a diagnosed visual impairment or eye condition and is more like a Specific Learning Difficulty.  Therefore, Virtual School Sensory Support is, from September 2017, only able to provide an assessment for Visual Stress as a Traded Service to education settings across Norfolk.

Description

VSSS would like to offer a half-day training session each academic year to support staff in settings to assess in-house.  These training events will be designed to enable settings to carry out their own assessments and the assessment materials will be supplied by VSSS with extra materials available at cost.

Aims and outcomes

  • Raise awareness about Visual Stress and impact on learning.
  • To support staff in settings to assess in-house
  • To explain what can be done to help children/ young people who are susceptible to Visual Stress.  (Description of overlay selection procedure and rate of reading, test use of the assessment pack, information about other ways to manage the condition in the classroom)

Audience

This training welcomes SENDCOs, class and subject teachers and learning support assistants

Date: 26 April

Time: 9am-12pm

Venue:  Professional Development Centre (Norwich), 144 Woodside Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR7 9QL

Cost:  £75

For more information or to join the course please contact Claire Hogston (Resources Assistant) on 01603 704040, or email claire.hogston@norfolk.gov.uk.