Events and Training

Courses and events for professionals who work with children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

ADHD Norfolk are again offering the ADHD in Education qualification at the start of the autumn term. This qualification is accredited and regulated by Ofqual and combines the ADHD awareness element with the supporting ADHD element.

Please note that participants are required to be in a role working with or supporting individuals with ADHD to complete this training.

The six-month online course will cover the following:

  • Defining what is meant by 'attention deficit hyperactivity disorder' (ADHD) and how it is distinguished from other behavioural disorders, the characteristic features of ADHD, and the common co-occurring difficulties that can be experienced by individuals with ADHD
  • Identifying the different theories relating to the causes of ADHD and how behavioural therapy and medication can be used to treat ADHD, and the common side effects of medication used to treat ADHD
  • Evaluating the different methods used to assess ADHD, outlining key differences between them – analysing the possible physical, social, emotional and behavioural effects of ADHD on an individual
  • Evaluating the impact of ADHD on an individual’s ability to participate and function in everyday activities and to engage in learning
  • Evaluating different learning support strategies which can be used to motivate individuals with ADHD, including ways to adapt teaching and learning resources and the learning environment
  • Explaining different approaches to encouraging positive learning behaviour in individuals with ADHD, and why it is important to select and apply different strategies for different individuals
  • Summarising the different sources and types of support that are available to individuals with ADHD, to their families and to those supporting their learning

Cost:

£495 per learner. This includes:

  • Tutor
  • Mentor
  • Verification
  • Assessment
  • Certificates
  • Governing body registration

Bookings and further information:

To book your place go to the ADHDNorfolk website. Any questions, email enquiries@adhdnorfolk.org.uk

Three ten-week course modules run during term time for professionals, parents and carers.

Dates and times:

BSL Module 101

  • Monday 24 September to Monday 3 December, 6.30-8.30pm

BSL Module 102

  • Monday 7 January 7 to Monday 18 March, 6.30-8.30pm

BSL Module 103

  • Monday 29 April to Monday 15 July, 6.30-8.30pm

Venue:  City Academy Norwich, 299 Bluebell Road, Norwich NR4 7LP

Cost and bookings:

£240 for professionals, plus the cost of exams (£93 for the three exams, any retakes are extra).  Limited places for a parent of a deaf child at a reduced rate of £75 are available.  You must have a confirmed place before attending.  Contact Heather Riseborough heather.riseborough@norfolk.gov.uk for more information.

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 Foundation Training course teaches participants all the skills necessary to gain access to the entire Signalong vocabulary.

Dates and times:  Fridays, 9.30am-12.30pm from 5 October - 16 November (half term 26 October - no session)

Venue:  Dereham Hospital, Northgate, Dereham NR19 2EX

Cost:  The course fee is £85 which includes an Adult Learning Disability Core Vocabulary Manual and a Signalong Certificate.  Participants will be expected to attend all six sessions.

Booking: Contact Tina Allen (West Norfolk community learning disability team) at tina.allen@nchc.nhs.uk or telephone 01553 666680 for a booking form, which needs to be completed by 28 September.

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 Foundation Training course teaches participants all the skills necessary to gain access to the entire Signalong vocabulary.

Dates and times:  Tuesdays, 9.30am-12.30pm from 9 October - 20 November (half term 23 October - no session)

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

Cost:  The course fee is £85 which includes an Adult Learning Disability Core Vocabulary Manual and a Signalong Certificate.  Participants will be expected to attend all six sessions.

Booking: Contact Tina Allen (West Norfolk community learning disability team) at tina.allen@nchc.nhs.uk or telephone 01553 666680 for a booking form, which needs to be completed by 28 September.

Are you a teaching assistant working with a child or young person with a hearing impairment?

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to develop your skills.

This five-day course run by Virtual School Sensory Support consists of theory and practical activities to develop skills for working with children and young people with a Hearing Impairment across early years, schools, complex needs schools and colleges.

Accreditation at BTEC Advanced level requires course attendance on all 5 days and task based activities. The course requires a commitment to produce five assignments and study time outside of the study days.

Dates:

  • Day 1 - Introduction to sensory impairment and Special Educational Needs provision - Friday 12 October
  • Day 2 - Understanding of hearing loss and personal amplification - Monday 12 November
  • Day 3 - Barriers to listening in the classroom and the role of supportive technology - Friday 16 November
  • Day 4 - The impact of hearing impairment on the learning and development of young people - Wednesday 16 January
  • Day 5 - Providing effective support for learners who are deaf - Monday 12 February

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

Bookings and further information:

The full course fee is £290 (non refundable including £70 registration fee) and all materials, refreshments and lunch are included.  Bookings need to be made by 30 September. Contact Claire Hogston on 01603 704040 or email csbtec.vsss@norfolk.gov.uk for more information.

A twilight training session for school staff organised by NCC Education Psychology and Specialist Support (EPSS).

It is for headteachers, senior leaders, designated safeguarding staff, school mental health leads, pastoral staff, and other school staff interested in self-harm and suicide prevention.

This course is offered free of charge to all school settings in Norfolk & Waveney as part of funded suicide prevention activities.  Maximum of two delegates per school.

The session will cover self-harm and suicide prevention within the context of schools.

You will consider why young people may self-harm and what schools can do to offer support.  You will also look at when young people are at risk of suicide, and carefully address what schools need to do when they are worried about a young person.

Course outcomes for participants:

  • To increase knowledge about self-harm and suicide 
  • To understand how schools can support young people 
  • To become confident in using the guidance ‘What to do if you believe a child might be at risk of suicide’ 

Choice of dates, times and venues:

  • Tuesday 16 October, 4-6pm at North Walsham High School, Spenser Avenue, North Walsham NR28 9HZ
  • Monday 3 December, 4-6pm in Norwich (venue to be announced)
  • Tuesday 5 March, 4-6pm at King’s Lynn Academy, Queen Mary Road, King's Lynn PE30 4QG
  • Monday 29 April, 4-6pm at Horatio House, Church Lane, Lound, Lowestoft NR32 5LL

Bookings:  This course is funded as part of EPSS suicide prevention activities for Norfolk & Waveney and it is expected that attendees will share the content with all staff. For more information visit the Education Solutions website.

The following training courses are offered for the autumn and spring:

Venue:  Keswick Hall, Norwich NR4 6TJ

Building Blocks for Communication

  • Wednesday 17 October, 9.30am-3.30pm

Autism Practical Strategies Level 1 - using visual resources and social use of stories

  • Wednesday 14 November, 9.30am-3.30pm

Autism Practical Strategies Level 2 – managing transition and use of language

  • Wednesday 6 March, 9.30am-3.30pm

Bookings and further information:  Go to www.alphainclusion.co.uk/training to book. Alternatively email info@alphainclusion.co.uk or telephone Alpha Inclusion on 01603 926170.

Training opportunities for professionals supporting SpLD learners in Norfolk schools to provide hands-on, practical training in a variety of key areas.

All sessions run from 1.30-4pm.

Autumn Term

  • Useful apps, technology and practical resources to support dyslexic learners with reading (KS2/KS3) – Wednesday 3 October
  • Useful apps, technology and practical resources to support dyslexic learners with spelling (KS2) – Tuesday 6 November
  • Useful apps, technology and practical resources to support dyslexic learners with writing (KS2/KS3) – Thursday 22 November
  • How to support working memory in the classroom (all key stages) – Wednesday 5 December

Spring Term

  • Useful apps, strategies and practical resources to develop conceptual understanding and retention of times tables (KS2/KS3) – Thursday 24 January
  • Useful apps, technology and practical resources to support dyslexic learners with writing (KS1/KS2) – Wednesday 27 February
  • Strategies and resources to improve higher level reading skills for dyslexic learners such as developing speed, fluency, skimming and scanning (KS2/KS3) – Tuesday 12 March
  • Strategies and resources to develop phonological awareness and phonic skills’ (KS1/KS2) – Wednesday 20 March

Summer Term

  • Strategies and resources to promote vocabulary development & retention for dyslexic learners (KS2/KS3) – Tuesday 30 April
  • Useful apps and practical resources to support learners with difficulties in maths (KS2/KS30 – Wednesday 22 May
  • iPad apps to support literacy and numeracy for dyslexic learners (KS2/KS3) (iPads provided) – Thursday 20 June
  • How to support working memory in the classroom’ (all key stages) –Wednesday 26 June

Venue:  Taverham High School, Beech Avenue, Taverham, Norwich NR8 6PA (alternative venues possible on request)

Bookings and further information:  Courses are £50 per person. Please contact Cathy Partington for a booking form or further details by emailing c_partington@taverhamhigh.org or telephoning 01603 860505 extension 239.

A six-week online course delivered by ASD Helping Hands.

The Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Award in Supporting Children and Young People with Autism is intended to provide continuous professional development (CPD) for both support and teaching staff who are responsible for facilitating the learning of children or young people with autism.

Learners will gain an in-depth understanding of strategies that can be used to support the learning and development of children and young people with autism, and the skills needed to apply some of these strategies in practice with a specific child or young person.

There are no restrictions to entry, other than that learners must be working in an environment where they are responsible for supporting the learning of one or more children or young people with autism.

Course delivery will be through the ASD Helping Hands online classroom, and all information regarding setting this up will be delivered once enrolment is complete.

Learning outcomes are:

  • To understand the impairments and sensory sensitivities associated with autism
  • To be able to devise and use visual strategies to support learning and development
  • To be able to assess the communication abilities and development needs of a child or young person with autism
  • To be able to evaluate techniques, strategies and resources for supporting the development of communication skills for a child or young person with autism
  • To understand strategies to support the development of social skills in children and young people with autism
  • To understand how to develop a suitable learning environment for children or young people with autism
  • To be able to develop an effective relationship with the parents/carers of children or young people with autism
  • To be able to analyse the behaviour of a child or young person with autism and identify strategies for reducing or eliminating challenging behaviours

Dates and times:

Every Wednesday from 31 October to 5 December, 6.00pm to 8.00pm.

Cost and bookings:

The price for this course is £299.00 per learner and includes enrolment and course materials.  Funding may be available – go to www.asdhelpinghands.org.uk for further details or call ASD Helping Hands on 01362 288110.

The Virtual School SEND in partnership with the Virtual School Sensory Support and the SEND High Needs Service are offering termly SEND Forums to all school SENCOs, in Great Yarmouth, Norwich and King’s Lynn.

All of the following sessions run from 4.30-6pm.

  • Monday 5 November at Great Yarmouth Racecourse, Jellicoe Road, Great Yarmouth NR30 4AU
  • Tuesday 6 November at Woodside Centre, Witard Road, Norwich NR7 9XD
  • Wednesday 7 November at College of West Anglia, Tennyson Avenue, King's Lynn PE30 2QW
  • Monday 11 March at College of West Anglia, Tennyson Avenue, King's Lynn PE30 2QW
  • Wednesday 13 March at Woodside Centre, Witard Road, Norwich NR7 9XD
  • Tuesday 19 March at Great Yarmouth Racecourse, Jellicoe Road, Great Yarmouth NR30 4AU
  • Monday 17 June at College of West Anglia, Tennyson Avenue, King's Lynn PE30 2QW
  • Tuesday 18 June at Woodside Centre, Witard Road, Norwich NR7 9XD
  • Wednesday 19 June at Great Yarmouth Racecourse, Jellicoe Road, Great Yarmouth NR30 4AU

A half-day event organised by NCC Education Psychology & Specialist Support (EPSS) for headteachers and senior leaders in schools.
 
This training will cover managing critical incidents, including guidance on how to offer appropriate support, considering short term and long-term issues, managing bereavement, as well the importance of leadership in such an incident. You will also be advised about the support available from the Local Authority.

Course outcomes for participants:

  • To feel confident about managing critical incidents, trauma and bereavement in your school
  • To be aware of short term and long-term issues in a critical incident
  • To gain knowledge about support available for your school community

Date, time and venue:

  • Friday 9 November
    9.30am-12.45pm
    Norwich Professional Development Centre, 144 Woodside Road, Norwich NR7 9QL

Bookings:
Book online through the Services for Schools site.  All EPSS training sessions are offered free to all local authority schools, and academies and independent schools that pay an annual subscription to the Norfolk Critical Incident Service. Other schools/academies pay £120 for full-day courses, £80 for half-day courses and £50 for twilight sessions. A £10 discount is available for schools with an EPSS contract.

An update session organised by NCC Education Psychology & Specialist Support (EPSS) for headteachers and senior leaders who have previously attended the half-day critical incident training.

You will consider various real case scenarios, and consider possible actions that need to be taken by your school/academy leadership team. You will look at good practice, and think about short term and long-term issues, and you will discuss different aspects of school leadership during critical incidents and explore support available.

Course outcomes for participants:

  • To feel confident about managing critical incidents, trauma and bereavement in your school 
  • To be aware of short term and long-term issues in a critical incident 
  • To gain knowledge about support available for your school community

Date, time and venue:

  • Friday 9 November, 1-3pm at Norwich Professional Development Centre, 144 Woodside Road, Norwich NR7 9QL

Bookings:

Book online through the Services for Schools site.  All EPSS training sessions are offered free to all local authority schools, and academies and independent schools that pay an annual subscription to the Norfolk Critical Incident Service.  Other schools/academies pay £120 for full-day courses, £80 for half-day courses and £50 for twilight sessions.  A £10 discount is available for schools with an EPSS contract.

An accredited course run by The Hamlet that is suitable for anyone who provides support for those who use Signalong as part of their communication.  Participants must have previously completed Signalong Phase 1 training.

This course aims to develop the skills that learners already have, to understand the communication process and to develop learners’ abilities to communicate with those who have communication impairments.

Dates and times:  Saturdays from 10-24 November, 10am-3.30pm

Venue:  221 St Leonards Road, Norwich NR1 4JN

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

Booking:  Please contact Tanya Hubbard (Training Coordinator) on 01603 765405 or email trainingteam@thehamletcharity.org.uk.

A workshop run by The Hamlet for parents and carers, professionals or anyone working with children and young adults with a learning disability.

Its purpose is to understand and support the use of effective communication, focusing on the following:

  • Causes of challenging behaviour
  • Responses to challenging behaviour
  • Effects of environment
  • Sensory processing
  • Risk management

This two-hour workshop aims to increase knowledge and to provide solutions and strategies on how to reinforce positive behaviour using practical activities and group discussions.

Date:  Wednesday 14 November

Time:   5.30-7.30pm

Venue:  The Hamlet, Ella Road, Norwich NR1 4BP

Bookings and further information:  The cost is £20 per person.  Please contact Tanya Hubbard (training coordinator) on 01603 765405 or email trainingteam@thehamletcharity.org.uk.

A Speech, Language and Communication training afternoon organised by East Coast Community Healthcare.

This training will be beneficial for teachers and teaching assistants working with children with language delays and disorders.

  • Understand the skills involved in understanding language
  • Recognise when children are struggling to understand spoken language
  • Learn some key strategies and activities to support children in the classroom

Date:  Thursday 15 November

Time:  1-4pm

Venue:  Harford Community Centre, The Lastings, Hall Road, Norwich NR4 6ET

Booking and further information:  The cost is £60 per delegate. Visit the East Coast Community Healthcare website for more details and an application form.  Please register your interest for the above course by emailing ECCH.SALTtraining@nhs.net.

A twilight training session for school staff organised by NCC Education Psychology & Specialist Support (EPSS). It is for senior leaders (KS3 and 4), PSHE/SMSC coordinators and teaching staff (KS3 and 4), form tutors and other staff who are teaching PSHE/SMSC (KS3 and 4).

Teaching about mental health and emotional well-being promotes pupils’ well-being through the development of healthy coping strategies and an understanding of their own emotions as well as those of other people.

This half-day workshop will support you in developing the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to teach this crucial but challenging aspect of the PSHE education curriculum safely and effectively.

This course is offered free of charge to all school settings in Norfolk & Waveney as part of funded suicide prevention activities. Maximum of two delegates per school.

Course outcomes for participants:

  • To increase your confidence in teaching about mental health and emotional wellbeing 
  • To develop skills and strategies for keeping vulnerable pupils safe 
  • To explore a range of resources and activities you could use at school including DfE approved lesson plans 

Choice of dates, times and venues:

  • Tuesday 6 November, 9.30am-1pm at Springwood High School, Queensway, King's Lynn PE30 4AW
  • Thursday 31 January, 9.30am-1pm in Norwich (venue to be announced)
  • Tuesday 2 April, 9.30am-1pm at Horatio House, Church Lane, Lound, Lowestoft NR32 5LL

Bookings:  This course is funded as part of EPSS suicide prevention activities for Norfolk & Waveney and it is expected that attendees will share the content with all staff.  Visit the Education Solutions website for more details.

A twilight training session for class teachers in primary schools organised by NCC Education Psychology & Specialist Support (EPSS).

Loss and bereavement are an inevitable part of our lives, and it is important to prepare children and young people for this experience. This can be taught proactively, as well as by allowing natural discussion about death as it arises in everyday life.

Children and young people say that they want to learn about it, and they can be taught some valuable skills to help them deal with this most certain experience.

Date, time and venue:

  • Monday 19 November, 4-6pm at Norwich Professional Development Centre, 144 Woodside Road, Norwich, NR7 9QL

Bookings:

Book online through the Services for Schools site. All EPSS training sessions are offered free to all local authority schools, and academies and independent schools that pay an annual subscription to the Norfolk Critical Incident Service. Other schools/academies pay £120 for full-day courses, £80 for half-day courses and £50 for twilight sessions. A £10 discount is available for schools with an EPSS contract.

A Speech, Language and Communication training event organised by East Coast Community Healthcare.

Talk Boost KS2 is a targeted intervention for children in Years 3, 4 and 5 (7-10 year olds) who have delayed language development, aiming to boost their language skills and helping them to catch up with their peers.

Talk Boost KS2 covers the areas of language and communication which are key skills for children to support them to access the curriculum, to use their language to interact in the classroom and to form and maintain friendships.

This 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.

  • Give children the skills and confidence to participate more in class and contribute to small group discussions
  • Help children make significant progress in their language and communication skills in just 8 weeks!
  • Develop the knowledge, confidence and skills to promote language development and deliver targeted support to children’s language development

Date:  Monday 19 November

Time:  9.15am-2.30pm

Venue:  Harford Community Centre, The Lastings, Hall Road, Norwich NR4 6ET

Booking and further information:

The cost is £72 per delegate. Further details and an application form can be found here.  Please register your interest for the above course by emailing ECCH.SALTtraining@nhs.net.

A half-day course to consider ways of making information easier to understand and read by people with learning disabilities.

Every person who finishes this course will take home a free copy (worth £25) of the guide ‘Making Information Accessible’.

Dates and times:

  • Thursday 20 September, 9.30am-12.30pm
  • Tuesday 20 November, 9.30am-12.30pm

Venue:  Opening Doors, 38A Bull Close, Norwich NR3 1SX

Cost and bookings:  The course costs £60 per person.  Email admin@openingdoors.org.uk or call 01603 631433. Visit www.openingdoors.org.uk for further information.

A Speech, Language and Communication training afternoon organised by East Coast Community Healthcare.

This training will be beneficial for teachers and teaching assistants working with children with language delays and disorders.

  • Understand the skills involved in speaking
  • Recognise different types of expressive language difficulties
  • Learn some key strategies and activities to support children in the classroom

Date:  Thursday 22 November

Time:  1-4pm

Venue:  Harford Community Centre, The Lastings, Hall Road, Norwich NR4 6ET

Booking and further information:

The cost is £60 per delegate. Further details and an application form can be found here. Please register your interest for the above course by emailing ECCH.SALTtraining@nhs.net.

A Speech, Language and Communication training event organised by East Coast Community Healthcare.

Talk Boost KS1 is a targeted intervention for 4-7 year old children with delayed language, including children in Reception classes. The programme is delivered in primary schools by classroom teachers and teaching assistants and provides a structured programme that boosts children’s progress in language and communication by an average of 9-18 months after a ten week intervention.

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.

  • Develop the knowledge, confidence and skills to promote language development and deliver targeted support to children’s language development
  • Give children the skills to make a positive start at school and support their access to the curriculum in Key Stage 1
  • Boost a child’s communication skills by up to 18 months in just 10 weeks!

Date:  Monday 26 November

Time:  9.15am-2.30pm

Venue:  Harford Community Centre, The Lastings, Hall Road, Norwich NR4 6ET

Booking and further information:

The cost is £72 per delegate. Further details and an application form can be found here. Please register your interest for the above course by emailing ECCH.SALTtraining@nhs.net.

A free day event for anyone working with children and young people in Norfolk, featuring a range of workshops and a market place.

Confirmed keynote speakers include Robin Balbernie, child psychotherapist, talking about the impact of early experiences, and Dr Richard Pratt.  Hollie McNish, spoken word artist, will also be performing from her book 'Nobody Told Me' – her perspective on becoming a parent.

Venue: John Innes Conference Centre, Colney Lane, Norwich, NR4 7UH

Join Katy Dunne, who runs The Garage Dance SEND classes, and Rebecca Chapman from Total Ensemble Drama/Physical Theatre Company for a shared practice session in working with young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

This morning event is aimed at senior leaders who have overall responsibility for ensuring the inclusivity of their organisation.  It is also for delivery artists and practitioners, teachers, and TAs that are either already working with, or want to start working with, young people with SEND and learn how best to support them.

Date and time:  Thursday 10 January, 9.30am-12.30pm

Venue:  The Garage, 14 Chapelfield North, Norwich NR2 1NY

Cost and bookings:  £10 per person. Please phone The Garage on 01603 283382 to book.

A training event organised by NCC Education Psychology and Specialist Support (EPSS).for any member of school staff supporting children with traumatic experiences.

Children, like adults, sometimes experience or witness something extremely frightening and dangerous. This can cause a traumatic stress reaction, which affects the way the child thinks, feels and behaves.

You will explore how children are affected by traumatic events, and how schools can support. You will examine the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), how schools can undertake steps to become an ACE aware school, and how this fits in with supporting children with emotional health and well-being.

Attending this workshop will enable you to:

  • Know how children are affected by traumatic events and be able recognise signs and symptoms 
  • Understand the possible impact on learning and behaviour 
  • Identify strategies which will support children who have experienced trauma 
  • Know about accessing additional support

Date, time and venue:

  • Wednesday 30 January, 9am-1pm at Norwich Professional Development Centre, 144 Woodside Road, Norwich NR7 9QL

Bookings:

Book online through the Services for Schools site.  All EPSS training sessions are offered free to all local authority schools, and academies and independent schools that pay an annual subscription to the Norfolk Critical Incident Service.  Other schools/academies pay £120 for full-day courses, £80 for half-day courses and £50 for twilight sessions.  A £10 discount is available for schools with an EPSS contract.

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

Date and venue:

  • 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.

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

Date and venue:   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.

An accredited course run over five weeks by The Hamlet that is suitable for anyone providing support for those who use Signalong as part of their communication.

It aims to develop the skills that learners already have, to understand the communication process, and to develop the ability to communicate with those who have communication impairments.

Course objectives:

  • To discuss the early development of language, social interaction and communication
  • To consider how sign supported communication supports children and adults with speech, language and communication needs
  • To practice using signing skills and signs to interact and communicate with others
  • To learn at least 360 signs

Dates and times:  Every Tuesday from 12 February to 12 March, 6-9pm

Venue:  221 St Leonards Road, Norwich NR1 4JN

Cost:  £85 per person plus £19 for a Signalong phase 1 book.  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.

Further information:  Please contact Tanya Hubbard (training coordinator) on 01603 765405 or email trainingteam@thehamletcharity.org.uk.

A training day for all school staff organised by NCC Education Psychology & Specialist Support (EPSS).

The Childhood Bereavement Network estimates that 2.7% of children in Norfolk have experienced the death of a parent or sibling.  Children who are bereaved often turn to adults they have a trusting relationship with, and within schools this can be any member of staff.

This course will give an overview of children's needs after a bereavement and explore the specific role that school staff can play. You will look at some typical issues that schools are faced with, and how the your school can prepare for and help children in a proactive way.

Course outcomes for participants:

  • To develop a good understanding of the effects of bereavement on children, including their learning and their behaviour 
  • To gain knowledge about how to support bereaved children effectively, and how to respond to bereaved parents 
  • To gain confidence in supporting children and their families 

Date, time and venue:

  • Monday 25 March, 9.30am-3.30pm at Norwich Professional Development Centre, 144 Woodside Road, Norwich NR7 9QL

Bookings:

Book online through the Services for Schools site.  All EPSS training sessions are offered free to all local authority schools, and academies and independent schools that pay an annual subscription to the Norfolk Critical Incident Service.  Other schools/academies pay £120 for full-day courses, £80 for half-day courses and £50 for twilight sessions.  A £10 discount is available for schools with an EPSS contract.

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