Events and Training

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

Volunteer tenancy mentors for young people aged 16-25 are being recruited across the county by Your Own Place, who are offering free training over two days.

Mentors complement other support workers or social workers. They are aged 21 and over and are from all backgrounds, someone whom a young person can turn to for help, informal support, money skills guidance, goal setting – or just someone to chat to when they are moving to independence.

As a mentor you will get:

  • New skills, confidence and a peer network just for you!
  • A volunteering opportunity in your local community
  • That great feeling from helping a young person who really needs your support

The two-day training includes:

  • Being a Mentor
  • Taking an Asset-Based and Solution Focussed Approach
  • Working Restoratively
  • Money Skills
  • Child and Adult Protection

Dates:

  • 20 and 21 March in Great Yarmouth
  • 27 and 28 March in King’s Lynn
  • 11 and 12 April in Ipswich
  • 17 and 18 April in Norwich
  • 24 and 25 April in Long Stratton
  • 9 and 10 May in Lowestoft
  • 23 and 24 May in Stowmarket
  • 12 and 13 June in Ipswich
  • 27 and 28 June in King’s Lynn
  • 10 and 11 July in Thetford
  • 18 and 19 July in Great Yarmouth
  • 1 and 2 August in Cromer
  • 15 and 16 August in Diss
  • 11 and 12 September in Lowestoft
  • 25 and 26 September in Bury St Edmunds
  • 10 and 11 October in Norwich
  • 30 and 31 October in Stowmarket

Further information:

Please get in touch with Rebecca White rebecca@yourownplace.org.uk on 01603 611910 or 07530 028446, or go to www.yourownplace.org.uk for further details.

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, run over six weeks, teaches participants all the skills necessary to gain access to the entire Signalong vocabulary.

Participants will be expected to attend all six sessions.

Dates:

  • Wednesday 6 June
  • Wednesday 13 June
  • Tuesday 19 June
  • Wednesday 27 June
  • Tuesday 3 July
  • Wednesday 11 July

All sessions 9.30am-12.30pm

Venue:  Dereham Hospital, Northgate, Dereham NR19 2EX

Cost and booking:  The cost is £85, which includes an Adult Learning Disability Core Vocabulary Manual and a Signalong Certificate.  If you are interested in attending, contact Tina Allen for a booking form (which needs to be completed by 1 June) or if you require further information email tina.allen@nchc.nhs.uk or call 01553 666680.

Autism Anglia is offering CPD accredited training to provide essential skills and understanding for Norfolk parents and professionals who supports children or young people on the autism spectrum.

The course modules cover five key subject areas. Each four-hour training module can be purchased independently, or all five modules can be booked together at a reduced price.

Dates and times:

  • Thursday 21 June
    12.30pm to 4.30pm
    The Uniqueness of Autism
  • Thursday 28 June
    12.30pm to 4.30pm
    Sensory Strategies
  • Thursday 5 July
    12.30pm to 4.30pm
    School Techniques and Strategies
  • Thursday 12 July
    12.30pm to 4.30pm
    Keeping Safe: High Risk and Offending Behaviour
  • Thursday 19 July
    12.30pm to 4.30pm
    E-Safety

Venue:

The Willow Centre, 1-13 Willowcroft Way, Cringleford, Norwich NR4 7JJ

Cost and booking:

Autism Anglia members £35 per module, individuals/non-profit £45 per module, professionals £60 per module. For more information or to book, call 01206 577678 or email training@autism-anglia.org.uk.

The CCET (Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing) is an intensive course run over three full days by educational psychologists from Real Training in association with the Dyslexia Outreach Service.

This course is for you if you are:

  • Often required to undertake educational testing of pupils or understand professional reports written by others
  • Required to undertake testing for access arrangements as an access arrangements assessor (please note that to become an ssessor and meet the JCQ requirements you will need to hold QTS or be an HLTA)

During the course you will:

  • Understand the purposes and principles involved in educational testing and assessment
  • Become familiar with theories about testing and psychometrics
  • Understand the legislative and policy framework
  • Select, evaluate, administer and interpret different types of educational tests
  • Carry out an assessment of a learner yourself and report the findings
  • Some additional online work will be required

The CCET course leads to the British Psychological Society Test User Educational qualification, and enables participants to undertake the one-day Access Arrangements Course (AAC) to become an access arrangements assessor. 

Completion of CCET and AAC combined equates to CPT3A (Certificate of Psychometric Testing, Assessment & Access Arrangements) Level 7.

Dates:

Wednesday 11 to Friday 13 July

Venue:

Taverham High School, Beech Avenue, Taverham, Norwich NR8 6HP

Cost:

  • CCET only (three-day course) £1195
  • CCET plus AAC (CPT3A) £1645

Prices include course materials, lunch, refreshments and DOS support.

Bookings and further information:

To request an electronic booking form or discuss your specific needs, contact Cathy Partington. Email c_partington@taverhamhigh.org or phone 01603 860505 ext 239. For further information about the CCET, AAC or CPT3A go to www.realtraining.co.uk

A nine-month course delivered by the Child and Educational Psychology Practice (CEPP) starting in late September 2018. This training will comprise a mixture of taught sessions, 1:1 tutorials and full access to specialist online course resources.

  • Add to your skills and knowledge of working with SEN learners
  • Develop your personal CPD with a degree level qualification
  • Deepen the knowledge and skills of your colleagues by sharing best practice

The qualification in assessing and teaching learners with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) leads to the Assessment Practising Certificate (recognised by JCQ & SASC), essential for undertaking diagnostic assessments.

CEPP’s team of tutors work cross-phase (primary, secondary and post 16) and all have experience of assessment and of teaching dyslexia and co-occurring difficulties.

The team consists of educational psychologists, specialist teachers, speech and language therapists and an occupational therapist, ensuring that a holistic approach to dyslexia and the difficulties that students encounter is integral to the course.

Booking:

All enquiries to Jennie Price at the Child and Educational Psychology Practice on 07903 819466, or email jennie.price@cepp.co.uk. Reduced fee for schools commissioning services from CEPP. The closing date for applications is Friday 20 July.

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

An introduction to Signalong, the key word sign-supported communication system based on British sign language which is used to help both adults and children with impaired communication to understand and express their needs, choices and desires.

Learners will learn how to apply signing in their own environment, with an emphasis on the practical application of signing and using all vocabulary in the Signalong Phase 1 manual (at least 360 signs).

This 15-hour accredited course is run over five consecutive Mondays at the Hamlet Centre.

Dates:

Mondays 10, 17 and 24 September and Mondays 1 and 8 October

Times:

6pm to 9pm

Venue:

221 St Leonards Road, Norwich NR1 4JN

Bookings and further information:

The cost is £85 per learner, plus £19 for a Signalong Phase 1 manual. For more information or to book, contact Tanya Hubbard (Training Coordinator) on 01603 765405 or email trainingteam@thehamletcharity.org.uk

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.

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.

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