Events and Training

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 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

A two-term course for support and teaching staff to gain a deeper understanding of strategies 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.

This course is delivered in Norwich by The Child and Educational Psychology Practice. CEPP’s tutor team are experienced Educational Psychologists, Specialist Teachers and a Speech and Language Therapist.

The learning outcomes for participants will be:

  • 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

Course dates:

  • Spring Term – Monday 19 February, Thursday 8 March, Thursday 22 March
  • Summer Term – Tuesday 17 April, Friday 4 May, Thursday 17 May, Wednesday 6 June, Tuesday 19 June

Times: 2.30pm to 5.00pm

Venue: Ormiston Victory Academy, Middleton Crescent, Costessey, Norwich NR5 0PX

Cost and bookings: To discuss the course fee and to book a place on the course, contact Katie Taubman at office@cepp.co.uk

Further information: Please feel free to contact Jennie Price on 07903 819466 to discuss any aspect of the course you might be unsure about.

Are you interested in attending training to become a Youth Mental Health First Aider?

YMCA Norfolk have the following courses available:

One Day Youth Mental Health First Aid

  • Wednesday 21 February, or
  • Wednesday 25 April

This one day course will help professionals to be more aware of mental health difficulties and how they might help a young person on a first aid basis.  On completion, participants will receive a certificate from Mental Health First Aid England as a Youth Mental Health First Aid Champion.

Two Day Youth Mental Health First Aid

  • Tuesday 27 March and Wednesday 28 March, or
  • Tuesday 15 May and Wednesday 16 May

This two day course covers areas of mental health in more detail, offering support and guidance to those who wish to help young people who may be experiencing difficulties with mental health.  On completion, participants will receive a certificate from Mental Health First Aid England as a Youth Mental Health First Aider.

Bookings:  To find out more about these courses and to book a place, telephone 01603 340865 or 07894566615, or email mindmatters@ymcanorfolk.org.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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:

  • Understand the impairments and sensory sensitivities associated with autism
  • Be able to devise and use visual strategies to support learning and development
  • Be able to assess the communication abilities and development needs of a child or young person with autism
  • Be able to evaluate techniques, strategies and resources for supporting the development of communication skills for a child or young person with autism
  • Understand strategies to support the development of social skills in children and young people with autism
  • Understand how to develop a suitable learning environment for children or young people with autism
  • Be able to develop an effective relationship with the parents/carers of children or young people with autism
  • 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 18 April to 23 May, 6-8pm.

Cost and bookings:

The price for this course is £299 per learner and includes enrolment and course materials (25% reduction if booked before 1 March).  Funding may be available – visit  www.asdhelpinghands.org.uk/copy-of-level-4-supporting-learners for further details or call ASD Helping Hands on 01362 288110.

A training event delivered as part of Norfolk County Council’s Educational Psychology and Specialist Support (EPSS) training schedule for 2018.

Visit the Educator Solutions website for more details

Please note that further events for the spring and summer terms are constantly being added, so keep checking the Educational Psychology and Specialist Support website for details.  Email cs.epss@norfolk.gov.uk if you would like to be contacted about a specific course or subject area.

EPSS training is generally offered as either twilight (4-6pm), half day or whole day.

Most sessions can also be booked as Inset.  Contact cs.epss@norfolk.gov.uk for further information.

Date:  Tuesday 24 April

Times:  4-6pm

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

Trainer:  Sarah Gentle, Specialist Learning Support Teacher

Cost and bookings:

Twilight sessions are costed at £50 per session, but schools with an EPSS contract or EPSS subscription are able to book places at the reduced price of £40.

This social, emotional and mental health session can be booked through the Services for Schools website at http://s4s.norfolk.gov.uk/Training.

A series of informal Communication Cafes will be run over the year at Marshfields – opportunities for anyone seeking to find out more about communicating with people with a learning disability over coffee and cake.

This first get-together will focus on sharing resources, good practice and ideas.

Future Communication Cafés will consider various communication tools such as ‘talking mats’, intensive interaction, apps, symbols and signalong, as well as looking at the way communication naturally develops.

Date and time:  Tuesday 24 April, 11am-1pm

Venue:  Marshfields, 48 Ferry Road, West Lynn PE34 3NB

Further information:  Please email marshfields@norfolk.gov.uk or telephone 01553 614980.

A Wave 3 Literacy training event delivered as part of Norfolk County Council’s Educational Psychology and Specialist Support (EPSS) training schedule for 2018. 

Please note that further events for the spring and summer terms are constantly being added, so keep checking the Educational Psychology and Specialist Support website for details.  Email cs.epss@norfolk.gov.uk if you would like to be contacted about a specific course or subject area.

EPSS training is generally offered as either twilight (4-6pm), half day or whole day.

Most sessions can also be booked as Inset.  Contact cs.epss@norfolk.gov.uk for further information.

Date:  Thursday 26 April

Times:  1-6pm

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

Trainer:  Jenny Harris and Kate McCaul, Specialist Learning Support Teachers

Cost and bookings:

£75/£67.50.  This cognition and learning session can be booked by contacting cs.epss@norfolk.gov.uk.

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.

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.

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.

An introductory course to Signalong, the key word sign-supported communication system based on British sign language which is used to help people 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. This course covers all vocabulary in the Signalong Phase 1 manual (at least 360 signs).

Presented by the Hamlet Charity.

Dates:   Saturdays 28 April, 5 May and 12 May

Times:  10am-3.30pm

Venue:  221 St Leonards Road, Norwich NR1 4JN

Cost and bookings:  £85 per learner plus £19 for a Signalong Phase 2 manual. To book please contact Tanya Hubbard, Training Coordinator, on 01603 765405 or email trainingteam@thehamletcharity.org.uk.

A training event delivered as part of Norfolk County Council’s Educational Psychology and Specialist Support (EPSS) training schedule for 2018.

Visit the Educator Solutions website for more details

Please note that further events for the spring and summer terms are constantly being added, so keep checking the Educational Psychology and Specialist Support website for details.  Email cs.epss@norfolk.gov.uk if you would like to be contacted about a specific course or subject area.

EPSS training is generally offered as either twilight (4-6pm), half day or whole day.

Most sessions can also be booked as Inset.  Contact cs.epss@norfolk.gov.uk for further information.

Date:  Tuesday 1 May

Times:  4-6pm

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

Trainer:  Elaine Nickolls, Senior Educational Psychologist

Cost and bookings:

Twilight sessions are costed at £50 per session, but schools with an EPSS contract or EPSS subscription are able to book places at the reduced price of £40.

This social, emotional and mental health session can be booked through the Services for Schools website at http://s4s.norfolk.gov.uk/Training.

An opportunity to find out more about what support is available to your school or setting regarding mental health.

Various organisations across Norwich will equip you with the information you need to access services or signpost children & families with confidence. There will also be a chance to hear about training opportunities to support staff professional development.

Date:  Wednesday 2 May

Time:  4-6pm

Venue:  Hewett Academy, Cecil Road, Norwich NR1 2PL

Cost and booking:  This is a free event, but to confirm your attendance please email cs.cpccteam.norwich@norfolk.gov.uk.

A training event delivered as part of Norfolk County Council’s Educational Psychology and Specialist Support (EPSS) training schedule for 2018.

Visit the Educator Solutions website for more details

Please note that further events for the spring and summer terms are constantly being added, so keep checking the Educational Psychology and Specialist Support website for details.  Email cs.epss@norfolk.gov.uk if you would like to be contacted about a specific course or subject area.

EPSS training is generally offered as either twilight (4-6pm), half day or whole day.

Most sessions can also be booked as Inset.  Contact cs.epss@norfolk.gov.uk for further information.

Date:  Wednesday 2 May

Times:  9.30am-3.30pm

Venue:  Gressenhall Workhouse and Museum, Gressenhall, Dereham NR20 4DR

Trainer:  Dr Bianca Finger-Berry, Critical Incident Lead Officer

Cost and bookings:

Critical Incident Support and Bereavement Training remains free for LA schools and those academies and independent schools which pay an annual subscription to the Critical Incident Service.

Places can be booked through the Services for Schools website at http://s4s.norfolk.gov.uk/Training.

A training event delivered as part of Norfolk County Council’s Educational Psychology and Specialist Support (EPSS) training schedule for 2018.

Visit the Educator Solutions website for more details

Please note that further events for the spring and summer terms are constantly being added, so keep checking the Educational Psychology and Specialist Support website for details.  Email cs.epss@norfolk.gov.uk if you would like to be contacted about a specific course or subject area.

EPSS training is generally offered as either twilight (4-6pm), half day or whole day.

Most sessions can also be booked as Inset.  Contact cs.epss@norfolk.gov.uk for further information.

Date:  Tuesday 8 May

Times:  4-6pm

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

Trainer:  Dr Helena Bunn, Senior Educational Psychologist, Lauren Boesley, Research and Development Assistant at EPSS and Debbie Davis, Senco at Colman Junior School

Cost and bookings:

Twilight sessions are costed at £50 per session, but schools with an EPSS contract or EPSS subscription are able to book places at the reduced price of £40.

This session can be booked through the Services for Schools website at http://s4s.norfolk.gov.uk/Training.

A training event delivered as part of Norfolk County Council’s Educational Psychology and Specialist Support (EPSS) training schedule for 2018.

Visit the Educator Solutions website for more details

Please note that further events for the spring and summer terms are constantly being added, so keep checking the Educational Psychology and Specialist Support website for details.  Email cs.epss@norfolk.gov.uk if you would like to be contacted about a specific course or subject area.

EPSS training is generally offered as either twilight (4-6pm), half day or whole day.

Most sessions can also be booked as Inset.  Contact cs.epss@norfolk.gov.uk for further information.

Date:  Thursday 10 May

Times:  9.30am-12.30pm

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

Trainer:  Dr Bianca Finger-Berry, Critical Incident Lead Officer and Rachel Welch, Charlie Waller Trust

Cost and bookings:

£70/£60.  This social, emotional and mental health session can be booked through the Services for Schools website at http://s4s.norfolk.gov.uk/Training.

A training event delivered as part of Norfolk County Council’s Educational Psychology and Specialist Support (EPSS) training schedule for 2018.

Visit the Educator Solutions website for more details

Please note that further events for the spring and summer terms are constantly being added, so keep checking the Educational Psychology and Specialist Support website for details.  Email cs.epss@norfolk.gov.uk if you would like to be contacted about a specific course or subject area.

EPSS training is generally offered as either twilight (4-6pm), half day or whole day.

Most sessions can also be booked as Inset.  Contact cs.epss@norfolk.gov.uk for further information.

Date:  Tuesday 15 May

Times:  4-6pm

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

Trainer:  Dr Bianca Finger-Berry, Critical Incident Lead Officer

Cost and bookings:

Twilight sessions are costed at £50 per session, but schools with an EPSS contract or EPSS subscription are able to book places at the reduced price of £40.

This social, emotional and mental health session can be booked through the Services for Schools website at http://s4s.norfolk.gov.uk/Training.

This Boccia sports coaching course will introduce the necessary skills and knowledge required to be an effective Boccia leader.

The course has been designed to cover all the important elements for delivering a Boccia activity within the community.

Date:  Wednesday 16 May

Time:  5.30-10pm

Venue:  Sewell Park Academy, St Clements Hill, Norwich NR3 4BX

Cost and booking:  £10 per person. To book online please go to the Active Norfolk website.  Book early to avoid disappointment!

Further details:  Contact Aaron Roberts at Active Norfolk on 01603 731568 or 07901588270, or go to www.activenorfolk.org.

Many colleagues comment on the issues that arise when children and young people experience difficulties sleeping.

Sleep East working with Nurture4All is pleased to offer a Sleep Well, Live Well workshop for professionals who work with and support families whose children have difficulties with sleep.

By attending this session participants will:

  • Develop a greater understanding of the importance of sleep and of the potential problems when children and young people have disrupted/poor sleep patterns, as well as the impact this can have on learning and behaviour
  • Understand practical strategies for enabling children to develop healthy sleep patterns
  • Have an opportunity to ask questions and reflect on their experiences linked to children and sleep
  • Gain an awareness of further support that can be accessed by parents/carers and professionals to address sleep issues

Date:  Tuesday 22 May

Time:  4-6pm

Venue:  Room 2, Turner Road Centre, Turner Road, Norwich, NR2 4HB

Cost and bookings:  To book your place for £40 please contact Joy Bishop at Sleep East joybishop@sleepeast.co.uk or telephone 01692 402240.

A training event delivered as part of Norfolk County Council’s Educational Psychology and Specialist Support (EPSS) training schedule for 2018.

Visit the Educator Solutions website for more details

Please note that further events for the spring and summer terms are constantly being added, so keep checking the Educational Psychology and Specialist Support website for details.  Email cs.epss@norfolk.gov.uk if you would like to be contacted about a specific course or subject area.

EPSS training is generally offered as either twilight (4-6pm), half day or whole day.

Most sessions can also be booked as Inset.  Contact cs.epss@norfolk.gov.uk for further information.

Date:  Tuesday 5 June

Times:  4-6pm

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

Trainer:  Dr Bianca Finger-Berry, Critical Incident Lead Officer

Cost and bookings:

Critical Incident Support and Bereavement Training remains free for LA schools and those academies and independent schools which pay an annual subscription to the Critical Incident Service.

Places can be booked through the Services for Schools website at http://s4s.norfolk.gov.uk/Training.

A training event delivered as part of Norfolk County Council’s Educational Psychology and Specialist Support (EPSS) training schedule for 2018.

Visit the Educator Solutions website for more details

Please note that further events for the spring and summer terms are constantly being added, so keep checking the Educational Psychology and Specialist Support website for details.  Email cs.epss@norfolk.gov.uk if you would like to be contacted about a specific course or subject area.

EPSS training is generally offered as either twilight (4-6pm), half day or whole day.

Most sessions can also be booked as Inset.  Contact cs.epss@norfolk.gov.uk for further information.

Date:  Friday 8 June

Times:  9.30am-12.30pm

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

Trainer:  Rita Adair, Senior Educational Psychologist

Cost and bookings:

£70/£60.  This social, emotional and mental health session can be booked through the Services for Schools website at http://s4s.norfolk.gov.uk/Training.

A fifteen-hour accredited signing course spread over three training sessions, presented by the Hamlet Charity.  You must have already completed the Foundation Course Phase 1 to attend.

Learners will gain access to a wider range of vocabulary and have the opportunity to practice signing together, learning a further 346 signs.

Dates:  Saturdays 9, 16 and 23 June

Times:  10am-3.30pm

Venue:  221 St Leonards Road, Norwich NR1 4JN

Cost and bookings:  £85 per learner plus £19 for a Signalong Phase 2 manual. To book please contact Tanya Hubbard, Training Coordinator, on 01603 765405 or email trainingteam@thehamletcharity.org.uk.

A morning training session delivered by East Coast Community Healthcare. This course 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
  • Learn how to work with key words and Blank Language Levels

Date:  Thursday 14 June

Times:  9.30am-12.30pm

Venue:  Catton Grove, Fiddlewood and Mile Cross Children’s Centre, Hunter Road, Norwich, NR3 3PY

Cost:  £42 (including VAT) per delegate

Bookings:  Go to the ECCH website to book your place online.. Your place will be confirmed once your completed application form has been received.

Further information:  Please contact ECCH.SALTtraining@nhs.net or telephone 01493 808630.

A demonstration, explanation and research findings for an effective language, literacy and learning intervention.

Visit the Educator Solutions website for more details

Please note that further events for the spring and summer terms are constantly being added, so keep checking the Educational Psychology and Specialist Support website for details.  Email cs.epss@norfolk.gov.uk if you would like to be contacted about a specific course or subject area.

EPSS training is generally offered as either twilight (4-6pm), half day or whole day.

Most sessions can also be booked as Inset.  Contact cs.epss@norfolk.gov.uk for further information.

Date:  Tuesday 19 June

Times:  4-6pm

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

Trainer:  Ruth Smallwood, Senior Educational Psychologist

Cost and bookings:

Twilight sessions are costed at £50 per session, but schools with an EPSS contract or EPSS subscription are able to book places at the reduced price of £40.

this cognition and learning session can be booked through the Services for Schools website at http://s4s.norfolk.gov.uk/Training.

Develop your ‘Sensory Lexiconary’ and use it to support communication and cognition for people whose primary experience of the world is sensory.

This summer this unique training day run by The Sensory Projects is coming to Cambridge as part of a six-date nationwide tour (which also includes London and Nottingham).

Delegates on the Lexiconary learn how seven sensory systems develop. This information is gold to people who support:

  • Individuals with profound and multiple learning disabilities
  • Non-verbal individuals with complex disabilities
  • Babies in the first months of life
  • People with later stage dementia
  • Individuals with attachment or anxiety disorders

Previous Lexiconary events have attracted: parents, foster carers, teachers, CAMHs team members, artists andcreative practitioners, support workers, staff from adult care settings and hospices, people supporting victims of trauma, social researchers, portage workers, people supporting neonates, speech & language therapists, play therapists and home school educators.

Date:  Friday 22 June

Venue:  Wesley Methodist Church, Christ's Pieces, Cambridge CB1 1LG

Bookings and further information:  Visit www.thesensoryprojects.co.uk/develop-your-sensory-lexiconary to book or find out more.

An afternoon training session delivered by East Coast Community Healthcare.  This course will be beneficial for teachers and teaching assistants working with children with expressive 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 with expressive language difficultie
  • Learn how to use word & mind maps to develop expressive language skills

Date:  Monday 25 June

Time:  1pm-4pm

Venue:  Catton Grove, Fiddlewood and Mile Cross Children’s Centre, Hunter Road, Norwich, NR3 3PY

Cost:  £42 (including VAT) per delegate

Bookings:  Go to the ECCH website to book your place online.. Your place will be confirmed once your completed application form has been received.

Further information:  Please contact ECCH.SALTtraining@nhs.net or telephone 01493 808630.

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

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

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