The session examines how to reach and teach pupils with Adverse Childhood Experiences, covering what we all need to know and do.
Abuse, parental separation, neglect, bullying, bereavement are just some of the difficulties that can combine to create toxic stress for the young people that we teach. The negative impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can include low academic achievement, poor health and as much as a 20 year drop in life expectancy. Young people with 4 or more adverse childhood experiences are more likely to be labelled as lacking focus, and having behavioural or cognitive difficulties. It doesn’t have to be this way. All of us working in education can make a real and positive difference for children affected by ACEs. This course will help us develop our knowledge about ACEs and gain very practical strategies that we can all do, whatever our roles within education.
Who is the course for?
For SEND Co-ordinators, teachers from all settings, ELSAs, HLTAs, teaching assistants and anyone supporting young people in an educational setting.
Emma Rossiter is Deputy Headteacher at Silverwood School*. Emma provides expert training and support about the strategies that enable young people to overcome their challenges and achieve their potential. Emma is an outstanding practitioner and experienced trainer with expertise in both mainstream and specialist settings. Emma’s training is inspiring, reflective and practical.
Click “Tickets” for more details and to book, or email CPDTSA@StJohns.wilts.sch.uk
* In response to the growing demand for SEND places, Wiltshire LA has updated its SEND strategy. As part of this strategy, Silverwood School has merged 3 special schools in Wiltshire (St Nicholas in Chippenham, Rowdeford near Devizes and Larkrise in Trowbridge) this new school was formed on 1st September 2020. The Local Authority has committed to funding a new school on the Rowdeford site whilst also maintaining the 3 sites of the old schools