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Nov
19
Tue
2019
SEND – Understanding Dyslexia and Making Learning Happen – Emma Rossiter @ St John's
Nov 19 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty that can seriously affect a young person’s chances of fulfilling their potential and fully engaging in learning.

This session explores what dyslexia is and how we can use a range of strategies to empower young people to make academic progress, understand their learning journey and identify as successful learners.

This session will give you practical strategies that you can use straight away and that you can share with your colleagues to make learning even better in your setting.

Who is this for?

For Primary & Secondary SENCos, teachers, ELSAs, HLTAs, teaching assistants and anyone supporting young people in an educational setting.

Click “Tickets” for more details and to book, or email CPDTSA@StJohns.wilts.sch.uk
Nov
26
Tue
2019
SEND – Solution Carousel – Emma Rossiter @ St John's
Nov 26 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

SEND – Solution carousel

Do you have a student or students that present a challenge in your school?  Do you need some bespoke and personalised support to move the situation forward?

Bring your anonymised student cases (up to 3) and through a solution focused process that is underpinned by SEND experience and expertise, we will identify practical strategies and next steps.

You can bring information in your memory or on paper, whichever you find easiest.  You will have time to condense the issues onto a very simple form at the meeting. This session is about helping you and your school so bring the information that is important to you (there will be no hoops to jump).  You will leave with strategies that are personalised and doable in your setting.

Led by Emma Rossiter

Who is this for?

For Primary & Secondary SENCos, teachers, ELSAs, HLTAs, teaching assistants and anyone supporting young people in an educational setting.

Click “Tickets” for more details and to book, or email CPDTSA@StJohns.wilts.sch.uk
Dec
3
Tue
2019
SEND – Understanding Autistic Spectrum Conditions | Emma Rossiter @ St John's
Dec 3 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Autistic spectrum conditions affect so many aspects of how a young person engages with school, their peers and teachers, and the process of learning.

In this session we will explore what it means to have an autistic spectrum disorder and how high levels of anxiety cause huge barriers to progress and what we as individuals and whole schools can do about this.

This session will give you practical strategies that you can use straight away and that you can share with your colleagues to make learning even better in your setting.

Who is this for?

For Primary & Secondary SENCos, teachers from all settings, ELSAs, HLTAs, teaching assistants and anyone supporting young people in an educational setting.

Click “Tickets” for more details and to book, or email CPDTSA@StJohns.wilts.sch.uk
Dec
9
Mon
2019
Resilience and Teacher Wellbeing – David Gumbrell @ St John's
Dec 9 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

David Gumbrell, speaker and author of Lift, Going up even if teaching gets you down, which offers 39 ways (one for each week in the academic year) to start a conversation about well-being and resilience. Covering a diverse range of themes and topics, the book is designed to provoke thinking that will lead to a discussion about staff well-being.  He has been a teacher in Surrey for over 20 years, in five different schools across the county. David worked his way up from NQT to Headship, holding positions of responsibility, including NQT mentoring, along the way. Throughout his career, he has always endeavoured to develop a team, to nurture an individual teacher’s career and to protect the well-being of children and staff. The Resilience Project is a natural progression to this.

The session will be a combination of practical tips, scientific research, visual images and lots of metaphors to make all the key messages real and relevant. David draws applicable material from his book ‘, from the 12 elements of the Values-based Education Teacher Resilience Survey, and from 25+ years of experience in education.

Who is this for?

For Primary & Secondary teachers, TAs and Pastoral staff

Click “Tickets” for more details and to book, or email CPDTSA@StJohns.wilts.sch.uk
Dec
11
Wed
2019
Mental Health – Social Media and Mental Wellbeing – CWMT @ St John's Marlborough
Dec 11 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust is a registered charity that provides mental health training talks, and resources to young people and those who work with or care for them.

This session will look at the evidence around the impact of social media on children and children and young people’s mental health. It will include a chance to explore ways in which the benefits of social media on well-being can be harnessed as well as strategies for minimising risk.
This session will be delivered using a mix of information slides and film clips plus discussion exercises and a chance to share good practice.

Who is this for?

Teachers, Pastoral and support staff in primary and secondary schools.

Click “Tickets” for more details and to book, or email CPDTSA@StJohns.excalibur.org.uk

Jan
13
Mon
2020
Mental Health – Understanding and supporting students who self-harm- CWMT @ St John's Marlborough
Jan 13 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust, is a charity that provides mental health training talks, and resources to young people and those who work with or care for them.

The session will cover the following areas:

  • What do we mean by self harm?
  • Why might young people self-harm?
  • Risks and triggers
  • Talking to a young person who is self-harming or who has self-harming thoughts
  • Sources of support and information

Who is this for?

Teachers, pastoral and support staff in primary and secondary schools.

Click “Tickets” for more details and to book, or email CPDTSA@StJohns.wilts.sch.uk
Jan
20
Mon
2020
Mental Health – Understanding the Teenage Brain – CWMT @ St John's Marlborough
Jan 20 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust, is a registered charity that provides mental health training talks, and resources to young people and those who work with or care for them.

This session outlines the work of Dr John Coleman on the Teen Brain. It provides an overview of the impact of adolescent brain development and allows an opportunity to discuss the implications of this for student mental wellbeing.

Who is this for?

Teachers, pastoral and support staff in primary and secondary schools.

Click “Tickets” for more details and to book, or email CPDTSA@StJohns.wilts.sch.uk
Jan
28
Tue
2020
Getting to Grips with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder | Emma Rossiter @ St John's Marlborough
Jan 28 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Emma Rossiter is Deputy Headteacher at Rowdeford 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.

ADHD is caused by physical differences in the brain that have far reaching effects on a young person’s ability to successfully engage with their education. This session will explore what is really going on for people with ADHD and what we can do to enable young people with ADHD make academic and social progress. This session will give you practical strategies that you can use straight away and that you can share with your colleagues to make learning even better in your setting.

This twilight session will explore:

  • what is really going on for people with ADHD
  •  what we can do to enable young people with ADHD make academic and social progress.
  • This session will give you practical strategies that you can use straight away and that you can share with your colleagues to make learning even better in your setting.

You will also receive information resources to share with colleagues to maximise the impact of this training in your setting.

Who is the course for?

For SENCos, teachers from all settings, ELSAs, HLTAs, teaching assistants and anyone supporting young people in an educational setting.

Click “Tickets” for more details and to book, or email CPDTSA@StJohns.wilts.sch.uk
Feb
25
Tue
2020
SEND – Understanding Attachment Disorders – Emma Rossiter @ St John's
Feb 25 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Emma Rossiter is Deputy Headteacher at Rowdeford 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.

The students who challenge us most in education are the students who have problematic attachment patterns. Attachment disorders cause chaos, unhappiness and they seriously get in the way of learning for the individual and everyone in close proximity.

This twilight session will focus on:

  • exploring the roots and outcomes of attachment disorders
  •  the strategies that we can use to immediately improve outcomes and also build better futures.
  • the session will give you practical strategies that you can use straight away and that you can share with your colleagues to make learning even better in your setting.

You will also receive information resources to share with colleagues to maximise the impact of this training in your setting.

Who is the course for?

For SENCos, teachers from all settings, ELSAs, HLTAs, teaching assistants and anyone supporting young people in an educational setting.

Click “Tickets” for more details and to book, or email CPDTSA@StJohns.wilts.sch.uk
Mar
9
Mon
2020
Mental Health – An Introduction to understanding Eating Disorders – Clare Laker – CWMT @ St John's Marlborough
Mar 9 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust, is a registered charity that provides mental health training talks, and resources to young people and those who work with or care for them.

This session will cover issues of relevance to both primary and secondary school staff. The content will cover both eating difficulties experienced by young children and eating disorders. We will examine:-

  • What different types of eating difficulties and eating disorders exist
  • Why some children and young people develop eating difficulties and disorders
  • Some basic approaches to supporting children and young people with eating disorders within the school setting

Who is this for?

Teachers, pastoral and support staff in primary and secondary schools.

Click “Tickets” for more details and to book, or email CPDTSA@StJohns.wilts.sch.uk
Mar
24
Tue
2020
Why SEND cause behaviour problems and how to restore order – Emma Rossiter @ St John's
Mar 24 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Emma Rossiter is Deputy Headteacher at Rowdeford 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.

Good behaviour is a set of very complex social skills and so the link between special educational needs and behaviour problems is enormous.  This session explores the impact of common special educational needs (ASC, ADHD, dyslexia, learning difficulties, attachment disorders) on the ability to regulate behaviour and how we can support young people to do much better at acquiring and using the skills that they need.  This session will give you practical strategies that you can use straight away and that you can share with your colleagues to make learning even better in your setting.

You will also receive information resources to share with colleagues to maximise the impact of this training in your setting.

Who is the course for?

For SENCos, teachers from all settings, senior and pastoral leaders,

ELSAs, HLTAs, teaching assistants and anyone supporting young people in an educational setting.

Click “Tickets” for more details and to book, or email CPDTSA@StJohns.wilts.sch.uk
Apr
27
Mon
2020
Mental Health – Promoting Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Classroom – Clare Laker – CWMT @ St John's Marlborough
Apr 27 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust, is a registered charity that provides mental health training talks, and resources to young people and those who work with or care for them.

This session asks the questions – is being in one of your lessons good for pupils mental health? What are the barriers to good mental health that often arise within the classroom and how can you ensure you are getting the best from those you teach.
This session will be delivered using a mix of information slides and film clips plus discussion exercises and a chance to share good practice.

Who is this for?

Teachers, Pastoral and support staff in primary and secondary schools

Click “Tickets” for more details and to book, or email CPDTSA@StJohns.wilts.sch.uk
Jun
16
Tue
2020
SEND – What is pathological demand avoidance (PDA) and how can we support students – Emma Rossiter @ St John's
Jun 16 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Emma Rossiter is Deputy Headteacher at Rowdeford 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.

Students with Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) find all demands stressful and schools are, by their nature, full of demands! Fortunately, there are strategies that all of us working in education can use to make life easier.

This session will explore what it means to have PDA, how PDA is part of the autism spectrum and expert ways we can work with young people with PDA. This session will give you practical strategies that you can use straight away and that you can share with your colleagues to make learning even better in your setting

You will also receive information resources to share with colleagues to maximise the impact of this training in your setting.

Who is the course for?

For SENCos, teachers from all settings, ELSAs, HLTAs, teaching assistants and anyone supporting young people in an educational setting.

ELSAs, HLTAs, teaching assistants and anyone supporting young people in an educational setting.

Click “Tickets” for more details and to book, or email CPDTSA@StJohns.wilts.sch.uk
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