ABOUT THIS COURSE

This NEW course aims to provide a toolkit for the member of SLT who co-ordinates TA provisions in the school or the SLT member who is responsible for whole school SEL/Wellbeing of SEL/Wellbeing strategies and approaches. Support staff, including Teaching Assistants, working 1:1 and small groups with a SEL/ Wellbeing focus in a school.

Previous experience of leading wellbeing with students is not necessary. Each session has an individual specific focus and includes tried and tested ideas to take away and put into practice immediately with your students.

This course can also be brought into your school, and tailored accordingly, if required.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

  • Clear understanding of how to use TAs to deliver your SEL/Wellbeing provision in school
  • How to implement a whole school plan
  • The skills to implement a whole school SEL provision
  • Improving understanding of Mindfulness based strategies that help students
  • Tried and tested practical strategies to use with individuals and small groups
  • Deep dive of psychology relating to small group work
  • Take away resources to use immediately
COURSE DATES Online | Monday 22 June 2021
London | Tuesday 05 October 2021
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
  • New and recently appointed Pastoral Leads, and those moving into post in September.
  • Experienced Pastoral Leads.
  • Heads of House/Heads of Year.
  • Pastoral Lead Line Managers.
  • Members of governing bodies, with a brief for wellbeing/mental health, including staff governors.
  • SLT member in charge of TA’s or SEL/Wellbeing
  • It is particularly useful for SEND, SENCOs, TAs, Wellbeing Mentors, Pastoral Support Teams and anyone managing small group environments.
COURSE CODE 8605
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an in-school course
INCLUDED
  • A specially prepared folder of 50+ pages full of detailed notes, practical advice and guidance
  • Notes prepared by the educational experts leading the course
  • CPD Certificate of attendance

 

10.00 – 11.00am
Improving understanding of Mindfulness based strategies that help students?

  • How can it help at school – for you and your students
  • Introduction to breathing and concentration practices

11.00 – 11.20am
Discussion: coffee break


11.20 – 12.20pm
Tried and tested practical strategies to use with individuals and small groups

  • Tried and tested practices to calm anger or anxiety
  • Leading a mindful pause
  • How to listen mindfully

12.20 – 1.00pm

Mindful Movement – Workshop

  • Linking breath to simple movement that can be done in a classroom
  • Using balance and co-ordination to improve concentration

1.00 – 2.00pm

Lunch and informal discussion


2.00 – 2.45pm
Deep dive of psychology relating to small group work

  • Practical tasks to develop students resilience
  • Understanding why others behave as they do
  • Learning to accept that others do think differently to us and don’t always agree with us

2.45 – 3.30pm
Tool kit of practical approaches

  • Active and proven ways to improve SEL/Wellbeing provision in schools

3.30 – 3.45pm
Q&A

  • Plenary

Zia Brooks

has worked as a Senior leader in Secondary Schools for many years being responsible for Teaching & Learning, Safeguarding and Wellbeing.

Kathy Sexton

a Specialist Leader in Education with over 30 years teaching experience in state secondary schools and numerous years experience as an examiner at GCSE level and as a regional and national teacher trainer.