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Code: ECTSA/21/0053 Trauma Responsive Practice in Education

Schools are reporting an increase in the number of children displaying signs of mental health difficulties and trauma. Poor attendance, disruptive behaviour and disengagement with school can be a cause of emotional, behavioural, or educational challenges, rooted in trauma and adverse childhood experiences (ACE).

To understand the difficulties faced by traumatised children in school, teachers and education professionals must be equipped with the tools to help children manage the impact of their trauma.

This four-day course (over 2 terms) is designed to support you and your school develop a more trauma responsive approach to best support your students.

This course will help you to:
• Understand the impact of childhood trauma on social, emotional and physical health.
• Support children affected by trauma and encourage academic achievement.
• Implement methods to support children’s mental health, improve their attendance and restore their ability to reach their potential.
• Progress your school from trauma informed to trauma responsive.

Course led by:
• Mark Escott
• Jules Sanders

Guest speakers:
• Dr Helen Bellfield - Consultant Clinical Psychologist
• Life Chance Care - Multi-Disciplinary Team
• Life Chance Care - Trauma Recovery Practitioners

This course is for:
• Anyone working in an educational setting who wants to improve their understanding of the impact of trauma on students’ mental health.

Trainer
This training is delivered by trauma specialists. This training is delivered by the award-winning School for Inspiring Talents. Its multi-disciplinary care team will share real life case studies from their work on the front line, supporting children’s transformation within an educational setting.

Cost: £195 per person for member schools | £295 per person for non-member schools
This course consists of four one-day sessions, in person. Refreshments and lunch are included.

Programme Content
Day 1

Introduction to the science of trauma aware practice:
• Define Adverse Childhood Experiences and their significance to children’s development and learning
• Demonstrate an understanding of the human brain development and the impact of trauma
• Recognise the brain as a Social Organ and evaluate current thinking about the neurobiology and importance of social relationships in healing trauma

Day 2
Equipping staff working with vulnerable students to risk assess:
• Identify and define clinical risks
• Assess the severity and likelihood of potential risk incidents
• Develop a recovery oriented care plan to manage identified risks

Day 3
Developing trauma responsive behaviour care plans and support systems:
• Evaluate how this knowledge impacts on your practice as an Educator and
• Begin to adapt and develop how you work with children in your setting
• Explore and develop trauma responsive school systems

Day 4
Recap and moving forward: How to support, supervise and care for staff who are supporting vulnerable students:
• How to prevent vicarious trauma
• Clinical supervision in education
• Peer to peer Support

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 23 September 2021 09:30 - 16:00 Newcourt Community Centre Map
2 04 November 2021 09:30 - 16:00 Newcourt Community Centre Map
3 16 December 2021 09:30 - 16:00 Newcourt Community Centre Map
4 27 January 2022 09:30 - 16:00 Newcourt Community Centre Map
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Code: ECTSA/21/0052 Inclusion Forum | Inclusive Practice that supports SEND

These termly conferences are open to SENDCOs, Behaviour Support Leads, Headteachers and Deputy Headteachers from all Teaching Schools South West member schools.

Agenda

08.45 | Welcome from the Inclusion Forum Steering Group.

09.00 | Social Emotional Mental Health & Well-being | Martha Hancock, Wellbeing Project Coordinator, Exeter YMCA. An explanation of the Wellbeing Project and how schools can access the service.

09.30 | Tracking and Assessment of SEND | Tanya Haigh, SEND Adviser, Babcock LDP SEND Data and Assessment Team. The principles around tracking progress, recommendations for good practice and the implications specifically for SEND learners.

10.00 | Grab a coffee then into breakout groups for a discussion around tracking and assessment.

10.30 | SW Specialist Schools Teaching Alliance (SW SSTA) | Nikki Burroughs, TSA Lead for SW SSTA. Overview of the services and professional development available for schools including the Engagement Model training.

11.00 | DIAS for Special Educational Needs and Disability | Sue Brealey, Information Advice and Support Lead, DIAS. Overview of services, how they work with parents, carers, children and young people and what advice they can offer.

11.30 | Supporting Domestic Violence | Maddie Hughes, Domestic Violence Early Help Connector Exeter, Devon Domestic Abuse Support Service, Splitz Support Service. Support available for children and families experiencing domestic violence.

12.00 | Finish

Cost: FREE for Teaching Schools South West member schools.

For more information please contact: Mark Drew on mark@exeterconsortium.com or 01392 927171

Please note: The session is currently scheduled to run in person at Exeter Court Hotel. We will continue to monitor the Covid situation and make a decision whether to run the session online instead, closer to the date.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 28 September 2021 08:45 - 12:00 Exeter Court Hotel Map
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Code: ECTSA/21/0035 Advanced Coaching Programme for School Leaders

Direct booking link: https://forms.gle/92816q7Zjs12ixZs5

An ILM approved programme in coaching techniques to enhance your leadership and enable you to develop others effectively, embedding coaching practice into your school culture.

Aims
- Understand behavioural preferences to improve your self-awareness
- Understand simple human psychology using cognitive behavioural models
- Refine coaching skills and knowledge using three coaching models
- Practice coaching approaches and methodologies
- Know on how to best utilise coaching within school settings
- Create opportunities to apply and evaluate coaching in your setting

Programme Summary
The programme is over 3 days during the academic year.

Day One (Wednesday 29th September 2021, 9am - 4pm, Exeter Racecourse)
- Explore coaching: facts and misconceptions
- Understand simple human psychology
- Practice coaching using OSKAR and GROW models
- Explore using coaching in your own setting
- Use a journal to support reflective practice

Day Two (Wednesday 10th November 2021, 9am - 4pm, Venue TBC)
- Deepen our understanding of self and our impact on others
- Explore DISC® Personality Preferences
- Understand coaching relationships
- Practice coaching using OSKAR and GROW models
- Know the 10 steps to embedding effective coaching practice and create a plan for the effective use of coaching in your setting

Day Three (Wednesday 12th January 2022, 9am - 4pm, Venue TBC)
- Share experiences of coaching
- Explore successes and challenges of our practice
- Use SPA and SPEAR models to work through solutions
- Practice group coaching techniques
- Learn how to continue to embed effective coaching practice using Appreciative Inquiry model

Programme Lead
Leonie Hurrell is an Educational enthusiast. At 24 Leonie became the youngest Deputy Headteacher in Dorset and went on to be a Headteacher for 8 years, before becoming an ILM Certified Leadership Coach. Leonie is passionate about learning and people development. Founder of The Thinking Academy, a company that provides coaching and ILM approved training solutions for schools. She is also a School Evaluation Partner for Dorset and a co-opted Governor for an Infant School in Hampshire.

Eligibility
This programme is suited for Headteachers and Senior Leaders in Schools, with some experience of coaching.

Testimonials
"Excellent, I have taken so much from this course about what I will do in my school and how I can be a better leader through a more coaching style. Thank you." - Headteacher at ISCA Academy.

"Leonie was great - expertly led and pitched just right. Even in lockdown, it felt like a safe place to take risks and challenge yourself." - Headteacher at Ladysmith Infant and Nursery School.

"I would strongly recommend this course to other middle and senior leaders." - Deputy Headteacher at St Peter's CoE Primary School.

"The entire course was well focused and an appropriate balance of theory and practice." - Executive Headteacher at Exeter Children's Federation

Cost: £295 per person. Attendance includes a complimentary full DISC® Profile Assessment and ILM certificate. The first session will take place at Exeter Racecourse with lunch and refreshments included.

Direct booking link: https://forms.gle/92816q7Zjs12ixZs5

Please note: The course is limited to 18 delegates so please book early to avoid disappointment.

You will be invoiced by Exeter Consortium TSA for this course.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 29 September 2021 09:00 - 16:00 Exeter Racecourse Map
2 10 November 2021 09:00 - 16:00 Newcourt Community Centre Map
3 12 January 2022 09:00 - 16:00 Newcourt Community Centre Map
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Code: ECTSA/21/0047 Connected Heads

Direct booking link: https://forms.gle/5M6Hqvi6oXp49nRY6

Connected Heads is a group of between 4 and 6 school leaders, who meet regularly to support one another in their learning in order to take purposeful action on work issues. Connected Heads is a method of collaborative learning where small groups of Headteachers meet to reflect on real work challenges. The process is led by a facilitator, who enables the set members to ask searching questions and the school leader to reflect on the actions to be taken, supporting the process with guidance and useful models and tools.

Programme Overview
In every session (a half-day, half-termly) each school leader (learner) has the opportunity to address key issues. The ‘learner’ retains responsibility for and ownership of their issues, solutions and actions. The Connected Heads group actively listen, providing the individual ‘learner’ with space and time to think through real issues and challenges and to identify new ways forward. The group works together, acting as coaches for the ‘learner’, listening, providing space for them to think, and asking relevant open questions to help them find their own way forward.

Key Themes
The group focuses on real work goals or challenges. The group provides a confidential and non-judgmental space to develop leadership qualities.
School leader members share:
• Common aims of achieving progress in relation to their work/ development
• The ability to act as peer coaches to one another
• The willingness to learn from their own and others’ activities:

Learning Outcomes
School leaders have shared the following outcomes from participation in Connected Heads sessions:

• improved problem solving, reflection and decision-making capabilities
• refined and embedded specific skills
• increased the effectiveness work tasks and enhanced leadership skills
• created clarity for action to move forward real work challenges
• learnt insightful questions that support understanding, problem solving and creativity
• improved awareness of how attitudes and assumptions influence thinking
• learnt from individuals’ experiences of implementing new strategies
• develop positive, mutually respectful working relationships with peers
• felt greater connection with colleagues
• improved levels of support
• greater resilience

Programme Dates
Session 1 - Wednesday 6th October 2021, 9am - 1pm
Session 2 - Wednesday 1st December 2021, 9am - 1pm
Session 3 - Wednesday 19th January 2022, 9am - 1pm
Session 4 - Wednesday 16th March 2022, 9am - 1pm
Session 5 - Wednesday 11th May 2022, 9am - 1pm
Session 6 - Wednesday 29th June 2022, 9am - 1pm

Programme Lead
Leonie Hurrell is an Educational enthusiast. At 24 Leonie became the youngest Deputy Headteacher in Dorset and went on to be a Headteacher for 8 years, before becoming an ILM Certified Leadership Coach. Leonie is passionate about learning and people development. Founder of The Thinking Academy, a company that provides coaching and ILM approved training solutions for schools. She is also a School Evaluation Partner for Dorset and a co-opted Governor for an Infant School in Hampshire.

Eligibility
This programme is suited for Headteachers / Senior Leaders in Schools.

Testimonials
"My introduction to the benefits of coaching came through a Connected Heads. I was unsure at first but soon after enrolling I did wonder how I’d managed without this in my previous twenty years of working in education! Working with Leonie and The Thinking Academy has enabled me to transform my professional practice."
Roy Sewell, St Mary’s CE First School, Dorset

"Connected heads has been transformational! The reflective space it provides, as well as the benefit of developing deep and supportive relationships with colleagues, has empowered me in a way I could never have imagined!"
Sian Lane, Executive Head, Cedar Tree Federation

Cost: £495 per person.

Please note: There is a limit of 6 places. The course is currently scheduled to run online via Zoom. Final details will be confirmed closer to the start of the programme.

You will be invoiced by Exeter Consortium for this course.

Direct booking link: https://forms.gle/5M6Hqvi6oXp49nRY6

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 06 October 2021 09:00 - 13:00 Online Delivery Map
2 01 December 2021 09:00 - 13:00 Online Delivery Map
3 19 January 2022 09:00 - 13:00 Online Delivery Map
4 16 March 2022 09:00 - 13:00 Online Delivery Map
5 11 May 2022 09:00 - 13:00 Online Delivery Map
6 29 June 2022 09:00 - 13:00 Online Delivery Map
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Code: ECTSA/21/0050 Emergency Paediatric First Aid Course

The QA Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF) qualification has been designed in-line with the current Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) requirements and is ideal for:

- Those who have gained a level 2 or 3 childcare qualification and have entered into an early years setting and wish to be included in the staff to child ratios to comply with the EYFS requirements.
- Anyone who cares for infants and children, such as parents, guardians, grandparents or those who have an involvement with infants and children and want to learn key paediatric first aid skills.

This one day Paediatric First Aid Course covers a variety of topics, including:
- Adult, child and baby CPR
- Bones
- Burns
- Minor injuries
- Seizures
- Asthma
- Anaphylaxis
- Diabetes

Please note: This course is designed to supplement paediatric first aid provision and will not meet the Ofsted Early Years and Childcare Registration requirements. These requirements specify that at least one person who has a current full paediatric first aid certificate must be on the premises and available at all times when children are present, and must accompany children on outings. Childminders, and any assistant who might be in sole charge of the children for any period of time, must hold a current full 2 day paediatric first aid certificate.

Course Trainer
Annette Codner is an experienced primary school teacher. She is a Specialist Leader of Education (SLE) for Physical Education. As well as being passionate about PE, Annette also has a love of first aid and coordinates this alongside supporting pupils with medical conditions in her school.

Venue
West Exe School (TBC)

Cost: £75 per person for Teaching Schools South West members / £120 for non-members.
Please note - There is a maximum capacity of 12 participants for this course.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 14 October 2021 09:30 - 15:30 Newcourt Community Centre Map
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Code: ECTSA/21/0051 School Business Management Leadership Development Programme

Business Management is not just about the efficient and effective completion of a wide variety of operational tasks in Human Resources, Finance, Office Management and Premises.

At the centre of effective School Business Management is School Improvement, underpinned by the development of strategy and leadership of your staff. It is also about managing priorities, having a clear vision for how you lead and why you choose certain strategic priorities over others.

This course uses the ISBL Competency Framework and other tools to equip experienced business managers with further skills, in exploring the ‘why’ and the ‘how’ of school business leadership, including:

- Creating a Strategy that impacts upon School Improvement
- Leading and Developing Teams
- Prioritisation and Resilience Building
- Knowing Yourself and Leading Others

This is a one-year programme, facilitated over three training days, led by Sian Lane, School Improvement Lead and experienced Executive Headteacher and Rachel Hingston, Executive Business Manager of Cedar Tree Federation, a Federation of two primary schools, based in Exeter and East Devon.

Eligibility:
The programme is relevant for both Primary and Secondary experienced School Business Managers.

Dates:
Day 1 – Friday 5th November 2021, 9.30am - 3.30pm
Day 2 – Friday 4th March 2022, 9.30am - 3.30pm
Day 3 – Friday 10th June 2022, 9.30am - 3.30pm

Venue:
Pinhoe C of E VA Primary School, Exeter

Meet the Trainers:
Sian Lane is an experienced primary school Headteacher, School Improvement Lead and Local Leader of Education. Until September 2021, Sian is the Executive Headteacher of Cedar Tree Federation in Exeter. Sian will then work as a School Improvement Lead for St Christopher’s Trust and is the founder and leader of Envision Learning.
An ILM (Institute of Leadership and Management) qualified Coach and Mentor, Sian has built a career in leading in a diverse and ever-changing educational landscape. Sian is passionate about school leadership and improvement and the development of people and teams.

Rachel Hingston is an experienced Executive School Business Manager, who has completed the ISBL Level 5 Diploma in School Business Management and in 2021 begins study for a Certificate in Strategic Educational Leadership. Rachel is a qualified ILM (Institute of Leadership and Management) Coach and Mentor.
With eighteen years graduate experience in Human Resources, Training, Finance and Premises Management, Rachel has led in School Business Management for eight years. As a people centric leader, at the heart of Rachel’s leadership vision is developing and leading people and teams, together with implementing a purposeful and effective school business leadership strategy.

Cost:
The course cost of £350 per delegate covers three full days of training with course materials provided and an additional one-hour individual coaching session, with one of the trainers.

Please note: There is a maximum capacity of 12 delegates for this programme.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 05 November 2021 09:30 - 15:30 Pinhoe Primary School Map
2 04 March 2022 09:30 - 15:30 Pinhoe Primary School Map
3 10 June 2022 09:30 - 15:30 Pinhoe Primary School Map
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