This session provides an introduction to the thinking and learning styles of pupils with an ASD. Additionally it will provide all staff with an overview of practical strategies to support pupils with an ASD.
- be provided with appropriate strategies and support to assist their inclusion, interaction and access to all areas of the curriculum
- have an understanding of autism and how it affects pupils and their families
- be equipped with a range of strategies to support pupils with autism in mainstream primary schools
- be able to set up ASD friendly approaches across the whole school and establish consistent approaches to the management of pupils in their schools, as a consequence of a shared knowledge and understanding amongst all staff
- have staff who have a greater understanding of best practice in relation to pupils with autism, as well as the sensory difficulties they experience which can affect their ability to be included
Whole school teams
A Restorative Approach (RA) is inspired by the philosophy and practices of Restorative Justice, which puts repairing harm done to relationships and people at the heart of its response to conflict. The ultimate aim of the training is to contribute to respectful, safe and inclusive school communities or settings. The course provides intensive, interactive facilitator training, focusing on building an understanding of a restorative ethos and developing effective facilitation skills - which enable participants to facilitate safe and effective restorative processes in their setting. After the Facilitator course, participants can go on to undertake the Restorative Approaches: Theory and Practice Level 5 programme. This is a course credit rated by the University of Greenwich, which will further develop their skills in this area and enable them to gain 60 credits at Level 5.
- develop essential life skills in conflict resolution, problem solving and emotional literacy; helping them to understand how to positively repair relationships damaged through conflict
- develop practical skills and knowledge, which they can apply to conflict situations in their work setting
- have the opportunity to work towards a L5 University accreditation and on completion, can apply to achieve registration with the Restorative Justice Council
- benefit from having staff with specialist skills and knowledge who can support an enhanced conciliatory culture across the setting
All School Staff
This course will give learners an introduction and awareness of autism.
Some of the topics covered in the modules are:
- What is autism?
- How common is autism?
- What is Asperger syndrome?
- What causes autism?
- So how much do you know about autism?
- The Autism Spectrum
- The main challenges
- Social communication
- Body language, facial expressions and tone of voice
- Sayings and phrases
- Social interaction
- Making friends
- Social imagination
- Mind blindness
- Sensory issues
- What does autism feel like?
- Coping methods
- Typical characteristics
- Diagnosis of women
- The strengths of autism
Practitioners will learn:
- What autism is
- What causes autism
- About the autistic spectrum
- What the three main challenges people with autism face
- About the typical characteristics of individuals with autism
- About the importance diagnosing autism
- About the strengths and positives of having autism
Suitable for all those requiring an understanding of autism.
Bullying is a universal issue that can affect anyone, from families, to schools and communities. Cyberbullying in particular is on the rise, and it's impact can be severely damaging and far-reaching.
This course explores the negative effects of bullying in any form, and teaches positive strategies and solutions for those working with young people who experience bullying.
Some of the topics covered in this course are:
- The extent of the problem
- Definition of bullying
- Types of bullying
- Who is bullied
- Why young people think they are bullied
- Who becomes a bully
- Where does bullying happen
- Signs of bullying
- What to do if a child is being bullied
- What to say
- Child’s Response
- Signs a child is bullying others
- Bullying Roles
- What can be done?
- Local Authority responsibility
- The effects of cyberbullying
- Definition of cyberbullying
- What constitutes cyberbullying
- Cyberbullying as a method
- Who becomes a cyberbully
- Cyberbullying and the law
- The role of social media
- Impact and reasons for impact
- How to respond to a disclosure: advice, report
- The role of schools and the police
- Anti-cyberbullying code - Stop, speak, Support
Practitioners will learn:
• The definition of bullying and cyberbullying
• The different types of bullying
• How to recognise the signs a person is being bullied, or bullying
• The technology and methods used by cyberbullies
• What to do if you suspect a child is being bullied or cyberbullied
All practitioners who work with children, young people and their families.
This course can form part of an induction programme for new starters and also for practitioners wishing to improve their knowledge and continue their professional development.