ASD Awareness Training for all School Staff
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.
Whole school teams
- 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
Restorative Approaches Facilitator Training 2020/2021
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 and wrongdoing. The ultimate aim of the training is to contribute to the building of a respectful, safe and inclusive school community or setting.
The course is held over 4 days and provides intensive, interactive facilitator training, focusing on building an understanding of a restorative ethos and developing effective facilitation skills
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.
All School Staff
- Will develop essential life skills in conflict resolution, problem solving and emotional literacy; helping them to understand how to positively repair relationships damaged through conflict
- Will develop practical skills and knowledge, which they can apply to conflict situations in their work setting
- Will have the opportunity to work towards a L5 University accreditation and on completion, can apply to achieve registration with the Restorative Justice Council
- Will benefit from having staff with specialist skills and knowledge who can support an enhanced conciliatory culture across the setting