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New courses added - Test and Exam Stress (Feb) & Cooperative Learning Network Meeting (Mar)
21 Jan
Book your place now on new upcoming courses; Test and Exam Stress: Understanding the impact on children, young people & teachers and ways to reduce their anxiety - book here Cooperative Learning Network Meeting - book here
Book your space now! Mental Health First Aid Training-Youth (2 days)
20 Jan
Outline Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses are for everyone who works with, lives with or supports young people aged 8-18. The courses aim to teach you the skills and confidence to spot the signs of mental health issues in a young person, offer first aid and guide them towards the support they need. In doing so, you can speed up a young person’s recovery and/or stop a mental health issue from getting worse. What is mental health? Anxiety and depression Suicide and psychosis Self harm and eating disorders A model for giving Mental Health First Aid ?Description The courses won't teach you to be a therapist, but we will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis. Outcomes The courses aim to give you the information and skills to look after your own mental health so that you can set an example for young people. By giving you the tools to have these conversations, we hope to empower you to create a mentally healthy, supportive environment in your family, school, peer group or community. Audience Staff in school with responsibility for Emotional Health & Well Being, Headteachers, Pastoral Leads, SENDCos, etc. in CW&C Booking Information Quick book your place now here ('Book now' on the top right hand side of the screen)
Site maintenance officer health and safety meeting - Documents
06 Dec
Following the Site maintenance officer health and safety meeting held on the 27th November 2019 at Civic Hall, Ellesmere Port, please see attached presentations, documents and guidance. During the meeting key topics that were discussed included; Managing contractors and Health & Safety inductions for contractors, Organising sleepovers in non-domestic premises and meeting fire safety responsibilities, occupancy calculations and general fire safety precautions on school premises Reducing civil claims and property damage Presentations were provided by Jon Siddorn (Cheshire West and Chester Health & Safety compliance officer), Cheshire Fire and Rescue and Kevin Jones (Cheshire West and Chester Finance officer/Insurance). Please advise headteachers, school business managers and site maintenance officers of these documents and attachments.
Book your place! - Mental Health First Aid Training-Youth: (MHFAT:Y) - 1 day
11 Nov
Outline Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses are for everyone who works with, lives with or supports young people aged 8-18. The courses aim to teach you the skills and confidence to spot the signs of mental health issues in a young person, offer first aid and guide them towards the support they need. In doing so, you can speed up a young person’s recovery and/or stop a mental health issue from getting worse. The five broad topic areas include: What is mental health? Anxiety and depression Suicide and psychosis Self harm and eating disorders A model for giving Mental Health First Aid Description The courses won't teach you to be a therapist, but we will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis. Outcomes The courses aim to give you the information and skills to look after your own mental health so that you can set an example for young people. By giving you the tools to have these conversations, we hope to empower you to create a mentally healthy, supportive environment in your family, school, peer group or community. Audience Every member of staff would benefit from this introductory training Booking Information please contact Psychology admin at psychologyadmin@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk if you have any queries. Book here
Upcoming course - Person Centred Practises with Children and Young People: One Page Profiles
14 Jun
Outline As part of the SEND workforce action plan there is an upcoming learning opportunity for one member of staff in each school to attend a one day programme on person centre practices and one page profiles provided by Helen Sanderson Associates. Description Developing One-Page Profiles Participants will have a first draft of their own One-page Profile Participants have an opportunity to view a number of examples of One-page Profiles for children, young people and schools staff and discuss how they can be developed and used. Participants will have an overview of person-centered reviews and used the what’s working/not working tool to reflect on current reviews in their school Outcome To share practical person-centered thinking tools and practices that can be used with children, young people and families. These person-centered practices will ensure that: The child/young person is kept at the centre of any information gathering or planning processes There is good understanding around what is important to the child/young person and what good support looks like for them That good person-centered conversations can inform Education, Health and Care Plans There will also be opportunities for two delegates who have completed the programme to develop their skills further and complete a train the trainer programme to build internal capacity for the future. Booking Information Nominations must be agreed by head teacher. To book your space please click here and search for Person Centred Practises with Children and Young People: One Page Profiles