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NEW: Practical Ways to Improve School Attendance 

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With the use of current research, guidance and models of best practice, the aims of this course are to provide schools with practical suggestions to use straight away back at school as part of their improving attendance strategy.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • Understand what research and guidance tells us about best practice in supporting positive attendance;
  • Explore the implications of key recommendations of best practice in improving attendance;
  • Unpick the importance of whole school approaches to improving attendance and what this looks like in a variety of school contexts;
  • Look at ways to apply a toolkit of practical strategies to improve attendance in a focused and targeted way;
  • Develop a range of effective strategies to engage and empower parents and carers to support improved attendance for their children;
  • Leave with a toolkit of strategies, approaches and ideas.

SESSION DETAILS

Session 1: What research, guidance and best practice suggest
During this session we will consider the implications of research findings from the Education Endowment Foundation and government guidance on improving attendance in schools across all phases and sectors. There will be an opportunity for participants to share their own best practice and lessons learned from mistakes.

Session 2: A whole school approach to improving attendance
For any attendance strategy to be effective, it needs the skills, knowledge and support of every member of the school community. This session will examine effective strategies to engage school leaders, develop staff skills and awareness and engage the whole community in your drive to improve school attendance.

Session 3: Effective strategies for targeted individual interventions
Research suggests that the most effective attendance interventions are those that focus on the individual attendance barriers of specific learners. This session will provide a comprehensive toolkit of effective interventions to enable you to offer the best and most effective targeted support to each and every child at risk in your school.

Session 4: Working with parents to improve attendance
In order for learners to attend more regularly, we need to support and cooperation of parents and carers. This final session shares practical strategies to engage parents and carers in improving the attendance of their children alongside offering practical ideas for support when attendance issues escalate, to keep partnership working open.

WHO IS DELIVERING THE TRAINING?

Steve Burnage from NSM Training & Consultancy

Having spent over 25 years teaching and leading a variety of schools across the UK, Steve is a sought after as an expert practitioner, consultant, and trainer. He specialises in developing effective school leadership at all levels; and supporting outstanding and impactful classroom practice, pedagogy, learning and teaching.

DATES

Sessions 1 and 2:  Tuesday 15th November 2022, 1-4pm - ONLINE
Sessions 3 and 4:  Tuesday 22nd November 2022, 1-4pm - ONLINE

COST

Non-Members Standard Members Full Members Bookings
£150 per person £100 per person £50 per person Book Online Here

 

 

ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT:

Trish O'Malley
Professional Learning Coordinator
Minster Learning Alliance
p.omalley@mitretrust.org.uk

NEW: Creating an Excellent Customer Care Culture in the School Office/Reception Area 

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Developing a purposeful learning atmosphere is essential for effective learner progress to occur. This can provide all sorts of challenges and issues for non-teaching staff who may be responsible for being the first point of contact with the learner and their parents, carers and guardians. In addition, the ambiance that is created around the organisation for key stakeholders is important to maintain high expectations.

COURSE OVERVIEW

  • To further empower support staff to add value to their roles and to their organisation
  • To further develop the role as a confident member of staff delivering a professional meet and greet consistently through an understanding of customer service standards / principles
  • To understand the impact of negative feedback from stakeholders
  • To further develop behaviour management skills to provide positive conversations with all stakeholders
  • To use the language of 'choice' and 'consequence' to manage challenging and difficult exchanges
  • To develop specific strategies to manage and empower parents’ carers and guardians

SESSION DETAILS

Session 1: Maintaining high expectations; providing excellent customer service consistently

  • Roles and responsibilities of support staff and how they link to the organisations’ values/ high expectations.
  • Develop behaviour management skills to create positive learning climates around the organisation.

Session 2: Communication skills - strategies to consider

  • Be able to use the language of ‘choice’ and ‘consequence’ to manage stakeholder behaviours.
  • To identify and deal effectively with ‘triggers’ before they develop.

Session 3: Thinking on your feet - customer service recovery

  • Develop specific strategies to manage day to day interferences with parents, learners, and teaching staff.
  • Going the extra mile – what does this really mean?

Session 4: How to deal with behaviour types

  • Develop strategies to deal with challenging behaviours and avoid confrontations.
  • Identifying areas to be addressed for consistency.

WHO IS DELIVERING THE TRAINING?

Ranie Glyn, Associate Trainer - Creative Education

DATE

Tuesday 1st November 2022, 9.30am to 3.30pm at the Minster School, Nottingham Road, Southwell, NG25 0LG.

COST

Non-Members Standard Members Full Members Bookings
£125 per person £100 per person FREE Book Online Here

 

 

ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT:

Trish O'Malley
Professional Learning Coordinator
Minster Learning Alliance
p.omalley@mitretrust.org.uk

Behaviour Management for TAs and Cover Supervisors 

Teacher helping girl using computer in class Teacher helping girl using computer in class smiling teaching assistant stock pictures, royalty-free photos & imagesThis one-day course provides Teaching Assistants and Cover Supervisors with the tools and techniques to model and promote positive behaviour in the classroom. An experienced course leader from Creative Education will explore specific issues schools experience or may encounter and provide participants with the strategies and confidence needed to tackle these issues head on.

This course is suitable for Teaching Assistants, Cover Supervisors and Technicians who cover staff absence or who support teaching and learning in primary or secondary schools.

COURSE OVERVIEW

  • Become a confident classroom leader
  • Develop behaviour management skills to create positive learning climates
  • Be able to use the language of ‘choice’ and ‘consequence’ to manage pupil behaviours
  • To identify and deal effectively with low level disruption
  • Develop specific strategies to manage low level disruption
  • Develop strategies to deal with challenging behaviours

SESSION DETAILS

Session 1 - Become a confident classroom leader: develop confidence in understanding current practice and identifying areas for future development.

Session 2 - Develop behaviour management skills in the classroom: developing effective strategies to identify and deal with and prevent disruptive behaviour.

Session 3 - Be able to use the language of ‘choice’ and ‘consequence’ to manage pupil behaviours: following school guidelines to use rewards and sanctions appropriately, using Antecedent Behaviour-Consequence (ABC) to prevent disruptive behaviour and understanding how to use this system.

Session 4 - Develop strategies to deal with challenging behaviours: understanding SEND and behaviour associated with some of these areas, how to ‘model’ behaviour, understanding low level & high level behaviour.

Who is delivering the training?

Ranie Glyn, Associate Trainer - Creative Education

DATE

Tuesday 8th November 2022, 9.30am to 3.30pm at the Minster School, Nottingham Road, Southwell, NG25 0LG.

COST

Non-Members Standard Members Full Members Bookings
£125 per person £100 per person FREE Book Online Here

 

 

ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT:

Trish O'Malley
Professional Learning Coordinator
Minster Learning Alliance
p.omalley@mitretrust.org.uk

Midday Supervisor 

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These sessions are suitable for midday supervisors, welfare assistants, kitchen staff, playtime supervisors and teaching assistants.

 


COST PER SESSION

Non-Members Standard Members
(3 for 2 offer available)
Full Members
£50 per person £40 per person Free

 

 


Please book places by using the links below:

NEW: A Mindfulness Breaktime
Wednesday 5th October 2022, 1 hour online, 9.00am to 10.00am

This course aims to create a calm positive environment during break times to promote mindfulness in pupils and staff. This course is full of practical activities to help reduce the potential stresses that children and young people can face, for example social media, peer pressure, exam expectations.
BOOK FOR THIS SESSION

Behaviour Management Survival Kit for Break Times
Wednesday 2nd November 2022, 1 hour online, 9.00am to 10.00am
This course provides staff with a survival kit of effective behaviour management strategies to use during break times and in the dinner hall. This interactive session provides a bank of tried and tested positive approaches to deal with unwanted behaviour and promote positive choices.
BOOK FOR THIS SESSION

Let the Games Begin!
Monday 5th December 2022, 1 hour online, 9.00am to 10.00am
This 1 hour online course is designed to motivate staff to lead motivating and exciting games and activities with pupils during break times. The training will encourage your staff to understand the importance of interacting with pupils as well as teaching key skills to create positive break times. This course also explores the importance of pupil interactions and the different kinds of play/activities pupils of different ages may engage in.
BOOK FOR THIS SESSION

Keep Calm & Carry On!
Thursday 26th January 2023, 1 hour online, 9.00am to 10.00am

This course covers the importance of keeping calm in difficult situations and ways to effectively manage unwanted behaviour, noisy dining halls/classrooms and other demanding circumstances, e.g. changes in the weather. This course will equip staff with the most up-to-date practical strategies for managing stress, voice control and decision-making skills in order to improve staff and pupil wellbeing.
BOOK FOR THIS SESSION

NEW: Restorative Approach for Breaktimes
Tuesday 28th February 2022, 1 hour online, 9.00am to 10.00am
This course looks at restorative approaches during break times which have been in use in UK schools for more than 15 years. This training explores the principles of restorative approaches, with practical guidance and strategies showing what they are, how they work, how staff can implement them and what they can do to help manage conflict issues during break times more successfully. By implementing restorative approaches, schools become confident, happier and more productive places to learn and develop.
BOOK FOR THIS SESSION

ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT:

Trish O'Malley
Professional Learning Coordinator
Minster Learning Alliance
p.omalley@mitretrust.org.uk

Managing Safety for Headteachers and Business/Office Managers 

Institute of Occupational Health and Safety (IOSH) approved health and safety management course for Head Teachers and Business Managers in schools. Successful completion of the course gives a nationally recognised qualification in health and safety management.

This course delivers the core competencies that will enable delegates to manage school safety issues with ease and confidence. With a strong focus on keeping things simple, the course will enable delegates to have a direct impact on Health and Safety provision in school.

Learning objectives:

Guidance on current health and safety legislation
Understanding Health and Safety roles and responsibilities
Understanding the legal framework (criminal and civil law)
Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems
Curriculum Safety (Design and Technology, Science, Art, PE, etc)
Controlling Contractors
Managing Property related issues (i.e. asbestos, legionella, fire, statutory inspections)
Policy and risk assessment
What Headteachers need to do

On completion of the course there will be a small individual assessment which will be verified by IOSH.

Who is delivering the training?

Michael Bland, Health and Safety Advisor (CFS), Nottinghamshire County Council

DATE

Tuesday 17th January 2023, 9.30am to 2.00pm.

VENUE

The Minster School, Nottingham Road, Southwell, NG25 0LG

COST

Non-Members Standard Members Full Members Bookings
£165 per person £135 per person £100 per person Book Online Here

 

 

ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT:

Trish O'Malley
Professional Learning Coordinator
Minster Learning Alliance
p.omalley@mitretrust.org.uk

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Certificate 

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course, designed to teach people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis. The training leads to a certificate in Mental Health First Aid. 

This two-day Mental Health First Aiders course provides an in depth understanding of specific mental health issues and covers four main units:

  • What is mental health?
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Suicide and psychosis
  • Self-harm and eating disorders

It focuses on the issues faced by young people today, such as cyberbullying and substance misuse, and teaches how to promote protective factors and good parenting.

Completing the two-day course qualifies you as a Youth Mental Health First Aider. Each and every MHFA course is delivered by quality assured instructors.

How will attending an MHFA course help?

The course will increase awareness of young people’s mental health. The two-day course will allow you to develop practical skills to identify a range of mental health issues and support a young person to get the help they need.

Youth MHFA in education

We believe that the most effective way to safeguard young people and foster whole school wellbeing is to train a blend of staff in all schools.

DATES

Training is for two full days:  Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th November 2022, 9.30am to 3.30pm

VENUE

The Minster School, Nottingham Road, Southwell, Notts NG25 0LG

WHO IS DELIVERING THE TRAINING?

Hope Smith, Training and Development Officer - Pilgrim School

ABOUT HOPE

Hope has worked within education for around 20 years in a variety of roles supporting vulnerable young people. For almost 8 years, Hope has worked at the Pilgrim School where she delivers a range of internal and external training, on a variety of mental health and wellbeing themes, to schools within the East Midlands. Hope has delivered Mental Health First Aid training to hundreds of educational practitioners throughout Lincolnshire, and over the last year, has supported a project alongside Lincolnshire County Council, providing support to school staff throughout Lincolnshire to prepare for the return of staff and pupils who may have experienced grief or any form of loss, centered on the neuro-sequential model of therapeutics and a trauma-informed response. This support continued throughout the pandemic, through the delivery of seminars, training and meetings.

COST

Non-Members Standard Members Full Members Bookings
£275 per person £225 per person £150 per person Book Online Here

 

 

ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT:

Trish O'Malley
Professional Learning Coordinator
Minster Learning Alliance
p.omalley@mitretrust.org.uk

Supporting Positive Mental Health in Schools 

A series of twilight sessions over the course of the year that address specific mental health issues facing students and staff in schools with the opportunity to ask questions, discuss experiences and share best practice. Each session will involve expert input from Hope Smith, Training and Development Officer at the Pilgrim School, Lincoln.   Each twilight session will include the following focus:

Further details will be published in due course.

 Session 1: Resilience  To be confirmed  4.00-6.00pm Register interest
 Session 2: Staff Wellbeing  To be confirmed  4.00-6.00pm Register interest
 Session 3: Supporting Students and Families  To be confirmed  4.00-6.00pm Register interest
 Session 4: Transition for Pupils  To be confirmed  4.00-6.00pm Register interest

WHO IS LEADING THE SESSIONS?

Hope Smith, Training and Development Officer - Pilgrim School

ABOUT HOPE

Hope has worked within education for around 20 years in a variety of roles supporting vulnerable young people. For almost 8 years, Hope has worked at the Pilgrim School where she delivers a range of internal and external training, on a variety of mental health and wellbeing themes, to schools within the East Midlands. Hope has delivered Mental Health First Aid training to hundreds of educational practitioners throughout Lincolnshire, and over the last year, has supported a project alongside Lincolnshire County Council, providing support to school staff throughout Lincolnshire to prepare for the return of staff and pupils who may have experienced grief or any form of loss, centered on the neuro-sequential model of therapeutics and a trauma-informed response. This support continued throughout the pandemic, through the delivery of seminars, training and meetings.

COST PER SESSION

Non-Members Standard Members
(3 for 2 offer available)
Full Members
£40 per person £30 per person Free

 

 


ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT:

Trish O'Malley
Professional Learning Coordinator
Minster Learning Alliance
p.omalley@mitretrust.org.uk