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The following Cross-Phase opportunities are available:

Managing Difficult Conversations 

Due to the popularity of this course, the Minster Teaching School Alliance is pleased to be able to offer a second twilight training session on the subject of Difficult Conversations. The two hour workshop will include:

  • Key features to bear in mind when planning a difficult
  • conversation
  • Key strategies to use in a difficult conversation
  • What to do if the difficult conversation does not have
  • the desired impact
  • Sharing examples of challenging behaviour and
  • practising the difficult conversation

The session will be aimed at staff with a middle or senior leadership responsibility, although would be relevant to all staff leading others in schools.

Date: Thursday 11th October 2018 (only a few spaces left)

Cost: £35 per person

For every two paying participants per school (or family of schools of 100 pupils or fewer) we are offering one additional fully subsidised place.

Early Bird Offer for Alliance Members only - £30 pp if booked by Friday 20th July 2018 (3 for 2 offer still applies)

Booking Link - https://bookwhen.com/mtsa
 

Some feedback from participants:

"The whole course was great - it made me think about the way I need to deal/speak to people when having difficult conversations."
"Very good structure with well prepared resources that I can use or adapt. Good delivery from different perspectives."
"Good to realise that other people feel the same/may be in the same situation.  Role plays worked well. Good to think about what might happen if we don't have that conversation."
"The content of the course and the way in which it was delivered - friendly, informative, role play! Taking it to our own setting - thinking of our own examples."

Mental Health First Aider Course
 

What is Mental Health First Aid?

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. 

A copy of our flyer can be downloaded for further information.

Pilgrim School and Ash Villa School will be running this  two-day Youth MHFA course at the Minster School, Southwell in the Autumn Term 2018.  Dates to be confirmed shortly.  

The cost per delegate will be £250 (£225 for Alliance Members) which include refreshments and course materials. 

Please email Trish O'Malley p.omalley@minster.notts.sch.uk to register your interest.

Supporting Students with Mental Health Issues in a Mainstream Setting 

This workshop is aimed at teachers and support staff from primary and secondary schools. We are seeing increasing numbers of students experiencing poor mental health at a time when the services traditionally available to support these young people are less accessible. This workshop, delivered by two experienced practitioners, aims to give colleagues in mainstream schools a range of practical strategies to support students.

We are offering a second date during the Autumn Term 2018.

Cost: £45 per person

EARLY BIRD OFFER FOR MEMBERS ONLY - £35 PP (date to be confirmed)

Please email Trish O'Malley p.omalley@minster.notts.sch.uk to register your interest.

A copy of our flyer can be downloaded for further information.
 

Some feedback from participants:

"I have a good understanding of mental health issues but from an adult perspective. This was very helpful in relation to applying the knowledge in school."
"Highlighted strategies we are doing well but also things that we are doing wrong. This will allow us to adapt our practice."
"Well delivered and informative."
"This subject should be in child protection for all teachers at beginning of year."

Behaviour Management for TAs and Cover Supervisors
 

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.

During the training participants will learn about a range of tools and techniques which can be put into practice in school to prevent and manage disruptive behaviour.

WHAT THE ONE-DAY COURSE COVERS

  • Establishing and enforcing appropriate ground rules
  • Effective strategies for preventing disruptive behaviour
  • Using rewards, sanctions and punishments appropriately
  • Pro-actively managing difficult behaviour and de-escalating angry situations
  • Keeping your cool when the going gets tough!
  • Building a positive rapport with students

The cost via the MTSA is anticipated to be £100-£150 per person depending on numbers (no VAT charged) and includes all resources, lunch and refreshments.  A reduction in cost may be offered to schools wishing to send more than one member of staff.

We are currently keeping a register of interest and will confirm a course date once the required numbers are reached.

Please email Trish O'Malley, Teaching School Administrator p.omalley@minster.notts.sch.uk to register.

Creating an Excellent Customer Care Culture in the School Reception Area
 

This course is suitable for Reception Staff in primary and secondary schools and aims to provide or improve the skills needed for busy and often challenging school reception areas.  An experienced course leader will provide participants with detailed guidance on working under pressure, successfully managing situations, dealing with certain situations and developing assertiveness skills.

PROGRAMME OUTLINE

  • Providing excellent Customer Service in the School environment
  • Understanding why adults and children behave as they do
  • Effective communication strategies and promoting positive behaviour - practical activities and examples
  • Dealing effectively with aggression and conflict
  • What to do when things go wrong - taking control

The price via the MTSA is anticipated to be £200-£220 per person depending on numbers (no VAT charged) and includes all resources, lunch and refreshments.  A reduction in cost may be offered to schools wishing to send more than one member of staff.

We are currently keeping a register of interest and will confirm a course date once the required numbers are reached.

Please email Trish O'Malley, Teaching School Administrator p.omalley@minster.notts.sch.uk to register.

Business/Office Manager Network 

There are school business/office manager meetings for MTSA members only, which meet once a term as a self-supporting group to discuss matters of interest and share ideas – these are free of charge, held at The Minster School, 9.30-11.00am.

The date of the next meeting is Thursday 27th September 2018.   An agenda will be circulated week commencing 17th September. 

Should you wish to join this network please email Trish O'Malley, Teaching School Administrator p.omalley@minster.notts.sch.uk.