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Covid Recovery

The school year 2020/21 will be substantially affected by the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.  All Minster Teaching School Alliance work will be flexible and adapt to the changing situation. This will include CPD events being hosted online in the first instance. We will endeavour to respond to need and keep you informed of arrangements throughout the year as we adapt to the situation, at the same time as continuing to support school improvement.


The following Support Staff opportunities are currently available:

Creating an Excellent Customer Care Culture in the School Reception Area
 

Rising above it all! - Creating an excellent Customer Care culture in the School Reception Area

The Minster Teaching School Alliance is pleased to offer one day's training for reception staff to help provide or improve the skills needed for busy and often challenging school reception areas and is suitable for primary and secondary schools.  An experienced course leader from the Regional Training Agency will provide participants with detailed guidance on -

  • Working under pressure - techniques that work
  • Successfully managing confrontational situations
  • Developing assertiveness skills
  • Dealing effectively with aggression and conflict
  • Knowing what to do when things go wrong
  • Dealing with common mistakes and how to avoid them

SESSION DETAILS

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

CONTACT

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

Managing Medication in a Primary and Early Years Setting 

This half day course is designed for those who are responsible for:

  • supporting pupils at school with medical conditions.
  • administering medicines to children in residential or other child care facilities.
  • managing medicines in schools and early years settings.

The course gives an overview of the Supporting Pupils at School with Medical Conditions guidance published by DFE/DOH and gives an overview of the legal responsibilities that governing bodies have towards children with medical conditions at school. This includes the legal responsibilities for those administering medicines to children under 16 and an awareness of how these medications are administered.

In addition the course also looks in detail at the three most common medical conditions that children may have (asthma, diabetes, epilepsy) and the medication children may take to control them and discusses the appropriate first aid treatments employed in the event of an emergency.

SESSION DETAILS

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

CONTACT

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

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

SESSION DETAILS

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

CONTACT

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