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HEP training

Hampshire Educational Psychology (HEP) provides training and workshop sessions delivered in schools and at central locations in the community, which can be purchased through a schools service level agreement or for a specified cost. Training offered by HEP is divided into three key categories (as presented in the diagram) in order to support school staff and other interested service users to identify the courses that can best meet their needs and interests.

All our training is designed to lead to better outcomes for children and young people. It draws inspiration from the knowledge that learning and development depends upon a range of factors that work together, for instance, we know that happy children are happy learners. Our training is informed by the latest available evidence and is refined in conjunction with feedback from you. Ultimately, we share a common goal: to create better outcomes. The following is not exhaustive of the training we offer but does represent training that is available in all parts of Hampshire.

Awareness training

All awareness training is available to schools and can be purchased through a service level agreement (SLA). The contact EP for your school can provide you with more information about the training below, and about other training that might be available to meet the needs of your school community. On a practical note, unless otherwise stated or agreed, preparation time is equivalent to delivery time so, for example, if the delivery time for a session is three hours, this will be a total of six hours of SLA time.

An introduction to supporting children with attachment needs (Delivery time: 3 hours)

This training introduces delegates to the core concepts of attachment theory and provides opportunities to learn about different types of attachment style. Delegates will also be supported to understand how children with different attachment styles may present in the classroom and some key ways of supporting these children in school.

Who will find this training most useful?

  • All school staff

What will I learn? (key learning objectives)

  • The core concepts of attachment theory and what is meant by secure attachments
  • Overview of different attachment styles and how children with attachment difficulties might present in the classroom
  • Opportunities to consider some key ways of supporting these children in school

An introduction to autism (Delivery time: 3 hours)

This introductory training provides delegates with a basic understanding of the characteristics of autism spectrum condition (ASC). In addition, there are opportunities to consider how best to support children with ASC in the classroom.

Who will find this training most useful?

  • All school staff

What will I learn? (key learning objectives)

  • Develop an understanding of  autism spectrum condition characteristics
  • Learn more about practical strategies for supporting children in school

An Introduction to dyslexia and specific learning difficulties (Delivery time: 3 hours)

The focus of this training is on understanding the needs and experiences of children with dyslexia or specific learning difficulties. Typical reading development is discussed, in addition to strategies and approaches that can be employed in the classroom and small group settings to support children with literacy difficulties. Additionally, the session encourages school staff to consider the implications of these difficulties on individuals’ self esteem.

Who will find this training most useful?

  • Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators
  • Teachers
  • Learning support assistants

What will I learn? (key learning objectives)

  • How dyslexia can be defined and what it is like to have these types of difficulties
  • The principal skills of reading development
  • How to meet children’s needs in the classroom and through Wave 2 and 3 interventions
  • How specific learning difficulties can influence self esteem and self image

Emotional resilience: An introduction for school staff (Delivery time: 2 hours)

Emotional resilience is the ability to thrive, mature and learn in the face of adverse circumstances. The aim of this training is to describe the psychology which underpins emotional health and resilience, to consider the school’s role in promoting resilience and to suggest practical ways forward.

Who will find this training most useful?

  • Teachers
  • Learning support assistants
  • Senior Leaders

What will I learn? (key learning objectives)

  • What we mean by resilience
  • What the protective factors are for being resilient
  • The key components of resiliency
  • How to build resiliency in staff and pupils

Motivation and engagement: Getting the best out of children (Delivery time: 3 hours)

This training will support staff to feel more confident about how to encourage children’s motivation for learning so that they are more happily engaged in school.

Who will find this training most useful?

  • Teachers
  • Learning support assistants
  • Senior leaders

What will I learn? (key learning objectives)

  • When children learn best
  • How we should think about motivation
  • Intrinsic and extrinsic motivation
  • Developing action plans to develop motivation

An introduction to positive approaches to behaviour management (Delivery time: 3 hours)

This training aims to develop a clear understanding of the multi-element model of behaviour (LaVigna & Willis, 1995) which upholds the fundamental principle that all behaviour communicates a message. In this session participants will have the opportunity to work through the model to consider how it can be used in practice. Additional resources and approaches are shared and practised throughout the session. This training provides an opportunity for school staff to consider pro-active and reactive strategies to support children to manage their behaviour in school.

Who will find this training most useful?

  • Senior leaders
  • Teachers
  • Learning support assistants

What will I learn? (key learning objectives)

  • develop a clear understanding of the multi-element model to support behaviour management
  • reflect on how this model can be used to support staff in developing approaches to managing behaviour; including how to write individual behaviour management plans (IBMPs)
  • To recognise the assault cycle and how to respond at different stages of the cycle.

An introduction to speech, language and communication needs (Delivery time: 3 hours)

The focus of this training is on understanding and supporting the needs of children with speech, language and communication difficulties. Key information about the different types of difficulties that might be experienced is discussed, as well as opportunities to consider how speech, language and communication difficulties impact on other areas of development. Strategies and recommendations for supporting these children in school are also explored.

Who will find this training most useful?

  • Teachers
  • Learning support assistants

What will I learn? (key learning objectives)

  • The difference between speech difficulties and language difficulties.
  • How speech and language difficulties can affect a child’s progress in other areas of development.
  • Strategies and recommendations for monitoring and supporting children.

 

Enhanced training

Some of the enhanced training is available through a school’s service level agreement and other courses are delivered at locations in the community and it is recommended that schools send members of staff to these sessions. Some of the centre-based training can be purchased using SLA time. Please contact the appropriate area team for details of how individual training courses can be booked and purchased.

Available through a Service Level Agreement

Centre-based courses

Cued Spelling (Delivery time: 1.5 hours)

Cued Spelling is an evidence-based Wave 3 intervention specifically aimed at supporting children and young people to improve their spelling. The technique consists of two individuals working together on a ten step process. This technique has been found to improve confidence and motivation for spelling without requiring any special materials.

Who will find this training most useful?

  • Teachers
  • Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators
  • Learning support assistants
  • Peers

What will I learn? (key learning objectives)

  • What Cued Spelling is and the advantages of using this approach, including key research and outcomes of evaluations.
  • How to do it, including;
    • opportunities to observe a demonstration
    • opportunities to practise
    • opportunities to discuss key aspects of the implementation of this approach.

Emotional Resilience:  An introduction for parents (Delivery time: 2 hours)

Emotional resilience is the ability to thrive, mature and learn in the face of adverse circumstances. The aim of this training is to support parents in supporting their children to be more resilient and confident.

Who will find this training most useful?

  • Parents

What will I learn? (key learning objectives)

  • What we mean by emotional resilience
  • Why it is important
  • Practical ways to support and develop resilience and confidence in children.

Loss and Bereavement (Delivery time: 2 hours)

This training looks at the impact of loss and bereavement, and how to support individual pupils in such circumstances. By attending this training staff would have a better understanding of the way in which loss may impact on children’s thoughts, feelings and behaviour. They would be more confident in knowing what changes would be considered normal and transient, and what might indicate a need for more specialist support. Staff would also have greater understanding of what they might helpfully say and do to support bereaved youngsters, depending upon the context of the loss.

Who will find this training most useful?

  • All school staff

What will I learn? (key learning objectives)

  • about the range of loss (not just through death) that may be experienced by children and young people
  • consider the grieving process
  • consider the developmental nature of children’s responses to death
  • increase staff confidence in supporting bereaved youngsters
  • signpost to online resources for supporting bereaved youngsters

Paired Reading (Delivery time: 1.5 hours)

Paired Reading is simultaneous reading between an able reader and a less able reader, which ensures success and avoids failure for the learner reader. It is recognised as an effective Wave 3 intervention (Brooks 2002) and training for staff allows delivery of the programme to those pupils who have been identified as requiring a Wave 3 intervention. Evidence shows that this intervention impacts on both accuracy and, importantly, comprehension.

Who will find this training most useful?

  • Teachers
  • Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators
  • Learning support assistants
  • Parents/carers
  • Peers

What will I learn? (key learning objectives)

  • What Paired Reading is and the advantages of using this approach, including key research and outcomes of evaluations.
  • How to do it, including;
    • opportunity to observe a demonstration
    • opportunities to practise
    • opportunities to discuss key aspects of the implementation of this approach.

Precision Teaching (Delivery time: 3 hours- ideally split into two 1.5 hour sessions to allow for implementation and review)

Precision teaching is a Wave 3 intervention (delivered 1:1 with a child). It involves identifying which teaching approaches work for individuals and precisely measuring the effectiveness of teaching. It is a highly structured approach and can be used to support literacy and numeracy.

Who will find this training useful?

  • Learning support assistants
  • Teachers
  • Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators

What will I learn?

  • What precision teaching is and when and with whom it can be used
  • The theory that underpins precision teaching and why it works
  • How to do it – including opportunities to practise and discuss key aspects of the implementation.
  • How to adapt and monitor the programme to ensure success

Centre-based courses

Autism: Making a Difference

This course addresses key themes in understanding and working with young people with Autism Spectrum Conditions. A framework of core Indicators and Differences is discussed and theoretical perspectives and implications for practice and intervention are explored. These include;

  • Introducing visual structure, curriculum approaches and adaptations
  • Communication, relationships and personal skills
  • Working with parents

Who will find this training most useful?

  • All school staff

What will I learn?

  • To apply an understanding of core difficulties and differences to the problems/issues of individual pupils and their needs.
  • To have an understanding of specific interventions and know why they can make a difference.
  • To use the above information to inform analysis, use strengths, problem-solve and plan supportive interventions.

Cost and delivery time

  • The core training costs £85 and is one full day of training.
  • Alternatively, it possible to attend the core day and the workshop day at a cost of £145, when booked together.
  • It is also possible to attend only the workshop day at a cost of £85. However, please note that this workshop day is available only to those who have previously attended a core day or recognised course, e.g. TAPS, THOMAS, PELICAN, Early Bird, Autism training for secondary schools.

Date and Venue

Please see below for dates and venues.

  • 22nd January 2015 - the Study Centre, Church of St John the Baptist, Church Road, Shedfield, Southampton

The workshop day will take place on;

  • 5th March 2015 at Falcon House, Winchester.

For further details of the course and how to book, please contact Beverley Uphill, Admin Officer, Hampshire Educational Psychology, Clarendon House, Monarch Way, Winchester, SO22 5PW  Tel: 01962 876236.

Anti-Bullying Interventions Training

Prevention is the best way of dealing with bullying, but unfortunately it can still happen. It is important to choose a suitable intervention, as the wrong approach may be ineffective or even exacerbate the situation.This course outlines a range of interventions from sanctions to more restorative approaches, including building the resilience of all concerned.

Who will find this training most useful?

  • All school staff

What will I learn?

The course aims to:

  • Present an overview of six possible evidence-based interventions, outlining when they are appropriate.
  • Provide opportunities to go through the steps of four of these interventions, so that participants feel confident to put them into practice.

Cost and delivery time: This training takes place across three half days and costs £95 (attendance is required at all three sessions, ideally two people per setting, including one from senior management team).

Date and Venue:

  • Havant course – Weds 25th February, Weds 11th March and Weds 25th March 2015 – 8.45 for 9am – 12.30pm – in Waterlooville

To book a place on the Havant course or if you have any queries, please contact Denise Uren on: 02392 441501 or denise.uren@hants.gov.uk

  • Winchester course. Date and venue to be confirmed.

If you have any queries about this course, please contact Louise Arnold on: 01962 870495 or via email to louise.arnold@hants.gov.uk

Enhanced Conciliation Skills

If you have already done our one day training on Conciliation skills then Enhanced Conciliation Skills is for you. We are now offering a follow-up day aimed at extending and deepening your skills. This is a practical course, with plenty of opportunities to practise skills in a small, secure group.

Who will find this training most useful?

(please note that attendance at Conciliation skills is a pre-requisite for this course)

  • Senior teachers
  • Governors
  • Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators

What will I learn?

  • The language of negotiation
  • More on principled negotiation
  • Assertiveness
  • Relationships in negotiation

Cost and delivery time: This is a one day course (9am -4pm) at a cost of £100 per participant, to include lunch.

Date and Venue:

  • Monday 2nd March 2015, Public Services Plaza, Havant

For further details of the course and how to book, please contact Claire Lyne, Support Services Manager, Educational Psychology, Public Service Plaza, Havant on 02392 441496.

FRIENDS for Life: Preventing childhood anxiety

The programme is appropriate for children from pre-school, primary and secondary and can be delivered to whole classes, small groups and individuals for one hour per week for 10-12 weeks. It is an evidence based programme based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) principles. It helps children and young people to learn about the relationship between thoughts, feelings and behaviour. It teaches emotional literacy, problem solving strategies and empathy for others in a way that is fun and engaging.

Who will find this training most useful?

  • Teachers
  • Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators
  • ELSAs

What will I learn?

  • About the FRIENDS programme and develop an understanding of the principles of FRIENDS.
  • Explore the published materials through activities and discussion.
  • Plan for delivery of FRIENDS in your school.

Cost and delivery time: This training is delivered over one and a half days at a cost of £160 or 2 hours of SLA time

Date and Venue:

  • Friday14th November 2014 at Public Service Plaza, Havant.

For further details of the course and how to book, please contact Tracy Carter, 023 9244 1499 or tracy.carter@hants.gov.uk.

Pupil Motivation: The Role of Attributions

The aim is to improve the attainment and emotional well-being of de-motivated pupils, by giving them more constructive ways of viewing the world. Rather than using intuitive approaches to motivate pupils, we turn to the research and apply this in a school context.

Who will find this training most useful?

  • Teachers
  • Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators
  • Senior leaders
  • Teaching assistants

What will I learn? (key learning objectives)

  • The fundamental principles of attribution theory and how they relate to motivation
  • How to change attributions to become more helpful
  • How to deliver a 12-session programme with a small group of pupils (from age 9 years upwards) for whom motivation is a concern
  • How to use the materials to deliver the programme
  • How to apply the theory and approach generally across the school

Cost and delivery time: This is a two day training at a cost of £250 per participant. The cost includes refreshments, lunch, handouts and the book   “Motivating Reluctant Learners”. Please note that for the training in the Havant area it may be possible for participants from Havant or Fareham and Gosport schools to use their SLA time to pay for this training (3 hours per participant).

Date and Venue;

  • Monday, 24 November and Tuesday, 25 November 2014, Public Service Plaza, Civic Centre Road, Havant.  9 a.m.-3.30 p.m.
  • Monday, 26 January 2015 and Tuesday, 27 January 2015, Winchester Racquets and Fitness Club, Winchester, 9 a.m.-3.00 p.m.

For further details of the course and how to book, please contact Denise Uren, 023 9244 1501 or denise.uren@hants.gov.uk.

Story Links

Story Links is a parent partnership intervention to support pupils at risk of exclusion or who exclude themselves through non-attendance or withdrawal from interactions with others. It uses therapeutic story writing to address behaviour issues of pupils with attachment difficulties, develops parents’ emotional literacy skills and improves pupils’ reading. This training is for adults working with vulnerable pupils at Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

Who will find this training most useful?

  • Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators
  • Inclusion support teachers
  • School counsellors
  • Home School Link Workers
  • Behaviour and family support workers

What will I learn?

  • How to set up and deliver the story links intervention
  • Information about attachment theory and its relevance in working with children and young people.
  • How stories can be used as a medium for expression.

Cost and delivery time: This is a three day course at a cost of £395 per delegate

Date and venue: Friday 5th December2014, Friday 23rd January 2015 and Friday 13th February 2015 9.00 a.m. (for 9.30 a.m.)-3.30 p.m at Public Service Plaza Havant.

For further details of the course and how to book, please contact Denise Uren, 023 9244 1501 or denise.uren@hants.gov.uk.

 

Specialist training

Specialist training courses are usually run as centre-based courses.

For some specialist courses it is possible for individuals to book a place through a normal booking form attached to the flyer.

For other courses it is necessary to have a discussion with an educational psychologist before being offered a place on the course.

Some specialist training may also be commissioned by schools or clusters of schools.

 

 

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