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Trauma Responsive Practice in Education

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Exeter Consortium and TSA
Newcourt Community Centre, Blakeslee Drive
Event Tutors
Various Speakers
Admin Contact
Target Audiences
Assistant Heads, Attendance Officers/Leads, Chairs of Governors, Clerks to the Governors, Deputy Heads, Designated Safeguarding Leads, Early Years Practitioners, Governors, Headteachers/Principals, Leaders/Managers, Meal Time Assistants (MTAs), Middle Leaders, NQT Induction Tutors/Mentors, NQTs, Pastoral staff, Recently Qualified Teachers (RQTs), School Administrators, School Business Managers, SENDCOs, Senior Leaders, Subject Leaders, Teachers, Teaching Assistants, THRIVE Practitioners, Trustees, Unqualified Teachers (UQTs)
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Event Types
Training Course
Event categories
External Training
Behaviour, Safeguarding/Child Protection, SEN, Trauma
Event description
Schools are reporting an increase in the number of children displaying signs of mental health difficulties and trauma. Poor attendance, disruptive behaviour and disengagement with school can be a cause of emotional, behavioural, or educational challenges, rooted in trauma and adverse childhood experiences (ACE).

To understand the difficulties faced by traumatised children in school, teachers and education professionals must be equipped with the tools to help children manage the impact of their trauma.

This four-day course (over 2 terms) is designed to support you and your school develop a more trauma responsive approach to best support your students.

This course will help you to:
• Understand the impact of childhood trauma on social, emotional and physical health.
• Support children affected by trauma and encourage academic achievement.
• Implement methods to support children’s mental health, improve their attendance and restore their ability to reach their potential.
• Progress your school from trauma informed to trauma responsive.

Course led by:
• Mark Escott
• Jules Sanders

Guest speakers:
• Dr Helen Bellfield - Consultant Clinical Psychologist
• Life Chance Care - Multi-Disciplinary Team
• Life Chance Care - Trauma Recovery Practitioners

This course is for:
• Anyone working in an educational setting who wants to improve their understanding of the impact of trauma on students’ mental health.

This training is delivered by trauma specialists. This training is delivered by the award-winning School for Inspiring Talents. Its multi-disciplinary care team will share real life case studies from their work on the front line, supporting children’s transformation within an educational setting.

Cost: £195 per person for SWIFT member schools | £295 per person for non-member schools
This course consists of four one-day sessions, in person. Refreshments and lunch are included.

Programme Content
Day 1

Introduction to the science of trauma aware practice:
• Define Adverse Childhood Experiences and their significance to children’s development and learning
• Demonstrate an understanding of the human brain development and the impact of trauma
• Recognise the brain as a Social Organ and evaluate current thinking about the neurobiology and importance of social relationships in healing trauma

Day 2
Equipping staff working with vulnerable students to risk assess:
• Identify and define clinical risks
• Assess the severity and likelihood of potential risk incidents
• Develop a recovery oriented care plan to manage identified risks

Day 3
Developing trauma responsive behaviour care plans and support systems:
• Evaluate how this knowledge impacts on your practice as an Educator and
• Begin to adapt and develop how you work with children in your setting
• Explore and develop trauma responsive school systems

Day 4
Recap and moving forward: How to support, supervise and care for staff who are supporting vulnerable students:
• How to prevent vicarious trauma
• Clinical supervision in education
• Peer to peer Support
Training objectives
Learning outcomes
Additional Information
Start Date
Thursday 4 November 2021
End Date
Thursday 3 March 2022
Closing Date
Thursday 28 October 2021
09:30 - 16:00
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