Tuesday 8th November | 1.30pm - 3.30pm | Trinity Primary School, Exeter
1:30pm – 1:35pm: Introduction & Welcome
1:35pm – 2:00pm: Practitioner Input | Group Discussion on Mental Health
2:00pm – 2:15pm: Group Feedback
2:15pm – 2:30pm: ‘Wellbeing’ Break
2:30pm – 2:55pm: Practitioner Input | Group Discussion on PSHE pedagogy
2:55pm – 3:10pm: Group Feedback
3:10pm – 3:30pm: Feedback & Plenary
Cost: FREE for SWIFT member schools | £25 per person for non-member schools.
Tuesday 6th December | 9.30am - 12.30pm | Countess Wear Community School
Many young people on the autistic spectrum also experience high levels of anxiety which can present as a barrier to learning. High levels of anxiety can greatly impact on accessing educational settings, despite a child being very academically able.
This course will aim to explain the causes of autism related anxiety, and how anxiety is expressed. It will aim to share experiences of supporting a child with high levels of anxiety, and provide strategies for supporting a child through their anxieties.
Cost: £45 per person for SWIFT member schools | £75 per person for non-members
Please see below the presentations and resources from speakers who delivered at the Primary SEND Professional Community on Thursday 13th October 2022:
Neil Mackay, Action Dyslexia
Universal Provision, Dyslexia Friendly Classrooms.
View Neil's presentation here.
Alison Betts, Whole School SEND
An update on the latest Whole School SEND developments.
View Alison's presentation here.
Cream Tea served by Goosemoor Educatering, Rob Stevens
School food and impact on pupils with sensory needs.
More information about Goosemoor Educatering can be viewed here.
Suzanne Bryant, Wellbeing Practitioner, Psychology Associates
How to support pupils with Anxiety Based School Avoidance.
View Suzanne's presentation here.
Marc Kastner, Devon Inclusion Team
Update from the Inclusion Team to include support available for schools with pupils experiencing Anxiety Based School Avoidance.
More information about Devon County Council's Education Inclusion Service can be viewed here.
Thursday 2nd March 2023, 8.45am - 12.30pm, Exeter Court Hotel
Book your space here.
Starts Friday 11th November | 9.30am - 3.30pm | Trinity Primary School, Exeter
This course uses the ISBL Competency Framework and other tools to equip experienced business managers with further skills, in exploring the ‘why’ and the ‘how’ of school business leadership, including:
- Creating a Strategy that impacts upon School Improvement
- Leading and Developing Teams
- Prioritisation and Resilience Building
- Knowing Yourself and Leading Others
This is a one-year programme, facilitated over three training days, led by Rachel Hingston, experienced Executive School Business Manager and HR Leader and Sian Lane, School Improvement Leader and experienced Executive Headteacher.
Cost: The course cost of £295 per delegate includes three full days of training and group coaching as part of the programme.
Tuesday 11th October | 2.00pm - 4.00pm | Online
This three session programme will explore what impacts mental health including stress and how we may be experiencing burnout. We will look at how the body can be affected and ways to help manage this. We will explore the pressure of work and the balance needed to help promote wellbeing.
We will explore briefly what could be impacting mental health and discuss the issues that we may be facing because of change. We will then explore ways to support and promote good mental health and how we can help to motivate ourselves.
As part of this programme, participants will also have the opportunity to register for free 1-1 Wellbeing Surgeries for Mental Health Support.
Cost: £45 for SWIFT member schools | £65 for other colleagues.