In order to simplify our training provision during what will be a half-term of transition for all schools, we are proposing a reduced menu of options for training during this period.
It is assumed that these will be delivered face to face but virtual options such as Zoom may be available.
Supporting Children Back into the School Setting
A workshop for staff to enable them to think around the issues that may be facing children on their return to school after such a long period away. This will include the opportunity to discuss trauma, bereavement and anxiety.
A one-hour presentation with a half hour at the end to ask questions to talk to each other.
Process Group for Staff
A confidential group setting to enable staff to talk about their own experiences of lock-down and explore how they will manage this alongside the anxieties of their pupils.
Time and group size will be advised on application.
Anxiety Process Group for Pupils
Aimed particularly at Year 7 and 12 pupils who may have missed inductions and exam periods. A chance for small groups of children to come together to talk about their experiences in a facilitated and containing environment.
Parent Process Group
For many parents, the summer term 2020 will have been very challenging. This workshop provides an opportunity for parents to get together to discuss this and explore how best to support their child/ren back into school.
This workshop may be best suited to an on-line platform such as Zoom.
Mindfulness for School Staff
An introductory workshop to facilitate staff wellbeing with emphasis given to the particular stresses that school staff will be facing during and post-pandemic.
A chance for school staff to talk to a trained therapist and supervisor about work-related issues. There is an expectation that, during this difficult period, personal issues may well be impacting the capacity to work and these can also be exported.