Shropshire Council

Training and development

In this section, you'll find links to useful training and professional development opportunities available to support you.

Autism Education Trust (AET) training

Dates to be confirmed.

To book onto this training or for more details please contact Alice Christmas in the CPD Team on 01743 254570 or email cpd@Shropshire.gov.uk

Therapeutic working for key adults training

Applying psychology to make the difference

This training is based on dyadic developmental practice (DDP) and is focused on facilitating the child’s ability to establish a secure attachment with key adults. The programme actively communicates playfulness, acceptance, curiosity and empathy (PACE). This approach is particularly beneficial for teaching assistants working as the key adult attachment figure with traumatised children.

The educational psychologist delivers a bespoke three-session training programme over six weeks, looking in depth at strategies to forge a relationship by co-regulating emotions and co-constructing new meanings of past experiences.

The training is very interactive within a group of six. There is a requirement to have completed the attachment training delivered by the EPS through the virtual school prior to undertaking this training. The first week of the TWKA course revisits the attachment themes and looks at the issues in greater detail from the perspective of each of the key adults. There are between-session tasks to complete with their pupil before the second session. The second session concentrates on inter-subjectivity.

The session contains role play and practical demonstrations using DVDs. Again there are between-session tasks before the final session, which looks in more detail at PACE. The session gives advice on how to be PACEful and react to our young people in an attuned way.

Delivered by Poppy Chandler and Kim Jeffries (Educational Psychology Service)

Dates and times of sessions

  • TBC

Location

Shrewsbury Training & Development Centre, Racecourse Crescent, Monkmoor, Shrewsbury, SY2 5BP

EPS CPD courses offered through Inspire to Learn

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Title and description Date(s) Location Cost (per delegate session) Cost (per delegate session
Attachment Training Level 1
Kim Jeffries
Half Day
Termly Sessions
Shrewsbury Free to schools with a Shropshire LAC in their school n/a

For further information on Educational Psychology Services, please contact us:

EPS Attachment and Dyadic Developmental Practice​

Attachment and Early Developmental Trauma Level 1 Training

Attachment training provides an understanding of early child development and the importance of nurture on the developing brain. It focuses on how to support teachers and key adults in understanding challenging behaviours and provides strategies to support children to regulate and manage their emotions more effectively. The training offers advice on establishing a key attachment relationship.

Emotional Co-Regulation

Level 2 Training

Following on from the attachment training, this course provides staff with strategies to support children to regulate and manage their emotions more effectively. It uses the principles of Emotion Coaching and attachment theory.

Therapeutic Working for Key Adults (DDP)

Level 3 Training

This training is based on Dyadic Developmental Practice (DDP). It is focused on facilitating the child’s ability to establish a secure attachment with their key adult. The programme actively communicates playfulness, acceptance, curiosity and empathy (PACE). This training is aimed at key adults working with traumatised children. There is a requirement to have complete levels 1 and 2 prior to this training.

Date Time Level Location
Thursday 11 October 1:30pm - 4:00pm Level 1 North Shropshire College, Oswestry
Thursday 18 October 1:30pm - 4:00pm Level 1 Mascall Centre, Ludlow
Thursday 8 November 1:30pm - 4:00pm Level 1 STDC
Thursday 29 November 1:30pm - 4:00pm Level 2 STDC

 

Date Time Level Location
Monday 21 January 2019 1:30pm - 4:00pm Level 1 North Shropshire College, Oswestry
Tuesday 12 February 2019 1:30pm - 4:00pm Level 1 Mascall Centre, Ludlow
Thursday 7 March 2019 1:30pm - 4:00pm Level 1 STDC
Thursday 28 March 2019 9:30am - 3:00pm Level 2 STDC

For further information on Educational Psychology Services, please contact us:

Person-centred approaches training

Date: 25 October 2018 at STDC

To book onto this training or for more details, please contact Alice Christmas in the CPD Team on 01743 254570 or email cpd@Shropshire.gov.uk

SEN governor training

Date TBC

To book onto this training or for more details please contact Alice Christmas in the CPD Team on 01743 254570 or email cpd@Shropshire.gov.uk