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The following courses are aimed at all staff who are looking to develop their knowledge of safeguarding, mental health and behaviour management skills. Some of these courses will be run by our partners Northamptonshire Teaching School Hub, they will be charged separately and will be held at Brooke Weston Academy.

Safeguarding for DSL Refresher - Led by Jill Sneddon  

With safeguarding being an essential aspect of your role, we can help you keep your knowledge and training up to date with these enhanced tailor made training packages. We have extended the training times to allow for a more comprehensive training package and opportunities to put theory into practice. This session will be held at Brooke Weston Academy and will be subject to an additional charge. 

Session dates and times:

Tuesday 13th September 2022 - 10.00am - 12.30pm
Thursday 23rd March 2023 - 10.00am - 12.30pm

For booking and more information please visit: Northamptonshire Teaching School Hub

Safeguarding for DSL New to Role - Led by Jill Sneddon 

With safeguarding being an essential aspect of your role, we can help you keep your knowledge and training up to date with these enhanced tailor made training packages. We have extended the training times to allow for a more comprehensive training package and opportunities to put theory into practice. This session will be held at Brooke Weston Academy and will be subject to an additional charge.

Session dates and times:

Wednesday 21st September 2022 - 9.30am - 4.00pm
Tuesday 28th March 2023 - 9.30am - 4.30pm

For booking and more information please visit: Northamptonshire Teaching School Hub

Working together to safeguard children (BWT Staff only) - Led by James Down  

This course is underpinned by Working Together (2018) and is essential for any staff involved in undertaking early help assessments or working with statutory services. The training will deepen understanding of the roles, responsibilities, and constraints of agencies who work with children and young people, drawing upon learning from child safeguarding practice reviews. Delegates will explore the role of the Safeguarding Partnership and how to successfully apply local safeguarding thresholds to secure support for children and families. Through interactive exercises, the course seeks to promote and develop effective information sharing and multi-agency working, and increase knowledge and confidence in relation to implementing effective early help, completing high-quality referrals and applying protocols for escalation.

Session dates and times:

Thursday 22nd September 2022 - 9.00am - 4.00pm
Tuesday 13th December 2022 - 9.00am - 4.00pm
Tuesday 28th February 2023 - 9.00am - 4.00pm 
Tuesday 13th June 2023 - 9.00am - 4.00pm

Adult Mental Health First Aid - Led by Nicy Turney 

This is a two day practical course which gives delegates a deeper understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect people’s wellbeing. It includes

• Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues.
• Gives confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress.
• Enhances interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening and knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to appropriate support.

Research and evaluation shows that taking part in a MHFA England course boosts knowledge and confidence in dealing with mental health issues. On completion you will be certified Adult Mental Health First Aider. This session will be held at Brooke Weston Academy and will be subject to an additional charge.

Session dates and times: 

Tuesday 4th October 2022 - 9.00am - 4.30pm
Wednesday 5th October 2022 - 9.00am - 4.30pm

For booking and more information please visit: Northamptonshire Teaching School Hub

Safer Recruitment Training - Led by Jill Sneddon 

Gain the safeguarding skills you need in order to better protect children whilst recruiting teaching and non-teaching staff to roles within an educational setting. This session will be held at Brooke Weston Academy and will be subject to an additional charge.

Session date and time:

Thursday 6th October 2022 - 9.30am - 4.30pm

For booking and more information please visit: Northamptonshire Teaching School Hub

Online Safety Lead Training (BWT staff only) - Led by Alan Mackenzie 

This course will focus on the 4 C’s (content, contact, conduct and commercialism) to take a deep dive into gaming, YouTube and social media. Throughout I will give practical examples of issues I have found whilst in schools and I will give advice in relation to the best, free educational resources and how to engage children in online safety. We will also look at the best ways of engaging parents and how to develop an online safety strategy.

Session date and time:

Thursday 13th October 2022 - 9.00am - 3.00pm

New to BWT - Safeguarding & child protection training (BWT staff only) - led by Sarah Fleming & James Down 

This course provides a basic introduction to safeguarding & child protection. The course will explore early help, safeguarding and child protection and describe your role and responsibilities in relation to safeguarding. Delegates will develop and understanding of the emerging safeguarding risks facing children and young people, the signs and indicators of abuse and neglect and factors that can increase a child’s vulnerability to harm or abuse. The course will explain how to record and report safeguarding concerns, including how to raise safeguarding concerns about the conduct of colleagues.

Session dates and times:

Thursday 3rd November 2022 - 9.00am - 12.30pm
Tuesday 24th January 2023 - 9.00am - 12.30pm
Tueday 18th April 2023 - 9.00am - 12.30pm

Harmful/Sexual behaviour training (BWT staff only) - Led by James Down
 

This course will explore the nature and prevalence of harmful sexual behaviour in young people. Delegates will explore how to develop an effective whole-school approach to preventing and responding to harmful sexual behaviour, including applying the statutory guidance in relation to child-on-child sexual violence and sexual harassment. The course will explore effective risk assessment and intervention for children displaying or exposed to harmful sexual behaviour.

Session date and time:

Tuesday 22nd November 2022 - 1.30pm - 4.30pm

One day emergency First Aid training for schools (BWT staff only) - Led by Nigel Barrett 

This course gives confidence with often worrying topics such as Anaphylaxis and Asthma. It’ll well prepare you for an emergency situation both in and out of school - and centres around building an emergency plan, ready to quickly kick in should an emergency arrive. Attendees will receive a certificate on completion of this course. There will be an extra charge of £10 per delegate to cover the cost of first aid equipment and certifications.

Session date and time:

Thursday 24th November 2022 - 9.00am - 3.00pm

Graded Care Profile 2 (Neglect) (BWT staff only) - Led by James Down 

This licensed course will provide delegates with the tools and techniques to identify and assess neglect in children through a comprehensive, practical, evidence-based assessment tool for evaluating levels of parental care. Delegates will consolidate their knowledge of neglect, and better understand the challenges of identifying neglect the lived experiences of children. Upon completion, delegates will have access to the Graded Care Profile tool.

Session date and time: 

Thursday 23rd February 2023 - 9.00am - 3.00pm

Mental Health First Aid Training (Children) - Led by Matt Loftus 

Two day face to face course across four manageable sessions. Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues. Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and work shop activities. On completion you will be certified Youth Mental Health First Aider. This session will be held at Brooke Weston Academy and will be subject to an additional charge. 

Session dates and times:

Tuesday 28th February 2023 - 9.00am - 4.00pm
Wednesday 1st March 2023 - 9.00am - 4.00pm

For booking and more information please visit: Northamptonshire Teaching School Hub

Safer Recruitment - Led by Kathryn Pithey & James Down 

Our Safer Recruitment Training ensures that you understand your safer recruitment obligations in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE). We will provide you with advice and best practice which you can embed in your schools to ensure a culture of safeguarding, even before you start recruiting staff. This session will be held at Brooke Weston Academy and will be subject to an additional charge.

Session dates and times: 
Tuesday 21st March 2023 - 9.00am - 4.30pm
Tuesday 11th July 2023 - 9.00am - 4.30pm

For booking and more information please visit: Northamptonshire Teaching School Hub

Managing allegations (BWT staff only) - Led by Kathryn Pithey & JAmes Down 

Our Managing Allegations training is aimed at the Senior Leadership team, Governors and the DSL at all academies. The course focuses on the current law and guidance and explains the role of staff in school, the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) and the police. The course also looks at considerations and advice around suspension, working with the LADO and other agencies and managing investigations. Delivered using real life case studies that our course leader has been involved in.

Session date and time:

Tuesday 9th May 2023 - 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Well-being Interventions (BWT Staff Only) - Led by Sarah Fleming, Callum Reilly & Debbie Smith 

Focussing on protective behaviours, bereavement, feelings and emotions and managing anger. Practical strategies will be given throughout this session.

Session date and time:

Tuesday 6th June 2023 - 9.00am - 1.00pm

School Attendance Local Network Event (BWT staff only) - Led by Callum Reilly 

This half-day event will bring together local Attendance Leads/Officers, providing opportunities to develop networks through sharing a range of strategies, case studies and ways of working. The aim of the event is to provide attendees with a variety of practical strategies and tools for tackling attendance and persistent absence.

Session date and time: 

Thursday 8th June 2023 - 9.00am - 12.00pm