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Nursery to primary: easing transitions through play01 Jun
A key part of the drive to make transitions easier for children was Curriculum for Excellence’s proposal that more ‘nursery’-type learning through play should be practised in the early stages of primary. As this is a significant departure from the norm for many schools in Scotland, this workshop has been designed to explore how transformation can be achieved and the opportunities it presents
Trauma-informed practice: understanding bereavement, trauma and loss05 Jun
Improve your practice by learning more about the impact of trauma and grief and what can be done to support yourself and others to deal with adversity.
Teaching writing in the upper years of primary: a seminar with Sue Palmer06 Jun
In this seminar, literacy specialist and author Sue Palmer draws on experience spanning four decades to offer valuable insight and practical ideas on how to inspire, motivate, and integrate writing into teaching across the curriculum.
Mindfulness work with children and young people07 Jun
The aim of this very practical course is to give you an introduction to what mindfulness actually is, where it originates and what it can do for children.
The power of presence in relationships: the Potent 6 Constellation12 Jun
This training workshop introduces the P6 constellation – a systemic framework, which illustrates and helps transform personal and intrapersonal relationships within and between individuals.
Raising attainment through parental engagement12 Jun
Parental engagement is a powerful lever for raising attainment in schools. This workshop will draw on the latest research showing why parents matter and, through practical activities, help you develop ideas and plan an approach for engaging parents in your own setting.
Promoting emotional wellbeing in children and young people on the autism spectrum13 Jun
This seminar provides an understanding of the relationship between anxiety and autism, recognising the impact of anxiety on individuals with autism, and supports you to develop strategies to promote wellbeing.
Providing practical and emotional support for young people at risk of CSE14 Jun
This seminar will give you an opportunity to hear from Sara Rowbotham about her experience of whistleblowing the Rochdale CSE scandal and providing invaluable support to children and young people at risk of CSE.
The origins of ACEs – and how to support children affected by them14 Jun
This seminar will explore the background of ACEs (adverse childhood experiences) and further discuss the findings of the ACEs study that was led by Vincent Felitti and Robert Anda at the Kaiser Permanente Obesity Clinic in partnership with the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention which found that long-term health conditions, substance abuse and mental health issues can all be directly linked in people that have experienced ACEs.
Sensory Stories - helping children with autism access literacy15 Jun
Young children with autism can sometimes have tactile differences and difficulties. Sensory stories can be a fun way of incorporating literacy and exposure to different touch experiences.
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Supporting children and young people19 Jun
This workshop illustrates the wide range of conditions encompassed by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and explores practical ways of supporting children who are affected.
Trauma-informed early years practice: what does it look like?20 Jun
There is a growing interest across Scotland in the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACES). This workshop will: review the findings of key on trauma and ACES; link these findings to research on attachment; reflect on ways to put these findings into practice in professional settings; and compare these insights to the ways in which professional services for children are currently conceived, designed and delivered.
Mindfulness and autism21 Jun
This training workshop will discuss how autism affects the way a child communicates, interacts with others, processes information and the impact of stress on all of these areas.
Let toys be toys: Gendered toys and learning through play26 Jun
Drawing on Sarah’s doctoral research which explored primary school children’s knowledge and understanding of toys and gender in playwork settings, this training workshop will discuss some of the initial findings and explore the practical implications for practitioners.
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