Continuing Professional Development

Our departmental Continuing Professional Development (CPD) sessions are aimed at Teachers and Education Professionals working in Primary Education and the wider children’s workforce. Our sessions are designed and delivered by our own expert practitioners here at Edge Hill University and are free to attend.

Please book your place in advance by completing the booking form. For any further information please email DCEC@edgehill.ac.uk.

2019-20 CPD Schedule – Department of Children, Education & Communities

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The Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences

Wednesday 4th March 2020
4.30-6.30pm
Hub 1
Delivered by Polly Thorpe
Outline: In this session we will consider the definition and prevalence of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), the impact on children and the longer term social implications of ACEs. We will consider how schools can take account of the ways in which ACEs impact on children and families and explore ways in which practitioners can recognise children at risk and develop supportive mechanisms for all children.

Dyslexia, Indentification, Issues and Interventions

Wednesday 18th March 2020
 2-4pm
 M49
Delivered by Catherine Langridge
Outline: Designed for teachers and support staff working with pupils who are demonstrating literacy difficulties or have a dyslexic assessment.The topics covered in this session include;

Identification

  • The specific identifying factors associated with Dyslexia.
  • Gathering evidence to support a request for assessment or to inform teaching and learning opportunities.
  • The problems of co-morbidity. An explanation of the term and the common occurrences with other difficulties.

Issues.

  • Using the associated language and the issues with language use and labelling.
  • The social and emotional difficulties associated with dyslexia.

Interventions.

  • Specific interventions using a multi -sensory approach
  • Resources to support learners demonstrating dyslexic indicators.

Listening to Parents: Challenging Behaviour and Emotional Histories

Wednesday 25th March 2020
4.30-6.30pm
Hub 1
Delivered by Polly Thorpe
Outline: This session draws on original research which examines the experiences of parents whose children are experiencing challenges with behaviour in school. Based on a study by the presenter we will consider the perspectives of families, their experiences of parenting and engaging in their child’s education. We will consider what this study can tell us about the ways in which we might develop our communication and relationships with parents in order to support staff and children.

Red Alert: Trauma, Attachment and the Developing Brain

Wednesday 22nd April 2020
4.30-6.30pm
Hub 1
Delivered by Polly Thorpe
Outline: This session will explore the notion of relational ‘trauma’ in early childhood and the impact of this on the developing structures and functioning of the brain. We will consider how the physiology of the brain is changed and how this impacts on the ability of individuals to regulate their emotions and relate to others in a prosocial manner. We will explore the role of the teacher in the development of a secure base in rhow this can be beneficial in mitigating the impact of adverse experiences.

The History Curriculum

Wednesday 29th April 2020
 2-4pm
Hub 1
Delivered by Christopher Russell
Outline: This session sets out to convey a strong sense of the value of history in the curriculum, as well as consolidating our understanding as to what history is. Practical toolkit ideas are set against discussion and thoughts regarding pedagogy, the role of the historian and the history curriculum itself.It is the intention to provide inspiration, practical guidance and to ‘inspire curiosity’ (DfE 2013)

Introductory session to Beach School pedagogy and practice

Wednesday 13th May 2020
3-5pm
Ainsdale Discovery Centre
Delivered by Cait Talbot-Landers
Outline: This is an introductory session to Beach School pedagogy and practice for early Years children. We will be exploring some of the key principles and practices that underpin effective teaching and learning in our incredibly dynamic and rich coastal environment along the northwest of England. We will begin to familiarize ourselves with the environment and investigate the exciting opportunities it offers for holistic learning. Please come prepared for all weathers as we will be working mainly outdoors on the Beach.

Dyslexia, Indentification, Issues and Interventions

Wednesday 13th May 2020
2-4pm
 Hub 1
Delivered by Catherine Langridge
Outline: Designed for teachers and support staff working with pupils who are demonstrating literacy difficulties or have a dyslexic assessment. The topics covered in this session include;

Identification.

  • The specific identifying factors associated with Dyslexia.
  • Gathering evidence to support a request for assessment or to inform teaching and learning opportunities.
  • The problems of co-morbidity. An explanation of the term and the common occurrences with other difficulties.

Issues.

  • Using the associated language and the issues with language use and labelling.
  • The social and emotional difficulties associated with dyslexia.

Interventions.

    • Specific interventions using a multi -sensory approach
    • Resources to support learners demonstrating dyslexic indicators.

An Examination of Policy with Regards to Mental Health and SEND

Wednesday 10th June 2020
2-4pm
 M49
Delivered by Catherine Langridge
Outline: Where are we and how did we get here? A discussion of SEND policy presented as a timeline of historical policy and legislation. Including:

  • SEND Code of Practice 2014
  • UNESCO 2014
  • Working together to safeguard children 2015
  • Diversity and inclusion strategy 2018-2025
  • Mental health and behaviour in school 2018

Introductory session to Beach School pedagogy and practice

Wednesday 10th June 2020
3-5pm
Ainsdale Discovery Centre
Delivered by Cait Talbot-Landers
Outline: This is an introductory session to Beach School pedagogy and practice for early Years children. We will be exploring some of the key principles and practices that underpin effective teaching and learning in our incredibly dynamic and rich coastal environment along the northwest of England. We will begin to familiarize ourselves with the environment and investigate the exciting opportunities it offers for holistic learning. Please come prepared for all weathers as we will be working mainly outdoors on the Beach.

Building Attachment and Attunement: Therapeutic Story Making 1

Wednesday 17th June 2020
 4.30-6.30pm
Hub 1
Delivered by Polly Thorpe
Outline: Introducing a Therapeutic model. In this session we will introduce the power of story telling and metaphor to safely approach emotional problem solving. We will consider the psychology of storytelling and story making, the importance of persona stories and the power of being heard. We will consider the dilemma and tension of thinking of schools as therapeutic spaces. Drawing on ongoing original research we will consider one model of intervention which involves children, schools and families working together. (Please attend both sessions)

Building Attachment and Attunement: Therapeutic Story Making 2

Wednesday 24th June 2020
2-4pm
 M49

Delivered by Polly Thorpe
Outline: In this session we introduce the practicalities of implementing a therapeutic story writing model, including the limits of this this approach for non-qualified practitioners. We will investigate a recent project and have the opportunities to practise running a therapeutic story project. (Please attend both sessions)

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