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Training Courses

Please note all face to face training has been suspended due to Covid-19 restrictions. We are currently developing a number of eLearning and live on-line courses so please watch this space...

RSE for ALL - Virtual Northern Conference
Course length: Full day
Theme: PSHE
Date: 27 January, 2021 09:15

Bookable via Mondale Events - https://mondale-events.co.uk/event/rseforall A conference for schools and SEND settings, local authority staff and clinical staff on how to support all children and young people with Relationships Education (RE) and Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) through exploring resources, good practice and current advice and guidance.

Virtual: Youth Mental Health First Aid Aware Training (half day training)
Course length: Half day
Theme: Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH)
Date: 29 January, 2021 09:30

Raise your awareness of young people’s mental health and become certified as Youth Mental Health First Aid Aware.

Virtual: Delivering Primary Relationships and Sex Education with Confidence.
Course length: Skype/Online Meeting
Theme: PSHE
Date: 09 February, 2021 09:15

Increase your confidence in teaching Relationships and Sex Education whilst ensuring you meet the new statutory requirements. From September 2020, all primary schools must provide Relationships Education & Health Education. In June 2019, the Department for Education launched the statutory guidance to accompany the introduction of this compulsory education. This course will support you in preparing for the statutory changes in this field and increase your confidence in teaching Relationships and Sex Education lessons.

Virtual: Health and Wellbeing Service Teacher Network Meeting .
Course length: Skype/Online Meeting
Theme: Healthy Schools
Date: 11 February, 2021 15:30

An update from the Health and Wellbeing Service and an opportunity to talk about your school's needs. This virtual meeting will provide you with an update on all our current areas of work, including; PSHE, Physical Activity, Healthy Eating and Free School Meals, Social, Emotional & Mental Health (SEMH) provision, Pupil Voice and more. We would also like to have an open conversation with you about what we can do to best support you during the next phase of the pandemic and further ahead throughout the academic year. Please stick around for the questions and answers at the end of the session and let us know your needs during this time. Agendas for our network meetings will be shared through the Health and Wellbeing Service Continuing Professional Development news bulletins which are published on the first and fourth Monday of each half term.

Virtual: Youth Mental Health First Aid Aware Training (half day training)
Course length: Half day
Theme: Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH)
Date: 23 February, 2021 09:30

Raise your awareness of young people’s mental health and become certified as Youth Mental Health First Aid Aware.

Virtual: Whole School Personal, Social, Health, Economic (PSHE) Curriculum including Assessment.
Course length: Skype/Online Meeting
Theme: PSHE
Date: 04 March, 2021 10:30

Ensure your curriculum meets statutory requirements and is fit for purpose. This course is for all primary staff planning to deliver and assess Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education as part of a whole school curriculum, including the new statutory framework for Relationships Education and Health Education.

Virtual: Secondary and Post 16 Teacher Training in Relationships and Sex Education.
Course length: Skype/Online Meeting
Theme: PSHE
Date: 23 March, 2021 09:30

Delivered by Acet UK, as part of the 'Esteem' education programme. Acet UK, strongly advocate that young people should have access to high quality information that enables them to see how precious and unique they are and to empower them to make positive, healthy and well thought-out choices in life. Acet UK is a national leading charity in delivering education and training in the area of relationships and sexual health.

Virtual: Youth Mental Health First Aid Aware Training (half day training)
Course length: Half day
Theme: Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH)
Date: 31 March, 2021 12:30

Raise your awareness of young people’s mental health and become certified as Youth Mental Health First Aid Aware.

Virtual: Growing Food and Climate Change
Course length: Half day
Theme: Healthy Eating
Date: 01 April, 2021 09:30

Meet local experts and learn how outdoor learning and sustainability can be delivered to ensure you meet statutory curriculum requirements. An exciting and practical day of learning and activities to help embed food growing and address climate change in your school This course provides an opportunity to meet local experts and learn about how outdoor learning and sustainability can be delivered through the curriculum and as a whole school approach.

Food Safety Level 2
Course length: Full day
Theme: Healthy Eating
Date: 21 April, 2021 09:30

This course is accredited for Food Safety Level 2 through the Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC). The session is aimed at secondary food teachers, primary teachers delivering cooking activities in the curriculum and anyone serving food in schools such as at breakfast or after school clubs. The course is also suitable for lunchtimes supervisors and catering staff involved in the service, preparation or handling of food.

Youth Mental Health First Aid - Champion (1 Day Course)
Course length: Full day
Theme: Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH)
Date: 22 April, 2021 09:00

Outline: The one day Youth Mental Health Champion course is a condensed version of the 2 day option in which participants gain skills and confidence to spot the signs and symptoms of mental health issues in a young person. This option covers the basic fundamentals of the most common mental health issues affecting young people, and participants who complete the whole day are certified as “Youth Mental Health Champions”.

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training (2 day course- face to face).
Course length: Full day
Theme: Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH)
Date: 29 April, 2021 09:00

Outline The Youth Mental Health First Aid Training is an evidence based course certified by Mental Health First Aid England. Anyone who comes into contact with young people has the opportunity to play an active role in supporting their mental wellbeing. Through this course you will develop the skills and confidence to spot the signs and symptoms of mental health issues in a young person, offer first aid and guide them towards the support they need. Evidence says that in doing so, you can speed up a young person’s recovery, stop issues from developing into a crisis, and ultimately save lives. This course will provide mental health first aid skills, it won't teach you to be a therapist, but we will teach you to appropriately listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis - and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.

Breakfast and After School Club Training
Course length: Half day
Theme: Healthy Eating
Date: 05 May, 2021 09:30

Ensure your breakfast and after school clubs are compliant with the School Food Standards and are cost effective. Food-focused training to support school staff who manage, run or oversee breakfast and after school clubs in primary and secondary schools.

Rory Training: Drug Education for Key Stage 1 & 2
Course length: Half day
Theme: PSHE
Date: 06 May, 2021 09:30

A primary storybook resource to help children understand parental alcohol misuse. The Rory resource can help children understand the feelings they might experience when living with someone who has an alcohol problem and encourages them to speak to a trusted adult.

Effective Leadership & Management of PSHE
Course length: Full day
Theme: PSHE
Date: 07 May, 2021 09:30

Supporting successful leadership and management of Personal, Social, Health, Economic (PSHE) education. This course is for primary and secondary Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education subject leaders, who may be new or recently appointed to the role or need further support and clarification on ways in which to lead others and move PSHE forward in their school.

Delivering Primary Relationships and Sex Education with Confidence
Course length: Full day
Theme: PSHE
Date: 13 May, 2021 09:30

Increase your confidence in teaching Relationships and Sex Education and ensure you meet the new statutory requirements. From September 2020, all primary schools must provide Relationships Education & Health Education. In June 2019, the Department for Education launched the statutory guidance to accompany the introduction of this compulsory education. This course will support you in preparing for the statutory changes in this field and increase your confidence in teaching Relationships and Sex Education lessons.

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training (2 day course- face to face).
Course length: Full day
Theme: Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH)
Date: 20 May, 2021 09:00

Outline The Youth Mental Health First Aid Training is an evidence based course certified by Mental Health First Aid England. Anyone who comes into contact with young people has the opportunity to play an active role in supporting their mental wellbeing. Through this course you will develop the skills and confidence to spot the signs and symptoms of mental health issues in a young person, offer first aid and guide them towards the support they need. Evidence says that in doing so, you can speed up a young person’s recovery, stop issues from developing into a crisis, and ultimately save lives. This course will provide mental health first aid skills, it won't teach you to be a therapist, but we will teach you to appropriately listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis - and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.

Flavour School Workshop
Course length: Half day
Theme: Healthy Eating
Date: 11 June, 2021 09:30

An exciting event for both staff and pupils together. Find out about a new sensory food education programme for Key Stage 1 and Foundation and take learning back to your school curriculum. The Health and Wellbeing Service at Leeds City Council are delighted to work in partnership with the Flavour School and Leeds University to bring you this innovative event. Flavour School is a programme of sensory food education lessons for children. The programme is designed for Reception and Key Stage 1, but the programme can be adapted for all age group(including pre-school), settings (e.g. after-school clubs) and abilities. It can be delivered using minimal resources. Flavour School is all about exploring food and flavour through the five senses: sight, touch, smell, hearing and taste. The programme provides fun and simple ways for children to learn about each of their senses and how they affect our eating experiences. It also helps children to develop vocabulary to express their experiences and preferences.

Virtual: Health and Wellbeing Service Teacher Network Meeting .
Course length: Skype/Online Meeting
Theme: Healthy Schools
Date: 15 June, 2021 15:30

An update from the Health and Wellbeing Service and an opportunity to talk about your school's needs. This virtual meeting will provide you with an update on all our current areas of work, including; PSHE, Physical Activity, Healthy Eating and Free School Meals, Social, Emotional & Mental Health (SEMH) provision, Pupil Voice and more. We would also like to have an open conversation with you about what we can do to best support you during the next phase of the pandemic and further ahead throughout the academic year. Please stick around for the questions and answers at the end of the session and let us know your needs during this time. Agendas for our network meetings will be shared through the Health and Wellbeing Service Continuing Professional Development news bulletins which are published on the first and fourth Monday of each half term.

Risk & Resilience and Drug Education for Primary Schools - Oh Lila!
Course length: Full day
Theme: PSHE
Date: 17 June, 2021 09:30

Empower children to seek help and assist children in the development of new skills which will help build resilience. Oh Lila is the story of Lila, an adventurous young hare who breaks the rules and gets herself into trouble before seeking help from the wise old hare. The moral of Lila’s story is that if children get into trouble or make a mistake, it is always better to speak to someone they trust to help them. The story aims to build resilience and protective factors. It promotes social support through raising awareness of how to resolve a problem and develops the self-belief to do so. Whilst the resource does not mention alcohol, it has been primarily developed to support children and young people who are affected by someone else's drinking. However, it can easily be used as a basis to introduce issues such as female genital mutilation (FGM), child sexual exploitation and domestic violence, through encouraging children to talk to someone they trust if they are worried. The Oh Lila resource pack provides a range of materials based on the characters and themes of the Oh Lila story and is a flexible and interactive tool that can be used whilst working with children to empower them to seek help, be able to identify adults who can provide that help and to assist in the development of new skills which will help build resilience.

School Food Ambassadors Pupil Training
Course length: Half day
Theme: Healthy Eating
Date: 22 June, 2021 09:30

A practical and fun course for school staff and pupils together. This course is ideal for schools new to School Food Ambassadors and those with experience. School Food Ambassadors will enable you to improve or transform your school lunch service through the eyes of the child. This training course is a fantastic opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence of your ambassadors. It will help to raise aspirations and increase pupil participation, helping your pupils to become experts and champions when it comes to food and healthy eating.

Happy Healthy Dining Rooms
Course length: Half day
Theme: Active Schools
Date: 01 July, 2021 12:30

Ensure your dining rooms and lunchtimes are Ofsted ready. Happy, Healthy Dining Rooms is a training event for midday supervisors and lunchtime staff. It will help to ensure that children can enjoy their meals in an inviting, sociable and calm environment.

Primary and Secondary Cooking & Nutrition Conference
Course length: Full day
Theme: Healthy Eating
Date: 07 July, 2021 09:30

Bringing food education to life in partnership with the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF). A cooking in schools conference for primary and secondary teachers. We are delighted to be able to host this conference originally planned for March 2020. The Health and Wellbeing Service at Leeds City Council are working in partnership with the BNF to bring you this exciting and innovative event. This conference will be an opportunity for those teaching food in both primary and secondary settings to come together and gain skills and knowledge to further enhance their expertise to deliver an effective and safe food curriculum. The conference will support your school to meet statutory requirements for Cooking and Nutrition (within the Design and Technology curriculum) and the new statutory Health Education Curriculum.