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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...

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

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

This online course is accredited for Food Safety Level 2 through the Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC). This training 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. This course will be delivered as a virtual course with the addition of an exam to be completed remotely.

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”.

Virtual: Subject Leader Conference - Health Education for All
Course length: Full day
Theme: Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH)
Date: 23 April, 2021 09:30

Enabling all schools and settings to teach the new statutory Health Education curriculum effectively. This day will focus on the new statutory elements of Health Education in the curriculum and will look at all aspects of Health Education in schools/settings. The conference will also help you prepare for school inspections and ensure that you are meeting current statutory requirements.

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.

Virtual: 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 meeting the needs of your pupils. Online training with a food-focus, to support school staff who manage, run or oversee breakfast and after school clubs in primary and secondary schools.

Virtual: Effective Leadership & Management of PSHE
Course length: Skype/Online Meeting
Theme: PSHE
Date: 07 May, 2021 10:30

Supporting successful leadership and management of Personal, Social, Health, Economic (PSHE) education. This course is ideal for primary and secondary Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education subject leaders, who may be new or recently appointed to the role or simply desire further support and clarification on ways in which to lead others and move PSHE forward in their school. You will gain an insight into the roles and responsibilities of a PSHE leader.

Virtual: Delivering Primary Relationships and Sex Education with Confidence
Course length: Skype/Online Meeting
Theme: PSHE
Date: 13 May, 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.

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.

Virtual: Flavour School Launch Event
Course length: Twilight
Theme: Healthy Eating
Date: 10 June, 2021 15:30

A virtual event for Key stage one and EYFS staff in partnership with Leeds University. Find out about a new sensory food education programme! The Health and Wellbeing Service at Leeds City Council are delighted to work in partnership with Flavour School and Leeds University to bring you this innovative and interactive online event. Flavour School is a programme of sensory food education lessons for children. The programme is designed for EYFS and Key Stage 1, but the programme can be adapted for all age groups (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.

Virtual: School Food Ambassador Teacher Training
Course length: Half day
Theme: Healthy Eating
Date: 22 June, 2021 09:30

A practical online course for schools wanting to set up the School Food Ambassadors pupil voice programme. This virtual course is ideal for schools new to School Food Ambassadors or those wanting to know more. School Food Ambassadors will enable you to improve or transform your school lunch service through the eyes of the child. School Food Ambassadors is a well-established model that helps to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence of your pupils. 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.

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.