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Training Courses

Delivering Primary SRE with Confidence
Course length: Full day
Theme: PSHE
Date: 23 May, 2019 09:15

This course is aimed at leaders and teachers in primary school settings, helping to increase their confidence in approaches to teaching SRE. Delegates will also have the opportunity to discuss and view suitable resources.

AET Talk About Alcohol (TAA) for Secondary Schools
Course length: Half day
Theme: PSHE
Date: 23 May, 2019 13:00

The Alcohol Education Trust (AET) is offering a 3 hour Talk About Alcohol (TAA) teacher training session which aims to improve confidence in delivering Alcohol Education, using a PSHE Association approved resource for use in Secondary school settings. Leeds schools can attend this training free of charge (including resource). For non Leeds schools/settings there is a charge for this training course which includes the teaching resource pack. We recommend that two staff members attend this training, however non Leeds schools or settings will only be charged for one delegate place even when sending two. For a full breakdown of the prices please refer to booking information below.

Key Stage 1/2 Drug Education: 'Rory' and Little Mouse (Exploring Domestic Violence)
Course length: Full day
Theme: PSHE
Date: 06 June, 2019 09:30

Research shows there is a strong correlation between domestic violence and alcohol misuse and both can have a significant impact on children and young people. This one day course aims to explore the impact of parental alcohol misuse and the associated issue of domestic violence on children and young people. Rory is an interactive alcohol education resource which helps primary aged children to understand parental alcohol misuse. Rory tells the story of a dog who gets confused when his owner begins acting differently towards him. As the story unfolds it becomes clear that his owner’s change in behaviour is due to drinking too much alcohol. The story addresses key issues such as friendship, trust, keeping secrets and feeling safe. In addition to Rory we also have Little Mouse Finds a Safe Place. When children have experienced or witnessed domestic abuse and violence, they are frequently left with many confusing and worrying emotions. They can feel responsible, guilty, ashamed, angry with themselves and their parents, frightened and insecure. They need to be enabled by empathic adults to safely express and understand their experience, and to work through and make sense of their feelings. Little Mouse Finds a Safe Place is a children's storybook designed to help professionals support children who have witnessed domestic violence. The book is written by co-trainer and therapist Ann Dix, who has more than 20 years’ experience of working with children and families who have experienced domestic abuse.

Teaching Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Key Stage 2 & 3
Course length: Half day
Theme: PSHE
Date: 18 June, 2019 12:45

The Health and Wellbeing Service have created a set of 4 FGM lesson plans, aimed at KS2 & KS3 boys and girls. The lessons provide an opportunity to explore the issue of FGM in a safe, gentle, age-appropriate and culturally sensitive way in the context of who to go to for help, rules and laws, human rights and bodily integrity. This training will focus specifically on how to teach FGM in the classroom rather than the background to the issue. It will be a hands-on session where staff will have the opportunity to trial some of the activities from the lesson plans. All delegates attending the training will receive a set of the 4 FGM lesson plans.

PSHE & Healthy Schools network meeting
Course length: Twilight
Theme: PSHE
Date: 26 June, 2019 13:00

The Leeds PSHE network meetings are for all settings (Primary, Secondary, Special Schools and PRU’s). Each meeting will host a range of presentations from external providers and charities, informing settings about new resources and services. Current issues relevant to all settings and themes are discussed as well as sharing new resources.