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Emotional Literacy Support Assistants: ELSA Training

The Educational Psychology Service is offering the ELSA training programme in Hackney.  This is for any member of staff working with vulnerable children and young people, for example, Teaching Assistants (TAs), SEN Learning Support Assistants (LSAs), Learning Mentors, Family Liaison Workers, etc.

Who should attend?

Any member of staff working with vulnerable children and young people, for example, Teaching Assistants (TAs), SEN Learning Support Assistants (LSAs), Learning Mentors, Family Liaison Workers, etc.

Course structure:

  • 6-day Training Course to enable support staff to develop and deliver emotional literacy interventions for their students. 
  • Followed by 7-sessions of group supervision led by specialist Educational Psychologists to help with planning and delivery of interventions. Supervision sessions will run up until academic year 2022/23.

Course benefits:

  • The ELSA project is an evidence-based initiative where teaching assistants receive six days of special training from EPs related to emotional literacy and well-being of children and young people in school.
  • By becoming a registered ELSA in their school, staff receive ongoing professional supervision from EPs to help them deliver individual and small group support programmes in schools.
  • ELSAs can help with a range of issues, including loss and bereavement, self-esteem, motivation, social skills, issues with friends and relationships, anger management, behavior in class, bullying, anxiety, exam-related stress, etc.
  • This preventative, inexpensive initiative can build on schools’ current resources, delivering quality support to students.
  • Beneficial outcomes have been found to be: increased staff confidence in supporting vulnerable pupils and a significant improvement in the emotional well-being of students

Plus 1 x group supervision sessions will take place in summer term 2023 and a copy of “Emotional Well-Being: An Introductory Handbook for Schools.

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Included in package:
  • Not Included

£720.00

(incl. VAT)

Makaton Level 1

Course overview

Makaton signing and symbols can be used to support a range of learners to develop their expression and understanding. This nationally accredited one-day Level 1 course (replacing the first part of Makaton Foundation Workshop) provides a detailed introduction to Makaton’s place in supporting communication as well as practical sign vocabulary and an introduction to using symbols. Videos show how Makaton can be introduced at home or in an education setting. 

Course objectives

  • To learn signs and symbols of the Makaton language programme (stages 1-2).
  • To understand how Makaton can be used to help pupils with communication difficulties to access learning and social interaction at school.

Who should attend?
SENCOs, teachers, learning support assistants and teaching assistants in primary and secondary mainstream and special schools responsible for using and teaching.

 

  • Target audience:
  • Early Years
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Included in package:
  • Not Included

£75.00

(incl. VAT)

Makaton Level 2

Course overview

This nationally accredited Level 2 Makaton course builds on the previous workshop to develop knowledge and understanding of both signs and symbols up to Core Vocabulary stage 4, and explores how to use them to support communication every day.  The course will increase participants’ knowledge of AAC and multi-modal communication and there are opportunities to revise and practise signing in a fun and active way. Levels 1 and 2 together are equivalent to the two-day Makaton Foundation Workshop previously offered. 

Course objectives

  • To learn signs and symbols of the Makaton language programme (stages 3–4).
  • To enable staff to facilitate pupils with communication difficulties to access learning and social interaction at school using Makaton.

Who should attend?
SENCOs, teachers, learning support assistants and teaching assistants in primary, secondary mainstream and special schools responsible for using and teaching who have previously completed the Makaton Level 1 course.

  • Target audience:
  • Early Years
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Included in package:
  • Not Included

£75.00

(incl. VAT)

SENCO Forum

Course overview 

The forum provides an opportunity to exchange information with other SENCOs in the borough and discuss national and Hackney Learning Trust policies and initiatives.

Course objectives

  • To create a network of expertise.
  • To continue to develop the role of SENCOs in Hackney.

Who should attend?
SENCOs, teachers, teaching assistants in primary and secondary mainstream and special schools

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Secondary

£0.00

(incl. VAT)