Enhanced training

Some of the enhanced training is available through a school’s service level agreement and other courses are delivered at locations in the community and it is recommended that schools send members of staff to these sessions. Some of the centre-based training can be purchased using SLA time. Please contact the appropriate area team for details of how individual training courses can be booked and purchased.

Cued spelling

Cued Spelling is an evidence-based Wave 3 intervention specifically aimed at supporting children and young people to improve their spelling. The technique consists of two individuals working together on a ten step process. This technique has been found to improve confidence and motivation for spelling without requiring any special materials.

Delivery time: 1.5 hours

Who will find this training most useful?

  • Teachers
  • Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators
  • Learning support assistants
  • Peers

What will I learn? (key learning objectives)

  • What Cued Spelling is and the advantages of using this approach, including key research and outcomes of evaluations.
  • How to do it, including;
    • opportunities to observe a demonstration
    • opportunities to practise
    • opportunities to discuss key aspects of the implementation of this approach. 
Emotional Resilience: An introduction for parents

Emotional resilience is the ability to thrive, mature and learn in the face of adverse circumstances. The aim of this training is to support parents in supporting their children to be more resilient and confident.

Delivery time: 2 hours

Who will find this training most useful?

  • Parents

What will I learn? (key learning objectives)

  • What we mean by emotional resilience
  • Why it is important
  • Practical ways to support and develop resilience and confidence in children.
Loss and Bereavement

This training looks at the impact of loss and bereavement, and how to support individual pupils in such circumstances. By attending this training staff would have a better understanding of the way in which loss may impact on children’s thoughts, feelings and behaviour. They would be more confident in knowing what changes would be considered normal and transient, and what might indicate a need for more specialist support. Staff would also have greater understanding of what they might helpfully say and do to support bereaved youngsters, depending upon the context of the loss.

Delivery time: 2 hours

Who will find this training most useful?

  • All school staff

What will I learn? (key learning objectives)

  • about the range of loss (not just through death) that may be experienced by children and young people
  • consider the grieving process
  • consider the developmental nature of children’s responses to death
  • increase staff confidence in supporting bereaved youngsters
  • signpost to online resources for supporting bereaved youngsters
Paired reading

Paired Reading is simultaneous reading between an able reader and a less able reader, which ensures success and avoids failure for the learner reader. It is recognised as an effective Wave 3 intervention (Brooks, 2013) and training for staff allows delivery of the programme to those pupils who have been identified as requiring a Wave 3 intervention. Evidence shows that this intervention impacts on both accuracy and, importantly, comprehension.

Delivery time: 1.5 hours

Who will find this training most useful?

  • Teachers
  • Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators
  • Learning support assistants
  • Parents/carers
  • Peers

What will I learn? (key learning objectives)

  • What Paired Reading is and the advantages of using this approach, including key research and outcomes of evaluations.
  • How to do it, including;
    • opportunity to observe a demonstration
    • opportunities to practise
    • opportunities to discuss key aspects of the implementation of this approach.
Precision Teaching

Precision teaching is a Wave 3 intervention (delivered 1:1 with a child). It involves identifying which teaching approaches work for individuals and precisely measuring the effectiveness of teaching. It is a highly structured approach and can be used to support literacy and numeracy.

Delivery time: 3 hours - ideally split into two 1.5 hour sessions to allow for implementation and review

Who will find this training useful?

  • Learning support assistants
  • Teachers
  • Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators

What will I learn?

  • What precision teaching is and when and with whom it can be used
  • The theory that underpins precision teaching and why it works
  • How to do it – including opportunities to practise and discuss key aspects of the implementation.
  • How to adapt and monitor the programme to ensure success 
Autism: Making a Difference

This course addresses key themes in understanding and working with young people with Autism Spectrum Conditions. A framework of core Indicators and Differences is discussed and theoretical perspectives and implications for practice and intervention are explored. These include;

  • Introducing visual structure, curriculum approaches and adaptations
  • Communication, relationships and personal skills
  • Working with parents

Who will find this training most useful?

  • All school staff

What will I learn?

  • To apply an understanding of core difficulties and differences to the problems/issues of individual pupils and their needs.
  • To have an understanding of specific interventions and know why they can make a difference.
  • To use the above information to inform analysis, use strengths, problem-solve and plan supportive interventions.

This course runs a core training event which is one full day and a one day workshop event.

For further details of the course and how to book, please contact Beverley Uphill, Admin Officer, Hampshire Educational Psychology, Clarendon House, Monarch Way, Winchester, SO22 5PW. Tel: 01962 876236.

Anti-Bullying Interventions Training

Prevention is the best way of dealing with bullying, but unfortunately it can still happen. It is important to choose a suitable intervention, as the wrong approach may be ineffective or even exacerbate the situation. This course outlines a range of interventions from sanctions to more restorative approaches, including building the resilience of all concerned.

Who will find this training most useful?

  • All school staff

What will I learn?

The course aims to:

  • Present an overview of six possible evidence-based interventions, outlining when they are appropriate.
  • Provide opportunities to go through the steps of four of these interventions, so that participants feel confident to put them into practice.

This training takes place across three half days (attendance is required at all three sessions, ideally two people per setting, including one from senior management team). This course is run annually in two areas of Hampshire.

If you have any queries about this course, please contact Diane Sambrook on 01252 814730 (North) or the Winchester team on 01962 876217

Pupil Motivation: The Role of Attributions

The aim is to improve the attainment and emotional well-being of de-motivated pupils, by giving them more constructive ways of viewing the world. Rather than using intuitive approaches to motivate pupils, we turn to the research and apply this in a school context.

Who will find this training most useful?

  • Teachers
  • Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators
  • Senior leaders
  • Teaching assistants

What will I learn? (key learning objectives)

  • The fundamental principles of attribution theory and how they relate to motivation
  • How to change attributions to become more helpful
  • How to deliver a 12-session programme with a small group of pupils (from age 9 years upwards) for whom motivation is a concern
  • How to use the materials to deliver the programme
  • How to apply the theory and approach generally across the school

This is a two day training course and it runs frequently across Hampshire.

For further details of the course, please contact Gill Goodman/Diane Sambrook on 01252 814730 (North) or Alex Bruce on 02392 441455 (South)

Story Links

Story Links is a parent partnership intervention to support pupils at risk of exclusion or who exclude themselves through non-attendance or withdrawal from interactions with others. It uses therapeutic story writing to address behaviour issues of pupils with attachment difficulties, develops parents’ emotional literacy skills and improves pupils’ reading. This training is for adults working with vulnerable pupils at Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

Who will find this training most useful?

  • Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators
  • Inclusion support teachers
  • School counsellors
  • Home School Link Workers
  • Behaviour and family support workers

What will I learn?

  • How to set up and deliver the story links intervention
  • Information about attachment theory and its relevance in working with children and young people.
  • How stories can be used as a medium for expression.

This is a three day course and it runs at least once per academic year.

For further details of the course and how to book, please contact Denise Uren, 023 9244 1501 or denise.uren@hants.gov.uk