School Types: All LA Schools - LA Secondary Schools

Week of: 16 July 2018 - 22 July 2018

School Organisation: Proposals approved to lower the age range

West Down Primary School: DCC’s Cabinet, following completion of the statutory process, have approved the proposal to lower the age range from 4-11 to 2-11 from September 2018. Hemyock Primary School: the Governors of Hemyock Primary School, following consultation, have approved the proposal to lower the age range of the school to 2-11 from 1 […]

DASH Update: Summer Term – 19 July 2018 – Issue 5

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Keeping Devon’s Children Safe

This communication highlights new guidance released from the disclosure and barring service regarding the portability of DBS checks between schools.

Marland School Day Provision

Devon County Council’s Cabinet, following completion of the statutory process, have approved the proposal to increase day provision from 36 to 66 places and a change to the age range from 8-16 to 6-16 from September 2018 at Marland School. Background information on this proposal can be found at: https://new.devon.gov.uk/haveyoursay/consultations/marland-school-changes-to-day-provision/

Lego Therapy Training

This 2 hour training is aimed at Teachers and Teaching Assistants across Key Stages 1-4. Lego Therapy was developed to improve social competence in children with autism, however it may also be helpful for children with other social communication difficulties and anxiety conditions, depression or adjustment difficulties.

Attachment based mentoring for designated teachers, SENCos and senior leaders

This one day course provides a comprehensive overview of the key components of the Attachment Based Mentoring Approach. The course will support participants to co-ordinate and facilitate the mentoring within school as well as developing personal skills. The course is a comprehensive guide to understanding the needs of CIC and vulnerable children and as such […]

Teachers Increments

Teachers September Increment Spreadsheets – September 2018 Please note The teacher’s increment spreadsheets will shortly be available to download via AnyComms+. These spreadsheets can be used to award teachers increments with effect September 2018. Guidance notes are attached to the spreadsheet. Once completed the spreadsheet should be sent back to payroll via AnyComms+. If you […]

Neuroception, attachment and the relational support plan

This one day course explores some of the theories which underpin our understanding of effective relationships and their role in development, learning and well-being as well as developing the skills and practical strategies that we need to use in our work with children. Free to all schools in Devon, or schools supporting a CIC of […]

How to maintain boundaries and support inclusion of vulnerable children

This one day course explores how we can set and maintain boundaries with nurture and empathy, using a relational rather than behavioural approach. A developmentally appropriate relational and restorative approach is introduced as a way to promote inclusion, learning and well-being. Free to all schools in Devon or schools supporting a CIC of Devon. High […]

Coaching to develop resilience and support change

This one day course covers both the theory and practical application of using solution focused coaching skills to support the child to identify skills and strengths and work towards what they would like to achieve. Free to all schools in Devon or schools supporting a CIC of Devon. Cullompton: Monday 1st October 2018 Exmouth: Tuesday […]

Moving and handling of children with physical difficulties | Initial and Refresher training

We now have dates available for Autumn 2018, Spring 2019 and Summer 2019. FULL DAY ‘INITIAL’ COURSE for those who have not been trained in Moving and Handling previously (refresher recommended annually). HALF DAY ‘REFRESHER’ COURSE for those who have been trained in Moving and Handling in the past 12 – 18 months (refresher recommended […]

Good Autism Practice

Please download attached flyer regarding Good Autism Practice courses in four localities. This training is for Teachers and Learning Support Staff  – Supporting settings who did not access the Devon Enhanced Autism Programme (DEAP) and those who did, but have experienced staff turnover or wish to further build setting capacity and expertise.         […]

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