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Virtual School training sessions

We provide free training to any Bath and North East Somerset school, college or early years setting who support children that have experienced trauma.

Training is also free for any school outside of the authority who supports one of our looked-after children.

Academic Year: 2023 to 2024

All of our training will be virtual.

Details for signing into the training session will be sent a week before the training date.

Designated teacher training

Dates and amounts
Title Date and time Description
DT Briefing 19 September 2023, 3.30pm to 4.30pm Welcome back! An outline of any changes from the Virtual School and key information to include children who are looked after, previously looked after (PLAC) and extended duties around all young people open to social care.
New Designated teacher training 28 September 2023. 3.30pm to 4.30pm Statutory responsibilities of the role. What is a PEP? How does the B&NES PEP system work? A guide to pupil premium. How to claim pupil premium. Previously looked after children. Additional training and support.
Attachment in the classroom 20 November 2023, 3.30pm to 4.30pm What is attachment? How does it impact on young people? How can we support in the classroom and through our wider role as designated teacher?

The role of the designated teacher for Post 16 colleges

An introduction to the role of the designated teacher Post 16 and PEP information.

How to complete a PEP and examples of interventions that work.

Date: Please arrange a date with Lisa Pollard, KS4 and Post 16 Co-ordinator

Location: Virtual via Zoom

Session leader: Lisa Pollard (KS4 and Post 16 Co-ordinator)

Contact to book:

Governor training 

Training to describe the statutory requirements for the school governing body for both looked-after and previously looked-after children.

Sarah can either deliver this training or provide materials for the designated teacher to deliver this to their governing bodies.

Date: Please arrange a date with Sarah, Headteacher of the Virtual School

Location: Virtual via Zoom

Session leader: Sarah Gunner (Virtual School Headteacher)

Contact to book:

Teaching assistant (TA) primary cluster group

An opportunity for any TA working in a primary setting who supports any child who has experienced trauma to train with other TAs.

This is a supportive environment to discuss the successes and challenges of working with our most vulnerable children. 

Training sessions
Content Date and time
Aces and their impact Wednesday 23 November 2022< 2pm to 3.30pm
Emotion coaching Wednesday 22 March 2023, 2pm to 3.30pm
Topic to be confirmed Wednesday 21 June 2023, 2pm to 3.30pm

Location: Virtual via Zoom

Session leaders: Claire Wells (EYFS and Primary Education Co-ordinator)

Contact to book:

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) training

Attachment and Trauma awareness training: Supporting children with Social, Emotional and Mental health Needs in Early Years.

Location: Virtual via Microsoft Teams

Session leaders: Julia Wallcroft (EYFS Education Co-ordinator)

Contact to book: Book through The HUB

Additional training for schools, clusters or multi-academy trusts 

Additional training sessions for schools, clusters or multi-academy trusts (MATS) from Holly. 

Available sessions include:

  • Attachment (profiles) and strategies to support these in school
  • Building resilience in children and young people
  • Emotion coaching
  • The impact of trauma

Date: Please arrange a date with the Virtual School

Location: Virtual via Zoom

Session leader: Holly Bruce

Contact to book: