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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.

Autumn 2021

All of our training in the Autumn term will be virtual.

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

New designated teacher training (group session)

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

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

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: virtual_school@bathnes.gov.uk

Designated teacher updates

A focused virtual meeting to update designated teachers about changes for the Virtual School and designated teachers for this academic year.

The session is also a chance to put forward suggestions for further training for designated teachers.

Date: Monday 27 September, 3.30pm to 4.30pm

Location: Virtual via Zoom

Session leader: Sarah Gunner (Virtual School Headteacher)

Contact to book: virtual_school@bathnes.gov.uk

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 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: Lisa_pollard@bathnes.gov.uk

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: Sarah_gunner@bathnes.gov.uk

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. 

Date: Wednesday 20 October, 2pm to 4pm

Location: Virtual via Zoom

Session leaders: Alish Rodgers (Educational Psychologist) and Claire Wells (EYFS and Primary Education Co-ordinator)

Contact to book: Alish_rodgers@bathnes.gov.uk

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) keyworkers cluster 

An opportunity for any EYFS keyworker working in an early years setting who supports any child who has experienced trauma to train with other keyworkers.

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

Date: Friday 12 November, 2pm to 4pm

Location: Virtual via Zoom

Session leaders: Alish Rodgers (Educational Psychologist) and Julia Wallcroft (EYFS Education Co-ordinator)

Contact to book: Alish_rodgers@bathnes.gov.uk

Secondary teaching assistant (TA) cluster group

An opportunity for any TA working in a secondary 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. 

Date: Wednesday 17 November, 2pm to 4pm

Location: Virtual via Zoom

Session leaders: Alish Rodgers (Educational Psychologist) and Lisa Pollard (KS4 and Post 16 Co-ordinator)

Contact to book: Alish_rodgers@bathnes.gov.uk

Additional training for schools, clusters or multi-academy trusts 

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

Available sessions include:

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

Date: Please arrange a date with Alish Rodgers, Educational Psychologist at the Virtual School

Location: Virtual via Zoom

Session leader: Alish Rodgers (Educational Psychologist)

    Contact to book: Alish_rodgers@bathnes.gov.uk