Effective Attendance Management

Monday 23 April • 9am - 12:30pm • Beechwood Junior School

The course will explain why attendance management is important and will give delegates practical tips and skills to effectively manage attendance of staff

Participants will learn:
• Why it is important to manage attendance effectively
• The importance of return to work interviews and how to handle them
• Identifying attendance issues
• How to handle short and long term absences
• How and when to seek external advice and support

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Autism Awareness

Thursday 26 April • 9am - 12:30pm • Beechwood Junior School

Whether you work as a Class Teacher, Support Assistant, Behaviour Assistant or any other role within the school environment, this course will give you an understanding of what Autism is, how the condition may affect the individual and how to help the child succeed both educationally and socially.

Outcomes of the Course:
• To understand what the Autistic Spectrum is and the three main areas that it affects
• How Autism can affect the behaviour of the child in different situations
• How to assist the child in accessing both the curriculum and social activities

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Dealing with Difficult People

Friday 27 April • 9am - 11am • Beechwood Junior School

The workshop, facilitated by Visionary Consultancy, offers you the knowledge and skills to be able to deal with difficult people.
The workshop is designed to assist members of staff who have to deal with difficult people.

Participants will learn how to:
• Evaluate their skills and experience both inside and outside of the workplace.
• Be able to understand the factors surrounding critical situations at work.
• Have an understanding of how to recognise and deal with aggressive and passive behaviours.
• Learn how to use skills to handle situations and people more constructively to achieve a positive outcome.
• Have an opportunity to ask questions

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Understanding the Different Ways in which Adolescent Boys’ and Girls’ Approach Learning

Thursday 3 May • 9am - 11am • Beechwood Junior School

To discuss the different tendencies in boys and girls which, begin to emerge in adolescence. These changes affect how children relate to their peers, teachers and learning. Using this knowledge to increase the effectiveness and trust in the teacher - pupil relationship.

Participants will learn:
• Key differences in the development pathway of male and female brains at this stage
• Brain strengths of both genders and how these can be used to target learning opportunities
• The relevance of the different social agendas of boys and girls
• How the presence of the peer group in the classroom begins to affect learning and engagement

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Strategic Long Term Financial Budgeting

Wednesday 9 May • 9am - 2pm • Beechwood Junior School

The workshop, facilitated by the Hamwic Finance Team covers the ever increasing importance of strategic long term budgeting.
The education sector is in the middle of a very challenging period of time with regards to financial planning. Schools are under significant pressure to deliver an outstanding level of education whilst income is reducing and costs are increasing. This workshop will provide School Leaders with the tools to enable them to plan their budgets more effectively.
This workshop will cover:
• The importance of long term budgeting
• How budgets link to the school development plan
• How to prepare a long term budget
• Strategies to improve the financial position of a school
• How to budget when in a deficit position

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Positive Parenting

Thursday 10 May • 9am - 12pm • Beechwood Junior School

This workshop can be cascaded to parents within your school community and is therefore being delivered as a train the trainer model. Supporting parents to improve their child’s behaviour, self-esteem and confidence will have knock on effects within the classroom. Children will be happier, focussed and motivated and will therefore perform more effectively in the school environment.

By the end of the workshop you will feel confident to support parents to:
• Reflect on the behaviour they want to see in their child
• Develop skills and understanding of behavioural management techniques
• Have strategies to develop an action plan to support their own approach to positive parenting

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Laughter Medicine - Discover the Laughter Within

Tuesday 15 May • 1:30pm - 4:30pm • Beechwood Junior School

Beneficial for everyone from all walks of life and cultural backgrounds. Boosts physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Can support people going through challenging periods in their life.
Learn how to Exercise the Laugher Muscle to:
Benefit the Immune System
Bring stress levels down
Improve circulation and oxygen flow
Strengthen resilience and morale
Increase creativity and motivation
Create feel good endorphins
Improve self-care
Deeper sense of relaxation
Inner peace

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Mental Health Awareness for Managers

Tuesday 22 May • 9am - 12:30pm • Beechwood Junior School

The course outlines what mental health is and how it affects people, what the main mental health issues are facing individuals in the modern world, how to spot the signs of a potential issue, how to manage mental health issues in the workplace. It will also cover dealing with substance and alcohol misuse

Participants will learn:
• What we mean by mental health
• How to spots the signs of a potential problem
• How to manage the mental health of your staff and how to deal with issues, including substance and alcohol abuse
• Places to go for help and support
• Personal strategies for dealing with stress and to encourage a positive lifestyle

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Addressing Sleep Issues to Improve Health, Well-Being and Workplace Performance

Thursday 7 June • 9am - 12pm • Beechwood Junior School

The workshop, facilitated by accredited sleep counsellors, will provide you with an understanding of the importance of sleep and enable you to develop strategies to address your sleep. Researchers know that sleep deprivation can have a devastating impact on parents and children alike. People who sleep less than 6 hours a night are less productive than better sleepers (Research Institute ‘Rand Europe’). Lack of sleep can cause absences, accidents and mistakes in the workplace. 50% of adults have problems with sleep at some time in their life, so you are not alone. We can work with you to develop a sleep programme that meets your needs and gives you the good night's sleep you are craving.

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Implementing Robust Financial Control

Wednesday 13 June • 9am - 11am • Beechwood Junior School

The workshop, facilitated by the Hamwic Finance Team outlines the key factors to consider when implementing financial controls.
There has been an increase in the numbers of frauds across the education sector over the past few years leading to financial and reputational loss. This workshop is designed to provide robust financial controls that minimises the risk of fraud.
This workshop will cover:
• Examples of fraud in the education sector
• The main types of financial risk
• The importance of financial controls
• The types of financial controls that can be implemented
• Independent verification of financial controls

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