We have partnered with the National Literacy Trust to create some FREE resources/teaching sequences based on the incredible The Book of Hopes, edited by Katherine Rundell and published by Bloomsbury Publishing.
At Babcock we already support schools and colleges and from September 2020 are now delighted to be able to offer a Work Experience Service as well. We offer advice and support for school/college staff responsible for work experience and can help you promote the benefits of a meaningful Work Experience Placement.
ABM Training Attachment based mentoring is a relational approach to supporting children with their social and emotional development. The approach includes both universal and targeted support, particularly for children who may have had adverse childhood experiences, those who are struggling with their emotional health and well-being and those who are finding it difficult to engage with learning and the social aspects of school.
The training runs over 3 days with an additional supervision session 6 weeks later. All participants receive the Attachment Based Mentoring book.
Four courses will be taking place in the Autumn and Spring term across Devon. Courses will either be presented face to face or online depending on the guidance on social distancing at the time.
In addition to Attachment Based Mentoring schools will also be able to access a free online course available through Future Learn. The course is called - Relational Learning: Supporting learning, development and wellbeing through relationship. This is a six week (approx. 2 hours of learning each week) course which involves learning through videos, articles, activities and shared discussion with fellow learners. The course covers the core principles of relational learning including the importance of relationships for development, how we can provide protection, connection, understanding and care and how we can develop and implement relational support plans that will enable children to access learning and be fully included in school. The course will be available on Future Learn from October 26th .
Our SLCN team have recently announced their new Autumn training available both online and in-school delivery.
Following the success of the Devon Extended Language Project (DELP), a range of training has been created for primary, secondary and special school staff. Sessions are interactive and have a practical focus to improve outcomes for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs.
As you may be aware, the EP and SEMH teams have been working on writing guidance for developing relational practice and policy.
This has been funded by the Local Authority via the Virtual School Team.
Guidance for Developing Relational Practice and Policy aims to support the inclusion, engagement and outcomes for all children and young people with a particular focus on those who are vulnerable to and at risk of exclusion. The guidance was written in response to well documented concerns regarding young people's mental health and well-being and long standing national trends which show the disproportionate exclusion of children from vulnerable groups.
EMTAS Newsletter Our EMTAS team have released their new Summer newsletter covering matters such as Black Lives Matter, Refugee Week as well as announcing the winners of their Bilingual Poetry Competition.
The National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination is a successful training programme designed to support the professional development of special educational needs coordinators (SENCOs) working in a range of educational settings.
The Governance Team would like to thank all governors, trustees, clerks and associate members for the commitment and support they have demonstrated, particularly during the challenges boards and settings have faced through COVID-19. We appreciate that governance has been tricky this term negotiating the technical challenges of online and virtual meetings, adapting to new ways of working and supporting our headteachers and staff as they, in turn, provide for our pupils. We know that many of you are holding additional meetings (although hopefully both shorter and more strategic!) and may also be considering meeting during the summer holiday period as government plans for September re-opening become clearer.
Thank you for everything you are doing to ensure that our children and young people can continue to thrive as we move into the new academic year. Please rest assured we are here to support you as we face the next chapter together.
From your Governance Consultancy Team.
From a delegate who attended our recent Secondary English Subject Leader Meeting (Virtual Meeting)
Thank you so much for today's informative and engaging meeting. There is so much I want to discuss with the Team at my Academy. It is so beneficial to come away from any training or meeting with activities which you want to try in the classroom straightaway and . this is exactly how I felt after this morning's meeting. (Deputy English Team Leader, Secondary School, Devon)
T.R.E.E.S is all about teaching reforestation, environmental engagement, and sustainability. The T.R.E.E.S. School Programme brings environmental education to primary schools across Devon offering a Tree Planting Day with lessons plans, activities and resources.