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The Importance of Children's Mental Health
22 Feb
Children’s Mental Health Week recently ended. This year the emphasis was on celebrating the uniqueness of individuals and about being ourselves. The following quote, “It’s easier to build strong children than repair broken adults” (Douglas, 1818 – 1895), reiterates the vital role we have as practitioners. Amongst statistics like: 1 in 10 children aged 5 – 16 have mental health problems. (Place2Be) Rates of depression and anxiety in teenagers have increased by 70% in the last 25 years (Place2Be) The importance of early identification of children who are experiencing difficulties, getting the appropriate support and also building up the self-esteem and wellbeing of young children cannot be stressed enough. Mental Health Awareness Week in May looks at taking this one step further. It emphasises the importance of good mental health not just the absence of a mental health problem. The Entrust EY SENIS Team have put together two events to support practitioners in this vital role. EY Study Day: Supporting Children with Emotional Difficulties (20.04.2018 - £99 SENIS-0418-T007 at Entrust Riverway Centre) This whole day event includes sessions on selective mutism and reluctant speakers, Pathological Demand Avoidance, Attachment issues and the effects of prematurity. It will also include a wellbeing session for staff: An Introduction to Infant and Child Mental Health (24.05.2018 - £59 SENIS-0518-T004 at Entrust Riverway Centre) This half day gives an overview of this area. It looks at strategies and where to go for help and also resources to support young children. To find out more information or to book a place on a course, contact 0333 300 1900.
Weekly DfE Publication
19 Feb
To help you keep updated with the latest publications from the DfE - please find a summary attached for week commencing 12/02/2018
News Focus
14 Feb
To help keep you updated with the latest news, please find a round-up attached.
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24 Feb
British Cycling Level 2 Mountain Bike Leadership Assessment Day
The course assesses the candidate to fulfil the assessment criteria set out by the British Cycling Mountain Bike Leader Award. The Assessment criteria includes, but is not limited to: promoting a positive leadership image, trailside repairs and problem solving, equipment selection, personal riding skills, benefit / risk management, route planning, navigation, group control and emergency situation management. For detailed information see the British Cycling website www.britishcycling.org.uk/mtbleadership
26 Feb
The National Award for Special Educational Needs (SEN) Coordination (Postgraduate Certificate) Cohort 9
Our programme - Builds upon your existing skills, experience and/or qualifications - Enables you to develop skills, knowledge and understanding which are practical, relevant and applicable to the SENCO role. - Using a face to face delivery you will have the opportunity to network with other SENCOs and receive hands on support. - The course keeps participants up to date with relevant legislative changes, key policy intiaitves, emerging research evidence and the implications of these for practice. The course will ensure that SENCOs working in a range of settings are able to carry out their responsibilities in relation to key taks outlined in the SEN Code of Practice (2014).
26 Feb
Caretakers Health and Safety Training
• Why is health and safety important in our jobs? • Communicating with others about safety • Working safely at height • Water Systems Safety • Asbestos in our buildings • Back care and manual handling • Working with hazardous substances • Fire safety • Developing a personal action plan – things to do after this course