Pastoral Support Training
Support staff working in pastoral areas including Learning Mentors and Behaviour Mentors.
Intended Outcomes for Participants
This is a course delivered over five non-consecutive days which gives participants a range of theoretical and practical information to support them in their work as pastoral practitioners and the contents are linked to the relevant National Occupational
Standards for Learning Development and Support staff.
The areas covered include:
- an outline of the basic theories which underpin child development
- the issues behind poor behaviour that lead to many pupils being unable to access learning
- specific stressors which can impact on a child’s education including additional needs and environmental factors
- the impact of transfer and transition
- the use of Pupil Premium funding to accelerate the progress of vulnerable pupils
The course also aims to give practitioners practical resources and knowledge to help them to work effectively to improve outcomes for children. So, while the core information remains the same, parts of the course are designed flexibly to meet the
needs of the range of pastoral staff attending.
Efective monitoring, evaluation and assessment methods are vital and those included in the course will allow effective measurement of the impact of interventions so that they can be more focused and enable practitioners to more effectively tailor
their approaches to the students involved and to make the most efficient use of resources. These methods will also support the identification and reporting of programmes using Pupil Premium funding.
The course is delivered by experienced, qualified trainers who have first hand experience of working as pastoral staff in both primary and secondary settings.
Autumn Term Course:-
Five day course delivered on 7 and 17 October, 4, 11 and 24 November 2016 from 9.30am - 4pm
Venue: Margaret McMillan Tower, Prince’s Way, Bradford BD1 1NN
Course Cost: £300 – lunch and refreshments provided
Book via School Governance and Workforce Development Team 01274 439400
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