Educational Psychology led Courses 2020 - 21

Educational Psychology led Courses 2020 - 21

Bradford Educational Psychology Team provides a range of high quality training and support in relation to vulnerable children and children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). In addition we offer support to settings to improve learning for all children through the application of psychology and evidence based pedagogy.

Our Quality First courses offer effective and relevant professional development for staff and also provide the opportunity for colleagues to meet and share good practice to improve outcomes in their establishments.

Courses will take place on the specified day in either live (online) or live (physical) format. In addition, all courses will also be offered in virtual (recorded) format on that date.. Please log onto Skills4Bradford / Educational Psychology / Training to book.

Courses can also be commissioned to be delivered in your own setting or to groups of schools.  

Please log onto Skills4Bradford / Educational Psychology / Training to book.

Summary of Courses:

Please see Skills4Bradford for the most up to date version of our courses portfolio.

Course Title



Live online  / real date

Senco Network

Round up and update of SEND issues locally and nationally including guest speakers, networking opportunities and practice guidance.

Fully subsidised

23/09/20, 20/01/21, 19/05/21

Understanding and Implementing the SEND Code of Practice 1: The Graduated Approach

This course examines the expectations laid down in the Code Of Practice and how these can be implemented in different settings

Fully subsidised

13/10/20, 10/11/20, 9/12/20

Back to school? Supporting Children and staff with transition back to school  post lockdown

Schools is England are due to return to normal function from September.  This course will help you to identify any specific needs children with SEND may have and signpost you to helpful resources to manage this.


29/09/20, 03/11/20

All Aboard – Covid Recovery in the Early  Years - 4 part course

All Aboard is an ideal programme to support children in the early years who have been disadvantaged by Covid-19. It is a four part course that specifically targets under-achieving children in the early years, aiming to improve outcomes.  It provides a model of enhanced early years provision which supports identified children’s learning, emotional and social needs. Intended outcomes for participants: By the end of the course you will have: Explored the nature of under-achievement in the Early Years; Used the All Aboard structure to plan a tailor made intervention programme; Delivered All Aboard in your setting; Evaluated the impact of All Aboard.


2 x cohorts  AA1: 05/10/20, 19/10/20, 30/11/20, 25/01/21 and      AA2: 06/01/21, 19/01/21, 16/03/21, 04/05/21

Understanding and Implementing the SEND Code of Practice 2: Education Health and Care Plans

This course examines the expectations laid down in the Code Of Practice in relation to Education Health and Care Plans including making a request, consent and evidence required.


07/10/20, 02/02/21

Understanding and Implementing the SEND Code of Practice 3: Annual Reviews

This course examines the expectations laid down in the Code Of Practice in relation to Annual Reviews, including who to invite, timeframes and LA involvement.


21/10/20, 18/11/20

My Support Plan Training

In this session you will be introduced to the key elements of MSP which will enable you to enhance your school based provision for children with SEND.


02/12/20, 02/03/21

Using the SEND Review Process to improve your School Provision for children with SEND

The SEND Review enables schools to scrutinise, celebrate and enhance their school based offer for children with SEND.


14/12/20, 25/05/21

SEND Funding and Finance for Business Managers

This course will support business managers and school leaders to understand the legal requirements and expectations relating SEND funding and how best to manage these.


24/11/20, 09/03/21

Managing Trauma and Berevement in Schools - Wise Before the Event

Covid-19 has brought to the fore the impact traumatic events and bereavement can have on all members of a school community.  This course helps school staff to prepare for this and other such events, with research based evidence about appropriate and effective practical steps to respond to the needs of pupils, parents and staff. Intended outcomes for participants:
Staff will be confident in responding to the needs of learners and staff following a critical incident or bereavement.
Staff will be able to implement a robust school policy.  



Managing Transitions for children with SEND

This course is designed to offer a flexible resource to support teachers in enabling children to cope effectively with transition to secondary school.



Best use of Teaching Assistants

This course will explore the latest research examining the use of TAs in the classroom and will facilitate attendees in re-framing and rethinking the role of TAs.


09/02/21, 09/06/21

KS1 Vocabulary Interventions based on shared Storybook Reading

Oral competencies promote reading proficiency. This  intervention is aimed at developing young children’s vocabulary through shared storybook reading


11/11/20, 24/02/21

Selective Mutism - Introduction and Intervention

This course will help you to explore the psychological basis of selective mutism, and develop a range of responses to help these children move on.



Recognising and Managing Dyscalculia and Difficulties in Maths

This course will help you to explore why some children fail to grasp basic mathematical concepts and struggle to make progress.  You will learn about how you can support children to develop specific skills in this area.



Precision Teaching

This course will introduce you to the techniques of precision teaching which in turn allow you to measure small steps of progress and accelerate a child's learning.


12/01/21, 12/02/21

Using a Circle of Friends approach in school

This session will provide participants with an understanding of the Circle of Friends approach and why it is effective as well as a step by step guide to setting up and running Circle of Friends groups in schools.



Exam Anxiety -Developing Academic Resilience

This training will focus on cognitive, affective and behavioural approaches that will support and enable pupils to manage the exam season and develop their academic resilience.


04/03/2021, 14/04/21

Adverse Childhood Experiences and their Impact on Children's Development

This course explores factors that contribute to childhood adversity. Using a trauma informed approach it provides an opportunity to refocus on and rethink the development of children and young people within the context of early caregiving experiences as well as on-going relationships, targeted support and school policy. 


30/09/20, 03/12/20

Managing Self Harm - Risk and Resilience in Schools

This course aims to highlight what professionals can do to reduce and prevent occurrences of self-harm in children and young people in schools.



An Introduction to Emotion Coaching

Emotion Coaching is a universal, whole-school technique and approach that uses moments of heightened emotion and resulting behaviour to guide and teach children about the different emotions they experience, why they occur and how to handle them


27/01/21, 16/06/21

Anxiety based non attendance

Anxiety is a major risk factor for problematic school absenteeism. However, most anxious students attend school. What differentiates anxious attenders from non-attenders? And how can you support students to stay on roll?



Developing a Relational Based Approach for children with Attachment difficulties

The relational approach is a unique way to look at behaviour and understand what promotes satisfying and sustainable relationships even under adverse conditions. Whilst behaviour management seeks to change the behaviour of another, the relational approach seeks to enable others to change their own behaviour.



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