Training opportunities for designated teachers and school staff supporting children in care and previously looked after children


Training for New Designated Teacher for Children Looked After and Previously Looked After

Tuesday 23rd May 2023 - 9.30am until 12.30pm

Venue : Braine Conference Room, Margaret McMillan Towers, Bradford.


Please find details below of training aimed at new Designated Teacher’s for Children Looked After. If you know this role has recently been taken over by another member of staff or in the near future this role will be led by a different member of staff please will you pass this email on to them or to the Head Teacher of your school.

This training is for colleagues who are new to the role of being Designated Teacher for Children Looked After. If you are unable to attend the above date, the same training will be repeated on the following dates as well: Wednesday 5th July. Further details regarding these dates will be sent closer to the time.


The training will cover:

Roles and responsibilities of the Lead Designated Teacher for CLA

The Virtual School for Children Looked After and how we work and support schools

Personal Education Plans

Pupil Premium Plus Funding

Annual Report to Governors


Please contact Yvett Green to book a place:


Emotion Coaching for Children and Young People with Social,

Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties

Please find details below of training funded by Bradford Virtual School for Children Looked After and Previously Looked After. We are offering this training each term on the following dates and times:



10th January 2023

1st March 2023

24th May 2023

Time: 9.30 am until 12.30 pm

Venue: TBC


Emotion Coaching is based on the principle that nurturing and emotionally supportive relationships provide optimal contexts for the promotion of children’s outcomes and resilience.

Emotion Coaching uses moments of heightened emotion and resulting behaviour to guide and teach children and young people about more effective responses.


The aims of this training are to:

•       Raise awareness of the physiological basis of EC

•       Raise awareness of the theoretical basis for EC

•       Develop understanding of different emotional styles relevant to EC

•       Understand and have experience of the techniques involved in EC

•       Reflect on own practice with respect to EC


Within the 3 hour training session we aim to explore the principles of Emotion Coaching; develop practical skills and knowledge; and consider how this can be applied in relation to supporting the social /emotional learning needs of vulnerable children and young people.


The training is being presented by Dr Elisabeth Sheppard

Educational Psychologist


If you would like to book a place on this course please contact Yvett Green and specify which date you would like to attend:

Places are limited on a first come first serve basis.





Introduction to the BUSS Model.  

Live Webinar with Bradford Virtual School

23rd June 2023.  9.30am to 2.50pm (via Zoom)

We’re really excited to be working with Bradford Virtual School to grow your understanding of BUSS. Sarah Lloyd will lead the day and you’ll meet some of the BUSS team on this webinar. We’re a combination of BUSS practitioners and parent mentors who are experts in BUSS through their experience of using BUSS with their children and supporting other parents and carers in BUSS. Please see attached flyer for more details.


Sarah Lloyd is a Specialist Occupational Therapist and Author of the BUSS Model. Sarah has published 2 books: Improving Sensory Processing in Traumatised Children (2016) and Building Sensorimotor Systems in Children with Developmental Trauma (2020).

For more information and to book a place, please email


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