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Empowering Early Years CPD Workshop : Breaking down the barriers to learning for vulnerable young children: Part 1 - PSED Skills

Empowering Early Years

Thursday, 22 February 2018 from 09:30 to 12:30 (GMT)

Empowering Early Years CPD Workshop : Breaking down...

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Single event delegate ticket PSED only   more info 18 Feb 2018 £60.00 £5.27
Double Event discounted delegate ticket (PSED& GM Skills) with discount
This ticket price relates to those who are purchasing BOTH part 1 (PSED) and Part 2 (GM Skills)at a discounted rate - but relates to a delegate place for Part 1 only (Separate registration must be completed for part 2)
18 Feb 2018 £50.00 £4.49

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Empowering Early Years CPD Workshop:

'Breaking down the barriers to learning for vulnerable young children:' PART 1 - PSED skills.

Self regulation and Emotional Intelligence development and their link to positive learning behaviours

Led by experienced Early Years Teacher Hannah O’Donnell, this new 3 hour professional workshop (part 1) for SENCOS, Early Years practitioners, Early Years and Reception teachers and those with a SENCO responsibility within Nurseries, Preschools and schools tackles understanding the basis of positive learning behaviours such as self-regulation, emotional intelligence and attention and their link to effective cognitive development for each unique child, alongside supporting and enabling these skills in practice.

The course primarily looks at:

*Identifying the precursors and links to effective behavioural development and
positive learning behaviours for young children upwards, through enabling and
developing physical skills alongside psychological and social skills..

* How cognitive executive functioning skills develop, such as self regulation,
attention, resilience, memory and emotional intelligence. How these affect
vulnerable young children who risk not achieving their learning potential
without effective and strategic intervention plans.

* How these essential PSED skills are a vital predictor of successful
achievement in key learning areas and positive outcomes and are developed
through supporting a child’s physical development as part of a graduated
response to identified needs.

*Understanding how enabling PSED skill development can support children in
their learning, such as those who have been diagnosed with mild autistic
spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficits (ADD), Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and those
struggling with  attachments,behavioural or socio-emotional issues.

* Implementing cheap, easy and effective in-classroom interventions which break
down the barriers to learning and narrow the gap.

Course Synopsis: What will SENCOs and Early Years professionals get out of this course?

  • šGreater understanding of child development in terms of socio-emotional skill development, linked to cognition and physical skill development and how this forms the basis for all positive learning behaviours and pro-social choices, ultimately enabling all children to achieve their full ptonetial.
  • šAn opportunity to reflect upon & apply information and ideas into strategic intervention and classroom-based planning as part of a graduated response to identified vulnerable children’s needs. The opportunity to meet with other local SENCOs within the geogrpahic learning community.
  • šIdeas which provide cheap and effective interventions for young children within the setting or classroom, based on recent research which can break down the barriers to learning and enhance reading and writing skills potential and communication, alongside enabling the pro-social and positive learning behaviours of each unique child .
  • šAlthough the focus will be on the development of skills for young children (2 upwards), many of the interventions and skills/ information discussed will form a basis for a whole setting/ school approach and enable skills gaps to be supported in older children or principles to be easily adapted- narrowing the gap for all children to achieve their potential as independent learners.

Recent Feedback from attendees (Teachers, TA's and SENDCo staff) on this course (Dec 2017)

  • This course was... 'very useful' and helped with ' understanding brain development and where to go back to when children present with difficulties'.
  • 'The course was very useful - linking brain development theory with everyday practice and children's development.'
  • 'Very interesting. Lots of ideas, includng assessment scales and knowledge to share with colleagues.'
  • ...'The ideas to take back into school are so valuable.'
  • 'Got through alot in a short time - well done!'
  • 'Better understanding of the fundamentals of how children learn.'
  • 'It was good to have part 2 of the course to bring it all together.'
  • The course 'was useful, as it gave a way of understanding those children that aren't 'getting it'.'
  • 'The course was very useful as it's helped me understand how core strength has alot to do with learning diffuclties.'
  • 'I encountered alot of new knowledge -eg attachment theory, vesitublar system and proprioception, which I need to investigate further.'


How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

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Tickets are available for the single workshop events at £60 per delegate plus online booking fee, however, if booking for both parts of the workshop - a discounted rate is applied at £100 per delegate for both plus online booking fee. Please ensure you tick the correct ticket type when booking and also please note that you need to book for both parts on the relevant event pages, in order to ensure attendance at both. Payment for the event MUST be received prior to the event date start. Payment options are online and BACS/ Cheque and online card payment are all accepted - please contact us via the email address for an invoice if ticking 'pay by cheque', which also includes BACS payments. thank you.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Limited parking is available for visitors on the school site (entrance through school drive off Gables Road), however there are a number of spaces and there is also  parking available in the village hall car park adjacent to the school. Please access the school site via the main Reception entrance.

What's the refund policy?

Should the event cease to go ahead due to unforseen circumstances - all attendees will be contacted on telephone numbers given and tickets will be refunded to the purchaser or an alterantive workshop date offered.

Should you be unable to attend - please notify the organiser, but all tickets are non-refundable.

A replacement attendee is welcome to attend in your place - please notify the organiser of their name prior to the event start.

 For any further queries, please don't hesitate to contact us further.



Do you have questions about Empowering Early Years CPD Workshop : Breaking down the barriers to learning for vulnerable young children: Part 1 - PSED Skills? Contact Empowering Early Years

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Willand Primary School
Gables Road
Ex152QL Cullompton
United Kingdom

Thursday, 22 February 2018 from 09:30 to 12:30 (GMT)

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Empowering Early Years

What is Empowering Early Years?

EEY aims to provide relevant, practical, cost-effective high-quality CPD training in key areas of child development, play based learning and Early Years Education, through in-setting professional training and follow up mentoring/ planning support, as well as workshops for parents and practitioners.

Previous successful workshops which have provided training for over 100 delegates since March 2017 include: Physical development - Gross Motor skills and PSED and pedagogy, as well as SENDCo training and in setting bespoke training.

This course will incorporate recent psychological and scientific, as well as educational research and translate it into easy-to-understand concepts and application into enhanced excellent practice opportunities – positively improving outcomes for all children.

It is run by Early Years Teacher Hannah O’Donnell (EYT, PG Dip – Early Years (Dist), BA (Hons) – Psych), who has worked in a variety of Early Years settings and with practitioners, SENCOs, Teachers and Managers delivering training. Hannah is utterly passionate about play, child development and people, & EEY aims to provide the very best CPD opportunities for those working with young children.

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